“ITIDA” organizes a round table on enhancing the competitiveness of local software companies and their international accreditation

28 February 2024

The software engineering assessment and accreditation Center (SECC) at the Information Technology Industry Development Authority (ITIDA) organized a round table on the best international practices to raise the performance of IT institutions and software companies, headed by the integrated quality benefit model known as CMMI, in the presence of Eng. Ahmed Al-Zaher, CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Authority, Eng. Khalid Ibrahim, chairman of the board of Directors of the Chamber of information and Communications Technology Industry, Dr. Haitham Hamza, acting head of SECC and a number of destinations Beneficiaries of the center's services.

The Round Table events held at the digital Egypt Innovation Center in Sultan Hussein Kamel Palace included many discussions on the effectiveness of adopting the integrated quality benefit model (CMMI) and its implications for improving and raising the efficiency of operations at IT companies. During the meeting, a number of topics related to ways to promote the growth of the technology companies Sector, future visions and challenges faced by companies were discussed.

Ahmed Al-Zaher stressed the authority's keenness to communicate constructively with information technology companies and software companies and get acquainted with various visions, which reflects positively on the development of the information technology industry, pointing out that the authority is working to enhance the efforts of developing the local industry by raising the efficiency of companies and helping them to be present in international markets, through supporting and developing the software industry in Egypt, and upgrading software engineering to become more competitive.

Al-Zaher stressed that the increased demand for professional skills specialized in the software and software products industry is a great attraction factor for the Egyptian market, as it provides professional skills, creative solutions and products that will open foreign markets, regionally and globally, generating income for the Egyptian economy in foreign currency.

The meeting discussed the role of the authority to expand the circle of companies benefiting from international accreditations and certificates by highlighting the success stories, experiences and expertise of companies that have received international accreditation from the software engineering assessment and accreditation Center (SECC) at the authority, and highlighting the impact, positive return and performance results after the adoption of the CMMI global model and the most important areas of improvement in companies.

The CEO of the authority stressed the need for local companies to keep abreast of global trends and the latest information technology applications in order to enhance their export capabilities and continue to compete globally, which contributes to consolidating Egypt's position in the field of cross-border IT services industry and enhancing its attractiveness as a leading global destination in this field.

Al-Zaher added that the authority is looking forward through continuous meetings with partner companies and organizations to draw a new map of capacity-building programs and international accreditations that the authority intends to support and make available to the local industry at the request of the global market, pointing to the positive role played by the internationally accredited experts at SECC in the transfer of modern technology and global frameworks and practices and put them at the disposal of companies working in the field of Information Technology in Egypt, and help them implement and apply.

It is worth mentioning that the software engineering assessment and accreditation Center (SECC) has provided consultations, evaluations and accreditation of the integrated quality benefit model for development and services to about 200 companies since 2007 in Egypt, Bangladesh, China, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Syria and the United Arab Emirates, including 75 local companies and 113 international companies.

Source: Africas

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