Gitex 2020, a major global technology live event held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, was a gateway for technology to meet global business leaders who are on the lookout for innovation to establish new growth opportunities. The region’s biggest event brought people together again with precautionary measures after a year of social distancing and a lockdown. As a plus, participants from all over the world were also able to connect through Gitex’s AI-enabled application to witness the live event.
The event hosted around 1,200 exhibitors that included a total of 300 startups from 60 different countries. Influential participants from the tech industries and business sectors came together to set development objectives and ambitious goals. Emerging businesses across different sectors took the opportunity to showcase their innovations and strategies in diverse fields such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), 5G, IT and Cloud.
At the event, the tech community of twelve different participating sectors was definitely out in action to put on display the latest post-pandemic gadgets in hopes to end the year on a high. All of this was brought together to connect tech startups, investors, venture capitalists, as well as 350 speakers together at Gitex 2020.
There were live conferences that covered trending technology topics such as:
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- 5G-driven Smart Cities
- Financial Technology (Fintech)
- Healthcare Technology
- Education (Edtech)
- Future mobility, transport and supply chain
- Marketing Technology
- Cyber security (Gisec Conference)
Gitex 2020 was far more than a live event to showcase the latest tech innovations or robotics and flying cars. This year, Gitex showcased the culmination of the UAE’s relentless battle to mitigate the pandemic and bounce back in terms of the public health and safety, the economy, and business continuity. We also gained insights into the robust digital economy of the UAE, in the year of the coronavirus.
Other initiatives by the government that took place during the event included national projects and initiatives that focused on fintech services that are meant to be used for governmental services, Information Security initiatives to allow better handling of cybersecurity as more technologies are now used in businesses and other activities, and automation services such as e-marriage to shift towards paperless procedures and better acquirement of accurate information and statistics. As for smarter health initiatives, there is a greater focus on automation to compromise patient data and improve commuting between hospitals and outpatient clinics.
After a challenging year, Gitex was a great end to demonstrate how organizations and individuals of the United Arab Emirates were able to show great resilience and work towards a quick recovery against the pandemic that has thrown the world into a crisis.
The event was also an awaited opportunity in a year of lockdown and setbacks to highlight innovator’s use of technology as tools turn challenges into opportunities that foster investments and build creative technologies that will become part of a sustainable future.