Emerging technology to help solve business problems
GITEX Technology Week 2017 will run the theme "Re-Imagining Realities: Discover, Transform and Innovate"
Attendees to the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week will experience and discover how converging technologies and disruptive business models will solve problems in daily lives and businesses.
The UAE-based and international technology companies, governments, startups via the new GITEX Future Stars startup confluence, and futurists will showcase how innovations from artificial intelligence (AI), to blockchain and virtual reality -- are transforming the lives of communities around the world.
According to IDC, the technology investment market opportunity is strong, as evidenced by the digital transformation economy's growth projection of 60% from 2016 to $2.2trn by 2019.
IDC said innovations such as artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, and digital platforms such as 5G and the Internet of Things, will make the biggest business impact, according to research firm Gartner.
Enabling Middle East and global digital transformation, GITEX Technology Week 2017 will run under the theme "Re-Imagining Realities: Discover, Transform and Innovate."
The over-arching vision of "GITEX is Everything Tech" will showcase 17 specialist technologies, including blockchain, artificial intelligence, drones, robotics, 3D printing, and the Internet of Things.
The major emphasis this year will be on how emerging technologies can solve practical problems -for example, how autonomous vehicles can ease traffic, how artificial intelligence can enable predictive government services, and how virtual reality can enhance surgery and education, all ultimately resulting in happier and smarter experiences.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to gain critical insight from more than 80 global practitioners in eight Power Conferences. The eight verticals being tackled are smart cities, healthcare, digital marketing, finance, retail, transport & logistics, tech leaders, and education.