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Ingram Micro Signs Distribution Agreement with NVIDIA for the META region

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - October 9, 2018 – Ingram Micro Inc., one of the largest value-added distributors in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region, today announced a start of the distribution relationship with NVIDIA, a world leader in artificial intelligence computing technology. With this agreement, Ingram Micro is authorized to sell and promote NVIDIA’s Deep Learning, GPU Virtualization and High Performance Computing solutions in the GCC countries (namely, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates), Turkey and South Africa.

Dr. Ali Baghdadi, SVP & Chief Executive, Ingram Micro in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region says: “We are very excited to sign this agreement with NVIDIA. Last year, Ingram Micro established its own IoT and AI Business Unit in the Middle East, the first of its kind in the region. It is a Center of Excellence, a solutions provider and a point of expertise for our partners. We put a lot of focus on developing our own ready and customized solutions for enterprises in the IoT and AI space. Relationship with NVIDIA opens many new opportunities for our company and our reseller community in today’s data-driven business environment.’’

Tamer AbdelFattah, Head of IoT and AI Business Unit in the META region commented: “NVIDIA is a real pioneer of accelerating computing. Its latest GPU (graphics processing unit) technology has a far-reaching impact on how today’s enterprises manage, process and utilize data. The NVIDIA GPU platform also provides the ability to harness capabilities like accelerated analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), graphic virtualization and virtual reality—allowing companies to gain deeper and richer insights about their businesses and the products they sell— tremendous advantages in today’s intensely competitive business environment. We are very excited to start a business journey with NVIDIA.”

Carey Bowden, Head of Distribution EMEA, NVIDIA, says, “The Middle East, Turkey and Africa region demonstrates a growing appetite for the power of GPU computing. Ingram Micro’s proficiency in supporting their customers’ business transformations will help them take advantage of the exciting marketing opportunities represented by artificial intelligence and visual computing.”

Ingram Micro will be showcasing its latest Deep Learning and AI applications at 2018 GPU Technology Conference in Munich, Germany, on 10th -11th October 2018. Visit Ingram Micro booth G.07 at GTC Europe. #ingrammicro #GTC18 @NVIDIAEU #HPC

About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of TechnologyTM. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. More at www.ingrammicro.com

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