Obay Alattar: Bridging the world of today and tomorrow through computer networking

Computers are changing the world and our lives. As technological innovations grow at breakneck speed, so does the need for professionals with expertise in areas such as cybersecurity, data science and computer networking.

Computer science is a dynamic and rapidly growing area that has become an integral part of the world that we live in today. Having a degree in this field will provide you with a deep understanding of theories and emerging technologies.

With an education in Computing and Information Technology, you will have plenty of great opportunities. Obay Alattar is a testament to this.

After graduating with a distinction in the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Information and Communication Technology programme, Obay pursued his education and completed a Masters of Science in Computer Networking at Limkokwing University.

Today, Obay holds the position of a Technical Solutions Specialist at Cisco. The company enables people to make powerful connections – whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible – providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time.

Cisco sells its products and services, both directly through its own sales force as well as through its channel partners, to large enterprises, commercial businesses, service providers, and consumers.

The American multinational technology conglomerate has one mission: to shape the future of the Internet by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for our customers, employees, investors, and ecosystem partners.

“Along with my team, I help companies adapt to the latest technologies across private and multicloud environments from compute, to data centre networking,” Obay says. “Additionally, I assist our customers in optimising their digital experiences by connecting application performance to business context using Cisco’s full stack observability solutions.”

Obay has been passionate about all things IT since the age of 5, when he received his first computer. “Growing up, I always wondered how the internet worked, and how computers could communicate across a network. This helped me discover my passion for computer networking when I saw how it helped to interconnect all devices, and people across the globe.” 

Obay’s goal is to help connect everyone, and expedite the digital transformation worldwide while being a trusted advisor to organisations all over the world. “I am very proud to have been able to join my dream company, and the number 1 World’s Best Workplace. This is where I was recognized for my work with awards like the Technical excellence award I received in 2021, and others.”

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