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Naseej
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naseej is the leading knowledge solutions provider in the Arab World serving the region’s top Academic & research institutes, cultural centers, and government organizations since 1989. Naseej delivers world-class solutions and services that enable our partners to manage and share knowledge and information.
 
At Naseej, our vision has always focused on being a true partner to our customers and an active contributor to the spread of knowledge in our societies, with the ultimate objective of empowering organizations and individuals in the Arab world with the tools, technologies, systems, and best practices to manage and share knowledge and information. Naseej provides Academic and Higher Education institutes in the region with comprehensive and integrated solutions and services designed to enable Academic institutions to actively contribute to the success of their students.
 
Naseej employs over 400 highly skilled professionals throughout the region, in the fields of Knowledge Management, Information Technology and Business Development that collaborate and work together to deliver cutting-edge solutions and services to its partners that includes, e-learning solutions and services, Campus Management Solutions, Knowledge and Library Management Systems, e-learning content creation and management, and much more. For more information on Naseej solutions please visit www.naseej.com
 
 
Omantel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omantel has offered the full spectrum of telecommunications solutions to the people and businesses of Oman since the dawn of the Renaissance in 1970. Over the years, as the pioneering telecommunications supplier, we have striven to connect even the most remote communities to each other and to the rest of the world. As a pillar of the Omani economy, Omantel has been a leading player in Oman’s progress and national development.
 
Omantel is the pioneer provider of leading edge telecommunications services in the Sultanate of Oman connecting individuals, enterprises and government across the country through a state-of-the-art network. By offering an unmatched range of innovative products and after-sales service, Omantel is the market leader. We serve our customers nationwide through online channels, shops and distributors. Omantel is listed on the Muscat Stock Market and trades under the name OTL.OM
 
Omantel is considered one of the most prominent and competitive wholesale telecommunication providers in the Middle East region. In addition it is one of the leading companies in the field of submarine cable networks and a key participant in several submarine cables, which link Asia, Europe and America passing through the Middle East region, meeting the international capacity requirements of clients locally and internationally, thereby sustaining the Company’s leading position among its competitors.
 
 
UAE-IX
UAE-IX – Bridge between Europe, Africa, and Asia
 

 

 

 

 

UAE-IX is the first carrier neutral Internet Exchange for the Middle East that interconnects global networks and, above all, network operators and content providers in the GCC region. The UAE-IX is built on a fully redundant switching platform powered by DE-CIX, the world’s largest Internet Exchange Operator. UAE-IX is located in Dubai in two high-class carrier-neutral data centers, Datamena and Equinix. Initiated by the UAE’s Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) and powered by DE-CIX, UAE-IX delivers a highly available local alternative for regional traffic exchange, localizing Internet content.

For more information, please go to www.uae-ix.net

 
CERN
60 years of science for peace
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This year CERN is celebrating 60 years of science for peace. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is the largest particle physics laboratory in the world, where physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world's most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles.
 
At the forefront of CERN research is the largest scientific tool in the world, the Large Hadron Collider. A particle accelerator 27km in circumference, the LHC is buried 100 metres underground. Four huge detectors study the particle collisions generated by the LHC. Two of these – ATLAS and CMS - recently found the Higgs boson, one of the greatest discoveries in physics.
 
To conduct science at the frontiers of knowledge, CERN develops state-of-the-art technology, which has found applications in fields as diverse as vacuums and medicine. As well as knowledge transfer, CERN educates the scientists of tomorrow through its education and outreach programmes.
 
Founded in 1954 and based astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, CERN has become a prime example of international collaboration. It has 21 Member States and involves today more than 10,000 scientists of almost 100 nationalities.
 
 
DAMAMAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DAMAMAX (Al-Hadatheh Telecom and Technologies) was established in 2008 as an individual telecommunications licensee in Jordan. DAMAMAX vision is to provide fast, secure, reliable and cost-effective broadband solutions through optical fiber. 
 
