Archive

Year: 2015

  • Abstract Digest Middle East #4

    December 23, 2015

    Through the Abstract Digest,  we bring together exciting trends and news highlights from across the region (and beyond), under one roof. With a focus on leadership, technology and innovation, these aggregated news stories aim to give you a curated news experience. Saudi ICT spending to top $35 billion in 2016 The world's largest indoor theme park opens in Dubai early next year Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and the Bill & Melinda Gates...

  • Health, Technology and the Middle East – Where are we now?

    December 22, 2015

    Reaching the right influencers at the right time with the right messages is key to achieving success in the healthcare market. The consensus is that health issues impact a wide range of economic and functional aspects of any economy which go way beyond the traditional view that health means hospitals. The general concern for governments, health authorities and other stakeholders is meeting the continued increasing demand for healthcare services while also reducing costs. Healthcare systems...

  • Abstract Digest Middle East #3

    December 17, 2015

    Through the Abstract Digest,  we bring together exciting trends and news highlights from across the region (and beyond), under one roof. With a focus on leadership, technology and innovation, these aggregated news stories aim to give you a curated news experience. The largest themed gardens in the world located now in Dubai Dubai introduces special law to protect the rights of persons with disabilities Dubai creates the world’s longest painting at a length of 10.85km Women of Saudi Arabia...

  • The Climate Conference Points to a Bright New Energy Future in the GCC

    December 14, 2015

    In scale and importance, the climate agreement forged this week in Paris may be without precedent in the history of global economic and diplomatic relations. It is also about to become the most important policy intervention global energy systems have ever known. But far from being an entirely anti-economic move for the Gulf’s hydrocarbon exporters, there is a widely held view that the region has a window through which it can re-emerge in a new...

  • The Climate Conference Points to a Bright New Energy Future in the GCC

    December 14, 2015

    In scale and importance, the climate agreement forged this week in Paris may be without precedent in the history of global economic and diplomatic relations. It is also about to become the most important policy intervention global energy systems have ever known. But far from being an entirely anti-economic move for the Gulf’s hydrocarbon exporters, there is a widely held view that the region has a window through which it can re-emerge in a new...

  • Abstract Digest Middle East #2

    December 10, 2015

    Through the Abstract Digest,  we bring together exciting trends and news highlights from across the region (and beyond), under one roof. With a focus on leadership, technology and innovation, these aggregated news stories aim to give you a curated news experience. The new tallest building in the world will be a kilometer high in Saudi Arabia UAE receives the highest scores in the 2015 Arab Knowledge Index Expo to help Dubai to grow faster than China by 2020 Apple...

  • Technology in 2016? For Goodness’ Sake…

    December 9, 2015

    The last 12 months have been some of the most exciting in terms of tech innovation. We are in an era of unprecedented tech growth. But it's not all about IPOs, VC deals and unicorns – faintly reminiscent of where the focus was when the dotcom bubble burst. Technology has come to play an almost incomprehensibly large role in all of our lives. The rise of the sharing economy and peer-to-peer services, the internet of...

  • The UAE’s First Ever Innovation Week

    December 2, 2015

    “Innovation is not an option but a necessity” – said His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai as he announced the launch of the nation’s first-ever Innovation Week, that took place last week. The event forms a central pillar of the UAE’s National Innovation Strategy and was a platform designed to celebrate ideas that advance the citizen experience. The week was...

  • Abstract Digest Middle East #1

    November 29, 2015

    Every week, through this page, we will be pulling together exciting trends and news highlights from across the region and beyond, under one roof. With a focus on leadership, technology and innovation, these aggregated news stories aim to give you a curated news experience. Google has just launched 360-degree views of Petra plus other scenic spots in Jordan Play your PlayStation games on your PC More charging stations for Dubai's electric cars Dubai to have more smart...

  • The New Economics of Oil… from the Heart of Oil Country

    November 9, 2015

    By Damian Brandy, Associate Director and Energy Practice Lead, FleishmanHillard UAE November is going to be an important month for the global energy industry. The month is bookended by two interconnected and yet very different events, both of which will have a big effect on the future of global energy. In the UAE, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) – the second largest oil event in the world - will bring together...