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A.I. on the way: Business leaders plan to integrate robotic and artificial intelligence tech within 2 years

By Staff Writer, ZAWYA International business executives plan to invest in and integrate robotic technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) in their retail business in the coming two years, a survey by KPMG has shown. KPMG’s Global Consumer Executive Top of Mind Survey found that “41 percent of digital leaders are using robotic process automation and 46 percent plan to start …

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Saudi Arabia appoints Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak as tech ambassador

Wozniak is considered as one of the most important minds that have changed the history of the world The Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP) has named Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak as an ambassador for the creation of a “Saudi Tech Hub.” Saud Bin Abdulla Al-Qahtani, the head of the federation and an adviser to the Royal Court, …

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Saudi’s growing e-commerce market offers global tech opportunities

Saudi Arabia’s e-commerce sector is set to explode, and the IT sector in the country will see increased demand as a result The battle for Saudi Arabia’s e-commerce market is hotting up, after US tech giant Amazon purchased Gulf retailer Souq.com last year, in a bid to spread its reach into the kingdom. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s first homegrown mega e-tailer, …

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Accelerating Entrepreneurship: Sharjah’s Sheraa grants $50,000 to tech start-up

The UAE’s Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) awarded $50,000 to Solva Technologies, a tech start-up that offers environmentally-friendly solutions to electric motorbikes, Sheraa said in a press release on Sunday. The Emirates, over the past two years, has been increasing efforts to support tech start-ups and entrepreneurs, it sees as vital to the country’s growth and prosperity. Late last month, Sheikh …

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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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Regulators must adopt emerging tech: Accenture

Innovative products and services are increasingly challenging regulatory processes By Staff Writer, TradeArabia Regulators must embrace the innovative application of emerging technologies, known as RegTech, to enable a more effective regulatory environment, mitigate risks and drive competitive advantage, said leading global professional services company Accenture in a new report. According to the report titled “RegTech for Regulators”, released in collaboration …

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Google offers Aramco unlikely route to IPO heaven

Partnership with Google may provoke some outside-the-box thinking Google found Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail Has Saudi Aramco landed on a cunning plan to boost its future stock-market valuation? Certainly, the $2 trillion valuation desired by the kingdom’s crown prince in the oil producer’s forthcoming initial public offering is hard to square with reality. A new partnership with the owner …

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Work on $3bln Saudi Arabia’s New Taif energy project begins

TAIF – A major solar energy plant will be established in the techno valley of this summer resort as part of the SR11 billion New Taif project. The King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST) has started building 600 bases for the plant. The energy project includes establishment of solar panels on the bases and construction of management and security …

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UN launches tech innovation lab in Egypt

The United Nations (UN) has announced the opening of its African Technology Innovation Lab (UNTIL) in Egypt, in line with its framework to deploy a global network of such labs. The launch of the new lab was announced on the sidelines of the latest Cairo ICT Conference, held under the auspices of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The UNTIL in …

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Tax, Trump and tech: Zawya’s 10 most important stories of 2017

By: Zawya.Com Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day Zawya presents its top picks of the stories that were written by its in-house team of journalists in 2017 The introduction of value-added tax (VAT), the inauguration of President Donald Trump and the changing e-commerce landscape …

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