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Amazon tech head to speak at GITEX

Werner Vogels will be headlining at GITEX Technology Week 2017

Amazon's chief technology officer Dr. Werner Vogels.
Amazon's chief technology officer Dr. Werner Vogels.

For the first time in the region, Amazon's chief technology officer Dr. Werner Vogels will be headlining at GITEX Technology Week 2017.

Amazon has had a busy year in the region, from its acquisition of SOUQ.com to opening data centres in Bahrain.

Vogels will address the GITEX Opening Keynote discussing Amazon's journey and how it transformed a start-up to a renowned technology company.

GITEX will begin on Sunday 8th October and key themes will focus on artificial intelligence, innovation and start-ups.