Events

Microsoft Open Door- Kuwait

20 February, 2013 

The Convention Center & Royal Suites, Kuwait

Open Door is MSFT's annual technology showcase event - this year at the Open Door Roadshow, we will be highlighting our new version of Office 2013 (Office Home Premium) as well as Windows 8. Other workloads include Public/Private Cloud and Microsoft Business Solutions. 

Featured Topics 

  • Flexible, Secure, Scalable: Windows Azure 
  • Office 2015 
  • Business Intelligence - Harnessing Structured & Unstructured Data via familiar tools and Big Data 
  • Windows 8 Devices & Apps 
  • Your Private Cloud Roadmap 
  • Public Cloud with Office 365

For more information visit:http://www.microsoft.com/gulf/opendoor/kuwait/

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 Cards & Payments Middle East and the Mobile Show Middle East
14-15 May, 2013
DWTC

Cards & Payments
The 14th edition of Cards and Payments Middle East is set to be the largest and most holistic smart card, payments and identification business event yet. The event will include: an exhibition, series of conferences, big visionary keynotes, and a must attend industry awards ceremony. Cards & Payments Middle East is the place where solution providers find new business.

The Mobile Show
The 2nd annual Mobile Show is the Middle East's largest event dedicated to mobile strategy and technology: an exhibition, a series of conferences and a strategic visionary keynote agenda.
The Mobile Show is much more than this. It is where innovation and expertise are showcased, solutions are found and the answers to the big things keeping you and your customers up at night are discovered.

 

 

 Broadband MEA 2013
19-20 March, 2013
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai

Taking place from the 19 - 20 March at The JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, UAE, Broadband MEA 2013 returns for its 5th year and promises to be bigger and better than ever before! With 70 top level speakers from across the region and beyond, Broadband MEA 2013 covers both the fixed and wireless sectors delivering a top quality conference agenda that enables attendees to learn from the best in the business.

 

 
  YogaFest 2013
22-23 February, 2013
DIC amphitheatre


YogaFest is a community event organised at the DIC amphitheatre. Over 1000 yoga enthusiast are expected to take part in the event.
 

 

 Ecommerce
27 January, 2013
Amwaj Rotana, Dubai

The E-Commerce Middle East conference will be attended by leading decision makers from the industry.

Key Benefits of attending:

  • Upgrading your e-business systems by implementing the right website architecture and logistics infrastructure
  • Establishing the right mobile commerce strategy and how to integrate it in your ecommerce and in-store initiatives
  • Analysing Middle Eastern on-line customer behavioural patterns and understanding any barriers at point of sales stage
  • Understanding the dynamics between different selling platforms - group buying websites vs. mobile vs. on-line store and applying multi-channel integration strategies
  • Exploring the latest security software applications and how this can improve your payment security and customer trust
  • Implement the latest SEO, CRM and social media strategies to drive traffic to your on-line selling channels
 

 

 GES (Global Entrepreneurship Summit)
11-12 December, 2012
DWTC

3rd Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) presented by Entrepreneurial Ventures of Arabia (EVA), the Middle East and Africa's Premier Summit and Exhibition for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and SMEs. The event will offer key stakeholders clear insight into the regional new business climate, in a constructive and peer-to-peer setting, whilst providing Entrepreneurs and SMEs access to institutional and private Investors seeking to explore new business alliances.

 

 

 TiE Dubai - Doing Business in Saudi
09 December, 2012
Thurayya Hall, DIC 3

Speakers - Nabee Al Sharfa, Fahad Abdul Kareem

Although economies around the world are facing a major slowdown, Saudi Arabia has remained stable and investors worldwide still view it as an attractive place to do business. TiE Dubai presented two speakers to talk about key reasons to invest and how to do business in Saudi Arabia.

 

 

 Ask DIC
06 December, 2012
Thurayya Hall, DIC 3

DIC facilitated a open forum with representatives from GSO. The interactive session covered aspects of day to day nteractions of Business Partners with GSO.

 

 

 Stars of Business Awards - SME Advisor
5 December, 2012
Yas Viceroy, Abu Dhabi

The SME Advisor Stars of Business Awards will be held on Dec 05, 2012 to encourage regional businesses and best practice.

 

 

 Full Moon Friday
30 November, 2012
DIC Amphitheatre

Full Moon Friday is a part of Yogafest series. This event is held on all Full Moon Fridays in the first and the last quarter of 2012.

 

 

 TiE Dubai
29 November, 2012
DIC, Thuraya Hall

TiE is a not-for-profit organization focused on entrepreneurship and wealth creation.

 

 

Blood Donation Campaign
29 November, 2012
DIC

In Cooperating with Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Center, Canon and Microsoft organised 'blood donation' drive on Thursday 29th November.

 

 

 National Day
29 November, 2012
DIC & DOZ

DIC will celebrate National Day on 29 Nov 12 across the zone

 

 

 Data Center Dynamics
12 November, 2012
Jumeirah Beach Hotel

DatacenterDynamics Converged pulls together the people, processes and technology necessary to execute a world class data centre strategy under one roof. Market developments will shift the focus from one of uptime and resilience to one in which efficiency, agility and business value have become over-arching concerns. With 70% of DCD attendees responsible for the direction, tactical management, and operational implementation of their data centre strategy we are continually evolving our conference programmes to meet growing information needs.

 

 

 Unlimited Power Online
10 Nov, 2012
DKV Auditorium

Join 10 of the biggest Internet Experts in the World for a powerful one day LIVE event where you will learn about all the latest trends on the Internet and more importantly the transition from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0.

 

 

 Speed Networking Event
8 November, 2012
Radisson Blu, DMC

Tecom Speed Business Dating is a networking event for TECOM business partners.

Meeting Format:

  • You will meet a person for three minutes and at the sound of the bell, you will move to the next person
  • A timekeeper will keep the pace going and ensure that you get to meet several people in the allotted time of 90 minutes
 

 

 Excellence Series - Personnel Insurance
6 November, 2012
DIC, Thuraya Hall

DIC Excellence Series is a platform for its community to draw inspiration from renowned business and motivational speakers on topics relating to entrepreneurship, business and other interests. The monthly event will invite business partners across TECOM Investments to hear from experts across different fields, and learn how the implementation of best practices and cutting-edge methodologies can make a telling difference to the corporate bottom-line.

 

 

 TiE Dubai - Dr. Krishna Tanuku
29 October, 2012
DIC, Thuraya Hall

TiE is a not-for-profit organization focused on entrepreneurship and wealth creation.

 

 

 DIC White Paper
17 October, 2012
DWTC

The report - The Role of Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in the Development of the ICT Industry released by Dubai Internet City (DIC) in collaboration with global business research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. The report highlights government-backed initiatives to encourage entrepreneurship, as well as the development of universities offering programmes for entrepreneurs and investors, technology parks, and incubation centres are some of the reasons behind the surge in the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector.

 

 

Gitex
14-18 October, 2012
DWTC

GITEX continually identifies the hottest global IT trends and incubates these into the event either as new sectors or conference programmes. The sectorisation of GITEX has enabled new companies to participate in identified trends as well as giving visitors the opportunity to engage, learn and implement the advances in the industry.

 

 

1360 Innovathon
6 October, 2012
DIC, Thuraya Hall

Attend a local i360hub innov-a-thon event (i360accelerator.eventbrite.com) pitch your idea, form a brainstorming team, and do a final pitch for 3500 AED startup prize.

 

 

TiE Dubai - Business Quiz
3 October, 2012
DIC, Thuraya Hall

TiE is a not-for-profit organization focused on entrepreneurship and wealth creation.

 

 

 Dubai Tech Nights
2 October, 2012
DIC, Thuraya Hall

If you're a technology professional or enthusiast, and live in or around Dubai, join Dubai Tech Nights for presentation, discussions on technology, ways to fuel entrepreneurship and innovations.

 

 

 Middle East Banking Innovation Summit
1-2 October, 2012
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai

Join over 200 senior level professionals including CEOs and CIOs, who are committed to innovation within the banking industry. This event will showcase the most exciting trends and case studies in the region, keeping you up-to-speed on how the banking industry is evolving and how you can take full advantage.

Middle East Banking Innovation Summit is designed to promote the networking, learning and idea sharing that will result in competitive offerings, improved customer engagement and reduced costs.

 

 

 Making Contracts Count
25 September, 2012
10:00-11:30
DKV Auditorium

Independent lawyers and representatives from DIFC Courts discuss how TECOM businesses can best protect their interests through well planned contracts.

Participating panelists include:

  • H.E. Justice Ali Al Madhani, DIFC Courts
  • David Yates, Partner and Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Al Tamimi & Company, Dubai
  • Tom Levine, Head of Middle East TMT Practice, Allen & Overy, Dubai
  • Mark Beer, Registrar DIFC Courts (Moderator)
 

 

 DIC Excellence Series
19 September, 2012
13:00-14:30
Thuraya Hall, DIC 3

Topic:

Why do companies fail online?

Key Learning:

- Discover the essentials of an online/digital marketing strategy
- Understand the importance of an online/digital marketing strategy
- Gain insights into the 12 pieces of the online/digital marketing jigsaw
- Learn simple solutions to improve your online presence
- Know how to turn your brochure website into a direct response lead generating machine

 

 

 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
19 September, 2012
Mina A' Salam, Dubai

Through a series of presentations on the latest business continuity and disaster recovery developments, you will discover how to:
• Identify business-critical processes
• Design the right continuity program for your specific needs
• Deploy disciplined, tested methodologies that address all aspects of your business
• Protect your processes, data, and brands through the implementation of secondary disaster recovery sites and high-availability services, data protection and backup, and disaster recovery and crisis management tools

 

 

 Gulf Cooperation Council e-Participation & e-Governance Forum
10-11 September, 2012
Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Event description: The GCC e-Participation & e-Governance Forum will look into the latest trends and developments of how governments in the region are connecting with their citizens and transforming the way they deliver public sector service through their e-initiatives. This key regional event will bring together the leading agencies promoting e-government development worldwide and in the region, as well as the government departments tasked with leading the transformation to more integrated and connected public sector services that are meeting the dynamic needs of their citizens.

 

 

 TiE Dubai: Future of Search by Amit Singhal
21 June, 2012
5:30pm to 7:30pm 
Knowledge Village Auditorium

 

Amit Singhal is the Senior Vice President Google, a Google fellow and the Head of Search for Google. He will be addressing TiE Dubai on the Future of Search, the innovation and changes that users can expect in the future. This is an essential event on the tech and innovation calendar of Dubai. There is no cost to attend the event, but due to limited space, registration and a confirmation is essential for attendance.

 

 

DIC Excellence Series
18 June, 2012
13:00-14:30 
Thuraya Hall, DIC 3 

 

Topic: Topic:

Intellectual Property: the currency of creativity and innovation

Key Learning:

  • What exactly is "Intellectual Property"
  • Why intellectual property is valuable to most every
  • Practical concepts and tips for local startups, media and technology companies
 

 

Click 6.0
10-13 June, 2012
Grand Millennium Dubai, UAE

 

Engaging your online community through advanced digital marketing techniques to take your business beyond the conventional.

At Click 6.0, you will network and share best practices from local and international industry experts with key job title including:

  • Marketing Director
  • VP Communications
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Marketing Officer
 

 

 Google SME event
23 May, 2012
DIC 4

 

Google will be showcasing their products, technology to International SEM companies.

 

 

 ICT world
14-16 May, 2012
ADNEC, Abudhabi

 

Held under the patronage of H.E. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, ICT World Abu Dhabi 2012 is where the Middle East's operators and their partners come together annually to do business.

 

 

Full Moon Friday 
4 May, 2012 
DIC Amphitheatre 


This event is held on all Full Moon Fridays in the first & second quarter of 2012. This will be the last session for this quarter.

 

 

Canon Pro
03 May, 2012
One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

 

Canon presents new EOS range designed with filmmakers in mind. The event will demonstrate new technology and products developed by Canon for film makers.

 

 

COMEX 2012
30 April - 4 May, 2012
Oman International Exhibition Centre (OIEC)

 

For 21 years, COMEX has CONNECTED thousands of people through TECHNOLOGY

From modest beginnings at its launch in 1990, COMEX now connects over 70,000 individuals with the leading suppliers of cutting-edge technology and has developed into one of the leading events of the year in the region's ICT calendar.

 

 

Excellence Series : Demystifying Entrepreneurship
25 April, 2012
Thuraya Hall, DIC 3

 

Key Learning:

  • Learn to be an Innovator
  • Learn to identify every opportunity around you to create new ventures
  • Understand the nuances of starting a business
  • How to recession proof your career?
 

