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ne gathering. One thousand and more companies. One Big Day for Innovation.

Bringing forth the biggest convergence of more than 130 countries, Dubai, the land known for its lush and stunning cityscapes will host yet the grandest celebration of innovative ideas known not just to the Middle East but to the entire world. The Big 5, a one-of-a-kind event and an opportunity of a lifetime for the biggest manufacturing companies from around the world to gain access to the ever-thriving Middle East construction market will once again happen this November. This month’s issue will feature what awaits to those who will have the chance to grace the exclusive event and why you should go ahead and buy yourself a ticket. Brewing the hottest and most diverse discussions, presentations, and exhibit of products, Dubai will bear witness to a parade of excellence to bring only the best for the market in equipment, solutions, and energy cost.

Covering the five most vibrant sectors in the construction business arena, this event is to die for whether you’re new to the playing field, a startup or an investor.

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Big 5 and the Bigger Future Ahead of Us Covering the five most vibrant sectors in the construction business arena, this event is to die for whether you’re new to the playing field, a startup or an investor.

of its achievements in upholding new technology to support the construction market’s professionals and leaders with great productivity and affordable solutions to their projects.

And while there is a must for an extra shove for producing diverse yet effective miles for the construction industry, The Big 5 which has been offering a big space of reference and opportunities, also opens the doors for women empowerment and disrupting the norms about the labor force, thus developing platforms for more ideas and new standards.

Moreover, this will also feature the hopes of The Big 5 for knowledgeable community for construction and its pursuit for the future of the industry.

Aside from this, The Big 5 with its educational series immerses itself into looking what the stakeholders and the people need in the advancing times. In this magazine, Josine Heijmans, the Portfolio director of The Big 5, will share the celebration

Now closing to its 40th year anniversary, we can only be excited for more as Heijmans announces how this event will unfold a new chapter for Dubai putting it 10 years ahead of any other city.

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Engineers, Which Type of Marvel Avengers Are You? We do have real world heroes—engineers bring innovative ideas to life and sacrifice so we can reap its rewards.

Engineering Firms Must Have an Innovation Thesis Innovation should be a strategic lever for change. In fact, it should be the center of every organization—engineering firms are no exception.

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The Big 5 Heavy Joins Middle East Concrete And The Big 5 In November The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East’s leading exhibition dedicated to the infrastructure and heavy construction industry, will run alongside The Big 5 2018, organisers dmg events announce.

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Held annually in Dubai, The Big 5 is recognized as the largest and

most influential construction event in the Middle East. Its 39th edition will take place from 26-29 November 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, gathering thousands of exhibiting companies and industry professionals from more than 130 countries.

Since its launch, The Big 5 has been a strategic point of reference for well-established organisations to reinforce their leadership position, as well as for manufacturing companies from around the world to access the growing Middle East construction market. The event has brought under one roof tens of

thousands of innovative products for the built environment, providing the material and expertise that helped developing the GCC region over the past four decades. Covering an area as big as 16 football fields one next to the other, today The Big 5 showcases the latest construction products and solutions across five dedicated sectors: MEP services, Building Interiors & Finishes, Building Envelope & Special Construction, Construction Tools & Building Materials, and Construction Technology & Innovation. A unique platform to network and do business, the event also offers a wide educational programme delivered by local and international experts across the four days of the show, on hot industry topics. The workshops run in four theaters, as BIM Talks, Architecture Talks, Project Management Talks and Design Talks.

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About Josine Heijmans

I feel privileged to have lived in such vibrant, fast-developing and changing cities and have experienced the massive opportunities urban design, planning and construction creates for cities and its people. As portfolio director within dmg events construction division, I now proudly look after dmg events’ flagship exhibition - The Big 5 - as well as our latest new launch in The Big 5 series - The Big 5 Construct Egypt taking place this September in Cairo. Other events in my portfolio include the Urban Design and Landscaping Expo and The Big 5 Solar amongst others, as well our construction publication and online portal for the construction industry The Big 5 Hub. MY LEADERSHIP STYLE Maybe not always visible to the visitor or exhibitor, but organizing exhibitions entails a lot of planning, organizing and liaising with different parties and easily takes up more than a 12-18 month of preparations.

Having worked in the events industry for over 15 years in Asia and the Middle East I joined dmg events first as Event Director for The Big 5 in 2015. My first task was to transform The Big 5’s traditional layout with country pavilions, by the introduction of five dedicated product sectors to help visitors navigate the event better and increase ROI for exhibitors. I started my career in The Netherlands, however I have been living with my husband and two kids in Dubai for nearly 11 years now. Prior to the UAE, I have worked for 3 years in Shanghai, China.

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Similar as in many businesses, a quality product can only be delivered by keeping a close eye on your customers’ needs and requirements. So, in my role I believe it is crucial to be in close contact with our visitors and exhibitors in the markets we operate, understand what they would like to see at the event and how we can make the experience better. Listening skills, adaptability, driving change as well as keeping sight of the bigger picture are therefore crucial skills in my role as leader. Team work is also key in delivering successful events. As a leader I am very much part of the team sales and sponsorship, marketing & PR, operations, admin, conference – as only together we can achieve great things.

THE FUTURE “As the event prepares to turn 40 next year, at dmg events we are working on an edition that is all about the future. Under the theme “Shaping the future of construc-


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tion�, The Big 5 2018 will introduce new features to move the building industry forward, embracing the vision of the Dubai Future Foundation and its Dubai 10X initiative to put Dubai 10 years ahead of any other city. The construction sector is widely considered a late adopter of

technology. Construction industry’s investments in this field are still extremely low compared to other major industries. Yet, now more than ever, technology and innovation are crucial to remain competitive. To cope with tight margins, improve existing standards of living and address a variety of

challenges, from booming populations and energy consumption to climate change, the industry needs a technological push. I am therefore extremely proud of the new features we’re bringing to The Big 5 to drive this much needed change. In 2018, the brightest ideas, minds and initia-


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tives from around the globe will foster innovation and disruption of the status quo of the construction industry at the show.

all of the show’s most innovative and newest products will offer a glimpse of what is shaking up the construction industry today.

