IT & Innovation
Gitex Technology Week 2019 Focuses on Smart City Innovation
The 39th edition of GITEX Technology week concluded successfully i…October 12, 2019
Dubai – Silicon Valley of Middle East
Dubai has been considered as the forerunner in the Middle East region, for adopting new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IT), BlockChain, Big Data …September 23, 2019
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Gulf Information Security Conference – Dubai
With a sharp increase in cyber security spending on a global scale, the market is evolving at a rapid phase. A research conducted by GMB cyber security suggested that cyber security breach on Gulf-based companies increased from 28% (2016) to 41% (2018) in two years. In-order to overcome the threat the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region is spending heavily in cyber security which is expected to reach Dh 127 billion (USD $34.6 billion) by 2023, at a CAGR of 15.6 per cent. The Gulf Information Security Conference (GISEC) focuses on creating awareness of the cyber threats by providing solutions to secure companies from such threats by bringing together digital innovators, decision makers, consumers and tech enthusiasts from across the region and beyond to discuss the latest tech innovations, cyber security trends and smart solutions.
The 7th edition of GISEC concluded at Dubai World Trade Centre from 1-3 May 2018. Around 7,350 technologists, innovators, decision makers and consumers from IT security, Internet of Things and artificial intelligence sectors. More than 120 brands and exhibitors across 80 countries showcased the latest products and services to meet the growing demand for critical online security and AI solutions.
Gulf Information Security Conference – Highlights
The GISEC was inaugurated by Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and Public Security in Dubai. There were several major innovations that were highlighted during the three day expo.
Predictive Security Cloud – IT Security
Carbon Black showcased their Cb Predictive Security Cloud, a converged endpoint protection platform that is aims to deliver next-generation security and IT operations services through the cloud. This ensures that the product and services are delivered in an effective and timely manner.
Cyber resilient Email and data storage by Mimecast Limited
Mimecast highlighted the continuous challenges that organisations face in defending against malicious attachments, dangerous file types, impersonation attacks and spam. The company showcased its full-range of advanced email security and data protection services, including new enhancements to targeted threat protection, they also highlighted the importance of building a cyber-resilience strategy in an evolving cyber threat landscape.
Latest Active Deception Technology by Fidelis Cyber security
Fidelis cyber security displayed their latest Deception Module that delivers a deception defence platform which extends visibility and detection deep into the network, learns new attacker techniques and better defends organisations’ critical data assets.
Cyber Security & Internet of Things – Dubai
A research conducted by GMB cyber security suggested that cyber security breach on Gulf-based companies increased from 28% (2016) to 41% (2018) in two years. In-order to overcome the threat the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region is investing heavily in the cyber security. The spending is expected to reach Dh 127 billion (USD $34.6 billion) by 2023, at a growth rate of 15.6 per cent. Despite the increasing threats, only 31 per cent of the regional organizations were concerned about detection and response to attacks.
A survey conducted among the attendees of the conference suggested the following
- 62% of the companies stated that they were willing to utilize Artificial Intelligence (AI) for securing their organizations, which showed willingness in deploying new technologies
- 81% of the organizations preferred having their security operations on premise
- 32% of the companies are unaware of how long intrusions are able to remain undetected
Furthermore, constant innovations and new economic opportunities emanating in Dubai, UAE, is expected to increase AI adoption in the country, which will contribute to around Dh 352 billion contribute (USD $96 billion) UAE’s economy by 2030. This is also expected to increase the demand for cyber security in the region.
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Dubai to Focus on Seamless Transactions
Seamless is Middle East’s biggest and important event that provides an exhibition platform for payments, Fintech, e-Commerce and retail. This year’s event oversaw discussions major topics such as Fintech, Blockchain, AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Innovations. The event also provided a platform for tech companies to display their latest technologies that could facilitate and ease the process of online payments.
