IT'S HARD TO SAY GOODBYE
Here it is— my last issue as Managing Editor. And, even though saying goodbye is hard, I part ways with even greater enthusiasm for The Quarterly and its potential than when I started working on the first edition back in March 2014.
The magazine, of course, would not have been possible without the hard work of our team. We've had our fair share of bumps in the road, but the journey was also filled with the most rewarding experiences. I am grateful to every member who contributed in making our magazine thrive. I want to thank our Features Editor for burning the midnight oil. Alexis, you're a rockstar! I want to thank our energetic design team for their great work despite incredibly tight deadlines and last-minute submissions. I also want to thank Miled for his relentless efforts to ease tension when we are under pressure, Mohammad for his patience, and Racha for her valuable support.
I particularly want to thank our CEO, Omar Christidis, for being an amazing mentor and an inspirational leader. The Quarterly wouldn't be what it is without his guidance, vision, and mentorship.
And to you: our readers! Thank you for your thirst for premium content. If it weren't for you, we wouldn't have toiled over every article to make sure it is forward thinking and has real added value. We hope you enjoyed the insights we provided.
Over the past two years, The Quarterly has explored how digital technology has changed the way different industries operate. We have seen the impact of mobile on the retail business and how traditional businesses—like newspapers and brick-and-mortar stores—migrated to the online space. We discussed the automation of advertising and the disruptive power of fintech solutions. In the last issue, we investigated how industrial businesses are using big data for optimization. And, in this issue, we talk about the digitization of the classrooms. It is quite incredible to witness the traditional methods of teaching, which have been resistant to change for over a century, slowly dissolving under the influence of technology. Flip to pages 34 and 39 for more on the topic.
Enjoy the Spring issue.