For the first time, the event will host a dedicated Live Innovation Zone. This will be an interactive display of the most innovative products and technologies presented in real time throughout the show days.

Next to the Live Innovation Zone, The Big 5 Start-up City will bridge the present to the future. In this dedicated area, selected startups in the construction industry will display the technologies and solutions that will soon shake-up to built environment.

Visitors will have the chance to learn the value and specifications of several new and innovative products, and interact directly with demonstrators during the Q&A sessions. Alongside the live demonstrations, a permanent display of

We’ve set up a program to support these brave, young, innovative companies. Beyond providing a prime platform to promote their ideas and products in front of over 65,000 industry professionals, The

Big 5 will donate a prize worth USD 25,000 to the most innovative startup selected by a panel of judges through a competition. Technology and future will also be the core of our high-level summit this year. Gathering VIPs, decision makers and leaders in the


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construction industry, we’re launching the FutureTech Construction Summit on November 26.

ductivity, greater sustainability and enhanced affordability in their projects with the help of technology.

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Developing the industry also means supporting its work force. Today, empowering women in construction is a priority.

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TOP 10 ICONIC ACHIEVEMENTS 1. When dmg events acquired The Big 5 in 2000, the exhibition covered some 12,000m2. This has risen to over 110,000m2 in gross floor space nowadays. 2. Sector specific events developed out of the growth of The Big 5. Some popular spin-off events are The Big 5 Solar, The Big 5 Heavy, Gulf Glass, FM Expo, FM Expo Saudi, HVAC R Expo, HVAC R Expo Saudi, Urban Design & Landscaping Expo, and Windows Doors & Facades. 3. Against a backdrop of over three decades of success, The Big 5 has started expanding its brand across the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The show has recently been geo-adapted and launched in other countries, including Saudi Arabia, India, Kenya, Morocco, Egypt and Nigeria. 4. Beyond The Big 5 brand, this year dmg events has expanded its presence in Africa by acquiring various shows, including: Coatings for Africa ACETC – Africa Construction Expo and Totally Concrete Expo KZN Construction Expo Cape Construction Expo African Ports and Rail Evolution West African Ports and Rail Evolution 5. The organization has also acquired Atticus Events, adding HI Design to its existing portfolio of events, while running flagship exhibitions in the energy, interior design, coatings, transport and hospitality sectors (GASTECH, ADIPEC, INDEX, Hotel Show among others), beyond construction. 6. dmg events has recently opened new offices in Jeddah, Cape Town, and Cairo. 7. In 2017, The Big 5 hosted 2,601 exhibitors from 64 countries, hitting the highest international participation in its history. 8. In 2018, five events will be part of The Big 5: HVAC-R Expo, The Big 5 Solar, Urban Design & Landscaping Expo, Middle East Concrete and The Big 5 Heavy. 9. The Big 5 2018 will offer 100+ free and CPD-certified workshops and the “How to Do Business in the UAE” Seminar (this latter in partnership with Dubai South Business Park). Moreover, the show will host the first Future-Tech Construction Summit, the Urban Design & Landscaping Summit, the Global Solar Leaders Summit, and the Innovation in Precast Summit. 10. “Shaping the Future of Construction” is the official theme of 39th edition of The Big 5. The show will introduce for the first time the “Live Innovation Zone”, the “Start-Up City”, the “FutureTech Construction Summit” and the “Women in Construction” features to lead the industry into the future.

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I’m therefore excited to announce the launch of The Big 5’s Women in Construction Seminar and Awards. The Seminar will offer strong, powerful and successful women who are changing the game and setting an example, an international stage where to share their experience and advance the entire industry. At The Big 5’s Women in Construction Awards, we will also celebrate the female workforce already powering the construction industry. Anwaar Al Shimmari, Chief Innovation Officer and Director of Design, Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Cathy Christer, Partner and Head of MEP at Godwin Austen Johnson, and Sumaya Dabbagh, Principal-Dabbagh Architects and President-RIBA Gulf, are some of the incredible women who will speak at the Big 5’s Women in Construction seminar on November 28.

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The list of novelties at the show goes on. To improve the visitors’ experience, we are creating one mega event for the industry to source all products for the construction cycle from concept through to completion, under one roof. The Big 5 Solar, the Urban Design & Landscaping Expo, HVACR Expo, Middle East Concrete and The Big 5 Heavy will all run alongside The Big 5 2018, offering a one stop shop for the built environment. Over 100 educational sessions, including free CPD-certified workshops and high-level summits, will also be on offer across the six co-located events, bringing a wealth of knowledge to the construction community. Beyond the FutureTech Construction Summit, we’re organizing the fourth edition of the Global Solar Leaders Summit, the second Innovation in Precast Summit and the brand new Urban Design & Landscaping Summit. There’s so much more to be done and seen at The Big 5 this year, so I invite all professionals to save the date for the largest and most influential construction event in the region. From 26 to 29 November, join the construction community at the Dubai World Trade Centre, meet with over 2,500 exhibiting companies from around the world, network, learn, discover new products. Most of all, be part of the one event that will shape the future of the construction industry – The Big 5.”


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T RIV IA The Big 5 has its origins in an event known as Arab Water and came about from an amalgamation of five separate product-focused events that all had a link to the construction sector- such as HVAC and building materials.

