Abu Dhabi’s G42 joins with Serco to speed up digital transformation in Middle East

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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Abu Dhabi-based artificial intelligence and cloud computing firm, Group 42 (G42) is joining with British outsourcing company Serco to promote the adoption of innovative technologies of Middle East government clients and the shift towards data-driven operations.

Under the partnership, the firms will combine their resources in a non-equity agreement, according to the joint statement from the entities. Jointly, the companies will target government clients across the transport, aviation, healthcare, smart cities and defense sectors.

“We are committed to growing our business in the region and working with local partners to bridge capability gaps. As a technology-led business enabled by people, we immediately saw a strategic fit with G42,” the chief executive of Serco Middle East, Phil Malem said.

Under the agreement, Serco will be enabled to utilize G42’s cloud computing capacities and AI-centric cross-industry technology expertise and together the companies intend to deliver wholly integrated public services across the Middle East.

G42, which owns and operates the world’s 26th-most powerful supercomputer Artemis is currently working to develop and implement scalable solutions using technologies like AI, machine learning and cloud computing.

Peng Xiao
Peng Xiao
CEO – Group 42

“Companies across industries need to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives. We are confident that with our unique AI expertise and secure cloud computing infrastructure, we will be able, together with Serco, to provide customers with data-driven insights to make better business decisions, streamline efficiencies, foster innovation and drive value.”

The technology of G42 will help to bring in the development of end-to-end decision-making tools that can be deployed to reduce the total cost of ownership for its clients. Through its business process automation, productivity can be improved and waste minimized which in turn helps to enable paperless environments.

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