DAMAMAX was established to capitalize on the sector’s liberalization and the increased demand for IP bandwidth capacity. DAMAMAX was the second operator in Jordan to operate and own an international gateway and provide “dedicated, redundant and fully owned” transmission all the way to the Kingdom’s borders. 
 
DAMAMAX international traffic is carried over different submarine cables and terminated in two European POPs: one in London and the other in Frankfurt. Furthermore, strategic alliances with many international partners expanded DAMAMAX’s reach to cover more than 1,000 cities in over 100 countries worldwide, ensuring greater global connectivity for its customers. 
 
Additionally, DAMAMAX has strong relations with international connectivity partners, resulting in high network efficiency and significantly reduced latency, not to mention possessing long standing relations with international strategic technical partners that allowed DAMAMAX to provide various IP connectivity solutions including:
 
- Fiber To The Home/Building (FTTH/FTTB)
- Dedicated Internet Access (DIA)
- National and International Private Leased Circuits (IPLC)
- Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) 
- National and International Ethernet 
- Tier 3 Data Center
 
Today DAMAMAX is the partner of choice for international, public and private sector institutions representing a wide array of industries. Our experienced team of certified engineers provides around-the-clock technical support to ensure flawless service integration.
 
 
RIPE NCC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RIPE NCC is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that supports the infrastructure of the Internet through technical coordination in Europe, Middle East and parts of Central Asia. The most prominent activity of the RIPE NCC is to act as the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) providing global Internet resources and related services (IPv4, IPv6 and AS Number resources) to members in the RIPE NCC service region. The RIPE NCC also provides services for the benefit of the Internet community at large.
 
RIPE NCC members are mainly Internet Service Providers (ISPs), telecommunication organisations, large corporations and governments located in Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia. The RIPE NCC operates from its main office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and from its new regional office in Dubai. 
 
By expanding its presence in the Middle East, the RIPE NCC hopes to meet increased demand for region-specific support in an area experiencing continuous growth in the Internet and related fields. The Dubai office has a growing team that will help the organisation engage effectively with its members, as well as industry representatives and government bodies in the region. The RIPE NCC has also appointed two local industry experts who will also be able to provide support in Arabic regarding both policy-related and technical issues.
 
 
ICANN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ICANN is a not-for-profit, public-benefit organization formed in 1998. Its staff operates the Internet’s Domain Name System, coordinates allocation and assignment of the Internet’s unique identifiers, such as Internet Protocol addresses, accredits generic top-level domain (gTLD) name registrars, and helps facilitate the voices of volunteers worldwide who are dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. ICANN promotes competition in the domain name space and helps develop Internet policy.
 
 
Media Partner:
 
Digital Meets Culture
An interactive online magazine where digital technology and culture collide.

 
 

 

 

 

digitalmeetsculture.net is the communication platform run by company Promoter, designed as an on-line magazine about the digital culture, that collects and shares information and events, globally. Currently, it counts over 16000 visits per month, 6000 readers and a large and constantly increasing number of registered users, from all over the world.

digitalmeetsculture.net is addressed to professionals belonging to different sectors as cultural heritage institutions (museums, libraries and archive managers), technical and scientific area (universities, IT experts, e-infrastructure providers, researchers and SMEs), training and education (teachers, students, vocational trainers)

digitalmeetsculture.net is aimed also to people interested in the digital art (artists, photographers, performers), and more generally to readers who want to be informed and up-to-date on what is happening in the domain of the encounter of digital technologies with culture and art.

It is a valuable communication tool and an advertising showcase towards a very selected and high-profiled audience, providing extensive information about international projects and initiatives for digitization, preservation, data management and enjoyment of digital cultural heritage.

Beside general contents about culture, art and technologies, digitalmeetsculture.net offers interesting opportunities for the dissemination and web-presence of scientific projects, by giving wide visibility to the project’s activities and achievements, by deepening specific topics through interviews and related articles, and by highlighting news and advertising events as media partner.