MEEZA to remain at the forefront of IT services technology with its new innovation service

Published October 15th, 2009 - 11:57 GMT

MEEZA, the Qatar-based managed IT services and solutions provider today launched its new IT innovation service, MEEZA_labs which will be run by recently-appointed Dr. Jaouad Alkhaliki.

MEEZA_labs is the latest addition to MEEZA’s wide range of IT services and solutions and will help position MEEZA at the forefront of innovative IT service provision across the region.

MEEZA_labs will examine and monitor a diverse range of areas such as state issues and innovation challenges and will carry out in- depth IT research and education. It will also develop close ties with private and public labs to accelerate MEEZA’s innovation process.

Dr. Jaouad Alkhaliki, Director of MEEZA_labs said “ I’m delighted to be joining the dynamic team at MEEZA. As Director of MEEZA_labs I will be tasked with helping MEEZA’s operation team validate technologies and provide them with early access to other technologies. Together our aim is to establish MEEZA as a thought leader in the MENA region, actively contributing to establishing Qatar as a  knowledge-based society. “

Dr. Alkhaliki brings 15 years of experience in a number of industries including IT, petroleum, digital media, automotive, aerospace, bioscience and manufacturing.

Prior to joining MEEZA Dr. Alkhaliki held various senior positions in Renault and IBM where he was responsible for innovation, strategy and technology advisory. He led and delivered cutting edge projects which required a profound understanding of the IT industry specifically in distributed computing, grid technology, simulation, design and engineering solutions.

James Fanella, CEO of MEEZA said of Dr. Alkhaliki’s appointment “I’m delighted to welcome such a talented and knowledgeable individual to our team. Dr. Alkhaliki has extensive experience in the IT services sector and will be invaluable in helping drive forward our new innovation programme at MEEZA.”

MEEZA’s clients in Qatar currently benefiting from its IT services include Vodafone Qatar, DOHALAND, the Ministry of Environment and Masraf Al Rayan.

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