Tareq Hijazi, Regional Country Manager, Microsoft Oman & Bahrain
Microsoft is set to have a major presence at Bahrain International eGovernment Forum 2011 as a Diamond sponsor, with the brand showcasing enterprise solutions that are tailored to meet the specific needs of public sector organizations in the region. In its third year, the eGovernment Forum and IT Expo has become an educative and informative meeting ground for local, regional and international experts in the eGovernment sphere. The event is a key platform for Microsoft to demonstrate many of its solutions based on the cloud, as well as non-cloud based innovations.
“We are delighted to be at Bahrain International eGovernment Forum this year to showcase a wide variety of innovative and transformative Microsoft solutions specifically tailored to meet the needs of Public Sector organization” said Tareq Hijazi, Regional Country Manager, Microsoft Oman & Bahrain. “Governments today can harness technology to provide myriad benefits to citizens and their communities. The internet and cloud technologies make sharing information effortless, and more and more citizens are getting connected in order to take advantage of these resources. This is where Microsoft has built up a great deal of expertise to help governments apply technology in a way that creates scalable, sustainable impact. We look forward to sharing our expertise in terms of architecture, tools, and best practices leveraged from numerous deployments around the world during the Forum.”
“In the current economic environment, technology can be a powerful tool to help governments find new efficiencies and take faster, more-informed decision-making to tackle the tough challenges ahead,’ said Mr. Abdel Majeed Al-Gassab
Chairman, Bahrain International eGovernment forum 2011. We welcome Microsoft’s participation and support at this year’s event to give us an insight into the latest technology and their view of how government institutions in Bahrain can accelerate the pace of innovation and more effectively connect with the public to drive economic growth and create a more competitive knowledge based economy.”
The forum agenda will feature Microsoft Managing Director, e-Government Worldwide Public Sector, Mr. Rodrigo Becerra Mizuno as a guest speaker who will address the audience on key Technology Challenges and their impact on Performance Governance for public sector organizations.
Visitors to the Microsoft stand will have the opportunity to see and experience the latest enterprise offerings including the next generation of unified communications software (Microsoft Lync); optimized desktop; business productivity and optimized datacenter;. Microsoft will also have demonstrations on public and private cloud, in addition to engaging directly with Microsoft partners and experts available on the booth to respond to specific inquiries.