Forum to spotlight emerging technologies & Vision 2030

Chiara Palieri
Updated 19 May 2019

Forum to spotlight emerging technologies & Vision 2030

The Saudi Emerging Technologies Forum will take place from Nov. 11 to 13 in Kempinski Hotel in Riyadh. It will be the first conference in the Kingdom to address the deployment of emerging technologies and the Vision 2030 plan for digital transformation that will power cities and economies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
AI is going to be a game-changer in the global economy and much of the value potential is up for grabs.
The annual growth in the contribution of AI is expected to range between 20-34 percent per year across the Middle East, with the fastest growth in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt.
The Riyadh forum will gather more than 500 government officials and senior level executives, and more than 50 speakers. It will feature 12 panel discussions with the participation of 900 attendees, 60 exhibitors, 12 certified technical workshops, 30 proof of concepts and live demo sessions, and a dedicated focus day for IIOT.
The forum will be chaired by Majed Alshodari, CISO at Allied Cooperative Insurance Group.
Mohammed Mahnashi, information security adviser of the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said: “Saudi Arabia is the heart of the Arab and Islamic world, an investment powerhouse, and a hub connecting three continents. These three pillars form the basis of the Saudi Vision 2030, which lays out an an ambitious yet achievable blueprint, which reflects our country’s strengths and capabilities and depends on technology to achieve the goals.
“I believe the Saudi Emerging Technologies Forum is a key event to attend, to listen to and to discuss with experts in the National Transformation Program.”
Chiara Palieri, director of the Saudi Emerging Technologies Forum, said: “This event represents a turning point in the digital transformation domain in Saudi Arabia because it will be the only platform in the Kingdom that will celebrate the Vision 2030 digital transformation leaders who are driving the deployment of emerging technologies in government entities and private sectors.
“We are so thrilled to have received an enthusiastic response from government entities that will use the event to announce their latest digitization programs.”

Malabar: Starlet Tamannaah opens new gold outlet in India

Updated 20 August 2019

Malabar: Starlet Tamannaah opens new gold outlet in India

Global jewelry retailer Malabar Gold & Diamonds launched its new showroom at Bannerghatta Road in Bengaluru on Aug. 16 — 26th in the state of Karnataka, India.

Indian film actress and Malabar Group’s brand ambassador Tamannaah Bhatia inaugurated the showroom in the presence of Chairman M.P. Ahammed, Managing Director (India Operations) Asher O, management team members of the group along with customers, media persons and guests. 

The showroom has an extensive collection of traditional and modern designs in tune with the taste of jewelry lovers. The group offers exquisite and beautiful jewelry — Ethnix — Handcrafted Designer Jewelry; Era — Uncut Diamond Jewelry; Mine — Diamonds Unlimited, Divine — Indian Heritage Jewelry, Precia — Gem Jewelry; and Starlet — Kids Jewelry. 

Malabar Gold & Diamonds has a product range that caters to tastes of all age group.

“We are thankful for the trust reposed by the customers. We are further expanding in the state of Karnataka in the days to come. We are committed to ensuring value for money to the customers by providing with high-quality products, new technology and through sincere trade,” said Ahammed.

Malabar Gold & Diamonds offers life-long maintenance service, one-year free insurance, zero deduction for gold exchange and buyback guarantee for all jewelry. 

The group has a retail network of 250 outlets spread across 10 countries.