All eyes will be on Dubai next week as the city prepares to demonstrate and exhibit a wide range of use cases in 5G cellular technology, artificial intelligence and future mobility, it had never happened before on a global scale.
The edition of Gitex Technology Week will open its doors on Sunday at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) as global and prominent names such as China Mobile, du, Etisalat, Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia and STC in what will represent a dazzling vision of the wireless and the interconnected. future that will transform Middle Eastern companies.
UAE is the first Arab country and the fourth in the world to launch 5G services.
According to Ookla Speedtest, the United Arab Emirates ranks fourth worldwide in 5G speed after the US. UU., Saudi Arabia and South Korea.
DWTC is holding a conference & # 39; 5G Countdown & # 39; to focus on the transition and life-changing potential, including names like Osman Sultan, du CEO; Fadi Pharaon, Senior Vice President and Head of Market, Middle East and Africa Area, Ericsson, who will be responsible for meeting the demands of operators; and Dr. Mohamed Madkour, vice president of Marketing and Global Wireless Network Solutions at Huawei, who will discuss how to create the future of manufacturing through 5G, IoT and IA.
(Image credit: DWTC)  Boosting the digital future
In addition to showing emerging technologies, the 1.4 million square-foot venue will welcome more than 4,800 exhibitors from more than 140 countries and will host 290 hours of content for five days, while that Gitex Future Stars will present more than 750 new international companies and corporate accelerators and more than 1,500 investors and corporate buyers.
Dr. Ahmed Bin Ali, senior vice president of communications for the group in Etisalat, said the telecommunications operator is always willing to bring the latest technologies and solutions to the event.
“Our goal is to boost the digital future and provide solutions for different sectors. We are bringing many 5G solutions, such as transportation, medical care, aviation, real estate and retail for the first time to the event, ”he said.
According to Ericsson's Middle East and Africa Mobility Report, 30 million 5G mobile subscriptions are expected in the region by 2024.
“Our focus on the event will be 5G and AI. We will demonstrate use cases and solutions that are possible with 5G. We have invested more than $ 1.4 billion worldwide in the development of 5G products in 2017 and 2018. We will show what solutions and empowerment are available to companies from an artificial intelligence point of view, "said Hani Sobih ELKukhun, Vice President of Strategy from Huawei Middle East,
Wojciech Bajda, Vice President for the Middle East and Africa, and Head of the Gulf Council Countries in Ericsson, said 5G promises many economic and social values.
Companies debuting this year include China Mobile, Ericsson, Honeywell, Nokia, Schneider Electric and Siemens, which will break down developments around the world's most transformative and emerging technologies.
Franco Atassi, Director of Smart Infrastructure at Siemens Middle East, He said the company will demonstrate how cities and industries can benefit from digital transformation.
"We will show MindSphere, its platform for the open and cloud-based IoT operating system for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, "he said.
For Expo 2020, MindSphere will protect all exposure and connect all devices on a platform The entire commercial platform will be made by Siemens.
“We can abstract large data and convert it into small and intelligent data. Then, people can visualize it, analyze it and make smarter decisions, ”he said.
Government entities have a strong presence
In addition to companies, government entities also have a strong presence in the event.
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the UAE participates as part of the UAE government, which houses 18 federal government entities, shows its main achievements in the field of modern technologies and uses them to facilitate the provision of government services, achieve customer happiness and promote the principle of a government and excellent technological services.
Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA Director General, said that TRA is interested in activating all communication channels with its strategic partners and the public, to exchange ideas. and sees and develops the services provided by TRA in line with the aspirations of the UAE society in all its segments.
“Our participation will be a vision of the future, through which we foresee the technologies that will affect our lives and those of future generations. This is in line with TRA's role in monitoring the digital transformation at the federal government level, as well as its vision to achieve the global leadership position of the UAE in the ICT sector, "he said.
Government of Abu Dhabi is working 32 key governmental and academic entities to accelerate the digital transformation of Abu Dhabi, while the Department of Electronic Government of Sharjah is deploying 33 departments to support digital transformation and develop processes and systems in all emirate entities
More than 100 Saudi organizations, including government entities, also involve private companies and new businesses.
Startups fight for first place
Gitex Future Stars will give new companies the opportunity to present their ideas each other through a busy schedule of competitions Gitex Future Stars Supernova Challenge will be distributed and n 11 categories, including the NXG category, granting the latest innovation of a Generation Z startup.
