ECSSR Supports the BCS in Organizing the International IT Conference 2013 in Abu Dhabi Next March (Yahoo Finance)

  • 17 January 2013

H.E. Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi, Director General of the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) expressed the center’s willingness to extend the institute’s every potential to assist the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) in making the BCS International IT Conference 2013 a grand success. The event will be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

In a meeting today with Professor Ian Ryder, BCS Deputy-CEO, and Engineer Adel Alkaff Al Hashmi, Conference Chairman and Chairman of the BCS Middle East Chapter, Dr. Al-Suwaidi said: “We are keen to pursue all developments; especially those related to the IT sector. Experts at the ECSSR will spare no effort in searching for ways to utilize developments and employ them in fields of economy, industry, agriculture, water, energy and renewable energy, and then accelerate the sustainable development process in the UAE.” He added: “The center is preparing papers to be discussed during the international IT conference.”

Engineer Al Hashmi stressed ECSSR’s importance as a leading scientific organization in sustainable development not only in the UAE and the region, but also globally. He commented: “We acknowledge the importance of the ECSSR’s potentials and its experience in organizing international conferences and workshops particularly in the IT sector.” He expressed his contentment regarding the ECSSR’s readiness to support the BCS International IT Conference, which will be held from 31st March-1st April 2013 under the title “Towards 21st Century Innovation.”

The ECSSR and the BCS signed a partnership agreement for cooperation in exchanging expertise and IT-detailed strategic research. The agreement also states ECSSR’s readiness to provide its research, organizational, and consultative services related to mutual projects in the IT sector or any other future mutual projects, in addition to holding a series of conferences and workshops, especially IT-related infrastructure development in the UAE, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and the region.

Headquartered in London, the BCS was established in 1957 and has 75,000 members in 100 countries.