Five minutes with: Amanullah Khan

Amanullah Khan, Director – Middle East and Africa, Belkin International

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Five minutes with: Amanullah Khan Khan: The Internet of Things will revolutionise the way we live
By  David Ndichu Published  August 24, 2015

What is your current role in the ICT industry in the Middle East and what are your responsibilities?

As regional director of Belkin & Linksys, my over 20 years of IT industry of experience comes into play as building and growing a sustainable business model for the brand. My responsibility entails driving the company’s corporate vision and strategy across the Middle East and Africa region. Maintaining the leadership position and overall development of the business in the region is an essential element of my role within the company and ICT industry in the region.

What is the best thing about your job?

Nurturing talent and helping team to reach their full potential is one aspect of the job I undoubtedly love. To be able to coach, mentor and lead by example is important to me.Also what really excites me is the way the brand linksys drives the entire category by leading and staying ahead on technology innovations.

How innovative do you think the network industry in the Middle East is and how can it improve?

The network industry in the Middle East continues to evolve and grow. With E-Government, Smart Cities, IOT, Cloud becoming a reality Network becomes the backbone of development. Governments, enterprises, consumers are all investing to optimize resources, improve efficiencies and create great consumer experiences. All these developments will fuel growth and innovation in the ICT space.

What are the upcoming trends or products in your sector?

The most innovations that we will see in the coming years will be the Internet of Things, connected homes and home automation segment.  Internet of Things will revolutionize the way we live and do business and even the way we think.

Does your company utilise virtualisation or cloud computing and if so what products/ implementations do you have?

Being in the forefront of the technology innovation, we continue to invest in virtualisation of our systems, processes and collaboration tools. The Virtual Office solution is one of the tools offered to our employees.

What are your out-of-office hobbies?

I play Tennis, love music and fishing and enjoy spending time with family.


Favourite film?
Glengarry Glen Ross

iOS, BlackBerry or Android?
iOS is the winner here

Favourite gadget?
Apple iPad

Favourite band/musician?
Kenny Rogers

Favourite book?
Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance by Lou Gerstner

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