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Why closing cyber skills gap remains critical today?

The threat landscape is unpredictable, with many moving parts as well as social and economic changes affecting it all of the time says Alain Penel, regional VP – Middle East at Fortinet

Sunil Paul, Finesse

Why do some digital transformation initiatives fail?

Sunil Paul, co-founder and managing director at Finesse explains how organisations can power and secure their digital transformation journeys in the post-pandemic world

Somaroy Gabbita, Human Logic

Here’s how corporate upskilling benefits the workforce

E-learning gained higher acceptance and adoption during the pandemic, making it a trusted channel of learning says Somariy Gabbita, general manager at Human Logic

Michel Nader, Dell Technologies

Bracing for cyber cover in today’s data era

For businesses to be ahead of the curve, they need to make investing in security measures a top priority and proactively address data privacy rather than wait to address it after an attack occurs

Elad Levi, Netafim

Driving the future of farming with innovation

Irrigation technology centres on delivering water and nutrients to plants in a precise and efficient manner, enabling optimal growing conditions and higher yields with minimum use of resources

Different Arab money

Saudi VC firm STV looking to raise $1bn for Middle East tech fund

Interest in the technology industry in the Middle East has increased the past few years

Digital transformation will lead to a cleaner future

While sustainability is the future, digital transformation is a key enabler supporting industries make the transition

Amazon seeks used long-range cargo jets able to fly from China

The company is seeking 10 Airbus A330-300 aircraft, as well as crews to fly them

Azimut and Gellify launch a $50m VC fund to support MENA startups

The new fund will focus on enhancing advanced technology-based innovation in the region, identifying and nurturing B2B tech startups

Etisalat to launch 5G enterprise multi-access edge computing in collaboration with Microsoft

Etisalat deploys Microsoft Azure Stack Edge to offer 5G, IoT and AI applications at the enterprise customer premise

Mobiles

Northladder partners with electronic retailers to enhance trade-in programmes in the UAE

As people increase the trade-in of their devices, Northladder will launch white labelled apps for retail partners

Here’s how blockchain has revolutionised the regional financial sector

While blockchain technology is still in its early stages in the Middle East, public and private sectors are aggressively using it to streamline operations

Dubai’s DP World launches a single window digital solution for smart logistics

The first phase of the launch will immediately offer customers access to book cargo from UAE to India

Mobily and Ericsson sign agreement to recycle old electronic devices in Saudi Arabia

The partnership is in line with Mobily’s efforts to reduce its emissions through using environmentally responsible methods for recycling old devices

Esports

Dubai-based Geekay Esports expands portfolio with Emirati Valorant team

The group also plans to host university and school-level tournaments across the UAE

GB Tech Awards 2021

Revealed: Winners of GB Tech Awards 2021

The GB Tech Awards was presented by Gulf Business – a title that is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and which is part of the Dubai-headquartered Motivate Media Group

GITEX Future Stars: Accelerating the pace of change

Artificial Intelligence, big data, augmented and mixed reality, and blockchain are disrupting how creative industries produce, distribute, and consume content

UAE could excel in developing women coders, says Minister of State for AI

The country has earmarked October 29 as its annual ‘National Coders Day’

Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 and AWS accelerate startup growth on the cloud

Collaboration provides Hub71 startups with access to AWS Activate, with AWS credits worth up to $100,000 and access to technical support

UAE to create new task force for digital economy, minister says

Emirates Venus and Asteroid Space Mission looks for 50 per cent private sector upstream development

Live: All the views and news from GITEX Global in Dubai

The tech event runs from October 17-21 at the Dubai World Trade Centre

Apple launches new AirPods and new music plan

The new AirPods are the third generation of the original model and look similar to the AirPods Pro launched in 2019

Data-driven economy at GITEX Global

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) governments have set lofty ambitions for themselves to be at the forefront of the digital revolution

Uber, Careem said to face $100m tax bill in Saudi

The claims are reportedly related to a dispute over how to calculate value-added tax

cyber attacks

Here’s why coding is a biggest game changer for digital innovation

Coding and programming help young students develop problem-solving abilities, such as solving an issue rationally and creatively

Hands-on review: Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE

The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE was unveiled in the UAE last month

Artificial Intelligence

GITEX Future Stars: Meet the innovative startups from India, Japan and France

The startups set to present at GITEX Future Stars aim to bring together the most innovative ideas to inspire positive change in business and society

Virtual Reality

GITEX Global: Women in tech

Women to take centre stage at GITEX Global’s TiE Women pitch competition, where women-led startups from over 40 cities pitch on stage for equity-free cash prizes, mentorship, investor networking and exposure

GITEX Future Stars: Meet the innovative startups from UAE, Italy and South Korea

Over 700 companies from more than 60 countries exhibiting at GITEX Future Stars will be able to access to the region’s tech investments

Business team in video meeting

ASUS Business confirms their presence in GITEX technology exhibit 2021, Dubai

It will be present at the Dubai World Trade Centre from October 17-21, 2021