Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 8 February 2023: nybl, the Saudi-based AI-driven deep-tech development company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Lenovo, the world’s largest IT and Solutions provider.
The MOU is aimed at strengthening joint activities in the areas of Research, Development, and Innovation (RDI) to deliver customized solutions for municipal authorities, future smart cities, and environmental protection. The collaboration was formalized during a signing ceremony at LEAP 2023, in the presence of Noor Alnahhas, CEO of nybl and Giovanni Di Filippo, EMEA President at Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG), as well as other high-level delegates from nybl and Lenovo.
In alignment with the Kingdom’s large-scale digitalization programme and increasing demands for advanced technological solutions, the new agreement will see Lenovo and nybl working together to explore innovative solutions and insights through the exploration of emerging datasets. The partnership will leverage the respective technical capacity through state-of-the-art hardware technology and analytics.
The collaboration will see nybl facilitating the use cases of its technology for Lenovo global clients and its partners. This will include nybl’s Artificial Intelligence technology stack (Anything.ai) and other ground-breaking Machine Learning (ML) models and solutions. nybl will also provide Lenovo online access to nubyla, its unique low-code ML development platform for Lenovo’s internal, global client, and partner use.
In turn, Lenovo will provide nybl with its expertise in High-Performance Computing, as well as access to areas in its Innovation and Creativity Centre, thereby enhancing nybl’s early access to high-efficiency advanced technology. The partnership will also include various skills transfer and relevant training taking place at Lenovo’s Innovation Centre.
Noor Alnahhas, CEO of nybl, said “Digital transformation plays a critical role in the Public Sector, and at nybl we see how the power of Ai platforms, tools, and solutions is crucial in enabling increased speed-to-market solutions for our clients in the Kingdom. We believe in having the right partners who are aligned to our mission and Lenovo fits perfectly, in this regard. As a global leader, Lenovo offers us opportunities to explore future Ai innovation and drive the development of smarter solutions for the public sector. We are excited that our nybl data scientists will have the opportunity to leverage High-Performance Computing solutions for R&D and improving their deep-learning models. This will be spread across various elements of Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Computer Audio, and NLP with a goal of smart city implementation. Lenovo will also work with nybl on a nybl solutions case study at Lenovo, and in collaboration with Lenovo staff.”
Giovanni Di Filippo, EMEA President at Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG), said, “The growth of digitalization in the Kingdom is evolving at a scale faster than ever before. This has resulted in the demand for smarter solutions, especially in the public sector, environment protection, and smart city implementation. This requires advanced and targeted technology which is where our partnership with nybl will play a key role. We aim to not only support innovation and development, but also providing nybl with resources and trainings. We look forward to supporting nybl with our core competencies and hope to leverage their experience in real-life deployment with their ambition to tackle global challenges with end-to-end Ai solutions.”
Saudi Arabia is actively undergoing a large-scale digital transformation, driving towards the Vision 2030 plan. Various initiatives have been introduced in the country that improve its overall competitiveness, enhance job opportunities and improve quality of life for everyone. The Kingdom will soon see massive implementations Ai, smart cities, and connectivity, all while keeping the citizens at heart.