This month issue of our magazine looks at how governments and companies around the world can prepare for a contactless economy. While the digitalization comes not as a surprise and it has been underway for a while, the pandemic has certainly accelerated this process, as argued in the report by Deloitte. Are we prepared?

We then host an article by professor Arturo Bris for the International Institute for Management Development on the role of blockchain in getting us travelling again. A piece by Johnny Wood for the World Economic Forum on the same issue looks at the potential of a new health data tool promising to kick start international travel and trade.

Finally we go to Dubai with Patrizia Marin, strategic communications and public affairs specialist, to take an inside look at Gitex 2020, the Middle East premium technology event that for the first time boasted the participation of an Israeli delegation.