Microsoft showcases future IT trends and solutions – ‘Innovation Bazaar’ brings together IT speakers, experts

KUWAIT: Charles Nahas, General Manager, Microsoft Kuwait with Jaime Galviz, COO, Microsoft Gulf
KUWAIT: Charles Nahas, General Manager, Microsoft Kuwait with Jaime Galviz, COO, Microsoft Gulf

KUWAIT: Microsoft Kuwait has taken the lead in showcasing game-changing technology products and solutions at ‘Innovation Bazaar’, a full-day event at Salwa Al Sabah Theatre & Hall, Kuwait. The Bazaar brought together speakers from Microsoft, its industry peers and partners to provide the IT industry with insights into the empowering devices, apps and solutions that represent the future. The event has been sponsored by Dell, Intel and Lenovo, and event partners include Diyar United Company and EBLA Computer Consultancy Company.

Microsoft vision, products and solutions at the event include IoT, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Windows 10, in addition to the Surface, Lumia devices and Windows 10 tablets. The event also included interactive sessions and demonstration stations at which Microsoft experts provided insights into how Microsoft is empowering businesses, educators, governments and individuals to be most effective and productive.

Speaking at the event, Charles Nahas, General Manager, Microsoft Kuwait, said: “Innovation Bazaar is a unique platform to experience all the latest innovation from Microsoft. The world of IT is evolving at a rapid pace and we continue to present technologies and solutions that are in-line with megatrends such as IoT, Personal Computing, Business Intelligence, and more. At Microsoft, we are committed to empowering Kuwait Businesses, Government and Individuals and enabling them to succeed with technology as a key enabler.”

“As Microsoft’s first partner to ship Windows 10 on our new PCs last summer, we believe that Windows 10 brings the best of mobility together in a more secure and easier-to-implement package, giving businesses a good reason to take a fresh look at mobility. By placing a higher importance on 2-in-1 devices, Dell has been helping small businesses truly reap the benefits of a mobile and collaborative workplace. We are delighted to attend Microsoft’s Innovation Bazaar to showcase out newest devices on Windows 10,” said Emad Sallam, Client Solutions Marketing Manager, Dell | Middle East – Commercial.

“We are delighted to continue our innovation journey with Microsoft by introducing our newest X1 family members at the event. Powered by Windows 10, the X1 portfolio is optimized with unique features and for greater performance, better cloud access and class-leading security and durability to help businesses use technology as their secret weapon,” said Mohammed Hilili, Lenovo General Manager for Gulf & Saudi Arabia.

Bashar Atout, CEO, Diyar United Company said “We are pleased to partner with Microsoft for Innovation Bazaar, which is aligned with our vision of creating new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. As the only Kuwaiti company from the Middle East region which has been ranked the ‘Fifth Top Most Competent Microsoft Partner’ we are always keen to engage with IT and Business professionals through Innovation Bazaar to introduce them to the latest innovation.”

“Technology innovation has played a vital role in the growth and productivity of the region. We see our partnership with Microsoft for the Innovation Bazaar as an opportunity to align with technology majors and share the latest trends in productivity through real-time conversations,” said Hilal Arnaoot, CEOEBLA Computer Consultancy Company.

The demonstration of the highly-acclaimed Windows 10 was one of the main attractions during the Innovation Bazaar. Microsoft also showcased Office 365, Azure and IoT. Additionally, there were demonstrations from its latest Line-of-Business and applications designed specifically to meet the requirements of users in Kuwait looking to utilize the innovation, technology, learning and networking.

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