G42, a leading technology and artificial intelligence company based in Abu Dhabi, has announced a new partnership with Microsoft to explore and accelerate the digital transformation of the UAE. The collaboration will focus on the development of public sector and industry-specific solutions that leverage Microsoft’s partner ecosystem and cloud capabilities to address the needs of citizens and customers.
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed at G42’s premises, formalizing the partnership between the two companies. The agreement will allow for further exploration of joint business development and marketing opportunities across a variety of areas G42 covers, including healthcare, energy, public sector digital transformation, financial services, climate action, and beyond.
Under the partnership, G42 Cloud will work closely with Microsoft to enable joint solutions to be developed and deployed securely and in compliance with regulatory requirements. This will help to accelerate the digital transformation of the UAE, providing organizations in the public and private sectors with customised cloud solutions that offer greater choice and flexibility.
Naim Yazbeck, General Manager of Microsoft UAE, commented on the partnership, saying, “I am very excited about the potential that a collaboration with G42 could bring to the UAE, and I look forward to combining Microsoft’s focus on resiliency, agility, and security with G42’s unique capabilities and vision.”
Kiril Evimov, G42’s Group CTO and Chairman of G42 Cloud, also expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, saying, “G42 is keen to work closely with Microsoft to create a joint value proposition that can not only serve common customers better but, importantly, spur innovation and deliver agility for the technical community in the UAE and the region.”
The collaboration between G42 and Microsoft is expected to benefit both organizations, with Microsoft gaining valuable experience and technical know-how of operating regulated workloads across multiple industries, while G42 and its clients will benefit from Microsoft’s rich ecosystem and global scale.
Overall, the partnership is expected to drive innovation and accelerate digital transformation in the UAE, creating new opportunities for businesses and organizations to improve their operations and better serve their customers and citizens.