Etisalat hosted “Together we Energise the world “- an ICT forum for energy and utility professionals
In presence of HE Dr Matar Hamed Al Neyadi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy of the UAE, Etisalat hosted a one-of-its-kind industry event to shed light on ICT solutions for the country’s modernized energy sector.
Led by Etisalat’s senior officials, the collaborative workshop focused on the role of technology in fuelling business transformation for energy and utility companies, enabling higher efficiencies. More than 85 top industry professionals gathered to discuss industry challenges and respective ICT solutions such as mobility, managed services, M2M communications, Cloud and security.
The energy and utilities industry is complex and growing, but also needs to be modern and efficient. From analytics to networking to mobility, the ICT opportunities are abound for this sector to survive the upheavals in market and collapsing business cycles. Though this dynamic industry can be fraught with uncertainty, specialized ICT solutions from an experienced service provider can do a great deal to protect businesses in unforeseen times of market crisis.
ICT plays a crucial role in almost every aspect of its growth and change – from developing roadmaps for plant operations to infrastructure assets tracking; from maintaining internal networks to building wireless mesh networks spanning the breadth and depth of a field.
“Network connectivity is certainly the life line of today’s businesses, and no industry can relate to this fact better than the energy and utilities organizations. By serving their critical IT needs, anytime, anywhere, Etisalat has fortified its position as a preferred ICT partner for Energy and Utilities sector in the Middle East and Africa,” said Salvador Anglada, CBO .
Etisalat boasts a solid connectivity infrastructure and second-to-none geographic coverage. The UAE’s leading telco has operations in 19 countries in the Middle East and Africa region, 21 MPLS nodes across the world, 1000+ global links and multiple PoP sites. Its unique global services portfolio has the required capabilities to offer cost-effective services with high availability, thereby addressing priorities of CIOs.