 
 Imagine Cup
23 April, 2012
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai

 

The world's toughest problems will be addressed one solution at a time. But who will lead the change? Compete in the Imagine Cup student technology competition and you'll join thousands of students from around the world who are stepping up to the challenge of global change.

 

 

Managed Services Growth Markets 2012 
16-17 April 2012
Royal Mirage, Dubai 

 

The World's Largest Managed Services Event in the Middle East The 5th Annual Managed Services Middle East conference is the only event focussing on strategic developments in Managed Services business models and market evolution. Already attended by over 800 participants, the event is the only place to meet the entire Middle East managed services industry under one roof! The ability to meet all your partners so quickly and efficiently, in one place at one time, makes this a must-attend event in the calendar of any serious managed services player. View a video from last year, click here. For more information visit the event website.

 

 

 Econsultancy - Fast Track Digital Marketing
15-16 April, 2012
DIC 3, Thuraya Hall

 

This intensive two-day course will look at the key considerations for digital marketers, how to build the dream online strategy and assess what the future has in store.
This course will run through the acquisition tools (search, affiliate marketing, display advertising) and retention techniques (email, web personalisation) as well as some of the management issues (legal issues, data gathering, integration with offline activity).

 

 

 Microsoft Open Door
9-10 April, 2012
Madinat Jumeirah

 

Open Door is Microsoft's premier technical education event aimed at offering technology professionals and decision makers the chance to explore and connect with a broad set of current and soon-to-be-released Microsoft technologies, tools, platforms and services.

 

 

 Full Moon Friday
6 April, 2012
DIC Amphitheatre

 

Full Moon Friday is a part of Yogafest series. This event is held on all Full Moon Fridays in the first quarter of 2012.

 

 

 Broadband MEA
25 – 27 March 2012
The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina, Dubai, UAE
 

Now in it’s fourth year, Broadband MEA has established itself as THE leading event focusing on fixed and wireless networks across the Middle East and Africa region. Broadband MEA 2012 builds upon the tremendous success of the past three years which have seen a fantastic 70% operator attendance and representation from over 30 countries. The premier annual industry high-level conference and exhibition will see over 1000 of the region’s decision makers converge in Dubai to do business and stimulate the growth of Broadband the Middle East and Africa.

 

 

  Excellence Series : What is the art of ICT investments for your business? - More bang for your buck!
21 March, 2012
Thuraya Hall, DIC 3

Key Learning:

  • The successful and economic deployment of ICT is critical to a SMEs success.
  • Look beyond the tactical cost and take into account the total cost of ownership when considering any ICT investments for small business.
  • Key principles what small businesses should consider when making ICT or telecommunications investments.
 

 

 Data Centre Technologies
19 March, 2012
Mina Al Salam, Dubai

The leading industry association SNIA Europe is pleased to invite you to its popular Academy in Dubai.

Where your organisation stores and protects its information, how it is moved, and how/where it is processed, are three main cornerstones of your IT infrastructure. Returning to Dubai in 2012, the UAE edition of the Datacenter Technologies Academy, brought to you in association with the leading industry association SNIA Europe, will bring together many of the leading suppliers in the region to deliver a series of educational presentations covering the following topics: 

  • Data protection trends and solutions 
  • Storage management best practices
  • Desktop, Server and Storage Virtualization 
  • Converged datacenter networking
  • Public and private cloud services 
  • Tiered storage architectures 


Delegates will also get ample time to network with one another and the participating sponsors. Places are free when registering with promo code: D64M12 for IT professionals within public and private enterprises and representatives of the IT reseller, integrator and distribution community. 


Representatives and employees of non-sponsoring IT manufacturers or vendors will be charged a delegate fee to attend. 


REGISTER HERE NOW! 


http://www.datacenter-academy.com/

 

 

 The Tbreak Developers Conference
14-15 March, 2012
Dubai Knowledge Village Auditorium

 

The Tbreak Developers Conference aims to bring industry experts from the areas of mobile development, video games development and web development in touch with University students and independent developers in the region.
http://tbreak.com/tdc/about/

 

 

Cloud Computing World Forum MENA 
28 - 29 Feb 2012 
The Address, Dubai Marina, UAE 

 

Now in its 2nd year, the Cloud Computing World Forum Middle East and North Africa is the only place to discuss the latest topics in cloud, including security, mobile, applications, communications, virtualization, CRM and much, much more.

