DCCI: A watershed moment for Saudi’s Datacentre & cloud industry

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DCCI: A watershed moment for Saudi’s Datacentre & cloud industry
DCCI: A watershed moment for Saudi’s Datacentre & cloud industry

What kept the crowd on their toes was the sheer display of cutting-edge datacenter and cloud solutions from organizations like EDGNEX, Arabian Development and Marketing Co., Ltd. (ADMC), Supermicro, Panduit, Huawei, and many others who put their best show at the exhibition arena.

Riyadh, December 11, 2023: Going beyond expectations, the debut edition of the Datacentre and Cloud Infrastructure Summit (DCCI) on November 29–30 in the Kingdom sparked numerous vital conversations amongst industry leaders.

While setting the right tone for global collaborations, His Excellency Dr. Suhel Ajaz Khan, Ambassador of India to The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, inaugurated the event while giving an inspirational speech. His message was well received and got a huge round of applause from the hundreds of attendees on the platform.

For a massive congregation, including but not limited to the VPs, GMs, and Heads of IT, Infrastructure, Datacentre, Cloud, and Security, the venue, the JW Marriott Hotel, considered to be Riyadh’s most opulent, rightly befitted the occasion.

In an exclusive interview, the founder and chairman of the board at the Saudi Cloud Computing Association (SCCA), Fahad Alhamed, commented on his experience with the exhibitors and the event in general: “I went through the amazing exhibitors and had discussions with them. It was very interesting.

Thank you again for inviting me to the event. It was interesting to be at the event, as it was really informative. Also, it was an honor meeting His Excellency, Ambassador of India. We had a discussion on the possible collaboration between SCCA and the Embassy.”

Numerous renowned organizations contributed to the platform’s program development and got the best participation for the same. DCCI had massive support from Uptime Institute, ISACA Riyadh Chapter, MENA Cloud Alliance, EiTESAL, and Bahrain Technology Companies Society.

What kept the crowd on their toes was the sheer display of cutting-edge datacenter and cloud solutions from organizations like EDGNEX, Arabian Development and Marketing Co., Ltd. (ADMC), Supermicro, Panduit, Huawei, and many others who put their best show at the exhibition arena.

Regarding the context of networking on the platform, Stuart Manby, Vice President, Sales, Marketing, and Customer Success Data Centers at Edgnex, expressed, “It’s been a very good experience at DCCI! We’ve met with new prospects looking to take datacenter space in Saudi Arabia and with customers that are coming to our datacenters this year and next.”

While participation was quite diverse and attendees came from numerous sectors, DCCI was also successful in grabbing the attention of multiple ministries and the Kingdom’s leading organizations. The top officials from the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Oil and Environment Bahrain, the Saudi Cloud Computing Association, the Saudi National Bank, the Saudi Pro League, the Public Investment Funds (PIF) Projects, and many others were the key speakers at the conference hall who imparted the latest intel from the industry.

DCCI facilitated unparalleled networking opportunities for organizations to discuss partnerships and potential collaboration opportunities.

The Head of Data Center International Sales and Business Development at Sterling & Wilson, Ranjit Gajare, who was also one of the key speakers at the event, expressed his views on the platform: “DCCI is the first of its kind event in Saudi Arabia and a great start in the market. We could interact with key stakeholders, including colocation providers, product suppliers, solution providers, cloud providers, and government authorities. Even the Indian Ambassador came here and opened the session. So, it was a very nice mix.”

For more information about the event, log on to:
https://saudi.dccisummit.com/

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