IBM: Battle of the Bots

Bots. They are taking over. And we’re embracing the chat-bot craze, so come join us as we put bots against each other in a head-to-head, tournament-style competition. A group of kick-ass developers will be building chatbots with Watson brains in 3 hours to win $1000 in cash and be named Master of the Bots. If you are an awesome developer, register to compete. Please note that seats are limited. You’re still welcome to watch the battle of the bots if you can’t code (we’ll judge you, though.) Breakdown of the day: What’s in it for you? >Win $1000 USD in cash from Dubai Startup Hub. >Your superior bot will be showcased at STEP Conference 2017 with Botler. >Win a free seat for any upcoming Astrolabs Academy class. >You will also have a chance to make building bots a career with Botler. Our rules are simple: >You can compete alone or within a team. >You need to build your bot on the day using Watson Conversation (we’ll be there to help.) >Don’t be afraid your bot will fail, just make sure it does it with style. Build a bot. Win some cash. Rule the...

DUBAI-AMSTERDAM Startup Pitches and Investor Roundtable session|17th Jan

On behalf of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and StartupAmsterdam, we cordially invite you to the DUBAI-AMSTERDAM Startup Pitches and Investor Roundtable session. This session is part of the Amsterdam to GCC Startup Programme, organized by StartupAmsterdam in collaboration with GCC-based startup organizations, including DCCI. DUBAI-AMSTERDAM STARTUP PITCHES AND INVESTOR ROUNDTABLE SESSION Tuesday 17 January 2017 12:00 – 4:00 pm at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Baniyas Road – Deira, Dubai Get inspired by innovative pitches of an exclusive selection of startups from Amsterdam and the UAE. The aim is to exchange knowledge and explore startup collaboration and opportunities between the GCC region and Amsterdam. The pitch session will be followed by a roundtable during which you can meet and connect with the selected startups, investors and other startup influencers from the UAE and Amsterdam, including the directors of StartupAmsterdam and the Amsterdam Chief Technology Officer. The first selected Amsterdam-based startups are: ProctorExam – Easy to use surveillance platform in order to facilitate high-stake online exams Upinion – With Upinion you can ask and answer question, do market research and polling, give feedback and collaborate on ideas. Cabture – Adding value to “lost travel time” by using technology that maps the passenger journey and creates personal travel experiences. amsterdam-gcc-bootcamp-participants-booklet-16-12-2016-1 The UAE-based startups will be announced soon This session is part of the official economic trade mission to the Gulf Region (GCC), organized by the City of Amsterdam. To RSVP, please email: Yeni Joseph at Y.Joseph@amsterdam.nl RSVP before 15th January 2017. Please note, this invitation is strictly personal and non-transferable.        Name: First Name Last Name E-mail:Phone:...

NOOR SHAWWA (ENDEAVOR UAE)|January 9, 2017

Noor Shawwa is the Managing Director at Endeavor in the UAE, which he launched in December 2013 to help high-impact entrepreneurs scale up their businesses. Since launching the office, Noor guided Endeavor to select 14 entrepreneurs from 10 companies and built a network of mentors that includes some of the business leaders in the UAE. Before joining Endeavor, Noor was the Head of Strategic Initiatives at Bayt.com, the Middle East’s largest job portal. At Bayt, Noor worked with the senior management team across functions to optimize the company’s processes and performance. Before Bayt, Noor was the Head of Content at Zawya.com, the Middle East’s first business and financial information provider, which was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2012. Noor played an integral role in Zawya’s growth by establishing its content to rival and beat international giants such as Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, and others. Before Zawya, Noor was a full time lecturer at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He lectured on Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy. Noor has an MBA degree and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Concordia...

World Future Energy Summit 2017|January 16, 2017

The ‘World Future Energy Summit 2017’ (WFES) will be taking place from 16-19 January, 2017 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Anticipating the growing demand for energy efficiency solutions, the WFES Energy Efficiency Expo will address the challenges and opportunities of reduced energy consumption. Energy Efficiency Expo is committed to organisations and people adopting energy-efficient technology in buildings. It is the ideal platform to market energy-efficient solutions and develop new business opportunities. Meeting energy efficiency targets through a strategy of community, government and commercial sector collaboration will translate directly into reduced operating expenses. The event is built around 5 main domains that shall raise awareness to sustainability and the environment: International water summit Ecowaste exhibition Solar expo Energy efficiency expo Sustainable transport Registration is now open, so make sure to apply...

Gulf Customer Experience Award|January 18 2017

1 Day. 100+ Presentations. 42 Winners. The region has become more open to businesses and multinational companies than ever, and thus becoming more open to a competitive market that is shaped and formed by nothing less than exceptional services, customers, and experiences. The Gulf Customer Experience Awards recognise and celebrate the delivery of an exceptional customer experience, enabling businesses from across the Gulf to compete for the ultimate accolade in the world of customer, digital and employee experience. The “Gulf Customer Experience Awards” recognise great customer experience across the region with the Finals and Awards Ceremony being the culmination of an engaging and exciting awards journey for all participants. With all-things-digital becoming more popular than ever in the Gulf, the “Gulf Digital Experience Awards” have been designated to give the digital arena the recognition it deserves and give participants the opportunity to showcase and deliver exceptional customer experiences. Moreover, delivering a great employee experience is a win-win ticket to achieving great customer experiences. The “Gulf Employee Experience Awards” are introduced to recognise the hard work, leadership and focus that goes on behind the scenes, out of customers’ view, to ensure not only great customer experience but great business results too. Organisations, teams, individuals – leaders, managers, inspiring people from all over are eligible to apply. There are 39 categories to choose from including Sector, Discipline, and People as well as the Digital Experience and Employee Experience Categories too. The awards will be held on January 18 2017 in Dubai, UAE, so make sure to apply here before the entry deadline, which is October 12...