Marc Mcilhone

Marc Mcilhone is ArabBrains' Editor - sourcing news and features content and overseeing the work of the site’s contributors. Marc’s work is informed by his technical background in architecture having worked for some of the UK’s leading practices on projects within the education, healthcare and housing sectors. Marc has a particular interest in how innovators are creating sustainable solutions that have a positive impact on people’s everyday lives. Please email press releases and news to: editor@arabbrains.com

Kaspersky Lab cybersecurity strengthens META region team with new appointments

Dubai, Kaspersky Lab announces the appointment of Amir Kanaan as Managing Director in the Middle East, as well as the promotion of Aman Manzoor to the new role of Head of Consumer Sales in META (Middle East, Turkey and Africa). These changes reflect the focus the company places on the region for its development. “We see great business perspectives for …

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Mona Al Marri opens 6th InfoComm Middle East and Africa

Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO) HE Mona Ghanem Al Marri today inaugurated the 6th InfoComm Middle East and Africa, the region’s largest professional audiovisual event at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Being organised under the theme ‘Audiovisual Communications in a Hyperconnected World’, the event seeks to drive the region’s professional audiovisual take-up and the exchange …

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U.S.’s Juniper Networks appoints Hatem Hariri general manager, Middle East and Africa

Juniper Networks, an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced that Hatem Hariri has been appointed as general manager, Middle East and Africa. In this role, Hariri is responsible for all aspects of sales strategy, planning and operations across Juniper’s entire MEA business. Hariri brings 20 years of technical, sales and senior business management experience in telecommunications …

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“Implementation Science” Bolsters Egyptian Health Care

Medical researchers from the Middle East and North Africa region are meeting in Cairo on December 5-7 to study “Implementation Science,” which is a field that brings evidence from biomedical and healthcare research into public health practice and policy. Their goal is to improve public health by bridging the gap between optimal health practices and the realities of everyday practice. …

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Sharjah Statistics to Share Global Spotlight on Use of Data for Community Development

International Association for Official Statistics Conference to be held in Abu Dhabi The Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) has announced its participation in the 15th conference of the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS 2016), which will be hosted in Abu Dhabi from 6th to 8th of December. More than 500 top officials, policy makers and experts …

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Middlesex University Dubai partners with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT – ME Section to develop tomorrow’s IT leaders

Middlesex University Dubai partners with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT – Middle East section to champion the advancement of the IT sector in UAE. The MoU will provide the next generation of IT professionals with the skills and connections needed to succeed in the industry. Dubai, UAE: Middlesex University Dubai and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT – Middle …

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UAE’s Al-Futtaim Engineering, Technologies appoints CEO

Al-Futtaim has announced the appointment of Dr. Hayan Sayed as Chief Executive Officer of Al-Futtaim Engineering and Technologies. Part of Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, Al-Futtaim Engineering is a multi-disciplinary engineering organisation operating across UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia with over 30 years of successful operations. Al-Futtaim Technologies is a leading Converged Systems Integrator and provides complete business solutions to large, …

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Avaya Helps AMEA’s Midsize Businesses Raise the Bar for Customer Experience

Avaya IP Office Contact Center 10 delivers the simplicity and easy to use tools midsize companies in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa markets need to meet customer expectations and compete with larger enterprises. Avaya today announced a new version of the company’s contact center platform that enables midsize businesses to rise above the competition by offering a superior, omnichannel …

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Clean energy gains ground, but old dirty habits die hard

By Laurie Goering Solar power is becoming so cheap so fast that in Abu Dhabi it’s now less costly to produce a unit of energy from the sun than from oil, leading energy experts said this week. But that doesn’t mean a global switch to renewable energy will be inevitable or speedy, they told a London conference. Difficult and sometimes …

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IDC predicts 10 most important shifts in IT organisations before 2020

IDC FutureScape predicts 40% of IT projects will create new digital services at CIOMajlis meeting Dubai, Global ICT research and consulting firm International Data Corporation (IDC) has laid out the ten most important shifts that will happen in IT organizations over the next 36 months and will guide senior IT executives in the formation of their three-year strategic IT plans. …

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