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makes him tick
Leading ISP Qualitynet deploys ADVA FSP 3000 for flexible 400G
connectivity to enable quick and efficient service delivery.
IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS | LATEST INTELLIGENCE | REGIONAL IMPLEMENTATIONS
elcome to the latest edition
of Intelligent CIO Kuwait. This
month we feature a wide-ranging
interview with Mustafa Gangardiwala, Head
of Information Security Unit, Industrial Bank
It’s always fascinating to speak to
cybersecurity experts who are at the top
of their game and with the banking sector,
across the whole of the Middle East region,
very much under threat Gangardiwala is
able to offer a perceptive insight into the
We ask him what he thinks is the current hot
technology talking point, what he currently
identifies as the major areas of investment
in the industry and what the region-specific
challenges are when implementing new
technologies in the Middle East.
For anyone aspiring to obtain a C-level
position he has some interesting advice and
he also provides us with an insight into his
own management philosophy. Be sure to
find out more by turning to page 29.
This month’s cover features Qualitynet
deploying ADVA’s FSP 3000 platform for
nationwide data transport at speeds of up
The solution enables one of Kuwait’s
leading Internet Service Providers to offer
flexible ultra-high capacity connectivity to
its residential, business and government
customers. Mohammed Nizar Al-Nusif,
CEO, Qualitynet, tells us about the multiple
benefits it offers.
“Thanks to the ADVA FSP 3000 OpenFabric
aggregating lower-speed services onto
high-speed wavelengths, we can efficiently
provide the data rates Kuwait’s businesses
require,” he says.
“Our new network also provides
unprecedented protection. In the event of
any fibre issues, the FSP 3000 OpenFabric
automatically discovers new paths,
enhancing availability and quality of service.”
You can discover the full story by turning to
This edition’s Get To Know article features
Mohammad Alotaibi, Director of IT – Kuwait
Direct Investment Promotion Authority.
We talk to him about his career and his most
memorable achievement in the workplace.
We even ask if there was one career decision
he could change what would it be.
He certainly provides us with a thoughtful
and philosophical response that most of us
would do well to learn from. Turn to page 44
to find out what it is!
As usual we have the latest news from
around the region and your favourite
features. If you would like to be included
in the magazine feel free to email me at
[email protected] and don’t forget
to visit https://www.intelligentcio.com/
kuwait/ for the latest updates.