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Get to know: Thomas di Giacomo, CTO, SUSE

Intelligent CIO gets to know what makes Thomas di Giacomo, CTO at SUSE, tick inside and outside the office.  What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? When I think about my most memorable achievements – aside from my PhD and the opportunities to take on exciting roles – the ones that stand out […]


Get to Know: Charbel Khneisser of Riverbed

Charbel Khneisser, Regional Presales Director, METNA at Riverbed, tells us about his life in and outside of the office. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement?  My 14 years working in the technology industry have been extremely fruitful and this is true of all the roles I’ve played. I have two career achievements […]


Get To Know: Kirill Nikolaev, of VIMANA Global and founder of BITCOIN VIP

On the lighter side of things, we ask an industry expert what makes them tick.  Kirill Nikolaev, Board Member at VIMANA Global and Founder of BITCOIN VIP, gives us an insight into his life in and outside of work. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? In 2002, I decided to start my […]


Get To Know: Sherry Zameer of Gemalto tells us what makes him tick

On the lighter side of things, we ask an industry expert what makes them tick.  Sherry Zameer, SVP Internet of Things for CISMEA at Gemalto, gives us an insight into his life in and outside of work. What first made you think of a career in technology? I am not sure if I picked a […]


Get To Know: Guruprasad Padmanabhan from Redline

On the lighter side of things, we ask industry experts what makes them tick. Here we speak to Guruprasad Padmanabhan, VP, Business Development, MEA, for Redline. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? My most memorable achievement would have to be being part of the beginning of the cloud revolution at Amazon. My […]


Get To Know: John Hathaway of BeyondTrust

On the lighter side of things, we ask John Hathaway, Regional Sales Director, BeyondTrust, what makes him tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? In a previous role, with a well-established systems integrator, I was tasked with solving the problem of eroding hardware margins. Leveraging my industry experience and strong relationships with […]


Get To Know: Harish Chib, Vice President Middle East & Africa, Sophos

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? There are many achievements that I am very proud of, purely because at the onset they looked unachievable; this includes seemingly impossible targets and extremely challenging projects. However, the achievement that gives me most pride and joy is my decision to join a start-up, Cyberoam (it […]


Alain Penel, Regional Vice President, Middle East, Fortinet

What first made you think of a career in technology? I have a Masters degree in Business, but IT has always been a passion. I like the fast-paced nature of the industry, where each day brings new innovations and challenges. I see technology as a means to a better life for individuals and businesses, and […]


Samar Khallouf, Regional Sales Manager, Congnosec

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? One of the turning points in my career was when I decided to change industries. I saw the potential of the IT market and believed that my skillset would be well adapted to the needs of the sector. As with any big decision, it wasn’t without […]