Episode Number
40
‘Tech That’: Sam Blatteis, former head of Google Gulf Government Relations, takes us inside the Middle East Digital Boom
On the Middle East with Andrew Parasiliti and Amberin Zaman, an Al-Monitor Podcast
‘Tech That’: Sam Blatteis, former head of Google Gulf Government Relations, takes us inside the Middle East Digital Boom
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Sam Blatteis, CEO of The MENA Catalysts, explains the continued potential and vitality of the digital economy and high tech sectors in  the Gulf, post-COVID;  the Gulf’s commitment to the knowledge economy, and how it has become a differentiator in a fragmenting Arab world; why the US is still the partner of choice for Gulf governments, but why and how the US-China competition for influence in the region may be heating up; the synergies between the Gulf and Silicon Valley; and more
UAE minister draws on the past to seize possibilities of AI future (al-monitor.com)
Gulf states’ quest to find ‘new oil’ turns to hydrogen (al-monitor.com)
Hi-tech rivalry between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh heats up (al-monitor.com)
Diplomacy in the Gulf follows the money (al-monitor.com)
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