Plastic Treaty progress puts spotlight on circular economy

When the gavel came down on the resolution to end plastic pollution at the resumed fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2) in Nairobi last March, there were hugs and tears among the delegates. The emotion reflected the importance of this historic milestone: a legally binding global instrumentContinue Reading

Headshot of Sumit Johar, CIO at Automation Anywhere

Name: Sumit Johar Company: Automation Anywhere Job title: CIO Date started current role: July 2021 Location: San Jose, California Sumit Johar is chief information officer at Automation Anywhere, responsible for leading and overseeing the vision, strategy, and operations of the company’s IT department globally. Johar provides strategic IT leadership toContinue Reading

Soil and freshwater come under the spotlight in plastics-pollution fight

Over time, plastic waste is weathered and breaks down into tiny fragments. Credit: © Kuttelvaserova Stuchelova, Growing awareness of microplastics in the ground and in freshwater highlights the need to tackle an environmental threat generally associated with oceans. On a recent stroll to his local supermarket in the southernContinue Reading

Cybersecurity in the spotlight at Intersec 2023

Dubai Electronic Security Centre (DESC) and UAE Cyber Security Council announced as Government Partners for Intersec 2023 Dedicated Cybersecurity Conference alongside the exhibition Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Electronic Security Centre (DESC), which works to ensure the emirate becomes a leader in cybersecurity and the protection of information from external cyberContinue Reading

Executive Spotlight: Kathleen Robinson, General Manager of Federal System Integrators, Defense Industrial Base Partners at Intel - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Kathleen Robinson is a general manager and sales director for Intel’s business with federal system integrators and the defense industrial base. She  spoke with ExecutiveBiz about the strategic importance of Intel’s partner programs, the recently passed CHIPS Act, and the five “superpowers” of opportunity in our latest Executive Spotlight interview. You canContinue Reading

Science & Tech Spotlight: Biorecycling of Plastics

Why This Matters Plastic waste in landfills and oceans can have adverse environmental and health effects. More than 350 million tons of such waste was generated globally in 2019, but little of it was recycled. Biorecycling uses microbes to convert plastic waste into new products of equal or better quality.Continue Reading


Danial Norjidi Carrying the theme, ‘Advancing Digitalisation, Achieving Sustainability’, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers’ Meeting 2022 saw finance ministers and high-level representatives from the 21 APEC member economies convene in Bangkok against the backdrop of an adverse global environment. The outcomes of the meeting were reflected in aContinue Reading