Al Olama visits SAP cloud data centre

DUBAI, 27th March, 2019 (WAM) — Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, recently visited the SAP public cloud data centre in the UAE which enables intelligent enterprises that can drive innovation, new levels of economic growth and competitiveness, and technology sector job creation.

Al Olama said, “Future technologies like Blockchain and AI can enhance government services, reduce traffic, and predict energy needs to transform the economy, society, and environment.”

Government-led strategies for Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain are integrating smart, digital systems across the UAE. As a result, the UAE government expects to save time, effort, and resources, and also to enhance government performance, optimise costs, and increase productivity and economic growth.

Regional organisations are heavily investing in emerging technologies to become Intelligent Enterprises. Among the digital leaders in the in the Middle East and North Africa, SAP and Oxford Economics research shows that currently over 75 percent are investing in cloud, and 70 percent in artificial intelligence. Showing the potential economic impact, AI could contribute US$96 billion to UAE GDP by 2030, according to PwC.

“Having the Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence visit our cloud data centre is a testament to the UAE’s government-led innovation agenda,” said Gergi Abboud, Senior Vice President and General Manager, SAP Middle East South.

WAM/Nour Salman


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