Abu Dhabi lures Korean Cloud Technology Major As Part Of $545m Initiative

Bespin Global was established in South Korea in 2015 and operates today with cloud technology consultants around the world. It provides end-to-end cloud services, cloud strategy, migration, implementation, DevOps and Big Data.

Abu Dhabi lures Korean cloud technology major as part of $545m initiative

Bespin Global, a cloud technology consulting and management company, is setting up its regional headquarters and two innovation centres in Abu Dhabi to help accelerate digital transformation in the UAE capital.

The Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) and Bespin Global has announced a partnership that will see the South Korean company receive financial and non-financial incentives from ADIO to establish in Hub71, Abu Dhabi’s global tech ecosystem.

The partnership is part of ADIO’s AED2 billion ($545 million) Innovation Programme, an initiative of the Abu Dhabi government’s Ghadan 21 accelerator programme.

Bespin Global was established in South Korea in 2015 and operates today with cloud consultants around the world. It provides end-to-end cloud services, cloud strategy, migration, implementation, DevOps and Big Data.

Dr Tariq Bin Hendi, director general of ADIO, said: “Abu Dhabi is focused on championing constructive disruption. We are turning the status quo on its head with the purpose of promoting innovation, spurring solutions and creating long-term success for all.

“ADIO is committed to driving the future of innovation in the region and we are excited to support Bespin Global as we work together to pave the way for large-scale digital transformation from Abu Dhabi.”

Under the partnership, Bespin Global will establish its MEA headquarters and build two innovation centres – a Cloud Operations Centre and a Technology Hub – in Abu Dhabi. Bespin Global will also grow its commercial and technical team as it taps into new areas such as financial services and fintech.

Mouteih Chaghlil, CEO of Middle East & Africa – Bespin Global, said: “This strategic partnership between Bespin Global and ADIO ensures we have the support and enablement to grow our Middle East presence. We have shared goals to grow digital offerings and help enterprises leverage the full power of cloud.”

It will collaborate with local universities to nurture talent, with plans to hire 5-10 Emirati interns each year, in addition to hosting hackathon programmes.

ADIO’s Innovation Programme provides incentives to innovative businesses within high-growth areas including ICT, Financial Services, Tourism, AgTech and Health Services & Biopharma. It recently announced that music streaming platform Anghami will be establishing its headquarters in Abu Dhabi as part of the programme.

Originally published at Arabian business

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