IDCA Chairman meets the Portuguese President on Digital Economy
Building a better world for all...
Washington, D.C., November 14th 2018: International Data Center Authority (IDCA) today announces that Chairman of IDCA, Mr. Mehdi Paryavi, has met with the Dr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, The President of the Portuguese Republic at the National Palace of Belém (Palácio Nacional de Belém), Lisbon, Portugal.
IDCA has been present in the nation of Portugal in order to help Portugal transform its state into a modern and pioneering Digital Economy. Series of meetings and workshops with industry pioneers, officials, investors, legal advisors, environmentalists, deans of major universities, mayors, and government officials, as well as the President of the Portuguese Republic have taken place to aid the effort. IDCA’s agenda for Portugal have included but are not limited to:
- - Establishing Digital Road Map for Portugal;
- - Aiding Portugal to Become a Pioneer of True Digital Economy;
- - Building the necessary Educational Backbone for the Application Ecosystem (Cloud, Data Centers, IoT, AI, Analytics, etc.) and developing the necessary human capital in Portugal;
- - Building National Standards that are Modern, Coherent and Suited for Portuguese Terrains;
- - Enticing Digital Infrastructure Investment to Portugal;
Carla Mia, Chairwoman of IDCA Economic Development, Portuguese Chapter, stated, “This is an amazing moment for Portugal and the IT industry. We have come a long way and enjoy the support of visionary officials at highest offices, investors and the public to make Portugal a pioneer in Europe, with IDCA’s help.”
During the meeting with the President of Portugal, both parties discussed the importance of transforming the lives of ordinary civilians and elevating their standards of living through the digital economy initiatives; being present in Portugal consistently and having long-term plans both in terms of human resources and capital; as well as durations of projects and amounts of investment. During the meeting with Dr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, The President of the Portuguese Republic, Chairman of IDCA, Mehdi Paryavi stated, in reference to the President’s speech at the WebSummit 2018, “Mr. President, the best way you could elevate the standards of living and accelerate the prosperity for a nation is the “digital economy”, and by creating the right platforms that can foster such prosperity.” Mr. Mehdi Paryavi continued, “This is only achievable if you build the right road map for a national or continent in order to not become a mere consumer market, rather exporter of ideas, information, knowledge and expertise to the word.” The meeting was concluded with photographs, handshakes and pledge to present/review the development progress with the President in the near future.
IDCA continues to strive to evaluate the livelihood of the world’s citizens by venturing the globe and exchanging ideas, formulating educational platforms and building the necessary frameworks, standards, initiatives, road maps, concepts, principles and platforms for the digital era.
About IDCA - Headquartered in Washington D.C., the IDCA was established to streamline, structure, educate and give direction to the information technology, data center and cloud industry. IDCA’s core mission is to aid in standardizing the feasibility, approach, selection, design, implementation, documentation and operation of data centers via modern-day processes and methodologies. IDCA is paving the way for professionals in power, cooling, network, system, storage, software, application, physical security, IT security, civil, architecture, telecommunication, structured cabling, safety, business continuity, operations, management, engineering, finance, legal, sales, marketing, HR, virtualization and cloud to all gather under one roof, with one mission, and for one industry. Thus far, thousands of professionals from both the government sector, such Department of Social Security, NASA, the U.S. House of Representatives, Department of Education, U.S. Courts, Department of State, as well as major conglomerates such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, AWS, MLB, Experian, Ericsson, eBay, AOL, Salesforce, Digital Realty, Visa, MasterCard, The World Bank, Verizon, AIG, T-Mobile, Expedia, Time Warner and others have been educated, trained and certified by IDCA. More on IDCA: idc-a.org
President of Portugal - The President of the Portuguese Republic (Portuguese: Presidente da República Portuguesa, is the executive head of state of Portugal. The powers, functions and duties of prior presidential offices, and their relation with the Prime Minister and cabinets have over time differed with the various Portuguese constitutions. The current President of Portugal is Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who took office on 9 March 2016. Dr. Marcelo Nuno Duarte Rebelo de Sousa is a Portuguese politician serving as the 20th and current President of Portugal since 9 March 2016. Previously he was a government minister and member of parliament, a law professor, journalist, political analyst and pundit. More on President of Portugal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_Portugal
About IDCA Chairman - Mehdi is Chairman of International Data Center Authority (IDCA). He provides guidance to the IDCA affairs and data center industry via his active presence, in-depth knowledge, diverse expertise and see-through vision. Mehdi’s thoughts are always highly educational and boldly progressive. When he speaks, he delivers exceptionally unique set of eye-opening speeches and lectures that are always life changing. He lectures globally and represents IDCA in summits, seminars, symposium and webinars. Meeting with governmental delegations, including Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Ministers with regards to data center and cloud strategies, national standardization and education programs as well as discussions with C-Levels across the corporate arena are integral portions of Mehdi’s active role at IDCA. He oversees the developments of the IDCA boards and committees. He provides insight and supervision to the development of the data center standards and utilizes his know-how, expertise and forward-looking strategies to empower and enable the development of the data center industry. More on IDCA Chairman: https://www.mehdiparyavi.com/about-mehdi/
About Portugal - Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (Portuguese: República Portuguesa is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe. It is bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments. Portugal is the oldest state on the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest in Europe, its territory having been continuously settled, invaded and fought over since prehistoric times. The Pre-Celts, Celts, Carthaginians and Romans were followed by the invasions of the Visigoths and Suebi Germanic peoples. Portugal has left a profound cultural and architectural influence across the globe, a legacy of 300 million Portuguese speakers, and many Portuguese-based creoles. A member of the United Nations and the European Union, Portugal was also one of the founding members of NATO, the eurozone, the OECD, and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries. Portugal is a developed country with a high-income advanced economy and high living standards. It is the 4th most peaceful country in the world, and its state is the 15th most stable one, maintained under a unitary semi-presidential republican form of government. Additionally, the country ranks highly in terms of democracy (10th), social progress (20th), prosperity (25th), press freedom(14th), moral freedom (3rd), LGBTI rights (7th in Europe), ease of doing business (29th) and road network (2nd). More on Portugal: