Al-Ittihad Article

Dear Colleagues,


I am pleased to share with you the Al-Ittihad Arabic daily yesterday 13.12.2014 edition Page 20 has published attached group photo taken on 27 Oct. ’14 @ Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi during 2014 BCS ME Chairman Annual Dinner, with HE Philip Purham, British Ambassador to the UAE, the undersigned and the UAE Nationals.

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An excellent media publicity for BCS Awards.




Eng. Adel Salem Alkaff Al Hashmi

Founder & Chairman, BCS ME Section


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Al Hashmi Awards Dr. Al-Suwaidi an Honorable Shield

Abu Dhabi Sunday 21st April, 2013

Al Hashmi Awards Dr. Al-Suwaidi an Honorable Shield from “The Chartered Institute for Information Technology – BCS”

H.E.  Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi, Director General of the Emirates Center For Strategic Studies & Research, received an honor from “The Chartered Institute for Information Technology – BCS”. Eng. Adel Alkaff Al Hashmi, The Chairman of 2013 Conference and Chair of the Chartered Institute for IT BCS – (Middle East), delivered H.E. a memorial shield on Sunday 21st April, in recognition of his effective role in boosting research and knowledge in the information technology field. It is also to show appreciation for the Center’s valuable contribution sponsoring the Institute’s  1st International Conference in the Middle East, held in Abu Dhabi on 31st March and 1st of April 2013, under the sponsorship of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan; Minister of Culture, Youth & Community Development, and for  his continuous efforts of supporting and encouraging scientific research, creation and development of IT and Innovation.

H.E. Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi, expressed his gratitude for the honor, stressing the importance of information technology as a vital sector and stated that efforts must be doubled not only to ensure ease of exploration but to reveal its hidden secrets, and allow man to benefit from it. H.E. emphasized that the Emirates Center For Strategic Studies & Research insists on exerting efforts, in its capacity as a prestigious research institute, to be involved in the field of information technology, and that anyone who wishes to advance in the Twenty-First Century must master the science.

The UK BCS IT Institute seeks to develop and strengthen the relationships between information technology experts around the world.  The Institute fosters links between experts from industry, academia and business to promote new thinking, education and knowledge sharing.

Eng. Adel Al Hashmi, Conference Chairman, mentioned that the international conference organized by the Institute in the Fairmont Bab El Bahr hotel in Abu Dhabi covered working papers and research which focuses on the latest innovations and developments in the field of information technology creations delivered by key international experts in this field from the  UAE and worldwide. In view of the distinguished success of the conference, it has been decided to hold and organize the 2nd BCS International IT Conference in Abu Dhabi in March, 2014 (



Al-Ittihad presenting award to Jamal Suwaidi -BCS 2013-1

BCS Conference CIO Panel

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BCS International IT Conference


Dear BCS Members,

I am pleased to inform you that we have launched the website for our forthcoming 1st Middle East’s  BCS International IT Conference  which will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, at the Fairmont bab albahr Hotel during 31st March – 1st April, 2013.

I recommend you browse the website and urge you to consider early registration due to limited seats  (US $ 500 BCS Members) & (US $ 700 Non members) for the 2-day Conference. A special workshop on Innovation will be announced shortly at an extra cost of merely (US $ 100) by Mr Wael Al Chakra, IBM’s Master Inventor travelling from USA to deliver.

I will also appreciate if you could circulate this invitation to your colleagues, friends and professional associates.

I look forward to hear from you shortly and welcome you at the Conference.


Eng. Adel Salem Alkaff

Conference Chair