GITEX Technology Week 2013 is poised to become the most comprehensive edition yet in the event’s history. Running under the theme ‘Lets Create, Disrupt and Re-imagine Together’, the 33rd edition of GITEX Technology Week 2013 runs from October 20-24 at DWTC, with Dubai Internet City (DIC) a strategic partner.
The driving force behind the growth of Gitex is IT spend in the Middle East which according to the latest forecast by Gartner will hit $192.9bn in 2013, up 5.5% from last year.
The 2012 edition of GITEX Technology Week attracted 139,000 ICT professionals from 144 countries. 80% of world’s leading ICT brands were present.
This year’s event is structured around three comprehensively defined segments. GITEX WORLD encompasses 12 dedicated sector-based industry platforms; GITEX EDGE features a range of new competitions, networking and knowledge-sharing forums; and GITEX TRENDS addresses some of the most pressing ICT issues on the planet.
Taking place on October 22, the Big Data Conference has been explicitly designed to help CIOs cope with the data deluge, arm their organizations with the ability to mine it for strategic advantage and, crucially, convert what is ostensibly a big challenge into a big business opportunity.
This year, all GITEX Technology Week conferences will feature opening keynotes to enhance c-level discussions and offer a forum for a dedicated c-level agenda. A new exposure-enhancing and knowledge-sharing platform set to make an impression are the free to attend Smart Sessions.
A dedicated theatre will provide a powerful showcase for anyone with innovative solutions and insight.
Featured activities include panel debates, discussions and interactive presentations.
Smart Session topics include mobile apps solution trends, SME entrepreneurship, cyber security, social media and cyber security.
Another new addition is the gsmExchange TradeZone, the world’s largest online trading platform for the Mobile Phone Distribution industry. gsmExchange will host 28 co-exhibitors from all over the world, who are recognized as leading distributors in their regions.