#Digital

Dubai Investments acquires 9% stake in UK-based digital bank

Dubai Investments acquires 9% stake in UK-based digital bank

Monument Bank is focused on the overlooked ‘mass affluent’ segment in the UK

Power Letters 2023: Hatem Dowidar, group CEO, e&

We envision e&’s transformation as a long-term journey with accelerated growth, as we progress across all our business verticals

digital

Annual digital transformation spending across META region to top $74bn by 2026

Digital transformation investments in the Middle East, Türkiye and Africa are set to more than double across the 2021–2026 period

tech

Can Dubai’s growing tech affinity propel its real estate sector?

Dubai’s real estate sector has taken massive strides in terms of sales and investment

India

India to test retail version of digital rupee

India is pushing forward with digital versions of its currencies, as it seeks to eliminate private cryptocurrencies that pose risks to financial stability

Etisalat

Etisalat by e& partners with ADGM to digitally enable startups and businesses

The proposition is an all-in-one solution designed to ensure complete business mobility by equipping each employee to work remotely or in a hybrid work environment

Dubai

Dubai Future Academy announces the launch of three digital courses

The courses are free of charge, self-paced and available globally

Financial

Why a digital-first approach is the way to go for financial services to ensure growth

The transformation of financial services is more important than ever. Here’s why…

How Dubai Metaverse Assembly gave us a glimpse of the future?

How Dubai Metaverse Assembly gave us a glimpse of the future?

Dubai Metaverse Assembly explored how revolutionary technology can be deployed across vital sectors to create a better future

Digital accessibility

Digital accessibility: Making sure technology works for everyone

Accessibility needs to be integrated into all induction training, carefully tailored to the new employee’s role, whether it be design, development or programme management

Cover story: UAE-based businessman Ghassan Aboud on how a sound diversification strategy drives growth

In an exclusive interview, chairman and founder of Ghassan Aboud Group explains why success is only sustainable if it is inclusive

Keeping up with the future of finance

Financial businesses should use a platform to manage their data to keep up with the technological advancements they are currently, or gradually planning on, implementing

Saudi Arabia and Greece sign MoU

Saudi Arabia and Greece sign agreements on energy, security, telecom, digital economy

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is on a two-day official visit to Greece

UAE launches NextGenFDI to attract world’s top digital companies

UAE launches NextGenFDI to attract world’s top digital companies

The campaign would encourage more than 300 global technology firms to relocate to the UAE

UAE customers

Over 90% of UAE customers say experience is as important as products – survey

The Salesforce’s ‘State of the Connected Customer Report’ reveals how trust, personalisation and digital-first experiences are central to customer needs

Optimizely opens first Middle East office in Dubai

Jesper Broberg has been appointed as the regional vice president to lead the company’s regional operations

Dubai: Alec hires Andy Boutle as its head of Digital Construction

Boutle will focus on the digitisation of the entire value chain for projects undertaken by Alec, with an emphasis on increasing workflow communication

Abu Dhabi to issue digital birth certificates for newborns

The new digital system is effective from today and applies to newborns across the emirate

Here are the foundational elements of Middle East’s digital economy

As core infrastructure like 5G grows across the region, optimising ICT infrastructure with a focus on sustainability is critical to building a flourishing digital economy, says Steven Yi, president, Huawei Middle East

Pressure mounts on technologists to prevent high-profile digital service disruption

A total of 98 per cent of UAE IT teams report that they currently have some monitoring tools in place, but only 36 per cent expressed total confidence in those tools to meet their needs says Joe Byrne, executive CTO, AppDynamics

Understanding the privacy vs security customer dilemma

The distinctions between privacy and confidentiality may be subtle to the average consumer, yet each imposes significant obligations on firms

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

Sustainable world building: How we can achieve it through partnerships

Only by deploying efficient solutions can the world address both the climate crisis and the growing demand for energy and other services

Tradeling PRO

Dubai-based Tradeling launches an AI-driven digital procurement solution

Tradeling Pro is primarily driven by business development and enabled by the power of advanced technology

Nearly 90% of UAE customers are digital converts to e-commerce

As e-commerce continues to grow, customers are placing greater emphasis on the customer experience

How brands are leveraging influencer marketing to ‘up their game’

Several brands are deploying influencer marketing to put their products on the map. Is the strategy working?

SAP trains hundreds of Egyptian youths in digital skills

SAP supports government-led Digital Egypt vision to train 100,000 youth in digital skills

Wealth management of tomorrow: Is it human or hybrid?

The advent of disruptive technologies may prompt futurists to predict the end of the traditional wealth management model

GCC’s e-commerce sector set to reach $50bn by 2025

Businesses in the retail sector must make the online transition to firmly position themselves in the post-Covid retail revival

enterprises

How digitally mature regional firms are leveraging technology to capitalise on greater opportunities

The technology, consumer and financial sectors boasted the highest proportion of entities that are digitally most mature