Saturday , 20 October 2018

Science & Tech

Siemens names Peter Tollkuehn Middle East Chief Technology Officer

CTO to focus on innovation projects which drive sustainable development  Tollkuehn has 25 years’ experience building R&D teams around the world  Appointment effective September 1, 2016   Siemens has appointed Peter Tollkuehn, (57) Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the company’s Middle East operations, and also head of the Qatar Innovation Center, effective September 1 2016. Previously Head of Technology Field …

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IDC Expands ‘IT Forum 2016’ for Tour of Middle East as Digital Transformation Takes Center Stage

International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced that the 2016 edition of its popular annual IT Forum roadshow will be expanded to include nine stops as it traverses the Middle East over the next three months. More than 1,000 IT professionals attended the five events held last year, and the global ICT research and advisory services firm is expecting that figure …

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Siemens appoints Adrian Wood Qatar CEO

Move comes after four years as head of Kuwait operations New role effective September 1, 2016 Herbert Klausner to replace Wood in Kuwait Siemens has appointed Adrian Wood (50) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company’s operations in Qatar, effective September 1, 2016. Wood assumes his new role after almost four years as CEO of Siemens in Kuwait. He …

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Zain introduces local data roaming offer for B2B customers

Reinforcing the company’s array of offerings and solutions to the corporate sector. Kuwait – Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, introduced its latest offering for corporate customers, enabling them to enjoy the same local Internet caps while roaming with Zain’s premium partners abroad. Zain’s offer comes as part of its vision to embrace the current digital business transformation, wherein …

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SOUQ.com strengthens its Leadership Bench team in the Areas of Technology and Service

SOUQ.com, the Middle East’s largest online retail and marketplace platform is pleased to announce the appointment of Wisam Daoud as the new COO and Dinesh Ajmera, as the SVP of Technology to further expand SOUQ.com’s technology and global operations. These appointments highlight SOUQ.com’s ongoing commitment to foster a dynamic e-commerce ecosystem and is in line with the company’s vision of …

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GE 2016 Global Innovation Barometer findings reveal keen focus of Saudi businesses to strengthen digital innovation

Results underline the emergence of a new innovation ecosystem as defined by Saudi Vision 2030, supported by GE through various localized initiatives 88% informed public say advanced manufacturing will transform industrial sector in the next decade 61% say new innovation approaches in energy sector will reap huge benefits GE’s study examining innovation landscape complements its leadership initiatives & partnerships to …

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Zain Iraq and Ericsson extend managed services deal to optimize network and IT operations

Zain Iraq customers will benefit through receiving superior quality of service Three-year agreement covers Zain Iraq’s nationwide 3G mobile network of over 4,200 sites Ericsson to optimize, transform and manage Network and IT operations for Zain Iraq Zain Iraq and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) have signed a three-year extension of their network and IT operation and optimization managed services agreement. Under …

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Qatar Science & Technology Park appoints Dr Maher Hakim as new Managing Director

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), Qatar’s primary hub for technology-based innovation and entrepreneurship, has announced the appointment of Dr Maher Hakim to the position of Managing Director. Dr Hakim is a sought-after expert and educator in technology innovation and entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial financing, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions in the technology industry. In his capacity as Managing Director, he …

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Bahrain’s Diversification Away from a Hydrocarbon-dependent Economy Through Embracing Tech

Despite having weathered the 2008 global economic crisis comparatively well, GCC economies, still heavily hydrocarbon-dependent, have showed signs of strain in recent months, as oil prices have slumped. Bahrain is perhaps rather more sensitive to regional economic pressures than some of its more oil-rich neighbours, as highlighted by the recent downgrades by ratings agencies. Governments across the region are taking …

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Furthering the Region’s Green Agenda

By H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, MD and CEO of Dubai Water and Electricity Authority and Chairman of World Green Economy Summit. Dubai, UAE – In April, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), a United Nations body, released its latest ‘Status of the Global Climate’ report, which detailed the string of climate …

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