Archive

Year: 2016

  • Abstract Digest Middle East #26

    December 15, 2016

    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. UAE tops knowledge index in education, tech, research Amazon to open Dubai office on Jan 1 Rev up your robots, $5m contest is up in Abu Dhabi Qatar’s largest mall opens in Doha Oman...

  • Abstract Digest Middle East #25

    November 17, 2016

    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. 'Gamification,' 'Personal Virtual Assistant,' and 'The Local Programer' are among the new initiatives that the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has developed UAE becomes first country to join World Green Economy Organisation With...

  • Diabetes PR Pitfalls to Avoid and Tips for Better Diabetes Communications

    November 17, 2016

      Media and PR alarm about diabetes weakens advocacy and awareness The month of November is recognized as Diabetes Awareness month, and today, November 14th, has been named World Diabetes Day by the International Federation for Diabetes and the WHO. Public health authorities, non-profits, communications professionals and journalists use this time and the weeks leading up to it to organize, focus, and amplify messages about the state of diabetes, prevention and the efforts being made...

  • Abstract Digest Middle East #24

    November 10, 2016

    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. HH Sheikh Hamdan tops Instagram who to follow list in the UAE Saudi Arabia Invests $29 Billion in IT Dubai litter drones to hunt firms dumping waste Dubai to Abu Dhabi Hyperloop –will cost...

  • A Greater Calling:Appealing to Emotion

    November 10, 2016

    With the new John Lewis advert released today, the trade press went haywire analyzing and dissecting the production that this year featured a cute, eager and rather jealous boxer dog. So what makes these adverts so popular? Popular enough for us (including me) to sit back and reflect on them?  I think it has to do with the fact that we are all capable of some emotion, some more than others. For the most, at...

  • No to 170 years

    November 3, 2016

    The gender pay gap has attracted more mainstream media attention this year than ever before, boosted by high profile actors who have brought it to public attention. It is sometimes easy to forget that back in 2002, the six cast members of Friends won an unprecedented victory in calling for equal pay for all six actors – regardless of gender or experience. Together they stood, and divided they would have fallen. The solidarity they showed...

  • Abstract Digest Middle East #23

    October 31, 2016

    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. Mohammed Bin Rashid Award for Tolerance launched the “Tolerance Sign” announcing Dubai as the capital of the world for tolerance. Dubai Chamber opens first trade office in China. Dubai’s Dh12.5bn tunnel project likely to...

  • Abstract Digest Middle East #22

    October 20, 2016

    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. Dubai Water Canal all set to make a splash next month Dubai Cares part of Dh73 million investment into education for displaced children Etisalat to launch e-SIM within six months Oman to introduce a...

  • Abstract Digest Middle East #21

    October 6, 2016

    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 Arabia tests rail link from Riyadh to border Dubai Water Canal nears completion Dubai starts work on Middle East's largest rooftop solar project Dubai to use blockchain technology for all government documents by...

  • Pokémon GO: AR bringing us back into the real world

    August 4, 2016

      Love it or hate it, Pokémon GO is here and it doesn’t look like it’s going away any time soon. For those of you who have been living under a rock, or too far away from a Poke-Stop to care, here’s how it works: Users create a personalised avatar in the app. Then, via GPS, they navigate their local surroundings looking for Pokémon to catch. Along the way, they can collect valuable supplies from...