Cisco Egypt has developed a strategy for the coming period that includes several axes, most notably designing applications, securing data, transforming infrastructure, and supporting hybrid work.
The company is also currently participating in the implementation of a number of infrastructure projects in addition to the new administrative capital, such as the city of El Alamein, where the company, through its partners, provides the latest technology for the infrastructure of this project.
Ayman El Gohary, General Manager of Cisco for North, West and Central Africa, presented the company’s plan in Egypt
What are the axes of Cisco Egypt’s strategy for the coming period?
Essential: Cisco has developed a strategy that includes several axes, most notably application design, and there is a growing demand for new or improved applications that can be installed anywhere intelligently, with the ability to monitor every experience and work in real time.
Cisco supports fast and intelligent application creation and installation, enabling companies to monitor trends and changes and make decisions in real time.
The second axis is data security As cybersecurity has become one of the most prominent problems facing the region today, companies can learn how to use machine learning techniques to better collect and analyze information and changing data and verify, isolate and manage the causes.
The third axis: Infrastructure transformation, and based on its recent commitment to provide the most digitally connected event in the history of the World Expo, Cisco will showcase the future of smart grids and provide them with new opportunities for a sustainable and inclusive future.
The fourth pillar supports hybrid work, and more than 800 new innovations have been integrated into the collaborative solutions Cisco has provided during the epidemic.
Visitors to Cairo International Telecom 2021 will learn how Cisco is using artificial intelligence and hologram technologies to support hybrid work in innovative ways.
What is the development of the projects that Cisco is working on in the current period?
El Gohary: The Egyptian government takes into consideration the necessity of avoiding all errors and defects in the old cities in order to follow a new beginning in connecting the infrastructure in the field of information technology, which has become no less important than the connections of water and electricity.
As a company specialized in information technology, we have a great credit and a long experience in infrastructure projects. Therefore, we have obtained a large number of projects in government institutions, banks and all sectors.
It also falls under the previous item, smart city solutions, including surveillance cameras and lighting, according to the vision of government agencies, indicating that his company plays a major role in providing infrastructure solutions for communications in the new administrative capital and others in line with the directions of the government.
Cisco is currently participating in the implementation of a number of infrastructure projects in addition to the new administrative capital, such as the city of El Alamein, where the company, through its partners, provides the latest technology for the infrastructure of this project.
The company achieved global growth of 6%, with revenues exceeding $50 billion, during the last fiscal year.
How did Cisco benefit from the government’s digital transformation plan?
El Gohary: The Egyptian state is doing its best in this context, starting with the political leadership, which has given the ICT sector special attention because it is the locomotive of development in the country. The digital transformation project in Port Said governorate and the comprehensive health insurance automation project in the governorate and generalization of traffic, documentation, ration cards and investment services throughout the country under the umbrella of the Digital Egypt Initiative.
We believe that there is great agreement between Cisco’s strategy to promote digital transformation and the strategy of the Arab Republic of Egypt represented by Egypt’s Vision 2030.
With regard to the details of the pillars of Cisco’s strategy to enhance basic digital transformation in the next stage, we are working with our partners in Egypt to develop talent, as the number of students who joined the Cisco Networking Academy doubled to 30,000 students in 2020, in line with the ministry’s talent development goal.
In addition to business innovation, Cisco provides training and shares its global experiences with local start-up companies in cooperation with the Technology Innovation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (“TIEC”) under the supervision of the Information Technology Industry Development Authority (“ITIDA”). In addition, Cisco will contribute to TIEC’s technology/teleconference capabilities.