TEXPO and Cannon Technologies have been key sponsors and avid participants in many global ICT Exhibitions and Conferences. This time, leading their way by becoming platinum sponsor for the 13th ITCN Asia in Pakistan, demonstrates the vital steps, both TEXPO and Cannon Technologies are taking to pave the way for other global ICT organisations to explore and invest in the region.
Both TEXPO and Cannon understand that sponsoring ICT exhibitions and conferences, not only beneficial for organisations but also equally important for the local community to become aware of latest trends and development in ICT. Community gets the awareness of latest developments and future trends, which keeps them up breast with the rest of the world.
Over the last 13 years, ITCN Asia has grown to become one of the biggest IT & Telecom extravaganzas of the region and this year it will be held between 8-10 October at Karachi Expo Centre. The objective of sponsoring this major event is to provide valuable business networking opportunities with the peer group, but also to serve as a ground for striking mutually beneficial partnerships. This grand event will provide a strong platform to Powerful brands of the world, along with prominent Pakistani companies, toshowcase their state-of-the-art products and services which would allow the user community to get hands-on to a wide range of technology and solutions under one roof.
Acknowledging the significance of sponsoring the event, Dr Sarfaraz Alam, CEO of TEXPO, said, ‘We believe in Strategic Philanthropy. This provides us the practice of targeting our efforts around a cause or issue that simultaneously provides a direct benefit for the cause and also supports our core business objectives. Our strategies revolve around the fact that we must engage all stakeholders who could be affected by our activities create an atmosphere which is good for us and the society’. Dr. Alam further added, ‘Taking into account the interests and contributions of those who affects is the basis for our ethical behaviour and sound governance.’
Pakistan is fast becoming the destination of choice for a significant number of international companies looking to relocate their operations. The ready availability of skilled professionals, a comprehensive ICT infrastructure and affordable rates for connectivity offer considerable time and cost-savings for entrepreneurs. The global share of the country´s ICT industry is estimated at over US$ 2bn.
TEXPO decided to introduce Cannon Technologies’ T4 Data Centre solutions for first time in Pakistan. This ground breaking DataCentre range is manufactured in the UK and followed strict European standards. T4 Data Centrehas been the testament of its superiority and greatness across the world and relatively cheaper compared to their competitors
TEXPO is planning to have a country wide network of resellers and value added resellers, which will not only bring these solutions into local market but also to empower local talent to learn and understand the technicalities of the real Data Centre infrastructure solutions. We are foreseeing an estimated investment of multimillion US dollars, which we aim to spent in creating a partner network from Karachi to Gilgit. Gradually, trainings on these solutions will be offered to the students of polytechnic institutes and engineering universities of Pakistan.
In next phase, TEXPO will be helping the local businesses and government departments to move from conventional to the contemporary and modular Data Centre. TEXPO is also planning to have a consolidated ready to move in DataCentre for the businesses which will not only eliminate the risk of their data loss but would ensure the 99.999% uptime connectivity for their businesses. Cannon Technologies has manufactured DataCentre solutions for the armed forces of different countries; hence availability of such solution locally will also benefit the Pakistan armed forces.
Emphasising the importance of sponsoring the 13th ITCN Asia and entering into Pakistan market with its exclusive partner TEXPO, Matthew Goulding, Managing Director Cannon Technologies said, ‘This will be a fantastic way for us to meet with people involved in some of the most exciting IT projects in Pakistan and the Middle East, and it gives us an excellent opportunity to join with TEXPO in promoting our industry leading T4 Data Centre Solutions range’.
Dr. Sarfaraz Alam (2nd from L) CEO, Texpo and Mr. Matthew Goulding (3rd from L) Managing Director, Cannon Technologies UK announcing plans for multidollar investment in Pakistan’s ICT sector. Also in the picture are Mr.Nooruddin Baqai, Ex Member Telecom MOIT / Chairman NTC and Mr. Ishrat Nadeem Zahid of Extreme Technologies.