 

 

Gartner CIO Leadership Forum
27 - 28 February 2012
Raffles, Dubai, U.A.E

 

Gartner CIO Leadership Forum offers an interactive, workshop-centric experience to exchange ideas and receive actionable guidance from prominent CIOs, Gartner experts and senior executives from leading technology providers.

   

 

Digital Cream Dubai
21 February 2012 (9:30am - 5:00pm)
Westin Hotel Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE

 

Part of Econsultancy's international series and now in its second year, Digital Cream Dubai is the region's only roundtable forum for senior client-side digital marketers to discuss and explore the latest best practice on digital strategy, business models, investment, ROI and supplier selection. Attendees can discuss their future online strategies and compare with peers as well as hear inspirational keynote speakers.


 

IDC CIO Summit
20-21 Feb, 2012
Le Meridien, Fujairah
 

The Middle East CIO Summit is a widely recognized ICT-focused event where CIOs, CTOs, businesses, and IT executives acquire distilled and compact insights into IT strategies, emerging technologies, and best practices that have direct implications for their business.

 

 

Excellence Series : Search and Social How can you make a App like Siri?
15 Feb, 2012
Thuraya Hall, DIC 3
 

Voice Based Command and Control

Key Learnings:

  • Learn how to integrate Voice Control - one like Siri (bought by Apple) to your web services and apps
  • Inside scoop on what’s latest with Voice control, Voice Bio Metrics and Voice to Text
  • Voice Control - the new age interface
 

 
TiE Dubai - A Conversation with the Founders of Dubizzle
24 January, 2012 
Knowledge Village Auditorium 
 

 
TECOM Investments and Dubai SME sign MoU
24 January 2012 
Dubai Internet City Bldg 4
 

GE Marathon
January 20, 2012  (7:30 AM)
GE Office,  Building 18 DIC

 

Lace up your running shoes and join the GE Employees for the First Annual GE 5K Fun Run! This GE and Dubai Internet City, co-sponsored run is open to people of all abilities, to support a great cause: Children with Special Needs.  The event is open to all employees, family and friends, so we look forward to a great turnout.

 

DIC Excellence Series : Search and Social – To be heard you need to be found first
31 Jan, 2012
Thuraya Hall, DIC 3
 

 

Full Moon Fridays
06 Jan, 2012
DIC Amphitheatre

 

Full Moon Friday is a part of Yogafest series. This event is held on all Full Moon Fridays in the first quarter of 2012.

 

 

TiE Dubai Event - Entrepreneurs and Exit Strategies
16 January 2012
Al Thuraya Hall, Dubai Internet City Bldg 3

 

For many entrepreneurs, the word “Exit” is synonymous with failure and doom.  Most entrepreneurs believe that their businesses are their “life” and have all their emotional wellbeing and wealth completely invested in their businesses.  Often, this belief is rudely shattered by market vagaries, client developments, investor actions, accidents, ageing, family issues, health and other such changes.  As a result, many exits are unplanned and result in steep value losses for the founders. How can this be prevented? How can entrepreneurs develop a healthy attitude towards exits?  In this session, we will discuss key issues in designing and executing an exit strategy.

 

 

Black Hat Abu Dhabi 2011
December 12-15
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

 

Black Hat will host its second event in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi with a full contingent of selected Training and three tracks of briefings over four days.

 

 

Yogafest
Dec 9 -10, 2011
DIC Amphitheatre


Yoga Fest 2011 will offer complimentary yoga and meditation classes at the DIC outdoor amphitheatre. Different types of yoga will be presented with one session every hour by key yoga and fitness club experts.
DIC encourages all its partners to participate in Yogafest promoting a healthy lifestyle.

 

 

IT Leaders Summit
Dec 5 - 6, 2011
Dubai


The summit has been designed for business and technology leaders who need to understand how Cloud Computing is fundamentally transforming the way in which we think about, acquire and use computing resources.

 

 

Middle East Telco World Summit 2011
Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai
Nov 29-30, 2011


Middle East Telco World Summit gathers the highest quality speakers in the whole region. This event offers something for everyone within the entire telecommunications eco-system.

