Written by Ali Amer, Managing Director, Global Service Provider Sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa
Every new generation of carrier technologies has brought forward new business and consumer use cases. The release of 3G rolled in wireless mobile data communication, while the release of 4G brought in IP wireless data communication. Both combined have made ecommerce, video, gaming, social media, an every-day routine on smartphones and mobile phones.
In essence 3G and 4G networks enabled mobile broadband for business and consumers. As part of this growth: the world is now mobile; there is huge growth in network access; digitization has become a reality leading to emergence [...]
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is organising the AI Leadership Programme in cooperation with experts from the University of California, Berkeley. The programme is attended by DEWA’s leadership and staff who specialise in Artificial Intelligence (AI). The programme supports DEWA’s efforts to achieve the directives of the wise leadership to anticipate the future and keep pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The 3-day programme covers the latest developments in AI application in energy, water, machine learning, data science and applications, and other related topics. Participants will also learn about virtual implementation of AI applications in the work [...]
Smart Dubai, in partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), has developed a ground-breaking Master of Science in Data Analytics. The programme, which has secured official accreditation from the UAE Ministry of Education, tackles the increasingly influential field of data, which has become the cornerstone of advanced services and smart city transformations around the world.
The first of its kind in the region, the programme is now open for registration until September 30, 2018, with the official launch set for the first week of October 2018. The 11-month Master’s Degree in Data Analytics comprising of 33 semester credit hours was developed following an [...]
Spotify and Nielsen announced an expansion of their relationship to include the adoption of Nielsen Brand Effect across Spotify in the U.S., Germany, Canada, Mexico, U.K., Spain, France, Netherlands, Japan and Australia. This will allow marketers to measure and optimize their national advertising on Spotify and gain a deeper understanding of how their ads resonate and affect brand lift with their target audience.
With the integration of Nielsen Brand Effect on Spotify, advertisers will be able to delve more closely into how their messages connect with audiences and examine the effectiveness of campaigns in raising brand awareness, perception and purchase intent. The [...]
Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with Area 2071, is set to launch a 10-week networking series on September 12th 2018 which will bring together stakeholders from the Dubai startup ecosystem and feature inspirational talks by renowned speakers, business leaders and industry experts.
Networking events will be held weekly at Area 2071 at Dubai’s Emirates Towers and run until November 14th 2018. The series is designed to highlight success stories and topics of interest to startups and entrepreneurs in Dubai.
An initiative of Dubai Future Foundation, Area 2071 is a physical manifestation of the UAE Centennial Plan [...]
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced its sponsorship of Emerging Technology (EmTech) Conference & Convention 2018, organised by the Dubai Future Foundation in collaboration with MIT Technology Review Arabia. The conference will be held for the first time in the region on 23 and 24 September 2018, at the Godolphin Ballroom, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai.
DEWA’s sponsorship of the conference is part of its efforts to strengthen Dubai’s global position across the scientific and technological landscape, and to consolidate its leadership in the fields of technological development in infrastructure, future cities and telecommunications, and alternative [...]
FinTech Hive, the first and largest financial technology accelerator in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, announced the commencement of the 2018 edition of its accelerator programme, in partnership with Accenture. The second edition received an overwhelming response of over 300 applications that were created from all around the world, of which 22 finalists were selected.
The accelerator programme consists of a 12-week curriculum in which a group of selected finalists work closely with financial institutions and other stakeholders to create innovative and forward-looking solutions that aim to address the evolving needs of the region’s financial services [...]
Dubai Customs launched a new sophisticated smart inspection device that features 3D CT scanning as part of its incessant efforts to keep abreast with the latest technologies in this field today.
Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division launched the new device at Um Al Rumoul post office in the presence of a number of heads of customs departments and centers in Dubai Customs.
“The advanced technology incorporated in this new device will be a turning point in the inspection field and will significantly support Dubai Customs inspection officers in their work. There are 944 inspection systems used in Dubai Customs: 6 container scanning [...]
Sweden will promote its innovative spirit and knowledge-driven society to a global audience of millions at Expo 2020 Dubai, after confirming its participation at the next World Expo.
Anders Lönnberg, Commissioner General of the Committee for Sweden’s Participation at Expo 2020 Dubai, and Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, Executive Director, Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, signed the participation contract at the Expo 2020 site.
Sweden’s government has already formally allocated funds for the country’s participation, which will be jointly funded with the nation’s business community.
Expo 2020 offers Sweden the opportunity to strengthen its versatile image abroad and market itself [...]
Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) has announced strong business results for the first half of 2018, showing an 11% growth in the EBID in comparison with the same period of 2017 and a growth of new rental revenues by 27%. The results included a 10% increase in licensing revenues and a 31% increase in revenues from government services, resulting in a total revenue growth of 8% in comparison to 2017 H1.
The positive figures have been delivered as a result of DAFZA’s strategic plan set in early 2017, which comes in line with the ambitious objectives of the Dubai Plan 2021. One of the key elements of the plan is to support Dubai in becoming one of the most innovative and [...]
Loyalty analytics company Aimia has agreed to sell its Aeroplan business to an Air-Canada led consortium which includes TD Bank, CIBC and Visa Canada Corp.
“We are pleased to see that an agreement in principle has been reached as Aeroplan members can continue to earn and redeem with confidence. This transaction, if completed, should produce the best outcome for all stakeholders, including Aeroplan Members, as it would allow for a smooth transition to Air Canada’s new loyalty program launching in 2020, safeguarding their miles and providing convenience and value for millions of Canadians,” said Calin Rovinescu, President and CEO of Air Canada, on behalf of the [...]
Emirates SkyCargo will carry flood relief cargo of over 175 tons to Kerala, India, joining the UAE community in their support of the people of Kerala. Over more than a dozen flights, the air cargo operator will transport the relief goods, which have been donated by various UAE-based businesses and organisations, to Thiruvananthapuram – the nearest online Emirates station to the areas most affected by the flood. The goods, including lifesaving boats, blankets and dry food items, will be handed over to the local flood relief and aid organisations for distribution.
FedEx Corporation emerged more competitive than ever from fiscal 2018, FedEx said in its Annual Report, “Superior Networks Power Performance.”
“We are very proud of the solid financial and operational results FedEx delivered in fiscal 2018, and I extend a well-deserved ‘Bravo Zulu’ — the naval signal for a job well done — to our more than 425,000 team members worldwide for their dedication to the Purple Promise which simply states ‘I will make every FedEx experience outstanding,’ ” said Frederick W. Smith, chairman and chief executive officer of FedEx.
“It was a year of opportunities and challenges — anticipated and unexpected — and FedEx emerged more competitive than [...]