ZainTECH CEO Andrew Hanna, “The impressive number of visitors and interest in our services inspires us to ensure ZainTECH becomes the region’s digital transformation company of choice”• Major announcements during GITEX include the agreement to acquire leading digital transformation solutions provider STS and partnerships with Disrupt-X, FICO, RIT Dubai, and Veeam
Kuwait City, Kuwait and Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25 October, 2023
ZainTECH, the integrated digital solutions provider of Zain Group, concluded its successful debut at GITEX Global 2023, the largest ICT and technology exhibition and conference in the Middle East, which took place in Dubai, UAE, 16-20 October. The company took this opportunity to showcase the depth and breadth of its solutions portfolio, and to annouce a series of strategic partnerships, as well as an agreement to acquire Specialized Technical Services Company (STS).
STS is one of the pioneering and largest digital transformation solutions providers in the region and the Kingdom of Jordan, with this strategic move enabling ZainTECH to expand its service offerings to enterprises and government bodies, access top talent, foster innovation, and enhance its competitive position across the region.
During GITEX, ZainTECH showcased its cutting-edge products and services spanning cloud, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, data services, digital solutions, and drones and robotics. The company demonstrated its pipe inspection robot, as well as a roving four-legged robot (anymal), which generated significant interest from the visiting public.
Commenting on this GITEX debut, Andrew Hanna, CEO of ZainTECH, said, “We are proud of what has been achieved in the two-year lifespan of ZainTECH so far, as the company strives to meet the vision of being Zain Group’s all-encompassing integrated digital solutions provider. There is still much work to be accomplished, but I am confident we are on course towards making ZainTECH the digital transformation company of choice in the Middle East and beyond.”
Hanna added, “Participating at GITEX allowed us to showcase our unique one-stop offerings as well as our future roadmap which is ultimately focused on supporting customers to generate new revenue streams while monetizing their data and digital assets and expediting time-to-value.”
ZainTECH announced a series of technology agreements at the show, reflecting the company’s commitment to enhancing its service offerings and driving innovation:
Disrupt-X is a UAE-based IoT company that provides a platform for developing and implementing end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, offering full-stack solutions. ZainTECH will work with the company to expand its IoT capabilities within its Digital Solutions offerings, supporting governments and enterprises in managing operations more efficiently. This partnership will expand ZainTECH’s data analytics capabilities, offering clients deeper insights into their IoT data and empowering them to make smarter, more informed decisions in a rapidly evolving digital landscape. The partnership is also set to assist regional governments and enterprises’ sustainability efforts and net-zero 2050 targets by optimizing resource use, reducing waste, and minimizing environmental impact through data-driven insights and efficient management.
FICO, a New York Stock Exchange-listed global analytics software provider, is to join forces with ZainTECH to accelerate the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics for clients in the Middle East. Collaboration with FICO will see ZainTECH expand its reach into new industries in the domains of data science & analytics and digital transformation in the region, including solutions for telecoms, financial services, retail, and power & utilities companies, helping them improve business performance and uncover new revenue streams.
By transforming untapped business data into Connected Intelligence, ZainTECH empowers organizations to uncover powerful insights, optimize decision-making, enhance customer experiences, boost operational efficiency, strengthen risk management, streamline compliance, and uncover new revenue streams.
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dubai has agreed to support ZainTECH in advancing research and development in the UAE, and fostering key business collaborations aligned with the UAE’s national agenda, programs, and talent development. ZainTECH will leverage its partnership with RIT Dubai to drive strategic partnerships across national initiatives, focusing on national-scale projects. The overarching goal is to bolster academic research and development while nurturing a culture of innovation within the UAE.
Veeam Solutions (Veeam) is a leader in Modern Data Protection, providing organizations with resiliency through data security, data recovery, and data freedom for its hybrid cloud. The two companies are set to bring Veeam-powered solutions to market and to build reliable, enterprise-grade Backup as a Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offerings. Working alongside Veeam, ZainTECH will be able to offer its customers a comprehensive and cost-effective way to scale their backup requirements and data management systems.
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ZainTECH is a regional integrated digital solutions provider, unifying Zain Group’s ICT assets to offer a unique value proposition of comprehensive digital solutions and services under one roof. The company is positioned to drive transformation of enterprise and government customers in the MENA region by providing a center of excellence and managed solutions, across cloud, cybersecurity, big data, drones and robotics, and digital solutions.
ZainTECH leverages Zain’s global reach, unique regional footprint, and infrastructure across its operations in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Iraq, Sudan, South Sudan, and the United Arab Emirates as well as in other key markets in the Middle East. ZainTECH forms a key pillar in the evolution of Zain’s core telecom business to maximize value and build on the company’s many strengths to selectively create and invest in growth verticals beyond standard mobile services. This ultimately serves to support Zain’s vision of becoming a leading ICT and digital lifestyle provider.