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Cisco Expo Kuwait begins today

Cisco Expo, which opened in Kuwait today, will provide a full day forum of information, case studies and the latest technology solutions to e-entrepreneurs and executives from organisations that want to capitalise on the digital revolution.<br><br>

Cisco Expo, the only Networking and Internet Technology show in the Middle East, opened in Kuwait City today. The show is designed to update Kuwaiti businesses and the government on the technical and commercial issues that need to be understood in order to ensure that Kuwait is competitive in the global market. NCR, the only Cisco Gold certified partner in the Middle East, and Universe Computers, a leading Kuwaiti provider of advanced technology systems, shared their solutions and views with customers on issues related to technology and e-business development in Kuwait.

"NCR has been actively engaged with large organisations in Kuwait, helping them develop the technology systems they need in today’s highly competitive markets. We have been particularly successful working with customers in major Kuwaiti financial services institutions, building information systems that will ensure this country’s pre-eminence in this sector. NCR has also been working closely with a number of government ministries in developing e-government infrastructure,” said Nidal Abou Latif, director of NCR IT Infrastructure Services for the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa (MEEEA). NCR has had a presence in Kuwait for over 30 years.

Mr. Richard Jones, US Ambassador to Kuwait, said in a keynote address on how the US Government is encouraging companies such as Cisco to drive the introduction of new technology to support the development of Kuwait’s economy. Mr. Fahad Jafer, Director General of the Kuwait Ministry of the Interior outlined Kuwait’s projects to e-enable its government. Other speakers included Dr. Anwar Yatama from Kuwait University, along with business consulting and technical experts from Cisco Systems.

“The Cisco Expo is a unique forum for discussion and debate on the technology and business issues of the networking systems required to create a digital economy in the region,” said Craig Taylor, Gulf regional manager of Cisco Systems Middle East. “Cisco Expo Kuwait will cover topics such as education and e-government, wireless solutions, security and Virtual Private Networks, Cisco AVVID (the Architecture for Voice, Video and Integrated Data) and content delivery networks.”

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