Also, in 2007, The Big 5 was one of the first in the region to welcome a prime minister, when the then Italian leader Romano Prodi visited the exhibition with his minister for international trade. Some more mind-blowing facts: The Big 5 is as big as 16 football

fields one next to the other! It would take 5 Wimbledon Centre Courts or the entire London Stadium to fit all the visitors The Big 5 welcomed last year! In 2017, 70% of the world countries participated at The Big 5!


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Construction In Dubai Has A New Mantra – and It’s Not About Going Big

Dubai is now focusing on building more compact and efficient developments in response to market demands ubai has built its fame developing some of the tallest, largest, and most magnificent construction projects in the world. Recognized globally as a luxury destination, the Emirate might have a surprise in store. Dubai is now focusing on building more compact and efficient developments in response to market demands, an expert reveals to The Big 5.

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says Ahmad Bukhash, Director of Urban Planning at the Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (DCCA). The new trend is in full swing. Driven by demand, today the average size of villas is smaller in comparison to the previous market offer. Residential apartments follow just the same trend, with studios and 1-bedroom units being the most requested.

is to understand what affordable housing really means.” The answer, according to Bukhash, is clear. Developing affordable buildings means first and foremost building efficiently.

The shift goes well beyond the size of the units.

“Minimizing the cost for the developer is the best way to provide affordable buildings. Going forward, we need to understand how to save on construction costs and how to use new technologies to speed up the construction process.”

“More than building smaller, the new trend is about building affordably. This is why the crucial question for architects in Dubai

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gathering the next construction tech disruptors.

“There’s an unprecedented call for innovative technologies and efficient building solutions to come into play in the Emirate’s fast paced construction industry,”

The show will also present the first FutureTech Construction Summit, exploring future trends and technologies through case studies, panel discussions and thought-provoking presentations.

comments Josine Heijmans, Portfolio Director of The Big 5, the region’s leading construction event. Under the theme “Shaping the future of construction”, the event will introduce the brand new Live Innovation Zone, where demonstrations will feature some of the newest and most innovative products available, and the Start-up City,

Over 2,500 construction companies from around the globe are expected to take part in the 39th edition of The Big 5 in Dubai. Here, they will meet over 60,000 industry professionals looking to source products for almost 12,000 construction projects currently active in the UAE.

“Minimizing the cost for the developer is the best way to provide affordable buildings. Going forward, we need to understand how to save on construction costs and how to use new technologies to speed up the construction process.”

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Manlift to launch two conferences in November To continuously empower their clients, suppliers and partners, Manlift will be holding two events this coming November namely the IPAF Middle East Convention and the Open House Day. These events will feature experts and other key industry professionals to enrich the knowledge of their customers in the business. n November 7, IPAF Middle East Convention will commence in Meydan, Dubai which will be attended by international speakers and key players of the powered access platform industry which will open opportunities for all participants to acquire substantial information about the developments in the industry from across the globe.

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Meanwhile, to gather people from the construction, facility management, aviation and safety management and other related industries together, the company will also hold its Open House Day at Dubai Investment Park 2. Though the date has yet to be announced, partners and enthusiasts should attend this very special event that will cater how Manlift provide innovative solutions and strategies for their customers. The Open House Day will focus on bringing profound understanding on rental fleet cycle and latest digital technology adaptations as well as innovative solutions. It will also enable participants to hear different strategies on how to address dilemmas from the mouths of professional technicians and sales experts. On the same day, clients and partners can try various aerial work platforms.

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Training Center of the Year at IAPA Award in April 2017, Manlift envisions to continue enhancing and increasing awareness on Aerial Work Platforms. Safety is an essential part of Manlift’s DNA and they are ready to take enormous steps to make the construction and infrastructure industry across Middle East and South East Asia a secured place from work hazards. These events will be a great occasion for visitors to analyze their requirements, choose the best platform for them and augment their industry capabilities—all with the experts’ guidance. It will surely be filled with fun as the event will also offer prizes and many more surprises.

The Open House Day will focus on bringing profound understanding on rental fleet cycle and latest digital technology adaptations as well as innovative solutions.


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Middle East Construction Firms Must Adopt New Technologies to Survive in a Digital World Industry experts to convene next month at Construction Technology Forum to discuss global technological revolution in the construction sector he global construction industry is gearing for massive changes and challenges, compelling Middle East construction companies to adopt new technologies or fall behind.

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“There is no stopping the megatrend toward digitization,” according to Mibu John, Partner & Director Ventures Middle East, a leading management consulting and research company in the Middle East. Companies who move early to develop and implement their own digitization strategy will be the winners as the construction industry goes digital. Otherwise, lack of expertise in new technologies could become a serious competitive drawback.”

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Modern construction companies are under increasing pressure to ensure timely delivery amongst costly challenges like delays, overspending and shortages of skilled labor. With new technologies like Artificial Intelligence, 3D printing, Building Information Modeling (BIM), IOT (Internet of things), and cloud-based solutions to manage the surge of Big Data in construction, the challenges now plaguing the construction industry could soon become less relevant. “Undoubtedly, adopting these new technologies in construction will improve predictability, speed of delivery, environmental sustainability, design freedom and reduce manpower cost. However, these new technologies need to be supported by compatible tools that connect systems at every

link in the value chain, and conditions need to be established that enable the technological revolution in construction at scale.” Producers who don’t provide tech compatible products and information will fall behind. Construction companies must be prepared to manage Big Data as buried under piles of data can be invaluable information that can lead to new business models or services. Commenting on the future trends, Sassan Hatam, Partner at Roland Berger, a global strategy consulting firm, said: “Construction firms of the future will use digital tools to have materials supplied just in time, thereby cutting the cost of storage and transportation and increasing efficien-


