18th of October 2018. Dubai Internet City (DIC), the leading technology community in the region, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Russian Export Center (REC) to launch the first Russian Center for Digital Innovations and Information and Communication Technologies outside of Russia in Dubai.
The MoU was signed by Ammar Al Malik, Managing Director, Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsource City and Marat Korovaev, Head of IT Export Support Department, Russian Export Center during GITEX Technology Week 2018, in the presence of Malek Al Malek, CEO of TECOM Group; Saleh Al Aroud, Chairman of the Russian Business Council in Dubai and the Northern Emirates and prominent Russian dignitaries including Oleg Fomin - Consul General of the Russian Federation in UAE amongst others, and Muhammad Shiha CEO of Russian Center for Digital Innovations and ICT, and the Executive Director of the Russian Business Council in Dubai & Northern Emirates.
Commenting on the MoU, Ammar Al Malik, Managing Director, Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsource City said, “The UAE and Russia have shared close business ties for decades, and for DIC to be chosen as the first overseas destination by REC is a true testament to Dubai’s key position as a global business destination. As the largest hub and leading community of technology innovators in the region, DIC is supporting in translating the Dubai Strategy for Innovation into action. The Russian Center for Digital Innovations and ICT in UAE, along with other innovation centers and labs that DIC is home to, will serve as a catalyst for this vision.”
Kristina Tantsyura, the Managong Director on InfoWatch, said: “For the past 7 years, I have been bringing Russian IT companies to the UAE and the Middle East markets, so for me the opening of this center is a very important step towards developing relations between Russian and Emirati companies in the field of new technologies. I am proud that I have actively contributed to this project and wish the center success in the implementation of its projects”