UAE’s ADDA join hands with Intel to harness cutting edge technologies

Intel will conduct a series of workshops on cutting edge technology platforms like Blockchain, AI, Augmented Reality, video analytics, Internet of Things, and workplace transformation.

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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UAE’s technology enabler, Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) has penned a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with American technology firm Intel towards extending the strategic partnership and promoting cooperation, particularly in the field of accelerating digital transformation in Abu Dhabi.

The MoU was endorsed remotely by Dr. Abdulla Alkendi, Executive Director – Technology & Policies, ADDA, and Taha Khalifa, Intel’s CCG Sales Director, EMEA.

The strategic association aims to improve cooperation in executing new initiatives and projects associated with innovation and future technologies, in addition to sharing experiences, exchanging know-how and conducting studies that will assist the initiatives of ADDA’s ‘Artificial Intelligence Lab’, expediting the application of high-impact methods related to artificial intelligence technologies.

It also intends to swap expertise, best practices, and innovative solutions, improving the assistance provided to ADDA to permit the Authority to profit from Intel’s Innovation Centre in Dubai and offer new opportunities to its strategic partners.

ADDA will benefit from Intel’s expertise in the field of innovative technology, prominently in the area of artificial intelligence, AI, video analytics, transformation at the workplace, and locally focused ‘edge computing’.

Dr. Abdulla Alkendi
Executive Director, Technology & Policies – ADDA

“We are delighted with this agreement with Intel, which will contribute much to our efforts to leading the digital future of Abu Dhabi. We are confident that our cooperation with one of the largest international companies of its kind will give us an opportunity to maximize the potential of ADDA, whether related to its infrastructure or strategic partnerships, within an approach that supports efforts in accelerating digital transformation.”

He continued, “The joint efforts will lead to further empowerment for our customers in Abu Dhabi to enjoy easy, smooth and proactive services through the Abu Dhabi Government Services Platform, TAMM.”

As part of the MoU, Intel will conduct a series of workshops in different areas related to information technology, specifically, Blockchain technologies, Augmented Reality, AR, video analytics, Internet of Things, IoT, AI, and workplace transformation.

Taha Khalifa
CCG Sales Director, EMEA – Intel

“We are very pleased to sign this MoU with ADDA to enhance collaboration in areas of mutual interest and share our global expertise with the Authority, supporting its efforts in accelerating digital transformation. We are working closely with our partners and customers in the UAE to facilitate and enhance the digital transformation journey and be part of realising the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.

“This MoU will enhance our cooperation, shared experiences, and exchange of knowledge in support of ADDA’s AI initiatives and applications.”