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MENAFN Press - 10/02/2013

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(MENAFN Press) Dubai-UAE: 10 February, 2013 -

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), in collaboration with Optimus Technology and Telecommunications, today announced the seventh edition of the Silicon Oasis TechForum networking event will aim to promote small and medium businesses (SMB's) and entrepreneurship through showcasing successful case studies and examining the potential of the sector.

The event is scheduled to be held on 12 February at the DSO-based Rochester Institute of Technology in Dubai.

Zaina Kanaan, co-founder and marketing manager of ananasa.com, will highlight her experience of starting out as an employee and growing into an entrepreneur. Additionally, Jebin George, IDC's Senior Research Analyst, Verticals, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, will provide insight on 'IT Spending Trends among Small and Medium Businesses in the MEA'.

Ghanim Al Falasi, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Services at DSOA, said: "We are pleased to announce the seventh Silicon Oasis TechForum Networking evening. In the previous editions, we covered a wide range of topics from IT security to mobility and cloud to social engineering. At this event, we will focus on entrepreneurship and IT spending trends of SMB's. Towards our objective to promote entrepreneurship, innovation and technological development, the event will provide participants with a platform to share ideas and form a support network."

Meera Kaul, Managing Director, Optimus Technology and Telecoms, said: "Silicon Oasis TechForum is a platform for innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. We are committed to supporting the process of capacity building and sustaining entrepreneurial ventures. Using our vast resources along with DSOA's support, we will bring industry-best speakers to share knowledge, experiences and global practices with local professionals and students."

Silicon Oasis TechForum networking events offer professionals, experts, academics and students a platform to interact for business and innovation. Featuring monthly community gatherings, the Forum hosts industry specialists who offer easy-to-understand presentations on topical industry issues to educate and stimulate discussion. In addition to serving as a community that empowers visionary leadership, highlights best practices, and offers case studies to help identify best solutions for challenging problems, the forum works closely with tech leaders, academia as well as technology and business communities such as incubators to host joint activities.

The seventh Silicon Oasis TechForum networking event will begin at 7:00pm on February 12, 2013.

About Silicon Oasis TechForum
Silicon Oasis TechForum is a collaborative initiative of DSOA and Optimus Technology and Telecom and is additionally backed by Silicon Oasis Founders (SOF), a technology incubation centre wholly owned by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), and Silicon Oasis Ventures (SOV). The forum is a networking platform for professionals, experts, academics and students to interact and to help capacity-build technology entrepreneurship and innovation in Dubai. For further details, please visit http://www.techforum.ae


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