Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 47 | Page 7

NEWS DarkMatter and Khalifa University launch CyberSecurity Research Award and was attended by top officials from DarkMatter and Khalifa University. “The sustainability of our Smart City future depends on creative and robust cybersecurity infrastructure and solutions to combat rising threats within today’s digital landscape,” said Dr Shreekant Thakkar, Chief Scientist, Advanced Research of DarkMatter Group. D arkMatter Group, a leading digital and cyber transformation firm, and Khalifa University of Science and Technology, have announced the launch of a US$1.5 million Cyber Security Research Award (CRA). University students, graduate research assistants, researchers and faculty from both local and international institutions are being invited to present ideas that could potentially advance the field of cybersecurity in the era of Smart Cities. The announcement came during a media roundtable that was organised at the Khalifa University Main Campus in Abu Dhabi “With the unveiling of the Cyber Security Research Award (CRA), we are one step closer towards uncovering breakthrough solutions that will futureproof our connected, digitalised cities. “At DarkMatter Group we encourage research and are proud to be fostering a collaborative ecosystem that will leverage the skills and expertise of private, public, and academic entities in a bid to create a safer, more secure society for all.” ///////////////// Axiom Telecom selects Swisslog to deliver automated warehouse system S wisslog, a global warehouse automation specialist, has installed a new automated warehouse in Dubai for Axiom Telecom. Axiom has more than 5,000 points of sale and 2,000 employees across the UAE and KSA, and is a retailer and distributor of technology brands in the telecom industry. The move to a new facility was part of Axiom’s vision to meet changing customer demands, while driving down cost per unit. Axiom selected Swisslog’s AutoStore solution to deliver a higher level of automation compared to a conventional warehousing system. The new warehouse located at Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) includes a range of pioneering distribution solutions that will give Axiom enhanced operational efficiency with less manpower. The Swisslog AutoStore solution consists of the automated storage and picking system AutoStore and SynQ warehouse management software. AutoStore is an innovative automated material handling solution that uses robots on top of an aluminium grid system to store and locate goods, delivering them to pick stations for processing. For Axiom, the AutoStore system will consist of nine robots and five picking stations, providing storage space for 12,500 bins. Ten gravity shipping lanes ensure efficient order consolidation for both store and home delivery. Alain Kaddoum, General Manager of Swisslog Middle East, said: “Swisslog is uniquely well-placed to deliver the technology convergence and deep integration necessary to facilitate omni- channel, multi-modal movements across the supply chain, of which warehousing is a critical component.” INTELLIGENTCIO 7