Local talent key for UAE’s digital future
Thales is keen to develop local talent in the UAE, with the objective of further supporting innovation, digital transformation, industrialisation and local partnerships by nurturing local talent and fostering diversity.
The company, which provides solutions, services and products in the defence, aeronautics, space, transportation and digital identity and security markets, has been the UAE’s partner for more than 45 years.
In 2019, it set up Thales Emarat technologies, a 100 per cent local Emirati company to support the country’s ambitious national vision of industrial autonomy.
Over the last few years, Thales has partnered with Khalifa University Abu Dhabi for the Thales Cybersecurity Hub and have entered a joint venture with the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the form of the CERT Thales Institute. Thales has also teamed up with Sorbonne University of Abu Dhabi for the creation of an industrial chair in the field of artificial intelligence and the establishment of Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence.
Recently Thales announced a new collaboration with Google Cloud that will accelerate the ability of enterprises to safely migrate sensitive data between public cloud, hybrid and private IT infrastructures. Together, the two companies will offer new capabilities that enable security teams to own and control their encryption keys while helping to fulfill heightened regulatory requirements amidst today’s highly-distributed workforce.