cy. “They will source materials with electronic portals and, in so doing, optimize not only their prices but also their collaboration with suppliers. In production, building suppliers will deploy smart machinery and applications that forge networks in which all production processes are planned in advance and operated with optimal efficiency.” The Construction Technology Forum 2018, taking place 24-25 September, 2018 at the Address Hotel Dubai Marina is designed to provide insights on how adopting technology can reduce operational costs, boost productivity and enhance overall quality across all elements of the industry supply-chain. Key speakers represent Abu Dhabi 2019, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Airports, TAQATI, Dubai Energy Efficiency Program, BuroHappold Engineering, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) & Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. In the Middle East, the UAE is aiming for 25% of new buildings to be printed by 2030; and Saudi Arabia seems intent on using 3D printing to

reduce its housing deficit. The UAE has also launched the UAE Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the UAE Artificial Intelligence Strategy of 2031 both aiming to position the country as a global leader for leveraging cutting-edge technologies to drive innovation and boost the economy. Just by implementing its AI strategy the UAE estimates a growth rate of 26%, and economic savings of Dh335 Bn. New technologies are already impacting the way the sector develops and builds in the UAE. Dubai’s Future Foundation’s ‘Office of the Future’ (designed and master-planned by UAEbased architecture firm Killa Design) is the world’s first fully functional and permanently occupied ‘3D printed building’. The entire structure was printed in concrete using an additive manufacturing technique. Ben Piper, Partner & Design Principal at Killa Design in Dubai, commented that the project, “highlights what is possible with new building technologies and is a prime example of how the built environment will be developed in the future”.

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Dubai Hospitality Developments Pick-up Pace Organisers of the largest construction event in the Middle East reveal growth in both number and value of Dubai hospitality projects in 2018. rganisers of the largest construction event in the Middle East reveal growth in both number and value of Dubai hospitality projects in 2018.

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27 months to the grand opening of Dubai’s Expo, construction activities are speeding up. The goal is to deliver additional hotel rooms and infrastructure to accommodate the 20 million visitors expected in 2020. With 356 active hospitality projects, Dubai’s construction sector is now in full swing. A report produced by BNC Network for The Big 5, the largest event for the construction industry in the Middle East, reveals a 6.1% year on year increase in the value

of Dubai’s hospitality projects in Q1 2018. Comprising new hotels, resorts and hotel apartments, these are worth a total of over USD 43 billion. “Expo 2020 Dubai is proving a magnificent growth driver for the hospitality and construction sectors,” comments Josine Heijmans, Portfolio Director of The Big 5 at dmg events. The Emirate’s hotel inventory is growing quickly. Seventeen hospitality projects worth over USD 860 million were delivered in the first quarter of 2018 only. Seven new projects worth over USD 370 million were announced in the first three months of the year. Moreover, 25 hospitality projects with an estimated value of USD 2.2

billion, currently in tender stage, are expected to be awarded in the next few months. “The Dubai Hospitality Construction Overview report shows that Dubai is on track to reach 20 million overnight visitors in 2020,”

“These project movements demonstrate a healthy growth in the hospitality related construction sector in 2018 and beyond.”


comments Heijmans. “These project movements demonstrate a healthy growth in the hospitality related construction sector in 2018 and beyond.” Dubai is developing its hospitality infrastructure with a vision to become the world’s tourist capital. According to a report published by the Dubai Tourism Department, there were over 680 hotels and hotel apartments in the Emirate, offering an inventory of over 107,000 rooms in 2017. The new projects are set to attract more international visitors, offering a variety of theme and budget-friendly options too, as Dubai’s business related tourism keeps growing. Last year, the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) reported an all-time record of 3.3 million delegates and attendees, 9% up from 2016. In 2018, The Big 5 gears up to welcome over 2,500 exhibiting companies from across the globe. With hospitality projects worth over USD 17 billion in construction or tender stages, organisers expect to welcome over 60,000 industry professionals looking to source the latest products and construction solutions. The event will also feature a rich education agenda with high-level summits and practical workshops. Under the theme “Shaping the future of construction”, the 39th edition of The Big 5 will introduce the brand new Live Innovation Zone, where demonstrations will feature some of the newest and most innovative products available, and the Start-up City, gathering the next construction tech disruptors. Running at the DWTC from 26-29 November, the event will present and promote innovative solutions across all stages of the construction life-cycle.


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Parsons Celebrates 40 Years in the UAE Parsons celebrates 40 years of commitment to the United Arab Emirates n 2018, Parsons celebrates 40 years of commitment to the United Arab Emirates. We began by managing Abu Dhabi’s urban highway development program, and ever since, we’ve been helping the UAE transform into a global hub. Blending technology with infrastructure expertise, we create livable, smart, and integrated communities that connect people with their work, recreation, and each other.

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“2018 marks 40 years since the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE’s Founding Father, invited Parsons to help achieve his vision for the country’s future. We’re proud of helping to bring this said Gary Adams, Parsons Group vision to life since 1978, and we President. look forward to the next 40 years,” “I am very pleased to announce that Parsons is further strengthening its commitment to the UAE, as we have started building our regional headquarters in Abu Dhabi. Located in a prominent business location very close to the Abu Dhabi International Airport “We’re proud of and only one hour from Dubai Central Airport, the new helping to bring World office is designed to accommodate end-to-end technology enabled this vision to life our capabilities now and into the fusince 1978, and ture,” added Adams.

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Within the region, Parsons has been known primarily as a leader in civil infrastructure, transport, and land development consultancy, but has broadened its offerings in the areas of critical infrastructure protection, sustainable energy, advanced healthcare, smart cities, smart mobility, and end-to-end land development services. The company has also introduced several tech-driven solutions, including Parsons’ smart mobility backbone, called iNet™, and its critical infrastructure protection product, Domain6™.


