GITEX 2019 it is one of the biggest and most important weeks in tech in the world. The Middle Eastern expo was held in the World Trade Centre in Dubai, opening its gates to the first visitors on October 6. A key date for all visitors was October 10; the final day of the event when events went big and things got exciting. GITEX 2019 was an exhibition that concentrated on cutting-edge innovations, useful web and mobile apps, future directions, and hot trends within the tech industry. It was a real pleasure watching the future unfold and getting to play with possible solutions for improving all our lives.
GITEX 2019 greeted its guests with an amiable smile: every volunteer was eager to help. We were able to get up close and personal with the organization of the event, and we were impressed with the smooth machinery that ticked things over.
Thousands of exhibitors were presenting their “masterpieces”, and the huge volume of visitors from all over the world created an atmosphere of unity between tech-heads. The exhibition was well laid out, centered around the idea of “a small city with 6 districts”. Every “district” had several halls dedicated to showcasing new ideas.
For example, the Smart Cities area was divided into 3 halls. Upon arrival, the first hall was filled with software representatives showing their latest apps and ideas to automate citizens’ lives. The second hall received the lion’s share of attention, with tech devices such as special video cameras that can recognize people in public transport who haven’t paid for their ticket; justice at last. The last hall in Smart Cities was earmarked for representatives from countries in the local region, such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia, giving them a chance to show their solutions to modern problems, aiming to develop and upgrade people’s lifestyles. This was only the first district of six!
GITEX Future Stars
The future tech hall was a concentration of ambitious startups, companies, and ready-made solutions. The Future Stars halls were divided across a few choice themes: Internet of Things, mobility, healthcare, the creative economy, AI, and immersive tech. We happily stumbled across several companies whose products amazed us and we hope will amaze you too.
Zero Waste Biotech
Our world needs us; all the science tells us that we’re on the edge of ecological catastrophe. GITEX 2019 created an area where a lot of ambitious companies presented their problem-solving tech and ideas.
One such company is Zero Waste Biotech. They provide zero-waste energy solutions with a bespoke aerobic digesters that can convert food and organic waste into a high-energy fuel source. Their core idea is to convert food waste into clean, renewable energy in just 24 hours using their aero-d unit which can be installed at any premises.
Solar panels are no longer just a concept – they are used to a great extent around the world. Caring for them is time-consuming, yet they’re worth a lot of money and therefore, people’s efforts. A South Korean company has put together an answer for how to decrease and automate the process of maintenance of panels. Their unmanned, solar-cleaning robot has been developed by the company to help you avoid module damage to panels, or even collapses caused by heavy snow, whilst being able to maintain module cleanliness while removing pollutants from arrays.
Every sci-fi loving kid remembers movies and cartoons that always seemed to have characters with exoskeletons and robotic limbs. With that thought fresh, be ready to be amazed by the company that specializes in prosthetics and were showing everyone exactly how their robot limbs worked. Mand.ro develops affordable hands for amputees, with a mission to create innovative prosthetics for all those who need them.
Gaming + sport = HADO, so they tell us. Cybersport is a rapidly developing industry and culture. We haven’t seen AR and VR championships yet, but it is only a matter of time before someone puts them together. The 4promedia team was overjoyed to get to play in, and even win an AR competition. HADO is the first augmented reality sport that allows players to run freely within a player vs player, or even a team, environment.
This is an innovative company that combines AI and third-generation genetic sequencing. Their aim is to provide technologies that can enable accurate and affordable diagnoses, in real-time, anywhere on earth. With the help of a portable device, they plan to expand this product worldwide, with its opening new doors for genetically engineering solutions in the future.
Topping it all off
In the Future Stars hall human tendency towards innovative problem solving was on full display. Social issues are a great motivator to drive people to create and develop. Progress will never stop, but it always begs the question: are we ready to change ourselves to be part of it? And the answer, resoundingly, is yes we are. Those in the world of technology, pushing at the wheel of change have the responsibility of the future in our hands!