digital transformation

  • ‘UAE Industry 4.0’ set to put UAE at center of global fourth industrial revolution

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution Programme, known as ‘UAE Industry 4.0,’ recently announced by the UAE’s Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), will help encourage innovations in 4IR technologies, placing the UAE at the heart of the global Fourth Industrial Revolution, according to top officials and industry executives.

  • 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.

  • Abu Dhabi Energy Services backs UAE’s net zero targets with energy-saving tech

    Abu Dhabi Energy Services (ADES), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), has signed agreements with leading government entities, including the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT), Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) and Emirates Schools Establishment (ESE) to identify power and water savings opportunities in their facilities and buildings across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

  • Abu Dhabi Strengthens Blockchain and Virtual Assets Strategy

    Abu Dhabi Strengthens  Blockchain and Virtual Assets Strategy

    In order to discuss strategy for blockchain and virtual assets in alignment with the Emirates’ economic strategy, the Abu Dhabi Blockchain and Virtual Assets Committee (ADBVAC) held its first meeting under the leadership of H.E. Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and chairman of the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA).

  • Abu Dhabi’s digital transformation: Ranks 11th in Global Technology Index

    Building on its efforts to accelerate digital transformation in the emirate, the Department of Government Support – Abu Dhabi (DGS), represented by the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA), has announced that Abu Dhabi has been overall ranked 11th in the Global Technology Index on the World Digital Competitiveness Yearbook 2020.

  • 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.

  • ADDC and Abu Dhabi University to advance innovation in utility sector

    The Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA Group), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi University (ADU) to accelerate technical, societal and environmental solutions in the energy sector through research and development. The cooperation aims to promote ties between both entities through training programs and knowledge exchange.

  • 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.

  • Airlines, Shipping Set to Get Starlink Connectivity

    Airlines, Shipping Set to Get Starlink Connectivity

    The US Federal Communications Commission has authorized Elon Musk's SpaceX to use its Starlink satellite internet network with moving vehicles including ships, airlines and road transporters.

  • AIUT enters new partnership to reinforce digital transformation

    AIUT, one of the largest Poland based European system integrators, has partnered with Emicool, a leading district cooling service provider in the region and a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments, to develop Emivalve and initiate a phased implementation of it, enabling remotely controlled processes, facilitating instant connection and disconnection through an automated centralized software. 

  • 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 Cloud Innovation Center Set to Transform Organizations in Abu Dhabi


    With the goal of driving public and private sector innovation, the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have launched a new AWS Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) in Abu Dhabi.

  • AWS expands global footprint with new ME infrastructure

    Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an 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.

  • Bahrain and KSA Discuss IT and ID Card Cooperation in GCC

    Bahrain and KSA Discuss IT and ID Card Cooperation in GCC

    Bahrain’s Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) held a meeting with the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) and the Secretariat General of the GCC to follow up on directives by the GCC Smart Card Technical Team and discuss cooperation related to Information Technology (IT).

  • Bahrain hub for ICT talent in the GCC, says ITU

    International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in its Report 2020 has ranked Bahrain as the first in the GCC for having advanced computer programming talent in Information and Computer Technology (ICT)sector.

  • 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.