FOREWORD WELCOME! THIS MONTH’S Middle East edition of Business Chief is a bumper issue packed with some the biggest names in the region. Our cover story features an interview with CIO Dr Yousif Asfour of the American University of Beirut who discusses its highly successful digital transformation programme. The relentless march of digitisation also features heavily in our leadership feature with Lee Mills the General Manager for MENA of software company Red Hat: “The CEOs of some of the world’s prominent banks have said ‘we will be becoming a technology company’” he explains, “and that’s a clear indicator.” Elsewhere, we have profiles focussing on leading figures at Cerner, Gulf Bridge International, Dabur International Ltd, Kunooz Oman Holding SAO, University of Bahrain and BT Al-Saudia. Data infrastructure falls under the microscope too as we detail the benefits of effective analysis and we also catch up with GM regarding renewable energy. Michelle Boucher from Colonial Life talks about effective use of office space, while Abu Dhabi steps forward as our city in focus. Last, but not least, we list the top ten most expensive restaurants in the region.
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