Friday , 24 January 2020

Omar Al Olama inaugurates Ingram Micro’s experience zone at the innovation hub in Dubai Internet City

Showcasing Active Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Security, Transport, Medicine, Environment, and Smart Cities

HE Omar Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, inaugurated Ingram Micro’s Experience Zone, part of the company’s regional Head Quarters located in the Innovation hub at Dubai Internet City. The Zone showcases numerous Artificial Intelligence-driven Computer Vision and IoT use cases, including applications for medicine, building, transport, security and smart cities.

Alain Monie, CEO of Ingram Micro, attended the inauguration along, with Ammar Al Malik, Managing Director at Dubai Internet City (DIC).

Visitors to the Experience Zone can interact with the latest development in AI, including learning more about face recognition, object detection, emotion, gender, age estimation and many others.

Ingram Micro and its vendor partners are making it possible for resellers, customers and students to touch and experience the latest technology in the easiest way, helping them understand how they can use and deploy the latest in AI. In addition, the Experience Zone’s training center is hosting the Ingram Micro AI and Cyber Security Academies. The company expects about 9,000 visitors per year to the Zone.

Monie commented, “AI is one of the most rapidly growing uses of technology today and our teams have been working diligently to provide an interactive experience where visitors can learn more about how these exciting technologies can benefit their lives and their businesses. We are honored to have HE Minister Al Olama inaugurate our AI Experience Center and we look forward to continuing to help the world realize the promise of technology.”

Dr. Ali Baghdadi, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive META at Ingram Micro, said, “Our strategic plan is to support UAE Leaders in their AI Strategy 2031 and their long-term vision of making the UAE the first in the field of AI investment and the creation of a new vital AI market with high economic impact. One of the key objectives Ingram Micro is to be an active contributor to building a strong AI community that attracts young talent and offers unlimited possibilities in AI education and development of innovative AI solutions.”

Ammar Al Malik, Managing Director at Dubai Internet City (DIC) said, “We are pleased to inaugurate Ingram Micro’s Experience Zone today – their first in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region and the 12th Innovation Centre in DIC. The launch of the Zone at their Regional HQ in the Innovation Hub further establishes Dubai as a preferred destination for tech businesses, while showcasing DIC’s role as a facilitator of innovation that connects tech companies of all sizes. We look forward to discovering similar opportunities and avenues for collaboration in the coming years.”

The AI use cases at the new Experience Zone will be continuously updated to keep pace with innovation. The Experience zone is designed to help accelerate AI journeys faster and help early adopters move in the right direction.

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