The majority of the 2,000+ delegates attending the high-level conference are drawn from:

  • Mobile Operators
  • Wireless ISPs
  • Fixed Line Operators
  • Regulators
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Governmental Organisations
 

Excellence Series - LinkedIn: Much more than just your CV
15 November, 2011
Thuraya Hall, DIC Bldg. # 3

 
The monthly event will invite business partners across TECOM Investments to hear from experts across different fields, and learn how the implementation of best practices and cutting-edge methodologies can make a telling difference to the corporate bottom-line.

Key Learning

  • How to optimize your profile
  • How to create and customize your company page
  • How to be found and how to use your profile to advertise your company/products
 

IP & TV Forum Middle East and Africa
1-2nd November 2011
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai

 
Attendees at the IP&TV Forum MENA 2011 will be able to understand the latest developments in the TV industry, but also make deals face to face, do business, partner and network with senior decision makers from regional and international operators, satellite providers, cable providers, content aggregators and broadcasters.

 

Canon Blood Donation Day
30th October, 2011
9.00 am to 2.00 pm
DIC Bldg. # 9

 
Canon Middleast in partnership with Dubai Internet City and Sharjah Blood Center will organise blood donation drive on Sunday, October 30th, 2011. Over 150 blood donors from DIC community are expected to attend the event. To participate at the event kindly visit DIC building # 9 on October 30, 2011 between 9.00 am to 2.00 pm

 

Excellence Series - Cloud Computing Services Risks
25th October, 2011
Thuraya Hall, DIC Bldg. # 3

 
The monthly event will invite business partners across TECOM Investments to hear from experts across different fields, and learn how the implementation of best practices and cutting-edge methodologies can make a telling difference to the corporate bottom-line.

Key Learning

  • The issues that may expose a cloud provider or cloud user to legal liability
  • The issues which arise from an applicable legal system
  • The issues which can and should be addressed from a legal perspective in order to create an effective and trustworthy services relationship
 

Google Event -G|UAE
19-20 October, 2011
DUCTAC, Mall of Emirates, Dubai

 

For the first time ever in the United Arab Emirates, Google will be hosting g|uae on October 19 & 20!
This event targets computer science students, software developers, small businesses and tech entrepreneurs in the UAE. The presenters from Google team will be demonstrating Google's suite of products that are driving innovation in technology and business across the globe, and here in the Middle East.

 

GITEX Technology Week
9-13 October 2011
Dubai World Trade Center

 

Dubai Internet City will be the strategic partner for GITEX Technology Week, one of the largest ICT exhibitions in the Middle East. The DIC pavilion will host technology giants including Microsoft and Hewlett Packard (HP).

 

Telecoms World Middle East 2011
3-6 October 2011
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai

 

The sixth edition of the event will bring together over 500 industry professionals and more than 90 telecom operators from across the Middle East, including mobile and fixed operators, wholesale carriers, regulators, network infrastructure vendors, system integrators, lawyers, consultants and content owners.

 

IDC Saudi Arabia CIO Summit 2011
25-26 September 2011
Intercontinental Hotel, Jeddah

 

IDC's Saudi Arabia CIO Summit 2011 is an ICT-focused event designed to provide CIOs and senior business executives with distilled insights into the IT refresh strategies, emerging technologies, and cutting-edge best practices that are shaping the business landscape.

 

Dubai Chamber Services Briefing
15 September 2011
Thuraya Hall, DIC Building No 3


The ‘Dubai Chamber Services Briefing’ is an initiative introduced to increase your knowledge about Dubai Chamber & the services it provides in different fields, ranging from business and legal advisory, due diligence, CSR consultation and business promotion.

 

in5 Innovation Center Press Conference
19 September 2011
Atlantis Hotel
 

Under the direction of His Highness Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, the 'Majid Bin Mohammed Innovation Center in5' was launched today at a press conference at the Atlantis - The Palm, Dubai.
in5 is envisioned to promote entrepreneurship and technical innovation in the UAE. The center will focus on five key objectives including accelerating the development of new start-ups, fostering entrepreneurships, driving technology innovation, contributing to shaping an ICT ecosystem and, most importantly, promoting Dubai as an ideal location for tech start-ups

 

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SME Success Series - SME Advisor Event
04 July, 2011
Capital Club, Dubai


Dubai Internet City supported the SME Advisor Events, which were educational and informative in addition to facilitating a platform to voice concern, make new contacts through networking and share experiences and advice.

