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Forum highlights digital opportunities


A panel discussion underway during the BCG Middle East CEO Forum 2019 in Dubai.

Business Bureau, Gulf Today

As a leading advisor shaping the future, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has driven the agenda forward for how Middle East companies can identify value, unlock potential and disrupt to win in the digital revolution.

At the annual BCG Middle East CEO Forum, future opportunities for creating value from disruption were discussed with CEOs and senior business leaders from across the region, at the Bvlgari Resort & Residences Dubai. The 2019 Forum hosted a number of esteemed speakers and panelists from within the Middle East and across the world to share their knowledge, expertise, and perspectives about key digital opportunities.

The talks inspired the many attending CEOs and senior business leaders to think about new and agile business models, which will enable organizations to tap into their full digital potential and win the ‘20s. The speakers and panelists included CEO of Noon Faraz Khalid, Group CEO of Americana Kesri Kapur, Managing Director of Virgin Mobile UAE Karim Benkirane, former Manager of Google Germany, in addition to BCG’s Chairman Dr. Hans-Paul Bürkner, BCG’s Technology Advantage Practice Global Leader Karalee Close, and BCG Digital Ventures Managing Partner Maher Masri. The audience also got the opportunity to interact with technological innovations including a humanoid robot and a virtual AI-powered recruiter.

“We see a strong desire from private and public sector organizations in the Middle East to further accelerate their journeys embracing digital technology, to digitally-enhance all operations and seize long-term competitiveness.

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