GBM, Cisco, and Nutanix Illuminate AI-Powered Networking Future

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A landmark occasion unfolded in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as Gulf Business Machines (GBM) joined forces with Cisco and Nutanix to host the pioneering “AI Powered Networking Cloud” event. This gathering showcased cutting-edge solutions designed to streamline IT infrastructure through a unified platform, fortify network security, and deliver unmatched scalability across diverse domains.

Among the distinguished attendees was His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cyber Security in the UAE, alongside notable figures from governmental and enterprise spheres. The event’s agenda was rich with keynote presentations and expert-led discussions, spotlighting AI-powered Cisco Networking Cloud, full stack observability, and next-generation cyber defense initiatives such as GBM Shield, alongside advancements in cloud infrastructure.

GBM orchestrated various breakout sessions with Nutanix, delving into topics ranging from Full Stack Observability (FSO) to cybersecurity and cloud infrastructure. Throughout the event, the pivotal role of AI and networking cloud technologies in streamlining operations, enhancing connectivity, scalability, and efficiency was underscored. By integrating artificial intelligence with cloud networking, businesses can effectively manage data, access real-time insights, and make agile decisions.

Esteemed IT decision-makers and executives across diverse sectors, including banking, financial services, government, healthcare, education, energy, utilities, retail, and manufacturing, gleaned valuable insights on harnessing these technologies to address their evolving business needs.

In his welcome address, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti stressed the importance of embracing innovative AI and cybersecurity technologies to bolster the UAE’s digital economy. He highlighted the UAE’s standing as a hub for innovation and emphasized the potential of responsible AI to drive progress and ingenuity in the future. Ensuring resiliency across sectors through proactive risk detection and mitigation via advanced technologies like AI remains paramount for fostering a secure and innovative future.

Miguel Khouri, General Manager of GBM Abu Dhabi, articulated the event’s core mission, emphasizing the goal of empowering organizations with the tools and knowledge to navigate the complexities of today’s cloud-based landscape. Khouri highlighted GBM’s commitment to advancing threat detection and risk mitigation in the region, bolstered by GBM Shield, their flagship cyber defense program. The event not only solidified synergies with Cisco and Nutanix but also paved the way for future collaborations and innovations.

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