CIO Middle East has compiled a list of the region’s most important and exciting technology events. It is especially carefully selected for IT leaders working in private companies and government. This list will be updated as more events are identified throughout the year.
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January 17-19: Future Sustainability Summit, Abu Dhabi. Technology leaders in the Middle East are increasingly working on sustainability initiatives. The conference will discuss how advances in artificial intelligence, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT) can accelerate sustainable development.
February 19-20: 3rd International Conference on IOT, Big Data and Security (IOTBS 2022), Dubai. The event aims to serve as a forum for presenting innovative ideas, approaches, developments, and research projects in the areas of IOT, big data, and security. It also helps facilitate the exchange of information between researchers and industry professionals.
February 22-24: IDCCIO Summit / Middle East, Dubai. The 2022 edition of the IDC Middle East CIO Summit is a hybrid event. The first two days will be a face-to-face meeting in Dubai, and the third day will be an online event focused on the GCC region. The conference explores the accelerating pace of innovation, examines the evolving technology landscape of the region, and presents best-practice strategies to help organizations transform into a digitally strong future enterprise.
January 24-27: Arab health, Dubai. Arab Health is an exhibition of medical devices that showcase the latest innovations in healthcare, bringing together players from a variety of healthcare industries.
February 9: IDC direction 2022, Egypt. The Egyptian version of this IDC Directional event provides essential guidance for leading ICT vendors in the region on proven best practices for examining trends in domestic digital acceleration and transforming them into a new era of digital partners for their customers. It is intended to be provided.
February 15-16: Smart City Expo, Dubai. The event is a combination of what the conference and organizers call the “state-of-the-art expo floor,” all aimed at business managers, directors, city managers, and international authorities responsible for developing city policy. Conference topics include smart grids, transportation, health, building management systems, enterprise IoT, fog computing, gig data analytics, and smart governance.
February 22-24: ISACA Conference Asia, Manama, Bahrain. This combination of face-to-face and virtual sessions on various security topics.
March 4-16: IDC Security Roadshow (Turkey), Face-to-face and online. The theme of the show is “Increasing the security of future enterprises”. How can CISOs and senior security professionals secure their companies while promoting and even accelerating digital transformation in a compliant manner?
March 21-23: GISEC, Dubai. The Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference, more commonly known as GISEC, is the largest security conference in the Middle East. The 2021 organizer expected more than 8,500 participants and provided an additional 300 lectures and workshops. The conference will cover trends such as AI, IoT, 5G and cloud technology.
April 14-15: International conference on vehicle, mobile and wearable technology, Dubai. The conference is open to scientists, scholars, engineers and students from universities and industries around the world to introduce ongoing research activities and promote research relationships between universities and the industry.
October 18-19: Techspo, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Techspo introduces a variety of technologies, including mobile and SaaS apps, but with marketing and advertising flavors, the organizers are calling for advertising and marketing technology as their main themes.
October: GITEX, Dubai. (The exact date for October 2022 has not yet been announced). GITEX is the largest technical event in the Middle East and one of the largest in the world. GITEX has not yet announced the full agenda for the 2021 conference, but the session may recreate some of the 2020 focus topics such as 5G, smart cities, AI and healthcare.
GITEX is now an anchor event for GITEX Week, which included the GITEX Future Stars Startup Conference, Marketing Mania, and Future Blockchain Summit in 2020 (see below).
October: Future blockchain summit, Dubai. Once again part of GITEX Week, the Future Blockchain Summit calls itself “the world’s largest blockchain festival.” Speakers come from academia, businesses, stock exchanges, governments, and technology vendors.
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