Melanie Butcher

Melanie Butcher

Contributing writer

Melanie Butcher is a contributing writer for technology, business, and innovation news in the Middle East and Europe.

Articles by Melanie Butcher

Arabic chatbots make inroads in the Middle East
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Arabic chatbots make inroads in the Middle East

As AI and natural language processing (NLP) technology become more widely implemented, the development and adoption of Arabic-language chatbots are picking up speed. Here’s how these virtual assistants reduce costs and present new opportunities for Middle East businesses.
April 6, 2022
The top 5 data professional tech jobs in the Middle East
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The top 5 data professional tech jobs in the Middle East

Recruiting top data professionals such as data scientists and data architects can supercharge your business. Here are the top IT data jobs in the Middle East and how to hire top talent — before your competitors get to them first.
February 8, 2022
Six innovative cybersecurity companies in the Netherlands
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Six innovative cybersecurity companies in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a hotbed of cybersecurity development, as security companies innovate new ways to apply emerging AI, automation, analytics and collaboration technology. Here are six innovative cybersecurity companies working on security technology that IT leaders in business can’t afford to ignore.
December 1, 2021
6 Middle East agritech companies innovating farming for food security
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6 Middle East agritech companies innovating farming for food security

Over the last year, the Gulf region has invested in agritech more than ever before in order to find solutions to one of the region’s greatest challenges: food security. Here are 6 agritech companies leading innovation for farming in the Middle East.
September 11, 2021
How UAE’s new visa programme for coders helps make it an IT talent magnet
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How UAE’s new visa programme for coders helps make it an IT talent magnet

The UAE's recently launched National Program for Coders reinforces the country's position as a top Middle East destination for programming talent and entrepreneurs, and adds fuel to the nation's efforts for the digital transformation of public services and growth of the Emirates' tech start-up ecosystem.
August 3, 2021