The Smart Dubai Office (SDO) announced the launch of its city-wide effort to implement blockchain technology in city services on March 14, and also announced its strategic partnerships for the project: US tech giant IBM and blockchain experts ConsenSys. Mr. Wesam Lootah, CEO of Smart Dubai Government, told Telecom Review cyber security regarding the technology is a "top priority".
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IMF (International Monetary Fund) Managing Director, Christine Lagarde has praised the UAE for leading other Gulf countries in its preparations to implement taxation that will be effective from January 1st, 2018. The IMF chief was speaking at the World Government Summit in Dubai, and told residents in the Gulf region that they must 'get used' to taxation in order to continue the investment in large-scale public infrastructure projects.
"Despite all the problems, Lebanon still has quite a lot of unshakeable assets," said His Excellency Sami Nmeir, Consul General of Lebanon in Dubai, speaking at the Lebanese Diaspora Summit hosted by UK Lebanon Tech Hub on March 12. The Summit gathered significant Lebanese figures in the technology and financial sectors to discuss "releasing Lebanese potential" by encouraging and supporting tech startups.
His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed has stated that he believes the key to the nation's sustainability is that the citizens of the UAE must stick to their values and ethics following an address he gave at the World Government Summit in Dubai. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior declared that the UAE's sustainability originates from a blend of its religion, culture, heritage and history which he says were reinforced by the late founding father Sheikh Zayed.
In line with Mobile World Congress 2017, Lebanese Minister of Telecommunications, Jammal Jarrah had a gathering with the Lebanese ICT Diaspora to give updates about the Lebanese Telecom sector, which was held on Wednesday March 1st, 2017 at MWC in Press Conference Room One in Media Village.
Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has declared that the future is key in order to revive Arab civilization. Sheikh Mohammed made the remarks at his address to leaders at the World Government Summit.
Over the last thirty years, Qualcomm have driven advancements in mobile technology that changed everything about the phone. Using their innovative solutions, they have been at the forefront of 3G and 4G technologies which have ultimately enabled us all to be able to put a smartphone in our pockets. At CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf delivered his keynote speech in which he outlined how the company was leading the world to 5G - a world described as a technological revolution that will have a dramatic impact on our lives. So, what exactly can we expect from 5G?
At a recent press conference in Dubai hosted by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, the key word #GenMobile was introduced by Arubaâ€™s Middle East and Turkey Regional Director, Mr. Ammar Enaya. The term refers to employees defined by their preference for mobility both in terms of the devices they use and their approach to work. Aruba, which prides itself on providing smarter networks that are insightful and predictable to accelerate the transition to smart buildings, held the press conference to extend its expertise in preparing IT firms and telcos for the future of enterprise mobility.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared during a video address made to leaders at the World Government Summit in Dubai that diversity is the key pillar for growth and critical in order to create new ideas and foster innovation. Mr. Abe was officially represented at the summit by Japan's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Kentaro Sonoura.
Telecom Review continued its dedication and commitment to the ICT industry and exceeded all expectations by hosting the best and largest high level executive ICT gathering at the Telecom Review Summit Excellence Awards ceremony. These awards recognize industry leaders for their efficiency and hard work in 2016, and are a special way for Telecom Review to help celebrate the winner's success.