G42 Cloud ties up with IBM to hasten digital transformation in MEA region

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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G42 Cloud, UAE-based cloud computing provider, has entered into a strategic partnership with International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), the American multinational technology company, to accelerate digital transformation for clients in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.

The signing ceremony was held in the USA Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai and was attended by Mr. Talal Al Kaissi, CEO of G42 Cloud and Mr. Saad Toma, General Manager of IBM MEA region, under the presence of Mr. Thomas Bruns, Regional Senior Commercial Officer for the Gulf and Commercial Counselor at the US Embassy in Abu Dhabi as well as Mr. Bruce Ellsworth, Digital Attache at the US Consulate in Dubai.

Over the last two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has led businesses in the region to bring digital road maps forward and increasingly shift towards the use of technologies like cloud computing, automation, and AI, to change the ways in which they operate.

According to the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV), the number of executives in the MEA citing digital transformation as a major priority for their organizations increased from 18 percent in 2019 to 60 percent in 2022.

IBM and G42 Cloud will join forces to explore ways of supporting government and enterprises accelerate their digital transformation journeys with IBM’s portfolio of solutions and services, including artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud-native offerings, which can be delivered via the highly scalable and AI optimized G42 Cloud platform.

Talal Al Kaissi
Talal Al Kaissi
CEO – G42 Cloud

“Together with IBM we look to provide customers with more choice for innovation while operating in a protected and trusted environment. Through this joint effort, we target unlocking greater value in the delivery of our services and enhance the solutions we are able to provide in the UAE and the wider region.”

“We aim through our collaboration with G42 Cloud to deliver on our shared vision of enabling organizations in the region to accelerate their digital transformation journeys. We anticipate this will build on the increased momentum of adoption of the latest digital technologies we are seeing in the region,” said Mr. Toma.

The new partnership comes in line with G42 Cloud’s mission to power digital-led innovation with a key emphasis placed on data sovereignty, which complements IBM’s focus on offering technology and services that adhere to local data protection requirements.

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