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HPE Announces Middle East AI Collaboration with Ingram Micro

The two companies will bring international AI experience to support Middle East society and economic development

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Oct. 23, 2019 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced that they have signed an MOU with Ingram Micro agreeing to collaborate in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Middle East. In response to growing market demand in the Middle East, HPE together with Ingram Micro will bring their international AI experience to support digital transformation in the region.

HPE with Ingram Micro have committed to supporting social and economic development in the Middle East, including the development of youth and professional talent for new digital technologies, the fostering of innovative entrepreneurship across different market verticals, and creating a digital culture and expanding knowledge.

The agreement states that the two parties will work together on a number of  projects to support the region’s GDP growth and increase in youth employment, as well as enhancing the efficiency and transparency of public administration. HPE and Ingram Micro will work together to build an AI Innovation Lab for the development of AI knowledge and to showcase AI use cases. They will also develop AI training programs so that enterprises can build AI knowledge and adopt the right technologies for their industries. HPE and Ingram Micro aim to develop a pool of talented AI professionals in the region, including through a new joint internship program which will help place qualified candidates into internship positions with HPE and Ingram Micro customers

“We are pleased to collaborate with Ingram Micro to bring our combined Artificial Intelligence expertise, solutions and partner ecosystems together to help our customers accelerate their transformation,” said Kinda Baydoun, Channel and Alliances Middle East, HPE. “AI is already affecting many aspects of our everyday life and has great potential to shape our future. Collaboration and engagement between different parties in society will help speed adoption and implementation and this collaboration with Ingram Micro will form a baseline for co-innovation and knowledge enablement in AI in the Middle East.”

“At Ingram Micro, we view Artificial Intelligence as an excellent enabler of next generation computing in all industries. AI will likely be in the core functionalities of most everything around us in our life and our businesses. We are excited to join forces with HPE to provide AI solutions to help our collective customers utilize the best technologies-from software to infrastructure-to adopt and receive the tangible benefits of AI now. We value this agreement as it comes at the right time for our customers and partners to lead the way as AI pioneers”, said Tamer Abdel Fattah, Head of IoT and AI Division, Ingram Micro META.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Ingram Micro's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.

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