The 19th edition of the Seamless Middle East took place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 15th April to 16th April 2018 under the patronage of Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior. The event was sponsored by Dubai Airport Free zone (DAFZA) and Wasl Asset Management Group aiming to make Dubai the most attractive and ideal e-Commerce destination. More than 350 international and regional companies participated in the event along with 10,000 industry professionals and tech enthusiasts. Several thought provoking dialogues and keynotes were exchanged throughout the event that helped the attendees to think beyond the obvious and prepare for the future.
Seamless Middle East – Event Highlights
The two day event was packed with a tight schedule. Conferences, Demos, exhibitions and visitor attractions on latest trends in e-Commerce, Fintech, Blockchain, AI Innovations and retail were organized in the event. Networking opportunities and award functions were also held. More than 300 speakers delivered thought provoking keynotes in the conference. Some of the major highlights of the events are listed below
The seamless Middle East provided “free to attend” conferences under “demos” that provided visitors unparalleled peer-to-peer learning opportunity. Some of the topics that were covered in demos are listed below.
- Digital Payments
- Migrating from EMV to Dual Interface
- Customer Conversion
- Digital Marketing
- Logistics & Fulfilment
- Building online Trust
The visitor attractions provided a platform to learn through interactive launches, showcases and interviews, located within the exhibition floor.
e-Commerce University – A one day programme devoted to helping entrepreneurs build, launch and grow a profitable e-Commerce business.
Fintech Showcase – A showcase of international and regional Fintech companies.
Launch Pad – A showcase of genuine innovation in latest products and services never before seen in the Middle East.
Start-Up Zone – Success stories of innovative e-Commerce companies over the past 12 months.
Pitch-offs – An opportunity for e-Commerce start-ups to pitch their products / services supported by Venture Capital funding of USD $500,000 for the top 5 – 10 ideas.
Several initiatives were taken by Seamless to accelerate the networking and business connections of the attendees.
Peer–2-Peer Roundtables – Interactive round table sessions
VIP Buyer Program – Networking with VIP delegates with with purchasing power of millions of dollar.
Connect with Jujama – Networking application for Seamless Middle East attendees.
Seamless Middle East – Exhibitors Highlights
Several major international and regional companies exhibited their products and services in the event. Among the 350 companies that participated in the event, 4 start-up companies were highlighted in the event for the most innovative solutions provided by them for the past 12 months. These “Industry Disrupting Start-Ups” are listed below:
Dave A.I – An innovative technology that reinvented the buying experience for customers in offline retail using state of the art Artificial Intelligence.
Akyasi – A new and unique mobile application which aims to facilitate a seamless and hassle-free experience for its users
Tinyclues – A leading AI-first Marketing Campaign Intelligence solution enabling
companies to generate additional revenue through intelligent campaign targeting and planning.
Snash – A mobile application that helps fast moving consumer good (FMCG) brands to access the basket size & identify consumer-purchasing habits.
Investment Opportunities in Dubai’s e-Commerce Sector
The Middle East region is witnessing a rapid growth in the e-Commerce sector, with UAE claiming 15th positing on the Euromonitor International’s Digital Consumer Index 2017.
UAE also ranks 1st in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) on digital consumer spending. According to the reports published by Dubai Chambers, e-Commerce will be a megatrend for businesses in the UAE in next few years.
The UAE’s e-Commerce sector is expected to be valued at Dh 36.7 billion by 2018 at a growth rate of 10 per cent annually. Dubai contributes around 40 per cent of the total value of e-Commerce sector in UAE.
With e-Commerce sector valued at Dh 10 billion, Dubai provides excellent opportunities for investment in the sector. Furthermore, the establishment of Fintech based companies in Dubai, the increasing demand for blockchain technologies, introduction of emPay (emcredit system for online cashless transactions) and the incentives / subsidiaries provided by the government for technology based companies provide an ideal platform for investment in e-Commerce sector in Dubai.
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Dubai to become a Global Innovation Hub – Innovation Arabia
Innovation Arabia 11 was held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai on March 11-13, 2018. The conference was hosted at Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre and aimed to stress on innovation as a key factor to sustainable development in the Arab World.
