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

DAFZA receives high-profile delegation from China to transfer expertise in free zone management

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Visit part of international efforts to benefit from Authority’s leading experience as one of the most advanced free zones in the world. UAE – The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) recently received a high-profile Chinese delegation headed by Zhang Qingwei, Governor of Hebei Province, to explore new investment prospects to deepen economic cooperation between the UAE and China. The meeting …

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DEWA hosts Emirates Green Building Council Seminar at its Sustainable Building

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Dubai, UAE – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) recently hosted a seminar titled ‘The Impact of Interiors on Air Quality’ organised by the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), at DEWA’s Sustainable Building in Al Quoz. Hosting the event supports DEWA’s strategy to share its expertise and experiences with government and private organisations in Dubai and the UAE. 33 green-building …

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New paper published by Pearson makes the case for why we must make artificial intelligence in Middle East Education more seriously

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Pearson launches “Intelligence Unleashed: An Argument for AI in Education” in Middle East. Dubai/Riyadh – In a world where digital tools support virtually every part of our lives, why is it that the full power of such tools has yet to be unleashed to those who might benefit most – educators and learners? In the latest of its series of …

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UAE-based Djembe Communications Further Expands Footprint in Africa

Djembe's Managing Director, Mitchell Prathe

Regional Expansion Across Africa with New Wholly Owned Offices in Ghana and Morocco and Near-term Plans for an Office in Mauritius Received key Industry Accolades including Hermes Creative Awards, In2 SABRE Awards and Premios Lusos Awards Shortlisted by The Holmes Report 2016 EMEA Consultancies of the Year in the Category ‘Africa Consultancy of the Year’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates: – …

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GE and Microsoft Partner to Bring Predix to Azure, Accelerating Digital Transformation for Industrial Customers

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GE (NYSE: GE) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: “MSFT”) today announced a partnership that will make GE’s Predix platform for the Industrial Internet available on the Microsoft Azure cloud for industrial businesses. The move marks the first step in a broad strategic collaboration between the two companies, which will allow customers around the world to capture intelligence from their industrial assets …

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Air Arabia expands its European route network with the launch of new services to Batumi

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Airline touches down in Batumi – which is rising fast as a tourism hotspot. Sharjah, UAE – Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier, touched down in Batumi, the second largest city of Georgia. The airline operates two weekly flights to the famed Black Sea port city from its primary Sharjah International Airport hub …

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Commvault appoints Christian Lang as Vice President Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa

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— Industry veteran brings 26 years experience in technology solutions to Commvault to drive continued growth and expansion of the company’s EMEA business — Reading, U.K. – Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a global leader in data protection and information management, has announced the appointment of Christian Lang as Vice President Sales of Europe, Middle East and Africa. Responsible for leading and …

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ACWA Power Khalladi confirms final orders for its Wind Power Project in the North of Morocco

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Rabat, Morocco – ACWA Power Khalladi has confirmed final orders to suppliers and contractors for the construction of its Wind Power Project in the North of Morocco, following all conditions precedent for its landmark project financing being satisfied. ACWA Power Khalladi (formerly known as UPC Renewables) is 75% owned by ACWA Power – a developer, investor, co-owner and operator of …

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Smart Dubai showcases happiness agenda strategy at RTA

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Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr: Happiness Agenda is aimed at helping people achieve a higher level of well-being and comfort in their lives. UAE – Smart Dubai Office (SDO) held an introductory meeting at the headquarters of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), during which H.E. Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of SDO, met with RTA’s …

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New Report Predicts Augmented and Virtual Reality Technology to be ‘Widespread’ Across GCC by 2025

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AR and VR Will Radically Change Private and Public Processes in the GCC, Says Research firm Frost & Sullivan. From VR Studios to AR-Enabled Surgeries, GITEX Technology Week Experts to Highlight Ground-breaking Use Cases. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: According to new research conducted by Frost & Sullivan in collaboration with GITEX Technology Week 2016, the next 10 years of augmented …

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