GBM conducts artificial intelligence event, UAE organisations to increase spending

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The artificial intelligence event delved into how organisations can get started on their AI journeys

For an exclusive artificial intelligence event, GBM has brought together key executives to discuss and share key solutions, findings and best practices for incorporating AI and data analytics into organisations.

The artificial intelligence event featured speakers from GBM, IDC, IBM, and Amazon Web Services, as well as roundtables that featured executives from Dubai Islamic Bank, Chalhoub Group, Dubai CommerCity, and Al-Futtaim Group, who came together and shared insights and experiences about how AI and data are driving enterprise agility, and their role in scalable, robust and secure transformation that is enabling the right decision making.

The artificial intelligence event delved into how organisations can get started on their AI journeys, how turning data into insights has never been more critical to business success, and how organisations can give their data the real purpose and value with a unified data and analytics strategy.

The artificial intelligence event also included key findings from an IDC survey, which revealed that 37 per cent of organisations surveyed in the UAE are planning to significantly increase their spending on AI over the next 12–18 months, which is primarily being triggered by national initiatives aimed at driving AI adoption and increasing awareness about how leveraging AI can facilitate operational excellence and a compelling customer experience.

The survey also revealed that before the pandemic started, one in two organisations in the UAE had already embarked on their digital transformation journeys, and to achieve environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals, the top digital priorities for these progressive organisations are digitalising operations for productivity improvements, enabling hybrid work models, creating innovative digital business models, and using digital technologies.

Mohammed Riaz, General Manager at GBM Dubai, said, “Many organisations are now recognising that AI is a foundational technology that requires organisation-wide transformation to realise its full potential. At GBM, we’re proud to be able to be part of that journey, and help our customers across the entire data and AI life cycle, while also supporting the UAE’s National Agenda. Bringing together executives to share insights and discuss these emerging technologies is key to playing our part in helping organisations succeed in the digital future.”

Also challenges were examined by the artificial intelligence event on the AI adoption journey, and how finding the right skills and talent, as well as costs of implementation are still major challenges, and how to tackle them to succeed on the digital transformation journey.

Offering a broad portfolio that includes industry-leading digital infrastructure, digital business solutions, security, and services, GBM, with more than 30 years of experience has supported organisations in the GCC as a leading end-to-end digital solutions provider.

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