Jeddah Municipality CIO Dr Arwa Yousuf Al-Aama defies all odds

Overcoming fierce opposition from the world’s most patriarchal government, dismissive colleagues and Saudi Arabia’s formidable religious police, Dr Arwa Yousuf Al-Aama now sits as a King Abdulaziz University computer science professor, CIO for Jeddah Municipality and a shining example for defying expectation.

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Gulftainer adopts in-memory database for ‘real-time’ insights

Aligning with the business’s digital transformation vision, Gulftainer’s IT department has recently rolled out SAP S4/HANA to provide ‘real-time’ insights into key business decisions. As one of the first Middle East customers to go live with the solution in September, Group IT Head Vinay Sharma reflects on the benefits that are expected to come.

Staking a claim

‘Digital’ is no mere buzzword for Anshul Srivastav. The Union Insurance CIO has developed a comprehensive roadmap to ensure the organisation thrives against the tide of new business models and technologies.

Testing transformation

The rise of as-a-service models will play a pivotal role in the digital transformations of organisations worldwide. With this in mind, CNME hosted an enthralling roundtable discussion in partnership with TransSys Solutions to gauge senior decision-maker sentiment on the topic.

Cloud care

On 28th March, representatives from Blue Coat Systems met with top CIOs of the region to discuss data protection, tokenisation and the cloud.


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