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UK tech firm helping Middle East play global catch-up

British firm benefits from Brexit-busting digital boom A small British tech firm saved from the brink of bankruptcy two years ago is playing a leading role in the digital transformation of the Middle East. Innervate – which operates from a 150-year-old barn conversion in rural Leicestershire – has expanded its established European customer base to serve a growing number of …

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MENA eyes $2.3bln investment in smart cities tech by 2021

Public-private partnerships seen as key force that will help accelerate such undertakings in region Investments in technologies enabling smart cities in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region is expected to hit the $2.3-billion mark by 2021 as per the estimates of International Data Corporation. Given that large funding is needed to build smart cities, public-private partnerships (PPPs) are seen …

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CIT Minister meets & recognizes 30 booming Egyptian tech startups

The meeting comprised an open discussion and exchanging ideas between the CIT Minister and the entrepreneurs The Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Amr Talaat, met with a handful of successful Egyptian startup entrepreneurs during “Startup Day” hosted by the ITIDA’s Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC). The meeting comprised an open discussion and exchanging ideas between the CIT Minister …

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Research, education and infrastructure: How governments should spend to avoid tech obsolescence?

World Economic Forum research suggests more jobs will be created than destroyed through technological disruption Governments around the world concerned about the impact that technological change can have on jobs creation need to invest in research, education and infrastructure, according to a leading academic. Speaking at a press conference held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future …

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UAE fully ready for tech disruptions of the future

The UAE is all set to meet the challenges that disruptive technologies will bring in the coming years, experts at the fifth edition of the Global Innovation Summit said. Jointly hosted by the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai and SPI Greatsands Group, the event celebrated the achievements of several innovators across various sectors including technology, aviation, and healthcare. …

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Will Morocco’s Chinese-Funded ‘Tech City’ Ever Break Ground?

In the desert scrubland of Morocco’s Tangier region, a donkey laden with water bottles trots down a pebble lane chased by two small children. A farmer herds his cows in the near distance. Crickets leap in the dry grass. It’s within these gently undulating hills, just inland from the coast, that China plans to build an entire city that will …

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Blockchain-based tech to enrol bank customers extended to SMEs in Abu Dhabi

ADGM chief tells Fintech Abu Dhabi that e-KYC, private financing and trade finance platforms should ease access to funding The chairman of Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM) has said that it intends to extend the electronic know-your-customer (e-KYC) technology developed to help banks onboard retail customers earlier this year to incorporate SME customers. Speaking at the Fintech Abu Dhabi event …

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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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