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Dubai Silicon Oasis and Intel launch new phase of its Innovation Center

Intel’s Innovation Center will feature new solutions in the areas of artificial intelligence, Blockchain, video analytics and Autonomous Driving

Dr. Juma Al Matrooshi, Deputy CEO of DSO and Taha Khalifa, Client Computing Sales Director and EMEA Territory GCC Country lead at Intel
Dr. Juma Al Matrooshi, Deputy CEO of DSO and Taha Khalifa, Client Computing Sales Director and EMEA Territory GCC Country lead at Intel

Dubai Silicon and Intel, announced the launch of the new phase of “Intel Innovation Center” that is directly aligned with “Project Mustakbal”, an initiative that was revealed by Intel during the event and seeks to further accelerate the Middle East’s game-changing digital transformation.

Hosted at Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec), DSOA’s wholly owned tech incubation center, Intel Innovation Center is set to become a hub for future technological development in the region that will feature artificial intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Video analytics and Autonomous Driving. The center’s offerings will span three categories: Market-ready Solutions, Intel Select Solutions and Intel Technology Showcase Demos.

Dr. Juma Al Matrooshi, Deputy CEO of DSOA, officially inaugurated the Intel Innovation Center along with Taha Khalifa, Client Computing Sales Director and EMEA Territory GCC Country lead at Intel, in the presence of Eng. Muammar Al Katheeri, Executive Vice President of Engineering and Smart City at DSOA, Steve Long, Vice President Sales and Marketing Group & General Manager of CCG Sales at Intel, Maurits Tichelman, Vice President Sales and Marketing Group & General Manager EMEA Territory at Intel, and senior officials from the two entities as well as Intel’s business partners.

Engineer Muammar Al Katheeri said: “Four years ago, we launched with Intel the region’s first Internet of Things (IoT) ignition lab that has already added significant value to tech start-ups and entrepreneurs in the UAE. Today we celebrate our partnership with Intel as we step forward together into a new milestone through the inauguration of the Intel Innovation Center that has found an ideal home at DSO. With its dynamic mix of business partners and boasting an environment that fosters the entrepreneurial spirit, DSO continues to push the boundaries of technological innovation.”

He added: “As digital transformation continues to disrupt our business environment; we support the UAE leadership’s vision to realize a knowledge economy. We firmly believe that this center will serve as a creativity and innovation simulator for tech startups and entrepreneurs to develop new disruptive ideas in the digital field that will continue shaping a tech-enabled future.”

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), there is a 12% Year over Year growth in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) spending to enable digital transformation. Intel is moving through a transformation to a data-centric company with the new phase focused on innovation.

“The UAE is one of the leading countries in innovation and we are very proud to contribute with Dtec to accelerate digital transformation in the Middle East and launch “Project Mustakbal” our digital transformation initiative in the region” said Taha Khalifa.

“The innovation center underlines Intel’s continuous efforts to support the innovation community by facilitating access to the latest Intel technologies and hereby support the Dubai 2021 vision. It has already been popular with more than 1,000 visitors in the last four years. In that time, we have welcomed over 50 Government delegations from around the world. We have received more than 100 high profile executives and CEO’s from local and multinational companies”, Taha added.

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