Saudi’s IR4LAB & SGS implement blockchain solution for document verification

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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IR4LAB, a Saudi-based company specializing in disruptive technologies such as Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, and the Saudi Ground Services (SGS), have jointly implemented DocCerts Blockchain management solution for all training-related digital documents and ground service equipment licenses issued by SGS at 28 Saudi Arabian airports where SGS provides ground services.

It was announced during Saudi’s leading tech event LEAP 2023, being held between February 7th-9th in Riyadh KSA. The Blockchain-enabled solution will allow SGS to issue over 10,000 digital documents annually including licenses.

Document verification is one of the major challenges internationally. DocCerts is a solution developed to solve these issues by utilizing the power of Blockchain Technology.

Eng. Ayman Alghamdi_IR4LAB_SGS blockchain partnership
Eng. Ayman Alghamdi
VP – Human Resource

“We are very pleased to be announcing this groundbreaking solution at LEAP 2023. This is a historical moment and it’s the first initiative of its kind in the aviation industry. SGS delivers services to over 88 million passengers on 690,000 flights a year. Using DocCerts Blockchain solution at KSA airports we will be able to verify documents and licenses easily, securely and efficiently improving customers’ experience. We are proud to be working towards achieving Saudi Arabia’s vision 2030 through these efforts.”

Mr. Majd Jamal Alafifi, Co-founder & CEO of IR4LAB stated that “IR4LAB was Saudi Aramco’s first blockchain technology investment in the Kingdom given that we are committed to increasing the tech adoption in the country as well as building local capabilities. The agreement today with SGS is a clear example of the fruitful collaboration between local blockchain tech startups and leading local companies in the adoption of new technologies such as blockchain. We look forward to more agreements with other players in KSA as part of the aim to achieve Saudi’s 2030 vision and lead the way locally and globally.”

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