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Mazen Nahawi
Saudi Reputation Report
Tuesday, March 05, 2024 15:20 - 15:40
Artificial Intelligence in the Media Sector
Monday, March 04, 2024 12:00 - 12:50
Panel Discussion
Mazen Nahawi is the founder & president of News Group International, a private investment company focused on the media and technology sector. A lifelong resident of the UAE, Mazen began his career as a journalist with Dar Al Khaleej before working in PR and consulting roles ahead of launching his own businesses, which now have over 1,000 employees in 20 offices worldwide. Understanding how technology could disrupt and transform traditional industries within the MENA region, gave Mazen the foresight to merge technological advancements with human ingenuity. As a result of this, in October 2016, he formed his first company, CARMA, a ground-breaking technology and consulting firm that uses media monitoring and analysis to deliver invaluable strategic insights to decision-makers. CARMA, with its state-of-the-art AI capabilities and consulting services, has revolutionised the approach to research in the region – and it now empowers over 2,000 clients with crucial reputational intelligence and competitor data. Notably, CARMA's unique operating model has led to rapid growth and the remarkable achievement of privately held MENA-based businesses acquiring six entities across the globe, namely in the United States, Europe and Africa. News Group International operates across 20 offices worldwide and is a substantial investor in AI and consulting, serving a diverse clientele spanning government, corporate, sports and NGO sectors.