Ecocity World Summit 2015 Launches in Abu Dhabi

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– Dynamic programme features workshops, roundtable discussions, plenary sessions, academic panels and more, all under the theme of Ecocities in Challenging Environments. Abu Dhabi – Ecocity World Summit (ECWS), the longest-running international conference series on sustainable cities, officially launched today at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Running until 13 October 2015, the Summit has mobilised local, regional and ...

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Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Launch of “Dubai Inclusive Development Forum 2015”

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Al Shaibani: We believe in the capacity of persons with disabilities to participate in building the future of Dubai Miran: We seek to provide equal opportunities and maintain social cohesion Al Shafiei: Our objective is to make Dubai a leading model in the field of persons with disabilities Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashed Al ...

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Beirut Institute Summit Examines Future of Smart Cities in the Arab Region

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Osman Sultan: “A truly digital Arab region can be a catalyst for furthering integration, economic growth and modern, interactive public services” Entitled “Smart Cities in the Arab Region – Are They Exclusive or Inclusive?”, the second day of Beirut Institute Summit featured an interview with Osman Sultan, CEO of Du, as part of a series of sessions seeking to highlight ...

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UAE takes national capacity building efforts on innovation to practical levels

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE

Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation organises visit to University of Cambridge as part of third course in Diploma in Government Innovation. Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation organised a visit to the University of Cambridge as part of its third course in Diploma in Government Innovation as it pursued efforts to take theoretical concepts to practical levels ...

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Microsoft to unveil new devices for the first time in MEA at GITEX Technology Week 2015


Microsoft will for the first time in the Middle East showcase its latest collection of devices at the forthcoming Gitex Technology Week, including the newest additions to the Surface Pro 4, Surface Hub and Lumia family. Microsoft will also throughout the event present a futuristic Internet of Things (IoT) demo to highlight trends in IoT as well as the opportunities ...

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Oman and Malaysia tie up to boost cybersecurity

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The Sultanate of Oman and the Republic of Malaysia signed on Thursday a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of cybersecurity. Dr. Salim Sultan Al Ruzaiqi, CEO of the Information Technology Authority ( ITA ) and Dr. Amirudin Bin Abdul Wahab CEO of Cybersecurity Malaysia signed the agreement on behalf of the two countries. This agreement comes to continue the ...

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Sharp Rise in Regional Data Volumes Forces SME Organizations to Rethink IT Storage Solution Options by Cost and Performance


Performance and Cost Efficiency Drives Intelligent Tiered-Storage Approach, Says Condo Protego. The Internet of Things (IoT) era, with its sharp increase in data volumes, has made it crucial for regional organizations to rethink their data storage solution selection processes or risk information mismanagement, says IT consultancy Condo Protego. According to a 2015 report released by the consultancy Deloitte, IoT developments ...

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Digital work signals a global race to the bottom

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By – SciDev.Net – Mark Graham Online technologies could hurt workers’ rights by connecting rich and poor into one labour market, says Mark Graham. William is a 26-year-old freelancer from one of Nairobi’s slums who does search engine optimisation work. He is one of millions in low-income countries like Kenya who can use online work to transcend some of their ...

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Exploring the business opportunities in the renewable energy sector


“Without a clear strategy they are certain to fail” “We have learned from the industry that there are many potential role players for the renewable sector yet without a clear strategy they are certain to fail.” So says Daniel Swanepoel, lead facilitator of the upcoming course in Business Strategies for Renewable Energies that is taking place from 29-30 October in ...

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New partnership signals major boost for UAE medical education


The University of Salford, UK, is set to work more closely with Gulf Medical University (GMU) following the signing of a new partnership agreement between the two institutions. The new relationship will see the two universities focus on knowledge transfer and staff and student exchanges in the area of Genomic Diagnostics. The University of Salford has vast expertise in the ...

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