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MEA blockchain market likely to top $80mln in 2018

Future Blockchain Summit aims to demystify blockchain and unlock multi-billion dollar opportunities for the global blockchain industry Spending on blockchain solutions in the MEA region is set to grow from $38.9 million spent in 2017 to $80.8 million by the close of 2018, said the organisers of the inaugural Future Blockchain Summit opening in Dubai, UAE today (May 2). Spending …

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ENOC planning service station of the future as Expo 2020 Dubai’s Official Integrated Energy Partner

Dubai Government energy company appointed latest Expo 2020 Official Partner. ENOC sees World Expo as ideal platform for focus on future of integrated energy Group’s retail chain ZOOM to offer diverse products and services to Expo visitors DUBAI – Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) has been appointed Expo 2020 Dubai’s Official Integrated Energy Partner with plans to set up a …

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Microsoft is designated driver of the tech world

Quarterly results show the company earned $7.4bln, an increase of 35% over the same period last year. By Robert Cyran, Reuters News NEW YORK, (Reuters Breakingviews) – If the tech sector is in perpetual party mode, Microsoft is its designated driver. The software giant is vying with retailer Amazon to be the planet’s second-biggest firm by market capitalization, at nearly …

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Dubai among world’s top 3 model smart cities

Emirate has been taking a pioneering role in self-driving cars, automated ports, testing of delivery robots and drones and social robots among others. By Waheed Abbas, Khaleej Times Dubai has been chosen among the world’s top 3 model smart cities, pioneering in different public and private services for the betterment of its residents. This thanks to a host of initiatives …

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Digital transformation of Service Economy can drive growth across Middle East and Africa says World Bank

Rabah Arezki, Chief Economist for Middle East and North Africa Region (MNA) at the World Bank will be addressing this subject in a Keynote Speech: “A new economy for MENA – how the service economy and digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across the region” Investment into digital transformation in the major Cities of the Middle East and …

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ADIB celebrates UAE national graduates from Tamkeen and Qiyadat leadership programmes

3 graduates will benefit from a fully paid Master scholarship offered by the American University in the Emirates. Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a leading financial institution, has celebrated the graduation of 35 employees from two of its flagship leadership training programmes, Tamkeen and Qiyadat. Attending the awarding ceremony to distribute certificates to the graduates was Mr. Khamis …

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Hala China: UAE to go all out to woo the Chinese traveller

By Staff Report, Khaleej Times Meraas has launched a new initiative – Hala China – to attract Chinese visitors to the UAE in line with Dubai’s Tourism Vision 2020 strategy. The new initiative has been launched in collaboration with Dubai Holding and DXB Entertainments. It aims to organise events and create tourism packages catered to Chinese visitors, according to a …

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Dubai-based Wrappup bought by Silicon Valley firm

Company’s co-founders will all join competitor Voicera. By Michael Fahy, ZAWYA A Dubai-based technology company started at a hackathon event three years ago has been bought out by a Silicon Valley-based competitor. Wrappup, which has been developing an app using artificial intelligence (AI) to record and automatically note action points in meetings, has been acquired by Voicera, which has also …

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ATM 2018: Technology, sustainable tourism set to be event highlights

GCC tourism industry grows ten-fold and more since first show opened New hospitality projects, advanced technologies and sustainable travel trends will be discussed and highlighted during the 4-day Arabian Travel Market 2018, which opens today at Dubai World Trade Centre. The 25th edition of the ATM, the largest gathering of region’s hospitality and tourism companies and professionals since its inception, …

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Software sector witnesses highest talent turnover in MENA: Study

The trouble with retaining tech talent is high-demand and rising compensation within the industry. By Staff Writer, Khaleej Times The technology sector, retail and media industry witnessed the highest talent turnover in the Mena region as employees moved to search for better opportunities, a study by LinkedIn has revealed. The findings, based on LinkedIn’s data on half-a-billion professionals, show that …

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