Platinum Sponsor
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

About Tk20:

Tk20, an integrated planning, assessment, and reporting solution used by colleges and universities worldwide, helps foster a culture of continuous improvement of student learning through a comprehensive suite of tools. As a leading educational software company dedicated to building and promoting quality education and a “culture of assessment” within the global university system, Tk20 solutions offer a better way forward.

Bronze Sponsors
CERN
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 peaceful international collaboration. It has 22 Member States and involves today more than 10,000 scientists of almost 100 nationalities.

ISOC - The Internet Society

The Internet Society was formed in 1992 by Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn, two of the “Fathers of the Internet”. Among its leadership and membership one can find many of the Internet’s technical pioneers, innovators, and global connectors. Its mission—to promote the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world—mirrors the guiding principles that gave rise to and enabled the propagation of our era’s defining technology. Believing that “the Internet is for Everyone,” the Internet Society has worked since its founding to make that goal a reality.

For more than 20 years, the Internet Society has also played an important role in informing and creating the history of the Internet. The Internet Society’s foundational pillars—Outreach, Technology, and Policy—have found expression in initiatives that have helped to connect the world, supported the development of fundamental Internet technology, and promoted transparency and a multistakeholder, bottom-up approach in addressing global Internet governance issues.

The Internet Society engages in a wide spectrum of Internet issues including: 

  • Championing public policies that enable open access
  • Facilitating the open development of standards, protocols, administration, and the technical infrastructure of the Internet
  • Organizing events and opportunities that bring people together to share insights and opinions.
  • Providing reliable information and educational opportunities that includetraining workshops in developing countries
  • Facilitating leadership programmes that include the cultivation of Next Generation Leaders and Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Ambassadors
  • Supporting local Chapters that serve the needs of the growing global Internet community
 
Sponsors
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.

RIPE NCC Dubai Office Address:
The Loft office 1, Building B1, Suite 206
PO Box: 502678
Dubai Media City
Dubai, UAE
Tel: + 971 43649459
Website: www.ripe.net

 

BMB

Established in 1996, BMB soon became a trusted global business technology, advisor to more than 2,500 industry-leading customers. The company specialized in delivering high availability solutions and services that span the spectrum of Information & Communication Technology. In doing so, it played an integral role in reducing down time, maximizing investments and optimizing businesses through technology.

With a three dimensional characteristic, BMB - through its divisions: Direct, Move, Reach – is a pioneer in the industry for the Middle East, North Africa and Levant (MENAL region), with services ranging from project design, consultancy, management, implementation, to after sales support.

Founded with an expert workforce as the core of the company’s value chain, it offers worldwide professional services through a mobile and dynamic team. With over 300 employees, BMB community focuses on professionalism, drive and perseverance, thus acquiring an exclusive identity. Equipped with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, it aspires to continuously expand its geographical coverage and presence as a major asset to meet clients’ needs. 

TATA Communications

Tata Communications is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications™ to multinational enterprises, partners and service providers. The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to more than 200 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and collocation space worldwide. With a strong presence in both developed and emerging markets, the company is a key enabler of information and communication technology globally with a broad range of services including network services; voice, data and mobility solutions; unified communications & collaboration tools; managed security and hosting; content management; media and entertainment services; and cloud and data centre solutions.

For more information, please visit www.tatacommunications.com

Media Partner
Digital Meets Culture
An interactive online magazine where digital technology and culture collide.

Receiving over 18.000 monthly visits by specialised readers from all over the world, Digital Meets Culture is the online magazine dedicated to the encounter between digital technologies and cultural heritage and the arts. Its aim is to provide, on a truly global scale, the widest possible information about international projects and initiatives involving the digitisation, preservation and enjoyment of cultural heritage and about the latest findings in digital art and in the creative industries.

Digitalmeetsculture.net is addressed to academics and researchers, artists, museum/archive curators, entrepreneurs, organisers of cultural events, bloggers, reporters, teachers, IT-experts and more generally to readers willing to be informed and up-to-date on what is happening in the domain of digital technologies applied to culture and art.

Besides general contents about culture, art and technologies, the magazine offers interesting opportunities for 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.

Digital Meets Culture is edited by Promoter SRL.