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AME info


16/04/2019

Transcosmos upgrades “transpeech,” its speech recognition solution

transcosmos inc. will expand the coverage of “transpeech,” its speech recognition solution, and deliver two upgrades. By the end of 2019, the company will install the solution to 2,000 workstations in its contact center network across Japan, a considerable expansion of its service coverage, and will add a new emotion analysis feature. With this emotion analysis feature, clients can perform new initiatives such as preventing potential issues, visualizing selling points and more, at no extra charge. What is transpeech? transpeech is a speech recognition solution that helps clients address the challenges they face in the contact center business. Combining transcosmos’s...
16/04/2019

Can GCC companies attract and retain the right ‘talent’?

The GCC region is experiencing a period of change. This transition is evident in the economic diversification drives taken up by countries in the region as they look to move away from oil dependency and move toward innovation and entrepreneurship to boost long-term return on investments. At the crux of change is “talent” – a key factor that has come to determine the competitiveness of cities, countries and the region. Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director of Global Indices at INSEAD, presented the key findings of the 2019 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) report released by INSEAD Business School at an exclusive...
16/04/2019

85% of UAE residents willing to pay to protect their privacy

In today’s connected world, businesses are prime targets for cyber-attacks and unintentional missteps can result in critical exposure of consumers’ sensitive personal information. According to the , a Symantec company, based on an online survey conducted by The Harris Poll of over 1,000 adults, shows that 4 out of 5 consumers (83 %) in the UAE are more alarmed than ever about their privacy. However, the majority accept certain risks to their online privacy out of convenience (57%) and are willing to sell or give away certain personal information, such as their location (75%) and internet search history (77%), to...

16/04/2019

AMEinfo Exclusive: Do you know what car brands think of electric vehicles?

With the Middle East’s first electric MotorShow closing its doors yesterday, we take a moment to look back on the automakers who took this leap of faith in bringing the region its first taste of electric vehicles (EVs) – both informatively and practically. Dropping in by Beirut, attendees were able to test drive some of the vehicles on display. spoke with many of the participating brands, and we found that there was a common sentiment in wanting to raise awareness about EVs. “The importance of this event is to introduce people to the concept of electric vehicles and to convince...
16/04/2019

Executives across region optimistic despite rollercoaster year

Executives interviewed for the 2018 edition of the Business Barometer: Gulf CEO Survey carried out by Oxford Business Group (OBG) were largely upbeat in their outlook for the coming 12 months, buoyed by higher and more stable oil prices, although regional political volatility remained a cause of concern for many. As part of its survey on the economy, the global research and consultancy firm asked almost 900 C-suite executives from across the Gulf’s industries a wide-ranging series of questions on a face-to-face basis aimed at gauging business sentiment. OBG also will present  in the first quarter of 2019, its latest...
16/04/2019

Do structural reforms attract FDI? | Top CEO Conference & Awards 2019

Foreign investors have been putting their money into the GCC region for many years. However, in recent times, the European crisis, the U.S. government shutdown, the Brexit, the U.S. China trade war, the volatility in oil prices, and uncertainty in the regional political sphere have caused concern. As regional bourses aim to compete with developed markets, questions are also being raised over the state of reforms, the future of regulation in the region, and how structural reforms could attract direct investments into the GCC and MENA regions. The Top CEO Conference & Awards 2019, organized by Mediaquest and the INSEAD...

16/04/2019

Why are you cutting costs? and how? | Top CEO Conference & Awards 2019

Fears of a global economic slowdown mounted in 2018 spurred by volatility in oil prices, businesses, geopolitical tensions, and a pullback in government spending. Companies across the GCC and the MENA region have tightened their purse-strings through cost-cutting efforts and restructuring to invest in future opportunities. The UAE, in particular, witnessed a downward trend in stock and real estate prices. While restructuring should be a regular part of economic and business cycles – and done properly, should be able to spur a new phase of growth in the future – what’s happening in the GCC region is just not quite...
16/04/2019

TOP CEO 2019: Professor Nouriel Roubini on global and regional economies

Renowned economist and thought leader Professor Nouriel Roubini, Chairman of Roubini Macro Associates, a global macroeconomic consultancy firm in New York, laid out, in his Keynote address at TOP CEO 2019 Bahrain, plans for building Knowledge Economies in the GCC as part of their economic diversification. Prof. Roubini focused on the new global economic realities, the future of Fintech, digital transformation, energy prices and more. Below is a summary transcript of what he said starting with his intro on volatility: Volatility and uncertainty “The topic of this conference is ‘Growth in a volatile future1’ and certainly we live in uncertain...
16/04/2019

Expert: How to take a more humanized approach to AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all about machines, obviously. Except it’s not. In truth, discussions surrounding AI may often centre around how competent, intuitive and contextually aware the machine brains we are building have become. But really, AI is all about us―the humans—and how it can make our lives better. There was a time, perhaps even inside the current decade, when AI tools and functions were still associated with the fanciful ‘talking computers’ that featured in many 1980s movies. It wasn’t that long ago that we considered AI as something of a ‘toy’ and its application in mission-critical enterprise applications was...

15/04/2019

Interview: Volvo shows faith in EVs, promises lineup electrification by 2020

With the Middle East’s first ever e-MotorShow wrapping up today in Beirut, got in touch with one of the participating car brands at the event: Volvo. Volvo is very big on EVs (electric vehicles) at the moment, stating in 2018 that the company is aiming for fully electric cars to make up 50% of its sales by 2025. sat down with Léa Assaf, Marketing Manager, and Gergi El Murr, COO at GAA & CO S.A.L. (Volvo’s dealer in Lebanon) to discuss the Middle East’s readiness for EVs, and how electric cars will come to be mainstream. In part 1 of...
15/04/2019

Interview: Volvo aims for 0 deaths or serious injuries in their cars by 2020

With the Middle East’s first ever e-MotorShow wrapping up today in Beirut, got in touch with one of the participating car brands at the event: Volvo. Volvo is very big on EVs (electric vehicles) at the moment, stating in 2018 that the company is aiming for fully electric cars to make up 50% of its sales by 2025. sat down with Léa Assaf, Marketing Manager, and Gergi El Murr, COO at GAA & CO S.A.L. (Volvo’s dealer in Lebanon) to discuss the Middle East’s readiness for EVs, and how electric cars will come to be mainstream. In this second part...
15/04/2019

Expo 2020 to contribute AED 122.6 billion to UAE economy: EY

Expo 2020 Dubai and its legacy are expected to contribute AED 122.6 billion of gross value added (GVA) to the UAE’s economy from 2013–31, according to the EY report ‘’. The report states that Expo 2020 is also expected to support up to 905,200 full-time equivalent (FTE) job-years in the UAE from 2013–31, which is equal to approximately 49,700 FTE jobs per annum in the UAE over this period. “This independent report demonstrates that Expo 2020 Dubai is a critical long-term investment in the future of the UAE, which will contribute more than 120 billion dirhams to the economy between...