Dubai – MENA Herald: GITEX Technology Week 2016 – one of the world’s most influential technology events – opens tomorrow, showcasing how startups and innovative technologies are “Re-Imagining Realities” in organisations and our daily lives.
From 3D-printed cars to VR roller coasters, startup legendaries, drones, augmented reality and more, the 36th year of GITEX will fill 1.4 million square feet of Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) with the latest in cutting-edge technology and innovation.
‘Re-Imagining Realities’ Theme to Shine Spotlight on Startups and Digital Transformation
The most game-changing edition to date is expected to host 4,000 exhibiting companies and 64 participating countries. In conference sessions, 230 global thought leaders will deliver insights across 65 sessions and 130 conference hours.
GITEX Global Startup Movement, the most global weeklong startup event in 2016, will debut at GITEX this year. Although only in its first year of inception, the GITEX Global Startup Movement is already the most global in the world, with international participation from 60 countries, more than any other startup shows anywhere. This is now the world’s 3rd largest weeklong event, with 410+ startups and 1200+ tech founders.
“The GITEX Technology Week theme of ‘Re-Imagining Realities’ emphasises the practical steps that organisations need to take in their digital transformation, and the potential for enabling the life-changing ideas from entrepreneurs in the Middle East and worldwide,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President of the Dubai World Trade Centre, organiser of the event.
Guiding organisations in their digital transformation, the GITEX Vertical Days conference programme will feature in-depth discussions from industry leaders on the key industry verticals of marketing, healthcare, finance, intelligent cities, retail, education, and energy.
“GITEX Technology Week presents an opportunity for us as enablers of digital transformation to address key executives from emerging markets across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, and to help guide them towards success as digital businesses. As the Exclusive Digital Transformation Partner of GITEX, we will have the opportunity provide a bridge between the disruptive, innovative start-ups and established businesses participating in GITEX,” said Tony Karam, managing director of Accenture Digital in the Middle East and North Africa.
Innovative technologies such as drones, robotics, augmented and virtual reality, and 3D printing will be on display. Samsung will attempt to set the world record for the world’s largest indoor 4D VR experience and Panasonic will demonstrate how unmanned balloon cameras can change the way we see mega-events. Enhanced show features include the App Hack, Google CSI Lab, Hot Stuff Awards, and Student Lab Competition.