InstaDeep’s Youssef Ben Dhieb speaks at launch of new Omani AI platform



InstaDeep’s Youssef Ben Dhieb recently took to the (virtual) stage to discuss how AI can be used to optimize operations and reduce costs, during the launch event for Nebula AI: a new AI platform developed by the Omani government, and powered by NVIDIA high performance computing hardware (HPC).  The event was a hybrid format, with an in-person VIP delegation, and speakers and other attendees online, making a grand total of over 300 delegates on the day. The launch also received significant coverage in local and regional press and online news outlets.  

Youssef is an accredited Google Developer Expert in Machine Learning, and his work at InstaDeep involves accelerating scientific algorithms using GPUs, and applying Machine Learning and Computer Vision techniques to solve real-world problems in the Oil & Gas and BioTechnology fields. He has also worked as an AI and Robotics lecturer in multiple engineering schools. His presentation demonstrated how several InstaDeep customers had been able to leverage the company’s advanced decision-making AI software to save significant sums of money and operations time and resources.

Other high-profile speakers at the event included Eng. Maqbool Al Wahaibi, CEO of Oman Data Park; Jaap Zuiderveld, EMEA VP at NVIDIA and Carlo Ruiz, EMEA Director – AI Data Center Solutions, Services & Operations at NVIDIA.

Commenting on the launch, InstaDeep Co-Founder and CEO Karim Beguir said, “the Middle East has a huge opportunity to use AI to transform the region and we congratulate the Omani government on the launch of Nebula.  As an Elite NVIDIA partner ourselves, we also recognise their unrivalled skill in delivering quality HPC hardware.”

About Nebula

Nebula is Oman’s first Virtual Data Centre offering a full spectrum of Data Centre facilities including computing, storage, networking and network security services on-demand. Hosted locally at the multi-award-winning Data Park, it is supported by a highly qualified and professionally certified team of experts.  Nebula will enable both government and private sector entities to explore the real benefits of AI applications and HPC with the guarantee of data sovereignty, security and reliability.  Its premium services are offered as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS); and each of them can be availed as a fully self-served or ODP managed option to run the Nebula services. Visit the Nebula website for more information: 

About The Data Park

Established in 2012, The Data Park is the Sultanate’s premier IT Managed Services provider. It is a Tier 3 Data Center network providing cyber security and cloud services to over 800 government, corporate, and SME organizations. The Data Park has won numerous awards including Best Digital Data Centre in the Middle East at the Telecom World Middle East Awards 2019, the Best Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Award 2019, as well as VeeAM VCSP Partner for 2020 and CISCO Partner of the year 2020, Fortinet Cloud MSSP 2020, Best Datacenter and Cyber Security Center awards at COMEX 202. Learn more here: