After Hours: Dr Mohammad Alketbi
Dr. Mohammad Alketbi, Managing Director, Forceis Integrated Security Systems
How did you come to be in your current role?
Through education, experience and investment.
What is your management philosophy?
Foresight, strategic planning, quality assurance and team spirit.
What was your first computer, and when did you first use it?
An IBM, during the college days.
What is your greatest achievement?
Getting my PhD.
What was your biggest mistake?
I can’t name any big mistakes that I’ve done yet.
What is your fondest memory of working in the Middle East IT industry?
Achieving business with many renowned clients within a short period of time.
What technology do you think will have the biggest impact on the market in 2016?
The application programme interface (API).
What’s the best way to deal with stress?
Listening to music and spending time with friends.
Number of years in the industry: 12
Favourite food: French
Holiday destination: Italy
Dream car: I don’t bother. Any car is fine for me
Movie/book: The Great Divide by Joseph E. Stiglitz
Piece of advice: No one knows everything, but everyone knows something. You have to find out where and who knows what. It’s a basic of knowledge management.