Andrea Benito

Andrea Benito

Middle East Editor

Andrea Benito is editor at CIO Middle East.

Articles by Andrea Benito

Dubai-based GMG invests in next-gen tech to improve customer needs
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Dubai-based GMG invests in next-gen tech to improve customer needs

To cope with the surge in e-commerce during the pandemic, Sunil Nair, Group CIO at global well-being company GMG explains how he and his team deployed an expanded omnichannel ecosystem to enhance customer accessibility to leading sports brands through digital and mobile platforms.
July 20, 2022
Saudi Arabia transforms healthcare with NPHIES data exchange
Interview

Saudi Arabia transforms healthcare with NPHIES data exchange

Q&A: Nesreen Elofi plays a key role in the evolution of the national health information exchange platform, designed to unify patient care records for healthcare providers and optimise insurance services.
April 27, 2022
How technology will define the future of UAE healthcare
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How technology will define the future of UAE healthcare

Q&A: GCC Regional Technology Head at Aster Hospitals and Clinics Joseph George is in a good position to talk about what’s next for digital healthcare in the UAE and throughout the Middle East.
March 16, 2022
Anadolu Efes CIO drives AI-fuelled data, analytics strategy
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Anadolu Efes CIO drives AI-fuelled data, analytics strategy

Murat Ozkan, chief information and digital officer at Anadolu Efes, the Turkey-based international beverages company, talks about how a data management strategy comprising AI and analytics will sustain further growth.
February 16, 2022
Data, analytics are key to efficiency for Gulf oil and gas sector
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Data, analytics are key to efficiency for Gulf oil and gas sector

The disruption caused by the pandemic is putting more pressure on the oil and gas sector to achieve operational efficiencies through big data analytics, said energy industry insiders at the recent ADIPEC conference.
December 14, 2021
LaLiga Tech plans to grow in the Middle East with data, analytics services
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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 foothold in regions like the Middle East.
October 4, 2021
Tasheel Finance CISO: Cybersecurity is a business issue
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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.
September 25, 2021
Digital transformation at Atlantis The Palm points to future of hospitality
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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 receive rewards via a blockchain-based platform.
August 24, 2021
Middle East tech leaders share business continuity lessons from the pandemic
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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 officer at Abu Dhabi Terminals; and Mohamed Roushdy, ex-CIO at Dubai Asset Management, explain how business continuity plans helped keep their organizations working.
July 3, 2021