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It’s Not All About the ROI

Majid Al Futtaim’s Acting Chief Corporate Development Officer Joe Abi Akl and Head of Business Analytics Guillaume Thfoin share examples of how data & analytics drive results.

20 Nov 2019

Building for the Future

Majid Al Futtaim’s Head of Business Analytics Guillaume Thfoin explains how data became a key component of the group’s innovation strategy.

20 Nov 2019

How The Private Sector Can Help Startups Succeed In The Arab World

The Arab world needs thriving startups to truly deliver on its potential. By championing them, the private sector can help everyone share in their success.

04 Nov 2019

How the shopping mall can defeat its online competitors

From virtual reality adventures to indoor skydiving and immersive dining experiences, shopping malls are changing beyond all recognition.

Imagine watching the latest movie with your family and friends, seated in comfortable recliners with a waiter serving you five-star food and drink from a menu curated by a Michelin-starred chef. It’s a far cry from the cramped seats and below-average food and beverage on offer elsewhere.

Such luxury experiences are being rolled out in forward-thinking malls around the world. This is just the start in 'experiential' leisure and entertainment.

31 Oct 2019

AI – the 21st century’s Good Samaritan

If you didn’t have the ability to see, whose voice would you trust to guide you every day?
Who would accompany you on trips, read to you, help you shop? Who would adapt to your routine, pick out your smartest shirt, inform you about the best places to eat, and even remember to record your favourite TV show while you dine?
No human could be so constant, so patient, or so responsive. But AI can.

04 Apr 2019

From Dinosaurs to Birds: Evolving with the Digital Economy

It’s not every day that a piece of research strikes a chord. But a Cushman & Wakefield report on exponential technological change and its implications felt personal. It read: ‘An executive moving from graduation to management over 20 years will face technology 500,000 times more powerful than the day they started work.’

02 Apr 2019

Water Scarcity: Making Every Drop Matter

“Leave no one behind.” This was the message the World Water Day championed this year. The plea to leave no one behind – a basic tenet of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) - is a powerful call for universal inclusiveness. It envisages a world where the water-stressed areas of today do not face the same challenges in the future. Water is a precious resource for every nation, but it is particularly incumbent upon the water-scarce regions to proactively work towards sustainable and innovative ways that ensure access to safe and clean water for all.

29 Mar 2019

Digital and physical’s symbiotic relationship

Since Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods, a deal that sent shockwaves across the retail world, the question that every brick-and-mortar retailer faces is how they propose to stem the tide of ‘follow-suit’ competition that will now inevitably engulf their market.

22 Jan 2018

Talent as important as balance sheets

We live in a world with so many questions and few clear answers. “Too many laws, too few examples.” Uncertainty is the new norm, and we are called upon to make major decisions while figuring out what tomorrow will look like.

19 Jan 2018