Middle East on path to digital future says Intel Chairman
- United Arab Emirates: Sunday, May 11 - 2008 at 15:19
- PRESS RELEASE
Following Intel Corporation Chairman's 4th visit to the region last month, Dr. Craig Barrett recently shared his vision on the role of technology and education in driving a digital transformation in the Middle East at the U.S - Arab Economic Forum in Washington, D.C.
The foundation for innovation in today's knowledge based economy relies on a highly educated workforce and a strong technology infrastructure. Together they make up the backbone of the modern economy".
Barrett also said such a region-wide agenda requires the combined efforts of the public and private sectors.
Barrett today announced several initiatives to build on Intel's comprehensive economic, educational and technology-related support throughout the region and the work of the Intel World Ahead program:
- Training 1,000 engineers on multi-core computer development at regional labs.
- Hosting internships and researchers visiting from the Middle East at Intel Research Labs globally.
- Developing Wireless Competency Centers in the region to assist local telecom operators successfully accelerate WiMAX deployments.
Barrett also announced Intel's commitment to the U.S.-Palestine Partnership with focus on training teachers, unwiring the West Bank and initiatives to encourage entrepreneurship.
These programs plus additional regional activities, which are to be unveiled at the World Economic Forum Middle East later in the month, continue to demonstrate Intel's commitment to the region.
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