The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Balamand signed an exclusive partnership with G8T Solutions S.A.R.L. The partnership aims to provide a full suite of technological services for municipalities through municipal management systems fully integrated with GIS. This work comes in response to the rising need for digital transformation of municipal work. The GIS Center and G8T solutions are currently working together on various projects such as Btouratij Municipality, the Union of Municipalities of Dreib el Awsat in Akkar, and the Union of Municipalities of Jird el Kaytee.
G8T Solutions S.A.R.L is a Lebanese software engineering company with offices in Lebanon, Nigeria and Sweden. Currently, one of the leading firms in digital transformation, G8T Solutions integrates digital technology into the different departments of local administrations by providing the right tools to modernize work instruments, raise the control level and facilitate the delivery and completion of procedures. G8T Solutions was founded and is currently headed by its CEO, UOB Alumnus, Mr. Phillippe Fares.
During the signing, Mr Fares said: “Following the successful implementation of several projects we are honoured to be part of the exclusive consortium of partners with the GIS Center at the University of Balamand. This partnership is the crown jewel for G8T Solutions granting us access to unlimited resources in order to provide state of the art intra-institutional and extra-institutional solutions. On behalf of myself and G8T Solutions' board, I would to like to thank Prof. Rami Abboud, Dr. Amal Iaaly and everyone who took part in making this happen."
In turn, Vice President for Internationalization and Engagement and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Prof. Rami Abboud underlined the importance of such collaboration as it contributes to the universities commitment to serve its community. “I’m glad to see Mr Fares, a UOB alumnus, excel in this field. We are delighted to be working with G8T solutions.”