Messe Frankfurt Middle East launches Intersec Saudi Arabia

Organized by Messe Frankfurt Middle East in partnership with Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions, the inaugural edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia will feature more than 125 exhibitors from 20 countries.
Updated 12 July 2016
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Messe Frankfurt Middle East launches Intersec Saudi Arabia

Intersec, the world’s major international trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, is making its debut in Saudi Arabia, offering global suppliers direct access to the Kingdom’s vast market where security spending continues to rise.
Organized by Messe Frankfurt Middle East in partnership with Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE Group), the inaugural edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia will take place at the Jeddah Center for Forum and Events from May 2-4, 2017.
The three-day event will feature more than 125 exhibitors from 20 countries.
Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, said: “Saudi Arabia is a fast-growing security market, as it steps up measures to ensure border safety and protect critical petrochemical and commercial infrastructure. The number of Saudi trade visitors to Intersec in Dubai has increased by 53 percent from 2012 to 2016.”
Muwaffak Al-Harith, chairman of ACE Group, stated: “We are excited for Al-Harithy Exhibitions Company to jointly organize with Messe Frankfurt Middle East the largest security exhibition — Intersec — in Saudi Arabia in 2017.”
Nedap, one of the world’s top 20 commercial security solutions providers, is among the launch partners eager to make an impact at Intersec Saudi Arabia 2017.
Joost van der Willik, MD, Nedap Middle East, said: “Saudi Arabia has proven solid grounds for Nedap technology for more than a decade now.”
Axis Communications is another headline launch partner at Intersec Saudi Arabia 2017.
Marwan Khoury, marketing manager for the Middle East and Africa at Axis Communications, said: “Draeger will be among the top launch partners specializing in fire protection and safety.”
Emad El Lahham, head of marketing at Draeger Arabia, said: “Draeger Arabia is happy to be a launch partner for the first edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia.


New J-Clinic to harness machine learning tech

Updated 25 September 2018
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New J-Clinic to harness machine learning tech

MIT and Community Jameel, the social enterprise organization founded and chaired by Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel ‘78, launched the Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health (J-Clinic) on Tuesday. This is the fourth major collaborative effort between MIT and Community Jameel.
J-Clinic, a key part of the MIT Quest for Intelligence, will focus on developing machine learning technologies to revolutionize the prevention, detection, and treatment of disease. It will concentrate on creating and commercializing high-precision, affordable, and scalable machine learning technologies in areas of health care ranging from diagnostics to pharmaceuticals, with three main areas of focus:
l Preventative medicine methods and technologies with the potential to change the course of non-infectious disease by stopping it in its tracks.
l Cost-effective diagnostic tests that may be able to both detect and alleviate health problems.
l Drug discovery and development to enable faster and cheaper discovery, development, and manufacture of new pharmaceuticals, particularly those targeted for individually customized therapies.
J-Clinic’s holistic approach will utilize MIT’s expertise in cellular and medical biology, computer science, engineering, and the social sciences, among other areas.
“The health care system has no shortage of data,” said MIT President L. Rafael Reif. “But it has far too little access to the kinds of tools and experts who can translate population-level data into clinical insights that could make it possible to tune care precisely for individuals. Building on MIT’s deep expertise in fields from cancer to neuroscience, and our longstanding connections to Boston’s world-class medical community, J-Clinic offers an accelerated path to creating new technologies that could help make health care more effective everywhere — from villages in developing nations to major teaching hospitals.”
“The J-Clinic will positively impact the world by accelerating the creation of machine learning technologies and algorithms that will make preventing, detecting, and treating disease more precise, affordable, and personalized,” said Anantha P. Chandrakasan, dean of the MIT School of Engineering, and Vannevar Bush, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, who will serve as J-Clinic’s chair. “It will be a truly multifaceted effort that amplifies synergies between the life sciences and the latest research in human and machine intelligence. J-Clinic will inspire innovation for the betterment of humanity.”
“Channeling MIT’s machine learning expertise into health care will transform medical outcomes for people around the world,” said Fady Jameel, president of Community Jameel International. “Health care has been an important sphere of activity for Community Jameel since our earliest days, from founding the first nonprofit hospital for physical rehabilitation in Saudi Arabia, to partnering with the King Salman Center for Disability Research. J-Clinic continues our journey of supporting cutting-edge research and driving innovation in health care, in Saudi Arabia and around the whole world.”