Smart cities at the center of Dubai’s GITEX Technology week

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TAREK ALI AHMAD, ARAB NEWS
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Sun, 2018-10-14 17:43

DUBAI: The first day of the GITEX Technology week kicked off on
Sunday in an exhibition that centered around the “rise of smart
cities,” with innovation’s front runners from all around the
world showcasing what they have to offer.
“We live in a world where all emerging tech is coming together,
from blockchain, to drones to automation,” blockchain influencer,
Kris Bennet (aka Blockchain Beard Guy) said during opening remarks
at the forum, adding that “it’s all heading toward smart
cities.”
Bennet also said: “We have seen more change happen in the past 10
years than we ever have.”
Sprawling across Dubai’s massive World Trade Center area, the
GITEX stands range from young start-ups hoping to lure sponsors to
well-established businesses staying ahead of their competitors with
the latest innovations and solutions.
The 38th annual exhibition is split among several categories
including, Gulf Comms & Mobility, Global Solution Providers,
Smart Workplace & Smart Homes, Value Added Distributors,
Printing & Automation, Consumer Tech, Enterprise Software,
Network & Security, Future Tech and IOT Big Cloud Data.
One of the more crowded stands was that of digital creative
development non-profit MUTEK AE. The stand was a large, white igloo
structure standing at the edge of Za’abeel Hall 6 that, upon
entering, turns into a journey of lights and sounds that transports
visitors into another world.
“It’s bringing together technology and art in an immersive and
interactive experience,” Micro MUTEK AE general and artistic
director Mehdi Ansari said.
Many country’s pavilions were seen grouping several start-ups
across the hall floors, with Lebanon, Bahrain, Japan and South
Korea having a considerable presence — showcasing wide-ranging
projects from Bluetooth headphones to diet food home
deliveries.
GITEX Technology week runs from Oct. 14 — 18, with GITEX Future
Stars taking place from the the 14th-17th.

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Smart cities at the center of Dubai’s GITEX Technology week