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Women in tech: Orla Mc Carthy, director of Professional Services – META at Cloudera

Female leaders, play a pivotal role in attracting and retaining female talent

Autodesk

Autodesk cuts about 250 jobs, joining flurry of tech layoffs

The cuts amount to less than 2 per cent of the company’s global workforce

Microsoft continues to commit heavily to education and skilling initiatives.

Power Letters 2023: Naim Yazbeck, general manager, Microsoft UAE

Microsoft continues to commit heavily to education and skilling initiatives

Abu Dhabi to deploy laser-based technology to measure vehicle emissions

Abu Dhabi to deploy laser-based technology to measure vehicle emissions

The three-week study will detect and quantify emissions from moving vehicles in real time at six locations in Abu Dhabi

Kraken

Crypto exchange Kraken shuts Abu Dhabi office, lays off 8 employees

The exchange has suspended support for transactions in the UAE’s currency, but clients in the region will still be able to use other products and services

Chainalysis

GIC-backed Chainalysis cuts jobs in latest crypto layoffs

The spokesperson said the cuts are part of a wider reorganisation

Pinterest

Pinterest joins tech giants in layoffs, slashes 150 jobs 

The company had about 4,000 employees as of the end of the third quarter

MoHAP

UAE’s MoHAP launches 3D digital metaverse assessment service

The service integrates the real, virtual and digital worlds, enhancing the delivery of both government and private healthcare services

Bitcoin

Bitcoin jumps to highest since August in post-Fed crypto rally

The largest token rose as much as 2.4 per cent and was trading at $24,020 in Singapore

UAE

Fringe to forward: Charting fintech’s journey in the UAE 

Initiatives launched by the government to support crypto and metaverse firms have created strong incentives for fintech companies to invest and grow in the country

Obvious

Women in tech: Méliné Eolmezian-Soulie, VP – Marketing and Development at Obvious Technologies

I believe it is easy for a woman to build her way through the industry, considering that there aren’t many women in the tech space

Aster pharmacy Talabat

Aster Pharmacy, talabat UAE announce partnership to deliver prescription medicines

Customers can now upload their prescriptions on talabat and have them delivered to their doorsteps in 90 minutes

UAE's Pure Harvest enters strategic partnership with Saudi's NADEC

Pure Harvest enters strategic partnership with Saudi’s Nadec

The two entities aim to assist in the transition towards greater food security and water conservation in the kingdom and GCC

Data centres and sustainability Kevin Hagen is the VP - Environmental Social & Governance Strategy, Iron Mountain

Clean Energy: The key to economic and environmental resilience

As businesses face both mounting energy costs and pressure to conduct more sustainable operations, renewable energy should take centre stage as we fight to conserve our resources and economies

UAE's digital economy to reach $140bn in 2031: Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy

UAE’s digital economy to reach $140bn in 2031: Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy

The chamber’s plans include attracting 300 digital startups and 100 tech experts to Dubai by 2024

Fintech

Fintech 2023: The year of digital transformation

As we look towards 2023, several key trends are set to redefine the fintech space

Security

Insights: Embedding cyber resilience is key to a security strategy

Being cyber resilient ensures an organisation’s ability to mitigate damage, recover and continue business processes in the face of an adverse cyber event

Sony

Sony unveils two 4K IP-based pan-tilt-zoom cameras

Highlights of the cameras include image quality with automation, flexibility of IP, powerful zoom, remote control, and easy configuration and operation

SAS

How SAS is empowering customers to transform data into intelligence

Data and analytics can help organisations create competitive advantages and drive innovation

HPE

Women in tech: Muna Issa, sales director – High Velocity, UK, Ireland, MEA at HPE

Aspiring women leaders shouldn’t compare their journeys to others and should focus on their strengths and capabilities

HP

Hands-on review: HP Smart Tank 790 printer

The printer is designed to assist small businesses print sustainably and cost effectively

DEWA's virtual employee Rammas

Rammas, DEWA’s virtual employee, addresses 6.8 million enquiries since 2017

Rammas provides information on 200 services and features, which include managing supply, bill payment channels and general tips on sustainability, among others

workplace

Three digital platforms that will define the workplace of 2023

Workforces across the region continue to fine-tune their ambitions, outlooks and expectations

IBM

IBM to cut about 3,900 workers, still hiring in ‘higher growth’ areas

The company’s current headcount is 260,000

Microsoft networking issues take down Outlook and Teams

Customers reported difficulties across multiple regions in accessing Microsoft 365 services, including email and videoconferencing tools

Aramco's venture arm invests $14m in Japanese drone tech firm

Aramco’s venture capital arm invests $14m in Japanese drone tech firm

Terra Drone is the first Asian startup to raise funding from Wa’ed Ventures

Talabat

In pics: Talabat opens new regional HQ in Dubai 

With over 100,000 square feet in space, the headquarters houses almost 2,000 employees

UAE's Edge Group invests $14m in tech company High Lander

UAE’s Edge Group invests $14m in tech company High Lander

Edge aims to utilise High Lander’s Universal UTM solution in autonomous operations management

Saudi Mastercard

Saudi National Bank partners with Mastercard, SEF to transform esports

The three entities will explore and develop innovative financial products and offerings that create added value and enhance gamers’ experience

spotify

Spotify seen cutting staff as soon as this week to cut costs

The music streaming giant has about 9,800 employees, according to its third-quarter earnings report