The British Computer Society Honors Prof. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi

BCS, The Chartered Institute for Information Technology, honored H.E. Prof. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi, Director General of the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), during the 2019 British Computer Society (BCS) Annual Conference in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, October 27, 2019. The conference was held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan bin Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance, and in the presence of H.E. Patrick Moody, British Ambassador to the UAE. They were joined by Eng. Adel Alkaff Al Hashmi, Chairman of BCS Middle East section; Prof. Sean Wellington, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean at Middlesex University; and, Dr. Hoda Al Khzaimi, Research Assistant Professor and Director of the Center of Cyber Security at New York University Abu Dhabi.

The BCS honor comes in recognition of Prof. Al-Suwaidi’s efforts in community service, as well his support of activities, symposia and conferences that serve the UAE and contribute to enhancing its status regionally and globally.

On the occasion, His Excellency spoke of his pride at receiving the honor, describing it as an accolade “that makes me feel proud and increases my enthusiasm for work, to redouble my efforts in the service of our dear homeland, as well as to contribute to the comprehensive renaissance that the UAE witnesses at all levels”.

His Excellency voiced his thanks and appreciation to the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for the kind gesture, and for its support of creative minds and thinkers. He stressed that the 2019 BCS Annual Conference, held under the theme ‘Tolerance, Sustainability & Women’s Empowerment’, highlights the leading role Abu Dhabi plays in these areas on an international level. It also helps to reinforce the UAE’s prominent position as a global model of tolerance, in line with the announcement of 2019 as the Year of Tolerance in the UAE.

Prof. Al-Suwaidi noted that the ECSSR consistently strives to serve UAE society and to play a leading role in this respect. In addition to organizing many events and activities to realize this goal, the Center supports and facilitates the success of events held by other entities in the UAE, both public and private.

Concluding, H.E. Prof. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi made a pledge to the UAE’s wise leadership, vowing to exert further effort and endeavors, to sustain excellence and creativity, to continue serving the community and to support various national initiatives. He promised to work to maintain the advancement, progress, development, stability and leading position of the UAE, as a personal goal that is also shared by all ECSSR employees.