Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., has announced its partnership with Abdul Latif Jameel, a globally diversified conglomerate nearing its 80th year in business. AWS will serve as the preferred cloud provider for Abdul Latif Jameel’s digital transformation efforts, focusing on innovation across key sectors, including mobility, energy, health, and financial services.
In addition to this strategic alliance, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), a division of Abdul Latif Jameel Global Energy and Environment Holding Company Limited, will supply clean energy capacity to power Amazon’s operations.
Abdul Latif Jameel’s transformative journey involves the establishment of an organization-wide analytics, machine learning, and generative artificial intelligence (generative AI) initiative, powered by AWS. This program aims to expedite the development and deployment of new applications across a wide array of industries. To achieve this, Abdul Latif Jameel will leverage various AWS services, including Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and AWS Lake Formation, to efficiently manage financial data, facilitating enhancements for customers and operational improvements.
Moreover, the company will harness Amazon Bedrock, an API-accessible service that provides foundational models, to create generative AI applications. These applications will enhance digital showroom experiences for car manufacturers and elevate in-car experiences while concurrently reducing development costs.
In alignment with their commitment to environmental responsibility, Abdul Latif Jameel is progressing towards decarbonization objectives by transitioning their on-premises information technology (IT) workloads to AWS, thereby further reducing their carbon footprint.
In a parallel agreement, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), a division of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, will supply renewable energy from five solar projects in Spain to power Amazon’s operations. These solar farms, expected to generate over 1.5 terawatt-hours (TWh) of clean energy annually, will significantly contribute to reducing carbon emissions.
Mo Chaara, Chief Information and Digital Officer at Abdul Latif Jameel, expressed enthusiasm for the digital transformation and its potential to shape a sustainable future. Fernando Salinas, Managing Director of FRV Iberia, highlighted the importance of the collaboration with Amazon in promoting renewable energy accessibility and decarbonization.
Yasser Hassan, AWS Managing Director of Commercial Sector for Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey (MENAT), underscored the partnership’s role in advancing shared goals of carbon reduction and building a more digital and sustainable future.
This collaboration between Abdul Latif Jameel, AWS, and FRV signifies a significant step towards innovation, environmental sustainability, and a greener future.