IBM’s new Abu Dhabi center to focus on digital transformation in the Middle East

IBM today announced the launch of its Innovation and Industry Client Center in Abu Dhabi. Opened under the sponsorship of the government of Abu Dhabi, the center's goal is to accelerate the digital transformation of public and private organizations through advanced technologies in artificial intelligence, cloud, blockchain, security, analysis, Internet of Things and quantum computing.

center joins a global network in more than 33 countries, with global access to high technical skills and experience, advanced technologies and IBM research centers.

Its objective is to provide clients with a collaborative and digital immersion environment to offer personalized reports and exploration and technical habilitation sessions, proof of concepts and comparative tests, as well as hackathons and educational training for students on new technologies. It will also offer Design Thinking workshops to solve customer challenges at the speed and scale of the modern digital enterprise.

His Excellency Jassem Al Zaabi, President of the Executive Office of Abu Dhabi, said: "The role of Abu Dhabi in innovation, specifically artificial intelligence, makes it attractive to international companies." The decision of IBM to have its Innovation and The Industry Client Center in the capital is a clear sign of confidence that this emirate has with important investors and international companies in various sectors. "

The new center will also host a series of demonstrations and IBM solutions in all key industries, including government, health, renewable energy, technology, aviation and transport, and the aerospace industry.