IQ data's Founder Ben Cheeseman wins the Emerge Judges Award as the most exciting startup in MENA.
The Festival of Media launched the Emerge awards in an effort to support entrepreneurship and the growing startup ecosystem in the MENA region. Emerge is a unique project designed to match innovative new technology companies and entrepreneurs with senior decision-makers in global marketing and media. A council of experienced investors and seasoned marketers selected 30+ of the world’s most promising adtech start-ups to participate in the project. IQ data was awarded the Judges Award as the most promising startup in MENA. As a result of this win, IQ data competed at the Festival of Media Global in Rome, being shortlisted as global finalists and coming third overall.
As UAE residents lives shifted to lock-down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we decided to analyse the impact of the coronavirus on grocery shopping in Dubai. This blog post forms the first of a series we will publish analyzing peoples' changing behaviors in the time of COVID-19.
Snapshot comparison of Saudi vs. Chinese tourists in Dubai, visualized via 3D Heatmaps. Using a look-back window of 60 days in order to observe the clusters of activity whilst these tourists were staying in and around the city. Through this simple yet powerful visual approach, you can contrast these two groups based on visitation behaviors and key attractions.