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Cairo ICT 2012 Kherna interview

7 May

While hanging around in CICT 2012, I have made an interview with Amera Salah from Kherna is an online social hub that will not only connect donors and volunteers to charity organizations, but it will also connect you to your friends that have similar charity activities. All you need to do is to watch this two minutes video and you will get the whole idea.

Cairo ICT 2012

30 Apr

if you have missed Cairo ICT 2012, you can still catch up with some of what you have missed in this post and the following posts. This time it is simply a group of pictures taken in ICT 2012.

Culturama theater

AS you can see in the picture it’s a curved silver screen showing cultural interactive content, personally I have attended a show about Jan 25. The experience was awesome.

Culturama theater

Xerox Booth
Xerox booth

SAP booth

If you don’t know what SAP is, it is a German software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations.

SAP booth in Cairo ICT

Mobinil Booth

Personally I didn’t like that booth a lot, it was very crowded, and noisy as it was playing Arabic songs almost all the time. But despite the previous cons, the did has some new services to offer like video IVR, and traffic detection systems. They also have a stack of video games dedicated computers for it’s visitors entertainment.

Mobinil Booth at Cairo ICT 2012

Blackberry booth

I didn’t spend a lot of time here in this booth as I couldn’t find anything new than already presented in the market.

Blackberry both in Cairo ICT 2012

EMC2 booth

If you don’t know what EMC2 does I recommend to read their history from here . One of their companies called Iomega produced a personal hard disk that when connected to your home router is automatically turned into a storage cloud that you and your family can use from anywhere in the world.
EMC2 booth at Cairo ICT 2012

Vodafone learning keyboard

This is not just a keyboard, it contains memory, a processor and a data sim card. All you need to do is to connect it to you T.V. and start browsing the Internet without a full blown computer. Vodafone also is planning to put educational material on their cloud such that school students can study online. This device already exists in their stores for just 500 L.E.
Vodafone learning keyboard at Cairo ICT 2012
Vodafone Booth Decorations
Vodafone Booth Decorations at Cairo ICT 2012

Vodafone learning keyboard plugged to a T.V.

Vodafone learning keyboard plugged to a T.V.

Huawei booth

Huawei booth at cairo ICT

Microsoft booth

Microsoft Booth at cairo ICT 2012

Vodafone learning keyboard flipped

Vodafone learning keyboard flipped

Tagipedia  tags

Just Point your mobile’s camera to the barcode of an item you are interested in, and enjoy the multiple of services especially tailored for you. You might need to check

Tagipedia rock at Cairo ICT 2012

A collection of small sized booths

Kherna booth was in that area, you can check their website here

A collection of small booths at cairo ICT 2012

Cairo ICT 2012 hall entrance

Cairo ICT 2012 hall entrance

Samsung Booth

Samsung Booth at Cairo ICT 2012

Vodafone fleet Management system

A device is put in the car, and by the end of the day the fleet manager will unplug this device and see the streets that the car has passed through along with it’s speed. Real time tracking is not supported due to Egyptian regulations.

Vodafone fleet Management system 2012

Vodafone traffic jam detection system

Vodafone can measure the traffic jam in a street using the average speed of Vodafone customers on the road, the updates this information on a map using color codes,

Vodafone traffic jam detection system

Vodafone booth decorations

Vodafone booth was really big, that it held a decoration area as big as a medium sized booth.

Vodafone booth decorations Cairo ICT 2012

Cairo ICT 2012 Registration

Here we bought the tickets and got our name tags.

Cairo ICT 2012 Registration

VivoTek booth

They provide surveillance cameras solutions both hardware and software.

VivoTek booth in cairo ICT 2012

Asphalt 5 played on a Galaxy Note

Mobinil build playing section in their booth in Cairo ICT 2012, games included asphalat 5, and angry birds.

Asphalt 5 played on a Galaxy Note in cairo ICT| 2012

Vodafone’s car ani theft advertisment

Vodafone’s car ani theft advertisment in cairo ICT

Vodafone's car ani theft advertisment in cairo ICT

Start with google crash course

17 Dec

During the past three days I have experienced something I have never passed through since ages. It was “start with google” crash course event. For a life time I heard about success stories in the IT business, but never really came across direct communication with any of them. In this event; Google, SAS, and Innoventures, have mixed together entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and business owners.

The result was magical; there was this spirit of motivation and success.  I have met many successful people out there; all of them were hard workers, and determinant to success.  But if I wanted to mention what I have really learned from this event I can say that “Startup success is not about ideas, it’s about the team implementing them”.  I know that there are other factors that can make the startup successful, but if you look deeply you will find that they are just by-products of a successful collaborative team. Also I have learned that Ideas are only worth the papers that they were written on them, the big deal is about making them a reality.  It would take several articles to summarize all the lessons I have learned, so I have decided that for now I will just list the five questions a start-up needs to answer to be successful. These tips were mentioned right before the event’s closing session.

TIP 1: Where is the problem you are trying to solve for your customer?

TIP 2: What is the market? How big it is? Is it scalable or not?

TIP 3: What are you going to do to solve the customer problem?

TIP 4: How competent your team is? Can the team complete the project on time with the required quality?

TIP 5: How much money do you want to start? How much money your business is going to return?