With the combined experience of the two institutions, the UAE’s digital transformation is further accelerated, enabling the public sector and regulated industries to safely utilize the most recent cloud and AI technology.
G42 and Microsoft have begun the next stage of their ongoing strategic partnership and unveiled a comprehensive strategy to extend the UAE’s current data center infrastructure, co-innovate and provide advanced AI capabilities, and make available sovereign cloud solutions.
The public sector and regulated businesses can use Microsoft’s sovereign cloud to take advantage of new platform capabilities for securing access to the most up-to-date cloud and AI features available on Azure public cloud while also supporting regional privacy and regulatory needs. G42 can tailor its offering to meet the needs of individual customers because to its in-depth knowledge of UAE sovereignty requirements and technical prowess.
The companies will focus on bringing cutting-edge, AI-enabled industry-specific solutions for health and life sciences, energy, sustainability, and projects of national significance, such as the COP28 conference being held in the UAE this year, by combining their expertise and existing capabilities.
G42 and Microsoft will further empower the larger technology ecosystem by delivering new in-country services, expanding go-to-market opportunities for partners, and unlocking significant value for Microsoft’s partner ecosystem to provide industry-specific solutions to local entities. In addition to setting new benchmarks for public sector cloud computing security and innovation. Through the collaboration, Microsoft will also increase the reach of its Azure services in the UAE through Khazna Data Centers, a joint venture between G42 and e&.
Mr. Excellence Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, Director of The National Data Center under The Supreme Council for the National Security and Head of Cybersecurity for the Government of the United Arab Emirates, praised the partnership between Microsoft and G42 and said it will further help create a more secure and resilient digital environment that the public sector and regulated industries can use to improve efficiency. It will also make it possible for citizens to access services easily, which will help.
Peng Xiao, Group CEO of G42, described the joint sovereign cloud and AI offering with Microsoft as a significant step forward in the company’s mission to accelerate innovation and drive meaningful technological advancements across key sectors.
“This strategic collaboration with Microsoft isn’t just about technology; it’s about creating a holistic ecosystem for societal resilience and growth. By combining our respective expertise and shared forward-thinking approach, we aim to not only transform industries but also create positive economic opportunities and lasting impacts on the well-being of individuals, communities, and society as a whole.”
Peng Xiao, Group CEO, G42
Judson Althoff, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Microsoft, noted that organizations all over the world are turning to advancements in generative AI technology to imagine new ways to solve business, societal, and sustainability challenges.
“Microsoft’s partnership with G42 will empower customers across the public sector with next-generation AI solutions built on the most trusted, comprehensive, and integrated cloud platform. With data privacy, security, and compliance as our core priorities, we have a unique opportunity to help organizations responsibly innovate for the benefit of citizens and residents across the UAE.”
Judson Althoff, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Microsoft
Samer Abu-Ltaif, Corporate VP and President for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa at Microsoft, said that the UAE has distinguished itself as an early adopter of the latest technologies, creating the ideal environment for developing and deploying cutting-edge solutions. This has given organizations across every industry the confidence to explore solutions that will drive their digital transformation agendas, improve efficiency and enhance agility.
“By strengthening our collaboration with G42, we are supporting the UAE’s vision of empowering individuals and businesses to innovate AI solutions that not only drive sustainable economic growth, but also tackle ongoing challenges in our communities.”
Samer Abu-Ltaif, Corporate VP and President for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa at Microsoft