Microsoft partners with Alef Education to empower teachers and students across the UAE to achieve more

Geoffrey Alphonso, CEO of Alef Education shakes hands with Sayed Hashish, General Manager of Microsoft UAE
The partnership sets out framework for collaboration, including the implementation of product and services, joint roadmap development, case studies and training programs designed to support Alef Education’s innovative digital learning program regionally and globally.

Microsoft today announced it will join forces with the global educational technology company Alef Education to work on redefining the classroom experience and supporting joint growth both on a regional and global level.

The framework for collaboration between Microsoft and Alef Education was set out in a memorandum of understanding (MoU), signed today by both companies focusing on integrating the Alef platform with Microsoft Office 365 & Teams while exploring ways to leverage the recently launched Microsoft Azure UAE Datacenter. The collaboration will be focused on empowering students, teachers and school leaders to experience a seamless interaction between the Alef platform and Microsoft product and services to combine powerful classroom tools to drive a better learning and classroom experience for the 21st century learner.

Commenting on the signing, Geoffrey Alphonso, CEO Alef Education said: “We are pleased to announce our strategic partnership with Microsoft today which will provide our learners and teachers with leading edge technology that will enhance the classroom experience. Alef Education has made its mark on changing the digital education domain working with both public and private sector schools here in the UAE and schools in the USA. With an established technology giant like Microsoft, we feel that this is just the beginning to providing complementary technology tools and hardware that will unify and enhance the user experience for our learner ecosystem. We are looking forward to collaborate and join forces on other fronts that relate to AI, Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics and Educational Research.”

The Alef Education and Microsoft partnership will set the framework to explore deeper product and technical integrations in the near future.

“Preparing our young people for participation in the new global digital economy requires the guarantee of the best and brightest teachers using the latest tools to bring the classroom to life,” said Sayed Hashish, General Manager, Microsoft UAE. “Our work with Alef Education will allow their platform to empower educators to achieve more through the intelligent cloud, and pass on vital skills to UAE students. Those students will be equipped with the skill and the fortitude to go out into the world and be innovators, job creators and economy builders – the leaders of tomorrow.”


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