Science & Tech

CultureSummit Abu Dhabi’s penultimate day examines pressing cultural issues

Sessions covered topics of public art, innovation, use of technology in cultural emergencies A third day of panel sessions, interactive workshops, and artistic performances has come to an end at CultureSummit Abu Dhabi 2019. Organised by Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the event is taking place through 11 April at Manarat Al Saadiyat in …

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Dubai: Future Cities Show concludes on a grand note

International Data Corporation (IDC) indicates that spending on smart city technology is expected to grow to $135 billion by 2021 Dubai, United Arab Emirates:Smart cities will deploy a network of interactive sensors to achieve efficiency and innovation. Findings of a report by the International Data Corporation (IDC) indicates that spending on smart city technology is expected to grow to $135 …

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Hamad Bin Khalifa University to sponsor MIT SciTech 2019

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) is to participate in the upcoming Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) SciTech Conference 2019, taking place from April 19-21 at the Samberg Conference Center in the United States, under the theme of Envisioning the Future: Cities of MENA. MIT’s Arab Student Organization (ASO) reactivated the event in 2018 to convene a global network of students, …

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OPPO Leads the 5G Revolution Through Collaboration With Etisalat for the First 5G Smartphone Test in the Region

Announcement made at 5G MENA Summit aims at bringing the next generation of connectivity experience to consumers As a pioneer in 5G technology, OPPO connected with regional telecom service providers, regulators, and global ICT solution providers to accelerate the commercialization of 5G enabled smartphones at the 5G MENA 2019 summit held in Dubai from April 7-9, 2019. To further its …

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ECT to host Innovative Academic Workshops in Collaboration with Leading Trainers

Emirates College of Technology (ECT), one of UAE’s oldest and most prestigious universities accredited for quality higher education; signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tamakkan – BrandMoxie that will see the implementation of seminars and workshops focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, communication and digital technology; with an aim to deliver innovative, holistic 21st century pedagogy to individuals, corporate professionals …

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University of Bahrain collaborates with Belfrics Group to launch ‘BlockEd’

The University of Bahrain (UoB), one of the leading technology and engineering institutes in Bahrain, and Belfrics Academy SDN BHD, the research, international training and skill development vertical of the international blockchain conglomerate, Belfrics Group of Companies, jointly conducted an awareness programme ‘BlockEd’ on the Blockchain technology, in a combined effort to address the knowledge-gap and the rapidly-growing requirement Blockchain …

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5G is the ‘Future of Connectivity’ and a game changer for the telecom industry, says Etisalat Chief

Etisalat to invest AED 4 billion during 2019 in digital transformation, the mobile and fiber network Etisalat’s pioneering efforts in 5G will pave the way for the ‘Future of Connectivity’ with innovation and digital transformation taking centre stage and leading the company to play a greater role in the digital lives of consumers and enterprises, said Hatem Bamatraf, Chief Technology …

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Mideast needs more technology and jobs

The fact that technological advancement is outpacing the promulgation of laws and regulations to govern it is a universal issue, but is even more pronounced in the Middle East. With the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution raising expectations of efficiency and productivity – along with concerns of constant disruption – no entity can remain competitive with a “business as …

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Dubai Quality Group & International Technology and Intelligent Consultancy Solutions sign MOU

Dubai Quality Group (DQG) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with International Technology and Intelligent Consultancy Solutions (ITICS) partnering to strengthen quality, business excellence, innovation, technology in Egypt & Africa, and to announce ITICS as a DQG representative in Egypt & Africa. The MOU aims at cooperation and exchange of experiences in several areas, including international certified training programs, organizational …

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The First Fintech for Sustainability Hackathon launched by BENEFIT in MENA region kicks off with 50 participants

The goal of the hackathon is to create awareness on how to leverage financial technologies to accelerate progress on the SDGs The first “BENEFIT Fintech Hackathon for Sustainability” in the MENA Region hosted by Bahrain Fintech Bay in partnership with The Manama Hub of the Global Shapers Community officially kicked off with 50 participants. Strategic Partners include the Central Bank …

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