Tuesday 6 March 2018
Zain Saudi Arabia and Nokia collaborate to unlock potential of the local talent for the digital transformation era in domains of cloud and edge computing
Nokia and Zain Saudi Arabia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work with the country’s young talent to enable them to innovate and develop applications and services to serve local needs. The collaboration is in line with the Vision 2030 of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which aims to develop the country’s talent to diversify economic capabilities as well as improve services as per local requirements. The creation of new services and products will allow Zain to reiterate its position as an innovative service provider in the region while at the same time allowing it to enhance its revenue.
As part of the program, Nokia will provide a cloud computing and IT service platforms with an open Application Programming Interface (API) to allow Saudi Arabia’s engineers to create new products for the domestic market. The local talent will gain a global perspective by collaborating with a leading technology firm of Nokia’s repute.
Zain will play a paramount role in today’s digital life to incubate young Saudi generation creativity. Along with Nokia, Zain shall nurture a multitude of local opportunities and evolve them from early conception phases till commercial feasibaility and implmentation.
This initiative will be an integral part of Zain advanced data center strategy and the virtualization and cloudifications efforts in this regard building tomorrow’s networks now with the hands and minds of local capable young generation of Saudi engineers and software developers.
Eng. Sultan Abdulaziz AlDeghaither, Chief Technology Officer, Zain Saudi Arabia, said:“The nurturing of human capital is a key aspect of Vision 2030, and we believe that this collaboration with our long-term partner Nokia will allow us to provide more and better job opportunities to our youth. Nokia is a well-recognized global technology leader, especially in the IT and cloud domain, and partnering with them will provide a crucial opportunity for the country’s youth to add to their skill sets in keeping with the latest global trends.”
Ali Al Jitawi, head of the Zain Saudi Arabia customer team at Nokia, said “We are honored and pleased to work with Zain in empowering the youth of the country to create products more relevant to subscribers. While we have already deployed our Multi-access Edge Computing to improve the Hajj pilgrimage experience and are working with Zain to deploy Internet of Things (IoT) use cases toward digital transformation, this special program marks the beginning of a new chapter in Zain’s digital transformation journey.”