A Career in IT in Egypt

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A Career in IT in Egypt. Ali Zewail , MBA CEO & Co-Founder of jidari.com. Introductions. Currently, CEO at Jidari.com Previously: General Manager @ Raya Software Research & Innovation Manager @ Intel Corporation Also worked at Soficom , Unilever.. Fulbright Scholar, MBA 2004 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation



A Career in IT in EgyptAli Zewail, MBACEO & Co-Founder of jidari.com

IntroductionsCurrently, CEO at Jidari.comPreviously:General Manager @ Raya SoftwareResearch & Innovation Manager @ Intel CorporationAlso worked at Soficom, Unilever..Fulbright Scholar, MBA 2004B. Sc. Eng, Alexandria University, 1994

IT Industry in EgyptWithin Egypt: Mostly Enterprise ApplicationsBiggest Sectors: Government and BankingDatabase ApplicationsTraditional technologies based on large vendors such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, etc.Offshore DevelopmentSome startup activityThen something Happened.

2011-2012An explosion of startupsNow: IT Industry in EgyptMany startups, serving all sorts of industriesMuch less enterprise application developmentOffshore developmentWhats DifferentAttributeEstablished CompanyStartupsManagement StyleFormalEmpowermentEmphasisEffortOutputCollaborationLowHighEmployee-Client EngagementLowerHigherTechnologiesTraditionalOpen-source, cutting-edgeUncertaintyLowHighProjectsBusiness AutomationAnything you can imagineCultureExecuting, DeliveringLearning, Collaborating8If you want to do it yourselfTake risks but calculated onesKnow your customer first and foremostDont copy be creativeDont just look inward think across industriesDont be generic find a nicheBe excellent dont settle for mediocreLastly - work very, very hardParting WordsThank You, Take care!Ali ZewailTwitter: @alizewailwww.jidari.com