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Cisco Middle East Appoints Ziad Salameh Managing Director for its West Region

New role will focus on leading the way in digital transformation across multiple markets and driving business outcomes for customers and industries. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Cisco Middle East has announced the appointment of Ziad Salameh as Managing Director of its West Region. In his new position, Ziad is responsible for leading Cisco’s business and operations in Qatar, Kuwait, …

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UAE residents show promise for a greener community – YouGov study

65% of those who don’t shop with reusable bags would consider using them if supermarkets started charging 64% of non-solar panel users would consider installing them with incentives from the government 9 in 10 recycle at work when there is a recycle system available A new YouGov study into the green habits of UAE residents has found that the population …

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Smart’ umbrella to keep Hajj pilgrims cool and connected

By SciDev.Net – Mohamed El-Sayed Born in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Kamel Badawi has served Hajj pilgrims as a volunteer every season since he was a young boy. More recently, he turned his attention to innovation, cooperating with a Palestinian designer to create a ‘smart umbrella’ with solar cells — not only to protect pilgrims from the sun, but also to …

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Oracle delivers ultimate cloud experience at GITEX 2016

More than 100 Interactive Demos; Digital Business Tours and Digital Business Presentations across SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, and DbaaS. Oracle will showcase a host of industry-first innovations across the world’s most complete, open and integrated cloud suite as it prepares to welcome thousands of customers and partners from around the world to GITEX Technology Week. With solutions for every layer of …

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Cisco to Address Importance of Cloud Security at Du’s Cyber Security Conference 2016

Cisco today announced its sponsorship of the Du Cybersecurity Conference to be held in Dubai on October 9, 2016 at Madinat Jumeirah. Given the increasing transition of services and storage into the cloud and the prevalence for mobile services and applications, Cisco will use this platform to share insights and shed light on how public sector organizations can keep systems …

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Sidra Medical and Research Centre names Chief Learning Officer

Sidra Medical and Research Center (Sidra) today announced the appointment of Dr. Kholode Al-Obaidli as its Chief Learning Officer (CLO). Commenting on the appointment, Chief Executive Officer Peter Morris said: “We are very pleased to appoint Dr. Al-Obaidli as our Chief Learning Officer. Her appointment comes at the right time for Sidra. We are moving forward at great pace, as …

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UAE’s Salem Al Marri elected as an International Academy of Astronautics corresponding member

Al Marri is the first Emirati to be elected to IAA for his outstanding local contributions to the space sector and for promoting international cooperation in the advancement of the space sector globally. Engineer Salem Al Marri, Assistant Director General for Scientific and Technical Affairs at Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre was elected as an IAA corresponding member in a …

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RTA to roll out 3D Printing Technology on Dubai Metro

The Maintenance Department of RTA’s Rail Agency has rolled out the utilization of 3D printing technology on the Dubai Metro. The team has been able to research and start to print parts for the subsystems of the TVMs (Ticket Vending Machines), ticket gates and other metro assets across the network. “The 3D printing technology is advancing at a rapid pace …

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Microsoft Encourages Middle East and Africa enterprises to Embrace Digital Transformation

Digital technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) are predicted to add US$14 trillion to the world’s 20 largest economies by 2030. That’s one fifth of the current world GDP. However, many enterprises in the Middle East and Africa are held back from fully realising digital transformation because of a lack of a clear digital strategy and robust IT policy, …

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Marking a New Era In ‘The Customer & Innovation’ as Middle East Council Of Shopping Centres launches a Mobile App for RECon MENA 2016

RECon 2016 will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel DIFC, on October 30th – 31st & 1st of November Dubai – The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres develops an industry leading Mobile App for RECon MENA 2016; inspired by this years theme for the conference “The Customer & Innovation”;MECSC has produced a mobile APP offering convenience, efficiency and connectivity …

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