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August 2, 2018

DIFC Courts and Smart Dubai launch joint taskforce for world’s first Court of the Blockchain

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts have partnered with Smart Dubai to create the world’s first Court of the Blockchain. Building on existing dispute resolution services, the alliance will initially explore how to aid verification of court judgments for cross-border enforcement.

The partnership is the first step in creating a blockchain-powered future for the judiciary which will have far-reaching benefits, including streamlining the judicial process, removing document duplications, and driving greater efficiencies across the entire legal ecosystem.

Future research will combine expertise and resources to investigate handling disputes arising out of [...]

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August 1, 2018

Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre to Host AngelHack Dubai Hackathon 2018

Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (Dtec), DSOA’s wholly owned technology startup center that is the largest of its kind in the Middle East, announced that it will host the Dubai edition of AngelHack’s Global Hackathon Series 2018.

Conceptualized by AngelHack, a leading global entrepreneurial community based in San Francisco, USA, with the objective of bridging the gap between Silicon Valley and entrepreneurs across the world, this year’s event spans six continents and is held under the theme Seamless Technology. The Dubai edition will run on August 3 and 4, 2018. The hackathon will then move to Ramallah in Palestine on August 9 and 10.

Welcoming innovators from [...]

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July 18, 2018

Mimecast Opens Early Adopter Program for New Web Security Service

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, today announced the launch of its early adopter program after conducting a successful private beta for the new Domain Name System (DNS) Security Gateway solution.

The Mimecast DNS Security Gateway cloud-based service guards against malicious activity initiated by user action or malware while blocking access to websites deemed unsafe or inappropriate based on each organization’s objectives and policies. The program is open for existing Mimecast customers looking to improve their defenses against web-based attacks.

Combining Mimecast DNS Security Gateway with the Mimecast Secure Email Gateway services enables [...]

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July 11, 2018

du Collaborates with Cisco to Drive its Digital Transformation Journey

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), in collaboration with Cisco, unveiled a white paper outlining its transformational journey towards becoming an ‘ICT service provider’ by 2021. Titled ‘EITC Infrastructure Outlook 2021’, the white paper sets the framework for the company’s digital transformation in terms of technology adoption, transition to digital services, as well as customer centricity and uniformity of experience. It describes how adopting a software-defined approach will help du deliver innovative services, ensuring its longer-term success, in line with supporting the UAE Vision 2021 strategy.

“As du drives its transformation agenda to spur [...]

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July 10, 2018

His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama Visits Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre, Silicon Park at Dubai Silicon Oasis

His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence visited Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park. During the visit, he met with Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni, Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), in the presence of Khalfan Juma Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation, and Shahla Abdul Razak, Deputy CEO of DSOA.

His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama commended government entities and private corporations on their harmonized efforts in contributing to the status of the UAE as a pioneer in the field of innovative artificial intelligence technologies. He said: “Developing AI-based solutions is a clear [...]

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July 9, 2018

Dubai Sports Council unveils interactive platform as part of 10X initiative

Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has introduced a new project aimed at developing the sports sector under the umbrella of the Dubai 10X initiative. The «Dubai Sports Gate» project is an interactive portal that serves as a guide to all sports events which take place in Dubai.

The initiatives are part of 26 initiatives submitted by 24 government agencies in Dubai, which were approved by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF). A panel of experts reviewed more than 160 ideas submitted by 36 parties for implementation in less than 365 days.

H.E. Saeed Hareb, [...]

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July 6, 2018

Emirates pioneers web virtual reality technology on

Emirates has introduced 3D seat models on, becoming the first airline to introduce web virtual reality (VR) technology on its digital platform. The 3D seat model is a visualisation engine that displays an immersive 3D 360 degree view of the interior of the Emirates A380 and the Emirates Boeing 777, giving customers a chance to explore their seats, the spacious cabin and the Emirates onboard product.

This new feature available on allows users to navigate through the Economy, Business and First Class cabins, as well as the iconic Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa on the Emirates A380 using navigational hotspots.

Alex Knigge, [...]

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July 6, 2018

DEWA adopts cloud-based Predix

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is using the industry-wide Internet of Things (IoT) platform Predix. Developed by General Electric (GE), this enables the connection of machines, data, and people to support DEWA’s digital capabilities and enable it to collect and analyse data in real time, to enhance the speed and efficiency of its operations. The move is part of DEWA’s asset management innovation programme in DEWA’s electricity and water production at its Generation division, where assets will be integrated into power plants through the application of the Predix cloud-computing platform to provide analytical solutions for Big Data. Applications include automated learning [...]

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