Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 84 | Page 30



As the Kingdom braces for the introduction of 5G technology , Orange Jordan has inaugurated the first Orange 5G Lab at Orange Digital Village in Abdali to explore the new cases of this technology and provide relevant training . The Orange 5G Lab is the first of its kind in Jordan . So far , 16 Orange 5G Labs have been launched , 13 in Europe , two in Africa and recently in Jordan , and Orange will continue to launch more to unlock the unprecedented potential of cutting-edge technology .


Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority ( SDAIA ) and IBM have announced the signing of a strategic agreement to drive adoption of Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) in the carbon capture and industrial domains across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia . Announced at the second Global AI summit in the Kingdom , the first use case under this agreement will be in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy in Saudi Arabia . SDAIA , Ministry of Energy and IBM will use AI technology to detect , map , and eventually reduce carbon emissions across the country .


The UAE Cybersecurity Council has signed a memorandum of understanding ( MoU ) with Cisco to strengthen cyber security strategies and efforts in the UAE . The MoU was signed at GITEX Global 2022 between Dr . Mohammed Hamad Al Kuwaiti , Chairman , Cybersecurity Council , UAE Government and Abdelilah Nejjari Managing Director , Gulf Region , Cisco . With the rapid adoption of digital technologies by organisations across the public and private sectors in the UAE , the collaboration aims to support the country in building a robust cybersecurity framework , drive development in cybersecurity competences and strengthen the capabilities of the whole ecosystem .




Global Zone , the carrier neutral transit zone located in Bahrain , and Ooredoo Kuwait business , a trusted technology partner for business solutions , have entered into a collaborative partnership to enable seamless connectivity and expanded global reach . The partnership will enable Global Zone and Ooredoo Kuwait ’ s business customers and partners to reach new markets , while eliminating the need of establishing separate connections with individual providers . In addition , the tie-up with Global Zone will help to boost Ooredoo ’ s traffic growth as new regional and international partners sign up with the Kuwaiti ISP to benefit from the opportunities delivered through Global Zone .
The Yusuf Bin Ahmed ( YBA ) Kanoo Group , one of the largest independent family-owned multinationals in the Middle East , has announced its successful deployment of a cutting-edge enterprise resource planning ( ERP ) private cloud solution , Rise with SAP , delivered by global technology company SAP SE in conjunction with channel partner Kaar Technologies .
With the deployment of the SAP S / 4HANA Private Cloud Edition , the YBA Kanoo Group has reached a significant milestone in its Digital Transformation journey aimed at aligning its businesses with regional strategic visions and enhancing services to its customers . YBA Kanoo Group has an extensive portfolio of businesses in shipping , logistics , travel , industrial and energy , capital , and real estate across the Middle East , Africa , Europe and Asia .
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