Dubai – MENA Herald: Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy management and automation, discussed the importance of implementing advances in data center technologies to step-up the efficiency and security of financial institutions at the Middle East Banking Technology and Innovation Summit (MEBIS) 2015.

Ziad Youssef, Vice President of ITB, GulfCountries, Schneider Electricdelivered a keynote speech on how the right IT architecture could offer positive solutions to meet the challenges faced by the region’s financial sector. Schneider Electric is participating in the leading technology event this yearasa diamond sponsor.

Jonathan Duncan, ITB MEA Director for Integrated Solutions & Data Center Applications,shared insightson ‘Datacenter Efficiency through Software.’Highlighting the challenges of modern datacenters and the need for holistic integration of technology hardware and software components, Duncan outlinedbest practices in making safe andaccurate decisions that increase the efficiency of an enterprise.

Ziad Youssef said: “At Schneider Electric, one of our focus areas is to build a strong network in the banking sector.We believe this forum is the perfect opportunity for us to share our knowledge, product offering and solutions. Today, every organization, no matter how well established, is lookingfor better ways to optimizetheir resources and transformdatacenterinfrastructure in order to offersmarter, more responsive solutionsthat facilitate ease of communication, and can be scaled up at minimal expenditure.

“We propose not to alter an organization’s entire datacenter network, but to provide convenient solutions that boost productivity and reduce operating, capital and maintenance expenditures over a period of time.”

Highlighting specialized technology for the financial sector in his presentation, Jonathan Duncan said: “At Schneider Electric, we strive to connect IT with OT to help enterprises develop and stay on par with competition and industry trends. Our suit of datacenter infrastructure technology is a value-add to banks, helping them become smarter and operationally more efficient while mitigating risks and minimizing downtime. We believe datacenters are the information backbone of any enterprise today – and must be strengthened to keep the organization standing strong and resilient to internal and external attacks. ”

MEBIS 2015, now in its fifth year, is a leading regional event for banking sector. This year’s event focusedon the latest in cutting edge technology and innovations that are set totransform the regional banking industry. It offered a perspective on the trends, and hosted panel discussions and interactive componentswith industry experts. Organized by Expotrade, MEBIS 2015 welcomed 450professionals from across the GCC. For more information, please visit http://www.bankinnovation-me.com/