The field of technology is one of the fastest developing ones in the world. With the constant innovations, changes to policies, and new startups looking to solve some of the world’s greatest problems, the public is often left unaware of many of the latest developments. While information regarding technology can often be readily available the sheer vastness of articles published each day make it near impossible for the daily person to keep in touch with all of the tech news.
To solve this problem volunteers like Samir Abdullah Junaid have started running educational programs and providing simple-to-digest information to the general public both online, on TV, and through articles in newspapers and magazines. Samir Junaid specifically, has in his effort also organized awareness courses in universities and colleges to better equip the younger generation with the mechanisms and tools required for them to stay aware and protected when it comes to technological innovations.
His efforts did not go unnoticed and he was soon appointed as a Tech Consumer Advisor of the Consumer Advising Program which is running under the Consumer Protection Association in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This program was created to directly provide advice to users either through the phone or by answering direct queries posed by the public and communicating with them through several different platforms in Saudi Arabia. His work in this field has gained quite a bit of notoriety as in 2019, he was given the Consumer Protection Award as a recognition of his hard work in the field of technology and more specifically his campaigns to raise awareness about online fraud and scams that aim to steal an individual’s banking information.
Apart from his individual work, he has also been a part of awareness meetings with members of the technology field from Saudi Arabia and Syria, Egypt, and the United States of America. At the end of this meeting, a report was published with all the findings that are available to individuals from every nation.
To tackle the threats posed by the ever-expanding technology sector the Chamber of Commerce in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, created a team of specialists to reinforce consumer awareness in merchants’ environment. Samir Junaid was selected to be a prominent member of this committee, as well as a part of the committee’s executive team that would create awareness projects and exhibitions to be held under the umbrella of this committee. Through all of these positions and programs, Samir Junaid has maintained that his primary concern is ensuring consumer awareness when dealing with transactions and topics in the technological sector.