February 16

Roberto Santiago: The Man Behind One Of Manaira’s Most Prominent Shopping Destinations

Roberto Santiago is a well-renowned entrepreneur and businessman who has undertaken numerous positive ventures that have shaped the way he is perceived in the industry. He is most well known for the Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping Mall, which is one of the most well-known shopping centers in the entire country. He is also known for several other projects that he has been carrying out since the start of his career. One of the first entrepreneurial ventures that he embarked on was a company that undertook the manufacturing of household items and home decor. The company proved to be immensely successful, and Roberto Santiago became a household name.

 

 

Being an entrepreneur, Roberto Santiago knew that if he wanted to be successful in their field, he would have to make a few decisions that would work towards his future. For this purpose, he decided that he would buy a plot of land as an investment which he could then use for a plan. In the 1980s he found the ideal thing that he could use this land for, which is when he decided to start up a mall in the area. The land was in his hometown of Manira, and Roberto Santiago spent several years working on making the idea of a mall a success.

 

 

The Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping Mall became fully functional in the nineties and came to be known as one of the top shopping destinations in the entire country. The mall is home to some of the widest variety of stores, ranging from international favorites to local labels. The mall is considered to be the place where one can go when they want to splurge on all of the latest fashion, under one roof.

 

 

The Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping Mall is also particularly more well known because of the incredible amount of entertainment options that are available here. Roberto Santiago wanted to make the mall a place for people to enjoy themselves and be engaged in doing something that they like. For this purpose, he made sure that the Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping Mall had a large variety of entertainment options available to the people coming here. One of the main attractions at the mall is the brilliant and hi-end movie theater that is present here. The theater has eleven screens which are all equipped with some of the best movie technology, to give their viewers some of the best viewing experiences that they can find in the city.

 

 

The mall also has a large arcade with a brilliant bowling alley for people to come and have a good time. The mall is also home to an excellent performance arena which is used by international and local artists to stage performances for the people here.

January 15

Sentient AI E-commerce Personalization

The e-commerce industry is one of the quickly growing sectors in the world with the retail E-commerce sales is expected to grow at an average rate of 15% per annum until 2020, per eMarketer studies. By then, the industry will have total sales of $4 billion. It shows the fast integration of retail sector into online while customers significantly find online purchase as their favorite choice. When every retail player goes to E-commerce mode of business operations, the customer experience plays a vital role in concluding the winner in the industry. Since the industry is very vast, everyone has a place for their own innovations based on technology. Interestingly, Artificial Intelligence has got widespread accessibility to enhance the customer experience, in the recent years.

While coming to AI, only 3% of the online retailers implemented the technology into their platform efficiently, per the latest report by Boston Retail Partners. Another 11% implemented, but not in full-fledge. While coming to E-commerce personalization, the customers get individualized search results using the technology. It means that the AI-system analyzes the users’ purchase pattern, shopping history, preferences, and more and provide the best results based on the data. For instance, if someone regularly checks the details of a particular brand, they get the new products from the brand as suggestions. Also, people who look for highest rated products will get products sorted per user rating.

It helps the customers to find their desired products most efficiently. Many online retail stores started visual search options to take the E-commerce personalization to the next level. It allows people to search a particular product using the image of it. For instance, if customers see a stylish fashion outfit somewhere outside, and they want to buy it, then they can take a photograph and search it on online fashion stores that allow image search. The E-commerce websites generate same or similar products to the customers.

Interestingly, the AI technology is also effectively used for social proofing as well as to understand the preferences of a particular region and provide products according to their needs. Another great application of AI in E-commerce personalization is in purchase assistance. Per the latest reports, AI chatbots and assistant programs are getting increased acceptance from the customers in the recent years. Interestingly, Millennials are finding a more efficient way of shopping by the help of AI assistant systems rather than human agents – a change of notion that is visible in the recent years. Read more at Wikipedia about Sentient.

June 21

Hussain Sajwan leads DAMAC Properties to Another Level

Hussain Sajwani is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of DAMAC Properties Company. He is the Chairman of Jazeira Services and Al Anwar Ceramic Tiles Company. Sajwani established the DAMAC Group from a catering industry in the year 1992. The famous Damac Group has its headquarters in Dubai.

 

Hussain Ali Sajwani is the first son. He was born in 1954 and raised into a middle-class family in Dubai. He went to the University of Washington and pursued a degree leading to Economics. He was a knowledge seeker and wanted to study so as to earn a white-collar job from his profession.Hussain`s father owned a watch and pen store in Deira district and also conducted real estate businesses. His mother was a hawker. She used to buy fabrics on wholesale and retail them to the local ladies. Sajwan started working in his father`s pen and watch shop in his early years He learned a lot of business things while in his family business. Hussain Sajwani family businesses played a vital role in preparing him for the future tasks ahead of him.

 

 

After his University education, Sajwani joined GASCO and served as the contract manager. He later joined Abu Dhabi National Oil Co and served in the same position. He was among the first pioneers in Dubai to start real estate companies and in 1982 he founded DAMAC LLC. The DAMAC Owner was destined to flourish and his efforts transformed DAMAC Properties to DAMAC Group after the establishment of ZDICO Investments in the year 1992. Moreover, after founding Al Jazeira Services Co SAOG.

 

Hussain Sajwani is also a board member of Takaful Company based in Abu Dhabi and Majan University College which is in New York. Hussain Sajwani has been conducting business with renowned businessmen globally among them Donald Trump, the current president of the United States. The two allies launched two golf course and villas in Dubai and also launched the Trump`s investments. Sajwani has contributed to the society by empowering and educating youths on how to become great entrepreneurs. He contributed charity so that the children in the world can have better clothes.

 

Visit http://www.hussainsajwani.com/ for more details.