Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 47 | Page 96

Condo Protego to showcase future technology solutions ondo Protego will showcase how the latest information management, future technology and security solutions can enable future-ready enterprises and Smart Cities across the UAE and Middle East. C The UAE’s Smart City leadership is bolstering the Middle East and Africa’s Smart Cities spending to double, according to industry experts. Savitha Bhaskar, Condo Protego CONDO L PROTEGO WIL E EXHIBIT AT TH D IN VERITAS STAN D HALL 7, STAN C7–04 The UAE’s government agencies across city, Emirate and national levels – including Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City, Dubai Smart City, Expo 2020 Dubai, and UAE Vision 2021 – are driving Digital Transformation and digital government services. Professional services firm, KPMG, shows the Middle East and Africa’s Smart Cities market will double from US$1.3 billion in 2018 to US$2.7 billion by 2022. Savitha Bhaskar, COO, at the UAE- based IT infrastructure and information management consultancy and solutions provider, Condo Protego, said that the Middle East and Africa’s doubling Smart Cities market shows that governments are discovering the right use cases, funding and technologies to develop Smart City projects and gain results. “Command and control centres for Smart Cities need to have channel from the data lake to software that can analyse the right data, and the high-performance computing to make decisions that can ensure cities run smoothly,” Bhaskar said. Veeam to drive ME businesses to adopt cloud data management eeam Software, a leader in backup solutions, will focus on cloud data management during GITEX this year. V As part of the company’s on-going commitment to help regional organisations transition to the cloud and embrace Digital Transformation, executives from Veeam will share the company’s vision for cloud data management, delivering live demonstrations of Veeam Availability Platform – a complete solution to help customers evolve the way they manage data, from policy to behaviour-based and make it smarter and self-governing, ensuring it’s available across any application and any cloud infrastructure. Talking 96 INTELLIGENTCIO about the company’s participation at GITEX, Claude Schuck, Regional Manager, Middle East at Veeam, said: “As the importance of data has grown to drive every aspect of the digital business, so has the need for solutions that ensure information is available at any time, no matter where it resides. “There is a new expectation for data in today’s enterprise – data must move to a higher state of intelligence and be able to anticipate need and meet demand. Data must also move securely across multi-cloud infrastructures and meet the expectations of the mobile, always- on world.” VEEAM WILL HAVE ITS OWN AND: DEDICATED ST 7 AT LL A C20 IN H TC DW Claude Schuck, Regional Manager, Middle East at Veeam