RIYADH – September 14, 2022 – CNTXT, a leading cloud and digital transformation company in
Saudi Arabia, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Boston Dynamics, a
global leader in mobile robotics. The aim is to accelerate the adoption of its Spot® robot for
autonomous inspection and AI-based data processing at industrial sites in the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia to make operations more efficient, safe, and sustainable.
“The key to this partnership is that it brings together industry-leading hardware, cloud and
software solutions. This represents a significant opportunity to transform asset-heavy industries
in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” said Abdullah Jarwan, CEO of CNTXT.
CNTXT, Google Cloud’s reseller and distributor for cloud solutions in the Kingdom and the
exclusive reseller of Cognite Data Fusion® in the MENA region, will be a preferred partner of
Boston Dynamics for commercial industrial robotics applications and engagements in the
“To turn the data that robots collect into business value, industrial companies need software that
makes data insights available and meaningful,” said Jarwan. “By integrating Cognite Data
Fusion with Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot, we can collect all the raw data, process it, and make
insights available to all data consumers.”
Contextualizing large amounts of raw data is key toward helping companies conduct more
effective autonomous inspections using robots. Reliable data collection and analysis will help
drive scale for industrial AI solutions and applications, which will save workers’ time and
improve safety by reducing the need for people to access hazardous environments.
“Aramco and Cognite have teamed up to form CNTXT and based on the success of our
partnership with Cognite, Boston Dynamics is pleased to enter into this MOU. Complex
industrial sites have stairs, uneven surfaces and obstacles that can only be negotiated with legs.
As the world’s most advanced walking robot, Spot can autonomously navigate industrial sites to
monitor production equipment, reducing downtime and enhancing the productivity & safety of
maintenance staff,” said Robert Playter, CEO of Boston Dynamics.
Founded in 2022 and based in Saudi Arabia, CNTXT is a joint venture between Aramco and
Cognite that delivers premium cloud and digital transformation products and services in the
Middle East and North Africa. CNTXT’s digital offerings, including Google Cloud and Cognite
Data Fusion, enable customers to achieve greater efficiency, sustainability, and profitability
throughout their digital transformation journeys. www.cntxt.com
About Boston Dynamics
Boston Dynamics is the global leader in developing and deploying highly mobile robots capable
of tackling the toughest robotics challenges. Our robots are equipped with advanced mobility,
dexterity and intelligence, enabling automation in unstructured or hard-to-traverse spaces, from
manufacturing plants and construction sites to distribution centers and warehouses. We have
three robots in our portfolio: Spot®, a quadruped that conducts industrial inspections for
enterprise asset management; Stretch™, a box-moving robot currently deployed with early
adopter logistics customers; and Atlas™, the world’s most advanced humanoid robot. For more
information on our company and our technologies, please visit www.bostondynamics.com.