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Key industry partners on board for IoT Middle East event

UAE Business


Leading organisations in the Middle East’s digital world will interact with key decision makers in both the private and the public sector at the sixth edition of the ‘Internet of Things 2019’, which will be held in Dubai, UAE, next month.

The event will be held on February 20 and 21, at the Armani Hotel Dubai.

On board are partners that include Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), Samsung and Careem, said a statement.

Engineer Muammar Al Katheeri, executive vice president of engineering and smart city at DSOA, said: “The event is an ideal platform to discuss the business relevance of technology with our professional peers.”

“We are currently in the final stages of delivering ‘Silicon Park’, Dubai’s first smart city project that fully implements the smart city concept and leverages the latest AI and IOT technologies. The project has been designed in compliance with Dubai Government’s strategic direction on smart cities that focuses on six pillars: life, society, mobility, economy, governance, and environment,” he said.

“We are excited to share with the participants of the event our efforts at supporting the digital transformation in Dubai through Silicon Park and other pilot projects that are currently underway in collaboration with different public and private sector entities,” he added.

Magnus Olsson, co-founder and chief experience officer of the regions only tech Unicorn Careem, said: “We are the technology platform for a region of over 600 million people – from Morocco to Pakistan, Turkey to Sudan. And through our technology, we are empowering people to realise their full social and economic potential.”

“We hope to communicate our future vision for the industry in the upcoming IoT Middle East 2019,” he added.

According to Mohammed Gharaibeh, head of enterprise, Mobile Business at Samsung Gulf Electronics, said: “Our company’s intelligent ecosystem of interconnected devices is built on a legacy of delivering meaningful innovation to enrich customers’ lives.”

“As a key proponent for redefining connectivity, we have embraced IoT as a key pillar towards driving the company’s vision of creating seamlessly connected experiences at home, in the office and on-the-go,” he said.

“The event provides a fundamental platform for exploring the endless possibilities of this vibrant technology, and we are thrilled to play a role in transforming and shaping the future of the region’s IoT landscape,” he added.

The ‘IoT Middle East 2019’ focuses on the business aspects of digital transformation sweeping across industries, changing business models, opening up new services and highlighting disruptive new entrants.

Johan Ehrstrom, chief executive officer of IoT Middle East 2019, said: “Our event is designed for 400 C-level cross industry attendees. This year, our speakers will again highlight success stories of increasing company revenue while reducing costs, provide case studies, objective insights, real-world scenarios, networking and newly introduced workshops scheduled for the second day in the same venue.”

“The agenda is hence built to give participants the most objective and accurate predictions on business, technology- and organisation transformation, highlighting how to generate business out of Internet of Things with AI, blockchain and other core technologies empowering it,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service

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