Saudi cyber security college signs MoU to promote technology

A member of the military specialised in cyber defense works on servers in Lille on January 23, 2018 during the 10th International Cybersecurity Forum. (AFP)
Updated 24 June 2018
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Saudi cyber security college signs MoU to promote technology

  • Stanford will contribute to the development of academic content at the college covering cybersecurity
  • Stanford enjoys a globally renowned position in the fields of computer science and engineering

JEDDAH: Prince Mohammed bin Salman College for Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technologies has signed a strategic partnership deal with Stanford University in the US.
Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Dahlawi, the dean of Mohammed bin Salman College, said that Stanford enjoys a globally renowned position in the fields of computer science and engineering, and the agreement, signed in San Francisco, California, on June 22, will help the Saudi college develop and grow in line with the standards of international learning institutions.
He added that Stanford will contribute to the development of academic content at the college covering cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, high-performance computing and cloud computing.
Dr. Khaled Al-Suwailem, from the Stanford Global Projects Center, said the agreement reflects the university’s belief in the importance of strategic partnerships and in Prince Mohammed bin Salman College as a specialized institution promoting knowledge and technology in support of Vision 2030.


Saudi women incubate creative ideas for community development

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Saudi women incubate creative ideas for community development

JEDDAH: The Halcyon Incubator fellowship on Friday concluded a program in Washington, DC for a group of Saudi female pioneers in social development.
Fourteen Saudi innovators working in community development on Thursday gave presentations on seven ambitious projects that highlight applications that they are seeking to implement.
The seven Saudi projects highlighted a number of unique applications, such as the online on-click link between dentists, lab technicians and labs, whose design has shown that it will make a major social change in its country and will save waiting for medical appointments and reports.
Another online project helps children with autism to improve communication skills through games and educational activities.
Another focuses on linking history and modern technology in many languages to improve tourism and make it easier for pilgrims to visit the country.
It also presented practical projects such as “Green Desert,” which seeks to contribute to solving the problem of lack of waste recycling culture in Saudi Arabia.
During his visit to the Halcyon Incubator, the director of innovation and entrepreneurship at Taibah University, Dr. Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, praised its development of social projects. He also congratulated the group of Saudi women for their innovative excellence.
The Saudi Innovations Group has spent two weeks working in the hospitality of the Halcyon Incubator, which has been named the “Kingfisher” as a symbol.
The organization seeks to promote creativity in all its forms throughout the world by stimulating and supporting creators who seek to promote the good in their communities.
The annual program of the Halcyon Incubator sponsors various groups of change-makers in the fields of arts and social projects and provides them with an environment that incubates their bold ideas and helps them to learn, gain experience and knowledge and provide them with free trial opportunities to enhance their talents and visions and transform them into influential energies in society.