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Dubai-based Wrappup bought by Silicon Valley firm

Company’s co-founders will all join competitor Voicera. By Michael Fahy, ZAWYA A Dubai-based technology company started at a hackathon event three years ago has been bought out by a Silicon Valley-based competitor. Wrappup, which has been developing an app using artificial intelligence (AI) to record and automatically note action points in meetings, has been acquired by Voicera, which has also …

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ATM 2018: Technology, sustainable tourism set to be event highlights

GCC tourism industry grows ten-fold and more since first show opened New hospitality projects, advanced technologies and sustainable travel trends will be discussed and highlighted during the 4-day Arabian Travel Market 2018, which opens today at Dubai World Trade Centre. The 25th edition of the ATM, the largest gathering of region’s hospitality and tourism companies and professionals since its inception, …

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Focus on SMEs: Dubai to launch first local online marketplace

DubaiStore will also host the licensed home businesses acting as a reference platform. By Staff Writer, TradeArabia Digital Economy Solutions (DES), a joint venture between emaratech and the Department of Economic Development of Dubai (DED), will launch DubaiStore, the first local online marketplace to focus on SMEs and home-based businesses (e-traders). DubaiStore, quintessentially an online marketplace for all licensed businesses …

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MENA Innovation 2018 – Official Ministerial Summit for ICT Innovation in Education & Digital Inclusion

Industry and government are looking forward with anticipation to MENA Innovation 2018 which will see the gathering of ministers and government officials, under the patronage of HE Yasser El Kady, Egyptian Minister of Communications & Information Technology. The summit will take place over three days at the Dusit Thani, Cairo, 29 – 31 July. Up to 25 Middle Eastern and …

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Al Habtoor founder open to IPO after 2020

The Group is the powerhouse behind real estate mega project, Al Habtoor City By Staff Writer, CPI Financial Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, founder of the Al Habtoor Group (The Group), believes 2018 will be a much better year for businesses in the UAE after a tough year in the previous 12 months. The Chairman conceded 2017 had been a challenging …

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Investing in education a ‘long-term commitment’, says GEMS CEO

In the latest of a series of articles on philanthropic activities undertaken by families of UAE business leaders, Dino Varkey, the son of GEMS Education founder Sunny Varkey, discusses the role of the firm and Varkey Foundation in broadening access to learning. Dino Varkey, the CEO of GEMS Education is the third generation of a family of education entrepreneurs who …

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Dubai Quality Group kicked off the 15th Cycle Emirates Women Award 2018 to empower UAE professional & Business Women

The Submission Deadline for Emirates Women Award on 12th April 2018. Under the theme “Wisdom, Goodness and Giving”, Dubai Quality Group kicked off the 15th Cycle of Emirates Women Awards (EWA), under the patronage of H.H. Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, to empower UAE professional & Business Women (National and residents) …

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Bahrain is about to collaborate with a country to support the FinTech sector, find out who it is

According to the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) Financial Services Executive Director, David Parker, Bahrain is planning on collaborating with Malaysia’s financial sector since both markets are in similar development phases when it comes to the FinTech sector. “We can work on our strengths because Malaysia and Bahrain both have relatively newly implemented policies when it comes to fintech. I …

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Seed investments: The ideas the UAE is backing to help boost rainfall levels

Zawya speaks to the three scientists whose ideas have received $5 mln via this year’s Rain Enhancement Programme. By Nada Al Rifai, ZAWYA As the United Arab Emirates navigates the path to raise its water security levels, the arid Gulf country is funding a number of new research ideas aimed at boosting rainfall. The UAE’s Rain Enhancement Programme this year …

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Etisalcom appointed as Huawei’s First Channel Service Partner in Bahrain

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider has recognized Etisalcom as its first Channel Service Partner (CSP) in Bahrain. Manama, Bahrain: Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider has recognized Etisalcom as its first Channel Service Partner (CSP) in Bahrain. The certification will open doors for Etisalcom to offer vendor-backed services such as design and deployment of Huawei certified solutions …

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