#Technology

Dubai Financial Market

Dubai’s DFM announces programme to encourage listings from private businesses

The programme encompasses incentives including financial and post-listing support

UAE to host the second edition of Cybertech Global in June 2022

At the press conference held on November 15 in Dubai, Dr Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, head of cybersecurity, UAE Government highlighted the region’s latest trends in the cybersecurity sector

Here’s how digital technologies will change energy storage

The energy sector has now truly entered the digital power era, says Charles Yang, SVP of Huawei and president of Global Marketing, Sales and Services at Huawei Digital Power

DubaiDubai Future District Fund

New Dhs1bn fund to support tech startups in Dubai

Sharif El-Badawi has been appointed as CEO of the Dubai Future District Fund

Dubai’s EX Sports and Séan Garnier issue world’s first freestyle football NFTs

Fans can collect and trade NFTs featuring clips of Garnier performing some of his signature moves

UAE’s Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology launches Make it in the Emirates Lab

In collaboration with Procter and Gamble, Access SMEs programme provides essential training in operations, quality, supply chains, and tools for reaching global markets

UAE’s Century Financial to launch new funds, AI trading platform and property crowdfunding site

The investment firm is diversifying its business with plans to also launch in Saudi soon, says Ali AbdulKareem Ali, senior executive director at Century Financial

Roads and Transport Authority electric bus

RTA launches trial of two electric buses in Dubai

Each bus has a range of 200km when fully charged

CAE Defence and Security Interview

The role of technology in defence training across the Middle East

Militaries in the region must continue to embrace innovation and emerging technologies to train their soldiers, sailors and aviators says Thibaut Trancart, VP and MD, Europe and Middle East at CAE Defense & Security

Amedeo Scarpa, Italian Trade Commissioner to the UAE

GITEX Global: Interview with Amedeo Scarpa, Italian Trade Commissioner to the UAE

The list of startup organisations at the event aimed to share knowledge with their peers and explore significant opportunities for growth

Zain launches its new technology entity in the Middle East

Andrew Hanna has been appointed the CEO of Zaintech

Here’s how the UAE is pursuing its digital vision and strategy

Dr Saeed K. Aldhaheri and Ranjit Rajan, authors of Digital Nation: How the United Arab Emirates is Building a Future Based on Tech Innovation, provide insights into the country’s plans

Alan’s corner: How companies can build their unique proposition

Differentiation and relevance of your proposition now has to be considered in a wider context

International Astronautical Congress

Dubai’s MBRSC to collaborate with Airbus, SpaceX

The announcements were made along the sidelines of the International Astronautical Congress being held at the World Trade Centre in Dubai

GB Tech Awards 2021

In pictures: GB Tech Awards 2021

The award ceremony was held on October 20 at Headlines Executive, Ibis, Dubai

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

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

Mohamed Al Fayed, Co-founder and CEO of GrubTech

The SME Story: Mohamed Al Fayed, co-founder and CEO of GrubTech

GrubTech is a digital platform transforming the restaurant and cloud kitchen business in the region

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

GB Tech Awards

GB Tech Awards 2021 to honour the industry’s trailblazers in Dubai

The awards ceremony will be held in Dubai on October 20 at 6pm

Explainer: Has the UAE’s hospitality sector recovered from the Covid-19 pandemic?

The hospitality sector is one small part of the Expo ecosystem but the event is fueling medium- and long-term growth within the space, opines Haitham Mattar, managing director for India, Middle East and Africa, IHG Hotels & Resorts

Computer racks in Data Center

How outsourcing data centre operations can drive the growth of Middle East companies

The rapid increase in generation and consumption of data has meant an exponential rise in the demand for data centres

Mashreq NEO to become UAE’s first digital bank to use facial recognition for account opening

Mashreq NEO has collaborated with the UAE’s Ministry of Interior to introduce a face biometric-based digital account opening process

Pension of UAE nationals working in Abu Dhabi public schools will increase to 80% of salary

Free peer-to-peer learning coding school, 42 Abu Dhabi, inaugurated in the UAE

42 Abu Dhabi has been established in partnership with Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge under the Ghadan 21 accelerator programme

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Sheikh Hamdan launches Dubai Future Solutions challenge to spur innovation

Dubai Future Foundation has allocated prizes totaling $10m for selected projects

Leap Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s startup VC ecosystem grew record 65% y-on-y in H1 2021

The upcoming global tech event, LEAP, will allow startups and platforms to present their ideas and innovations to secure investments

edTECH

The growing opportunity for education technology in post-covid era

Building on the advances of the past two years, authorities can build a 21st-century education system that combines traditional teaching with the latest technology