On the sidelines of his visit to the United Arab Emirates to attend the "Innovation Summit" held in Dubai, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser ElKady has met with Dell EMC Chairman Michael Dell, and a number of Dell- MENA region officials. During the meeting, they discussed means of expanding cooperation between the Egyptian ICT sector and the international Company, and new investment opportunities offered by Egypt to international and local companies. The meeting also tackled the general strategy of the Egyptian government and the presidential initiatives for building youth technological capacities, establishing technology parks and manufacturing electronics.
Dell commended the cooperation between the two parties, denoting that the Company intends to design a new strategy to increase cooperation between the two sides. The strategy that aims at increasing the number of employees and trainees at the Cairo Company's Center of Excellence by about 250 specialists annually, raising professional efficiency and contributing to the implementation of the presidential initiative for youth capacity building. Dell EMC will cooperate with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) to provide technical content, aiming at preparing graduates for the labor market.
For his part, ElKady said that the State is fully depending on young people in implementing its programs to achieve sustainable development in various fields, especially over the next ten years. MCIT agreed with Dell EMC to send a number of youth to one of Dellís innovation entrepreneurship and electronic applications centers, he added. Another specialized program will be developed to enhance cooperation in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship to train the trainers on establishing pivotal labs in Egypt. ElKady extended an invitation to Michael Dell to visit Egypt to discuss new investment opportunities with the Company and start establishing partnership projects.
During the meeting, both parties discussed cooperation in the electronics industry in the country and establishing Dellís first of its kind factory in the region. The factory will be established as part of the presidential initiative to serve the growing domestic demands for electronics, support priorities of the state such as education and health, and export to African countries in a later phase to maximize the benefits of the international agreements signed by Egypt. Discussion also tackled the possibility of cooperating with MCIT in cloud computing to make Egypt a central region for big data centers.