Emerging Technologies

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Consolidating trust in the digital age

    The global telecom industry is currently experiencing a new age in connectivity, with the impending introduction of the world’s fastest next-generation network, 5G. There is no doubt that this industry will experience yet another era of unprecedented opportunities and innovation.

  • Consortium for AI research launched to combat current and future pandemics

    Microsoft Corporation and C3.ai, a company which specializes in artificial intelligence (AI), have partnered with six US-based universities to form a research consortium in an effort to speed up the digital transformation of governments, societies and businesses.

  • Cybersecurity in the age of automation

    Digitalization has seeped its way into all areas of society in the postmodern world, namely in the developed world, be it politics or economics; it has changed our lives for the better in the ways that we interact with one another and go about our daily lives. While it has simplified a number of processes and enabled businesses to become more efficient, it has brought about a great deal of vulnerabilities that were not previously accounted for to organizations that use these new emerging technologies.

  • Dubai Chamber ensures business continuity with integrated smart services

    Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber) highlighted the readiness of its array of seamless smart services which are available to the business community to conduct their work easily and efficiently.

  • Dubai leverages emerging tech to battle pandemic

    The UAE is a world-renowned leader in adopting smart city technologies and since the novel coronavirus struck the entire world, there has been no better time than now to leverage the opportunities that emerging technologies brings into our lives.

  • Huawei launches free online lectures on emerging tech applications for healthcare

    With the private sector supporting UAE’s government remote learning initiatives during the closure of universities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic period, Huawei is providing the means for education to continue by delivering free online lectures that will be available for all students.

  • Huawei powers AI technology in Singapore with opening of ground-breaking AI lab

    Huawei launches Singapore’s first 5G-powered Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab equipped with AI, 5G and Cloud technology, at Changi Business Park. The lab boasts facilities that offer extensive 5G support, from Proof of Concepts (POCs) to free trials, with a 5G test-bed and Huawei’s Cloud platform. It also supports AI enablement through offline AI developer kits, as well as Huawei’s ModelArts AI Platform, to support AI R&D efforts.

  • Huawei unveils series of emerging tech enterprise offerings

    Huawei has recently unveiled several all-new products and initiatives ideally suited to help enterprises step into the fully digital era, covering areas like storage systems, Wi-Fi 6, artificial intelligence (AI) and data center performance.

  • Microsoft launches ‘AI Centre of Excellence’ at ADIPEC 2019

    Microsoft has announced that it will open an AI Centre of Excellence for Energy in the United Arab Emirates – a global first for the company – to empower organisations in the industry in accelerating digital transformation, equipping the workforce with AI skills, as well as collaborating on coalitions to address sustainability and safety challenges.

  • Middle East HVAC industry experts meet in Dubai to further sustainability goals

    Over 300 professionals from the Middle East’s HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) industry gathered in Dubai to plan out the sector’s path to sustainability with global experts outlining how technological disruption can aid the region’s energy and water conservation drive.

  • Mission Critical Technologies Africa 2019 to establish smart and safe city deployments

    Co-located with AfricaCom, (12-14 November 2019), Mission Critical Technologies Africa is a dedicated conference stream that targets those involved in critical communications, and command control sectors of working cities. 

  • Moscow holds two-way holographic telebridge using 5G network

    In Moscow, MTS and Huawei have demonstrated the first two-way intercity holographic telebridge using 5G technology.

  • National Express strengthens cloud strategy with new deal

    UK public transport provider, National Express, has decided to make their IT system cloud-based with IBM Cloud.

  • Nokia helps fuel Industry 4.0 in Saudi Arabia

    Since its inception in Saudi Arabia in 2001, Nokia, the leading global telco, has been supporting operators throughout the Kingdom to enhance their network performance and unique offerings such as data, voice and video applications.

  • The UAE: an abundance of smart cities

    We are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, the most advanced revolution of all time which has been driven by the creation and adoption of emerging technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as Augmented/Virtual reality (AR/VR), among others.

  • What will Smart Cities mean for Telecom Operators?

    With the prevalence of smart cities and digital transformation seeping their way into the industry and our lives, the role of telecom operators is becoming more crucial than ever before.