Qiddiya approves a 5-year Deal with DETASAD as IT strategic partner

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) published the signing of a five-year core deal with Detecon Al Saudia Co. Ltd. (DETASAD) through which DETASAD will deliver all requirements and operation of the company’s IT infrastructure, managing ICT hardware and providing hybrid cloud, connectivity and manpower for all Qiddya’s resources.

Michael Reininger

“As Qiddiya is set to become the Kingdom’s Capital of Entertainment, Sports and the Arts, it is important that we have the right strategic partner that can provide IT solutions to support our rapid growth and development and we see this in DETASAD. We are happy to be entering into this long-term agreement, especially because it’s an established Saudi company with access to the latest global IT know-how.”

Present at the virtual signing ceremony was Mike Reininger, Abdulaziz Al Qahtani, IT Director of QIC, Felix Wass, CEO of DETASAD.

Felix Wass

“Over the last 38 years, DETASAD has many cloud, connectivity, deployment, operation & maintenance contracts for leading financial institutions, ministries and other governmental organizations across Saudi Arabia. As a Giga-project and a major tourist destination, this strategic partnership with Qiddiya is a great opportunity for us to contribute to the development and evolution of the Kingdom’s entertainment sector within the IT field. DETASAD is fully committed to the Saudi Vision 2030 and we are excited to support Qiddiya through this journey to become a global tourism hub and destination”.

Construction is continuing on site at Qiddiya and it is expected that the Giga-project will announce several new partnerships as the year progresses.