Oct 21, 2020
stc and NVIDIA Team Up to Build KSA’s First AI and Deep Learning Cloud Infrastructure, Enabling Enterprises to Fast-track AI Adoption
stc, a digital leader in the MENA region, is working with NVIDIA to build Saudi Arabia’s first AI and deep learning cloud infrastructure, enabling domestic enterprises to fast-track AI adoption and showcasing the Kingdom’s digital leadership in the region.
Artificial intelligence is the most important driver of the fourth industrial revolution and -- with emerging technologies such as big data, robotics, 5G, and IoT – it is practically reshaping the global economy and transforming lives, businesses, and societies. Likewise, AI infrastructure is the new engine for economic growth in a global digital world.
By acquiring an NVIDIA DGX AI supercomputer, stc brings the world’s most advanced GPU-accelerated AI infrastructure to the Kingdom, unlocking enterprise innovation and local entrepreneurship, and speeding up the localization and adoption of enterprise AI solutions across KSA.
This technology and telecommunications collaboration demonstrates stc as the top regional provider of internet, digital, data and AI infrastructure. The partnership further empowers stc to build a roadmap for the critical AI supercomputing infrastructure needed to propel KSA’s economy, local entrepreneurs, and healthcare research.
stc also announced that it is joining the NVIDIA Partner Network (NPN) and will be the first cloud service provider in the region to bring AI capabilities that advance the Kingdom’s priority focus on smart factory automation, edge-to-cloud computing, self-driving vehicles, faster healthcare diagnosis, and intelligent cities.
Dr. Sultan bin Saeed, Vice President of Business Development of stc, said: “Artificial intelligence technologies, in all their forms, are the most powerful technology of our time, it impacts different aspects of our life whether the economy, social, educational or health aspect. We are very excited to announce our partnership with NVIDIA. to build the super-computing AI scaled cloud infrastructure in the Kingdom, because we believe that artificial intelligence is a major tributary to the economies of countries.”.
Marc Domenech, NVIDIA Enterprise Leader for MENA Region, says “stc is a digital leader beyond KSA, so by partnering with them to deliver the latest AI infrastructure, we accelerate innovation and economic growth across the region.”
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