Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 47 - Page 8

NEWS
GSD appoints James Harb as general manager

Gulf Software Distribution ( GSD ), a value-added distributor ( VAD ) across the Gulf region , has announced the appointment of James Harb as the company ’ s new general manager .

In his new role , Harb will oversee GSD ’ s market expansion , revenue and channel strategy . His extensive background in driving innovative ideas and positive change combined with the ability to foster relationships and synergy with the regional customers will support the company ’ s growth across the Gulf markets .
Harb brings more than 25 years of senior leadership experience onboard . He is wellversed in leading and managing organisational strategies , business transformation , and building partnerships and alliances . He has a proven track record of working in highly competitive local and international markets and driving product expansion , increasing revenues and improving profits . Harb said : “ I ’ m excited to lead GSD through this important phase of growth and believe we have a unique opportunity to make an impact in the regional market . I look forward to working alongside my team to offer compelling solutions that support our customer ’ s growth ambitions , particularly at a time of digitisation and huge regional transformation .”
James Harb , General Manager , Gulf Software Distribution
Ataccama partners with UST to transform enterprise data governance

Ataccama , an enterprise data quality fabric provider and UST , a

Digital Transformation solutions company , have announced a partnership to deliver AI-powered data management solutions to enterprise organisations .
The Ataccama ONE Data Quality Fabric delivers high quality data to relevant teams and algorithms with governance , quality , and compliance assured automatically . Together with UST IQ , a platform delivering ingestion-to-insights for data at scale with unparalleled performance , the broader challenges of provisioning and governing required data in support of business imperatives are addressed simply and efficiently .
“ Not only are businesses today generating massive amounts of data , but they are also going through an incredible number of large and small mergers and acquisitions . At the same time , they are facing intense regulatory pressure to track every piece of data for audit , traceability , and privacy compliance . UST ’ s data management practice will benefit from Ataccama ’ s best-in-class capabilities around data governance to provide comprehensive data management with AI-driven approaches for proactive data quality ,” said Niranjan Ramsunder , Chief Technology Officer , UST .
“ Ataccama continues to invest in its rapidly growing partner ecosystem to champion customers throughout their data-driven business transformation journeys . We see UST at the forefront of Digital Transformation with a strong presence in our strategic markets and verticalsp ,” stated Afshin Lotfi , CEO , Ataccama North America .
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