UAE-based e& enterprise, part of e&, formerly known as Etisalat Group, has signed a three-year alliance with DataRobot, a US-based leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform provider, to launch an Enterprise AI as a Service (AlaaS) offering to support government and private companies in their digital transformation journey.
AIaaS is an end-to-end cloud offering for building, training, deploying, and managing AI and Machine Learning solutions and scaling the AI life cycle at a fraction of the cost compared to in-house AI capabilities. AIaaS enables governments and private enterprises to implement use-case-driven AI solutions and create business value with minimal investments in AI expertise.
e& enterprise and Datarobot will also develop a first-of-its-kind AI Center of Excellence to help accelerate the successful adoption of AI (AI CoE). By managing the implementation of organization-wide AI projects, the AI CoE, a centralized experts group, will ensure continuous capability building, deliver the best AIaaS practices, and ensure value creation.
“We stand ever ready to seek new strategic partnerships that will add value to government and enterprises so that they can become more data-driven and technology-enabled, efficient and cost-effective in the digital space. The ‘AI as a Service’ delivery model enables these companies to implement and run advanced AI solutions at a fraction of the cost of building and maintaining their own system. Our strategic partnership with DataRobot will influence and accelerate regional markets for AI adoption; our managed services will unlock tremendous value for all industry sectors.”
The partnership strengthens the Group’s position as the market leader in innovation and digitalization as it adds business value for enterprise customers who seek to accelerate AI adoption as part of their digital transformation journey. The new service model offers faster time to value in alignment with enterprise business needs while developing and deploying AI applications for industry verticals.
“We are excited to partner with e& enterprise to bring the transformative power of AI to even more organizations around the world. Our common goal with the Enterprise AI as a Service and AI Center of Excellence is simple, to democratize and accelerate the use of AI, and give companies in these key regional markets the tools they need to unlock the full potential of their data to drive unprecedented business value,” said Mr. Dan Wright, CEO of DataRobot.