GITEX Technology Week 2016
This year's GITEX Technology Week aims to be bigger than ever, bringing designers, developers, entrepreneurs, manufacturers, and technology enthusiasts from all over the globe under one roof to exhibit the latest technological developments, as well as to share their expertise in tech.
Besides showcasing the latest in tech devices, this year's event will dedicate most of its agenda to Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), alongside a number of other cutting edge technologies that will be put for the public to see and experience.
Taking place on the week of October 16-20, the Dubai World Trade Centre is expecting an influx of at least 150,000 attendees who will take part in "re-imagining reality" through pushing technological boundaries.
The GITEX Startup Movement will enable 400 startups from over 35 countries to pitch their businesses to leading tech investors, in hopes of winning a cash prize of USD 130,000. Judges will include Benjamin Rohé, Managing Director of GTEC, German Tech Entrepreneurship Center, Keith Kaplan, CEO of Tesla Foundation, and Muhammed Mekki, CEO of Astrolabs.
Two engaging panels, Startup Talks and Mentor Clinics, will bring together three of the industry's most successful global leaders: Futurist technology evangelist Robert Scoble, award-winning journalist and investor Ben Parr, and professor of cognitive science at the University of California Donald Hoffman.
Another area dedicated solely for startups will be featuring App Hacks, an environment for disruption and innovation to develop ideas for next gen smart city solutions:
- Hackathon One: Best Smart Citizen Project
- Hackathon Two: Best Smart Sustainability Project
- Hackathon Three: Best Smart Education Project