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GITEX Technology Week 2013

The 33rd edition of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia’s largest and most Influential Information Communications Technology Event.

The continued success of the GITEX ETECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION over a period of a decade has been followed this year as well with same vibrancy. This fame has enticed various unique clients throughout the globe to follow the foot print of the counter parts. GITEX is contributed by IT, Media and telecom industry around the globe. It was the exhibition that targeted not only one part of the world region rather different continents and regions were invited across the globe including: South Asia, Africa, Middle East and various new joiners all were promoted and highly encouraged to participate. Among the ICT events GITEX has turned out to be the leader in the region initiated in 1981 as a gateway to spread technological advancements throughout the world. GITEX has been able to grab attention of more than 25000 C-Level executives and proved to be the leading event in the region. GITEX brought together over 140,000 professionals across and above 3500 suppliers from 54 countries throughout five continents

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The 33rd Edition of GITEX Technology week 2013’s theme has been “Lets Create, Disrupt and Re-Imagine Together” happened to be on 20-24 October at Dubai World Trade Center. Program initiated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Ruler of Dubai, Prime Minister and Vice President. The important pronouncement  happened to be the opening of the innovative Smart City Project, major chunk of the technological arena participated in it almost 80% that would participate in transforming Dubai into the most “Smart Cities” of the world. A total of 61 countries exhibited, including new countries   Belarus, Brazil, Finland, Kenya , Lithuania, Serbia, Slovenia, Tunisia and Ukraine.

Major highlights are that Dubai Internet City and Microsoft announced a partnership  on in5 Innovation Hub to support new entrepreneurs and small businesses.   In the field of Education and Youth Empowerment Google in partnership with UAE ministry of Education and Etisalat launched video tutorial services in collaboration with YOU-TUBE Channel “Duroosi” for students e-learning. Google also became a partner for the initiation of a computer lab launch for students. Many of the CEO’s of major organizations realized the popularity of smart phones and smart apps growth among the masses of South Asia and Middle East and considered it to be the point of the spring up of latest e-commerce, e-government, financial services and gaming activities  everywhere. There were big data conferences, Cloud Confex, the Digital Strategies Forum along with free Smart Sessions.
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Panasonic chose the event to launch a series of innovative products, including the world’s first 20-inch tablet with 4kresolution display theToughpad 4K UT-MB5. HP was determined to launching its new
Single-function printers,  multifunction printers, scanners and solutions that work with innovative secure mobile printing solutions. HP also launched the HP Officejet ProX, the world’s fastest desktop printer. Dubai-based tablet and smartphone maker Touchmate launched the new Blade smartphone, the latest offering in its growing array of smartphones. Alongside all this BRAMS Technology experts announced agreement with BIME on Cloud-Based business solutions. STC and Saudi Aramco signed a partnership to support the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre with a wide range of communications solutions, Huawei launched the Agile Switch S12700, a networking product that delivers software-defined networking, and ZTE Corporation showcased its innovative sustainable energy products with 15 African countries.
The all-new major industry awards at GITEX 2013: the Cloud Awards took place on 21 October 2013 during the LunchAwards Reception of Cloud Confex.
WINNERS
●●Best Data Center Infrastructure
Project – National Bankof Abu Dhabi
●●Best Cloud Security Implementation
– Mubadala
●●Best Virtualisation Solution
Implementation – General Civil
Aviation Authority
●●Best Big Data Solution Project
– Gulf Air
●●Best Government Implementation
of Cloud Solution – GISCS
Abu Dhabi Police

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The Hot Awards were also distributed among participants. The top the gazettes launched were Apple iPad Mini, Asus PadPhone Infinity, Cubify 3D Printer, FitBit Flex, HTC One, LG 65LA970 Ultra HD TV, Nividia Sheild, MacBook Air 11in , Play Station 4, Sony NEX-7. There were GITEX tours and GSM Exchange among members. Content Hub was going around to equip everyone with latest technology.  Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) Initiated ICT Fund to provide funding to Khalifa’s University Arabic “Re-CAPTCHA Project”.
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TheVisionSpark CO-Founders and C.E.O Muhammad Shakeeb and Muhammad Waqar also participated in the event. Their purpose to attend the event is to equip themselves with latest technological advancements going around and represent their own company and the offered project deals to the exhibitors. It has been a magnificent event so far. It covered major technological areas and showed the world upcoming talent and supported the creativity and innovation in the field of IT and media sciences. GITEX proved itself to be the giant of technical crunch through exhibiting trade and commerce.