Saturday , 20 October 2018

Science & Tech

Dubai Future Foundation in collaboration with Haykal Media inaugurates the region’s first ever EmTech MENA

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Dubai Futures Foundation and Haykal media inaugurate the region’s first ever EmTech MENA 2018, a platform designed to address the future trends of technology in an evolving world. The inaugural ceremony was attended by HE Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State …

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Dubai’s high-tech sector attracts $21.7bln

Emirate a top global destination for technology transfers like artificial intelligence, robotics Dubai attracted $21.66 billion worth of foreign direct investment in high-end technology transfers in three years to emerge as the top global destination for FDI in technology transfers like artificial intelligence and robotics, according to organisers of Hitec Dubai 2018. Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) …

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SettleMint & Centurion announce partnership to bring Blockchain technology to the MENA region

SettleMint & Centurion are pleased to announce their partnership to enable SettleMint’s cutting edge Blockchain technology to Centurion&Co’s impressive list of clients in the MENA region. The combination of SettleMint’s technology and Centurions expertise in Fintech, Blockchain and Digital Transformation in the region will be leveraged to support Government, Telecom, BFSI and Healthcare in the realization of their Blockchain projects. …

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Apple, Salesforce team up to bring Siri to more business apps

Apple and Salesforce both have huge ecosystems of third-party software developers. Apple Inc and Salesforce.com Inc are entering a partnership in which the iPhone maker will help Salesforce build the iPhone maker’s features such as its Siri voice assistant deeper into Salesforce’s own mobile apps, which are widely used in the sales and marketing industries. In exchange, Salesforce will make …

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53% of MENA executives have AI and Automation on their agenda

53% of senior executives based in the MENA region named artificial intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) as the most prominent technologies on their boardroom agenda. In consumer-facing sectors, automation is the leading technology focus in MENA, according to EY recent report. Moreover, the EY report ‘The power of intelligent automation: Making customer interaction smarter in the GCC’, identifies …

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Ooredoo signs MoU with Ministry of Education to connect hundreds of schools across Oman to Madrasati offering

Unlocking youth potential through the power of digitalisation Muscat, Oman – Unlocking youth potential through the power of digitalisation, Ooredoo signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education to connect hundreds of schools across the country to its unique offering to the education sector (Madrasati), via its Super Fibre and LTE network. The partnership will help to …

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GE Hosts ‘Qatar Power Technology Day’, Showcasing Solutions Driving the Transformation of the Power Sector

GE Power (NYSE: GE) hosted ‘Qatar Power Technology Day’ in Doha, highlighting innovations that can help unlock further productivity, flexibility and operational efficiency for the country’s energy ecosystem in line with Qatar’s National Vison 2030. The event was hosted in collaboration with the United States Embassy in Qatar and was attended by senior officials of the Ministry of Energy and …

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Blockchain-based tech to enrol bank customers extended to SMEs in Abu Dhabi

ADGM chief tells Fintech Abu Dhabi that e-KYC, private financing and trade finance platforms should ease access to funding The chairman of Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM) has said that it intends to extend the electronic know-your-customer (e-KYC) technology developed to help banks onboard retail customers earlier this year to incorporate SME customers. Speaking at the Fintech Abu Dhabi event …

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Bahrain Tech Week to showcase new opportunities for growth

Bahrain’s Cloud First policy estimated to have saved 90% in government ICT infrastructure expenditure since last year’s event Manama, Bahrain: The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) today announced that the Kingdom will host Bahrain Tech Week from 28 September to 7 October 2018, bringing together technology experts from government, major private-sector entities and startups to explore how digital innovations can …

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Yahsat and Hughes to Form Joint Venture to Deliver Satellite Broadband Services

Hughes and Yahsat to provide commercial Ka-band satellite broadband service across Africa, Middle East and southwest Asia Yahsat, a leading global satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company, and Hughes Network Systems (HUGHES), a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ : SATS ), today announced an agreement to enter into a joint …

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