From time to time, vArmour is proud to host key customers at our Mountain View, California headquarters. Customers share their experiences working with the company and get to meet the team behind the vArmour DSS product. Our most recent guest was Ahmad Al Emadi from Dubai Municipality.
Ahmad is part of a new breed of innovators leveraging emergent technologies to tackle complex challenges and build for the future. As the IT Infrastructure Project Manager at Dubai Municipality, and the organization’s Representing Member of the Dubai Future Accelerators Program, Ahmad leads cutting-edge initiatives that are transforming Dubai into one of the fastest moving, most dynamic urban environments in the world. He and his team recently deployed vArmour DSS to secure and enhance Dubai Municipality’s state-of-the art IT infrastructure into a software-defined environment.
During his visit, Ahmad joined vArmour executives, product leadership, solutions architects, and UX/UI designers to give feedback on upcoming features and functionality, and help shape product direction to align with Dubai Municipality's key initiatives. These initiatives, we learned, are the core components of a greater vision known as Smart Dubai - the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum to make Dubai the happiest city on Earth by embracing technology innovation.
Sharing time with Ahmad, both on this visit and over the course of our deployment, it was easy to see why he is recognized as thought leader across the industry and amongst his peers. His philosophy is simple: “Do it the best, or don’t do it at all”. His commitment to the success and wellbeing of his community shows not only through his efforts in building the most advanced infrastructure with the best technology available, but in the work he’s done to ensure Dubai Municipality is well-positioned to support Smart Dubai for decades to come.
While we tend to think of ourselves as a security company protecting modern virtual and cloud environments, Ahmad’s goals and ambitions at Dubai Municipality remind us that we’re part of something much bigger - an effort to make the world a happier place.