G42 to offer big data analytics, digital use cases to Government of Kazakhstan

G42, UAE-based artificial intelligence and cloud computing company, and Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on government use of big data analytics, cloud, artificial intelligence and other digital technologies.

Under the MoU, G42 will work with the Ministry to explore the use of big data analytics and digital use cases in government, with a focus on healthcare, finance, safety and security, and developing digital twin technologies for Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana. The two parties will also consider areas for cooperation including sovereign government cloud to securely host government applications in-country and to provide a backbone for future services; development of artificial intelligence capabilities; and the potential for Kazakhstan to become a data and cloud hub for Central Asia.

The agreement was signed by Zhaslan Madiyev, First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Mansoor AlMansoori, Group Chief Operating Officer, G42.

The MOU was formalized following meetings between First Deputy Chief of Staff of the President Timur Suleimenov; His Excellency Bagdat Mussin, Kazakh Minister of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace industry, and His Excellency Mohamed Saeed Al Ariqi, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Kazakhstan, with senior executives from G42.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Kazakhstan and G42 Group COO Mansoor AlMansoori and also had high-level meeting to discuss areas of cooperation and joint projects in the areas of artificial intelligence, big data analysis and cloud infrastructure to drive digital transformation in the country. In this meeting, the President emphasised that human capital in artificial intelligence and IT is of strategic importance to Kazakhstan.

“G42 is very pleased to have been selected by the Ministry to cooperate on developing the potential of digital technologies to better serve the strategic goals of Kazakhstan and to support the nation’s goals to become a digital hub for Central Asia. We look forward to exploring new use cases for digital solutions and to aiding Kazakhstan to build its own capabilities in critical areas including cloud, artificial intelligence and big data analytics,” said Mansoor AlMansoori, Group Chief Operating Officer, G42.