Campaign to promote a healthy lifestyle and increase fitness level of the shoppers
Al Wahda Mall, Mushrif Mall and Khalidiyah Mall under Line Investments & Property L.L.C, the shopping mall development and management division of Lulu Group International will be participating in Get fit Abu Dhabi, a campaign for fitness movement and retail promotions. Initiated by the Department of community Development (DCD), the mall promotions and fitness driven events will be from 10th to 30th November.
Mr. Wajeb Al Khoury, Director of Line Investments and Property LLC said,“Encouraging an active lifestyle is a foundation for good health and our partnership with the Department of Community Development is a positive step towards being a platform to champion healthy living and inspire our mall visitors to get motivated towards a more dynamic and enriching life.”
Mushrif Mall will have an activation area on the 3rd floor where customers can try fitness programs arranged by the Mall’s tenant Personal 20 and mall visitors will also have a chance to try different types of exercise equipment.
Khalidiyah Mall will have a fitness zone in the main atrium where customers can try different Activations while Al Wahda Mall is part of the campaign with a fitness activation zone and Gold’s Gym activities from 6pm-8pm during the campaign period.
There will be competitions during the campaign in all three malls and winners get a chance to win gifts and mall vouchers.
There will also be a raffle draw in all three malls where every AED 200/- spent gives shoppers a chance to enter a raffle draw promotion to win cash prize of Total AED 600,000. There will be a raffle draw every week (November 16th, 23rdand 30th) and each week there will be 40 lucky winners of AED 5000/- with a total of 120 winners.
Powered by Nutanix’s Xi IoT Platform, Solution to Improve Supply Chain and Logistics Operations in Real-time by Leveraging AI, IoT, and Edge Computing
Nutanix, Inc.(NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, announced today a partnership with Hardis Group, a consulting, digital services and software publishing company, to deliver Vision Insights powered by Xi IoT, an innovative solution to manage supply chain operations efficiency. Available now, Vision Insights powered by Xi IoT is a supply chain optimisation solution comprised of Hardis Group Vision Insights software running as a container on the Nutanix Xi IoT platform. This solution will help companiesharness the potential of cognitive services (image and voice recognition), IoT, edge computing, and machine learning technologies to dramatically improve efficiency, traceability, and safety of logistics and supply chain operations in warehouses, factories and distribution centres.
Vision Insights powered by Xi IoT allows Hardis Group’s Vision Insight customers to get easy traceability of assets through real-time image monitoring and recognition. For example, sensor data from cameras, fixed or embedded on systems such as an automatic guided vehicle (AGV) or cart, will be ingested into the Xi IoT platform through data pipelines and passed to Vision Insights for AI inferencing at the edge. This enables the creation of a digital twin of the warehouse and real-time analysis of a situation, which can include comprehensive visibility of a specific logistics process flow, number of pallets incorrectly positioned, wet or damaged package detection, or an operator not equipped with proper safety equipment. Any anomalies in the image recognition are sent to the Hardis Group cloud for deep learning purposes and the entire edge platform is managed by the Xi IoT SaaS management.
By bringing this new solution to market with Hardis Group as part of their new Vision Insights and IoT Insights programs, Nutanix helps its customers address common supply chain operations challenges such as efficiency, traceability and safety. Key benefits of this solution include:
Ability to centrally deploy, secure, monitor and manage the lifecycle of supply chain applications and AI models across thousands of edge locations
Capability to seamlessly work with existing remote camera deployments for a quick path to ROI
Support for a large variety of edge hardware devices to accommodate nearly any logistics facility
By partnering with Nutanix’s Xi IoT platform, Hardis Group was able to focus on the business logic behind their Vision Insights program, and dramatically decrease the time to develop the application, go-to-market, onboard and prove ROI to its customers, as well as drastically improve IoT security, app debuggability and manageability.
“Historically, warehouse and supply chain managers have had to rely on manual processes to track warehouse logistics. With our joint solution, we’re helping customers improve the logistics performance in their factories, including upstream and downstream of their production lines, from the moment their components and raw materials arrive on-site, to storage and shipment of finished products. Customers can now seamlessly track and control routine processes through automation and IoT to improve efficiency, traceability and safety,” said Satyam Vaghani, Senior Vice President and General Manager of AI and IoT at Nutanix. “This partnership will bring better management of customer’s logistics flows by leveraging AI, advanced analytics and IoT to improve supply chain operations.”
“When we started developing this solution in the cloud, we quickly realised we needed a partner who was able to operationalise this at industrial scale at the edge. Nutanix and its Xi IoT platform was the right partner to assist us in doing so,” said Nicolas Odet, CEO of Hardis Group. “By working with Nutanix, we were able to drastically reduce the time this innovative solution was brought to market for our customers and help them accelerate their supply chain and digital transformation. We’re excited to continue working with Nutanix to scale and deploy these solutions worldwide.”
New research article by AESG outlines key Urban Resilience design principles and best-practices and provides insight to enable cities to better mitigate the impact of climate change
With 68% of the world’s population expected to live in urban areas by 2050, and a proven correlation between increases in urbanization and climate change, it is imperative for governments, city planners and developers to future-proof their cities by investing in urban resilience programs. AESG, a world leading Specialist Consulting, Engineering and Advisory firm, has released a new research article which presents clear guidance on urban resilience concepts and best practices. The company intends for this report, titled ‘Urban resilience: A look into global climate change impacts and possible design mitigation’, to aid governments, city planners, engineers, architects and developers in building resilient cities that can better tackle the urban challenges resulting from climate change.
Saeed Al Abbar, Managing Director at AESG advocates the need for a concerted effort by these stakeholders to mitigate the climate change impact on cities through better urban planning. “While the effects of climate change can be detrimental, a large majority of these can be alleviated by strengthening interdependent infrastructure systems and ensuring resilience on an infrastructure, policy and economic basis,” he said.
“Building resilience in cities is essential to not only make populations and infrastructure less susceptible to damage and loss, but to also make them more agile to the unpredictable nature of climate change impacts. We are at a pivotal moment in human history, and the actions we take today will bear profound impact on the security and quality of life, of us, and our future generations,” he added.
The report, developed by AESG’s qualified team of sustainability, environmental and planning experts, stresses that achieving urban resilience necessitates planning a city at a macro-level, understanding interdependencies of its systems and implementing solutions to mitigate the anticipated risks. In addition to reporting the key climate related threats that cities today face, the article expertly analyses the innovative locational, structural and regulatory approaches being implemented globally to address a myriad of urban challenges.
Briefly summarizing the insight and guidance detailed in these best practices, Al Abbar said. “For city and municipal governments, resilience implies planning development, providing safe and affordable infrastructure and services, regulating building design and construction, regulating hazardous activities, influencing land availability and construction requirements, encouraging and supporting household and community actions to reduce risk, and finally, putting in place effective disaster early warning, preparedness, and response systems.”