Contributions to the eGovernment program and the Egyptian Educational Initiative
CAIRO: Sergio Giacoletto is executive vice president of Oracle Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and recently highlighted a number of milestones marking Oracle’s contribution to enabling Egyptian citizens and organizations to build a competitive and successful digital economy.
“Oracle has been committed to delivering value to universities and schools across Egypt, to becoming a strategic partner to the government, and to enabling enterprises in every sector to increase the competitiveness of the Egyptian economy as technology is one of the key drivers of economic growth for Egypt, commented Giacoletto. “Oracle Egypt has experienced consistent growth over the past decade, and this growth has been driven by a combination of delivering value to our customers, a culture of innovation, and through sound business values.
To mark Oracle’s successful decade of service to customers in Egypt, Giacoletto was joined in Cairo by senior management from EMEA for a regional management meeting in part to chart the company’s further investment in the region.
As one of the strategic partners of the Egyptian Government, Oracle Egypt has played a central role in the eGovernment program, designed in conjunction with Oracle consultants and local partners to automate the Ministries and major Government organizations. Similarly, the Egyptian Government has shown commitment and drive to develop the IT market in Egypt in order to narrow the digital divide and thereby increase the IT export business for the benefit of the country’s economy. Oracle Egypt has worked on a number of projects, including the education initiative and partner drives, to support this government mandate to use IT as an enabler for the Egyptian economy.
“Our role as a strategic partner to the Government has enabled us to work closely with those writing the policies and setting out the future for our country, commented Atef Helmy, managing director of Oracle Egypt. “Drawing on the resources of Oracle worldwide, recently enriched by the acquisitions of a number of companies, we have a strong portfolio of solutions, services, software and experience to offer to the public sector, giving us the flexibility to meet their needs and exceed their expectations.
Empowering change through education is a core element of Oracle’s global Education Foundation, as well as the mission of the World Economic Forum and the Egyptian Government’s Egyptian Education Initiative (EEI). Leveraging Oracle’s globally renowned programs, the Memorandum of Cooperation recently signed between Oracle and The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, The Ministry of Higher Education and The Ministry of Education includes a commitment from Oracle to roll out ‘Think.com’ programs touching more than 820,000 students and 60,000 teachers. Oracle Academy programs will serve a further 200 schools and train 6000 students, while the Oracle Academic Initiative will enable 30 colleges to train 3000 students per year.