Recently concluded, Innovation Arabia 2018 gained positive response from regional and international participants and served as a unique platform to spread the culture of innovation, creativity, excellence and scientific research, all of which are considered the essential pillars of building integrated knowledge-based economy in the Arab World.
Innovation Arabia 2018 – Key Highlights
The Innovation Arabia theme for 2018 was ‘Innovate, Disrupt and Transform’ focusing on exploring new opportunities for achieving a better future and establishing an integrated economy based on knowledge, excellence and innovation. The conference brought together prominent speakers from different parts of the world to interact with each other and share their contributions toward fostering innovative capabilities and research skills. The eleventh edition of Innovation Arabia hosted four parallel tracks under its auspices as follows:
- Business and Quality Management
- Islamic Banking and Finance
- Smart Learning
- Health and Environment
Dubai Strategy – To Become a Global Innovation Hub
The event provided invaluable educational experience and an opportunity to review lectures and scientific abstracts highlighting effective solutions that support the aspirations of the Arab World to build sustainable communities. The work of the conference is in line with the visionary framework of the Dubai Plan 2021 which relies on innovation as being the main driver of a sustainable, dynamic and competitive economy.
In fact, the Emirate aims ‘to become the most innovative and creative city in the world’. To meet this objective, Dubai’s government introduced 10 major pillars which include inspiring leadership with innovative vision, proactive private sector, innovative and integrated government, qualified and informed citizens, an environment that promotes creativity and teamwork, risk assessment and management, resources management and international network.
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Middle East Business and IT Summit Consolidates UAE’s Attractiveness to Global Investors
The Middle East Business and IT Resilience Summit, organized by the Continuity and Resilience (CORE) concluded on 11th March 2018 in Dubai, (UAE). The 7th edition of this conference aimed to bring in Dubai the world class and best practices in business and IT resilience.
Presentations and discussions covered proactive solutions to manage all stages of the Business Continuity Mamangement (BCM) implementation lifecycle including Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery, Crisis Management and Emergency Response, Safety, Information Security and Security.
In 2015, the United Arabs Emirates launched the UAE BCM Standard AE/SCNS/NCEMA 7000:2015 to ensure organizations in both public and private sectors are more resilient and and confident to handle data disruption. The work of this year’s Middle East Business and IT Resilience Summit capitalized on this achievement which directly supports UAE and Dubai’s vision to become a global investment powerhouse in the years to come.
Business & IT Resilience Summit 2018- Key Highlights
The summit featured expert insights and workshops geared toward the criticality and strategic value of BCM and IT Resilience as a revenue-generator that can help to enhance confidence, brand value, market share and protect organization reputation and assets.
Participants from UAE and Middle East had the unique opportunity to hear from global experts and to learn about the best practices for securing data and becoming digitally resilient. Some of the key topics discussed during the event included:
- Implementing BCM and IT Disaster Recovery
- BCM Integration with EHS, Crisis Management and Emergency Response
- Business Continuity Managers’ Action Plan to face a Cyber Attack
- System based on ISO 22301 & ISO-31000
- Emphasis on risk management system for organizations
- BCI Crisis and Incident Management
UAE & Dubai – A promising potential for FDI’s
As one of the most diversified and developed economy in the region, UAE will continue to hold prominent placement amongst international investors. UAE’s incredible positioning amongst global investors also results from its political stability, higher transparency, a growing demography and a very cosmopolitan society, where nationals from over 200 countries live together.
The UAE is well on the way to attract more than $70 billion (Dh257 billion) in industrial investments by 2025. With many positive investment programmes underway UAE is firmly on course to be the best performers in the Middle East over the next five years, thanks to its vibrant economy, ever expanding population base (9.5 Million – 2018) and influx of tourists that drives various sectors of the economy.
In 2018, it is expected that the process of diversification will be consolidated. Investments are expected to mobilize in key sectors and industries including sustainable energy, real estate & construction, healthcare, education, tourism (medical tourism) and manufacturing.
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