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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.

Arabian News September 2018
ARABIAN BUSINESS

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.

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GULF NEWS

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.

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GULF NEWS

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.

FINANCIAL TIMES

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.

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CNN

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.

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WALL STREET JOURNAL

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.