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Rockwell Automation: New Application Content Speeds Up and Future-Proofs Machine Designs Rockwell Automation code libraries and device objects save time when designing machines and replacing devices

Rockwell Automation continues to release new application content to help OEMs and process skid manufacturers create state-ofthe-art machine designs faster and at a lower cost. The latest content includes device objects and two machine builder code libraries, one for converting, print and web (CPW)

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machines and one for process skids. This new release complements the already available content for packaging applications. Machine builder libraries provide standardized, application-specific code that can help engineers design CPW machines and process skids faster, while still achieving best-in-class performance. The libraries also include applica-

tion-specific features. For example, the process-skid library includes a state machine engine, which engineers can use to develop custom behaviors that match the features of their specific skids. The device objects are code and visualization objects that provide a common interface for connecting a specific device to other library objects in a machine.


“Our modular application content helps simplify managing the vast amount of coding used in today’s smart machines,”

This can drastically reduce programming rework when migrating a device. Engineers can simply add the object for a new type of device instead of rewriting the machine’s entire engineering cycle to accommodate the change. The first set of device objects are for starter, drive and motion devices. They also provide faceplates for the new line of Allen-Bradley PanelView 5000 operator interfaces. “Our modular application content helps simplify managing the vast amount of coding used in today’s smart machines,” said Achim Thomsen, senior manager application IP, Rockwell Automation. “Machine designers can use these new libraries and device objects to create machines in a more efficient and cost-effective manner. And we will continue to release

new content for more applications and devices in the future.” The new application content is available as a free download from the Rockwell Automation Product Compatibility Download Center (PCDC). Once downloaded, users import the content into the Studio 5000 Application Code Manager application. The Studio 5000 Application Code Manager application provides a single, user-friendly place for engineers to access the content, build their applications and even test applications before they build a cabinet. Engineers can also create and manage their own library objects within Application Code Manager for reuse on other projects.

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struction of the FIFA 2022 World Cup stadiums. In fact, in view of the next football championships, more than 100 billion dollars was invested in the country in projects and infrastructure. Providing a great opportunity for local and international contracting companies, which were involved in enduring projects that gave drive to the economy. An influential construction company involved in these projects, Al-Jaber and Makhlouf Company, is using the MB-S18 screening bucket for the works of Al Furousiya Street, in the Aspire Zone. It represents the main connection to reach the Al-Khor Stadium complex, a structure with 45.330 seats designed in the form of an

asymmetrical seashell. Why has a MB screener been chosen? To simplify operations and respect deadlines. In fact, with just one equipment connected to a Hitachi excavator, the company has completed a site that would have required much more time, more resources, more money. The excavated material was screened by the MB-S18. The coarser part was used as a subbase, while the fine part was mixed with sand and used as base.


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The Big 5 Heavy Joins Middle East Concrete And The Big 5 In November The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East’s leading exhibition dedicated to the infrastructure and heavy construction industry, will run alongside The Big 5 2018, organisers dmg events announce. he Big 5 Heavy, Middle East’s leading exhibition dedicated to the infrastructure and heavy construction industry, will run alongside The Big 5 2018, organisers dmg events announce.

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two exhibitions will be co-located with Middle East Concrete (MEC), The Big 5 Solar, HVACR Expo, and the Urban Design & Landscaping Expo, part of The Big 5. Richard Pavitt, Event Director of The Big 5 Heavy, says: “The success of The Big 5 Heavy this year shows a growing demand for PMV, commercial vehicles, foundations & geotechnical, quarrying & mining, road construction, and site equipment in the region.

“We’re therefore delighted to announce that the show will now feature as part of The Big 5, the region’s largest construction event. The introduction of The Big 5 Heavy will create one mega construction event for the industry to source products for the construction cycle, from concept through to completion, under one roof.” The Big 5 Heavy follows the recently announced return of the popular Middle East Concrete (MEC) event at The Big 5. Dedicated entirely to the concrete industry,


“We believe that combining The Big 5 and The Big 5 Heavy is the right choice at this point in time.”

MEC will host over 100 concrete exhibitors and four days of worldclass education led by The American Concrete Institute, PCI and Precast For All. This will make the show the only place in the region where over 65,000+ industry professionals can source everything they need in the global hub of the GCC. Top industry players are welcoming the move. Robert Winkler, Operations Manager at Bauer Equipment Gulf, says: “We believe that combining The Big 5 and The Big 5 Heavy is the right choice at this point in time. “At the upcoming Big 5 Heavy in November, we look forward to enjoying the high volume of visi-

tors attending The Big 5 event. This, paired with dedicated and specialised areas for heavy equipment, perfectly suits our requirements as the leading manufacturer of Special Foundation Equipment.” Torben Mørch, Sales Manager & Director of Global Marketing of Hawkeye Pedershaab, comments: “For many years, we leveraged Middle East Concrete at The Big 5 as a platform to drive our sales and marketing activities in the Middle East. We are very pleased to note that dmg events have decided to move MEC back to the The Big 5 in November, which we believe is key for this event’s success.”


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Pre-engineered, sustainable temporary building use takes off across The Gulf With available space at a premium, Bahrain is one of the Middle Eastern countries leading the temporary building infrastructure trend - a more sustainable and flexible solution – with the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) recently erecting a new temporary exhibition hall built by Losberger De Boer Middle East at Arad Fort in Manama for a full season of world class events.

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ustainability is a key feature of temporary building solutions, as they can be dismantled and reused in a new location as and when business conditions change. Given most models are already factory manufactured, temporary structure use is a zero carbon choice, compared to construction of a new building.

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For BACA, the deployment of a leading European-quality temporary venue at the internationally acclaimed Arad Fort UNESCO heritage site was a sustainable, flexible option, which could then be dismantled at the end of the year, and reassembled in a new location in Bahrain to host next year’s exhibition and event calendar.

