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RAK to increase tourism’s GDP contribution to 10% by 2025 from 5% RAK to have 1m annual visitors by end of 2018, 2.9m by 2025 RAK development progressing fast but seeks to attract more investment Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates-Wednesday, April 18th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah has delivered the keynote opening speech on day 2 of the 3-day Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, (17 – 19 April 2018). Held in partnership with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), the 14th Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2018 (AHIC) will provide unique insights into modern leadership, forward-thinking investment and new operating models via a stellar line-up of speakers confirmed for the annual gathering for the Middle East’s hospitality investment community. Excerpt from the speech of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah ... Read more »
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Focus on Risk-based Cyber Capabilities—People, Process and Technologies—Delivers Enterprise Readiness and Resilience SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -Tuesday, April 17th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The CMMI Institute today announces the CMMI Cybermaturity Platform, a comprehensive enterprise cybersecurity capability and risk assessment platform that provides cybersecurity and senior executives with the evidence and insights to improve cybersecurity resilience. The cloud-based platform, an ISACA Cyber Solution, was developed through research and testing with hundreds of CISOs, CIOs, and CSOs in the last year. The platform features custom risk profiling, assessment, gap analyses, and roadmap functions, and is in use across multiple sectors including financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing. “We believe focusing on risk-based capabilities is foundational to building resilience,” said Kirk Botula, CMMI Institute CEO. “A security program must be suited to the type of business ... Read more »
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Egon Zehnder Asked over 400 of the World’s Top CEOs What They Found Harder Than Expected When They Took the Top Job. The Answer: the Human Side of the Role LONDON & ZURICH & NEW YORK-Tuesday, April 17th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] New Global Study by the world’s leadership advisory firm reveals: >CEOs found personal and interpersonal issues such as self-awareness, expressing vulnerability, leadership team-building and driving cultural change harder to manage than expected >While CEOs are confident in their operational and professional abilities, they recognize that developing “softer skills” is essential to successful leadership, as is an ability to adapt and change themselves; they realize that their own personal development does not stop when they reach the top >CEOs feel they lack the support they need when making the step up, and don’t feel they can turn to their Chairman or board members for honest feedback >CEOs appointed from within the company feel less prepared for leadership than ... Read more »
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DUBLIN -Tuesday, April 17th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Munich Re Automation Solutions Ltd, the global leader in digital new business and underwriting solutions, again disrupts life insurance automation by releasing ALLFINANZ Spectra. Cloud-based Spectra turns an inefficient pre-assessment process into closed sales. Spectra promotes the buying decision into the first two minutes of contact. Agents or prospects enter minimal data and watch Spectra instantly assess insurability and probable pricing. Guided questions dynamically fine-tune results before their eyes and initiate the building blocks towards a formal application. At every point, the agent is empowered with adequate knowledge to suggest a close. Today's impatient clients stay interested. Higher risks aren't mired in discouraging, sale-killing detours. All parties know in minutes who is insurable, in which rate categories, and who is not. Agents can use one request to query single or multiple insurers for multiple ... Read more »
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Evolving from 10 years of success as the Zayed Future Energy Prize, the UAE’s preeminent sustainability Prize undergoes a strategic refocus ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates-Wednesday, April 18th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] The Zayed Future Energy Prize will today become the Zayed Sustainability Prize as part of a strategic move to refocus its mandate. After ten years of successfully promoting renewable energy initiatives across the globe, the Prize will now broaden its focus to affect greater humanitarian impact by supporting a wider range of solutions to the challenges of sustainable development. Commenting on the Prize’s transformation, His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Director General of the Zayed Sustainability Prize, said: “Inspired by the vision and legacy of our founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Zayed Future Energy Prize has, for the last decade, been able to positively impact 307 million lives through empowering access to en ... Read more »
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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday, April 17th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] Rexton Technologies officially inaugurated its new facilities with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held by H.E. Abdallah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry and H.E. Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Saif Zone & Hamriyah Freezone with Lalu Samuel, CMD of Kingston Holdings & Rexton Technologies in the presence of H.E. Paul Kavanagh, the Ambassador of Ireland to UAE & H.E. Nimisha Jayant Madhvani, the Ambassador of Uganda to UAE, Representative of the Australian Consulate & Indian Consulate, a number of high level Sharjah Government officials, Dignitaries, JV partners from UK, Hong Kong & Distributors all over Middle East & Africa. The new LED facility set-up with a total investment of over AED 50 million includes a fully integrated & advanced manufacturing unit that is spread across 125,000 sq.ft manufacturing area and boasts a 3000 sq.ft state-of-the-art testing Lab that specializes in L ... Read more »
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RIYADH, Arabie Saoudite-Mercredi 18 Avril 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] L'Arabie Saoudite se classe au 23ème rang entre 92 pays en termes de brevets délivrés par le Bureau Américain des Brevets et des Marques de Commerce (USPTO) en 2017. La grande majorité de ces inventions brevetées sont scientifiques. Selon StatNano, qui publie au début de chaque année un rapport sur l'état des nanosciences, de la technologie et de l'innovation de l'année précédente, l'Arabie saoudite a reçu 664 brevets l'an dernier, par rapport à 517 en 2016 et 409 en 2015. En outre, le dernier chiffre est le double de celui de tous les pays arabes réunis pendant la même période. Cette année, l'Université Roi Fahd du Pétrole et des Mines (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals) (KFUPM) s’est classée au septième rang parmi les 10 meilleures universités au monde en termes de nombre de brevets accordés. « L'université a obtenu 183 brevets en 2017, dépassant l'université Johns Hopkins, Harvard College, et California In ... Read more »
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NEW YORK-Tuesday, April 17th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) announced today that Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Tejada have been elected to its Board of Directors (the “Board”) and that both directors have also joined the Audit Committee, effective as of April 16, 2018. Ms. Hyman is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rent the Runway, Inc. Ms. Tejada is the Chief Executive Officer of PagerDuty, Inc. “We are very excited to welcome Ms. Hyman and Ms. Tejada to our Board of Directors,” said William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman. “Ms. Hyman brings her very impressive creativity and know-how in the worlds of entrepreneurship, disruptive retail, the millennial consumer and omnichannel. Ms. Tejada has tremendous experience in digital, mobile, software and consumer goods. These backgrounds and experiences will allow our new directors to provide valuable, practical perspectives to our Board as our company continues to grow by offering in ... Read more »
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