Tuesday 16 January 2018

Damac founder to speak on digital skills at WEF

The founder and chairman of Damac Properties, Hussain Sajwani, will be speaking about the increasing demand for advanced digital skills on day one of the World Economic Forum (WEF), taking place on January 23 - 26, in Davos, Switzerland.   Sajwani's session participation


Top 5 consumer credit risk trends for 2018

The risk landscape is changing rapidly and new challenges alter how companies respond to and manage risk, said Qarar, a leading decision analytics firm, highlighting its top five consumer credit risk trends for 2018 the Middle East. 1.    Streamlining routine opera


Smart cities need smarter network

Smart cities are no longer just a fantasy of science fiction or an interesting research project. All pervasive deployment of devices, sensors, and broadband promises to fundamentally transform the lives of average urban citizens much sooner than we envision.   


Cisco appoints GM for Mideast west region

Cisco has announced the appointment of Hani Raad as general manager for its West Region in the Middle East.  In his new role, Raad will focus on leading Cisco’s digital transformation initiatives in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the Levant and Iraq, and will work closely wit


IBC invests in Acumen Advertising

Dubai-based International Blockchain Capital (IBC), a leading fintech group, has bought into home-grown media brand Acumen Advertising as part of the group’s diversification plans for 2018. The IBC Group was established in 2014 in the UAE, and traditionally invested in Bloc


Kodak Alaris appoints new regional head

Kodak Alaris, a leading IT solutions provider, has announced the appointment of Naji Kazak as general manager for Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Russia. Kazak will lead the planning and execution of business development and strategy across this region. Kazak has o


Freshworks expands into Middle East market

US-based Freshworks, a leading provider of cloud-based business software, recently announced the expansion of its offerings into the Middle East market. Freshworks Inc is the parent company behind the suite of products which includes Freshdesk, Freshservice, Freshsales, Freshcall


Sharjah launches four new technology projects

The Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD) launched four new technological projects by the end of December 2017, reported Emirates news agency Wam. These projects come in line with the department’s commitment to accelerate the transition to a smart governme


UNLOCK Blockchain Forum draws 60 start-ups

The UNLOCK Blockchain Forum which commenced today (January 14) at the Ritz Carlton Hotel DIFC in Dubai has received more than 60 blockchain start-ups from more than 39 countries. The event, which concludes tomorrow, also witnessed more than 40 prominent expert speakers, and over


Ooredoo connects 77,000 homes with fibre broadband

Ooredoo Oman, a top telecom group in the Sultanate, has provided 77,000 homes across the Muscat region with superfast fibre home broadband from the existing fast home broadband.   Fast Internet customers in Seeb, Baswhar and Mutrah wilayats are now able to enjoy Ooredoo&rsqu

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