Covering an area over 8,000sqm, the temporary exhibition hall chosen by BACA was the Jumbo hall product designed and built by Dutch-German company, Losberger De Boer Middle East. The largest event held in the new temporary exhibition hall was the 18th Bahrain International Book Fair, which took place in March. This biennial event showcased over 400 local and international publishers and booksellers in all subject areas under one roof, drawing more than 30,000 visitors from around the world. The 44th Bahrain Annual Fine Arts Exhibition was also held in the venue, celebrating the creativity and ingenuity of the artists in the Kingdom of Bahrain, this alongside a full calendar of other events.


Covering an area over 8,000sqm, the temporary exhibition hall chosen by BACA was the Jumbo hall product designed and built by DutchGerman company, Losberger De Boer Middle East. A spokesperson for leading temporary building supplier Losberger De Boer Middle East, added, “BACA, along with designers and architects Studio Anne Holtrop, have created and recreated for each major event, a fantastic, flexible space in a wonderful, historic location. Having chosen to work with Losberger De Boer, they were able to rely on our expertise to handle the many challenges of the site, including protection of UNESCO heritage assets whilst maximising space on a very tight site, plus a

substantially undulating ground surface beneath the whole venue. Our turnkey project solution enabled the event organiser to focus on programming and delivering these hugely successful events. “Following this event season, the venue will be quickly dismantled and, using the same approach in the coming years, the venue can be delivered elsewhere, showcasing another location in Bahrain whilst also continuing to cost-effectively

promote and facilitate Bahraini economic growth,” concluded the Losberger De Boer Middle East spokesperson. With over 400,000sqm of temporary structure stock materials across 70 systemised building products, Losberger De Boer delivers a range of temporary building solutions to clients across all GCC countries, with build times ranging from only 5 days to four weeks on most projects.


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15 Resume Tips for Engineers Average employers take only 8-10 seconds to screen your resume—these tips are for engineers like you to land the job. Your resume is the best medium to advertise yourself. Those sheets of paper are your ticket for that dream engineering job. For this reason, resume writing is a crucial step you need to be good at. Through the years, professional resumes also evolve and reformat. And so, careful judgement is needed in both content and style—after all these two factors decide whether or not you’ll be shortlisted or not. Fortunately, these top resume tips can help you advance to the interview round. INCLUDE YOUR MOST RELEVANT SKILLS The screening system that employers use matches your resume to a designated set of qualifications. Include keywords on your resume that match the job-specific skills the employer is seeking. You can find the skills and attributes the employer is looking for in the job posting.

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ADD NUMBERS TO QUANTIFY YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS The content of your resume reflects what you’ve accomplished at work as a professional. Adding numbers to your resume gives you an extra dose of credibility while creating an impression that you can bring concrete contribution back to the engineering firm you applied for. However, not all of your achievements will be quantifiable, but still many of them can be.

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The tone of voice and how a resume is written in terms of the style, font, layout and language is the will determine whether you are the better applicant. Depending on your personal and professional circumstances, choose a chronological, a functional, combination, or a targeted resume that best fits your skills, work experience, and educational background. CHOOSE A BASIC FONT

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You don’t want to complicate things when it’s the first meet-up. When writing a resume, it’s important to use a basic font that is easy to read, both for hiring engineers and for applicant management systems.

There are several simple fonts that will make your resume look clear while still leaving an impact. PUT YOUR MOST IMPORTANT AND RELEVANT ACCOMPLISHMENTS FIRST

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It’s important to prioritize the content of your resume so that your most important and relevant experience are listed first, with key accomplishments listed at the top of each position.

MOVE THE EDUCATION SECTION TO THE BOTTOM. Focus on your work experience (typically in reverse chronological order) then put your education and other information at the bottom of your resume. You don’t need to include high school or your GPA if


street address, city, state, and zip, phone number, and email address. If you have a LinkedIn profile or professional website or blog, include those links as well. ADD A PROFILE TO YOUR RESUME

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Objectives give a brief summary of your intentions and probable contributions to the company if ever you get hired. If you include an objective on your resume, it’s important to tailor it to match the job you are applying for. The more specific you are, the better chance you have of being considered for the job you are interested in or consider using a resume profile or summary, with or without a headline, instead.

it’s been a while since you graduated. Here’s when to take your GPA off your resume. USE BULLETS

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Less is more when it comes to words on a resume. Use brief action-oriented sentences that describe your role at each employer. Use bullets to keep them in order.

INCLUDE ALL (OR MOST OF) YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION

After all the screening is done, it is pretty much obvious that the next step is to give you a call or send an email that you made it to the next round. Now, it’s important to include all your contact information on your resume so employers can easily get in touch with you. In most case, include your full name,

USE A CONNECTION.

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Getting your resume into the hands of the right person can help you get an interview. Your goal is to get your resume read and knowing someone who can help that happen will make a big difference in the outcome of your application. Referrals are the number one source of new hires. CHECK FOR TYPOS

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Resume errors matter, and don’t think a spelling or grammatical error won’t get picked up. Unfortunately, the mistake will jump right off the page and get noticed. Grammarly is a terrific tool for making sure that your resume and cover letters are perfect.

WRITE A CUSTOM RESUME FOR EVERY JOB

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It takes more time to write a custom resume that matches your qualifications to the employer’s job posting, but, it’s worth the effort, especially when applying for jobs that are a perfect match for your qualifications and experience. GET RID OF NON-ESSENTIAL INFORMATION Your resume is professional, not personal. You should not include information about your personal life, family or hobbies or anything else not related to work.

EMAIL YOUR RESUME WITHOUT A GLITCH

When you’re sending an email resume, it’s important to follow the employer’s instructions on how to submit your cover letter and resume. The employer may want your resume attached to the email message and sent in specific format, typically as a Word document or a PDF. SEND YOUR RESUME AS AN ATTACHMENT

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When you apply for jobs via email, you may need to send your resume and cover letter as an attachment. It’s important to send your cover letter and resume attachments correctly, to include all the information you need so your email message is read, and to let the receiver know how they can contact you to 47 schedule an interview.


