The 39th GITEX Technology Week, the largest regional IT exhibition and conference, kicked off on Sunday at the Dubai World Trade Centre showcasing the latest trends and product innovations from across the world.
The event, which runs until Thursday, was officially opened by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai and chairman of Dubai Executive Council.
Saudi Telecom Company (STC), which is participating in the exhibition, welcomed Sheikh Hamdan to its booth, in the presence of STC Chairman Mohammed bin Khaled Abdullah Al-Faisal and STC Group CEO Nasser Al-Nasser.
Sheikh Hamdan was briefed on the company’s latest ICT sector services and solutions, in line with its role as an enabler of digital services and transformation in the Kingdom.
Riyadh Muawad, senior vice president of B2B at STC, said the company chose the theme “Tomorrow’s Solutions Today” for this year to showcase its services and innovative solutions in the digitization of government and private sectors, cloud computing, big data analysis and cybersecurity solutions, in addition to its journey toward customer experience enrichment. The telecom giant is also showcasing solutions related to 5G, the last of which were rolled out during the Hajj this year.
Muawad pointed out that these services reflect the valuable role of the STC Group in enabling digital solutions and the digital transformation of the Kingdom in line with Vision 2030.
STC will also be outlining future digitization plans, the role of data centers in improving service efficiency, and the analysis of big data and its importance, helping it deliver tomorrow’s solutions today.
It will also be shedding light on its major cloud, IoT, digital, and IT services, and updates to its telecom infrastructure, making it one of the most powerful networks delivering digital services.
During the exhibition, STC will be highlighting the Kingdom’s progress in digital transformation as one of the Saudi Vision 2030 programs, where STC is considered to be a key enabler of the Kingdom’s transformation in the public and private sectors.
Through its strategy, STC works primarily on the growth of services, platforms and digital infrastructure, taking into account the greater value of its existing assets — its employees, brand, customer base, technological assets, and business partners — to ensure that available resources are sufficient to invest in future opportunities.
This year’s GITEX edition features 4,500 companies representing 100 countries. The event offers global suppliers a unique opportunity to enter fast-growing markets.