IBM has a proud legacy of collaborating and partnering with the Egyptian government in its 55-year history in Egypt," said Amr Ghoneim, Country General Manager, IBM Egypt
For entrepreneurs, in 2017, IBM Egypt
supported the Egyptian Minister of Higher Education in officially launching the first business incubator for governmental universities, led by the Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences at Cairo University, to support young Egyptian entrepreneurs to develop innovative business ideas and solutions that will solve some of the most pressing problems in Egypt.
will also develop application software that can be used by small and medium businesses.
For the first time, various IT training organizations from Egypt; representatives of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Ministry of Foreign Trade and Industry; and officials from leading IT sector companies such as IBM Egypt
, IT Egypt Corp.
IBM Egypt is currently in negotiations with the Egyptian government to undertake its "smart meters" project
IBM Egypt is currently in negotiations with the Egyptian government to undertake its "smart meters" project, while at the same time seeking to expand its activity in delivering data services after the recent increase in demand.
GM of IBM Egypt
Amr Talt meanwhile stressed that his company had been "investing and focusing on Egyptian markets since 1954 throughout all the major political, economic and social transformations that the country has undergone during these past six decades.
Moharram then shared the idea with "a local entrepreneur, a computer programmer at IBM Egypt
and a lawyer," namely: Marwan Kabbani, Tayssir Hawary and Mahmoud Moharram.
The System and Technology Group Manager at IBM Egypt
Ahmed Bourham said "this announcement reflects the continued focus of IBM on smarter computing systems, aimed at solving the varied and intensifying challenges organisations are facing.
A healthy "work-life balance is very important," Talaat continued, especially given that IBM Egypt
, and companies across Egypt, "hire lots of young people [who have] other commitments in life.
Amr Talaat, general manager of IBM Egypt
, explained the strides the government has made in promoting a business-friendly environment to attract companies such as IBM and Yahoo: "The Egyptian government has provided state-of-the-art infrastructure, such as Smart Village - the site where IBM has part of its local operations, as well as buildings and telecommunications.
This year saw ITIDA join forces with multinationals operating in Egypt -- such as IBM -- to promote investments, including Egypt's first Nanotechnology Center, training and human recourses development services through introducing the Science, Management and Engineering (SSME) into Egyptian universities' curricula and the establishment of a new IBM Egypt
Global Delivery Center.