Issue 34, May 2017 – Digital Strategies

Issue 34, May 2017 - Digital Strategies

Through the rapid development of digital technologies, business owners face a time of rapid change and of seemingly endless possibilities for reinvention. Clearly, the future of business belongs to those that do not fear digital transformation. But where do companies start the process and how can they get all stakeholders on board? In our special feature, we speak to experts and owners who have digitised their companies and entrepreneurs who have built their enterprises around new technologies and the needs of digital consumers.

Also in this issue family business and entrepreneurship features from Scotland, Madagascar, UK, France, The Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Oman, India, UAE, Italy and more.

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Articles

Scone Palace is not only one of the most important historical sites in Scotland, it has also been in one family’s hands for hundreds of years: For young Viscount William Stormont, the future Earl of Mansfield and the one-day...
Home to a unique biodiversity and rare animal species, Madagascar is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on the planet being described by many as nothing short of paradisiac. The island nation off Africa’s south east coast is...
Companies around the world today face the seemingly Herculean task of adapting their operations to the digital age. In a time of hyper-connectedness, immediate transactions, and disruptions to major industries, it has become a matter of urgency for business...
For some, the ease and convenience afforded by new technologies has made this online era the golden age of shopping. Many others however, argue that nothing beats the euphoria of seeing the perfect item on the rack and being...
Not long ago, it would have been easy to brush off 3D printing as a ‘neat party trick’ but not something that will find a place in commercial business processes. For Willem-Jan van Loon, 3D printing was love at...
Reinventing and digitising a company’s processes and workforce can be a daunting task for even the most seasoned business owner or executive. But for over 30 years, the Obeikan Investment Group has emerged as a major industrial group that...
The Times of Oman boasts an illustrious history as a trailblazing publication. In 1975, the paper became Oman’s first and leading English-language daily newspaper covering news, culture, finance, politics and sports from the region and around the world. But...
Amana Contracting was founded by Chebel Bsaibes and is today part of a group of companies focused on the construction sector. What began as Chebel’s ambitious vision has grown into a regional leader in the design and construction of...
A real entrepreneur is defined by his or her ability to push the boundaries, blur the lines, and create uniqueness where others see uniformity. May Barber, founder of the Dubai-based concept store “The Cartel” embodies these characteristics, a fact...
Raffaella Renai’s family has been in the jewellery business for five generations. She is the head designer of the Anna Maria Cammilli jewellery brand, one of the most unique and successful Italian jewellery lines on the market. Taking over...
Faizal Kottikollon and Shabana Faizal have been on an unusual entrepreneurial journey for the past twenty years. It all began rather conventionally with Faizal studying engineering in India and the US before returning home where he met Shabana in...
If there is one thing that the world is not lacking, it is conflict. Yet, it seems to be found in abundance in every aspect of our lives. Nowhere is this more true than in the family business, where...
Most of the important lessons in family, business, and walking the tightrope between both are learned through trial and error. Two Dutch professors and their team of researchers are leading an academic effort to study and coalesce these experiences...
Global family business news from all around the world in the quarter ending on May 2017, from Samsung's record profit jump to the world's largest Zara store. 01 South Korea – Samsung records highest profit jump in 3 years Samsung recorded its...