Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 34 - Page 58

FEATURE: GITEX 2018 ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// In the X Labs element of the exhibition, innovators will be doing the unthinkable with live discussions and tech demos powered by the latest and most cutting-edge innovations. Visitors can also make the most of Tech Talks, aimed at both technology experts and those new to the Information Technology industry. These are free-to-attend insights on the latest cutting-edge advancements – powered by thought leadership. Here are some of the hot technology topics the event will highlight: The power of 5G As technology is primed to facilitate handling big data transfers, boost IoT networks and even enable remote surgery, this would simply not be possible on existing networks. With its potential game-changing benefits for industries and lightning-speed connectivity, 5G is expected to generate around US$28 billion in revenues by 2023 within the GCC alone, according to a report by Ericsson. With the Middle East and Africa set to invest a massive US$50 billion in 5G infrastructure by 2021, it could be the right time for smart mobility businesses to get ahead of the game. The UAE’s leading mobile provider Etislat will shine a light on the powerful potential of 5G and its future technologies through live trials and real-world use cases. Demos will highlight the reliability, capacity and low latency of the technology and 5G technology presentations will take place on the exhibition floor. The event provides the perfect opportunity to showcase, connect and discuss solutions with key decision makers from government and corporate entities looking to implement 5G technology. Debuting telcos Two of the world’s most innovative and important telcos will be debuting at GITEX this year. KT Corporation, South Korea After making K-Pop a worldwide phenomenon, South Korea is now plotting a different type of global takeover 58 INTELLIGENTCIO www.intelligentcio.com