GITEX Technology Week and GITEX Future Stars open tomorrow for the gathering of technology visionaries of the future
GITEX to host 1,200 km/h Virgin Hyperloop One, region’s biggest 5G showcase, AI and the potential of Gen Z,
GITEX Technology Week and GITEX Future Stars, will bring together industry innovators, government leaders, technology creators and thinkers beginning tomorrow, 6th October, until 10th October at Dubai World Trade Centre.
With a spotlight on next-generation technology and innovations that will evolve startups into enterprises, visitors to the 39th GITEX Technology week will experience the region’s biggest ever 5G showcase and the definitive platform for knowledge sharing around Artificial Intelligence and the impact of generation Z, along with all-new Future Mobility and GITEX Lifestyle Tech sections, all hosted under GITEX’s ‘Synergising the Mind and Technology Economy’ movement.
GITEX & GITEX Future Stars will let visitors experience ideas, from exhibitors such as 1,200 km/h travel pioneer Virgin Hyperloop One; and a lineup of technology industry trailblazers, including Silicon Valley mavericks such as Theranos whistleblower Tyler Shultz; Gen-Z entrepreneurs such as Connor Blakley and Iddris Sandu; CMOs such as Bozoma Saint John; AI pioneers like Dr Ben Goertzel; and digital transformation leaders such as Souq.com Founder Ronaldo Mouchawar.
Transport solutions will be featured in the Future Mobility segment of GITEX, with companies such as Virgin Hyperloop One, General Motors, Intel and Rolls Royce showcasing how the latest advances in Hyperloop technology, IoT and 5G will reinvent the transport paradigm.
Exhibiting for the first time at GITEX, Virgin Hyperloop One is set to revolutionise long distance travel, with its electromagnetically levitated pods travelling through low-pressure tubes at speeds up to 760 mph (1,223.1 km/h). The silent, low turbulence means of travel will cut travel times from Dubai to Abu Dhabi to 12 minutes. The system is expected to be entirely autonomous, direct-to-destination and on-demand.
GITEX’s conferences will feature over 290 hours of content – 150 of which are free-to-attend - and experts from key industry verticals featuring experts from Energy, Healthcare, Smart Cities, and Digital Marketing and will feature speakers from around the world. GITEX’s conference agenda will feature whistleblower Tyler Shultz, who played a huge role in forcing the closure of blood-testing startup Theranos, once valued at $10 billion. Shultz will discuss the increasing importance of digital ethics, and how to establish boundaries for business founders and entrepreneurs.
The GITEX Artificial Intelligence Zone will unleash five incredible days of non-stop free learning sessions, 10 Hours of INSEAD-powered AI Workshops and will cover the paradigm-shifting ways that AI is affecting agriculture, construction, procurement, marketing, factory automation and government. World-leading AI expert and GITEX keynote speaker Dr Ben Goertzel, Chairman and Chief Scientist of Singularity Studio, and CEO and Founder of SingularityNET Foundation, will reveal how AI will merge with blockchain to create deep value for businesses and society.
GITEX Smart Citi Zens
GITEX visitors will hear from leaders that are building future cities for happier citizens and are speaking in the Middle East region for the first time, at the GITEX Smart Citi Zens conference, including Gary Brantley, CIO, City of Atlanta, and Eduard Lysenko, Minister, Head of the Department of IT, Government of Moscow, and Aik van Eemeren, CTO, Innovation and Lead of Public Tech, City of Amsterdam.
GITEX Future Stars
GITEX Future Stars 2019 will bring together key stakeholders and global leaders of the ecosystem, including William Chappell, CFO and EVP, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority; Ines Verschueren, Principal, Greyhound Capital, a growth equity investor with unicorns including Deliveroo, Revolut, and Careem in its portfolio; Chris Haley, an active deep tech investor for 01Ventures taking on global problems and Henry Wigan, Co-Founder of Mustard Seed Impact, a venture capital fund making seed and early-stage investments across various sectors focusing on social impact.
With over 750+ startups participating from 75 countries, including many award winners and also first-timers to the region including the e-sports startup meleap from Japan who will showcase HADO - the first-ever physical e-sport in the world to use Augmented Reality (AR) technology. GITEX Future Stars will feature investors and corporate buyers including the likes of SpeedInvest, 01, Brightly Ventures, 500 startups, the European Business Angels Network and Greyhound.
“As we open the 39th edition of GITEX Technology Week and the fourth edition of GITEX Future Stars, we will create the definitive innovation ecosystem with a focus on maximising the potential of human ingenuity. From the UAE and around the world, we look forward to welcoming partners, visitors, investors and disruptors who are leveraging innovation to achieve first-mover success,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Events Management, Dubai World Trade Centre, organisers of GITEX Technology Week.