DUBAI: Prince Bandar bin Abdullah Al-Mishari, assistant minister of Interior for technology affairs, inaugurated the Ministry of Interior’s platform at GITEX 2019 that was launched on Sunday.
Al-Mishari said that the ministry aspired to provide an outstanding experience at GITEX 2019 through a unified platform that brings together 12 security and service sectors.
The platform was launched in the presence of Dr. Abdullah bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi, head of the National Information Center (NIC), and Maj. Gen. Fahd Al-Zaraa, undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for security capabilities.
This year, the ministry is participating with seven themes under the title, “Technical Solutions for a Safe Country.” The themes are: Combating crime and enhancing public safety; security-related artificial intelligence; digital identity and personal documents; security of establishments and industrial facilities; security of the border and entry points; digital transformation; and Hajj and Umrah.
The themes are presented to the pavilion’s visitors via interactive technology, allowing them to learn about the participating sectors’ efforts and achievements.
GITEX 2019 is the biggest tech show in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Saudi Arabia is a strategic partner of this year’s exhibition. The exhibition’s events will continue until Oct. 10 at the Dubai World Trade Center.
From smart vehicles to high-quality streaming on mobile devices, GITEX 2019 will highlight the biggest shifts in 5G and its ecosystem.
This year, the Saudi Telecom Co. (STC), the e-government program Yesser and King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) are also participating in the exhibition.
At the international exhibition, the STC will unveil 10 innovative digital platforms created by young Saudis.
Mohammed Abalkhail, director general of corporate communications at the STC, said the company is a pivotal player in the Kingdom’s digital transformation.
Yesser CEO Ali bin Nasser Al-Asiri said its participation highlighted the Kingdom’s role in government digital transformation.
KACST will showcase its efforts in marketing and innovation management.