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Avoid Managing Engineers and Start Coaching Them Seek opportunities to show you care. Engineers are tired of you managing them—learn the art of coaching.

2. TAKE TIME TO LIST THINGS DOWN.

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The engineering world is a stressful place to be in. More often than not, engineers lose their drive whenever they come across failures or difficulties in life. That is why, the smallest gestures often make the biggest difference inside the workplace.

Whenever in doubt or facing a bottleneck at hand, it is always good to stop and perform a self-assessment activity to realign. Through journal-based coaching, team members are prompted to list down successes, challenges as well as questions they need answers to. With this, lesser time is allotted while the engineering leader can take time to reflect and find better ways to motivate his members.

Nothing can be more frightening than being called up to go to your boss’ office. It is the stigma which is also present in any engineering firm that keeps the employees on their toes whenever summoned. But, imagine if you are to call out a team member and give him a 30-second worth of praise instead of scolding. It will set an extremely different culture within the firm that will sprout a friendlier connection between you as a leader and a coach to your subordinates.

Coaching is no longer considered a foreign tool in effective leadership—it has grown to become a staple to almost every organization that is headed to the path of success. In fact, it reflects to even more evidences of employee development and retention over the past years. But how come our engineering leaders forget to leverage on this skill if it has proven itself to be a worthy ally in terms of human resource investment? Sometimes, our engineers are too cooped up with the end goal in mind. The need to provide solutions to immediate company needs while keeping the team intact through constant management have created an image that operational imperatives and talent development are two separate tasks while in fact, both should be working together. So, in order to build innovative coaching habits and strategies internally, here are some tips for engineering leaders to consider.

1. SAY GOODBYE TO COACHING ONE-ON-ONES. A common misconception in coaching is the thought that everything should be done one-on-one. And when working in a very busy work environment, the fear of losing precious time dedicated to accomplishing pre-scheduled tasks can become a hindrance. So, forget about spending enormous time with each of your engineers and conduct coaching initiatives that will engage the team without compromising the operations timeline.

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3. HOLD-ON TO NONVERBAL COACHING. Not everything needs to be said, sometimes more appreciation is revered without the need to speak. Try sending letters of praises. A simple “job well done” written in a sticky note can meet a lot after a long day haul. It would take two to four minutes of your time, (less than what you need to solve a simple math equation) but it will give an impression that the firm promotes a positive and supportive environment for its engineering employees.

5. RECREATE THE COACH IN YOU. Let’s admit it. Sometimes, no matter how hard we try we cannot always balance everything up. That’s why we need a back-up. Train someone to be a junior coach to fill in with the coaching efforts you can no longer do. It can serve as a great succession tool to build internal leadership and retain top talent. With all those five tips, there ain’t no reason anymore to miss coaching a team’s coaching habit. Keep in mind that an engineering team is only as good as its members and no success is driven out of demotivated members.


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Engineers, Which Type of Marvel Avengers Are You? We do have real world heroes—engineers bring innovative ideas to life and sacrifice so we can reap its rewards. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has without a doubt contributed handsomely to the very much thriving film industry that we now have. The franchise, through the emotional weight in each of the stories, as well as the visual effects and action sequences indeed, remained to be a top-notch producer of unparalleled entertainment every movie-goer commit to watch. But what really kept us from following Marvel is its concept of superheroes that always bring us back to that childhood nostalgia of wanting to become one.

I R O N M A N / T O N Y S TA R K — T H E COMPUTER ENGINEER

Described as a genius, billionaire, playboy, and a philanthropist, Tony Stark best depicts an engineer with superb programming skills and command to computers to enumerate some. The hero called as the Iron Man, is also a master of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. With the current demand for the job, no wonder why this engineer has amassed enormous wealth while using his knowledge to help push the digital age forward. C A P TA I N A M E R I C A / S T E V E R O G ER — THE INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER

At times like these, you sit and ponder on what would you do if you were a superhero. What superpowers will you choose to save the world? But when you think about it, we do already have real life heroes. Engineers time and time again, have saved humanity from ruin. Like any other professionals, engineers contribute to global advancement that has shaped the way we live now in ways we can never imagine.

Renowned leader of the Avengers, hero Steve Rogers is perfect to become an effective industrial engineer. He is assumed to be the peak of human potential, therefore possesses enhanced strength, speed, reflexes, durability, and stamina which are all vital in any management scenario. With his shield, Cap can also eliminate wastefulness in production processes.

So, who’s to say now that superheroes can never turn out to be real ones? In fact, here are extraordinary engineers who resemble your favorite Avenger characters clad with unique powers in real life.

A N T M A N / S C O T T L A N G —  T H E ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS ENGINEER

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Overcoming his criminal past, Scott Lang who also happens to be an electrical engineer in his civil life, best represents electrical and electronics engineers alike.

The size-changing hero known as Ant-Man demonstrates how one should harness power, small or humongous in size into helping mankind with its daily lives. Electronics engineers are also proud designers of electronic components, software, and products for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications. THE HULK/DR. BRUCE BANNER — THE CHEMICAL ENGINEER

Though originally a nuclear physicist by profession, Dr. Bruce Banner a.k.a. The Hulk can also be a candidate for the position of a chemical engineer. Due to an unknown genetic factor in his body, the gamma radiation that hit him did not result to death, but instead altered his body chemistry: whenever he became angry, excited, or outraged, a startling metamorphosis would occur. Chemical engineers in a similar manner, develop and design chemical manufacturing processes. They apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to solve problems that involve the production or use of chemicals, fuel, drugs, food, and many other products. Heroes, be it in the movies or in the physical world are all normal until they found ways to acquire special abilities that help mankind. They persevere and wok hard to realize their purpose in life. So as a promising engineering, why don’t you?


