Friday , 22 February 2019

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Abu Dhabi School of Government hosts Harvard Kennedy School’s Leadership and Management Strategy Summit

Over 30 department managers at Abu Dhabi government entities attended a four-day retreat with Harvard professors Summit is part of the fifth year of the Emirates Leadership Initiative funded by gift from UAE government Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG), the recently launched academy responsible for the professional development of all government employees across the emirate, hosted …

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GEMS Education signs Memorandum of Understanding with Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai

GEMS X, GEMS Education’s future-focused innovation and R&D unit, places Centres of Excellence at forefront of new strategic partnership Dubai: GEMS Education has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dubai, which will see RIT play a significant role in the development of GEMS Education’s Specialist Technology Centres of Excellence. These Centres are a response …

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Abu Dhabi’s Hyperloop to cost ‘$20mln-$40mln per km’, recoup investment in ‘8-15 years’

The first phase of the project involves construction of 10km out of a 150km system between Abu Dhabi and Dubai and is set to be ready next year The world’s first commercial hyperloop system, which is set to open in Abu Dhabi in 2020, will cost “between US$20 million to US$40 million per kilometre,” Bibop Gresta, Chairman of Hyperloop Transportation …

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Ministers assert UAE is establishing new model of sustainability, investing in advanced science and national talent

Sustainability is the way for the UAE to achieve its Centennial goals The UAE is establishing a new model of sustainability, investing heavily in advanced science and technology, and equipping national talents with the necessary skills to ensure optimal use of available resources, asserted Ministers from the UAE Government at a special ministerial session during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2019. …

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UAE’s Department of Energy experts discuss solar energy and other topics on Day 3 of World Future Energy Summit

Over 850 companies representing over 40 countries have converged at the 2019 edition of WFES to view the latest “green” technology and offer thought leadership through platforms including the Future Sustainability Summit, WFES Expo, WFES Forums, CLIX (Climate Innovations Exchange), the Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum and other WFES hosted events. Experts from the UAE’s Department of Energy (DoE), a …

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Dubizzle will not change its brand name after sale to Naspers: Company GM

Naspers’ subsidiary OLX bought remainder of dubizzle for $190mln last April; news about the deal was reported in the UAE by Wamda and other media outlets earlier this month Dubizzle, a leading online market place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will not change its brand name after its South African majority shareholder, Naspers, which also owns the OLX online …

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Education sector to host over 50% of its workloads in the cloud by 2020

Nutanix-commissioned survey by Vanson Bourne reveals the education sector will benefit from increased security, decreased TCO and ease of management Nutanix has announced the findings of its first ever global Enterprise Cloud Index, which included education institutions’ plans for adopting private, hybrid and public clouds*. The Index found that 55% of educational institutions’ workloads will be running in the cloud …

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Bahrain’s Investcorp, Coller form $1bln European private equity fund

The deal also includes fresh capital for any follow-on investments and future investments Bahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp said on Monday it was forming a $1 billion European private equity portfolio with Coller Capital. Investcorp, founded in 1982, is one of the oldest Middle Eastern private equity houses and is targeting $50 billion of assets under management over the medium …

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Microsoft research reveals regional organisations’ 2019 ‘manifesto’ on digital transformation

Three in four Middle East entities that have yet to migrate to a third-party cloud service to make such a move in 2019 We are now seeing the clearest indication yet of the regional business community’s ambitions and intentions with regards to digital transformation,’ says Microsoft Gulf’s Chief Operating and Marketing Officer Dubai: Almost three in four Middle East organisations …

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Merck Foundation partners with National Cancer Institute of Egypt to provide Master Degree in Medical Oncology for African Doctors

This initiative is a part of Merck Foundation’s ‘Merck Cancer Access Program’ that has been initiated by the Merck Foundation to increase the limited number of oncologists across Africa Merck Foundation supports Africa through the partnership with Egypt, to build the Cancer Care Capacity in the African Continent; Through this partnership, Merck Foundation aims to provide two-year Medical Oncology Master …

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