Riyadh, KSA : Showcasing Saudi Arabia’s capabilities in the technology sector, Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), a Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company, concluded its participation at GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2019) in Dubai, UAE, where it won a GITEX Award in the category of smart cities and announced four strategic MOUs.
In addition to highlighting its state-of-the-art digital suite of cybersecurity, e-services, e-Health, and smart solutions, the company signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) that are aimed at supporting the Vision 2030 goals of enabling a sophisticated digital infrastructure in the Kingdom.
The company inked agreements with Megvii, Labiba, Nutanix and the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology’s Yesser e-Government Program during the five-day event. The collaborations will further strengthen AEC’s technical expertise in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, process-automation, and other key areas, supporting the company’s drive to further develop Saudi Arabia’s indigenous capabilities through the transfer and localization of technology.
Moreover; Liferay, a US company that makes software that helps companies create digital experiences on web, mobile and connected devices, announced AEC as the first Gold Partner in Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Andreas Schwer, CEO of SAMI, visited AEC’s stand on the first day, where he met AEC’s senior officials and was briefed on AEC’s participation and the showcased digital solutions.
During the event, AEC welcomed a number of senior officials and industry leaders to its stand, including H.E. Majid Al-Hogail, Minister of Housing, H.E. Dr. Khalid Bayari the assistant Minister of Defense for executive affairs, H.E. Dr. Abdullah Al-Ghamdi the head of the National Information Center, H.E. Turki Aldakhil the Saudi ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Eng. Fahd Al Solaie the Undersecretary of digital transformation and information technology, Ministry of Justice, and Ms. Mariya Didi the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Maldives.
Abdulaziz Al-Duailej, President and CEO of AEC, said: “The growing success of GITEX year after year bears testimony to the success of the region in establishing itself as a thriving hub for technology and innovation. Representing Saudi Arabia at the event, showcasing its vision for a self-sufficient technological ecosystem and highlighting its long-term plans to further accelerate its digital transformation journey has been an excellent experience for AEC. We look forward to capitalizing on the opportunities that surfaced during these five days of networking and knowledge-exchange for the future growth and development of the information and communications technology industry in the Kingdom.”
The Advanced Electronics Company (AEC)
Established in 1998, the Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) is a leading Saudi company in the field of the electronics, technology and manufacturing industries. It is a key player in realizing the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
AEC is distinguished by its high-quality projects and efficient and timely execution, and it is committed to the highest quality standards. The company adopts a customer-centric approach and has occupied a leading role for almost three decades through four main sectors: Defense and Aerospace, Information and Communication Technology, Energy, and Security.
The company employs more than 2,100 employees, 80 percent of whom are Saudis, while the AEC team includes more than 300 highly skilled and certified Saudi engineers working in various departments. It is an essential enabler to realizing the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 by localizing 50 percent of military industries, implementing a digital transformation, localizing and developing the energy sector, and developing human resources.
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