Abu Dhabi, UAE, 6 May 2018: IBM announced the launch of its Innovation and Industry Client Centre in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, through a Press communiqué. Inaugurated under the patronage of the Abu Dhabi Government, the centre aims to fast-track the digital transformation of both public and private organisations through advanced technologies in artificial intelligence, cloud, blockchain, security, analytics, Internet of Things and quantum computing, the communiqué said.
The inauguration took place in the presence of His Excellency Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri, Chairman at Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development and Her Excellency Dr Rauda Saeed Al Saadi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions & Services Authority, as well as representatives from the public and private sectors, the communiqué said. It also coincided with the opening of IBM’s new office in Aldar Headquarters Building in Abu Dhabi, the communiqué further said. The new IBM Innovation and Industry Client Centre joins a worldwide network of Innovation Centres in more than 33 countries, giving clients global access to high technical skills and expertise, advanced technologies and IBM research centres, the communiqué added.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Al Saadi said: “The government is laying the foundation to become a global leader in ICT, supporting innovation and empowering it to grow. IBM’s new centre will support R&D in artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies to help enhance the quality of work, life and services.”