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Ingram Micro launches IoT business unit

VAD seeks to lead in high growth segments, supporting channel in the region

Tamer AbdelFattah will lead the IoT business unit.
Tamer AbdelFattah will lead the IoT business unit.

Regional VAD Ingram Micro, has unveiled the newly formed Internet of Things (IoT) business unit in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META).

The move to launch the IoT business unit follows Ingram Micro's several solution-based business units including Cloud Technology, Cyber Security and Physical Security.

According to the VAD these "centres of excellence" have positioned the company to lead in these high growth segments, supporting the channel in the region and beyond.

"Today, we are launching our IoT business unit which will be a centre of excellence, a solutions provider and a point of expertise for our partners. We welcome Tamer AbdelFattah, who will lead the IoT business unit in the META region, and look forward to the contributions he and his team will make to our business," said Ali Baghdadi, senior vice president and chief executive, Ingram Micro META.

AbdelFattah added that: "I am very proud to lead our IoT efforts to create value for all our vendors and partners. Ingram Micro is making a big investment in IoT on a global level, including the META region. We are putting this investment in the centre of excellence with a highly experienced team."

He said IoT showcase platforms will be available to vendors, channel partners, end-user customers and even innovators. "We will deliver value-added services and become even more relevant to our vendors and market in this technology segment domain."

AbdelFattah has experience in IT and telecommunications industry, having developed business around the region, with a track record of high growth achievements. He comes from a vendor background with 13 years at HPE and five years with Vodafone.