Posts Tagged ‘Dubai’

Dubai embraces the future with World Expo 2020 win

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Posted on 29th Nov 2013 by in M2m

It’s hard to imagine any city being as grateful a recipient of a World Expo than Dubai when it was unveiled yesterday as the host for 2020’s event. The announcement in Paris triggered fireworks exploding from the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building), and schools even shut down to join the party. As the first […]

A look back at GITEX

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Posted on 30th Oct 2013 by in M2m

The 2013 Gulf Information Technology Exhibition is all wrapped up for another year. The exhibition was a success on many levels and once again brought forward the world’s leading technology to be on display at the Dubai World Trade Center. The 33rd edition of GITEX, which ran under the theme “let’s Create, Disrupt and Re-imagine […]

Consumer power and choice is growing; banks must respond with personalized, secure and convenient banking

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Posted on 22nd Oct 2013 by in Corporate

In our modern world of increasing competition and choice, greater power lies with the consumer than ever before. This is by no means a new trend; consumer power has been rising for many years now, and as Simon Mainwaring of Forbes pointed out back in 2011, consumers are now able to influence brands significantly. Banks aren’t immune […]

The four ‘golden rules’ of mobile marketing: in Dubai and beyond

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Posted on 22nd Oct 2013 by in Corporate

One trend which again has been on show at this week’s GITEX conference in Dubai is the ubiquity of mobile technology. You’ll look no further than a few yards before setting eyes on someone talking into their phone, typing a message or email or browsing their tablet. Whilst GITEX attracts delegates from across the world, […]

GITEX 2013 is under way – Stay up to date with #GemaltoGITEX

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Posted on 20th Oct 2013 by in M2m

The 2013 edition of the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) begins today at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The five day event, running until the 24th, serves as the ICT business, new product platform and innovation gateway to the Middle East, North Africa and the South Asian region. More than 3,500 companies will be represented […]

Counting down to GITEX 2013 – win an iPad Mini with #GemaltoGITEX

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Posted on 18th Oct 2013 by in M2m

The biggest technology gathering in the Middle East region is now only days away. From Sunday, GITEX (Gulf Information Technology Exhibition) will open its doors to over 130,000 delegates from across the world. As well as Gemalto, tech giants such as Accenture, SAP and Cisco will all be in attendance, showcasing the latest products from […]

Collaborating to drive mobile commerce in the Middle East

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Posted on 22nd May 2013 by in Telecom

The next time you’re in Dubai, see if you can spot the fast-moving commuters on the RTA public transport network. If you look closely, you’ll probably see they are using Go4it cards, launched by UAE bank Emirates NBD 16 months ago and whose success was celebrated at Cards & Payments Middle East earlier this month […]

Demand for contactless technologies surges in Dubai

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Posted on 13th May 2013 by in Telecom

We have previously blogged about Dubai as a hub for innovative technologies, especially around GITEX, the Middle East’s ICT conference. We also know that customer loyalty is a focus, with Dubai playing host to a conference on Maximizing Customer Loyalty & Profitability in the Middle East. We know there is business-level interest in emerging and […]

Sunny customer loyalty in Dubai

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Posted on 30th Jan 2013 by in Telecom

Stepping off a flight in Dubai in the middle of winter is like entering a warm and welcoming hotel lobby – which is where I was recently for a conference on Maximising Customer Loyalty & Profitability in the Middle East. Despite not being able to take advantage of the sunshine and warmth as it was […]

GITEX 2012: Mobile transforming customer relationship management

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Posted on 24th Oct 2012 by in Corporate

Many companies have realized that a great way to reach and engage with customers, regardless of their location, is via mobile devices. More intelligent companies realize that the mobile phone can even drive customer engagement and offer insight into customer preferences, ultimately securing brand loyalty and additional revenues. But just how is mobile technology redefining […]