The Gitex generation event in Dubai

We also stopped for a talk with blockchain firm ConsenSys’ MENA head Lina Hediah.

She stated after being selected to help the Dubai government form its blockchain approach remaining 12 months the firm become nevertheless engaging with a number of government entities on initiatives.

Read: Dubai selects IBM, Consensys for city-extensive blockchain project

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For blockchain rollouts that move beyond preliminary pilots even though she cautioned we are able to must wait until 2019.

“For sure 2019 is hopefully the production year in which we see a number of those projects kicking in. We ourselves have multiple tasks within the area, or more, that are due to go stay in early 2019.”

ConsenSys announced a partnership with UAE telecoms operator Du at GITEX to provide a ‘blockchain as a carrier’ product to government entities and corporations.

She stated the allotted ledger technology won’t work for each enterprise but there are particular use instances in areas like smart towns, bills, power, and telecoms.

The company is currently expanding its Middle East presence, with Dubai now one in every of its biggest international markets, including a capacity office in Saudi where it has a “very sturdy marketplace presence”.

Bahrain, Egypt, and Jordan are different opportunities, Hediah found out.

5:40pm

Here’s a chunk greater of what Dubai Police is displaying off on the event.
And this of a path is Dubai’s well-known robot officer, which has been a not unusual sight at GITEX in latest years.

Officials say robots may want to sooner or later make up 25 in keeping with a cent of Dubai’s police force.

Read: Dubai Police Robocop to begin road patrols

five:20pm

Gulf Business caught up with Dubai Internet City executive director Ammar Al Malik following the earlier declaration that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) had opened its new Middle East headquarters at the area’s Innovation Hub.

The first phase of the mission, which spans 10 buildings and 1.8 million square toes, is now entire, he stated.

The Innovation Hub is designed in a way to get people to mingle with each different every morning, collaborate and work together and create possibilities to interact.

“We have no longer determined yet but I can say hopefully that we can start section rapidly.”

The official said Dubai Internet City is now domestic to the maximum of the Middle East and North Africa’s pinnacle era companies and start-u.S.And he did no longer anticipate new rules allowing a hundred percent overseas ownership out of doors loose zones to effect its splendor.

Read: UAE law permitting a hundred% foreign possession to use selectively, received’t hurt locals

“The cause why humans find here is not best because of the free zone benefits,” he argued.

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“It’s because you’ve got this tech network. So no matter the loose area blessings being there or not companies and entrepreneurs and tech experts want to be positioned [here].”

The DIC stand is a few of the maximum interactive this yr with one of a kind areas committed to companies working within the quarter.

The Dubai Land Department’s Rental Disputes Centre (RDC) will launch the world’s first-of-a-type self-litigation mechanism in 2019, with the intention to use synthetic intelligence to litigate instances among parties without the need for a choice.

Self-litigation begins while one of the parties enters the technical system, specifies the form of declaring (whether tenant or leaser), and attaches the desired documents. The judgment will then be issued and immediately despatched with the aid of electronic mail or text message to all concerned parties, explained Judge Abdulqader Mousa, director of the RDC.

“The RDC’s diverse processes undoubtedly and correctly contributed to facilitating decision-making and approaches, consisting of the velocity at which actual property disputes are resolved. Previously, the litigation period at the RDC took 45 days to finish, however, customers can now acquire decisions and finalize all methods inside 8 days. The RDC became additionally became able to reduce the length of sentencing in wellknown, in spite of the truth that the law offers time to adjudicate in preliminary instances, contributing to constructing a foundation for protecting the rights of all events,” he said.

Mousa attributed this to the deployment of new technology and automation structures, and to the user of AI to expedite the techniques in resolving apartment disputes through the way of technical approach.

This includes the world’s first-of-a-type far off litigation mechanism, which ambitions to document and litigate regulation suits in an electronic and paperless manner.

Five:00pm

US era firm Avaya is demonstrating a social platform for chatbots at this year’s GITEX.

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Vice president for the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey Fadi Hani say the idea is for bots to interact with every other to improve their effectiveness with regards to coping with actual customers. The company conducted a survey this year revealing eighty according to cent of people anticipate a direct reaction from their financial institution, health center, hotel or maybe the government.

He said the company, which specializes in unified communications and other regions, had seen a double-digit increase in the area during the last yr and changed into increasing its crew.

Over the ultimate 12-18 months, the company has a visible regional investment in IT services upward thrust, specifically from provider carriers and authorities entities, at the same time as banking business has been held again a piece by current merger announcements.

“The banking [sector] began the yr on an awesome note however then because the yr advanced there were greater merger bulletins which have ended in a slowdown on choices on technology for apparent motives.”

Hani closed by using pronouncing he believed IT spending was no longer “approximately price slicing”.

“We have seen that digital transformation is now extra tilted towards innovation spending rather than reducing costs for you to hold the setup. So that is good news for us and precise news for the UAE in general.”

4:45 pm

HTC Vive has been showing off its virtual reality tech on the Dubai Internet City stand.

The Vive Wireless Adapter expands the capability of cutting-edge Vive headsets and is designed to permit groups in the place to build VR content as the regional market expands. It will hit the shops here in December.
Examples of the generation on display include the Burj Khalifa Mission 828 experience where users get to experience the elevator up to the enduring building and act as a spy inside earlier than parachuting from the roof to the ground under.

 

 

Jason B. Barker