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May 30, 2022

Business Expansion in Saudi Arabia Gaining Momentum

By Khurram Shehzad, Business Development Director (Sales), Proven 

The last few years have made it evident that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is fast transforming into the region’s primary hub for investment. Recent reforms and initiatives, driven by Vision 2030 that was first introduced back in 2016, are paving the way for attracting new business opportunities into the Kingdom.

Despite several challenges, the growth of the KSA economy stays steady, and the ease of doing business has also improved for Saudi Arabia. In accordance with Vision 2030, the Saudi government has made it apparent that the future of the Saudi Arabian economy lays on continuous expansion [...]

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May 24, 2022

Paving the Way for Organizational Success with Diversity and Inclusion

By Naif Al Otaibi, Managing Director Proven Arabia

The Middle East has gone through a post-COVID transformative period where the focus of companies has increasingly shifted towards incorporating diversity and inclusion within the workplace, which has become a useful metric for organizational success. Businesses are also becoming more aware of the value that diversity and inclusion can bring to the organization.

In this post pandemic era, one of the key priorities of businesses is to contribute to economic growth and strength. We are living in times where globalization, technological advances, sociocultural dynamics and the societal ideals are directly reflected [...]

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December 1, 2021

Maktoum bin Mohammed, “The United Arab Emirates … a success story whose chapters were written in five decades with a firm affiliation and a determination that knows no impossible.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance affirmed that the second of December 1971 is a glorious date in which the Arabian Peninsula witnessed the launch of a development process, which soon turned in a short period of time by measuring the ages of countries and peoples into one of the most important and fastest-developing models, to continue writing a success story entitled “The United Arab Emirates” whose chapters were written in five decades with a firm affiliation and a determination that knows no impossible.

His Highness extended his sincere congratulations and blessings to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may [...]

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November 11, 2021

Willie Walsh Remarks at AACO AGM

It is a great pleasure to address you in person, on what is my first trip to the Middle East since taking on my role at IATA in April this year.

The last 18 months have made us realize just how important—indeed how precious—the ability to meet face-to-face is. And in doing so, we also have gained a renewed understanding of the role of aviation in our world. Our industry makes face-to-face possible. As efficient as technology like Zoom or Teams is – and I’ll be honest I hate them – it’s just no match for what we are doing now. And this would not happen without aviation.

I thank AACO for their invitation. IATA and AACO are important partners. IATA brings the [...]

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November 10, 2021

ThreatQuotient Launches ThreatQ v5 to Support the SOC of the Future with Key Data Management Capabilities

ThreatQuotient™, a leading security operations platform innovator, today announced v5 of the ThreatQ platform, launching capabilities needed today to support the security operations center (SOC) of the future, where data is the foundation. ThreatQ’s newest features include a unique DataLinq Engine for connecting disparate systems and sources to enable extended detection and response (XDR), Smart Collections for driving automation, and an enhanced ThreatQ Data Exchange for bi-directional sharing of data, context, and threat intelligence.

The typical SOC team has access to dozens of technologies, feeds, and third-party data sources. ThreatQ connects the dots, bringing this [...]

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November 2, 2021

Interview with Roberto Croci, MD of Microsoft for Start-ups in the MEA Region

Insight Middle East and Africa is delighted to speak to Roberto Croci, Managing Director of Microsoft for Startups in the Middle East and Africa Region

1. Roberto, please tell us about yourself and your role at Microsoft. What inspired you to pursue a career in the tech industry? Which aspects of it do you enjoy the most?

My father has been an entrepreneur and I grew up admiring him for his energy, empathy, and being able to find a way and make things happen despite going through many challenges. I always made my mission to help founders become successful and grow their businesses.

I started my career as a consultant, and I had the opportunity to leave [...]

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August 2, 2021

Interview with Fairouz Daoud

Jewelry has been in trend in many eras. In modern times, with the high competition and innovative ideas around, it is difficult for jewelry brands to stand out and make their mark. Rozmemories is a life casting jewelry brand that has emerged during the Covid-19 lockdowns. We have interviewed the jewelry designer, Fairouz Daoud, the founder of Rozmemories to reveal her journey and her inspiration behind Rozmemories.

Fairouz tell us about you, when did you launch Rozmemories?

I am professionally a PR professional. I moved to the UAE a little before 2020 from Saudi Arabia. I had half of a mind to start something of my own or find some PR related job in Dubai; but [...]

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August 17, 2020

Artificial Intelligence Will Increase Retail Competitiveness and Sustain Long-Term Growth

By: Ranjith Kaippada, Director, Cloud Box Technologies

The COVID-19 pandemic has given way to challenges across industries and has brought some businesses to a standstill. Each industry is taking time to adjust and return to business and operate within new dynamics. The retail industry is one of the hardest hit sectors with physical outlets, shopping centres and malls closed to public or reopened with a string of constraints has taken its toll on revenues.

Retailers were not prepared to make the sudden and swift changes for various reasons and had ill-prepared IT environments. Many were not equipped with online and e-Commerce platforms which would be the most [...]

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