#Technology

Making the world your classroom

Universities today offer several pathway programmes for students seeking global mobility

UAE’s Nomad Homes raises $20m Series A round to accelerate expansion

The company will continue to invest in its technology and offer additional products and services

YAP

Dubai-based fintech YAP launches region’s ‘first’ virtual card

YAP, which launched earlier this year, claims it is now “onboarding hundreds per day”

Here’s how Saudi is emerging as the tech hub of the future

As it boosts the adoption of digital government and pilot technologies, the kingdom is also preparing to host LEAP, which set to become one of the major tech events in the world

Revealed: 10 highest-growth job roles of tomorrow

Demand for professionals in AI, data and engineering is expected to spike in the near future, as technology adaption takes off even further

Amazon to create 1,500 new jobs in UAE to support growing network

The company plans to create career opportunities across the technology, analytics, and supply chain spaces, among others

Google cloud

Here’s how regional firms can simplify the cloud migration process

A multi-cloud strategy enables users to mix and match services based on their organisational goals and specific needs, says global IT firm Comarch

GB Tech Awards 2021: Honouring excellence across the tech space

Gulf Business is expanding its technology division – with the upcoming GB Tech awards set to celebrate the success and achievements of businesses and individuals driving the regional tech Industry forward

Towards pharma 4.0 – how digital transformation can optimise operations

By taking small steps, manufacturers can use new techniques to meet Pharma 4.0 standards, increase throughput, and reduce cycle times while maintaining product integrity

AI healthcare

Dubai Health Authority develops policy for use of AI in healthcare

It aims to determine the regulatory and ethical requirements for the use of AI in healthcare

Why carving out a career in gaming may be a promising prospect

The forecast for gaming looks extremely bright for the GCC market

Engaging women and girls in STEM is fundamental to inclusive growth in MEA

According to the State of Science Index (SOSI), within STEM equity, gender disparity remains an issue

etisalat

UAE telco Etisalat’s mobile subscribers do not require data plans to access Al Hosn app

The Al Hosn app is now whitelisted, so any data consumed by both prepaid and postpaid customers while using it will not come off a mobile subscribers’ allowance

Carrefour opens new AI-powered checkout-free store in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates

The store – the first such Carrefour worldwide, has 97 cameras in-store to identify products, improve inventory management and track the movements of customers

UAE announces new initiatives, including visa changes and new data law

A new green visa has been launched to offer more flexibility to expats in the UAE

Saudi Arabia’s Edarat Group adopts IBM cloud satellite to accelerate digital transformation

IBM cloud Satellite will help enable Edarat Group to deliver secure cloud capabilities to its customers while addressing data protection local requirements

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Abu Dhabi based ADQ to launch region’s largest tech-enabled farming hub

The AgTech Park project aims to accelerate sustainable local food production and position the UAE as a hub to supply high-growth markets across the Middle East and Africa.

Resilience

This UAE accountancy and advisory firm provides services ranging from auditing to forensics

Khalid Farooq and Farhan Ali are at the helm of Resilience which provides a range of finance and IT services to several public and private sector businesses

The SME Story: Rami Darwish, founder and CEO of Arrow Labs

Arrow Labs offers digital tools to empower deskless frontline workers with technology to increase their productivity

How private equity is well poised to leverage opportunities

As an asset class, private equity continues to perform robustly, with venture capital seeing a standout year on the back of enthusiasm for technology and healthcare

Artificial Intelligence

Gartner identifies key emerging technologies spurring innovation

NFT, quantum ML, generative AI, homomorphic encryption and composable applications and networks among key technologies to watch

Saudi’s Mabaat secures SAR9m in seed funding round

Funds will be used to market and enhance the platform

How technology can play a crucial role in mitigating financial crimes

While financial crimes may be complex and difficult to track, the Effiya Compliance suite ensures that risk assessment is conducted seamlessly, asserts Abhishek Gupta, managing director at Effiya Technologies

Oppo

OPPO unveils under-screen camera technology

The company has been working on USC technology since 2018

digital

Riding the wave of digital transformation 2.0

As we embark upon a new month of working in full-remote or hybrid environments, many organisations are realising that the workplace will likely never look the same again

B2B

What the region’s B2B businesses can learn from B2C models

Involving your customer in your product-development cycle is a strong start

Value Chain

From pit to port: Value chain optimisation is transforming mining

The advantages include reduced downtime, elimination of redundant operations, efficient energy consumption and ample room for innovations throughout the entire value chain

Google Cloud_SAP

Google Cloud, SAP expand strategic partnership for business transformation

SAP services to be more widely available on Google Cloud

3D

Sheikh Mohammed issues decree regulating 3D printing in construction sector in Dubai

Dubai Municipality is tasked with overseeing the implementation of the new decree

Gartner 5G

Gartner says worldwide 5G network infrastructure revenue to grow 39% in 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has spiked demand for optimised and ultrafast broadband connectivity to support work from home and bandwidth-hungry applications