Re-surging Chinese capital in 2018

Chinese Capital Controls? The year 2017 saw Beijing simultaneously tightening and ‘relaxing’ its outbound foreign direct investment (OFDI) protocols. In a somewhat confusing move, following a strew of disastrous Chinese investment decisions, and set against a background of politicking among…

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AI and Robotics in MENA

The AI market in the Middle East is expected to reach values of $114 million by 2021, but in the race to adapt, clear winners are already emerging. Here are three sectors currently being transformed by robotics and AI If…

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E-Fung taps Naseba’s unrivalled international PEVC reach

A high-level delegation from business facilitation company Naseba invited for the Annual Investor Meeting of E-fung Capital, supporting deals in pharmaceuticals and portfolio companies DUBAI – With ambitions to boost private equity and venture capital investment in China, a high-level…

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The digital bodyguards

Jan Wendenburg, CEO of Certgate explains why smart isn’t the same as AI and consumer device security is no match for professional protection. What made you leap into the mobile security industry? Tell us more about your background. After various sales and…

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The A- Z of Saudi’s NTP technology spending spree

A quick reference guide to Saudi Arabia’s National Transformation Program (NTP) investment plans across health, IT, education, finance and the economy and the tech needed to power them More than simply an opportunity for national transformation, each investment in Saudi…

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Bringing the human touch to digitisation

Saudi Arabia’s National Digitization Unit (NDU) may be driving some of the most advanced technology in the world, but the mandate remains “citizen first” Saudi Arabia’s digital ambitions are bold. Encompassing physical infrastructure and national culture in equal measure, they…

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All systems go: how Saudi is going smart

Saudi Arabia’s ICT spending is expected to exceed $39 billion by 2019 and that doesn’t account for the corporate and foreign investments the Kingdom’s digital revolution attracts. As the regional leader in the development of next generation solutions, it’s all…

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What you need to know before your next round of funding

At the PEVC Summit Saudi Arabia 2017, iNet was one of the dozens of investors who contributed to deals. Ahead of the 2018 edition of the Summit, iNet Managing Director of Investments, Abdullah AlTamami, shares his essential market insights and reveals…

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The A-Z of AI

Once the stuff of sci-fi, today Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere from our mobile phones to our household appliances and cars. In a nutshell, AI is the simulation of human intelligence in machines, achieved through machine learning, Natural Language Processing…

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Could 2018 be the year for connected healthcare?

As connectivity continues to enable and improve people’s lives around the world, we are seeing some incredibly transformative impacts across all aspects of human life. Just take a minute to think about the way you currently communicate, access information, consume…

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Creating an investor’s playground

With reform at the top of the agenda, Saudi Arabia is building the ultimate investor’s playground¸ creating opportunities as well as the financial instruments and incubators necessary to realise them. In the modern economy, efficiency is everything and its impact…

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