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Silicon Oasis TechForum to focus on SMBs

Seventh edition of tech networking event scheduled for 12 February

Silicon Oasis TechForum to focus on SMBs
Ghanim Al Falasi, left, senior vice president, Corporate Services at DSOA along with Meera Kaul, managing director, Optimus Technology and Telecoms.

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), in collaboration with Optimus Technology and Telecommunications, today announced that the seventh edition of the Silicon Oasis TechForum networking event will aim to promote small and medium businesses (SMBs) and entrepreneurship through the demonstration of a series of case studies.

The event is scheduled to be held on 12 February at the DSO-based Rochester Institute of Technology in Dubai.

Zaina Kanaan, co-founder and marketing manager of ananasa.com, will highlight her experience of starting out as an employee and growing into an entrepreneur. Additionally, Jebin George, IDC's senior research analyst, Verticals, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, will provide insight on IT spending trends among SMBs in the MEA region.

Ghanim Al Falasi, senior vice president, Corporate Services at DSOA, said: "We are pleased to announce the seventh Silicon Oasis TechForum Networking evening. In the previous editions, we covered a wide range of topics from IT security to mobility and cloud to social engineering. At this event, we will focus on entrepreneurship and IT spending trends of SMB's. Towards our objective to promote entrepreneurship, innovation and technological development, the event will provide participants with a platform to share ideas and form a support network."

Meera Kaul, managing director, Optimus Technology and Telecoms, said: "Silicon Oasis TechForum is a platform for innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. We are committed to supporting the process of capacity building and sustaining entrepreneurial ventures. Using our vast resources along with DSOA's support, we will bring industry-best speakers to share knowledge, experiences and global practices with local professionals and students."

Silicon Oasis TechForum networking events aim to offer professionals, experts, academics and students a platform to interact for business and innovation. Featuring monthly community gatherings, the Forum hosts industry specialists who offer presentations on topical industry issues to educate and stimulate discussion. The forum also works closely with tech leaders and academia as well as technology and business communities such as incubators to host joint activities.

The seventh Silicon Oasis TechForum networking event will begin at 7:00pm on February 12, 2013. Those interested in attending the event are invited to call on +971 55 559 6981 and +971 55 228 1560 or email on rsvp@techforum.ae.

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