SME-4-July

Click 5.0 - Social Media Gains Momentum
26-29 June, 2011
Arjaan Rotana, Dubai


With social media in the limelight, ‘Click 5.0’, a digital marketing event partnered with Dubai Internet City to further learning on tracking, measurement and increasing ROI on social media activities.
click

DIC Hosts Google Workshops
23 June, 2011
Auditorium, DKV


DIC, in conjunction with Google hosted two workshops aimed at enabling NGOs and women entrepreneurs in the technology sector strengthen online presence, increase exposure and enhance their business.
google-web-developer

Yahoo! CEO visits Dubai
7 June, 2011
Dubai


On her first visit to Dubai as CEO of Yahoo! Inc., Carol Bartz held discussions with senior management representatives of Dubai Internet City to highlight Yahoo’s key role in the creation of Arabic online content, products and advertising.

 yahoo-logo

Cloud Computing Summit
16-18 May, 2011
Adnec, Abu Dhabi


DIC supported the Cloud Computing Summit, which gave professionals the opportunity to learn from the experience of those who were in the process of implementing cloud computing and those who had already implemented the same. In addition, attendees also gained the knowledge required to choose an appropriate cloud which would be best suited to their corporate and organisational structure.
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DIC Partners with MECOM
16-18 May, 2011
ADNEC, Abu Dhabi


DIC was the industry partner of the Middle East Communications Exhibition & Conference (MECOM) 2011, the largest ICT event in Abu Dhabi, which was well attended by leading ICT industry decision makers from across the Middle East region.

mecom

DemoCamp Dubai Gears Up for 2011 Event
April 27, 2011
AUD, Dubai


Total of 8 Demos were presented at the first DemoCamp session of 2011 hosted by DIC.
DemoCamp

Excellence Series: Emotional Intelligence in Business by Saad Ajil
Thuraya Hall, DIC
26 April, 2011



The April 2011 session of the DIC Excellence Series featured a workshop on ‘Emotional Intelligence’, where topic expert Saad Ajil shed light on understanding and developing EI, using specific EI competencies.

Excellence-series-emotional-intelligence

SME Advisor - Success through Exports
20 April, 2011
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dubai


Dubai Internet City supported the highly successful “Success through Exports” seminar organized by Dubai Exports, an agency of the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) and SME Advisor Middle East, a magazine aimed at small and medium enterprises in the region.
SME-20th-April

DIC Supports Canon on Earth Day
20 April, 2011


In celebration of Earth Day and Regional Environmental Day, DIC in partnership with Canon and EWS-WWF organized an environmental photo exhibition and bulb exchange program.

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Apps of Arabia Conference
18-20 April, 2011
Royal Mirage Hotel, Dubai


Dubai Internet City was the ICT partner for Planet of the Apps Arabia 2011 Conference, which brought together the mobile application ecosystem in one location. The event featured a two-day strategic conference, a dedicated developer masterclass and a technology showcase exhibition.

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Dubai Internet City Hosts Full Moon Friday Yoga
15 April, 2011
Dubai Internet City amphitheater


More than 150 yoga enthusiasts came together in April for the ‘Full Moon Friday Yoga Event’ organized by Dubai Internet City.
Full-Moon-Yoga

Unique ‘Green office’ Programme Inaugurated
14 April, 2011
Dubai Internet City


TECOM Investments’ ICT Cluster became the first in the region to provide environment-friendly offices with the inauguration of its green ‘Firststeps@DIC’ Business Centre.

Green-office

Digital Cream Dubai
12 April, 2011
Westin Hotel, Dubai


Supported by Dubai Internet City, Digital Cream Dubai, a part of Econsultancy’s international series of events, featured a roundtable forum for senior client-side digital marketers to discuss and explore the latest best practices in e-marketing procurement, business cases, investment, return on investments (ROI) and supplier selection.

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Spring Festival Held for the Community
23-24 March, 2011
DIC Amphitheater


Spring Festival 2011, a two-day event organized by DIC provided a creative environment for the community to participate in various outdoor games and raffles while savoring cuisine from diverse regions.
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ArabNet Beirut Summit Brings Together Entrepreneurs from Across the Region
22-25 March, 2011
Beirut


DIC was the Gulf Outreach Partner for the ArabNet Beirut Summit that provided an opportunity for regional executives to connect with global players and for Silicon Valley companies interested in expanding into the region to understand the specifics of the Arab market.
 

