Andrea Benito

Middle East Editor

Andrea Benito is editor at CIO Middle East.

Here's Ooredoo's plan to stay at the forefront of the shift to 5G

The CISO's job extends beyond tech, Middle Eastern security pros say

The CISO's job extends beyond tech, Middle Eastern security pros say

During Gitex, the biggest tech event in the Middle East, experts in the cybersecurity field highlighted the vital role of the CISO in business strategy as well as the security.

Diversity is crucial for tech success, say Middle Eastern IT leaders

Diversity is crucial for tech success, say Middle Eastern IT leaders

At the first edition of IDC's Women Transforming Technology Summit - Middle East, women IT leaders highlight how diversity plays a growing role in technology in the region, and suggest ways to continue the trend.

Zeniq's tokenization trading platform bolsters UAE's blockchain strategy

Zeniq's tokenization trading platform bolsters UAE's blockchain strategy

UAE-based Zeniq Technologies has launched a blockchain-based tokenization platform designed to enable the speedy and secure trading of a wide range of physical assets.

LaLiga Tech plans to grow in the Middle East with data, analytics services

LaLiga Tech plans to grow in the Middle East with data, analytics services

LaLiga Tech, the technology division spinoff of Spain's professional football league, is offering a suite of tools to help create a variety of fan engagement and management applications, and help the sports franchise gain a stronger...

Tasheel Finance CISO: Cybersecurity is a business issue

Tasheel Finance CISO: Cybersecurity is a business issue

Mohamed Al Doseri, CISO of Saudi Arabia-based Tasheel Finance, says that cybersecurity is not just a tech problem. Security professionals bring business policy and tech procedures together as threat levels change.

How COVID accelerated emerging tech for healthcare in Saudi Arabia

How COVID accelerated emerging tech for healthcare in Saudi Arabia

In this Q&A, Dr. Osama Alswailem, CIO at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, discusses how the pandemic fueled a digital transformation that was already underway in healthcare.

Digital transformation at Atlantis The Palm points to future of hospitality

Digital transformation at Atlantis The Palm points to future of hospitality

The future of the hospitality industry is contactless. Digital transformation at luxury resort Atlantis The Palm means that guests can get just about any service through mobile apps and voice-activated devices in their rooms, and...

The top 3 business continuity lessons COVID taught First Abu Dhabi Bank

The top 3 business continuity lessons COVID taught First Abu Dhabi Bank

First Abu Dhabi Bank Group CIO Yuri Misnik says that in the wake of COVID, the workplace will never be the same. Here's what he learned about business continuity during the pandemic.

Abu Dhabi Terminals boost automation with AI-based container tracking

Abu Dhabi Terminals boost automation with AI-based container tracking

Abu Dhabi Terminals has already invested heavily in automation, and is now further automating its port management capabilities by deploying AI for smart container tracking and autonomous shuttle capabilities.

Middle East tech leaders share business continuity lessons from the pandemic

Middle East tech leaders share business continuity lessons from the pandemic

Responding to the pandemic has highlighted the strategies needed to respond to crises and drive future success. Hajar Almaazmi, head of IT at Ajman Bank; Yuri Misnik, CTO at First Abu Dhabi Bank; Arturo Garcia, chief automation...

How Middle East technology leaders can attract women to cybersecurity

How Middle East technology leaders can attract women to cybersecurity

Demand for cybersecurity professionals is increasing, and this is just one reason why Middle Eastern IT leaders need to attract more women to the profession. Executives at GISEC 2021 offered tips to attract a more diverse workforce. ...

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