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World Wide Technology (WWT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with NXT Global to build and deliver the UAE's first AI Integration Center.

This one-of-a-kind Integration Center will support the UAE in becoming a virtual and physical exporter of plug-and-play cutting-edge AI infrastructure to the world, made in Abu Dhabi. The strategic partnership will be known in region as WWT NXT Global.

Located in Masdar City, one of the world's most sustainable urban developments and Abu Dhabi's burgeoning technology district, the new AI Integration Center and AI Proving Ground will be the world's first sustainable of its kind. It will push the envelope of AI and deliver on the UAE's existing AI capabilities to include the full stack of technological leadership to build the UAE's economy of the future. The AI Integration Center and AI Proving Ground will be in full alignment with the recently created Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technology Council chaired by His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

WWT NXT Global will become a part of the four million plus square feet of physical warehouse and integration space of WWT's global ecosystem, which spans multiple continents. It provides critical AI infrastructure services to 80 of the Fortune 100 delivering state-of-the-art Nvidia, AMD, HPE, Intel, Cisco, Dell and other leading US OEM solutions and is the tech and AI Proving Ground for the world's leading Hyperscalers.

At the Masdar City facility, WWT NXT Global will design, build, integrate and deliver end-to-end full stack cutting-edge AI technology stacks utilising WWT's ecosystem of the globally leading US strategic OEMs in AI, Cyber Security, IT Infrastructure and Networks. It will act as a catalyst of empowering the UAE to increase AI deployment by up to 75% while decreasing AI engineering cost by up to 50%. This will elevate the UAE's flagship AI programmes and key strategic initiatives to new levels, supporting Emirates-made production and a local knowledge-based economy. WWT NXT Global will cement Abu Dhabi and the UAE's current global AI leadership position. It will also provide the backdrop to be a leader and pioneer of AI in the future ensuring Abu Dhabi will be the global top AI destination.

This strategic move underscores WWT NXT Global's commitment to supporting Abu Dhabi and the UAE's ambitious AI initiatives and vision for technological advancement. By embedding world-leading subject matter expertise and ecosystem, a local Center of Excellence and Knowledge for global leading End-to-End AI Infrastructure will be created. It will provide state-of-the-art solutions and services to enhance the capabilities of local economy and global leaders.

Key objectives of the WWT NXT Global Integration Center:

  1. Elevate AI ambitions: Align with the UAE's National AI Strategy by fostering innovation and implementation of AI technologies across various sectors through Emirates-made End-to-End AI infrastructure services.
  2. Enhancing Digital Transformation: Provide tailored solutions to accelerate the digital transformation journeys of UAE enterprises making international centre of excellency.
  3. Building local expertise: Facilitate knowledge transfer and skill development among local IT professionals through training programs and workshops.
  4. Collaboration and innovation: Foster a collaborative environment where enterprises can work together on groundbreaking AI projects and initiatives.
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