Huawei has announced that Omar Akar will join the leadership team of the Middle East division of its new Cloud and AI Business Group, in the role of Regional Vice President and Managing Director.
The announcement is line with the global player’s commitment to further optimise Artificial Intelligence (AI), cloud computing, and collaborative work on ecosystems to empower the Middle East’s digital transformation.
With extensive experience within the information and communications technology (ICT) sector within the region, Akar will drive the growth and development of the Cloud and AI Business Group, while contributing to the Middle East’s continued digitisation initiatives and AI computing power.
Akar brings more than 16 years of experience to his new role, having worked with clients around the region throughout his career. His areas of expertise include multi-cloud, modern infrastructure, data protection, modern applications, and business intelligence.
“It is an honour to be part of the leadership team of Huawei’s newest business group,” said Akar. “This is an exciting opportunity to contribute towards the Middle East’s ongoing digitisation efforts. By integrating Huawei cloud and AI solutions with 5G and next-gen connectivity solutions, we can realise a better-connected world, in which we can deliver comprehensive digital transformation industry use cases. The adoption of Huawei’s global programs throughout the region will contribute towards increased ICT competitiveness, while supporting communities by cultivating local ICT talents – all of which will contribute towards a more digitally-enabled society.”
“Computing power is a cornerstone of today’s digital economy. Data is the core asset, and cloud and AI are the tools of productivity. Building stronger computing power in the Middle East will thus require that the ICT industry deliver ubiquitous cloud and pervasive intelligence in the years ahead,” Akar added.
According to recent research by Gartner, the global computing market is projected to be worth more than US$2 trillion by 2023. Huawei estimates that in the coming five years, AI computing alone will account for more than 80% of computing power used around the world.