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September 11, 2018

Smart Dubai set to launch region’s first accredited Master of Science in Data Analytics

Smart Dubai, in partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), has developed a ground-breaking Master of Science in Data Analytics. The programme, which has secured official accreditation from the UAE Ministry of Education, tackles the increasingly influential field of data, which has become the cornerstone of advanced services and smart city transformations around the world.

The first of its kind in the region, the programme is now open for registration until September 30, 2018, with the official launch set for the first week of October 2018. The 11-month Master’s Degree in Data Analytics comprising of 33 semester credit hours was developed following an [...]

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September 11, 2018

Building and securing 5G networks of tomorrow

Written by Ali Amer, Managing Director, Global Service Provider Sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa

Every new generation of carrier technologies has brought forward new business and consumer use cases. The release of 3G rolled in wireless mobile data communication, while the release of 4G brought in IP wireless data communication. Both combined have made ecommerce, video, gaming, social media, an every-day routine on smartphones and mobile phones.

In essence 3G and 4G networks enabled mobile broadband for business and consumers. As part of this growth: the world is now mobile; there is huge growth in network access; digitization has become a reality leading to emergence [...]

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September 11, 2018

DEWA organises 3-day AI Leadership Programme in cooperation with the University of California, Berkeley

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is organising the AI Leadership Programme in cooperation with experts from the University of California, Berkeley. The programme is attended by DEWA’s leadership and staff who specialise in Artificial Intelligence (AI). The programme supports DEWA’s efforts to achieve the directives of the wise leadership to anticipate the future and keep pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The 3-day programme covers the latest developments in AI application in energy, water, machine learning, data science and applications, and other related topics. Participants will also learn about virtual implementation of AI applications in the work [...]

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September 11, 2018

Spotify Deepens Relationship With Nielsen to Measure Effectiveness and Reach of Its Global Advertising Platform

Spotify and Nielsen announced an expansion of their relationship to include the adoption of Nielsen Brand Effect across Spotify in the U.S., Germany, Canada, Mexico, U.K., Spain, France, Netherlands, Japan and Australia. This will allow marketers to measure and optimize their national advertising on Spotify and gain a deeper understanding of how their ads resonate and affect brand lift with their target audience.

With the integration of Nielsen Brand Effect on Spotify, advertisers will be able to delve more closely into how their messages connect with audiences and examine the effectiveness of campaigns in raising brand awareness, perception and purchase intent. The [...]

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September 10, 2018

Dubai Startup Hub networking series to showcase startup success stories

Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with Area 2071, is set to launch a 10-week networking series on September 12th 2018 which will bring together stakeholders from the Dubai startup ecosystem and feature inspirational talks by renowned speakers, business leaders and industry experts.

Networking events will be held weekly at Area 2071 at Dubai’s Emirates Towers and run until November 14th 2018. The series is designed to highlight success stories and topics of interest to startups and entrepreneurs in Dubai.

An initiative of Dubai Future Foundation, Area 2071 is a physical manifestation of the UAE Centennial Plan [...]

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August 4, 2018

Gartner Says Customer Experience Pyramid Drives Loyalty, Satisfaction and Advocacy

New Research Shows Organizations How to Discover Innovative Customer Experiences that Build Stronger Relationships

Eighty one percent of customer experience (CX) leaders report they will compete mostly or entirely on CX, but less than half have established the rationale for why CX drives business outcomes, according to Gartner, Inc. The goal of CX is to meet and exceed customer expectations, but while 48 percent say their CX efforts exceed management’s expectations, just 22 percent of customer experience  leaders report their CX efforts exceed customers’ expectations.

To address this challenge, Gartner unveiled the CX Pyramid, a new methodology to test organizations’ [...]

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August 2, 2018

DIFC Courts and Smart Dubai launch joint taskforce for world’s first Court of the Blockchain

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts have partnered with Smart Dubai to create the world’s first Court of the Blockchain. Building on existing dispute resolution services, the alliance will initially explore how to aid verification of court judgments for cross-border enforcement.

The partnership is the first step in creating a blockchain-powered future for the judiciary which will have far-reaching benefits, including streamlining the judicial process, removing document duplications, and driving greater efficiencies across the entire legal ecosystem.

Future research will combine expertise and resources to investigate handling disputes arising out of [...]

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August 1, 2018

Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre to Host AngelHack Dubai Hackathon 2018

Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (Dtec), DSOA’s wholly owned technology startup center that is the largest of its kind in the Middle East, announced that it will host the Dubai edition of AngelHack’s Global Hackathon Series 2018.

Conceptualized by AngelHack, a leading global entrepreneurial community based in San Francisco, USA, with the objective of bridging the gap between Silicon Valley and entrepreneurs across the world, this year’s event spans six continents and is held under the theme Seamless Technology. The Dubai edition will run on August 3 and 4, 2018. The hackathon will then move to Ramallah in Palestine on August 9 and 10.

Welcoming innovators from [...]

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July 28, 2018

Gartner Identifies Six Barriers to Becoming a Digital Business

As organizations continue to embrace digital transformation, they are finding that digital business is not as simple as buying the latest technology — it requires significant changes to culture and systems. A recent Gartner, Inc. survey found that only a small number of organizations have been able to successfully scale their digital initiatives beyond the experimentation and piloting stages.

“The reality is that digital business demands different skills, working practices, organizational models and even cultures,” said Marcus Blosch, research vice president at Gartner. “To change an organization designed for a structured, ordered, process-oriented world to [...]

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July 15, 2018

Dubai International Financial Centre Reports Strong Start to 2018

His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and President of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) said DIFC has played a highly positive and impactful role in Dubai’s economic development and diversification. Building on its world-class ecosystem, the Centre has constantly strengthened its partnerships with leading financial institutions and attracted international players to access growth opportunities through its world-class platform.

His Highness said that DIFC’s strategy is a true reflection of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, [...]

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