Dubai dream

After a long wait, Mario Foster has finally secured his long-desired move to the UAE. The Al Naboodah Group Enterprises …

Man of the people

From improving his US house to revamping the IT department at Abu Dhabi University, Mazen Chilet is always looking to upgrade.

First in flight

Gulf Air, the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has a history of flying high. The firm’s Director of IT, Dr. Jassim Haji, relished the opportunity to upgrade its data centre to a first-class package.

Tile tech

Keeping track of the finances of any business is no easy job. As Chief Financial Officer of RAK Ceramics, Pramod Kumar Chand, however, is tasked with this key function in an organisation that spans 160 countries, with a large product portfolio. He told CNME how his strong relationship with IT ensures things run smoothly.

Cisco expands ‘Security Everywhere’ strategy

Cisco has announced that it is advancing its Security Everywhere strategy deeper into the cloud, network, and endpoints with new security products and features, and threat awareness service, as organisations execute on their digital transformation.

Virgin Atlantic appoints new CIO

Don Langford has been appointed as the new Senior Vice President for Technology, the equivalent of a CIO, for Virgin Atlantic and will be responsible for leading the technology team at the UK-headquartered international airline

Managerial mind

For Akshaya Gaur, technical acumen alone has never been enough to succeed in IT. The Mashreq Bank Chief Information Officer has garnered a wealth of international experience across innovative projects, but has never lost his love of getting the best from his teams.


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