Tried And Tested
On the sidelines of CNME’s CIO 100 Awards 2018, a collection of the Middle East’s top IT decision-makers from a variety of industries came together to discuss the vital role of software testing in digital transformation.
The New Dawn
In partnership with Dell EMC, CNME hosted a CIO roundtable that discussed the main challenges that IT end users are facing in making digital transformation initiatives a reality.
The New Connect
Daniel Bardsley reports from Bosch’s Connected World 2018 conference in Berlin, where the firm announced a range of eye-catching innovations around driverless cars, pollution prevention and smart gloves.
Power 4 Fourth Industrial Revolution Forum
CPI Media Group will host its inaugural Power of 4: Fourth Industrial Revolution Forum on Wednesday 25th April at Jumeirah Emirates Towers. A selection of fantastic speakers have already been confirmed for the Forum.
Network World Middle East Awards 2018
CNME is delighted to host its ninth annual Network World Middle East Awards at the Habtoor Grand Hotel on Tuesday 27th March.
How Block Chain Will Transform Travel
Antoine Medawar, Amadeus’ vice president for the Middle East and North Africa gives his take on the four main areas of the travel industry that will be affected through the deployment of blockchain.
Masters Of Tech Names Middle East's Top Innovators
CPI Media Group and Tahawul Tech hosted the inaugural Masters of Tech Awards on Monday night at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, which celebrated technology excellence across some of the world’s most innovative and critical spaces.
Cyborg Neil Harbisson: Why Grey Matters
The world’s fascination with Neil Harbisson is never-ending. From a colour-sensing antenna that is connected to his brain, to a dial that will soon allow him to detect the earth’s rotation – and time – Harbisson is the global champion of cyborg rights. Visiting Dubai. he sat down with James Dartnell for a one-on-one interview and explained why space isn’t black, robots will remember us in 300 years, and embedding technology in ourselves will save the planet.
CNME, Manageengine To Spotlight It's Role In Digital Future
CNME and Manage Engine are set to host a Middle East technology roadshow from 5th-7th March, which discuss the changing role of IT in the era of digital transformation, with conferences in Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
Best In Class
The news that ATLAB will deploy humanoid robots into UAE autism centres is something we should all be smiling about.
The New Network
Riverbed co-founder and CEO Jerry Kennelly was in Dubai recently to announce a key partnership with Dubai Police, and spoke to Jeevan Thankappan about how the company is gearing up to take on Cisco in the SD-WAN market.
How Digital Banking Workspaces Will Help Customers
Rasheed Al Omari, VMware’s principal business solutions strategist for South Europe, Middle East, and Africa, discusses why smarter platforms will improve the customer experience in banking.
The New Power
The World Future Energy Summit 2018 in Abu Dhabi saw a selection of government ministers give their take on how IT can play its part in delivering the UAE’s Energy Plan 2050.
The AI Doctor
Commercial Bank of Dubai CEO Dr Bernd van Linder is a rare commodity in his heavily-digitised industry. Boasting a PhD in artificial intelligence, the tech-minded leader joined CBD in January 2017, and looks the perfect fit to guide the firm into the end-to-end digital age.
Diamond In The Rough
Oracle recently hosted its inaugural AI Summit at the St Regis hotel in Dubai, where the firm discussed strategies for introducing disruptive technology and innovative processes into the enterprise.
Why CIOs Need
When 90% of a CIO’s success depends on emotional intelligence, it’s time to master this skill, says Gartner research vice president Bard Papegaaij.
Why 2017 Changed Human-Machine Interactions
Alaa ElShimy, Huawei Enterprise Middle East’s vice president and managing director, gives his take on why last year marked a turning point for transformational technology.
An Apple A Day
An Apple A Day
A Smart Future
James Dartnell spoke with Dr Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, UAE cabinet member and minister of state for higher education and advanced skills, about the country’s need for tech specialists and university courses if it is to fulfil its potential in becoming a knowledge-based economy.
A New Chapter
After a tumultuous 12 months, Avaya exited Chapter 11 status and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in January, marking the second innings for the realtime communications company. Jeevan Thankappan reports from Wall Street.
How To Make The Most Of Your Organisation's Data In 2018
Alex McMullan, EMEA CTO, Pure Storage, highlights four factors that CIOs and CTOs should consider to ensure that they get the most value from their organisations’ data.
The Key Dimensions Of Business Ecosystems
CIOs need to think about strategy, relationships and value exchange when considering digital ecosystems, writes Gartner’s Betsy Burton.
Sleight Of Brand
Sleight Of Brand
Glesni Holland caught up with Bill Ruh, GE’s first ever global chief digital officer, to find out what it takes to head up the digital strategy of a 125-year old multinational conglomerate.
Data And People: The Golden Ratio
Oracle Middle East and Africa’s senior vice president of technology, Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban, explains why skilled human beings are needed alongside machines in order to extract the maximum value from raw data.
A New Era
January 2018 is finally upon us, and the long-anticipated roll out of value-added tax in the UAE is here. Glesni Holland asks regional experts about the need-to-know aspects of VAT adoption, and analyses the impact it is expected to have on IT infrastructures and processes across the GCC in years to come.
Why Blockchain's Only Limit Is Human Imagination
Tristar Group’s head of IT Adam Lalani explains why he believes Blockchain has the potential to be as disruptive as the Internet.
The Business Value Of Automation
Red Hat’s management strategy director Massimo Ferrari explores why automating processes within the enterprise can bring stability and smoothness to the CIO.
New Kid On The Block
Nine out of ten government organisations across the world are tipped to invest in blockchain technology by 2018, and Dubai’s government has set out its stall to be a leader in the adoption wave. When can we expect to see blockchain become a mainstream technology in enterprises across the region?
Following the historic merger of Mubadala Development Company and International Petroleum Investment Company into a $125-billion-asset behemoth, work needed to be done to get both companies’ IT departments on the same page. Throughout the transformation, Mansour Al Ketbi, now CIO of the resulting Mubadala Investment Company, has proven himself a master of sound technology policy, transparency, and, most importantly, diplomacy.