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Saudi Arabia to host first ever Hajj hackathon next month

The event promises to attract leading programmers from around the world to innovatively leverage technology to enrich and enhance the Hajj experience for pilgrims.
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CNME February 2016

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Digital-focused CEO to take the reins at Emaar Malls

0 13Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, who left Marks & Spencer in May following a business restructure, has been appointed chief executive at Dubai-based Emaar Malls.

UAE to lead the world in VAT innovation, says software experts

0 13The introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) this year, UAE is all set to incorporate innovation across VAT legislations to be able to lead as a global VAT player.

Norway to flaunt maritime innovations at Expo 2020 Dubai

0 6Norway will promote its innovations, technologies and further development of the country’s ocean industries to a global audience of millions, after confirming its participation at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Vuclip names new general manager for Middle East

0 10Abe Shady Aboul Naga has joined the regional leadership team at Vuclip, a PCCW Media company.

Dubai Chamber on-boards “360 Doctor” to foster health and wellness

0 23Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has revealed the latest initiative designed to ensure the well-being of its team members.

Saudi Arabia’s Sipchem promotes education and technical innovation

0 22Sipchem has launched its innovation club ‘Sipchem Tech’ in Saudi Arabia with the aim of building the capabilities of the youth in various fields, including artificial intelligence (AI), programming, 3D printing and robotics.

Fast track growth: Visa mentors Dubai tech startups

0 20Visa and Startupbootcamp have hosted “FastTrack”, a mentoring session for startups participating in the Dubai Smart City Accelerator, which is hosted in Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (dtec).

Saudi Arabia to host first ever Hajj hackathon next month

0 35The event promises to attract leading programmers from around the world to innovatively leverage technology to enrich and enhance the Hajj experience for pilgrims.

Facial recognition tech poses “human rights risks”: Microsoft president

0 36Microsoft called for government regulation of facial recognition technology and for laws governing its acceptable uses.

New mobile-based payment app launches in Saudi Arabia

0 38Visa has partnered with mada to bring mada Pay, the first mobile payment solution that supports contactless (NFC) transactions in Saudi Arabia.

Abu Dhabi to launch student-made satellite this year

0 38Khalifa University of Science and Technology and Yahsat have jointly announced that the Yahsat Space Lab has successfully completed the Assembly, Integration and Verification (AIV) of the engineering model of MYSAT-1.

Smart Dubai explores prospects of an integrated tech infrastructure

0 88Smart Dubai has organised a brainstorming session at its headquarters in Dubai Design District, d3, as part of its Smart Cities Hackathon.

F5 Networks names new security chief

0 47F5 Networks has announced that Mary Gardner has joined the company’s leadership team as its chief information security officer (CISO).

Are mobile apps spying on UAE residents?

0 54The monitoring capabilities of mobile apps are becoming a concern for users, with 58 percent of UAE residents saying they are uncomfortable with sharing their location information with websites and apps.

GCC trio in talks to drive regional fintech industry

0 82Saudi Arabia is reportedly in talks with UAE and Bahrain to establish a coordinated approach to the regulation and nurturing of fintech startups in the region.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has launched the One Million Arab Coders initiative

“One Million Arab Coders” allows 50 graduates to establish companies in Dubai

0 85The agreement between Dubai Future Foundation and DAFZA aims to provide a joint workspace for the 50 graduates to establish their own companies through the DAFZA Innovation Program.
S'hail

Dubai RTA reviews future plans for hi-tech transit systems

0 62Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, in Dubai, has received Dr. Volkmar Denner, Chairman of the BOM Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany.

UAE eyes more satellite launches in the coming year: space agency official

0 71The UAE Space Agency highlighted its successes since 2014, during the fourth anniversary celebrations at Abu Dhabi’s Dusit Thani Hotel on 12 July 2018.

Digital docs: GCC healthcare’s embrace of AI physicians

0 109Necip Ozyucel, Cloud & Enterprise Group Lead, Microsoft Gulf discusses the stark indicators that suggest we are not averse to letting the digital realm play a central role in the maintenance of our health.

UAE Space Agency marks fourth anniversary

0 82The UAE Space Agency has highlighted its successes since 2014 in achieving its mission to regulate and lead the national …

First-ever “cop-less” police station to launch in Dubai

0 87Dubai Silicon Oasis will soon be the home for the UAE’s first-ever smart police station providing services completely free from any human intervention.
Microsoft Inspire

What partners can expect at Microsoft Inspire 2018

0 78Ahead of Microsoft Inspire 2018, the company has revealed sneak peeks of some of the biggest announcements partners can expect …

Saudi Arabia to host biggest-ever hackathon next month

0 102The event is a 36-hour long event, which will commence on 1st August onclude on 3rd August will be the largest ever hackathon held to date in the Kingdom.

”One Million Arab Coders” to support 50 graduates set up companies

0 74Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) to support the graduates of the One Million Arab Coders initiative.

VAT refund system for tourists on track: UAE tax authority

0 84The Cabinet Decision to implement a system that returns Value Added Tax (VAT) to tourists will cement the UAE’s status as a premier global tourist destination, asserted the Federal Tax Authority (FTA).
AIops has the potential to transform the ways IT departments work, according to Gibu Mathew

Interpol gathering examines AI-related prospects and risks

0 84The first global meeting to assess the prospects and risks related to artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of robotics …

Social media firms to testify at US House hearing

0 63The US House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday to take testimony from Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc’s YouTube …

UAE Minister of the Future to be on UN’s digital cooperation panel

0 87Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, has been selected by United Nations Secretary-General …

Space ride on Jeff Bezos’ rocket might cost over $200,000

0 77Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin, inspects New Shepard’s West Texas launch facility before the rocket’s maiden voyage. Amazon’s Jeff …

Discover the power of tech with SEWA’s chairman Dr Rashid Alleem

0 105TahawulTech.com will welcome Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority’s chairman, Dr Rashid Alleem, to the stage for the upcoming Power of 4 Fourth Industrial Revolution Forum later this year. 
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