Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 17 October 2019

Abu Dhabi Digital Authority signs deal with Hewlett Packard to speed up digital transformation

California-based firm will mobilise data scientists to help Abu Dhabi government provide better services

(sitting from L) Wolfgang Egger, vice president and managing director of HPE Middle East and South Africa, and Abdulla Al Kendi, executive director, technology and policies at ADDA, during the pact signing on Tuesday. Courtesy ADDA
(sitting from L) Wolfgang Egger, vice president and managing director of HPE Middle East and South Africa, and Abdulla Al Kendi, executive director, technology and policies at ADDA, during the pact signing on Tuesday. Courtesy ADDA

Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) has signed an agreement with California-based technology firm Hewlett Packard Enterprise to accelerate the execution of data management programmes in the emirates.

Under this pact, HPE will bring some of its leading data scientists to help Abu Dhabi's digital transformation and facilitate efforts to design, create and implement architecture for a “visionary data federation platform”, a press statement on Tuesday said.

“We will strengthen our partnership with HPE in advanced analytics and data federation domains to further enable our vision of Data Value Realisation for Abu Dhabi,” said Dr Rauda Saeed Al Saadi, director general of ADDA.

ADDA is working to establish a new data platform that will help it to improve services provided to residents.

“This new data partnership is exciting and highly strategic… it will bring enhanced public services to Abu Dhabi,” said John Schultz, executive vice president at HPE.

The new partnership follows an existing agreement signed by the pair in March this year.

ADDA also unveiled a new data management programme on Sunday, which falls within the open data initiative launched under Abu Dhabi’s accelerator programme, Ghadan 21.

Updated: October 8, 2019 07:15 PM

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