‫قادة الطيران من أكثر من 130 دولة يشاركون في المؤتمر العالمي لإدارة حركة الطيران 2017

مدريد، 14 آذار/مارس، 2017 / بي آر نيوزواير / — اختتم المؤتمر العالمي لإدارة حركة الطيران السنوي الخامس World ATM Congress، أعماله يوم الخميس، 9 آذار/مارس. وبصفته أكبر معرض عالمي لإدارة حركة الطيران، استقطب هذا المؤتمر حضورا رقما قياسيا بلغ 7,757 من الذين تسجلوا لحضور المؤتمر و230 عارضا من 131 دولة. وافتتح إينييغو دي لا […]

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‫فراغرانس دوبوا تقدم التعبير الأكبر للنقاء بعطرها “عود إنتنس”

باريس، 13 آذار/مارس، 2017 / بي آر نيوزواير / — ليس سرا أنه في صلب جميع منتجات شركة العطور فراغرنس دوبوا، هنالك مكون العود العطري الرئيسي – المضمون بكونه نقيا، عضويا ويتمتع بالاستدامة. وكشفت دار العطور الفرنسية الراقية مؤخرا عن أحدث إضافاتها إلى طائفة منتجاتها الراقية، بإطلاقها عود إنتنس —  التعبير الخالص والجريء للعود بأبهى […]

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Aviation Leaders From Over 130 Countries Participate in World ATM Congress 2017

MADRID, March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The fifth annual World ATM Congress concluded Thursday, 9 March. As the world’s largest air traffic management (ATM) exhibition, the Congress attracted a record-breaking 7,757 registrants and 230 exhibitors from 131 countries. Íñigo de la Serna Hernáiz, Spain’s Minister of Public Works and Transport, opened the three-day Congress and the […]

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Gemalto and IER create the complete self-service airport experience for travellers

Gemalto and IER Fly to Gate provides secure biometric authentication from check-in to boarding A combination of hardware and software automates document and ID verification processes for airports and airlines Compliant to government requirements including biometrics, it provides stringent security for immigration Amsterdam, Mar. 14, 2017 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in […]

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Smart Dubai kicks off first ever city-wide implementation of Blockchain

DUBAI, — The Smart Dubai Office, SDO, announced on Tuesday the kick off of the first city-wide effort to implement blockchain technology in city services with the objective of transforming and enhancing city experiences, in collaboration with IBM (NYSE: IBM) as its Blockchain Lead Strategic Partner, and Consensys as Blockchain City Advisor.

This effort is a key execution of the Dubai Blockchain Strategy 2020 announced in October 2016 by the Dubai Future Foundation and the Smart Dubai Office and is the first of its kind in the world.

“Today’s announcement marks an important step forward in our commitment to delivering Dubai’s Blockchain Strategy announced late last year by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. We are working towards our goal of making Dubai the first blockchain-powered government in the world by 2020. Collaborating with IBM and Consensys will help expedite this process, attaining Smart Dubai’s overall vision of making every-day experiences more safe, seamless, efficient and impactful for all residents and visitors of the city,” said Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director-General, Smart Dubai Office.

“This effort will position Dubai as the pre-eminent Blockchain powered Government. Smart Dubai looks forward to work closely over the coming months with all Government entities to Identify and prioritize the services and user experiences that would yield the most impact from the application of blockchain technology. This collaborative effort is crucial to ensuring that the city as a whole is moving in the same direction, taking advantage of synergies, and avoiding duplication of efforts and costs,” said Wesam Lootah, CEO of Smart Dubai Government Establishment.

“After a competitive and rigorous process, Smart Dubai has selected IBM as the Blockchain Lead Strategic Partner and Consensys as the Blockchain City Advisor for this effort as they have demonstrated deep technical expertise in blockchain, showcasing a strong commitment to support the development of the technology towards interoperability, a direction Dubai intends to pave the way for globally,” he added.

“IBM believes that blockchain will do for transactions what the internet did for information,” said Takreem El-Tohamy, General Manager, IBM Middle East & Africa.

“Dubai is at the forefront of adopting this transformative technology and our collaboration today demonstrates the government’s confidence that blockchain solutions will transform government service delivery. IBM will work closely with Dubai government agencies to create cross-entity blockchain services based on a shared secured ledger that establishes accountability and transparency while streamlining business processes.” he added.

“Once again Dubai has demonstrated its fast forward, yet prudent, approach to defining and delivering services on the blockchain. In analysing, selecting and offering government services on interoperable blockchains, Smart Dubai will dramatically reduce wasted time, effort and resources, and accelerate commerce locally by greatly reducing friction at the interface of business and government and in citizen services and will therefore serve as a model for the world’s civic governance. ConsenSys is honored to serve as Blockchain City Advisor alongside IBM in their role as Lead Strategic Partner to put government services in Dubai on a more fluid, effective and transparent blockchain foundation.” Said Joseph Lubin, CEO & Founder, ConsenSys

Source: Emirates News Agency

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Smart Dubai kicks off first ever city-wide implementation of Blockchain

DUBAI, — The Smart Dubai Office, SDO, announced on Tuesday the kick off of the first city-wide effort to implement blockchain technology in city services with the objective of transforming and enhancing city experiences, in collaboration with IBM (NYSE: IBM) as its Blockchain Lead Strategic Partner, and Consensys as Blockchain City Advisor.

