GITEX Technology Week turns 35 this year and will showcase next generation tech solutions intended to drive Middle East business into the Internet of Things era. Taking place from 18-22 October at Dubai World Trade Center, attendees can expect technology from drones to robotics, and more presented under theme “The Internet Future of Everything”.
According to IDC, the MENA region is the second fastest growing Informations and Communications Tech (ICT) market, reaching $270 billion by 2015. Considering the Middle East’s IT market, Gartner predicts it to reach $252 billion by 2019. With more people, devices, organizations, and government collaborating on smart environments and integrated ecosystems, Deloitte predicts global IoT hardware connectivity revenues stand to rise 20 percent per year, while related services revenues will grow 50 percent annually.
“The IoE era is a fourth industrial revolutions that is redefining how new technologies such as drones and robotics are transforming global and regional organizations and their consumer experiences,” says Trixie LohMirmand, senior vice president, Dubai World Trade Center, the organizers of GITEX Technology Week 2015, in a statement to the press.
“However, Middle East organisations face increasing urgency to innovate or be left behind. We’re dedicated to advancing the regional innovation agenda by showcasing next generation technology solutions, vertical-specific research, and networking opportunities. With Dubai Smart City a global future city beacon, GITEX Technology Week 2015 is the ideal platform to demonstrate the latest smart and connected solutions,” continues LohMirmand.
The new GTX Horizons zone will showcase demonstrations of emerging solutions such as 3D Printing, Autonomous Vehicles (drones), robotics, and transport. To support the region’s rising initiatives toward of Smart City innovation, GITEX Technology Week 2015 will be themed around the IoE revolution – Innovation, Connected Cloud, Big Data, Mobility, and Security, and the return of the Google CSI Lab. GITEX Technology Week 2015 is expected to welcome more than 140,000 visitors from over 140 countries including more than 20,000 C-level executives, and more than 3,500 exhibiting brands from 55 countries.