Andrea Benito

Editor

Andrea Benito is editor at CIO Middle East.

Hajar Almaazmi leads IT to transform financial services at Ajman Bank

Q&A: Automation, AI optimize workflow and travel safety at TAV Airports

Q&A: Automation, AI optimize workflow and travel safety at TAV Airports

M. Kerem Öztürk and Hakan Öker, executives at Turkey-based TAV Airports, explain how emerging tech including big data, AI and automation have helped ensure passenger safety during the pandemic, while optimizing business processes.

CIO50 Middle East 2021: Introducing the top 50 tech leaders in the Middle East

CIO50 Middle East 2021: Introducing the top 50 tech leaders in the Middle East

A record-breaking pool of nearly 90 nominees was winnowed down to 50 senior technology executives awarded for driving innovation, strengthening resiliency, and influencing rapid change.

Shumon Zaman takes Ali & Sons to cloud, in digital transformation journey

Shumon Zaman takes Ali & Sons to cloud, in digital transformation journey

In this Q&A, the ex-VP of technology at Lamprell lays out his priorities for digital transformation in his new role at industrial and energy conglomerate Ali & Sons.

Taking a risk on innovation: Fine Hygienic Holding moves to the cloud

Taking a risk on innovation: Fine Hygienic Holding moves to the cloud

Legacy IT systems were hampering FHH's goals to expand globally and launch an IPO, so CIO Yahyah Pandor embraced digital transformation and took the leap to the cloud, moving applications and data, revamping budgeting and supply chain...

Careem's CISO explains strategy for the company's big bet: Super App

Careem's CISO explains strategy for the company's big bet: Super App

Careem CISO Christian Papathanasiou explains the business shifts and strategy behind its Super App, new security issues the company faces and how the company has dealt with the pandemic.

UAE, Bahrain tech leaders gauge impact of Israel accords on business

UAE, Bahrain tech leaders gauge impact of Israel accords on business

The normalization deals between Israel and Gulf countries Bahrain and UAE will pave the way to technology innovation and the transfer of IT and expertise, say enterprise tech leaders — but it will take time.

Q&A: Analytics, digitalization drive KOJ's omnichannel retail strategy

Q&A: Analytics, digitalization drive KOJ's omnichannel retail strategy

Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group (KOJ) Deputy CEO Ian Halliwell leads globally dispersed teams for IT and other support operations; here's how he's driving digitalization and deploying analytics to enhance the customer experience as ...

Q&A: For digital transformation projects, resistance is inevitable

Q&A: For digital transformation projects, resistance is inevitable

Hadi el Arawi, senior technology consultant for Riyadh and former J. Walter Thompson regional director, warns fellow IT decision makers to plan for pushback against big digitalization projects, a lesson learned from a major service...

Desert Adventures scales tourism business via cloud, web

Desert Adventures scales tourism business via cloud, web

The pandemic has not stopped the Dubai-based destination management business from expanding its client base and tour, travel offerings.

Disrupting education: Digital transformation changes teaching

Disrupting education: Digital transformation changes teaching

Krishnan Gopi, chief disruption officer at GEMS Education, explains how analytics, AI, virtual reality and blockchain will transform education and why every company should have a CDO.

AI, big data: The keys to ADNOC’s Panorama digital command centre ROI

AI, big data: The keys to ADNOC’s Panorama digital command centre ROI

ADNOC's Panorama command centre is helping to ensure business continuity by enabling real-time decision-making through secure remote access to data and analysis across the company's many business units.

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