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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

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA

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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10th World Future Energy Summit Demonstrates the Business Case for Sustainability


Falling Costs Make Renewable Energy an Investment in the Future. Co-Located Events for Water Security, Waste management, Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy, and Sustainable Transport. 35,000 Attendees Expected at Milestone 2017 Event in Abu Dhabi. With the cost of solar energy plummeting, the World Future Energy Summit 2017 (WFES) will showcase an unprecedented range of financially profitable clean energy solutions, opening …

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Legal Tech Startup from the UAE Gains Traction in Innovating Justice

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Legal Advice Middle East, the first online legal services marketplace in the region, has been selected for the semi-final round of the Innovating Justice Challenge 2016, run by the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL). Earlier this year, 69 justice innovations from around the world were shortlisted by HiiL in this year’s Challenge from more than four hundred applications. …

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DEWA first government organisation in Dubai to establish a 24/7 Cyber Defence Centre


Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is the first government organisation in Dubai to establish a 24/7 cyber defence centre, in adherence with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the smartest city in the world. DEWA’s cyber defence centre was established …

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Microsoft Azure named leader in Gartner’s IaaS Magic Quadrant for third year running

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Analyst firm cites ‘deep investments’ and “innovative roadmap” as crucial factors in Microsoft’s market standing. Gartner has identified Microsoft Azure as a leader in the analyst firm’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), for the third year in a row, with the company placed favorably based on both completeness of vision and ability to execute. Gartner’s Magic …

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Al Tayer explores cooperation with UNDP in Green Economy


The Roads and Transport Authority – Nashwan Al-Taa’ee: HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has recently received HE Frode Mouring, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program(UNPD), UAE. Attendees included Mohammed Al-Asmawi Head of Programme UNPD, Nasir Hamad Abu Shehab, CEO of RTA Strategy & …

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ENEC Completes Successful Installation of Unit 3 Steam Generators at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant


Latest milestone reached for unit 3 at Barakah Unit 3 now over 54% complete Steam generators play a key role in converting energy into electricity   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced the successful installation of its Unit 3 Steam Generators (SGs), marking another safe and on-time milestone in the development of the UAE’s first nuclear energy plant …

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FireEye’s intelligence-led security assessment to identify risks in M&A target’s IT environment


FireEye, Inc., the leader in stopping today’s advanced cyberattacks, recently announced the launch of Mandiant® Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Risk Assessment, a service designed to help organizations in an M&A process to understand the acquisition target’s cybersecurity posture and risk profile, and address the cybersecurity risks. The new service has been launched with FireEye law firm partner Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw …

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RTA reviews experience of Netherland, Germany in smart mobility & Autonomous driving

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Roads & Transport Authority – Majdi Abu Zaid: A delegation from the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently visited the Dutch capital Amsterdam, and the German city Stuttgart to get familiarized with the experience of the two cities in smart mobility and autonomous driving. The move is part of the smart mobility strategy aimed at converting 25% of total …

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