digital transformation

  • A new 5G experience launches in Singapore

    Ericsson, Singtel and Singapore Polytechnic (SP) have partnered on Singapore’s first live 5G facility. Aimed at developing the 5G ecosystem in the country and driving 5G solutions for enterprises, the 5G Garage utilizes Singtel’s 3.5 GHz trial 5G network at Ayer Rajah. The 5G Garage is the first partnership of its kind between enterprise, industry and higher education in Singapore.

  • Accenture’s Xavier Anglada on harnessing digital disruption

    The digital revolution has exposed abundant value opportunities for companies to raise efficiency and develop new kinds of products, services, and business models. Accenture is the engine to help transform businesses and leverage the new technologies that are disrupting the industry as we know it. Only by building strong innovation capabilities, can companies successfully make the wise pivot and manage disruption. Xavier Anglada is the Strategy & Consulting lead for Accenture in the MENA region, and is leading his team in harnessing the power of innovation and disruption in the digital era. Smart Cities World Forums sat down with Anglada to explore how disruption is playing out in the Middle East, and how companies can leverage new digital technologies to power through their digital transformation journey.

  • AI expected to boost UAE GDP by $96bn

    Rapid adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions will increase the UAE's GDP by USD 96 billion by 2030, enabling organizations to better meet and predict customer and citizen trends and drive digital business innovation.

  • Amadeus and Seera Group revolutionize MENA tourism sector

    Amadeus  and Seera Group, the Middle East region’s leading provider of travel and tourism services, have strengthened their partnership to drive technology innovation in the region’s tourism sector.

  • Asite releases report on advancing digital adoption within construction industry 

    Asite has launched a new research report examining how the construction industry can optimize its approach to digital engineering.

  • AWS expands global footprint with new ME infrastructure

    Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced the opening of the AWS Middle East (Bahrain) Region. With this launch, AWS now spans 69 Availability Zones within 22 geographic regions around the world, and has announced plans for nine more Availability Zones across three more AWS Regions in Indonesia, Italy, and South Africa.

  • Brazil issues public invitation to pilot IoT projects

    The Brazilian government is continuing to aggressively pursue its ambitions to digitize the country after announcing a new initiative aimed at discovering and subsequently integrating new Internet of Things solutions into its cities.

  • Brazilian operator expands edge cloud capability with Nokia AirFrame

    TIM Brazil has selected Nokia AirFrame servers featuring new, 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors to virtualize its datacenters by the end of 2021.

  • Chinese vendor launches first IoT incubator in the Middle East

    Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, announced the launch of the Middle East's first Multitenant Internet of Things (IoT) Hosting Center in order to incubate the local digital ecosystem and accelerate IoT business development in the region.

  • CIO of Moscow talks 5G and digital transformation

    In the era of digital transformation, Moscow appears to be among the leading cities that are rapidly evolving into smart nations. In a discussion with Smart Cities World Forums, the head of the Department of Information Technologies of Moscow, Eduard Lysenko, delved into the city’s digitalization journey which encompassed an update on Moscow’s 5G journey and the progress achieved thus far in terms of launching of e-services.

  • Claude Schuck on the four pillars of digital transformation

    Veeam is a company that develops backup, disaster recovery and intelligent data management software for a variety of infrastructures, namely multi-cloud. The company entered the market back in 2006 and has since then become a key player in the industry for its work in helping enterprises move towards the Cloud.

  • Data center spend for smart cities in MENA to exceed $5bn by 2020

    As the Middle East accelerates its digital transformation and Smart Cities growth, regional data center spend will reach a record-high of USD 5 billion by 2020, industry experts announced today ahead of GITEX Technology Week.

  • Demand, budget pressures pushing GCC to transform

    Budget pressures and customer/citizen demands are driving GCC nations to embrace digital transformation, according to Deloitte's 2017 National Transformation in the Middle East report. Digital transformation is playing a fundamental role in shaping the way governments across the world are adapting to new opportunities and challenges, and the GCC is no exception.

  • Etisalat and Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions collaborate on digitization of government services

    Etisalat signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) to boost their collaboration in the digital transformation of government services in Abu Dhabi. 

  • EVOTEQ’s Sultan Salim Al Owais talks data centers and UAE digital transformation

    As rapid urbanization gains ground across the world, smart city development has become absolutely essential to urban planning in the digital era.

  • GCC country unveils the details of its digital transformation project

    Bahrain's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, along with Batelco and Avaya, has transformed the ministry's communications and collaboration capabilities, with a strategic ICT implementation to connect all ministry employees around the world. The ministry worked closely with Avaya to transform its citizen services by integrating and digitalizing its communications and collaboration capabilities through a two-phased project.

  • German delegation visit China in mission to become a ‘smart city’

    A German delegation is travelling to the headquarters of telecommunications vendor Huawei in Shenzhen, China - in an effort to become a fully-fledged smart city.

  • How is agriculture being transformed in the digital age?

    E-Agriculture is an up and coming area in the digital age which could affect farmers, businesses, economies, regulators and operators. This is an exciting time for traditional industries like agriculture, to leverage the benefits posed by emerging tech.

  • HPE signs strategic MoU with Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA), to accelerate the Abu Dhabi government's digital transformation efforts.

  • Huawei ‘Innovation Day’ to explore the future of digital transformation in the GCC region

    The leading global ICT solution provider Huawei is hosting its second annual Innovation Day, with the theme "Exploration, Lights the Way Forward". Scheduled to take place on the first day of GITEX 2017 at Sheikh Maktoum Hall, DWTC, "Huawei ME Innovation Day" will explore the role of ICT innovations in driving digital transformation and building sustainable knowledge-based economies in the Middle East.