Saudi Cloud Computing Association Explores Collaboration with Indian Embassy

Going beyond expectations, the inaugural edition of the two-day Datacentre & Cloud Infrastructure Summit (DCCI), held from November 29 in in Saudi Arabia sparked numerous conversations amongst industry leaders. 

Setting the right tone for global collaborations, Dr Suhel Ajaz Khan, Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia inaugurated the event. The attendees at the included Vice Presidents, General Managers, Heads of IT, Infrastructure, Datacentre, Cloud and Security of several companies.

Founder & Chairman of the Board at Saudi Cloud Computing Association (SCCA), Fahad Alhamed said that his experience with the exhibitors and the event in general was quite interesting. “The event was really informative and during my meeting with the Indian Ambassador we had a discussion on the possible collaboration between SCCA and the Embassy,” Alhamed added.

Reputed organisations contributed to the platform’s program development and got the best participation for the same. DCCI received support from Uptime Institute, ISACA Riyadh Chapter, MENA Cloud Alliance, EiTESAL and Bahrain Technology Companies Society.

Audience Spellbound

The sheer display of cutting-edge datacentre & cloud solutions from organisations like EDGNEX, Arabian Development and Marketing Co., Ltd., (ADMC), Supermicro, Panduit, Huawei and many others who put their best show at the exhibition arena, captivated the participants.

On the context of networking at the platform, Stuart Manby, Vice-president – Sales, Marketing & Customer Success Data Centres, Edgnex, said that it was a good experience at DCCI summit. “We have met with new prospects looking to take datacentre space in Saudi Arabia and with customers that are coming to our datacentres this year and next,” Manby added.

While participation was quite diverse and attendees hailed from numerous sectors, DCCI was also successful in grabbing the attention of multiple ministries and the Kingdom’s leading organisations related to the sector.

Top officials from Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Ministry Of Health, Ministry Of Oil And Environment Bahrain, Saudi Cloud Computing Association, Saudi National Bank, Saudi Pro League, Public Investments Funds – PIF Projects and many others were the key speakers at the conference hall who imparted the latest intel from the industry.

DCCI facilitated unparalleled networking opportunities for organisations to discuss partnerships and potential collaboration opportunities. 

The Head of Data Center International Sales and Business Development at Sterling & Wilson, Ranjit Gajare, who was one of the key speakers at the event expressed his views on the platform, said that DCCI is the first of its kind event in Saudi Arabia and a great start in the market. 

“We could interact with key stakeholders including colocation providers, product suppliers, solution providers, cloud providers and government authorities. Even the Indian Ambassador came here and opened the session. So, it was a very nice mix,” he added. For more information about the event, log on to: