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:

Digitization initiatives in the Middle East brings with it growing exposure to the risk of cyber-attacks


Cyber threats are a global phenomenon and are continually developing in sophistication and impact, despite the advances in cyber security technologies and practice. National & International governments in the region are determined to create a secure digital environment, but these initiatives are fragmented, tactical, and reactive. Given this scenario, “The Middle East Cyber Security Summit 2015″ Muscat, Oman scheduled on ...

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Emirates Green Building Council strengthens UAE’s sustainable built environment with 9 years of path-breaking initiatives

Saeed Al abbar - Chairman of Emirates GBC

• EmiratesGBC has been prime driver in facilitating UAE’s vision to be a global leader in sustainable built environments • EmiratesGBC has hosted numerous networking events to date attended by over thousands of professionals • New Board Advisory Committee with government representatives being set up in line with National Agenda Dubai – Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum ...

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BrandZ ranks Huawei as a ‘Top 100 Global Brands’ for 2015


Huawei ‘s debut on the BrandZ list follows the company’s ranking on Interbrand’s ‘Top 100 Best Global Brands’ list last year. Middle East – Continuing its momentum within the global technology arena, Huawei has been named one of BrandZ’s ‘Top 100 Global Brands’ for 2015, marking the company’s debut on the BrandZ list. The achievement follows a spur of recent ...

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Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche welcomes new Director of Sales and Marketing

Archana Kawatra

Abu Dhabi – Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche luxury hotel announced the appointment of Ms. Archana Kawatra as Director of Sales and Marketing. Ms. Kawatra will be responsible for sales and business development of 282-hotel rooms property. The role includes identifying market trends, determining system improvements and implementing change. Archana Kawatra will oversee the implementation of new initiatives to enhance the ...

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Smartworld achieves Cisco Gold Certification in UAE


Dubai – Smartworld announced today it has achieved Cisco® Gold Certification. To earn Gold Certification, Smartworld had to meet rigorous standards set forth by Ciscoin networking competency, service, support, and customer satisfaction. ” Cisco ‘s widely respected Gold Certification demonstrates Smartworld ‘s relentless pursuit for excellence and commitment to deliver optimal technology solutions for our clients in today’s challenging and dynamic ...

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Eteach International extends reach to Levant markets


Teachings opportunities in Kingdoms of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, Oman and Qatar also increase. Dubai – With the new academic year fast approaching, schools across the region are posting positions for teaching opportunities to coincide with the start of the new academic year; September 2015. Jordan is the latest market to post positions on Eteach International, the Dubai-based branch of ...

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Seychelles unveils renewable energy plan in collaboration with Masdar


Seychelles President James Michel has declared the launching of a renewable energy initiative in collaboration with the UAE’s Masdar Company to ensure new sources of energy for the country’s people, the first of its kind in the African continent. He said the “democracy of renewable energy” initiative would give hope to the Seychelles people to obtain solar and wind energy ...

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ADS Securities set to become a leader in White Label Trading Technology


ADS Securities , after just four years working in global FX, has been Highly Commended in the 2015 FX Week eFX Awards Best White Label Technology Provider category. At an event held today (Tuesday 14th July) in New York, the award was presented to ADS Securities London Limited’s Chief Operating Officer, Marco Baggioli. Commenting on the award, ADS Securities Vice-Chairman ...

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Emirates Diplomatic Academy will be a ‘game changer’ in building the next generation of UAE diplomats, says Al Jaber


• Emirates Diplomatic Academy adopts international best practices to nurture national workforce of foreign affairs professionals • Executive education courses get under way as EDA prepares to start new academic year in September Abu Dhabi – The Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA) will be a ‘game changer’ in providing the next generation of Emirati diplomats with the skills to promote the ...

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Building Energy and SES SMART Energy Solutions to install the first off-grid temporary hybrid plant in Saudi Arabia


The portable diesel-solar project is expected to produce 54MWh per year, saving diesel fuel and reducing CO2 emissions. Building Energy, Italian independent power producer from renewable sources, will team up with SES SMART Energy Solutions, a leading rental power provider in the MEA region, to develop the first on-field temporary hybrid plant, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The ...

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