The Hisham Itani Digital Transformation Award in partnership with AUB targets projects in the digital transformation space

NNA - Hisham Itani, chairman and CEO of Resource Group, a technology group with diversified businesses covering the Middle East and Africa, has partnered with the American University of Beirut (AUB) to launch the Hisham Itani Digital Transformation Award, in line with his vision to support national and regional talents, and drive the digital transformation in the region. The newly established award targets innovative and compelling digital transformation projects in any field.


“I am delighted to partner with The Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) at AUB and launch this new award that puts our creative minds at the forefront of the digital transformation in the region,” said Hisham Itani. He continued, “I am looking forward to seeing the future founders getting on this journey that will be insightful and innovative for the participants. I am hoping this award brings hope to a generation baffled by the most difficult national crisis the country has ever seen.”


Itani, who is an AUB graduate himself, joined his family business after graduating. He ventured into new technologies and invested in Research and Development (R&D) thus pioneering the digital security industry in Lebanon and the region. His vision, knowledge, and continuous investment in new technologies led him to expand the business in the Middle East and Africa region across several industries including digital security, information and communication technology, port and vehicle inspections, software development, startup incubation, metaverse advisory, and others.


In fact, Itani’s own entrepreneurial journey inspired him to support students and rising entrepreneurs in their own ambitions. He said, “I am aware of the importance of giving students a platform to share their ideas and be able to build them and turn them into profitable businesses. The idea behind the Hisham Itani Digital Transformation Award is to provide not only monetary support but also offer mentorship and share knowhow with the students to bring their projects to reality. On this note, I would like to thank the MSFEA for their support and their entrepreneurial initiative on campus, and I am hoping that this award and similar initiatives generate knowledge-based jobs and boost the economy.”


The Hisham Itani Digital Transformation Award is now open to all AUB students, faculty, and staff. For more information regarding the awards, go to this link or directly apply online using this form.







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