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Ivan Wu, CEO of OPPO GCC, on why the Reno6 Z 5G is built for Gen Z

Reno6 Z 5G users can expect swift internet speeds, agile performance and fast charging alongside the photography and videography features

Here’s how Microsoft aims to redefine the manufacturing industry in 2022

Connecting people, assets, workflow, and business processes will continue to be front of mind for us says Tareq Hijazi, public sector director at Microsoft UAE

Here’s how biometric has changed the airport environment

Although the pandemic has affected the air travel industry, new technologies and contactless systems can eliminate the bottlenecks, says Osama Nawayseh, Middle East sales manager at Vision-Box

How Bosch Car Service has evolved over the last 100 years

Cars will no longer be purely mechanical products – instead, they are evolving into road-based computers, says Arda Arslan, VP – Automotive Aftermarket at Robert Bosch Turkey, Iran and Middle East

Why Abu Dhabi conglomerate Yas Holdings’ Elite Agro is focused on food for the future

With food security gaining increased focus during the pandemic, the UAE is focusing on the adoption of new technologies to yield greater results, say Elite Agro Division’s executive director and board member Dr Abdulmonem Almarzooqi and its CEO Ian Summerfield

Here’s how OPPO smartphones ensure a reliable user experience

In an exclusive interview, Ivan Wu, CEO at OPPO GCC, explains more about the brand’s plans for 2022

What will the workforce of the future look like?

Many of the new positions in the modern workforce favour those with STEM skills, says Dr Gillian Murray, deputy principal of Enterprise and Business at Heriot-Watt University

Is virtual reality the new business opportunity?

Walking into a hotel in the UAE in 50 years will be a whole new level of luxury, with XR glasses making the visitor experience seamless says Nikhil Nair, consumer business lead at HTC Vive MEA

UAE’s Century Financial to launch new funds, AI trading platform and property crowdfunding site

The investment firm is diversifying its business with plans to also launch in Saudi soon, says Ali AbdulKareem Ali, senior executive director at Century Financial

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The role of technology in defence training across the Middle East

Militaries in the region must continue to embrace innovation and emerging technologies to train their soldiers, sailors and aviators says Thibaut Trancart, VP and MD, Europe and Middle East at CAE Defense & Security

Explainer: Where is the UAE’s manufacturing sector headed?

The recently announced Operation 300bn strategy is set to be a game changer in transforming the nation’s manufacturing sector, opines Nidal Haddad, founder and CEO, Al Bayader International

Explainer: Are physical events making a comeback in the GCC?

Events that are the leaders in their sector will probably recover quicker as customers will reduce the number of exhibitions they attend, opines Andy White, senior vice president, dmg events

Crossborder alliances: What does the future hold for the regional cleantech sector

Asher Fredman, CEO of Gulf-Israel Green Ventures, discusses all thing sustainable with Gulf Business in the aftermath of the Abraham Accords

‘International expansion is a must for GCC tech companies’ – investment banker Joshua Jahani

Joshua Jahani, managing director of investment firm Jahani and Associates (J&A), reveals why his firm is growing in the GCC

Has Dubai’s property market ‘bottomed out’?

Cityscape’s Chris Speller reveals the trends shaping Dubai’s property market and plans for the emirate’s biggest property exhibition

Cover story: Emirati lawyer Youssef Al-Bahar on the UAE taking the right stand

The UAE’s flexible and proactive legal system is helping the country tackle issues such as cybercrime while also keeping an eye on the future

Covid-19 vaccine delivery: Logistics companies face mammoth task

Gulf Business talks to Jack Muhs, regional president of FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa, about the challenges of delivering Covid-19 vaccines around the world

Interview: James Babb, partner at KPMG Lower Gulf

We delve into the 2020 UAE Survey of Sustainability Reporting study with James Babb

How regional female entrepreneurs are paving the way for a gender-balanced future

Governments in the GCC have become increasingly supportive of women’s growing role in C-level positions in the public and private sectors

How Covid-19 compressed years of digital transformation into months: lessons from Microsoft

Sayed Hashish, general manager, Microsoft UAE, tells Gulf Business how technology will continue to play an active role in hybrid working beyond the onset of this decade

Open Banking set to transform finance in the GCC

Gulf Business talks to Wissam Khoury, head of international at Finastra, on the state of Open Banking in the GCC

How Covid-19 accelerated digital transformation in retail: lessons from Carrefour

Philippe Peguilhan, country manager of Carrefour UAE at Majid Al Futtaim Retail discusses retail with Gulf Business in the age of Covid

A CISOs guide to cybersecurity planning in 2020 and beyond

Fortinet CISOs Renee Tarun, Joe Robertson, and Courtney Radke share their advice on cybersecurity planning for the remainder of 2020 and beyond—including where to start, what to prioritise, and what to expect moving forward

Why blockchain is worth the hype

Ramy AlDamati, founder, TrustyCrypto and CTO at GloryThink Group talks to Gulf Business all things blockchain

How digital transformation enabled Al Salam Bank Bahrain to weather the Covid-19 storm

Rafik Nayed, group CEO, Al Salam Bank Bahrain, discusses the bank’s digital strategy in the Covid era with Gulf Business

Explainer: How can the construction sector ensure the new normal is green?

Sustainable policies and awareness will help build a better future, opines Ali Al Jassim, chairman of Emirates Green Building Council

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LuLu Financial Holdings’ MD Adeeb Ahamed on the Covid crisis, remittances and plans ahead

UAE-based LuLu Exchange contributes to nearly 1.7 per cent of the global remittance inflows, reveals Ahamed

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Why regional companies should focus on improving employee efficiency

UAE businessman Sohan Roy describes how his new efficiency system has helped his Aries group tide through the crisis

What are the global trends that are shaping the investment landscape?

Yves Bonzon, group chief investment officer of Swiss wealth manager Bank Julius Baer, shares his views on the world economy, investor sentiments, and emerging trends for the future

Explainer: Is the booming healthy snacks sector in the region well regulated?

As consumers in the GCC increasingly focus on adopting fitter lifestyles, the regional health food industry has seen massive growth, suggests Mahmoud Adham, founder and CEO, Munchbox