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UAE. Nada al Qassimi was the head of media and marketing at the Dubai Health Authority when the company hired to run the campaign on diabetes botched the job. Having seen too many companies, especially foreign ones, run bad campaigns because of the lack of understanding of the local culture, she decided to open her own company, Two 12, in the midst of the recession in March 2008, to provide better marketing and advertising services to organisations in the UAE. Over in Abu Dhabi, Ziad al Khaja and Abboud al Braiki of Visual Advertising created the city’s first roadside recycling bins that g
Posted: October 9, 2017
UAE. Adoption of mobile across diverse region driving innovative new services, generating employment and connecting the unconnected
Posted: October 8, 2017
UAE. Positive international reputation, access and location, quality assurance top reasons for Dubai's emergence as a global education hub.
Posted: October 7, 2017
UAE. The cooperation aims to enhance and differentiate Miral's destinations through the use of innovative, intelligent technology and best practice within the IoT space.
Posted: October 7, 2017
UAE. The world's largest confluence of industry leaders and entrepreneurs; Dr Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer of Amazon.com to make Middle East debut; Dream-makers, rule-breakers and first-movers to reimagine the future at GITEX.
Posted: October 6, 2017
LONDON. A new special report by A.M. Best states that while domestic markets remain important to MENA reinsurers, in a global reinsurance world, they are also looking further afield for diversification in order to stabilise earnings against the uncertainties and volatility of their local markets.
Posted: October 6, 2017
UAE. Oil and gas companies consider themselves least digitally mature but believe digital transformation can drive vital process efficiencies, according to global study.
Posted: October 5, 2017
UAE. A solution that shows for the first time ever how disruptive technologies, including Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data Analytics, can be harnessed to transform customer experience.
Posted: October 5, 2017
UAE. Spotlight on frontier tech that will transform corporations into global powerhouses - blockchain, AI, robotics, and IoT; Dr Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon.com, to address the region for the first time.
Posted: October 5, 2017
UAE. UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman have priciest schools in the Middle East; Overwhelming majority of parents in UAE are demanding higher academic standards from schools; Renewed focus on early education as part of long-term aims to improve future success.
Posted: October 4, 2017
UAE. A special report by Al Masah Capital outlines growth drivers, performing segments, trends, investment opportunities, and key growth areas across the region.
Posted: October 4, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Defined by continuous and intelligent collaboration between individuals, devices and the built environment, the GigaWorld has the potential to change the way we live; New applications could fuel global market of up to 3.5 trillion euros per year.
Posted: October 3, 2017
UAE. JETRO to showcase future star innovators at GITEX; Leading Middle East tech entrepreneur Paul Kenny mentors early-stage startups to leverage presence at the premier tech trade show, strengthening trade ties between the UAE and Japan.
Posted: October 2, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. While expectations for AI run high, few companies invest much in current efforts; Majority of executives expect no workforce reduction in foreseeable future.
Posted: October 1, 2017
UAE. Riyad TAQNIA Fund lead funding round alongside MBRF; Investment will drive product and market expansion; Over US$35 million financed on Beehive since launch.
Posted: October 1, 2017
UAE. In the UAE 83% of retailers believe e-commerce will bring further improvements to the shopping experience, with technology being a key driver behind this view.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 21, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Leadership commitment, resilience and collaboration critical to success; 40% of survey respondents cite the disruption of operations as the biggest consequence of a cyberattack, followed by the compromise of sensitive data (39%), harm to product quality (32%), and harm to human life (22%).
date:Posted: October 21, 2017
UAE. 65% of GCC CEOs are more optimistic than their global counterparts about disruption; 87% embrace disruption as being more of an opportunity than a threat.
date:Posted: October 20, 2017
UAE. Fintech will reduce the profitability of some of the UAE. GCC banks' business lines, particularly money transfer and foreign-currency exchange.
INTERNATIONAL. Leadership commitment, resilience and collaboration critical to success; 40% of survey respondents cite the disruption of operations as the biggest consequence of a cyberattack, followed by the compromise of sensitive data (39%), harm to product quality (32%), and harm to human life (22%).
UAE. Cisco's security research organization Talos says once this ransomware enters your system, it uses three ways to spread automatically around a network, one of which is the known Eternal Blue vulnerability.
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