Sponsors and Partners of Middle East and Africa
Official Innovation Partner
BIC (BIG INNOVATION CENTRE)
BIG INNOVATION CENTRE aims to build global innovation and investment hubs that make the world more purposeful and our cities happier – through the enormous potential of future-tech, creativity, and innovation.
The aim of Big Innovation Centre – Middle East is to support the transformation of the Middle East into a smart knowledge economy and to create a better life for all. The purpose is to reduce the dependency on oil in an ambitious shift towards high tech leadership, diversify in the economy, and to think forward about the future innovation ecosystem and the public sector as an enabler in the region.
In doing so it will engage with key stakeholders from leading businesses, government, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and most of all, with the Youth who ‘owns’ the future. We will take on key projects from public bodies and private businesses which supports our purpose, and to help them raise their innovative capabilities.
Never has the time and place been more timely. Together, we will create the taskforces that implement the 2030 Vision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and prototype a new future for our smart city-regions as Neom.
Our communities are the creators and users of the eco-system – connecting and contributing in the realization of the National 2030 Vision.
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Founded in 2010 and headquartered in New York City, WeWork is a global leader in flexible space, providing businesses of all sizes with the space, community, and services they need to run and grow their business. With 843 locations, in 150 cities and 38 countries around the world, WeWork delivers flexible space solutions to its 612,000 members worldwide. Flexibility is in WeWork’s DNA. For the last decade, WeWork has been at the forefront of flexible space – offering short or long-term membership agreements, flexible pricing, and the option to choose from locations around the world.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 140,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.1 trillion yen (US $39 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu EMEIA Fujitsu promotes a Human Centric Intelligent Society, in which innovation is driven by the integration of people, information and infrastructure. In the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa region (EMEIA), our 27,000-strong workforce is committed to Digital Co-creation, blending business expertise with digital technology and creating new value with ecosystem partners and customers. We enable our customers to digitally transform with connected technology services, focused on Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Cloud – all underpinned by Security. For more information, please visit http://www.fujitsu.com/fts/
Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On.
Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.
We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, endpoint to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.
We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.
“Barco, founded in 1934, is a Belgian technology company that specializes in collaboration, digital projection and imaging technology, focusing on three core markets: entertainment, enterprise, and healthcare.
Imagine a way to see, sense, and share the intangible. This is what happens when big data becomes knowledge. When images become insight. And when experiences come to life.
That’s what Barco is all about.
In a world where data and rich content are expanding exponentially, we empower you with impressive visualization and innovative collaboration solutions to help you make meaningful connections.
For us, it’s the customer that counts. We help our customers achieve their goals, whether it’s protecting the health and safety of millions, creating magical moments, or supporting people to work smarter together.
We help customers to get the most out of what they do every day. So together, we create brighter outcomes, around the world.
Discover Barco’s wireless solutions range with ClickShare family for more effective, intuitive and worry-free collaboration and conferencing in all company’s meeting and training rooms for the future of workplace. Never have to worry about IT policies with the top-notch enterprise security levels of our wireless presentation and conferencing systems.”
Nutanix is the leading Enterprise Cloud Software provider, our ambition is to bring a cloud-like operational simplicity to datacenters. Today, our platform is enabling thousands of companies to run their apps and workloads with unparalleled performance in whichever cloud makes sense—private, public, or edge—knowing it’s working seamlessly with minimal intervention.
‘Wurkr is a SaaS enabled video platform modernising the long-term future of work by helping businesses expedite their digital transformation and creating cohesive, connected teams. An easy to deploy platform, Wurkr has the in-built scalability to enable significant and rapid expansion. This helps facilitate richer engagement and communication for a distributed and remote workforce. As an innovative, fast-growing start-up, Wurkr is disrupting the remote and flexi working industry through advanced video technology, flexibility and a focus on employee wellbeing. It was founded to provide a truly new way of working, with the goal of becoming the go-to platform of choice for distributed teams wanting to work together in a fully engaged, collaborative and immersive way online that replicates a physical workspace. Wurkr is differentiated in the market as it solves the productivity and isolation constraints that exist with traditional ‘remote’ working models. Instead, its immersive experience empowers people to feel like a valued part of a team, to communicate and co-create with their colleagues from wherever they happen to be located at the time – with the click of a button on an end-to-end tech-backed platform.’
Originally established as OCO Consulting in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2001, OCO Global is a leading expert in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), trade and economic development.
OCO Global supports clients in building and executing successful plans to attract international investment and grow business. The organisation has a strong history of working with national government agencies, such as DIT, JETRO, and Invest Hong Kong, as well as creating successful partnerships with some of the world’s most high-profile consulting firms, and working directly with key companies and industries.
With headquarters in Belfast, and offices in Dublin, London, Paris, Frankfurt, New York, Tokyo, Dubai and Shanghai, OCO Global employs a multinational and multilingual staff of over 100 consultants around the world, specialising in economic development, FDI, business attraction & retention, and trade.
The Middle East office was established in Dubai in 2013 and is managed by Joe Hepworth. As Director of OCO in the Middle East, Joe oversees trade and export support projects across the region and is responsible for delivering the company’s investment attraction services and the growing economic development consulting practice.
