By Doros Hadjizenonos, Regional Director – SADC at Fortinet
- The emirate has attracted from 2015 to 2018 $21.6 billion worth of FDI in high-end technology transfers with the most from the European Union and the U.S. — $5.7 billion and $3.9 billion, respectively
- Annual Investment Meeting (AIM 2019) to highlight strategies and mechanisms for enhancing tech solutions to draw FDIs
Dubai ranked first globally in attracting foreign direct investments (FDIs) for artificial intelligence and robotics; while the UAE ranked sixth in the global Smart Service Index, surpassing the US, UK and South Korea. The Emirate has attracted from 2015 to 2018 $21.6 billion worth of FDI in high-end technology transfers, with the most from the European Union and the U.S. — $5.7 billion and $3.9 billion, respectively.
Customer experience absent at board level, say 70% of Dimension Data’s CX report respondents
Greater focus on customer experience creates growth opportunities for chatbots and robotic process automation, finds Frost & Sullivan
By Sami Abi Esber, President -MDS Gulf, Board Member-Midis Group
While organizations will relook at their structure and job roles to enable successful digital transformation across 2019, other key activity areas will be automation of customer experiences and the supply chain, explains Paul Potgieter, Managing Director – UAE, Dimension Data
Dubai’s and the region’s Smart City & Sustainability aspirations are driving an emphasis on identifying opportunities to embrace innovation. Facilio – a start up headquartered in Atlanta USA, and with operations across Middle East and India, has been steadily creating a reputation for its Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and IoT based approach to facilities management, helping buildings operate better, increasing their energy efficiency and enhancing livability. We spoke to Founder and CEO Prabhu Ramachandran to gain an insight into the company’s approach.
by Brian Pinnock, cyber security specialist at Mimecast
Technology just might be the next biggest thing for UAE. UAE’s Authorities have been keeping an eye for potential new technologies. Technology is already changing and in most cases improving every aspect of life in UAE. His Excellency Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama, the UAE’s Minister of State for AI, has high hopes for a data-driven UAE and said, “Data is the new oil.” Dubai, the largest city of UAE, aims to be the smartest and happiest city by 2020. Technology is being used to upgrade the whole country’s infrastructure and bettering the lives of many.
Strong performance, clear vision and a sharp go-to-market strategy underpin VC’s choice to fund Facilio
Digital transformation set to shift from theory to reality in the next 12 months, claims Dimension Data in the new report focusing on customer experience, cybersecurity, digital and technology futures
By aggressively investing in the education of digital skills, the region is preparing its youth for future employment and technology led economic development, explains Paul Potgieter, Managing Director – UAE, Dimension Data
NetApp helps customers address challenges related to AI adoption through participation at GITEX 2018
Consistently and rapidly developing technologies hold a lion’s share in influencing the growth prospects of almost every industrial sector across the globe. Soring adoption of cognitive computing, cloud computing, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) across a wide range of end-user industries has paved way for leading players in the global market for IBM Watson Services.