HPE's innovation hub starts operations in Dubai

The HPE Digital Life Garage will benefit various UAE stakeholders.
The HPE Digital Life Garage will benefit various UAE stakeholders.

By Waheed Abbas

Published: Sun 26 Jul 2020, 2:18 PM

Last updated: Thu 20 Aug 2020, 11:57 AM

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on Sunday announced that the HPE Digital Life Garage, the first in a series of its worldwide innovation hubs focused on transforming technology's impact on society, has started operations in Dubai.  
"The start of the first HPE Digital Life Garage in Dubai demonstrates our efforts to bring together global innovation leaders to develop new initiatives that contribute to realising His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai's vision to foster an innovation-driven economy. Both the UAE and Dubai have a clear focus on being at the forefront of shaping the future of the global economy by accelerating the adoption of innovation and path-breaking technology through meaningful government - private sector cooperation," said Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.  
"The HPE Digital Life Garage supports this objective by providing the technology tools and knowledge to increase productivity and business innovation, which are critical to economic sustainability and future readiness," he added. 
Located in the Innovation Hub of Dubai, the new multi-million-dollar HPE Digital Life Garage consists of four pillars: The Digital Innovation Showcase, the Digital Life Lab, the Digital Knowledge Center, and the HPE Global Network.  
The HPE Digital Life Garage will benefit various UAE stakeholders. For UAE governmental bodies, it will serve as a hotbed for scientific research and homegrown high-tech solutions that can result in ground-breaking technology innovations for citizens. Local businesses will also be able to benefit from this initiative as it will provide them with solutions that will give them competitive differentiation and a fast route to production. Finally, innovators from small start-ups to large scale corporations, focused on creating new technologies and solutions will be able to get access to real data to achieve success and reward. 
"The Digital Life Garage in Dubai is an example of how HPE is delivering on our purpose to advance the way people live and work. We chose Dubai to be the location for our initiative as it aligns closely to the UAE Centennial Plan 2071 which centers on the betterment of the communities and society at large by leveraging technology. Our initiative aims to provide organizations of all shapes and sizes with access to cutting-edge technology, digital innovation expertise and useful tools to accelerate their digital agendas," said Antonio Neri, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. 
- waheedabbas@khaleejtimes.com 

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