New Technologies, Innovation and Services

Dawex Raises €5 Million to Accelerate the Development of the Data Economy

Rejula ARUN - 26-mai-2019 06:58:59

Amadeus, Itochu Corporation, Bouygues Construction and Caisse des Dépôts invest to support innovation and data exchange technology.  United Arab Emirates-  May 26, 2019 -  Dawex , a leading data exchange technology company and the operator of the largest data marketplace, today announced a new round of funding of €5 million with  Amadeus  (AMS.MC),  Itochu Corporation  (ITOCY),  Bouygues Construction    (BOUY.PA) and a French web entrepreneur entering Dawex’s capital, also joined by the historical investor  Caisse des Dépôts    (via its Banque des Territoires). Total funds raised from inception tops €12 million, including the recent €2.5M grant from Horizon 2020,  European Union Research & Innovation program . Dawex co-founders Fabrice Tocco and Laurent Lafaye remain majority shareholders, retaining full control over the company’s strategy and operations.  With the rise of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and the emergence of Smart Cities, among other disruptive trends like the autonomous cars, huge quantities of valuable data are being generated, analyzed and exchanged. New data-driven ecosystems are emerging that organizations can strategically leverage using secure data marketplaces and data exchange platforms. Since 2015  Dawex mission  is to create the conditions for the smooth development of the data economy by facilitating the exchange of data between companies and organizations. This new round of funding will support the company’s ambition to make Dawex the data exchange platform reference, by accelerating its development in Europe and the United States, by establishing itself in Asia and the Middle East, and by pursuing its investment in technology and innovation.  “Data ecosystems are redefining competition, and the most data-driven companies will be the leaders of the new data economy”, said Laurent Lafaye, Dawex co-founder and co-CEO. “Becoming data-driven requires a shift in the enterprise’s mindset and culture, but also the right technology to accelerate, streamline and secure data exchanges internally and externally, in compliance with new data regulations. This is exactly what Dawex provides”.  “Dawex is excited to bring together such high-profile corporations and leaders in their respective markets to invest in our data exchange technology.” said Fabrice Tocco, Dawex co-founder and co-CEO. “Their engagement as corporations in supporting our innovation reflects the strategic role that data exchange platforms play in today’s organizations and how they could impact the future of our economy.”   Today 7,000 organizations from 20+  industries , such as agriculture, air & space, automobile, financial services & insurance, construction, energy, logistics & transportation, retail, telco, travel & hospitality, rely on Dawex  Global Data Marketplace  and  Data Exchange Platform  technology to source, commercialize, and share data directly between them, securely and efficiently. Dawex solutions are enterprise-grade and highly scalable also integrating new technologies such as the blockchain.   Dawex expertise on data economy is recognized by major analyst & research firms and institutions. Dawex is a consortium member of European projects like CyberSec4Europe and Data Pitch, and gold award winner at the French American Business Awards 2018, San Francisco.  About Dawex Dawex, a leading data exchange technology company and the operator of the largest data marketplace, allows organizations to orchestrate data circulation by sourcing, monetizing and exchanging data directly without intermediary, securely, efficiently and in full compliance with regulations. Today 7,000 organizations from 20+ sectors rely on Dawex  Global Data Marketplace  and Dawex  Data Exchange Platform  technology to build their data exchange strategy. Created in 2015, Dawex is a French company with offices in Paris, Lyon, San Francisco and Montreal, expanding business operations in Asia and the Middle East.   www.dawex.com  About Amadeus “Travel powers progress. Amadeus powers travel.” Amadeus’ solutions connect travelers to the journeys they want through travel agents, search engines, tour operators, airlines, airports, hotels, cars and railways. Our purpose is to shape the future of travel.  www.amadeus.com About Bouygues Construction Bouygues Construction is a global player in construction, with operations in more than 60 countries. It designs, builds and operates projects in the sectors of building, infrastructure and industry. As a responsible and committed leader in sustainable construction, Bouygues Construction sees innovation as its primary source of added value.  www.bouygues-construction.com/en About the Caisse des Dépôts Group  Caisse des Dépôts and its subsidiaries form a public long-term investor group serving the general interest and economic development of local areas. It combines five areas of expertise: pensions and professional training, asset management, monitoring subsidiaries and strategic shareholdings, business financing (with Bpifrance) and Banque des Territoires.  www.caissedesdepots.fr/en About Itochu Corporation With approximately 110 bases in 63 countries, ITOCHU, one of the leading sogo shosha, is engaging in domestic trading, import/export, and overseas trading of various products, as well as business investment in Japan and overseas.   www.itochu.co.jp/en Dawex Press Contact Agence Yucatan - Elisa Lesieur +33 1 53 63 27 27 | elesieur@yucatan.fr  