Excellence Series - Managing Client Emotions
22 March, 2011
Thuraya Hall, DIC


The March 2011 edition of the DIC Excellence Series featured Allan Elias, a globally recognized facilitator, coach and human resources development specialist, who presented the ‘SCARF’ model, a neuro lingusitic programming practice based on five pillars that human beings crave - Status, Certainty, Autonomy, Relatedness, and Fairness.
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Google Developer Day
21 March, 2011
Auditorium, DKV


Organized in partnership with Dubai Internet City, the Google Developer Day workshop highlighted the need for IT professionals, webmasters and small businesses to understand various Google applications and online tools for
enhancing business efficiency.

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Cloud Computing World Forum MEA
9 March, 2011
Grand Millenium Hotel, Dubai


The Cloud Computing World Forum Middle East and Africa event organized in coordination with Dubai Internet City received more than 400 visitors, who discussed and shared knowledge of latest developments within the IT landscape.
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Gartner CIO Leadership Forum 2011
28 Feb – 01 March, 2011
Raffles Hotel, Dubai


The event supported by DIC saw Gartner analysts, industry thought leaders and fellow CIOs provide insights and
advice on how to anticipate changes in the global economic climate, identify and act on enterprise growth opportunities and deliver on expanding commitments with declining resources.

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Bar Camp – Sustainability Camp
26 Feb, 2011
Thuraya Hall, DIC


Sustainability was the focus of a Bar Camp event organized by DIC in February 2011. In his address, the speaker Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Ali Al Nauimi (popularly known as Green Sheikh) highlighted the role of Society, Economy and Environment as the three pillars of sustainability. He also shed light on project 11/11/11, which was aimed at creating global momentum and unifying all organisations, governments, businesses and individuals.
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SME Business Networking Event
23 Feb, 2011
Westin Hotel, Dubai


DIC supported SME Business Networking, an event providing networking opportunity as well as one-on-one consultations with various subject matter experts.

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DIC Excellence Series - How to Hire your Next Top Performer? By Royston Fernandes
22 Feb, 2011
Thuraya Hall, DIC


The February 2011 edition of the DIC Excellence Series featured a workshop by renowned keynote speaker Royston Fernandes called ‘How to hire your next top performer?’ In the session, which focused on the key elements of performance, Fernandes highlighted the importance of integrating the dynamics of success for performers.

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IDC Summit 2011
20-21 Feb, 2011
Atlantis Hotel, Dubai


Dubai Internet City partnered with the IDC Summit 2011, which served as a platform for CIOs, CTOs, businesses and IT executives to acquire insights into IT strategies, emerging technologies and best practices with direct business implications.

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Nasscom
8-9 Feb, 2011


Dubai Internet City (DIC) and Dubai Outsource Zone (DOZ) forged stronger ties with the Indian ICT sector through participation at the NASSCOM Leadership Forum 2011.

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DIC & Canon Digital Photo Contest
3 Feb, 2011
UAE


Canon Middle East and Dubai Internet City announced the winners of its first joint nationwide photography competition, revealing the top four images that were judged to best capture the theme 'Celebrations'. With more than 550 entries to choose from, an independent panel of judges selected Faran Niaz’s photograph titled ‘Dancers’ as the overall winner, while Donell Gumiran’s ‘Middle Eastern Show’ secured the second position.
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Excellence Series: Lessons on Leadership by Lt. Col. Mohammed Murad
25 Jan, 2011
Thuraya Hall, DIC


The first session of DIC Excellence Series in 2011 titled ‘Leadership’ focused on understanding the different
aspects and elements of leadership. The workshop was called ‘Is Leadership for Me?
 

Tie Dubai: My Story Series by Rizwan Sajan, Chairman – Danube
16 Jan, 2011
Thuraya Hall, DIC

TiE, a non-profit organization for entrepreneurs and wealth creation along with the support of DIC conducted the ‘My Story’ workshop series focusing on different topics. Rizwan Sajan, Chairman of Danube handled one of the sessions , where he highlighted the need for creative thinking and a vision in entrepreneurship to make the most of opportunities and build something really big.
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