Andrea Benito

Middle East Editor

Andrea Benito is editor at CIO Middle East.

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

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. ...

GISEC: For zero trust in healthcare, assume you're always under attack

GISEC: For zero trust in healthcare, assume you're always under attack

An increase in connected devices means an increase in cyberthreats, and healthcare organizations are a big target. Since traditional perimeter security is no longer sufficient, a zero trust approach to security is necessary, say...

Service excellence builds trust in IT as tech tools transform campus

Service excellence builds trust in IT as tech tools transform campus

American University of Beirut is redefining its entire IT infrastructure with the ultimate goal of enriching the lives of its students. COVID accelerated the plan.

 LuLu's post-COVID strategy rests on omnichannel retail, data management

LuLu's post-COVID strategy rests on omnichannel retail, data management

COVID has accelerated big changes in retail that were already under way. Current market conditions, combined with changing customer expectations, require accelerating digital transformation and innovation of traditional business...

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