This effort is a key execution of the Dubai Blockchain Strategy 2020 announced in October 2016 by the Dubai Future Foundation and the Smart Dubai Office and is the first of its kind in the world.

“Today’s announcement marks an important step forward in our commitment to delivering Dubai’s Blockchain Strategy announced late last year by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. We are working towards our goal of making Dubai the first blockchain-powered government in the world by 2020. Collaborating with IBM and Consensys will help expedite this process, attaining Smart Dubai’s overall vision of making every-day experiences more safe, seamless, efficient and impactful for all residents and visitors of the city,” said Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director-General, Smart Dubai Office.

“This effort will position Dubai as the pre-eminent Blockchain powered Government. Smart Dubai looks forward to work closely over the coming months with all Government entities to Identify and prioritize the services and user experiences that would yield the most impact from the application of blockchain technology. This collaborative effort is crucial to ensuring that the city as a whole is moving in the same direction, taking advantage of synergies, and avoiding duplication of efforts and costs,” said Wesam Lootah, CEO of Smart Dubai Government Establishment.

“After a competitive and rigorous process, Smart Dubai has selected IBM as the Blockchain Lead Strategic Partner and Consensys as the Blockchain City Advisor for this effort as they have demonstrated deep technical expertise in blockchain, showcasing a strong commitment to support the development of the technology towards interoperability, a direction Dubai intends to pave the way for globally,” he added.

“IBM believes that blockchain will do for transactions what the internet did for information,” said Takreem El-Tohamy, General Manager, IBM Middle East & Africa.

“Dubai is at the forefront of adopting this transformative technology and our collaboration today demonstrates the government’s confidence that blockchain solutions will transform government service delivery. IBM will work closely with Dubai government agencies to create cross-entity blockchain services based on a shared secured ledger that establishes accountability and transparency while streamlining business processes.” he added.

“Once again Dubai has demonstrated its fast forward, yet prudent, approach to defining and delivering services on the blockchain. In analysing, selecting and offering government services on interoperable blockchains, Smart Dubai will dramatically reduce wasted time, effort and resources, and accelerate commerce locally by greatly reducing friction at the interface of business and government and in citizen services and will therefore serve as a model for the world’s civic governance. ConsenSys is honored to serve as Blockchain City Advisor alongside IBM in their role as Lead Strategic Partner to put government services in Dubai on a more fluid, effective and transparent blockchain foundation.” Said Joseph Lubin, CEO & Founder, ConsenSys

Source: Emirates News Agency

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Dubai Future Academy launches ‘Future Design’ Program

DUBAI, — The Dubai Future Academy has concluded its Future Design executive education program, which seeks to train executives from both the public and private sectors and prepare them to adapt to the technologies of the future, such as robotics, artificial intelligence, Blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

The program was organised in partnership with THNK Creative School of Leadership and Innovation in affiliation with Stanford University. It aims to raise awareness around global future trends in key sectors such as renewable energy, water, transportation, education, health, technology, and space. These sectors coincide with the pillars of the National Strategy for Innovation, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to position the UAE as one of the world’s most innovative countries.

The program attracted a high-profile group of executives from government institutions and major private companies, along with a group of executives from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), the Ministry of Health and Prevention, and Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Maha Khamis Al Mezaina, Project Manager at Dubai Future Foundation, said: “The Dubai Future Academy’s programs embody the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who has called for leaders to hone their skills and be prepared for the challenges of the future. This program is conducted by international experts and aims to train leaders from government institutions and private companies and prepare them for the challenges of tomorrow.”

The program included a session that explored the main catalysts of technological development, conducted by John Henry Clippinger of ID3 (ID Cubed), as well as a session around AI and robotics, where participants discussed robots’ ability to outperform humans.

Participants also noted the gradual shift in the IoT platform from seemingly unrelated technologies into integrated Internet-based solutions that public and private institutions can benefit from. Moreover, they discussed the increasing digitization of our personal and professional lives, and the effects of big data on business models, as well as digital transaction platforms (Blockchain) � a symbol of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

On another note, participants explored virtual, augmented, and mixed realities (VR, AR, and MR), noted the differences between them, and studied ways to benefit from these technologies in creating future services and products. They additionally looked into the effects of big data and cutting-edge digital technologies on education.

The intensive executive learning program was conducted by prominent experts and academics from the world’s most prestigious universities, including John Henry Clippinger, Research Scientist at the Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Founder of the Law Laboratory at Harvard University, and Executive Director of the ID3 (ID Cubed) Foundation, a non-profit organization founded to develop legal frameworks for data-dependent services.

Also conducting the program was Mattia Crespi, Virtual Reality Specialist, Futurist, Technology Expert, Speaker, and Entrepreneur; David Hanson, Founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics, which is currently focusing on producing androids; and Euro Beinat, Computer Scientist, Economics Expert, and Data Science Professor at the University of Salzburg in Austria, who conducted a session on emerging technologies � including IoT.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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