Cairo, Egypt and Barcelona, Spain – July 9, 2021 - Atos and the Egyptian Government, represented by Egypt's Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Mobile World Congress 2021 in Barcelona. With this agreement, Atos and ITIDA aim to accelerate the development of the digital sector in Egypt and create new employment opportunities locally.
Atos undertakes to expand its offshore operations directed towards exporting services including ERP software implementation, technical support, software development and infrastructure database management. Atos’ portfolio and focus areas include smart city services, AI and Cloud solutions, big data and analytics, and cybersecurity.
Amr Mahfouz, CEO of ITIDA, said: “We are committed to support Atos plans to ramp up its operations in Egypt as part of our mandate and the support we can offer to global tech players and inward investors every step of the way and help them better serve their customers across the globe."
ITIDA acts as a focal point for foreign investors and a strategic advisor to multinational companies investing in the local digital sector. ITIDA promotes and encourages the development of international competitiveness of ICT services and products in Egypt.
Nourdine Bihmane, Head of Growing Markets of Atos, added: “I am very happy to be at Mobile World Congress 2021 to lay a first stone and launch this ambitious partnership. Alongside Ahmad Elharany, Atos Head of Egypt, we are fully committed to put the country as a cornerstone of our strategy in the Middle East.”
Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, cybersecurity, cloud, and high-performance computing, currently aims to recruit and train new Egyptian employees directed primarily to export activities over the course of the three-year agreement.
Egypt is already home to a long list of multinational tech companies leveraging the country for their global operations and to provide a diverse range of complex services in over 20 different languages to clients across more than 100 countries. The country holds about 17 % of the global offshore BPO market, with exports revenue climbing to more than $4.2 billion last year, according to IDC.
With more than 200 technologists across the Middle East region, Atos provides technical and business support to its customers in their digital transformation journey. It has extensive knowledge and capabilities in several industries: Telecom and Media, Financial Services and Insurance, and Public Sector and Defense. Its delivery center serves customers in Egypt, but also in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa and across the Mediterranean world.