The 39th Gitex Expertise Week, the biggest ICT exhibition within the Center East, Africa and South Asia, will open doorways to the long run with 5G, synthetic intelligence, robotics and future mobility.
Greater than four,800 firms from greater than 100 international locations are anticipated to descend into Dubai for the five-day occasion happening from October 6-10, 2019, at Dubai World Commerce Centre, all encompassed underneath the motion of ‘Synergising the Thoughts and Expertise Economic system’.
Guests can get hands-on with AI, 5G, good houses and different rising applied sciences equivalent to AR and VR.
“5G is the key focus this 12 months with a showcase of digital transformation and innovation anticipated throughout trade verticals like transportation, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, aviation and oil and gasoline,” Dr Ahmed Bin Ali, Group Senior Vice-President for communications at Etisalat, mentioned.
On the occasion, Etisalat, du, Nokia, Samsung, Huawei and Ericsson will showcase 5G-powered options.
Main AI skilled and Gitex keynote speaker Dr Ben Goertzel, Chairman and Chief Scientist of Singularity Studio, and CEO and Founding father of SingularityNET Basis, will reveal how AI will merge with blockchain to create deep worth for companies and society, enhance human life expectancy and help medical analysis.
Dr Goertzel is well-known within the know-how world as the previous chief scientist of Hanson Robotics, creator of social humanoid robotic Sophia.
Robust momentum in 5G business adoption
Hani Sobih ELKukhun, Vice-President for Technique at Huawei Center East, mentioned that 5G is gaining sturdy momentum in its business adoption.
Globally, Huawei has signed fifty 5G business contracts and delivery over 200,000 5G base stations worldwide. Within the Center East, ELKukhun mentioned that they’ve signed eleven 5G business contracts within the Center East.
“We now have seen industries beginning to embrace 5G, with it exploding into prominence by bettering effectivity in lots of industries. By including AI capabilities to the following technology of ICT merchandise, AI additionally turns into extra available for various fields of scientific analysis and enterprise innovation. This mixture will ship extra intelligence throughout each touchpoint of the digital economic system,” he mentioned.
Ericsson, having introduced 24 world 5G contracts with main operators, together with 4 within the Center East, mentioned that efforts to roll out 5G within the quickest, smoothest, and most effective means are steadily paying off.
“I imagine Gitex is a good discussion board to encourage shoppers and enterprises with the limitless alternatives that 5G will carry us,” Wojciech Bajda, Vice-President for Center East and Africa, and Head of Gulf Council Nations at Ericsson, mentioned.
Greater than 100,000 tech specialists from greater than 140 international locations are projected to participate.
New exhibitors collaborating this 12 months are Ericsson, Nokia, China Cellular, Tata Communications, Siemens, Mitsubishi Electronics, Honeywell, Basic Motors, Automation Wherever, Samsung, Abu Dhabi World Markets, Hub 71, Mohammed bin Rashid Innovation Fund, In5, NYAD, HADO, KISED, Chalhoub Group, Chicken, AutoX and Energizer.
Other than enterprises, greater than 180 authorities entities, out of which 145 are from the UAE, are collaborating.
Franco Atassi, Head of Good Infrastructure at Siemens Center East, mentioned that they are going to showcase ways in which clever infrastructure would be the basis of the world’s future good cities.
“We goal to exhibit how the Web of Issues can have a optimistic influence on each the economic system and society. Moreover, we’ll deal with how the economic sector can profit from embracing the digital transformation, utilizing IoT know-how to drive financial improvement via the intelligently digitalised trade,” he mentioned.
Siemens may also present how they’re working with Expo 2020 Dubai to create a blueprint for future good cities, utilizing its cloud-based platform for the Web of Issues – MindSphere.
Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice-President for occasions administration at Dubai World Commerce Centre, organisers of the occasion, mentioned that Gitex continues to be the definitive platform the place enterprises, startups and authorities entities come collectively, striving to have interaction the worldwide know-how neighborhood to harness the limitless ingenuity of people and the facility of know-how to make sure significant advantages and impacts on society via clever discourse.
“Applied sciences, regardless of how revolutionary they could be, supply no worth to us except they will create experiences to reinforce the well-being of people and the bigger society,” she mentioned.
Samsung is predicted to showcase the good dwelling of the long run and its developments in 5G connectivity. Guests will get the prospect to get a primary have a look at Samsung’s latest cell gadgets together with the Galaxy Be aware 10 5G and Galaxy Fold.
Gitex Future Stars
On the sidelines of the occasion, Gitex Future Stars will characteristic over 750 native and worldwide startups and company accelerators from greater than 80 international locations, and greater than 1,500 buyers and company consumers, in addition to an all-new presence from international locations together with Austria, Brazil and Italy.
The Authorities of Abu Dhabi is making its mark on the occasion, with the Emirate’s hottest innovation prospects, together with Hub71, Abu Dhabi World Market (ADGM), StartAD, Krypto Labs, Division of Well being Abu Dhabi, all aiming to place Abu Dhabi on the map as an innovation hub of the long run.
LohMirmand mentioned that Basic Motors and Rolls Royce will showcase the newest advances in IoT and 5G will reinvent the transport paradigm.