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Egypt: MCIT Minister Amr Talaat seeks Indian cooperation in ‘Digital Egypt Project’

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Egypt: The Minister of Communication and Information Technology of Egypt, Amr Talaat, recently visited India during his four-day tour. He met with the Indian officials of the major tech firms in Bengaluru and discussed major policies on joint operations regarding Digital Egypt Projects.

The meetings were held to discuss opportunities for cooperation and investment in Egypt in data centres, research and development (R&D) and electronics design, as well as in implementing Digital Egypt projects.

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In addition, the MICT Minister met with Chief Strategy Officer Ramya Mohan and officials from Cyient, a global engineering and technology solutions company. 

During his visit, MCIT Minister said they discussed enhancing cooperation in electronics and embedded systems and possibly hosting a global engineering centre in Egypt. 

Cyient designs and manufactures semiconductors, electronic systems and tech solutions for major multinationals.

Talaat met today with Vice President and General Manager – ASIC at eInfochips Mangesh Kulkarni. They discussed enhancing cooperation in R&D in fabless semiconductor design (Digital IC design services / embedded systems) and expanding eInfochips’ business in Egypt.

The meeting discussed Egypt’s strategy to develop the electronics design and manufacturing industry and the incentives necessary to support eInfochips’ expansion in Egypt, relying on the Egyptian talent pool in fabless semiconductor design and embedded systems.

Arrow company is a leading provider of digital transformation and product engineering services. It has also been recognized as a leader in engineering R&D services.

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Furthermore, the MICT Minister visited CtrlS Datacenters in Bangalore. He met with CEO Sridhar Pinnapureddy and officials from the company to discuss enhancing cooperation in data centres and cloud computing. 

Similarly, Talaat and his accompanying delegation met with the Vice President of GlobalLogic, Suresh Khosla and officials from the company. They discussed opportunities for cooperation in Egypt in capacity-building and Digital Egypt projects. 

Additionally, GlobalLogic, a Hitachi Group company, is a full-lifecycle product development services leader. It is headquartered in Silicon Valley.

Concluding his meetings, the ICT Minister and his accompanying delegation met with officials from Capgemini, a global leader in Engineering Research and Development (ER&D) and IoT services. 

He met with the CEO of Capgemini in India, Ashwin Yardi; Engagement Director and Vice President Narayan Prasad; and several officials. They discussed the company’s activities in ER&D and expansion plans in Egypt.

The meetings were attended by Acting CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) Ahmed Elzaher, Assistant ICT Minister for Strategy and Implementation Sherine El-Guindy, and Assistant ICT Minister for Global Information Infrastructure (GII) Mohamed Nasr Eldin.

It is worth noting that the ICT Minister and his accompanying delegation visited India on January 9-13. 

In the end, they met with Indian government officials and CEOs of major ICT companies to discuss enhancing cooperation and investment in several areas, including BPO and offshoring, digital transformation, capacity-building, digital innovation and entrepreneurship, electronics design and manufacturing, and GII.

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