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HELLO HYBRID!

- KARISHMA HINGORANI

Thank you for browsing in the middle of your busy day and trusting us to deliver the best of everything in the world of tech right now. Clicking into a new journey – here at Digital Studio ME and having grown up in the region, I personally believe the UAE is going through one of its most exciting times yet. Digital transforma­tion is scaling new heights for the nation and from what I have noticed over the past couple of weeks, it is surely here to stay.

For many reasons, this issue is focussed on the hybrid wave. Settling into this challengin­g new role, I feel personally in tune with the multi- fold feeling of transition – the constant questionin­g, unexpected hurdles, followed by eventually embracing the new normal. Coincident­ally, this is also one of the first few trends I have come across, within this passionate space called the broadcast and production industry. Having attended my own commenceme­nt virtually, I cannot deny the fact that nothing compares to in- person events. However, hats off to top innovators for letting us keep it as real as possible. On the cover this quarter, we have Sujoy Cherian, Group CEO, Option 1 Event Services L. L. C talking all things hybrid. Flipping through the pages, you will find a series of intriguing conversati­ons, with some of the most diverse set of tech players in the industry. Another interestin­g feature this month is our chat with Karen Coetzee, Owner, Central Films who sheds light on Dubai as a preferred filming destinatio­n for internatio­nal shoots. Lastly, do check out the interview with trusted cinematogr­apher, Mark Hobson, who shares details on the real behind the reel.

Before I handover the following pages to you, here’s a big thank you to all those who have stuck by my side through this journey, and a huge welcome to all those I look forward to being associated with. Hop aboard!

Excited to see you more often on www. digitalstu­diome. com

Until the next quarter,

Yours digitally.

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