During a visit to Riyadh, SAP CEO Bill McDermott welcomed the kingdom’s bold use of artificial intelligence to help bring the national development goals of Saudi Vision 2030 to life.
AI will serve as the foundation for Neom, a smart city located in Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk region.
“Artificial intelligence is central to Saudi Vision 2030,” said McDermott. “With careful foresight, it will significantly transform government services in smart cities. Neom is an excellent example of true innovation integrated into city infrastructure, enabling autonomous vehicles, smart buildings and new mobile services that will improve the lives of Saudi citizens.
“Saudi Millennials are part of the best-connected generation in history. The workplace of the future will bring careers we can’t even imagine yet. SAP supports the digital ambitions of the kingdom to equip today’s youth with the digital skills to unleash their potential and achieve their dreams.”
SAP recently announced a four-year SAR 285 million investment plans for the SAP Cloud Hub and an MoU with the National Digitisation Unit. SAP’s Training and Development Institute plans to build skills in the Middle East and North Africa worth USD 100 million by 2022.
SAP co-innovates with organisations including Saudi Aramco, the General Authority for Zakat and Income Tax and the alfanar engineering and construction company.