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Blockchain set to boost Dubai’s 2020 tourism vision

0 29Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing has launched Tourism 2.0 - a blockchain-enabled marketplace that connects potential buyers directly to hotels and tour operators.
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ISSUE # 315

CNME April 2018


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The MCIT and Huawei sign the MoU

Saudi Arabia’s ICT ministry signs Huawei innovation deal

0 27The MCIT and Huawei sign the MoU The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and …
Hoda Mansour, MD, SAP Egypt

SAP launches Egyptian investment plan

0 58Hoda Mansour, MD, SAP Egypt SAP has announced a new investment plan which hopes to catalyse Egypt Vision 2030’s nationwide …

“We’ll develop more products for Middle East”: centurions Panasonic

0 62Consumer electronics giant Panasonic celebrated its 100-year anniversary today at Le Meridien Hotel in Dubai with a pledge to enhance …

Al Shirawi accelerates digital transformation with Oracle

0 71Al Shirawi Group of Companies, one of the largest private business conglomerates in the UAE, has adopted Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) software application to accelerate its digital transformation journey and empower its workforce.

How Rotana Hotels is redefining hospitality with business intelligence

0 166In a bid to stay apace with the burgeoning competition for customers here in the UAE - one of the world’s most desirable tourist destinations, corporate vice president of IT Samir Abi Frem, sought to make a number of changes to the company’s operations.
Dubai Airports

“Data use has slashed queue times”: Dubai Airports EVP

0 278Dubai Airports’ executive vice president of technology and infrastructure has lauded the potential for transformation through innovative technology use. Speaking …

“There’s still a lot to do,” says Souq.com CEO

0 269Speaking at the Seamless Middle East forum in Dubai today, Ronaldo Mouchawar, CEO and founder of Souq.com, said that the $580 million Amazon acquisition in 2017 put the UAE at the forefront of technology innovation, but there is still much to be done in the region’s e-commerce space.
Siemens CTO Dr Roland Busch

Siemens to funnel $500M into digital initiatives in Middle East

0 145Siemens has announced plans to invest over $500 million into its digital presence in the Middle East over the next three years.

“Dubai dynamism equals any global city”: Orange Business Services CEO

0 238Thierry Bonhomme, CEO, Orange Business Services Orange Business Services chief executive Thierry Bonhomme has said that the entrepreneurial spirit and …

“American tech giants too arrogant to appreciate GCC,” president says

0 189Nutanix president Sudheesh Nair has said that American technology giants often fail to look beyond the country’s borders for best …

Why UAE startup Pawame can be Africa’s “Amazon” of micro-finance

0 347The Pawame Solar Kit in action In a region so rich with energy, full of cities with bright lights and …
Blockchain-based UAV firm Vimana is "in talks" with the UAE government

“Blockchain in the sky” UAV Vimana “in talks” with UAE

0 231Blockchain-based UAV firm Vimana is “in talks” with the UAE government The CEO of Blockchain-based unmanned aerial vehicle provider Vimana …
Mohammed Amin, Dell EMC's senior vice president for the Middle East, Turkey & Africa

“97% of UAE, Saudi businesses to be software-defined in 5 years”: Dell EMC

0 189Mohammed Amin, Dell EMC’s senior vice president for the Middle East, Turkey & Africa Almost all enterprises in the UAE …

How do tech titans decide where to build their GCC data centres?

0 334The race to build Middle East data centres is swiftly gathering pace. As public and private sector organisations across the …
Keith Fenner, Dynamics 365 business group director, Microsoft Middle East & Africa 2

How Microsoft is helping GCC businesses understand their customers

0 296Microsoft Middle East & Africa’s Keith Fenner, Dynamics 365 Business Group Director, explains why the firm’s platform brings unrivalled business …
Jean-Pierre Brulard, SVP and GM, EMEA, VMware

Driverless world needs data centres on wheels, claims EMEA tech exec

0 303Jean-Pierre Brulard, SVP and GM, EMEA, VMware VMware’s senior vice president and general manager for the Europe, Middle East, and …

UAE to become a top destination for scientists and innovators, says Prime Minister

0 320The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Sunday unveiled the UAE National Advanced Science Agenda 2031.

Bahrain mulls single broadband network roll out

0 234The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of Bahrain held a series of briefings with telecom operators this month to discuss the new economic regulatory framework, a key step towards achieving single network in the kingdom.
Mohammed Bin Salman meets Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in Seattle

Saudi crown prince meets Gates, Bezos, Nadella

0 243Mohammed Bin Salman meets Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in Seattle Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has completed meetings …

The doctor is in: Dubai to get new AI-powered virtual consultation app

0 238The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is reportedly planning the roll out of a 24/7 artificial intelligence-powered  doctor consultation project.

“Well-kept secret” IFS to put Middle East customers first

0 246Darren Roos, CEO, IFS Newly appointed IFS CEO Darren Roos has said that the Middle East region has a huge …

Saudi Aramco seals US deals worth $10bn

0 213Saudi Aramco has announced commercial cooperation worth over $10 billion with 14 American companies during Saudi-US CEOs forum in New York, including a number of tech firms.

Etisalat updates network for 5G

0 264Etisalat has announced that it is in the process of upgrading its mobile networks over the next three months as it prepares to meet future requirements for 5G networks, Internet of Things, and other modern technologies.

“We must do more to keep people informed”: Facebook boosts privacy tools

0 192Facebook has announced updates to its privacy settings to further help people understand the choices they have over their data …

Will UAE users get off Facebook after data misuse revelations?

0 118Following revelations about Facebook data being misused for political campaigning in 2014, we spoke to members of the UAE public to …

“98% of UAE wants biometric payments”: Visa

0 223Visa has announced results of UAE research which reveals that almost all consumers would welcome the introduction of some form …

“Our autonomous Database dwarfs Amazon”: Larry Ellison

0 259Oracle CTO & co-founder Larry Ellison Oracle has launched what it claims to be the world’s first self-managing, self-securing, self-repairing …
South Korean president Moon Jae-in spoke at the UAE-Korea Business Forum

“South Korea wants more UAE tech partnerships,” President Moon Jae-in

0 122South Korean president Moon Jae-in spoke at the UAE-Korea Business Forum South Korean president Moon Jae-in has underlined the importance …

Apple is working on a foldable iPhone for 2020: Report

0 267Remember #Bendgate? When buyers of the iPhone 6 Plus found that a thin aluminum phone can warp under stress? Well, …

How to download your Facebook data

0 580With all the news about Facebook recently, you might be wondering, what exactly does Facebook know about me from my …
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