Global Tech Community Gathers In Dubai As GITEX 2021 Begins In 48 Hours
TECHDIGEST – The GITEX Technology Week 2021 is less than 48 hours away. It is scheduled hold October 17-21, 2021 and will be hosting more than 200, 000 people from over 140 countries as trade visitors and exhibitors.
GITEX is holding 17 days after the World Trade Expo kicked off October 1. Expo 2020 Dubai is holding six months to end March 31, 2022 with about 192 countries including Nigeria participating.
GITEX has become the undisputed tech event for the last 41 years where global industry leaders, startups and game-changers unite to unveil the future as it happens.
From the latest in AI, 5G, Cloud, BigData, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Quantum Computing, Immersive Marketing and Fintech, GITEX Global is the only event spotlighting worldwide tech visions at scale.
GITEX Global is an ultimate grand showcase of technology from big tech companies to government entities to next generation startups merge to source cutting-edge innovations from across the globe. This year’s event features tech enterprises and startups from across 26 sectors spanning across deep learning sessions, workshops and live demos, creating a bolder digital future.
In 2020, GITEX was the only live in-person technology event held and this year’s GITEX Global is going to bigger than ever with the full ecosystem in action. GITEX Global will held alongside GITEX Future Stars, Future Blockchain Summit, AI Everything, Marketing Mania and Fintech Surge.
Nigeria’s digital economy under focus at GITEX Global Vision
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be marking its Golden Jubilee with the GITEX Global Visions designed to mobilize the pioneering tech visions, initiatives and collaborations of government leaderships across the Middle East and African (MEA) continent.
According to the DWTC, organisers of GITEX, the GITEX Global Vision is holds under the auspices of the UAE government.
“Our inaugural Visions programme will drive and expand on the emergence of fiercely innovative economies across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Africa” with Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya expected to lead the portfolio of deliveries from Sub-Saharan Africa on tech visionary leadership,” says the DWTC.
All three countries are major players in Africa’s digital space with Nigeria leading as the continent’s biggest economy with the largest population in excess of 200 million.
Nigeria has come under positive scrutiny in the last two years for its aggressive policy thrust to accelerate transition into the digital economy. The country has also been a major player from sub-Saharan Africa in GITEX Technology Week.
Nigeria’s digital economy vision is expected to be shared by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami.
The DWTC says the GITEX Global Visions is a “profound and influential leadership gathering ground where: “Government leaders share their visionary achievements and their aspirations for driving the progress of their countries across four dedicated days in the Government Hall at the show.
“Each region has a dedicated day of high-impact topics covering their achievements
“Hosted in the Government Hall of GITEX Global, in the company of over 200+ government entities on the show floor [event offers] chance to meet, discuss and network with leading government heads, big corporation leaders and next-gen startups
“Four days exclusively designed for each country and its key stakeholders to turn its visions into concrete realities.”