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June 20, 2018

58 Brands in the UAE to receive Superbrands title at Annual Tribute Event

Superbrands, the independent authority and arbiter of branding, announced it will host its annual tribute event to honour and recognize 58 of UAE’s strongest brands on June 27, 2018. At the event, Superbrands will also announce the highly awaited ‘Brand of the Year’ award and unveil the 14th edition of the much sought-after Superbrands book, which includes a two-page profile of each of the Superbrands.

In its 14th edition, the Superbrands tribute event is considered the ‘Oscars of Branding’ by the corporate world and speaking about the event, Mr. Mike English, Director, Superbrands Middle East, said, “Marketers have always had to juggle two seemingly contradictory goals: [...]

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June 19, 2018

Cisco Releases New Developer Capabilities Across Its Intent-Based Networking Platform

Cisco announced that it has released new developer capabilities across its intent-based networking platform. These advancements underscore Cisco’s continued progress in delivering an open, programmable platform that spans the entire network, from campus to data center, branch to edge. By providing an open network, Cisco is empowering 500,000 developers, 60,000 partners and three million network engineers to innovate upon the platform.

Intent-based networking represents a fundamental shift in the way networks are built and managed. Moving away from the manual, time-intensive methods by which networks are traditionally managed, these modern networks capture business intent [...]

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June 18, 2018

Cooperation between Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence and the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government to empower future leaders

His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Member of the Board of Trustees of Dubai Future Foundation and Deputy Managing Director, said that the preparation of the next generation of leaders in government organisations and providing them with expertise and skills supports the UAE government’s efforts to empower organisations, enhance capabilities and improve performance 

This took place during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dr. Ali Sebaa Al Marri, Executive President of Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, to enhance cooperation and empower young Emiratis. This helps in preparing a generation of [...]

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June 17, 2018

Banking and Credit Card Apps Set New Standard for Mobile Customer Satisfaction, J.D. Power Finds

U.S. banks and credit card companies are setting a new standard for customer satisfaction with mobile apps, winning a rapidly growing user base and achieving the highest satisfaction scores of any industry in which J.D. Power measures satisfaction. According to the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Banking App Satisfaction StudySM and U.S. Credit Card App Satisfaction Study,SM overall customer satisfaction with banking and credit card apps increases this year as more customers adopt digital as their primary interaction channel.

“As mobile apps rapidly become the primary interaction channel for retail bank and credit card customers, getting the formula right in terms of usability, feature [...]

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June 8, 2018

Nielsen Releases First CMO Report, Showing Digital On The Rise

Traditional Media Remains Critical to Today’s CMOs, ROI, Advertising Waste and Marketing Tech are Key Concerns

The launch of the Nielsen CMO Report 2018, the first in an annual series of CMO reports by Nielsen, reveals that 82% of marketers expect to increase their digital spend as a percentage of their total advertising budget and that nearly 80% of marketers plan to increase their investment in analytics or attribution solutions in the next 12 months. The research, based on in-depth U.S.-based CMO interviews and extensive survey data, made it clear that it’s not more data that marketers are looking for, rather better insight. Only 25% of marketers reported being highly [...]

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June 2, 2018

Dubai Chamber’s ‘10X’ project aims to reshape global trade practices

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), in partnership with the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), has developed the Digital Silk Road project, which seeks to use blockchain technology to eliminate key complexities and weaknesses in the global trading system.

The project aims to further increase the transparency of supply chains through digital transformation and comprehensive process automation. The Digital Silk Road will support entrepreneurs in enhancing their innovative capabilities, accelerate business transactions, increase security and reduce trade in counterfeit goods, and provide reliable information to parties anywhere and anytime to [...]

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May 27, 2018

Preparing Omani talent to drive the 4th industrial revolution and equipping them to lead the digital transformation efforts using Blockchain Technology

Persontyle in collaboration with Information Technology Authority (ITA) Oman, SFTS, Oman Blockchain Club, DSME Foundation and Global Blockchain Consortium conducted their first Certified Blockchain Business Professional (CBBP) workshop on May 14, 2018 at the Grand Millennium Hotel Muscat.

