SAP to set up shop at Area 2071

Dubai facility joins global network of global innovation facilities

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SAP to set up shop at Area 2071 Area 2071 wants to bring together the UAE’s public sector resources and vision, and private sector experience.
By  David Ndichu Published  June 21, 2018

SAP plans to set up a regional ‘Leonardo Centre’ at Area 2071, joining a global network in Bangalore, New York, Paris, and São Leopoldo.

Leonardo Centres are a network of connected facilities operated by SAP where customers, partners, start-ups, and educational institutions can pilot solutions on the SAP Leonardo digital innovation system.

Area 2071, an initiative by the Dubai Future Foundation, is an interactive platform to ‘develop creative solutions, implement ideas to serve humanity, and design a better future for next generations, and to make the UAE the world’s best country by 2071.’

“Area 2071 is bringing together the UAE’s public sector resources and vision, and private sector experience, to enable our future government priorities,” said Abdulaziz Al Jaziri, Deputy CEO at Dubai Future Foundation. “Collaborating on the SAP Leonardo Centre will catalyse public sector innovation, and train young talents on enabling a fully digital government.”

 Steve Tzikakis, president, South Europe, Middle East and Africa, SAP, said, “Our planned Leonardo Centre will enable the private sector ambition and strength to explore how to run better, improve people’s daily lives, and transform citizen happiness. We are committed to training young Emirati talents to take the lead in driving future government innovation.”

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