Posted on October 23, 2018

During a recent visit to Qatar, Aongus Hegarty, President, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Dell EMC, stressed that the transformation initiatives of the Qatari Government and agenda laid down by the leadership is driving significant opportunity for technology-driven transformation across sectors.

Annually, Dell EMC invests more than US$4b in research and development globally, to streamline transformation initiatives and achieve more impactful results in markets around the world. Hegarty also announced that Dell EMC will be investing in bringing the Dell Technologies Forum to Doha in early 2019. This event, held in multiple cities around the world each year, brings together the Dell EMC customer and partner community, and showcases advances in technology that have a direct impact on human progress.

Dell EMC leaders also stressed on the growing roster of customers that the company is working with in Qatar, which spans across public and private and industry sectors. He said that the transformation story in Qatar is being built on pillars such as workforce, security, and IT transformation, bringing significant opportunity for solution providers such as Dell EMC.

This is supported by the findings of the 2018 IT Transformation Maturity Study, commissioned by Dell EMC and Intel. According to global respondents:

  • Transformed organizations are 22x as likely to be ahead of the competition when bringing new products and services to market.
  • Transformed organizations are 2.5x more likely to believe they are in a strong position to compete and succeed in their markets over the next few years.
  • Transformed companies are 18x more likely to make better and faster data-driven decisions than their competition and are 2x as likely to exceed their revenue goals.

Executive quote(s):

Aongus Hegarty, President, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Dell EMC: “Through initiatives such as the Government’s Vision 2030, Qatar is steadily transitioning towards its vision of eGovernment, and this vision is equally inspiring the wider industry to follow suit in prioritizing digital and IT transformation. Our engagement and experience with the public and private sectors reveals a commitment to global competitiveness, and we look forward to playing a key role in Qatar achieving its ‘Smart Cities’ vision.”

Ghassan Kosta, Country Manager – Qatar, Dell EMC: “We are proud of our engagements with some of the leading names in the industry in Qatar, and are committed to playing a role in achieving strategic transformation goals. Our clear priorities for the near-term will be in customer and partner enablement, investing in education and training, bringing new, relevant products and solutions to the market, and responding effectively to the needs of a dynamic market.”