#ICYMI 23/05: UAE Tech & Digital News at a Glance

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The Big Stories

Engineering and tech employers in the UAE struggling to find right candidates to fill roles.More Middle East Technology FAST 50. Deloitte Middle East has released a list of the fastest growing technology companies in Middle East and Cyprus.More Justlife and Radix among Deloitte’s fastest growing tech companies in the Middle East.More

Start-up Nation

UAE pushes for more local startups as it strives to be home of unicorns.More All-in-one platform set to transform SMEs in the Middle East manage their spending, following the Fintech startup’s $12 million seed round.More A digital trading platform connecting customers looking to sell pre-owned electronics to a global network of buyers raises $10 million for expansion plans.MoreDubai-based Saphyte and a host of Fintech startups listed in the FAST 50 “Companies to Watch” listing.More

Talent Matters

Opportunities will continue to emerge in Cyber Security as GCC banks prioritse investment in mitigating cyber risks – globally the sector is growing by 14.5% annually.More Drive aimed at boosting the Emirati workforce in the private sector steps up a gear – companies in UAE supporting employment of Emiratis will be rewarded.More UAE businesses are plugging digital skills with a hire-and-hone approach – Available candidates with enough new-technology skills is at a premium.More

Innovation & Tech Culture

Dubai’s Museum of the Future is to launch its first non-fungible token (NFT) collection — The Most Beautiful NFTs in the metaverse.More Explore Sudan’s remarkable Pyramids of Meroe – a World Heritage site – in a new immersive experience launched by Google Arts & Culture earlier this week.More Forget NFTs, there’s a chance to buy some hardware history when a rare Apple Computer 1 owned by a Dubai collector and signed by one of its creators is auctioned next month.More

Diversity Matters

Backlash against Western media – Arab women are now ministers and CEOs, yet stereotypes persist.More