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Experts at The MENA Catalysts regularly provide expert commentary on Middle Eastern technology policy and government affairs topics to news outlets worldwide.
The Middle East's role in China's Digital Silk Road
26 SEPTEMBER 2018
Expert Sam Blatteis talks about China's Belt and Road initiative (BRI) whose has big plans to extend its digital footprint, including to the Middle East.
5 Middle Eastern Tech Policy Trends to Watch Out For This Year
4 JANUARY 2018
Sam Blatteis told Gulf News that the internet economy will form one of the few booming, non-oil industries in 2018. The prize is significant.
The Value of Saudi ICT laws and Government is Huge
12 APRIL 2018
Sam Blatteis talks about Saudi Arabia opening up its tech industry, leaving no doubt that digital transformation will be instrumental in driving socioeconomic growth across the region.
Tech Titans Explore Expanding in Saudi Arabia
30 DECEMBER 2017
Saudi Arabia aims to have technology as a key enabler and driver of numerous changes.
6 Ways Life in Saudi Arabia Will Change in 2018
3 JANUARY 2018
"Many Saudi government shifts... have been a long time coming," said Sam Blatteis, CEO of The MENA Catalysts, a regional public policy advisory firm.
China's "Google" Baidu Exits Middle East
27 OCTOBER 2017
Sam Blatteis discusses Chinese internet search giant Baidu retrenching from an Egyptian market from where it had hoped to expand in the Middle East.