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Marc Mcilhone

Marc Mcilhone
Marc Mcilhone is ArabBrains' Editor - sourcing news and features content and overseeing the work of the site’s contributors. Marc’s work is informed by his technical background in architecture having worked for some of the UK’s leading practices on projects within the education, healthcare and housing sectors. Marc has a particular interest in how innovators are creating sustainable solutions that have a positive impact on people’s everyday lives. Please email press releases and news to: editor@arabbrains.com

CultureSummit Abu Dhabi’s penultimate day examines pressing cultural issues

Sessions covered topics of public art, innovation, use of technology in cultural emergencies A third day of panel sessions, interactive workshops, and artistic performances has come to an end at CultureSummit Abu Dhabi 2019. Organised by Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the event is taking place through 11 April at Manarat Al Saadiyat in …

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Trade and connectivity in Dubai

Trade, connectivity make millionaires flock to Dubai Approximately 2,000 HNWIs, each with at least $1mln worth of net assets, moved into the UAE in 2018 UAE – To prioritise its residents’ and citizens’ happiness is part of the UAE’s policies, making it a global hub for businesses, said Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. …

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Conference took place at the University’s main campus in Abu Dhabi from 7-8 April 2019

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi University (ADU), in partnership with QASPIR Consulting, hosted the annual Assessment in MENA (AIM) conference which took place at the University’s main campus in Abu Dhabi from 7-8 April 2019. The international event brought together respected higher education experts from across the region and around the globe to exchange knowledge and best practices, as well as …

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Dubai: Future Cities Show concludes on a grand note

International Data Corporation (IDC) indicates that spending on smart city technology is expected to grow to $135 billion by 2021 Dubai, United Arab Emirates:Smart cities will deploy a network of interactive sensors to achieve efficiency and innovation. Findings of a report by the International Data Corporation (IDC) indicates that spending on smart city technology is expected to grow to $135 …

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Hamad Bin Khalifa University to sponsor MIT SciTech 2019

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) is to participate in the upcoming Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) SciTech Conference 2019, taking place from April 19-21 at the Samberg Conference Center in the United States, under the theme of Envisioning the Future: Cities of MENA. MIT’s Arab Student Organization (ASO) reactivated the event in 2018 to convene a global network of students, …

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OPPO Leads the 5G Revolution Through Collaboration With Etisalat for the First 5G Smartphone Test in the Region

Announcement made at 5G MENA Summit aims at bringing the next generation of connectivity experience to consumers As a pioneer in 5G technology, OPPO connected with regional telecom service providers, regulators, and global ICT solution providers to accelerate the commercialization of 5G enabled smartphones at the 5G MENA 2019 summit held in Dubai from April 7-9, 2019. To further its …

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ECT to host Innovative Academic Workshops in Collaboration with Leading Trainers

Emirates College of Technology (ECT), one of UAE’s oldest and most prestigious universities accredited for quality higher education; signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tamakkan – BrandMoxie that will see the implementation of seminars and workshops focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, communication and digital technology; with an aim to deliver innovative, holistic 21st century pedagogy to individuals, corporate professionals …

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Why Education Is the Key to the MENA Region’s Future

Oil has been the key to prosperity in the Middle East – but it is a finite resource. As alternate energy sources gain traction globally, the long-term sustainability of the MENA region will depend the quality of its human capital, says Navin Valrani, CEO of Arcadia Education. For Valrani, the top priorities are providing children access to quality education, equity …

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MENA summit to rewrite the future of HR

The 5th Annual HR Tech MENA Summit returns this year with MetLife, one of the world’s leading financial services companies and a pioneer of innovative employee benefits in the UAE, to discuss latest technology trends, innovations and disruptive ideas that are changing the workplace. With an aim to achieve workplace wellbeing and excellence and pave the journey for digitization and …

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University of Bahrain collaborates with Belfrics Group to launch ‘BlockEd’

The University of Bahrain (UoB), one of the leading technology and engineering institutes in Bahrain, and Belfrics Academy SDN BHD, the research, international training and skill development vertical of the international blockchain conglomerate, Belfrics Group of Companies, jointly conducted an awareness programme ‘BlockEd’ on the Blockchain technology, in a combined effort to address the knowledge-gap and the rapidly-growing requirement Blockchain …

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