Inspiring the “phygital”

I don’t know where technology will lead us in the future, but I do know that a smart city is one that improves our lives while preserving our values.

The rise of the machines

Earlier this year, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) inaugurated a Digital Command Center that uses AI to monitor and manage the company’s ever-expanding...

A new era for energy

In a not-too-distant future, ordinary consumers will even be able to sell the power stored by batteries in their parked electric cars back into the network.

The digital transformation of The Kingdom

"There couldn’t be a better and more exciting time to be in the Kingdom. No more red tape and bureaucracy", H.E. Eng. Abdullah Al Swaha, Minister of Communications and IT, KSA.

Saudi Arabia’s major shift to tourism and leisure

Buzz speaks to Fahd-Al Rasheed, former Group CEO and Managing Director of Emaar the Economic City (EEC), leading the development of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC)—the world’s first publicly-listed city.

The open kingdom

All eyes are on Saudi Arabia these days as the country opens up to foreign investment, loosens restrictions on outside investors and introduces new regulations.

Innovation in the sun

In an era when generation X and millennials as well as the old timers are craving new experiences and increased leisure time we speak to Mattia Ulivieri, Blue Marlin Ibiza MD, about what to expect next from the White Island.

Banging soundscapes thrill raving revellers

Forget the Three Tenors. Banging tunes blasted across the historic Valle d’Itria from the likes of Goldie, the jungle and breakbeat hardcore master, resonate...

Robots vs humans

"In high-volume and fast-moving consumer goods sectors, the major brands are all adopting robotics. Companies are automating their manufacturing processes as a necessity for their mid- to long-term survival."

How digitalization is changing the way executives learn

"Increasingly, in our societies and in our companies, we need lifelong learners, people who are willing to undertake continuous personal improvement, people who are curious to know what they do not know, people who are looking for something difficult or challenging, people who develop their network of contacts to be able to learn from others."

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