Sheikh Sadiq is a globe-trotting IT innovator who is now expanding his corporate profile in the UAE and the wider GCC. With nearly 20 years of experience in the United States, Sadiq set up ALT Technology, a company that provides IT consultancy, hardware, software and security solutions.
The company’s core services include expertise related to network infrastructure, data and network security, secure wi-fi systems, structure cabling, CCTV, access control systems, and parking management. ALT Technology also offers procurement and implementation of ERP and CRM solutions like Salesforce, Oracle and SAP.
Upon completing a degree in mechanical engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Sadiq pursued his career in IT. As a keen observer of emerging trends, he came to realise the crucial role of IT infrastructure in shaping the growth pattern of most major industries and sectors. Sheikh Sadiq immersed himself in information technology, spending six years gaining on-the-job experience and expanding his skill-set.
In 2000, he took the leap and started his own company. Keeping pace with the changes in technology, he adhered to the adage, “IT never sleeps and technology changes overnight”, to personally oversee the growth of his company outside the US.
Initially, his company only provided support and help desk services to larger businesses. However, Sadiq adapted his offerings according to the needs of clients by helping set up servers, secure networks and build IT services for SMB businesses, similar to what is offered to a corporate yet at an affordable rate. His portfolio quickly expanded with a range of diversified clientele from sectors including healthcare, education, real estate, sports, entertainment, banking and hospitality.