Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of the Alibaba Group, has unveiled its EMEA Ecosystem Partner Program – an initiative to further strengthen the collaboration between Alibaba Cloud’s customers and partners in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Intel, Accenture, Hashicorp, Ecritel, Altran, Micropole and Linkbynet are among the initial participants in the EMEA Ecosystem Partner Program.
The EMEA Ecosystem Partner Program was announced at Alibaba Cloud’s Ecosystem Summit EMEA 2018 at Station F in Paris. This one-day summit attracted nearly 400 representatives from private enterprises, public institutions, technology developers, channel partners and start-ups. Station F, one of the world’s biggest start-up campuses, has incorporated the program in their exclusive Perks for their 1,000 start-ups.
Alibaba Cloud’s EMEA Ecosystem Partner Program will focus on four key areas:
- Development of digital transformation in targeted vertical industries
- Supporting talent development
- Advancing technology innovation
- Enhancing marketplaces
“Our goal in EMEA is to bring powerful and elastic cloud services to our customers and create a well-connected, comprehensive ecosystem with our partners to accelerate cloud technology development in the regional cloud industry,” said Yeming Wang, general manager of Alibaba Cloud EMEA. “As a global cloud industry leader, Alibaba Cloud brings to EMEA cutting-edge cloud technologies and experience and expertise to drive innovations across various verticals. We aim to empower our customers as they undergo their own digital transformation which will greatly improve their business efficiency and ability to provide a positive experience for their customers.”
Cloud Start-up Contests EMEA
As part of Alibaba’s commitment to support start-ups with its cloud computing services, Alibaba Cloud hosted a series of Create@Alibaba Cloud Start-up Contests EMEA last year. “We are committed to foster innovation and nurture local talent, which is why we are excited to have held our Summit today at Station F, a campus which gathers a whole start-up ecosystem under one roof here in Paris,” added Mr. Wang. “We hope that the Summit has inspired companies of all sizes and demonstrated Alibaba Cloud’s belief in working together for the future of the industry.”
Alibaba Cloud Ecosystem Summit 2018 is being hosted in four locations across the year as an ongoing event to connect and inform. Paris is the second stop after the Hong Kong inaugural event. The third stop will be three cities in India in mid-July followed by the final event in Singapore in mid-August.