FRENCH TECH TOUR from April 1 to 3, 2019 In the United Arab Emirates

Rejula ARUN - 31-mars-2019 13:43:54

United Arab Emirates From- March 31st 2019:  April 1 to 3, 2019, Business France is organizing the first French Tech Tour United Arab Emirates in partnership with French Tech Dubai UAE. AMADEUS, leader in travel solutions that shape the future of travel, is the official partner of this tour. A real technological road show and three-day commercial accelerator between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, this meeting will take place on the sidelines of the Future Technology Week.  The French Tech Tour will feature B2B exchanges between 5 innovative French companies and the major Tech incubators in the United Arab Emirates such as Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) or investment funds.  The 5 French startups that specialize in the fields of Blockchain, Open Innovation, Fintechs, data exchanges, or the IoT were selected in advance for their technical skills and potential.  In Dubai, participants will be able to visit the trade fairs of the Future Technology Week 2019 , www.futuretechweek.com, which are the unmissable trade fairs for Blockchain, cyber security and IOT technologies in the Near and Middle East, around the main theme of "Igniting Innovation".  They include the main players in the sector with more than 12,000 visitors and 170 exhibitors last year. The United Arab Emirates is pursuing one of the most ambitious digital transformation programs ever undertaken to make the country’s major cities the "Smartest" in the world. The main advantage of the French Tech Tour is to present French expertise to the region’s leaders and investors and to enable participants to enter these dynamic opportunity-rich markets or to increase their presence. In addition, a networking event is planned for April 1 in Dubai to allow these startups to exchange ideas and develop special contacts with local operators. Which companies are participating in the French Tech Tour? - Dawex Systems www.dawex. com : The data marketplace for sharing, acquiring and monetizing data - Agorize  www.agorize.com : The leading open innovation challenge platform bringing together students/startups/developers and major brands - Dronisos  www.dronisos.com Leader in drone shows - Invivoo  www.invivoo.com Managing & optimizing information systems in finance - Domraider  www.domraider.com Develops real-time auction solutions using blockchain technology ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE: Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Social Media: Account Most common used hashtags Twitter : @BF_MiddleEast #InfoBF #FrenchTech #FrenchTechTourUAE For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Marielle STEPHAN Trade Advisor Tech & Services United Arab Emirates Tel: + 971 4408 4980 marielle.stephan@businessfrance.fr Yasmina OUARI Press Officer – GCC Egypte & Lebanon Tel: +971 52 995 29 97 Yasmina.ouari@businessfrance.fr  


ContentArmor to showcase its latest anti piracy solutions for Live Sports at CabSat 2019

