The last time I went to Al Jazeera was four years ago. The people at the top were different and the workplace had a different ambience.
The last time I went to Al Jazeera was four years ago. The people at the top were different and the workplace had a different ambience to it. Two years ago, when I met Mohamed Abuagla, Executive Director and CIO/CTO of Al Jazeera in Dubai, he had promised a transformation at the workplace and thats exactly what greeted me when I went over last month to Qatar. The physical transformation was fascinating but the vision the team espoused has been just as awe inspiring. The whole place was abuzz with activity as everyone was in full gear to announce some new launches at the networks 20th anniversary celebrations.
I’m not questioning the challenges that systems integrators have had to face in dealing with an organisation the size of AJMN. Thats meat for another story. Im just astounded by the very ambitious vision that nobody thought was ever going to be realised and how various champions across the network have sacrificed so much to bring some of these projects to fruition.
I think this makes for a fitting cover story for the ASBU BroadcastPro Selevision Summit and Awards of 2016, where we dont just celebrate excellence and acknowledge frontrunners in the industry but also try to bring them all together, so we can share each others experiences and recommend advice to others starting on similar journeys at their own offices.
This is a beautiful opportunity as some of them will be at the event to share their experiences and what they are doing in terms of a cloud newsroom, artificial intelligence and more. If you havent registered yet to attend the ASBU BroadcastPro Selevision Summit and Awards on November 15 at Habtoor Grand, Dubai Marina, I encourage you to visit www.broadcastpromeawards.com and do it right away. See you on the 15th.