DIC’s Innovation Hub becomes home to Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s new Middle East HQ
Dubai Internet City (DIC), the leading technology community in the region, welcomed Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) as the first partner to its Innovation Hub, a 1.8 million sq.ft. space dedicated to its growing business community of innovators.
Located at the heart of DIC, the Innovation Hub creates a vibrant community for business professionals and creative enthusiasts, freelancers and entrepreneurs and local and global players to thrive and innovate. The hub is comprised of 10 commercial buildings as well as boutiques offices and retailers, 3 hotels as well as, premium restaurants providing a fully developed and comprehensive smart business community. Testament to the growth and success of DIC as a key accelerator of innovation, digitalization and growth, Innovation Hub will enable DIC to further translate the Dubai Strategy for Innovation into action, helping the city achieve its vision to become one of the most future-ready places in the world.
Malek Al Malek, Group CEO of TECOM said, “Innovation Hub represents a natural next step for TECOM Group, and will build on our successes over the past years in creating thriving business communities for local, regional and international companies. Our strategic relationship with Hewlett Packard Enterprise has contributed significantly to the development of the industry in the region, and we look forward to further strengthening the sector through enhanced collaboration. HPE is one of the most creative technology companies of our time, the opening of new regional headquarters is both, fitting and timely, and helping us create an innovation landmark, for the region, in the heart of Dubai.”
Commenting on the inauguration, Phil Davis, President Hybrid IT, Hewlett Packard said, “Hewlett Packard Enterprise is expanding in the UAE by opening a new state-of-the-art Middle East headquarter office in Dubai Internet City in the innovation Hub. The opening of the new office in Dubai is a tangible testament of HPE’s commitment to the Middle East and UAE. As a moral founder of the Silicon Valley and innovator at heart, HPE recognizes the tremendous value of cooperation with the local vibrant innovation community to realize solutions that advance how people live and work.
He further added, “In the new Middle East HQ we will adopt state-of-art of technology from Edge to core to Cloud. HPE data centre and cloud technologies will be made available to showcase the benefits of modern infrastructures, from software defined to memory driven computing using the latest technology. Our new space at the Innovation Hub will be realized to enable an engaging, immersive and fluid experience in all aspects of daily activities. As we continue our successful Internship program, we will give access to the best of breed technologies to pre-graduate, and future innovator students.”
Ammar Al Malik, Managing Director of Dubai internet City and Dubai Outsource City, said: “We are pleased to welcome Hewlett Packard to our burgeoning ICT community and first partner to the Innovation Hub. The Hub is more than just a physical space: it is an extension of our creative and vibrant ecosystem, which encourages companies of all sizes to collaborate and develop ideas for a brighter tomorrow. Not only will the development create several new business opportunities for early-stage entrepreneurs and established companies, it will also create thousands of new job opportunities, as a direct result of the investment from businesses such as Hewlett Packard Enterprises.”