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 [...]
By Anas A. Abdul-Haiy, Director and Deputy CEO of Proven Consult
We have long had the perception that as artificial intelligence (AI) enters our life it will continue to take over until we are living in a world that is controlled by machines. Or so that’s what Hollywood would have us believe. This idea has continued to grow as robotics automation and artificial intelligence entered the workplace. Many people felt that their jobs were threatened and that their roles would be taken over by robots, leaving vast numbers of the population without employment. Others look forward to the additional quality time that self-driving vehicles and automated home appliances will bring to [...]
By Omer Saleem, Director and Deputy CEO of Proven
The world welcomed a new decade with high hopes and a forward-stepping foot in the world of technology, which built up grand opportunities for businesses everywhere. Meanwhile in China, COVID-19 was about to break borders and send the world into a tailspin. The impact of the virus was the heaviest topic in the history of modern day media and the internet, as it involved sectors that have never been combined into one occurrence on such a global scale, such as healthcare, mobility and the economy. As countries slowly peek through the keyhole of reopening, it is essential to evaluate the crisis, and determine what our [...]
Insight Middle East and Africa is delighted to speak to Nousheen Mukhtar, owner at Stylfemina and Chief Executive Officer at Buraq Media
Nousheen, please tell us about yourself, your aspirations and what you consider to be your mission in life.
First up, I thank Insight Middle East and Africa for offering this opportunity to share my views about my work, my mission and my aspirations with readers. I, Nousheen Mukhtar, moved to Dubai some ten years ago from now and since Dubai is so inviting and full of opportunities, it triggered my creative instincts more. I started my career as an entrepreneur some seven plus years ago, and my first entity in the UAE is [...]
Insight Middle East and Africa is delighted to speak with Sonia Wedrychowicz, former Head of Technology Transformation Consumer and Community Bank at JPMorgan Chase and COO of digibank by DBS that was named by Euromoney the Best Digital Bank in the World.
Sonia, could tell us about yourself. What are you most passionate about? What inspired you to pursue career in financial services industry and what has helped you become so successful?
My first passion in life was travel – since I was about 12 years old I constantly dreamed of going to different places and learning about new cultures. That dream was impossible to fulfill at that time though, as I was [...]
Any business transformation exercise begins by enumerating and detailing the Cloud road map, explains Yasser Zeineldin, CEO from eHosting DataFort.
Moving a business to a Cloud platform or a Multi-Cloud platform requires preparation, thought, and a list of objectives, to remain focused and accountable. While the Cloud buzzword has now become a familiar term, many businesses have adopted it as a tool, and not so much as a strategic exercise to help the organization move to a much higher level of digital agility, flexibility, and revenue. Mapping the Cloud journey before executing it, is imperative, since it can be the backbone for a much larger organizational change [...]
By Ali Hyder, Group CEO of Focus Softnet
Undoubtedly, yes! In the foreseeable future, Artificial Intelligence or AI would have a profound impact on almost every piece of software available in the market, including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, in some form or fashion. AI in ERP is going to affect the very essence of the system-controlled business operations.
While Artificial Intelligence technology is still in relative infancy, the new machine learning is making serious waves in the software market and making inroads into business management applications, endowing them with the power of superior governance structure.
According to Gartner, [...]
Insight Middle East and Africa is delighted to speak to Nitesh Marwaha, Founder and Managing Director at Infinity Conferences, and lead instructor at Startup Masterclass.
Nitesh, please tell us about yourself and your role at Infinity Conferences.
I’m an innovator and entrepreneur with 11 years of experience in the education industry. I have trained 2500+ students in business, communication, and marketing. My focus in the last five years has been in producing education programs aiming at emerging technologies such as Data Science, AI, Blockchain, and IoT. I hold an MBA Degree specialized in Digital Marketing from Symbiosis University, India.