Companies in the Middle East are experiencing a range of disruptive forces, including globalization, faster innovation cycles, tighter government budgets (which put pressure on consumers’ purchasing habits), and a young and dynamic population that has higher expectations about products, services and the customer experience. Central amid these disruptions is digitization. Some people consider digitization to…

Innovation in large organizations is traditionally nurtured and deployed internally. As a result, solutions are often inward-looking, missing the chance to seize opportunities and address chronic and systemic problems found at the ecosystem level. These groundbreaking ideas are more likely to be found at the intersection of organizations’ capabilities and can only be captured through…

By RITIKA SHARMA, Dubai We are living in a ‘new reality’ where groundbreaking technological developments are announced with increasing regularity, not only influencing our lives but also how businesses and governments operate. The Fourth Industrial Revolution – the fourth major industrial era since the initial Industrial Revolution of the 18th century – focuses on digital…