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QDB, Microsoft Qatar partner to foster innovation, accelerate startups and SMEs

Doha: Entrepreneurs and innovators in Qatar will now have access to a wide range of technologies and tools to propel their success thanks to a new partnership between Qatar Development Bank and Microsoft. The partnership aims to accelerate the digital transformation of startups and SMEs and to foster innovation as part of QDB’s integrated efforts to bolster the local entrepreneurship ecosystem and talent pool as well as Qatar’s position as a regional innovation and technology hub.The partnership will enable SMEs to benefit from emerging technologies, leveraging Microsoft Cloud to improve performance, boost productivity, reduce costs, and develop innovative solutions.The initiative will also provide SMEs with the opportunity to build their digital skills through the Microsoft Learn platform, which equips entrepreneurs, leaders and employees with the necessary skills to leverage cloud technology to accelerate digital transformation and achieve growth in a knowledge-based economy.Startups under Qatar Development Bank’s umbrella will also now have access to Microsoft’s Founders Hub, a platform that brings together people, knowledge, and technology to help founders solve challenges in every stage of their ambitious journey.Microsoft will also offer access to learning tools to enable entrepreneurs and startups to leverage cloud technology such as artificial intelligence, data analytics and the Internet of Things to launch a successful business.Commenting on this partnership, Mr. Abdulrahman Hesham Al Sowaidi, Acting CEO of QDB said: “This partnership provides access to an advanced set of digital platforms, and guarantees the readiness of our innovators and startups to pursue aspirations that fall in line with our goals of developing Qatar's entrepreneurship ecosystem and strengthening the country's position as a center for innovation and technological excellence.”Lana Khalaf, General Manager, Microsoft Qatar, expressed her enthusiasm about the partnership with Qatar Development Bank which aligns with the company’s investments to empower in the startups and SMEs ecosystem in Qatar. She said, "Startups and SMEs play a pivotal role in accelerating Qatar’s digital economy and its position as an innovation hub for investment. Through this initiative, businesses will have access to the latest cloud technologies and digital skills needed to achieve their business goals and contribute to Qatar’s economic growth and development. This partnership supports our efforts to be the preferred and trusted partner for cloud innovation for all sectors of the economy in Qatar."QDB’s partnership with Microsoft is the latest in a series of initiatives to bolster capacity development and build a diversified entrepreneurship ecosystem that drives economic development.
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Nintex to establish a regional office in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: Nintex, the global standard for process intelligence and automation, today announced plans to establish a regional office in Saudi Arabia.With over 80 customers in Saudi Arabia and 300 across the MENA region, Nintex has already established a strong presence in the region. This positions these organisations well to make a significant impact on the ambitious Vision 2030 initiative, where Saudi Arabia aims to transform its economy by promoting innovation, diversification, and private sector growth."We are excited to establish our office in Saudi Arabia and actively contribute to the country's ambitious plans for digital transformation under Vision 2030," said Ayman El-Hattab, Nintex VP, Emerging Markets.Nintex, through its process intelligence and automation solutions, will support nation-wide initiatives such as the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program (NIDLP) and the National Transformation Program (NTP), as well as various digital transformation programs in the country. Today, Nintex is working closely with customers like the Public Investment Fund and the National Water Company of Saudi Arabia, as well as many others, to help them transform their processes and innovate faster with digital technology.The new office in Saudi Arabia will allow Nintex to better serve its existing customers in the Upper Gulf region and reach new customers who are looking for process intelligence and automation solutions. The company plans to hire local employees to support and grow its operations in the region."By partnering with public and private sector organisations, we see incredible potential. Nintex is excited to be part of the growth of Saudi Arabia's vibrant and prosperous regional economy," said El-Hattab.
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CirrusLabs ropes in Shahnawaz Sheikh to head the Middle East

Dubai: CirrusLabs, a United States-based digital transformation and IT solutions provider is pleased to announce the appointment of Shahnawaz Sheikh, as the Vice President Sales for the Middle East, Turkey & Africa. In his new role, he will lead the sales team in the development and execution of sales strategies that will drive revenue growth and market share in the region. He will also be responsible for managing customer relationships and ensuring customer satisfaction. Shahnawaz has over two decades of leadership experience in cybersecurity and IT distribution, working for leading names in the industry, including Westcon ME, SonicWALL, Dell Software, and AmiViz. He has successfully led technology businesses across the Middle East, Africa, Turkey, and Central and Eastern Europe delivering solutions across all industry verticals. Working closely with channel partners, he has a strong track record in supporting customers’ success in the use of innovative technologies to drive business value. Shahnawaz joins CirrusLabs from AmiViz, the leading B2B marketplace for cybersecurity solutions in the Middle East and Africa, where he spent 2 years as the Vice President for Business Strategy. He was previously Regional Director of Sales and Channel for META & CEE with SonicWALL, where he was instrumental in building a successful business in the region from ground zero up. As the Distribution & Channel Director for META at DELL Software, Shahnawaz drove the overall revenue growth by competently managing the entire distribution and channel network by retaining and recruiting new partners spread across the region.  Commenting on his appointment, Shahnawaz said “I am excited to join CirrusLabs and to be part of a team that is committed to providing the best IT consulting and solutions to its customers. I look forward to working with the team to develop new strategies and to ensure that our customers are satisfied with our services.” He added, “With cloud computing adoption and growth in the Middle East still on the rise, my primary aim would be to promote CirrusLabs' core capabilities in the areas of IT Consulting, Digital Transformation, Test Automation, Contact Center Solutions, Application Modernization, Enterprise Software Development and Governance Risk and Compliance Practices.”“We are thrilled to welcome Shahnawaz to our team,” said Naeem Hussain, Chief Operating Officer at CirrusLabs. “With his extensive experience in sales and business development, we are confident that Shahnawaz will drive revenue growth and customer satisfaction, and we look forward to working with him to achieve our shared objectives.”