Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) and Optimus Technology and Telecommunications today announced the launch of Silicon Oasis TechForum, a networking platform for technology professionals, experts, academics and students to help capacity-building, technology entrepreneurship and innovation in Dubai.
Established through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between DSOA and Optimus Technology and Telecommunications, the forum is additionally backed by the Silicon Oasis Founders (SOF).
Featuring monthly community gatherings, the forum will host industry specialists to offer easy to understand presentations on topical industry subjects to educate and stimulate discussion, it was reported.
According to representatives, the Silicon Oasis TechForum will additionally serve as a virtual community that empowers visionary leadership, highlights best practices, and offers case studies to help identify best solutions for challenging problems. The forum will work closely with leaders in the tech-space, academia as well as technology and business communities such as incubators to host joint activities, they said.
Ghanim Al Falasi, senior VP – Corporate Services at DSOA, said, “DSOA was envisioned to facilitate technological development, innovation and entrepreneurship. Towards this end, we provide the latest and world-class infrastructure to enable UAE-based enterprises to compete with global players.”
“The launch of Silicon Oasis TechForum takes our efforts further through creating a platform for networking, sharing ideas and expertise to accelerate innovation in the UAE. We are confident that Silicon Oasis TechForum will showcase our ability to bring together diverse groups of thought leaders to enhance growth. Our collaboration with Optimus will allow us to easily connect the power of business leaders with entrepreneurs and academia to inspire the younger generations to respond responsibly to today’s global concerns,” Ghanim added.
Meera Kaul, MD of Optimus Technology and Telecommunications, said, “We are happy to partner with DSOA in launching Silicon Oasis TechForum to realise our shared vision of bringing industry-leading technology and expertise to the region and specifically to the UAE. We plan to invite some of the most renowned specialists to share knowledge and experiences at the monthly events. We look forward to our first networking event.”
The inaugural Silicon Oasis TechForum event is scheduled to take place on July 10th, 2012 at DSO based Rochester Insitute of Technology, where participants will also stand to win exciting prizes through raffle draws. Following the first event, the TechForum will be held on the second Tuesday of every month, the company said.