Sunday, January 30, 2011

Dubai Knowledge Village Highlights Best Practices at Innovation Forum and HR Technology Events

Dubai-UAE: 29 January, 2011 – An innovative approach to offering an augmented layer of value-added services to business partners has been adopted by Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV), the region’s premier destination for human resources management, according to Dr. Ayoub Kazim, Managing Director, TECOM Investments’ Education Cluster.

Outlining the innovative management strategies that the TECOM Education Cluster implements to engage all stakeholders, he added DKV’s Partner Development Management (PDM) is a testimony to the value propositions offered to business partners that has launched and implemented multiple initiatives and platforms.

Dr. Kazim’s remarks came as part of his address at the second Annual Abu Dhabi Innovation Forum that was held from 24-25 January. Supported by Dubai Knowledge Village, the event brought together international experts and leading innovators to Abu Dhabi to discuss the exciting innovation landscape and discuss ways to advance their organisations in the current economy.

Dr. Kazim said: “In addition to helping differentiate Dubai Knowledge Village offerings from other free zones, initiatives such as the Partner Development Management have created greater synergy among business partners. This strategy has helped generate valuable business development opportunities and increased our business partners’ market visibility.”

Dubai Knowledge Village’s participation in Annual Abu Dhabi Innovation Forum 2011 also coincides with its support to the HR Technology 2011 MENA conference that was held in Dubai from 24-25 January. The event drew leading HR professionals from the region to discuss how they are transforming their departments through embedding technology and systems into the strategy.

Dr. Kazim added: “By redefining the concept of a free zone, DKV has successfully increased customer satisfaction levels while maintaining stable occupancy rates even during recession. At the same time, it has also effectively contributed to the community and Dubai’s shift towards a knowledge-based economy.”

TECOM Investments Education Cluster has created several platforms to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and best practices across the areas of education, project management, leadership, work-life balance, investment, sales, IT, design, HR and tourism. Periodic industry-specific events focusing on sectors such as oil and gas, finance and banking, as well as investment prominently feature the annual calendar of programmes at DKV and DIAC.

DKV’s Partner Development Management (PDM) department has to date successfully conducted 185 workshops and seminars that have attracted over 21,000 professionals from the UAE and the region. Launched in January 2007, it aims to support business partners through fostering interaction with the TECOM community as well as other industries, maximizing exposure and visibility, and helping reach the target market through building appropriate marketing channels.

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