Samer Abu-Ltaif, Regional General Manager, Microsoft Gulf
Microsoft Gulf today announced that under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the second Tech-Ed Middle East conference will take place from 8-10 March 2011 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Tech-Ed Middle East is Microsoft’s premier technology event which will offer the region’s IT professionals and developers a chance to explore Microsoft’s latest, ground-breaking products and technologies.
Samer Abu-Ltaif, Regional General Manager, Microsoft Gulf said, “It is a great privilege for us to have His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as the patron of Tech-Ed Middle East 2011. With the strong support of the government in making UAE the hub of Middle East IT and innovation, we believe this year’s conference will be an even greater success as developers and IT professionals from around the Middle East converge on Dubai to learn more about how they can solve today's real-world IT challenges and prepare for tomorrow's innovations through Microsoft technologies.”
Etisalat, as strategic ICT partner of Tech-Ed Middle East 2011, will showcase its comprehensive end-to-end ICT and Managed Telecom product portfolio at the event.
Commenting on the importance of participating at Tech-Ed, Mr. Abdulla Hashim, Senior Vice President, Business Solutions at Etisalat said, “As the largest telecom service provider in the region, Etisalat can offer a very strong value proposition to drive productivity and optimize efficiencies across the value chain with our end-to-end Managed telecom and ICT expertise and state of the art infrastructure. Our participation at the Microsoft Tech-Ed for its second year demonstrates our commitment to drive the use of ICT for better business outcomes. This event is also an excellent opportunity for us to connect with and educate technology professionals about our offerings and demonstrate our role in supporting companies by deploying innovative solutions that enhance business performance while reducing capital investment and operational costs.”
“Over the years, Dubai World Trade Centre has played an integral part in forging strong partnerships with the best technology companies from around the globe to promote regional innovation and help shape the IT landscape of the region. Along with Microsoft, we are proud to be hosting the 2011 edition of Tech-Ed Middle East and we look forward to a successful event backed by our world class venue and outstanding service ethos." said Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO, Dubai World Trade Centre.
Tech- Ed Middle East 2011will feature several executives from Microsoft’s global leadership team with S. Somasegar, Senior Vice President, Developer Division who will make the opening keynote address on the first day focusing on several aspects of Microsoft technology ranging from cloud computing, Windows Phone 7, Microsoft Lync among others. Walter Puschner, Vice President, Worldwide of Field IT at Microsoft will also be present and will deliver the closing keynote at the conference.
Tech-Ed Middle East 2011 will offer developers and IT professionals hands-on learning, deep product exploration and opportunities to connect with industry and Microsoft experts one-to-one. This year’s edition will feature a new “Ask The Experts” forum to jumpstart their technical learning. They will also be able to choose from four pre-conference seminars delivered by Microsoft and industry experts to give them an edge on the latest technologies and topics ranging from Windows Azure, SQL Server 2008, SharePoint and Optimising the Data Centre to build a Private Cloud.
At this year’s event, attendees will have access to over 200 technical sessions delivered by Microsoft and industry experts across 19 technology areas in addition to experiencing the latest technology through more than 30 PC-based instructor-led training labs. The Tech-Ed Expo will include a Partner Exhibition which provides attendees with the opportunity to review and evaluate all the products, solutions, and services Microsoft partners have to offer. The Tech-Ed Expo will also host the Technical Learning Centre - the place to see Microsoft product demos, talk with industry experts, learn about Microsoft services, and connect with their peers.
To register or for more information on Tech-Ed Middle East 2011, visit www.teched.ae.