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200 CIOs to attend Riyadh summit

Riyadh, March 9, 2008

More than 200 chief information officers (CIOs) are set to converge in Riyadh to discuss challenges in the Middle East.

Saudi Minister of Communications for Information Technology Engineer Mohamed Jamil bin Ahmed Mulla will make the keynote address at a summit, hosted by Oracle, focusing on the challenges facing CIOs, particularly the infrastructure demands presented by diversified economies, the company said in a statement.

A the summit, to be held on March 11 and moderated by TV Presenter Mohammed Al Saggah, other keynote presentations will be given by Sergio Giacoletto, executive vice-president, Oracle EMEA, and analyst group ICD.

Oracle’s Saudi Arabia User Group is to be launched enabling Oracle customers from around the kingdom to discuss Oracle’s technology and solutions and how best to leverage their IT investments.

“The Middle East’s CIO community is facing pressure from both the public and private sector to demonstrate significant return on investment around some of the region’s largest technology and business software deployments,” said Giacolette.

“While regional enterprises are investing unprecedented amounts into technology to make them more competitive, efficient, and service-focused, the stakes are higher than ever before to ensure that these companies make informed decisions about how to best utilise their corporate information for better decision-making,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service




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