The UAE has declared itself an “open global laboratory” to transform the concepts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution into an international shared agenda, announced Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future of the UAE, in an opening address at the World Economic Forum’s second Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils….

The World Economic Forum has opened access to its Transformation Maps – a dynamic knowledge tool covering more than 100 industries, countries and issues shaping the modern world. The Forum’s Transformation Maps were first developed in 2015 as a tool for understanding and visualizing industries, countries and issues, and how they interact with and disrupt…

TRENDS speaks to Khalid Abdulla-Janahi, Chairman of Vision 3, who says it is of utmost importance for GCC economies to address the dollar-peg issues. GCC economies are struggling at this moment. They are opting for strict austerity measures and massively reducing subsidies to balance the government budgets. Will this deliver the desired result? GCC economies…

TRENDS speaks to Huda AlLawati, Chief Investment Officer, Savola Group, Saudi Arabia, on wide ranging issues including the role of FDIs, startups, state-owned funds and new reality. When we talk about global trade and attracting new investments, how Saudi Arabia is placed at this moment? The ongoing wave of reforms, outpacing most reform agendas globally,…

Forrester Research has recognized the rising demand for contextual insights and new business opportunities from AI. It says, “Artificial intelligence technologies will be rapidly assimilated into analytics practices, giving business users unprecedented access to powerful insights that drive action.” Forrester says this phenomenon is “driven by the business’ voracious appetite for deeper contextual insights that…

Demand for Artificial Intelligence (AI) expertise and technologies is being driven by compelling business value from across industries. Right from detecting a breach of privacy to enhancing operational efficiency and thwarting any potential cyber attack to offering better services to end clients, AI’s role is undeniably crucial in today’s corporate ecosystem. Working in this direction,…