Hamdan bin Mohammed: Mohammed bin Rashid’s vision accelerates the pace of...

Hamdan bin Mohammed: Mohammed bin Rashid’s vision accelerates the pace of...
Hamdan bin Mohammed: Mohammed bin Rashid’s vision accelerates the pace of...
  • Crown Prince of : Technology is in rapid development to change human life for the better
  • The size of the participation confirms the world’s confidence in Dubai’s ability to accelerate the recovery of the economy
  • The exhibition is a testimony of confidence from the participants in Dubai’s ability to provide a safe environment
  • Proof of Dubai’s success in containing the repercussions of the global crisis and starting the recovery phase
  • We always live up to the business community’s expectations of us in accelerating the recovery of the world economy

Dubai: “The Gulf”

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin , Crown Prince of Dubai, inaugurated at the Dubai World Trade Center the activities of “GITEX Technology Week” within its forty session, with a wide global presence that included 1,200 participants from government agencies, major and emerging global companies, entrepreneurs and 200 of the most important investment companies In various fields of technology, within the largest technical event in the region, and the first of its kind in the world to be actually held during the year 2020, in accordance with the precautionary and preventive measures recommended globally and by the concerned authorities in the country, with the aim of ensuring the highest levels of safety for exhibitors, participants and visitors and protecting them from the emerging Corona virus .
His Highness, the Crown Prince of Dubai, at the start of his tour of the exhibition, accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Supreme Chair of the Emirates Airlines Group, affirmed that the organization of this major event within the exceptional circumstances that the world is experiencing reflects the pioneering direction of Dubai and the country The UAE, with the vision and directives of His Highness Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, towards playing an influential role in accelerating the pace of economic recovery at the local and international levels, while the event is proof of the success of the emirate’s efforts to contain the repercussions of the global crisis With all its challenges, the start of the recovery phase, and the return of economic activities in it to normal.

Great participation

His Highness affirmed, via Twitter, that the exhibition sector in Dubai is resuming its activity strongly with the launch of GITEX, which opened its 40th session with the participation of 1,200 exhibitors from governments and international and emerging companies from 60 countries, and 200 of the most important technology investment companies .. The size of the participation confirms the world’s confidence in the ability of Dubai aims to provide a safe environment for dialogue, which will speed up the recovery of its economy.
His Highness added: I listened to an explanation from those in charge of major companies specializing in future technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, blockchain and others … Technology is in rapid development to change human life for the better … and Dubai will have a role in shaping the future of global technology, with effective partnerships with its makers around the world. .
His Highness explained: The organization of GITEX, in practice and not hypothetically, is a testament to Dubai’s ability to overcome the challenges brought about by “Covid-19” … and a proof of our commitment to our partners around the world to create conditions to enable them to resume work to produce solutions that support the development of the world and enable it to face various challenges.

Several events under one roof

The activities of the “GITEX Technology Week” include the holding of “GITEX for the Future Stars”, the largest event for emerging technology projects in the region, the “Gulf Information Security Exhibition and Conference”, the most prominent regional conference and exhibition in the field of cybersecurity technologies, and the “Blockchain Future Summit”. The pioneering transformative technology platform, in addition to the launch of the first edition of MarketingMania, the new platform for brand marketing professionals.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, during his tour of the exhibition’s headquarters, listened to an explanation from Hilal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of the Dubai World Trade Center Authority, about this session of “GITEX” and its pavilions and posts covering all disciplines related to the technology sector. Communications and Information Technology.

Government wings

GITEX hosts pavilions for some of the leading countries in the field of technology from the region and the world, especially: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, France, Japan, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Brazil, Italy, Hong Kong, Poland, Romania, Russia, Nigeria, and Israel.
Among the international pavilions participating in GITEX this year, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia pavilion; His Highness was briefed on part of the Kingdom’s efforts in the field of developing digital capabilities in the context of the comprehensive development renaissance in the Kingdom under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and the follow-up of Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister Defense. His Highness listened to an explanation about the participation of the Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence (SDAA) in GITEX 2020, including its affiliates, namely the National Information Center, the National Data Management Office and the National Center for Artificial Intelligence. SADAYA will focus on advanced platforms designed to serve the needs of government agencies, security and social requirements in the Kingdom, in addition to its digital achievements in the field of combating the “Covid-19” epidemic.
His Highness the Crown Prince of Dubai also visited the pavilion of the Republic of France, and was briefed on the details of the participation, which includes under its umbrella 12 French companies within the pavilions of “La French Tech”, in addition to a number of independent participations; The French participation this year is sponsored and organized by the National Agency to support the development of the French economy internationally, with the aim of discovering the opportunities available in the region, through which French companies can participate in supporting the trends of digital transformation in their countries.
His Highness also stopped at the pavilion of the State of Israel, which is the first time that a country known for its great progress in the field of digital and future technologies participated in the exhibition. This participation comes with the start of relations between the UAE and Israel in light of the peace agreement signed last September between the two sides; Where His Highness was briefed on the techniques and features of the pavilion in the future of technical cooperation between the two sides in the short and long terms.

