As forecasted by Gartner, IT spend in the Middle East will hit USD192.9 billion in 2013, up 5.5% from last year, therefore GITEX Technology Week’s agenda is largely attributable to an enduring ability to deliver unbeatable industry insights and strong returns on investment (ROI).
Launched in 1981, GITEX is the ICT business gateway to the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia Region and is organised by Dubai World Trade Centre After attracting 1,39,000 ICT professionals from 144 countries last year wherein 80% of world’s leading ICT brands were present. GITEX Technology Week 2013 is all set to establish itself once again as MEASA’s top ICT event – and one of the most influential in the world.
While 85% of last year’s attendees said event met ROI expectations, Abdel Wahed Bendaoua, Head of Enterprise, Emerging Markets – EMEA at Google, which is also participating as a Student Lab competition partner at GITEX 2013, believes GITEX is an amazing place to meet most of the customers and prospects in a very short period of time. It is also an opportunity to showcase technologies supported by the partners.
We have seen GITEX evolve year over year, and we are excited that it is now the top event of one of its kind in the MEASA region. GITEX hope to welcome visitors interested to know about the latest in cloud technologies, enterprise search, geospatial technologies, and also to understand how the products such as Chromebook are changing the way we use the Internet. Abdel is also proud to be involved with the GITEX Student Lab.
GITEX Technology Week 2013 will certainly be a busy week for the participants, as they seek to further educate the market and generally move the needle in the local ICT industry.
Jay Srage, SVP, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., and President of Middle East, Africa and South East Asia Pacific, Qualcomm, feels excited to participate in the mega show. As the world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies, Qualcomm Incorporated continues to redefine computing and drive the evolution of new devices and experiences that transform users’ lives.
With the UAE as a self-established tech hub for the region, GITEX Technology Week 2013 is a superb platform for Qualcomm to demonstrate its latest innovations. Qualcomm will be showcasing its best-in-class Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, Qualcomm Vuforia, the Alljoyn platform, and much more.