Author: Amna Qasim,
GITEX GLOBAL (Gulf Information Technology Exhibition) is the world’s largest tech show, organised by, and taking place at, the Dubai World Trade Centre in the United Arab Emirates.
Over the years, GITEX GLOBAL has enhanced its international influence, expanding its footprint beyond the Middle East and reaching a far wider audience from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and Latin America. The event has also become an annual agenda for biggest names in the global tech world, including Microsoft, Huawei, IBM, Dell Technologies, Ericsson, Avaya, Honeywell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, e&, Lenovo and Cisco.
With the participation of more than 250 government entities leading strategic digital projects and public-private partnerships and over 1,000 speakers across 14 dedicated conference tracks delivering 500-plus hours of engaging content, GITEX GLOBAL unites the world’s most influential ecosystems advancing business, economy, society and culture
A Few Glimpses of GITEX Global 2022
Being a preferred hub for high-tech companies, Dubai has now set its sights firmly on becoming a global hub for the metaverse community. It is no wonder that Dubai ranks number one globally for foreign direct investment (FDI) and technology transfer in the AI and robotics sectors. It is noteworthy that the Dubai Metaverse Strategy aims to turn the emirate into one of the world’s top 10 metaverse economies.
Interestingly, the year 2022 is being referred to as the year of the ‘Rise of the Metaverse’ and rightly so. It also marks the start of the Web 3.0 Revolution. What we are witnessing currently is next level technology disruption that is opening the doors to the next Digital Universe, and this was the very crux of this year’s iconic technology event, GITEX Global. Held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from October 10-14th, the largest edition till date, the event saw the coming together of the world’s technology community on a single platform.
Gitex Global, the UAE’s annual tech event, began on October 10 and ended on October 14
It was an extraordinary five days with revolutionary developments, innovative technologies, futuristic solutions, driverless cars, AI-driven products and incredible robots. The 42nd installation of GITEX Global, the UAE’s annual tech event, began on October 10 and ended on October 14.
Some of the key highlights of the 42nd edition of GITEX included the flying car, driverless taxi, holographic human, robots, and the new generation of virtual reality headsets, Hololens 2 by Microsoft, among others. However, what completely stole the show was the X-VERSE. Inspired by the Dubai Government’s vision and roadmap to become one of the top 10 cities globally in the Meta-verse economy, X-VERSE united the world’s most advanced tech ecosystems to empower diverse industries within the meta-verse.
The event featured a global lineup of companies and startups, showcasing innovative solutions across the meta-verse, artificial intelligence (AI), Web3, block-chain, 6G, cloud computing, fin-tech and big data. Here are some key highlights from Gitex Global.
RTA Dubai signed five MOUs with regional and international technology companies. It forged partnerships with the private sector and harnessing advanced technology solutions in running operations. The MOUs have been signed with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, Moro Hub (Data Hub Integrated Solutions), Trapeze Middle East Telecommunication Equipment Trading and SAS.
The Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICP) recently announced the launch of the third generation of UAE passport. At their #gitexglobal2022 stand UAE nationals can apply for new and renewed passports.
Residents who wish to apply for a new Emirates ID or want to renew their cards will soon be able to do so without having to leave their homes. At the ongoing Gitex Global in Dubai, the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs, and Port Security (ICP) on Thursday announced the launch of a new smart service that will make Emirates ID applications hassle-free.
Team DevGate Participation
Since DevGate aims to be a world-class supplier of IT services, solutions and strategies, globally, our team did participate in the exhibition.
It was an honor for DevGate to participate in this undisputed technology event, where global industry leaders, start-ups, and game changers came together to present their technologically advanced solutions, and discuss, debate, and challenge new ideologies, as well as highlight new products and discover future opportunities.
Nearly 4000 technology companies from around the world came together to network and explore opportunities every year on this incredible and vast platform, which hosts more
than 800 start-ups, over 1000 speakers, and more than 170 exhibitors.
INCREDIBLE NETWORKING, KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE, AND BUSINESS EMPOWERMENT
With some really interesting interactions and after getting to know some amazing people and innovative startups it’s safe to conclude that the DevGate team had 4 really exciting days at Gitex. We cannot wait to be back next year and seeing you guys at Gitex 2023. Until next time!
Exploration of DevGate’s Business Solutions
DevGate is a global leader in Custom/Enterprise software solutions, CRM Consultation /Implementation, Power Apps, Mobile App Development, Software Solutions, Web Development solutions, and other Emerging Technology solutions for Digital Transformation.
At this major GITEX event, DevGate showcased the continued progress it has made toward digital transformation and previewed its comprehensive operational framework, which will significantly improve the quality and value of the digital services it offers. We have a dedicated team of experts that guides, implements, and develops the best solution for our clients. It is our top priority to listen to our client’s requirements.
GITEX is a great event to witness if you are nearby or if you are working in the technology domain. This event provides incredible networking opportunities, global exposure, more sales, and investments. However, it is not a fancy technology show where robots perform and drones fly around – it’s not an event for leisure or entertainment. Unless you are passionate about technology, in which case GITEX would be a treat for you.