This year’s GITEX GLOBAL marks the 43rd iteration of the world’s most renowned massive exhibition. It serves as a hub for technology innovators, investors, and enthusiasts to collaborate for over four decades. The increasing worldwide demand has galvanized GITEX GLOBAL, which now stands as the largest technology event in the world. This year, it expanded its footprint across two major venues, the Dubai World Trade Centre and Dubai Harbour. The event hosts tech giants and groundbreaking startups specializing in fields such as AI, Cybersecurity, Mobility, Sustainable Tech, and more.
With an immersive experience spanning five days, featuring captivating conferences, interactive workshops, personalized networking through, and the opportunity to forge valuable business partnerships, the attendees had the chance to explore the latest cutting-edge technology, some of which were unseen by the general public. The year 2023 was recognized as “The Year To Imagine AI in Everything” as artificial intelligence’s remarkable ascent in the last year has left its mark on every aspect of contemporary life. The AI theme seamlessly permeated the entire event.
The workshop, titled “Exploring the Potential of Generative AI in the Fintech Enterprise” discovered the capabilities of Generative AI within the realm of fintech during an exclusive certification workshop, presented in partnership with SP Jain School of Global Management. It meticulously offered hands-on insights into the domain of extensive language models, encompassing ChatGPT and custom models, embedding techniques, fine-tuning strategies, enterprise knowledge management, and concerns related to privacy and security. It delved into practical applications in the real world, shedding light on how Generative AI has the potential to transform various aspects of the financial industry, including underwriting, customer support, risk assessment, investment recommendations, and fraud detection. The future Blockchain summit also had a Web3 Gaming discussion on “Is Metaverse and Gaming the Same Thing?” which focused on its impact.
GITEX is also known to have some of the best Generative AI Expert Courses and certified trainings to gain insights into the underlying technology of Generative AI and its prospective applications; enhance one’s abilities in crafting prompts to generate top-notch textual outputs; delve into the capabilities of Generative AI, including the capacity for content summarization and information simplification; and hone one’s practical skills through the accomplishment of various milestones, such as composing biographies, crafting social media posts, and creating tutorials with the assistance of Generative AI. The “AI and Data Science Applications Course” emphasized on real-world applications of AI and Data Science, data science techniques, introductory machine learning concepts, and latest trends and the future of AI.
Some panel discussions included African leaders panel “Africa’s Underrated Opportunity: Challenging Perceptions Through Partnerships” emphasized the evident potential created by a substantial transformation in the infrastructure, encompassing both physical and virtual connectivity, as well as mobility in the cities of the future. Another insightful discussion was on “Global Investment Slowdown: Navigating Promising Sectors” with a special focus on strategic approaches of Venture Capital funds while navigating through the evolving investment landscape.
With the pressing concern for climate change and action, there was also an important discussion on “Enterprise Blockchain & Climate Action – WEB 3 Technologies for Climate Action,” hosted by UN Observer Organization Climate Chain Coalition. It focused on the latest use of blockchain technologies for a just energy transition, management of carbon markets with issuance, trade and auditing of carbon credits, and more efficient supply chain management among other areas. And then “Leaders of Impact Summit – Nature at the Core of our Sustainability Priorities” stressed the importance of addressing climate change as an urgent global issue, the vital role of nature in solving the climate crisis and deforestation rates and loss of biodiversity. GITEX also had a special focus on the future of retail, AI & Paytech, entailing a Masterminds’ talk on “Super Apps Redefining the Future of Financial Services and Advancing Financial Inclusion.”
As one the fastest growing IT economies in the Global South, over 56 Pakistani companies and 30 startups participated in GITEX, all of which working in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Metaverse, Agritech, Edtech, etc. Officials of the Ministry of IT, Ignite, and Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) also participated in the event along with the Federal Minister in charge of IT. It offered Pakistani exhibitors an excellent opportunity to engage and connect with significant players in the industry, investigate potential business prospects, and stay updated on crucial global advancements.