Information technology pioneers under one roof

During the visit, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was keen to inspect the wings of a number of major international companies participating in GITEX this year. The forty session of the most prominent technology event in the region includes a group of the world’s leading information technology and digital and smart solutions, including: Microsoft, Dell Technologies, IBM, Lenovo, Honeywell, Avaya, Red Hat, Huawei, and Spire Solutions, among others.
His Highness stopped at the pavilion of “Microsoft”, the global software giant, which is presenting through its pavilion this year the solutions it provides in the field of food security based on artificial intelligence, to overcome one of the most important challenges facing different regions of the world by relying on artificial intelligence and machine learning. In analyzing data on weather conditions, climate changes, crop density and all the elements involved in the cultivation process in order to double the crops and enhance the productive capacity of the fields.
At the booth of Huawei International, His Highness listened to an explanation from the company’s in-charge about the technologies it offers as part of its largest participation in the company’s presence in GITEX over its successive sessions. Where Huawei intends to review a set of best practices for establishing enterprises, workplaces and smart cities, based on its comprehensive experience in the communications and information technology sector in more than 170 countries around the world.
His Highness also stopped at the pavilion of Avaya, which specializes in software solutions, and listened to an explanation about what is new in the company this year and what it proposes through this participation of cloud computing solutions, which it will share with its customers abroad by broadcasting its participation in GITEX to about 150 cities around the world. To make it easier for its customers who were unable to attend to view its latest technologies, which GITEX considered the most important platform for introducing it to the region.
His Highness visited the pavilion of the global Kaspersky Company, which specializes in electronic and digital security solutions and software. Where he was briefed by the company’s leaders in the Middle East region about the latest technologies in the field of information network security and addressing the attacks on networks and the various digital risks of various aspects, and how to limit the threat they pose to the digital infrastructure of companies and various business sectors.

Local participations

In addition to the international participation, GITEX witnessed wide governmental participation from within the country. As the federal and local government agencies were keen to review their initiatives and projects that contribute to enhancing the UAE’s strong trend towards the digital environment and adopting smart applications in order to accelerate the pace of service provision and facilitate the method of obtaining them in implementation of the directives of the wise leadership in preparing for the next fifty years with options and solutions that help raise the efficiency of various Governmental sectors with the preparation of the necessary infrastructure for this, and the qualification of human cadres capable of dealing efficiently with the technologies of the future and making good use of them to serve the sustainable development goals.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, during the visit, was keen to stop at the national government pavilions participating in the exhibition within its forty session, especially the UAE government platform, the government of Abu Dhabi, the government of Ajman, and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority. Where His Highness was acquainted with the progress made in the projects that are being implemented and others that are to be implemented in accordance with the directives of the wise leadership regarding the speed of the transition to the digital environment and in a way that supports the developmental trends in accordance with the UAE Vision 2030.
His Highness visited the wings of the national departments, institutions and companies participating in the event to review their most important projects in the field of digital transformation, as well as the solutions and technologies they provide to help complete this transformation in the fastest time frames. Where His Highness stopped the pavilions of Dubai Internet City, the pavilion of the Emirates Telecommunications Corporation “Etisalat”, the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company “Du” and “Dubai Commerce”, and the Dubai Electronic Security Center.
The visit of His Highness the Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Dubai, included the wings of a number of departments, bodies and institutions of the Dubai government, including: the General Administration of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority «Dewa», the General Command of Dubai Police, the Dubai Health Authority, and Dubai Customs And the Dubai Municipality; His Highness listened to an explanation about the latest technologies used to accelerate Dubai’s transformation into a fully digital environment and employ smart applications to provide government services of a high level of quality.
At the end of the tour, a group photo was taken of His Highness, the Crown Prince of Dubai, with those in charge of the exhibition, in appreciation of their efforts in organizing the fortieth session of GITEX Technology Week despite the exceptional global circumstance that did not prevent this huge event from taking place on Dubai land.

A week of intense activities

The major global technology companies and emerging next-generation companies participate in GITEX, which showcases the latest innovations from five directions that are expected to have the most prominent impact in the next stage, including 5G technology, artificial intelligence, enhanced analytics, future mobility, digital economies, and cybersecurity. And cloud computing. More than 350 experts from about 30 countries will speak at GITEX this year in face-to-face sessions to discuss topics related to these themes.

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