|Detecon Al Saudia (DETASAD) has announced its sponsorship of the 1st
German-Saudi Startup Competition organized by German-Saudi Liaison Office
for Economic Affairs (GESALO).
The event kicked off on March 22nd at Rotana Hotel in Riyadh. This event gave Saudi entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business models to a jury.
The winners will represent their company at the MENA Business Forum in Berlin during a four-day startup tour in Germany. This will allow them to network with leading investors, potential partners, and other stakeholders in the startup ecosystem.
We’re proud of our leadership position within the high technology space, and delighted to work together with the German Embassy, GESALO, and our partners to support development & building of a vibrant start-up ecosystem in the KSA ICT industry,” said Mr. Felix Wass, the President, and CEO of Detecon Al Saudia. He added:
Sponsoring this competition as an official partner of the German-Saudi Liaison Office for Economic Affairs (GESALO), is consistent with our corporate mission and is squarely within our vision of fostering creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
DETASAD as a prime example of successful Saudi-German partnership with a
track record of 36 years in ICT industry is committed to be a key contributor to
the realization of Saudi Vision 2030.
DETASAD is committed to supporting the Saudi youth startup entrepreneurs and we believe in the Saudi youth’s high capabilities in ICT industry.
DETASAD is not only sponsoring this event but will provide access to DETASAD cloud, other facilities as well as providing other logistical support to selected technology startups.
” Mr. Wass said. RIYADH — As Saudi Arabia’s integrated Information and
Communication Technology (ICT) sector undergoes massive transformation, “it
is critical to address key business and technical risks and challenges from both
global and local perspectives,” Felix Wass, President and CEO of Detecon Al
Saudia (DETASAD), said in his keynote speech at the IDC IT Forum 2017 in
Riyadh last November 23. The CEO of DETASAD, a ‘Gold Partner’ in the one-
day event held at the Four Seasons Hotel and leading provider of
comprehensive Datacenter, Cloud, Connectivity, Deployment and Managed
Service solutions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, added that full competency in end-to-end service cycle “is a key differentiator and success factor for selection
of a cloud business partner.
” Under the theme “Innovate, Disrupt, and Transform”, this year’s IT forum seeks to unlock the digital potential and cost efficiencies through secure cloud and managed services.
The unprecedented role of technology in every aspect of a business’ value chain
creates an explosion of valuable, yet unharnessed data for IT organizations,
thus, it is necessary to identify the basic business challenges such as security
(cyber and physical), cost pressure, changed competitive landscape, open
markets, availability of talent, economic slowdowns, data sovereignty concerns,
digital transformation and disruptive technologies. There were also IT challenges
that should be addressed, like distracting focus, growing expenses and budget
limitations in IT, lack of in-house expertise, resistance to change, vulnerability,
lack of business agility, resource hungry, and drain on efficiency, Mr. Wass said.
With everyone working together toward the same objectives, a company can
execute strategy faster, with more flexibility and adaptability, therefore, enabling
digital transformation and unlocking ICT value and cost efficiencies, DETASAD
CEO stressed. Essentially, for managed services to be successful, Mr. Wass
said, 4Ms must be in place, these are: Manpower, Methods, Machines, and
He explained that these elements are intrinsically interconnected to provide effectiveness and generate positive results.
The DETASAD CEO wound up his speech by saying that the cloud and
managed services model are fundamental enablers to achieving Vision 2030. It
is a successful model that works very well.
It’s a success because of the skilled engineers and technicians specialised in various technologies and vendors who execute mature processes, certifications and definitions while ensuring security, confidentiality, data sovereignty and cost effectiveness.
DETASAD, established in 1982 as a Saudi-German Company, offers tailor-
made solutions in Corporate Networks & Connectivity Solutions, ICT
Deployment Solutions, Managed Services, Data Center and Cloud Solutions to
corporate and governmental clients.
It is committed to contributing to the realisation of Saudi Vision 2030.