Business and technology professionals, industry leaders, managers, head of departments, bankers, government officials and academics from leading universities of Oman attended the workshop to gain a practical and applied understanding of the Blockchain Technology, use cases, smart contracts and best practices of using Blockchain Technology for digital transformation, product innovation and [...]

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May 24, 2018

Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department develops two Artificial Intelligence projects under ‘Dubai 10X’ initiative

As part of its contribution to the ‘Dubai 10X’ initiative, which aims to place Dubai 10 years ahead of other cities, the Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department, in corporation with Dubai Future Foundation, has developed two artificial intelligence (AI) projects – the‘ Virtual Charity Foundation’ and ‘Virtual Ifta’.

The ‘Virtual Charity Foundation’ is the world’s first charity institution that allows donations to be routed directly from donor to beneficiary with the use of AI and blockchain technology. The second initiative, ‘Virtual Ifta’, is a platform that uses an ‘artificial intelligence expert system’ – a computer system that emulates the [...]

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May 21, 2018

DEWA organises workshop on AI applications in collaboration with Intel

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) inaugurated a workshop, organised in cooperation with Intel Corporation, one of the largest multinational technology companies in the world. The workshop discussed the applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the use of its innovative technologies in DEWA’s workplace. The workshop, which was organised at the Innovation Tent at DEWA’s Head Office, was attended by a number of DEWA’s Executive Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, officials and staff. This is part of DEWA’s ongoing efforts to keep pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution and make use of disruptive technologies to reshape [...]

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May 18, 2018

New survey predicts robust demand for Dubai trade sector

Dubai’s trade sector is forecast to record robust demand in 2018, supported by key factors such as price competition, accessibility and global demand, a new survey from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has revealed.

The results of the Dubai Chamber Traders Outlook Survey 2018 were revealed during a business seminar hosted recently at Dubai Chamber premises which was attended by traders and representatives from the local business community.

According to the survey, traders of household goods were most optimistic about their performance in 2018, followed by those operating in the machinery, consumer goods, and textiles sub-sectors. A strong majority of [...]

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May 16, 2018

UAE Consumer Confidence Continued the Positive Momentum with an Index Score of 118

United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported a significant improvement in consumer confidence with an index of 118 in the fourth quarter of 2017, which is a six-point increase from the previous quarter and a 10-point increase from the same period in 2016 — the highest in the region and ranked fifth globally.

According to the fourth-quarter 2017 Conference Board® Global Consumer Confidence Survey (TCB Global CCS), which is produced in collaboration with Nielsen, the gain in confidence from the third quarter was driven by improvements in perception of personal finances and immediate-spending intentions. In the UAE, respondents were optimistic about their personal finances, with 65% [...]

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May 9, 2018

Sweeping advance in tech and finance to fuel global trade, according to DMCC’s future of trade report

DMCC, the world’s flagship Free Zone and Dubai government authority on commodities trade and enterprise, is launching its latest report on the ‘Future of Trade’ at London’s Altitude on 15 May 2018.

DMCC Executive Chairman Ahmed Bin Sulayem and Asia House Chairman Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint will address over 130 C-suite executives, academics, government representatives and economists in attendance.

Michael Lawrence, Chief Executive of Asia House and former Global Editor of Reuters, will also chair a Question Time style debate with panellists Sir Jonathan Faull, Chair of European Public Affairs, Brunswick Group and former Deputy Director General, Directorate General of [...]

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May 9, 2018

The Museum of the Future Launches New Accelerator Programme

The Museum of the Future has launched a new six-week accelerator programme designed to attract technology companies that can provide new solutions for futuristic visitor experiences.

Supported by the already established and successful Dubai Future Accelerators, the new programme will fly in 15 companies, selected from applicants, to Dubai, to demonstrate their technology, develop pilot project proposals, and compete for funded projects that could be integrated into the opening of the Museum of the Future.

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