Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 44 | Page 35

FUTURE TECHNOLOGY fields . “ These include : front-line workers , security and emergency personnel , and public safety officials . We are also looking forward to interacting with the representatives of private organisations who are seeking to upgrade their communication infrastructure . In such a case , they will find our technologies highly valuable ,” he said .
Bouri pointed out that GITEX is especially important this year , as it is taking place alongside the celebration of the UAE ’ s Golden Jubilee and Dubai hosting of Expo 2020 . Not only are there huge opportunities for networking and learning , but the event will also be a place for us to highlight our role in the country ’ s preparations for the next 50 years ,” he said .
At Fortinet , Alain Penel , Regional Vice President – Middle East , said GITEX Technology Week has always been an important event for the region and the UAE in particular . Penel said the show has evolved over the years to showcase how technology has transformed businesses and offer a glimpse at how it can change the future for the better . “ With businesses having adapted to the new normal , we are expecting GITEX technology Week to serve as a platform for companies to encourage organisations to look at their technology investments from a new perspective , one that will ensure their businesses ’ overall security posture and boost businesses continuity ,” he said . “ We are also expecting GITEX to be a mega event this year as a number of tech events integrate to give visitors and exhibitors alike the opportunity to explore technology at its best . Events like this help to gather people who want to share their knowledge and help to push the global Digital Transformation agenda ahead .”
Aaron White , Senior Sales Director , METI , Nutanix , said this year , the event is even more exciting for Nutanix . “ Not only are
Amir Sohrabi , Area VP , Emerging Markets , Citrix we back in-person , but GITEX will be held just three weeks after Expo 2020 opens its doors to the world . With the Expo being a much-anticipated global event for Dubai , we are expecting a high percentage of new trade visitors at GITEX this year – which is exciting ,” he said .