Prince Sultan University and VMware sign MoU to Launch Innovation Centre

The planned Innovation Center will allow students, researchers and businesses to learn about the cloud, state-of-the-art applications and security solutions that support the Kingdom’s digitization program

Prince Sultan University (PSU) and VMware have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch an innovation center equipped with VMware software and resources to provide students, researchers and businesses with hands-on experience with transformative digital solutions, network upgrades, and upgrades. and digital workspace.

The agreement on mutual understanding was signed under the auspices of the Minister of Communications and Information Technologies of Saudi Arabia Abdullah Alswahi.

(L) Henri van Dar Veren, Vice President of Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa, VMware, and (R) Dr. Ahmed Yamani, President of PSU.

The Innovation Center, which is expected to be operational in the first half of the year, will promote a culture of learning and skills in real-world information and communication technology (ICT) skills, while providing a valuable resource for R&D research projects. by expanding access to VMware solutions.

The Innovation Center will also be used to demonstrate the benefits of VMware solutions to local customers and partners in order to accelerate digital transformation among the local business community.

Dr Ahmed Yamani, President of PSU, said: “The Innovation Center is designed to stimulate innovation, research and learning at the university, as well as among local businesses and partners who are interested in using a cloud-based approach. By helping a variety of people and organizations gain expertise with VMware solutions, the Innovation Center will play an important role in advancing Saudi Arabia’s digitization program in line with Vision 2030. ”

(L) Saif Mashat, Head of State, Saudi Arabia, VMware, and (R) Dr. Ahmed Yamani, President of PSU.

The Innovation Center will be equipped with a full range of VMware solutions and will showcase subversive technologies such as peripheral computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain, machine learning and Kubernetes. By testing these technologies, it will help users create a digital foundation and embrace the next wave of innovation.

Saif Mashat, VMware’s chief executive for Saudi Arabia, said: “We are proud to be working with Prince Sultan University at the Innovation Center. VMware is committed to education and knowledge transfer, and I believe this initiative will help provide young people, researchers and businesses with the knowledge they need to innovate and develop their digital transformation plans. ”

VMware is dedicated to empowering educators in Saudi Arabia. In June 2021, PSU and VMware began discussions on establishing a regional VMware IT academy to support the development of young people’s digital skills in line with Saudi Vision’s 2030 goals.

VMware IT Academy collaborates with a global network of educational institutions to provide students with access to high-quality certification certification opportunities and hands-on lab experience with VMware technologies. VMware provides a free curriculum and materials to help students begin their careers in software. Last year, VMware IT Academy collaborated with more than 2,400 institutions in 93 countries, covering more than 48,000 students.

VMware is helping to develop ICT education and skills through its VMware 2030 program, a ten-year commitment to addressing the critical challenges facing the global community. With technology leadership and broad global reach, VMware strives for tangible, measurable impact focused on three results: trust, equity and sustainability. VMware strongly believes that technology will play a crucial role in building a digital future that is fair, accessible and inclusive for all.

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