Rejula ARUN - 11-mars-2019 05:50:51

United Arab Emirates  March, 2019 — ContentArmor, the bitstream watermarking vendor, announced today it will showcase its latest anti-piracy solutions at the Dubai tradeshow. ContentArmor SAS is a global provider of content protection technologies for sports and media industries from content production to end-user distribution. ContentArmor’s Video Watermarking solution modifies the bitstream directly, resulting in blitz-fast embedding. Its unique technology enables integration at any point of the distribution chain, including CDN edge servers or low computational power CE devices, and requires only marginal additional bandwidth, storage or encoding capabilities. Forensic video watermarking is used by studios and broadcasters to fight against video piracy. This technology allows tracing the source of piracy, down to individual pay-TV subscribers or managed devices, and thereby acts as a powerful deterrent. ContentArmor video forensic watermarking resists to a wide range of modifications to the content, from simple transcoding to screen capture. Initially designed and approved by Hollywood Studios for Premium VOD distribution, the solution is now available for the protection of live content such as sports games. On top of web monitoring, identifying the source of the pirate feeds enable operators to take technical or commercial actions in real time. “Illegal redistribution of content over the internet has unfortunately become the most threatening competition to PayTV and OTT distributors” said Alain Durand CEO of ContentArmor. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to present our unique forensic watermarking solutions to MENA market and to demonstrate how it can help our customers to protect their investment in premium Live sports or VOD catalogs.” Meet ContentArmor at CabSat 2019 in Hall 3, D3-32. Contact: contact@contentarmor.net Additional information is available at ContentArmor.net, or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.    


HEXAGLOBE brings tailor-made live & VOD solutions to CABSAT 2019

Rejula ARUN - 07-mars-2019 07:20:20

United Arab Emirates- March 7th, 2019: HEXAGLOBE, the French engineering company specialized in online video distribution for broadcast and digital media, will exhibit for the first time ever at CABSAT show in Dubai, 12-14 March 2019.  The company will promote end-to-end OTT solutions for live and VOD streaming services, mobile apps and social media distribution of broadcast content. Visitors can consult any type of online video projects at HEXAGLOBE booth, D3-31, in order to obtain a personalized recommendation based on their specific requirements.   The company will also proposea live OTT experience workshop with demonstrations of their two products recently awarded by the IABM (International Association for Broadcast & Media Technology Suppliers): X-TREME Player for interactive, multi-camera live streaming  services and Advanced Replay for extracting clips from live broadcast streams and publishing them immediately to social media accounts, websites and mobile apps.    Last but not least, HEXAGLOBE will offer a pre-launch sneak peak of their new IP  Contribution platform announced for Autumn 2019. “The upcoming CABSAT show will be extremely important to HEXAGLOBE and we are   working hard to make a good first impression in Dubai with exciting product demonstrations and with our seasoned exhibiting team to assure all visitors get personalized advice on their  projects. We are really looking forward to seeing our existing contacts again and to begin  many new successful cooperation in this fascinating region.” Hexaglobe CEO, Franck COPPOLA. About HEXAGLOBE HEXAGLOBE offers modular OTT solutions for building live and VOD streaming services tailor-made to fit any customer requirements. All Hexaglobe solutions are available in cloud, but can also be deployed on the Customer’s premises, regardless of location. With over 15 years of experience serving the audiovisual market, HEXAGLOBE is proud to work with the most demanding Customers in France and abroad: including the French public television (France TV), Parliamentary Channels (Public Sénat and LCP), Disney Channel  and Euronews. Meet Hexaglobe at CABSAT 2019:  Booth D3-31, French Pavilion - hall 3 Appointment booking: https://www.hexaglobe.com/cabsat/ More information:  Website: www.hexaglobe.com Twitter: @hexaglobe Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hexaglobe/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hexaglobe/ Contact:  Katarzyna CYWINSKA Phone: +33769245884 Email: kcywinska@hexaglobe.com


The French National Audiovisual Institute - INA @CABSAT 2019 / Booth F3-33 to showcase, for the first time in Dubai, its content and copyrights’ protection technology, INA-Signature

