Future Technology Week home to security and IoT
Future Technology Week will run from 29-31 March at Dubai World Trade Centre
Future Technology Week will provide a reference point in driving regional network security spend in a GCC-wide sector set to grow from $340m to $1bn by 2018.
As the GCC moves towards a new era of cyber security and IoT solutions, Future Technology Week will provide a platform for public and private sector information communication technology professionals, providers, vendors and buyers, where they can explore software, hardware and infrastructure investments opportunities.
"Technology is thriving and the relentless progress is changing our daily habits, lifestyle patterns and business functions - a world of possibilities is available to us faster and easier than ever before," said Trixie LohMirmand, senior vice president of exhibitions and events at DWTC.
"In this climate, the question of how safe, secure and reliable our technologies are is paramount. Future Technology Week collects four of the region's leading specialised shows to create a compelling umbrella concept where global ICT leaders can converge and experience, discuss and dissect the industry's top trends, issues and solutions."
Spread over three days, Future Technology Week includes a series of technology exhibitions, plenary talks and workshops and entrepreneurial competitions featuring ready-to-market inventions that will disrupt the future of how civilians and organisations live, work and connect.
In addition, there will be free training sessions for Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP) delivered by (ISC)2 CBK accredited instructors, enabling visitors to enhance their technical knowledge on various topics, such as the impact of IoT and cyber-security.
"IoT is fuelling innovation in nearly every part of our lives," added Tommi Raitio, regional director of IoT at Intel. "Simply connecting things that were unconnected previously is leading to new data insights that translate into meaningful change for business and governments. There are numerous IoT companies as well as start-ups in Dubai and Intel believes the growth potential of the UAE's IoT market is relatively untapped. We look forward to working with relevant ecosystem companies to achieve His Highness' vison of the UAE being a global smart city leader."
Also interactive sessions, including a live hackathon for developers, designers and entrepreneurs to pitch and build prototype solutions for smart transportation, smart environment and smart cities.
Future Technology Week begins on 29 March and running until 31 March, and it is DWTC's new umbrella identity collecting Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC), the Internet of Things Expo (IoTX), The Big Data Show and Gulf Enterprise Mobility Exhibition & Conference (GEMEC).