The Supernova Champion will take home $ 100,000, with each subcategory with a prize of $ 10,000. There will also be innovation competitions from the Tourism and Commerce Marketing Department in partnership with Accenture and the Abu Dhabi Department of Health.
After a pre-selection process in Paris, London, Milan and Moscow to find the most innovative technology companies, the Chalhoub Group's The Greenhouse retail technology startup challenge will see new companies compete to win the title of the best creative economy startup.  The Government of Abu Dhabi is leaving its mark on the event with the best prospects for innovation in the Emirate, including Hub71, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), Start AD, Krypto Labs, Department of Health Abu Dhabi, all with the Aim to put Abu Dhabi on the map as the center of innovation for the future.
What to expect
Etisalat will exhibit the Renault EZ-Ultimo robotic vehicle, the four-wheeled Lazareth flying motorcycle, WheeM-i (wheelchair mobility interface) designed for wheelchair users, Hexa passenger aircraft lift, machine Fully automatic BreadBot baking, personal- less Moby Mart retail outlet, a self-paid IoT solution for Vicki retailer, Furhat social robot, any quadruped robot, TeleRetail outdoor delivery robot, Selma and Owen humanoid robots.
Huawei will exhibit its Atlas 9100, the world's fastest AI training cluster based on the Ascend 910 chipset and its AI-driven autonomous driving network for businesses and AI-enabled distributed storage architecture.
Ericsson will present 30 new 5G use cases, including interactive sports experiences with high quality in the car video, virtual reality, augmented reality. connected cities, remotely operated vehicles, more efficient and automated manufacturing, immersive sports and connected medical care, as well as transformative experiences of TV and games.
Visitors can experience the Virgin Hyperloop One pod.
Siemens will exhibit its MindSphere, a platform for the open and cloud-based IoT operating system for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Oracle will demonstrate its autonomous operating system in the cloud, integrated artificial intelligence and machine learning applications, enterprise-level digital assistant bot and autonomous database machine.
Microsoft will show a variety of the industry's first demonstrations of AI, IoT, cybersecurity and explore the modern workplace through interactive experience zones. It will also house an area of more than 32 regional and international partners and ISVs at its Gitex stand.
Veritas will show the skills acquired through APTARE, which offers analytical solutions driven by artificial intelligence, both in local and hybrid cloud environments
The world expert in AI, Dr. Ben Goertzel, president and chief scientific officer of Singularity Studio, and CEO and founder of the SingularityNET Foundation, will reveal how AI will merge with blockchain to create deep value for businesses and society, increase human life expectancy and support. Medical Investigation.
Insta 360, a specialist in 360-degree cameras, will launch its GO portable camera, which features intelligent automatic editing and digital video stabilization functions.
AG software to show IoT and AI Smart City solutions. Visitors can ask "Alexa" and it will show how it works.
Jacky will join SoftBank Robotics to showcase Pepper's broader applications in customer and visitor management. Jacky & # 39; s will also exhibit his new Robot Content Management Systems (RCMS) to update Pepper.
The UAE TRA is ready to launch 10 innovative projects to improve the intelligent lifestyle in the UAE, support the transition to the future of AI and Smart City, and develop a mechanism to deal with modern technologies to serve to humanity, through advanced solutions for daily needs.
Cisco will show industry-leading solutions using artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT sensory information and video analysis to connect connections between businesses and communities.
Kingston Technology will present its Supermicro server along with all the memory modules in the portfolio, such as 2933MHz modules, DC SSD product line and NVMe SSD on servers, accompanied by live demonstrations of its encrypted USB.
The Korean startup Little will exhibit its "Smart Bottle" for the baby that heats and cleans the milk / equation and provides tilt and air warnings through a smartphone application.
The South Korean company EXoPERT will present a technology that isolates high purity exosomes without damaging the blood and uses the Raman dispersion to analyze isolated exosomes. Raman scattering can determine the structure of the molecule by changing the scattered light due to the vibration and rotation of the molecule to analyze information about cancer that exists in exosomes.
The Chinese manufacturer Chuwi will bring its 8-inch MiniBook and its thin 2-in-1 UBook Pro 12.3-inch tablet.
Epson will exhibit EB-L1755U laser installation projectors with ELPLX02 ultra-short-range lenses that are used to display virtual reality content, in addition to the SCARAT3-401S robot, the Moverio BT-35E smart lenses, the cinema projector in EH-LS500w house.
Belkin, Linksys and Phyn will jointly display connected things, connected homes and smart utilities for the first time.