Rejula ARUN - 06-mars-2019 11:33:40

United Arab Emirates: 2019 - The French National Audiovisual Institute - INA will showcase at the CABSAT show in Dubai from March 12 to 14, 2019 – Booth F3-33, located in Hall 3 under the French pavilion. For the first time in Dubai, in addition to its media and digital training catalogue & its consulting offers, INA will present INA-Signature, its owned-developed and industrialized content and copyrights protection tool, which has been honored with the prestigious Technology and Engineering Emmy Award on April 2018 during a ceremony at the Nab Show in Las Vegas. Designed and developed by INA, the INA-Signature technology generates a digital fingerprint proper to each video sequence. This enables to detect content and its copies, even after the original sequence has been altered. Available now via the cloud, the INA-Signature technology is a viable solution for copy right holders and content share platforms that would like to control the publishing of videos protected by copy rights. The companies that develop new anti-piracy software can also benefit from this innovative solution that help to automatically detect the online use of video content including those that have digitally been altered. The INA-Signature technology is currently being used by several big North American studios and sports leagues as well as video platforms such as Dailymotion. Companies specialized in anti-piracy and brand protection solutions such as MarkMonitor also use the INA-Signature technology to offer their clients the best protection services for their content.   “The adoption and democratization of high bandwidth in the MENA region has resulted in a significant increase in the piracy of streaming of live sports. Piracy is costing the entertainment business in the region an estimated US$500 million. Hence, it is paramount to monitor the use and distribution of content to protect its intellectual property rights.” says David FACUSE, INA-Signature business developer at INA.  INA’s team will also showcase at the CABSAT its full range of: - Content management, creative and technical media training courses (475 items covering all needs), at your location or in Paris (France) - consulting services on audio-video content management and archives’ digitization.   About INA: Established in 1975, the National Audiovisual Institute (INA) is a public audiovisual and digital content company responsible for collecting, archiving and transmitting French radio, television and web heritage. With a collection of over 2400 documentaries and programs produced over the past 40 years, INA has acquired a unique expertise and know-how in narrative construction and visual processing of archives. Moreover, in a user-oriented approach that focuses on innovation, the institute shares all of its valuable content on www.ina.fr with the general public, on www.inamediapro.com with professionals and on www.inatheque.fr with researchers. INA also positions itself as a media observatory, a research lab for excellence and innovation as well as one of the leading training centers for audiovisual and digital media professionals. For more information:  https://institut.ina.fr/en INA Contact: Delphine WIBAUX, Deputy Head of Internationals / dwibaux@ina.fr / Tel : +33 1 49 83 2979  


France at Cabsat 2019 French companies to introduce their innovative offer to CABSAT visitors on the French Pavilion

Rejula ARUN - 06-mars-2019 08:27:22

United Arab Emirates: March, 2019 - Cabsat  is the world’s leading broadcast and audiovisual event in the Middle East. It attracted 13,658 visitors in 2018. Every year, Business France, the national agency dedicated to the internationalization of the French economy, organizes the "French Pavilion” at the show to present French audiovisual innovations. This year, from March 12 to 14, 14 companies will exhibit there in a 156 sq m space in Hall 3 . "French companies are going to Cabsat not only in order to better understand the market and discover business opportunities, but also to create partnerships with local players in the digital media sector, such as broadcasters, producers, integrators and TV channels," said Marie-Françoise Nolet, in charge of organizing the pavilion at Business France. Some of them benefit from VR programs organized ahead of time with major regional accounts. Several innovations in the audiovisual sector will be exhibited there (recording and broadcasting equipment, UHD/4K, IPTV and TV on mobile, content creation, management and distribution technologies). The Content Armor startup will present new solutions to help the multimedia and entertainment industry fight content piracy. Hexaglobe will be exhibiting for the first time by offering a new online video distribution product to broadcasters and digital media. The INA Audiovisual Institute will be presenting the INA-Signature, a new tool designed to protect industrialized content and copyright. French equipment manufacturers enjoy a worldwide reputation and operate in all areas of the audiovisual sector. The French market continues to expand in high added value services and has recorded significant growth in HD, particularly UHD, in production and dissemination. Digital broadcasting has been successfully deployed in France over all types of media (terrestrial, cable, satellite, IP). It should be noted that the industry generates significant revenues through exports for production (filming) and post-production (dubbing, subtitling, image processing). Come and meet the exhebitors on the Creative France pavilion in Hall 3 Exhebitors Catalogue: https://bit.ly/2NJsWek ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE: Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Social Media: Account Most common used hashtags Twitter : @BF_MiddleEast #InfoBF #FrenchPavilion #CreativeFrance #FranceAtCabsat For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Contact: Marie-Françoise Nolet marie-françoise.nolet@businessfrance.fr Yasmina Ouari Press Officer – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)52 99 529 97 Mail : yasmina.ouari@businessfrance.fr 


