Silicon Oasis TechForum to Focus on Energy Efficiency and Cloud Security at Networking Event

Senior Executives from Schneider Electric and Huawei to Headline Event on 9 April at Rochester Institute of Technology in Dubai

Online PR News – 08-April-2013 – Dubai, UAE – Dubai-UAE: 8 April, 2013 – Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), in collaboration with Optimus Technology and Telecommunications, today announced the ninth edition of the Silicon Oasis TechForum will highlight the challenges and solutions for energy efficiency and cloud security.

Scheduled to be held on 9 April; 7:00pm onwards at the DSO-based Rochester Institute of Technology in Dubai, the event will also serve as a networking platform for industry professionals, academics and students.

Enrique Pastor, Power Marketing Director, Gulf Countries at Schneider Electric, will headline the event offering insights on the challenges of increased energy requirements, the need to reduce CO2 emissions, and strategies for ensuring energy efficiency.

In his presentation ‘Bolting the Security Hatch in Cloud Computing’, Afsar Zaidi, Principle Consultant Huawei, will stress on the importance of implementing well-proven security measures to protect the data cloud from prevalent threats in today’s connected society. Zaidi will also explain why security concerns need not be a limiting factor when planning a cloud computing solution.

Ghanim Al Falasi, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Services at DSOA, said: “The Silicon Oasis TechForum networking event is becoming increasingly popular amongst technology professionals, academics and students. Through these event, we seek to continue promoting entrepreneurship, innovation and technological development through providing interested professionals with a platform to share ideas and support each other’s business. The ninth edition of Silicon Oasis Techforum will address energy efficiency issues and offer solutions that reduce our carbon footprint and mitigate security threats in cloud computing environments.”

Meera Kaul, Managing Director, Optimus Technology and Telecoms, said: “Entrepreneurship enablement is a complex process. TechForum offers us a platform to highlight high-growth opportunities for entrepreneurs, in line with our objective to support them in leveraging promising business prospects.”

Silicon Oasis TechForum features monthly community gatherings and hosts industry specialists who offer easy-to-understand presentations on topical industry issues. In addition to serving as a community that empowers visionary leadership, underlines 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 ninth Silicon Oasis TechForum networking event will begin at 7:00pm on April 9, 2013. Those interested in attending the event are invited to call on +971555596981 and +971552281560 or email on