Orange offers support to Saudi-French business forum

Orange Business Services to discuss digital transformation and smart cities at 2nd edition of meet

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Orange offers support to Saudi-French business forum Koebel says the Orange Group is working to help support the digital transformation of the country’s economy.
By  David Ndichu Published  October 6, 2015

Orange Business Services, a global telecom operator and IT solutions integrator, and part of the Orange Group, is supporting the Saudi-French Business Opportunities Forum in Riyadh as a Silver Sponsor.

Orange has been operating in Saudi Arabia for many years and will share its plans to support the digital transformation of the Saudi economy. The company aims to help contribute to the country’s economic vision and the creation of a diversified knowledge economy.

During the forum, Orange Business Services will participate in a roundtable discussion on ‘ICT as an Enabler for a Knowledge-Based Society’. Philippe Koebel, senior vice president Emerging Markets and Indirect Channels, Orange Business Services, a panel speaker, commented: “Our aim is to support Saudi Arabia’s achievement of its vision and economic goals, and to be the digital partner of choice to the government, major infrastructure projects and the enterprise sector. Orange Business Services is bringing all of the global capabilities and experience of the Orange Group to the Kingdom, to help support the digital transformation of the country’s economy.” Koebel will also deliver a keynote presentation on the Internet of Things.

Orange Business Services is already working on some of the largest and most prestigious smart cities projects in the Kingdom. “Smart city projects in the Middle East are on a larger scale and more comprehensive than anywhere else in the world,” added Koebel. “The economic cities of Saudi Arabia are breath-taking in scope and vision; greenfield developments such as King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia provide the opportunity to design and interconnect the different smart services from the outset, for the benefit of citizens and business.”

Orange Business Services established a local company - Orange Business Arabia - in 2012, to support customers in the Kingdom more directly. In Saudi Arabia, the company has built a strong business and a set of partnerships with the local telcom companies that have allowed it to develop strong customer relationships across the Kingdom in a range of key industries, such as oil & gas, healthcare, banking and more recently, smart cities. In addition, Orange supports government bodies and other growing Saudi companies as they expand beyond the Kingdom, as well as multinational companies which operate within Saudi Arabia.

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