GBM and Cisco launch an event to simplify the IT infrastructure in Abu Dhabi

In a significant stride in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the realm of networking, Gulf Business Machines (GBM), in collaboration with Cisco and Nutanix, hosted an event titled “AI-Driven Cloud Networking” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The event showcased advanced solutions aimed at simplifying IT infrastructure through a unified platform, securing networks, and ensuring unprecedented scalability across various network types and domains.

The event was attended by His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, Chairman of the Cybersecurity Council in the United Arab Emirates, alongside other prominent figures from both the government and private sectors.

The event featured a rich agenda including keynote speeches and discussions led by specialized experts focusing on Cisco’s AI-driven cloud networks, full observability capabilities, and the next generation of cybersecurity programs such as GBM Shield program, as well as developments in cloud infrastructure.

Gulf Business Machines also hosted several side sessions in collaboration with Nutanix, covering various topics including full observability, cybersecurity, and cloud infrastructure.

The event also highlighted the importance of AI and cloud networks, illustrating how these technologies play a crucial role in streamlining operations by enhancing connectivity, scalability, and efficiency.

The integration of AI with cloud networks enables companies to efficiently manage data, access real-time insights, and make quick decisions.

Attendees, including decision-makers and executives from various sectors including banking, finance, insurance, government, healthcare, education, energy, utilities, retail, and manufacturing, gained valuable insights into leveraging modern technologies to meet their evolving business needs.

In his opening remarks, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti emphasized the importance of adopting innovative AI and cybersecurity technologies to enhance the digital economy of the United Arab Emirates, stating: “The prestigious reputation of the United Arab Emirates as a major hub for innovation and creativity is a testament to its wise leadership.

We are very excited about the potential of responsible AI and its capabilities in enhancing progress and innovation in the future. Our commitment lies in ensuring resilience for individuals, companies, and partners alike, fostering a thriving landscape of innovation and opportunities.

We see the development and sustainability of a cybersecurity culture penetrating every sector as extremely crucial, requiring proactive risk discovery and mitigation through advanced techniques such as AI, paving the way for a safer and more innovative future for all.”

Mickael Khouri, General Manager of GBM in Abu Dhabi, highlighted the event’s core mission, stating: “Our main goal is to empower and support enterprises with the necessary tools and knowledge to navigate the complexities of today’s cloud-based landscape.

We aim to ensure that our customers are provided with secure, efficient, and simplified IT networks and infrastructure to succeed in the era of artificial intelligence.

We are also working on developing capabilities supported by our leading cybersecurity program, GBM Shield, to detect threats and mitigate risks for clouds and networks in the region.

This event has contributed to enhancing our collaboration with Cisco and Nutanix, paving the way for future cooperative relationships capable of unleashing more innovations.”

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