Bridging cross-cultural communications,France launches Arabic Website

Rejula ARUN - 29-nov.-2018 09:08:49

• The Arabic language domain was developed for all Arabic speaking travelers who can now benefit from the localized website, providing relevant content to help prepare for a great trip. • The new Arabic website: France.fr is designed to inspire visitors and create the immediate desire to travel and enjoy experiences across France and its territories. United Arab Emirates, November  2018 – Atout France, the national French tourism development agency, is proud to announce the launch of France.fr the official dedicated Arabic website for France as a destination. With the goal of welcoming 100 million tourists to France by 2020, the Arabic version of the website has been developed to increase interest and footfall from the region. France.fr is fully adapted with the traveler from the Middle East in mind. The content created takes into consideration cultural nuances and traditions. Social Media platforms are now also available in Arabic to inspire and encourage followers to share their experiences. User-friendly and optimized for mobile consumption, the new website contains content and information on tourism in France, hotels, restaurants, things to do, culture and heritage, events and museums. “Digital innovation is at the heart of our marketing initiatives and we have placed a significant focus on content creation, curation and distribution of the content on France in a number of languages to remain truly connected to people around the world. The website’s aim is to boost France’s appeal as a touristic destination, improving its ranking as a top travel destination for the Arab traveler,” explained Karim Mekachera, Regional Director of Atout France in the Middle East. Key features of the website include: 1. Before you Set off or خطط لسفرك: A section entirely dedicated to travel information including customs and visa, transportation, accommodation, geography, climate and many more practical pieces of information. 2. Things to do الأنشطة : Viewers of the site can learn about the outstanding cultural attractions accessible for visits, such as taking hikes amongst the peaks, romantic tours, or family cruises.   3. Places to go الوجهات: The section of the site creates awareness of the vast numbers of locations that can be visited, including the Alpes-Mont Blanc to Normandy, Provence to the Loire Valley, and from Paris to Tahiti. The site has information on more than 30 destinations that are ready to be discovered. 4. Happening now in France الآن في فرنسا : A page dedicating to sharing news on festivals, exhibitions, concerts and major events, everywhere in France, showcases how there’s always something going on in the country. This page is great for visitors to check on activities and schedule them during their trip. 5. An interactive map: The website now includes an interactive map element that is fully responsive to give a rich experience across the platform. “We are pleased to offer a local language domain for all Arabic speaking travelers who can now benefit from a localized platform providing more relevant content to help them prepare for a great trip,” Mekachera added. To further enhance user experience, the developers of the website will be gathering and studying consumer feedback to continuously improve and update the website. Updates will also be released including new content specific to the market including shopping, halal food, luxury accommodation and more. • END Note to Editors: ABOUT ATOUT FRANCE: Social Media: Accounts Most common used hashtags Twitter : @FranceFr_Me Facebook : Me.France.Fr Instagram : France.Fr_Me #                                                      مرحبا_فرنسا فرنسا# باريس# For more info, feel free to contact: Maud Brunet Media relations manager Maud.Brunet@atout-france.fr


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