KEC chief wins ACN’s IT honours
Dubai, January 26, 2008
Arabian Computer News (ACN) has named Knowledge Economic City’s (KEC) chief technology officer Mohammed Shah as one of ACN’s annual IT Managers of the Year.
Every year ACN identifies 10 Middle East’s very best CIOs, IT directors and IT managers to join the exclusive ranks of previous IT professionals as IT Managers of the Year.
“To cope with explosive growth, dramatic new directions, and challenging economic, political and physical environments, takes a special calibre of professionals - and it is these people, working in the IT sector, that ACN aims to identify with this annual exercise,” said an official spokesman for ACN.
“Shah is currently making decisions that will shape the project for decades to come, and has to anticipate factors ranging from the demographic makeup of the Economic City, to future-proofing the fundamental infrastructure to allow for as-yet-unknown technological developments,” the spokesman added.
Shah, who has been with KEC since its early stages, says that he’s grateful for the appreciation from his peers in the IT industry.
ACN described Shah’s job as a mixture of “hard choices, a mammoth plan, and the need to predict technology trends 20 years or more into the future”.
The 10 executives were chosen by the ACN editorial team, based on criteria including overall career experience, industry knowledge, and an ability to tie IT development to business needs.
This is the second time Shah has been named an IT manager of the Year. – TradeArabia News Service