Engineering Firms Must Have an Innovation Thesis Innovation should be a strategic lever for change. In fact, it should be the center of every organization—engineering firms are no exception.

Engineering firms who see and act upon the opportunities and possibilities for change through innovation in this volatile and uncertain environment will not only survive but will also successfully flourish amid fluctuating economic conditions. Although, finding the right idea demands awful lot of brainstorming and ideation workshops, the tedious process is guaranteed to be rewarded with increased organizational competitiveness, faster business growth and increased business value to continuously flow and flourish in this age of disruption. But how do you even end-up with “the idea”? Taking on innovation takes a lot of time in planning and demands to burn more resources to ensure high success rate. Random acts of innovation are not options to consider as they will surely not produce good returns. Sometimes, what is thought to be a good investment, if not founded on research can lead to the downfall of the entire organization. Thus, the need for a clear innovation thesis. In order to lead innovation successfully, every company needs clarity as to where the world is going and how they plan to use innovation to respond. This innovation thesis must revolve around the overall organization strategy. And in order for an engineering firm to develop its own innovation thesis, two things are needed to be considered. P O R T F O L I O A N A LY S I S The road to innovation is rather bumpy,

and in order for the firm to reach its destination successfully, it needs to become aware first of its current position in the industry. Review your products and services portfolio and decide which need to retire and what opportunities can be grabbed in the future. Determine key considerations for decline in customer/client satisfaction while identifying bottlenecks and pain points. BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT After looking internally at your organization, it’s time to look at the world around and observe how they react to present conditions. What key trends are emerging that are likely to impact the organization in the future? Are there visible threats that needs to be addressed? Take note of the customer landscape and identify whether change in preferences are present. When it comes to

technology, what are specific trends that may impact the business in the future? I N N O VAT I O N T H E S I S A S A WORKING EXPERIMENT At the end of the day, no matter what preparations are made, an innovation thesis will never provide a hundred percent success rate. It is viewed as an hypothesis, a working experiment that needs to be constantly developed in order for it to evolve and meet the demands of its target customers. Needless to say, engineering leaders need to regularly review its progress and refine the thesis. Pivots are necessary so that the investment don’t ultimately die. And with our innovation thesis in place, we can now start soliciting ideas from our teams. Nourish that innovative idea and propel your firm’s way to success. 51


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2018 Highest Paying Tech Jobs It is said that in order to make room for the new, the old has to go—learn about the best tech jobs out there before your current job disappears before you. Technology has grown intensely pervasive that it is already reshaping the way we live. Soon, robotics through massive automation may cause rapid increase in global unemployment. In fact, according to Oxford University 47% of jobs we presently have will be gone within the next 25 years. So why wait for the worst case to happen? If you are giving your career some consideration or you just like to be well-invested for the imminent future, here are the ten of the highest paying jobs in the tech industry for you.

10. Product Manager Starting our countdown at number 10 is the job made for people with great understanding of the concept of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and possess exceptional analytical and management skills. Product managers determine parameters around the product an engineering team builds, then leads the development of that product from conception to launch. AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY:

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9. Full Stack Developer Next on the list is a job on the look for people good at coding and scripting with skills on web development and database technologies. Full stack developers are ones who are well-versed in both front-end and back-end development. They design and build APIs using MEAN stack technologies. AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY:

$110,000. 8. Cloud Architect Be on the lookout for the job of a cloud architect; they deploy and oversee an

organization’s cloud computing strategy. Some of the skills and knowledge required by a cloud architect include knowledge on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure. AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY:

$118,000. 7. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Architect Still on the list are Artificial Intelligence (AI) architects. If you have solid programming skills and know Python, R, and Torch; interested in Machine Learning, Neural Networks, and Deep Learning, this might be the perfect fit


for you. They develop, manage and oversee AI initiatives within an organization. AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY:

$119,000. 6. DevOps Engineer DevOps engineer comes in at number six. Do you dig DevOps tools like Git and Jenkins? Interested to learn Linux or Unix system administration? Well, this is clearly the job meant for you. DevOps engineer is someone on the development team taking part in the deployment and network operations. They are responsible for designing and maintaining a deployment infrastructure, integrating cloud services so that processes can be automated. AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY:

$123,000.

5. Blockchain Engineer Moving forward, with very high demand in the current market, on number 5 is a fit for people interested with the technologies behind Ripple, R3, Etherium, and Bitcoin as well as consensus methodologies and the security protocol stacks, crypto libraries, and functions. A blockchain engineer specializes in developing and implementing architecture and solutions using blockchain technology. AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY:

$130,000. 4. Software Architect Are you a hardcore programmer with adept analytical skills? A software architect should be the perfect choice. Part of your job is to identify a customer’s requirements and perform handson work to develop prototypes. AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY:

$130,000. 3. Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Architect Third on the list is IoT solutions architect. In addition to strong programming skills, understanding of Machine Learning, and knowledge of hardware design and architecture is a must in this job. You will be responsible for

leading as well as participating in the activities around architecture and design, helping to develop an overall IoT ecosystem engagement while translating business needs into solution architecture requirements. AAVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY:

$133,000. 2. Big Data Architect Landing on second place are Big Data architects in-charge of planning and designing of the entire lifecycle of large-scale developments including deployments of Big Data applications. In order to be one, you must at least have an understanding on Hadoop, Spark, and NoSQL, as well as data warehousing technologies. AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY:

$140,000. 1. Data Scientist On top of the list is the job for people with insane skills in coding languages like Python and SAS. A data scientist analyzes and interprets complex data to help organizations make better and timelier decisions. He should be able to identify business issues and deliver appropriate solutions AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY:

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