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The 35th edition of the Gitex Technology Week!

GITEX has grown to be one of the most influential tech events on the planet. At the core of this 35th anniversary edition will be innovation and the rapidly evolving Internet of Everything.

The event is featuring more than 80 technology pioneers from the world's leading companies, including representatives from Facebook, Alibaba, Coca Cola, Boeing, BP and Vodafone. 

What's new in 2015 edition: 

  • The future of technology: innovative demonstrations of UAVs, Robotics, 3D Printing and Autonomous Vehicles.
  • Ignites, TechVerticals, CIO breakfast briefings and Smart Sessions with the most visioray tech representatives in the world.
  • 3D printing, App Hack, IoT applications, Google CSI Lab, Hot Stuff Technology on the show floor.

The 35th edition of the Gitex Technology Week, which is taking place from October 18 to 22 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, has just been opened by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council.

The five-day event is expected to draw more than 140,000 visitors from over 140 countries. More than 3,600 companies from over 62 countries have signed up for the event.

This year’s theme is ‘The Internet Future of Everything”, revolving around the pillars of innovation, connected cloud, big data, mobility and security, along with the return of the Google CSI Lab.

The event is also expected to welcome more than 140,000 visitors from over 140 countries including more than 20,000 C-level executives.

Of the 3,600 participating companies, 30 per cent are from the UAE and around eight per cent are from the Gulf countries. 


What to expect at Gitex Tech Week

From drones to robotics, Gitex Technology Week 2015 will mark its 35th anniversary by showcasing live demonstrations of next generation technology solutions that will drive Middle East business transformation in the internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.

IoT is defined as the network of devices that contain embedded technology to sense or interact with their internal state or external environment.

The IoT era is a fourth industrial revolution that is redefining how new technologies such as drones and robotics are transforming global and regional organisations and their consumer experiences under theme “The Internet Future of Everything”.


 With Dubai Smart City a global future city beacon, the event is the ideal platform to demonstrate the latest smart and connected solutions,” she added.

In support of Smart City innovation, the event will be themed around the key pillars of innovation, connected cloud, big data, mobility, and security, along with the return of the Google CSI Lab.


Services and apps from Dubai Municipality, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai Police, Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai Financial Market, etc, will be showcased live.

By 2025, the global Smart Cities market will reach 3.3 trillion, with nearly half of the world’s 26 Smart Cities arising in emerging markets such as the Middle East.

 As the Middle East gears up for international events such as Dubai Expo 2020 and Qatar Fifa World Cup 2022, governments and businesses will need effective solutions to meet the resulting influx of visitors and growth in demand for products and services.

Latest on the Gitex Technology Week is that RTA unveils its smart shelter.  

Now besides air conditioning, some bus shelters in Dubai will soon be equipped with Internet access, mobile phone charging stations and mini kiosks.

A screen will enable payment for various government services and international phone lines. There is also a charging station for different types of mobile phones.

A small kiosk will take up one corner of the bus shelter while an interactive information screen will take up another corner, providing real-time information about the bus line.

Such smart shelters are the latest innovation in Dubai’s bus infrastructure which were unveiled on Sunday at Gitex Technology Week 2015. The total number of these Smart Shelters is expected to reach 100 by the end of January.

“The smart kiosk will offer a wide range of services to bus riders including free Wi-Fi, Nol card sale and top-up, mobile phone charging, payment of bills of government departments, interactive screens with real-time information on bus schedules and more,” said Mohammad Ali, Director of Bus at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).