“At Orange Business Services, we focus on humanizing technology and believe that technology only becomes innovation when it becomes useful to the greatest number of people. At Orange Business Services, our focus is on technology that helps you to create better employee and customer experiences.”
How has the business year 2017 been for Orange Business Services? What kind of upward or downward trajectories did you see?
From a global perspective, Orange Business Services reported an acceleration in revenue growth in Q2 2017 and with sustained strong commercial momentum. Our Essentials2020 strategy, based on network superiority, premium services, and unmatched customer experience, is having an impact.
In the Middle East, Orange Business Services has continued to deliver double digit annual revenue growth in the region and we have been able to secure strategic deals this year working with governments and enterprises in the region, with a focus on large Smart Cities and Digital Transformation projects, adding new logos to the customer list.
Tell us about your recent partnerships in the region? What kind of growth or additions have you had to your portfolio?
As an IT services provider and major systems integrator, technology partners play a critical role in our business and are an integral part of our ecosystem. Jointly with our partners, we research and develop innovative solutions that work optimally in our customer’s business environment.
As part of our Smart City strategy in the region and globally, we’ve continued building a strong ecosystem of partners that we trust to serve our customers and help them achieve their objectives. Some of our recent partnerships include Huawei, Tridium by Honeywell, and others.
We have also joined hands this year with DSOA (Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority), du, Smart Dubai Office, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Visa, and Rochester Institute of Technology, to sponsor and support the Dubai Smart City Accelerator, which aims to accelerate 40 new ventures over the next three years. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), launched this accelerator programme (operated by Startupbootcamp) which is the first of its kind in the MENA region, in May 2017. A team of senior mentors from Orange Business Services will work on guiding these new ventures.
How have your solutions lived up to the new realities of IoT, AI and Business Intelligence?
At Orange Business Services, we have developed our own framework to help customers build their IoT solutions. Datavenue is our innovative internet of things (IoT) and data analytics framework.
With Datavenue, Orange Business Services brings together our long-standing expertise and experience, supported by 700 IoT and analytics experts worldwide, as well as data scientists, developers, consultants, statisticians and IoT security experts.
Datavenue offers a coherent package of solutions and services that offer users security and the chance to really benefit from data analysis and the Internet of Things. Datavenue now features two new complementary offerings: Live Objects, for connected objects, and Flexible Data, for data analysis.