Joe is also the founder of OCO’s UAE subsidiary, the British Centres for Business (BCB), which was established in Dubai in 2013 and acquired by OCO Global in 2017. The BCB provides market-entry incubator and export support services to UK companies.
The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is the leading global professional body for securities, investment, wealth and financial planning professionals. Formed in 1992 by London Stock Exchange practitioners, we have a global community of circa 44,000 members in over 100 countries and last year more than 40,000 CISI exams were sat in 81 countries, 15,000 taken outside the UK.
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Work&Place is a global resource for people with a professional interest in the intersection of work with digital, cultural and physical space. Since 2012, it has engaged the world’s most progressive workplace thinkers to explore cutting edge ideas about the ever-changing and transdisciplinary nature of work and place. workandplace.com web site is full of information, including over 100 articles selected from the Work&Place Journal plus the extensive W&P blog and the Journal itself.
Allwork.Space is an online news publication that delivers a broad range of news, trends, tips and insights from the flexible workspace industry. The flexible workspace industry encompasses all types of workers and workspaces — digital nomads and agile corporate teams, business centers and coworking spaces, and everything in between. If you have some interest in flexible work, whether you are an incubator center owner, software developer for a center operating system or a coworking member, Allwork.Space is written for you.
AllWork.Space also provides a no-commission directory for flexible workspace operators to list their space and attract potential clients. We also work in conjunction with All Good Work, a foundation that helps nonprofits and charities find affordable work space by partnering with workspace operators that have unused space and are willing to give it to organizations at a low cost.
Social Media Portal (SMP)
The Social Media Portal (SMP) is a global news and information directory.
Showcasing social media and related technology its free resources benefits academics, analysts, advertisers, businesses, marketers, PRs, researchers etc.
FindBiometrics is your leading industry resource for all information on biometrics identification and identity verification systems and solutions. We have the latest daily news from the global biometric and identity management business community, a comprehensive vendor list, informative articles, interviews with industry leaders, exclusive videos, links to biometric associations and a calendar of the most important current industry news events and conferences. For more than a decade we have brought you the top industry news, answering all of your questions, and have remained an integral player in the biometrics community. Now, here in the industry’s most rapid growth period, we are here to keep you more connected, knowledgeable, and up-to-date on the latest identity management news than ever before.
Mobile ID World
Mobile ID World is here to bring you the latest on mobile authentication solutions and application providers. Our company is dedicated to providing users with the best content and cutting edge information on technology, news, and mobile solutions for your mobile identity management needs.
From the same minds that brought you FindBiometrics, Mobile ID World is committed to bringing you the best information, in a quick, contextual, and comprehensive way. Mobile ID World is your authorized go-to source for everything in strong mobile authentication. This includes: M2M, NFC, access control, biometrics enabled smartphones and anything that promises to make life more convenient and secure.
Daily NewsPK is an independent digital platform for business communities, where thought leaders and industry experts share their insights of different markets and drive constructive opinions.
We understand the importance of information, and we have created a forum where you can get all the information from business planning and marketing to growth strategies and key trends. Our main focus is to support and help businesses understand and reach next level
HR in Asia
HR in Asia is a human resource online media publication. We cover Human resources News, trends, interviews, and events articles across Asia. We covering the latest developments in the domains of employer branding, recruitment, retention, employee relations, people development, HR technology, and outsourcing.
HR in Asia seeks to connect psychological insights with the best practices and experiences of HR professionals, business owners, and C-level executives in the corporate sector. In addition, we provide the latest developments and trends in the regional HR space for employees and job-seekers that seek to understand.
HR Technologist is a part of Ziff Davis B2B media network. Recognized as a pioneer in targeted HR domain, HRTechnologist is one of the fastest growing media brands providing unbiased news, industry perspectives and in-depth research for HR professionals. The publication offers the latest news on HR technology through digitized solutions, features and interviews. These solutions can be used to make organization stand out in the HR community. Visit www.hrtechnologist.com for more information.
Women Who Code
Women Who Code prepares this generation of women in tech to be tomorrow’s role models. This global nonprofit that started as a community group in 2011 and has since grown to 167,000 members spanning 20 countries.
Innovation Leadership Forum
The Innovation Leadership Forum aims to catalyze the innovative spirit and action in organisations and help their members to understand how to foster an innovation-friendly climate that encourages change and nurtures knowledge. It does so through a number of different tools, resources and activities, as well as consultative support that is helpful to senior level executives. Link:
AsianNGO is the prime source of information on grants and funding opportunities, learning tools and knowledge resources, partnerships, news, events and policy updates in the development sector across Asia.
As a social enterprise venture and the official media arm of ASSIST (Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation), AsianNGO is the first and only platform for Asia’s social sector and was initiated to address the three main issues that NGOs face today: finding funds, partners and relevant learning resources for better management.
Elemental is a communications consultancy that simplifies global communications between brands and all of its stakeholders.
Elemental is a proven global content marketing, media relations, PR and social media specialist – integrating data, creativity and marketing.