GITEX 2016 SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT
QUALCOMM SHOWCASES 5G LEADERSHIP THE QUALCOMM SNAPDRAGON X50 5G MODEM, MAKING QUALCOMM THE FIRST COMPANY TO ANNOUNCE A COMMERCIAL 5G MODEM CHIPSET SOLUTION. IT IS DESIGNED TO SUPPORT ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS (OEMS) THAT ARE BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CELLULAR DEVICES, AS WELL AS AID OPERATORS WITH EARLY 5G TRIALS AND DEPLOYMENTS.
DUBAI SUCCESSFULLY ACHIEVES VIRTUAL REALITY WORLD RECORD
WTC successfully achieved a Guinness World Record for most participants riding in a virtual reality roller coaster in one hour at GITEX Technology Week, putting Dubai on the map as a global hub for VR innovation and earning a place in the history books.Powered by Samsung, 461 GITEX participants strapping on Samsung Gear virtual reality headsets powered by Oculus,
while being thrilled by a visual roller coaster presented in a 4DX theatre. Organisers had expected 250 people, and smashed through the record overwhelmingly with nearly double the number. “ Attempting this virtual reality world record underlines Dubai’s commitment to innovation, and GITEX Technology Week as the one of the world’s leading events for immersive technologies,”
said C. Purushothaman, Head of Marketing (Smartphones & Tablets), IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Gulf Electronics.“At GITEX Technology Week, showcasing the latest virtual reality innovations and breaking world records shows how the show is a platform for serious business, and serious fun,” said Trixie LohMirmand, the Senior Vice-President for Exhibitions and Events Management at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
IT WILL EMPLOY MULTIPLEINPUT MULTIPLE-OUTPUT (MIMO) ANTENNA TECHNOLOGY WITH ADAPTIVE BEAMFORMING AND BEAM TRACKING TECHNIQUES, WHICH FACILITATES ROBUST AND SUSTAINED MOBILE BROADBAND COMMUNICATIONS IN NON-LINE-OF-SIGHT (NLOS) ENVIRONMENTS. WITH 800 MHZ BANDWIDTH SUPPORT, THE SNAPDRAGON X50 5G MODEM IS DESIGNED TO SUPPORT PEAK DOWNLOAD SPEEDS OF UP TO 5 GIGABITS PER SECOND. DESIGNED TO BE USED FOR MULTI-MODE 4G/5G MOBILE BROADBAND, AS WELL AS FIXED WIRELESS BROADBAND DEVICES, THE SNAPDRAGON X50 5G MODEM CAN BE PAIRED WITH A QUALCOMM SNAPDRAGON PROCESSOR WITH AN INTEGRATED GIGABIT LTE MODEM AND INTERWORK COHESIVELY VIA DUAL-CONNECTIVITY. A WIDE COVERAGE LAYER FOR NASCENT 5G NETWORKS.
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SECURITY BEYOND IMAGINATION MAYA ZAKHOUR, CHANNEL DIRECTOR, FORTINET
“Security Fabric is our latest solution on board for GITEX 2016. It is our newest promise and newest message to the market this year. It is our end to end solution offering and we take pride in giving this to the market. “ Talking about reimagining security, Maya says, “Security Fabric is a solution that has not missed any aspect of security in the embedding. If you imagine that you will be under threat one day, it will protect you. No matter how much you imagine, it is our promise to the customer and the entire ecosystem that the Security Fabric stands non-vulnerable to threats of any magnitude.” “We launched our partner program three years back and we refined it on a quarterly basis and we are making sure that we are providing our partners with the right tools to go to the market. Apart from the partner program, we are also introducing the expert academy, which is an academy for our technical people to understand what our technology is, as we believe it is very important for the partners to understand what the technology is in order to take the right solutions to the market. The academy is taking place in the Middle East for the first time and we are very happy and proud to be initiating it.”
THE FUTURE IS CONVERGED
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ADAPTING TO TRENDS
VP OF SALES, MENA, CIS AND
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BALTICS, TRIPP LITE.
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“GITEX 2016 has been very impressive and we can see a good quality of crowd coming in this season and we are very glad to be here. Reddington is our key partner in the region and we are very please that they are representing us here. “ said Alexander Khalaev, vp of sales, MENA, CIS and Baltics, Tripp Lite. “Modern life is very fast and we see a lot of changes and these changes are driven by the trends in the industry. It is a world of service oriented architecture and data explosion that are redefining the infrastructure and we are trying to adapt to this infrastructure and go for new products.” “Our solutions covers all possible reuirement for the data centers. Power dist nad management cooling solutions and ups as well.” adds Alexander. “We rely on our partners, we are offering complete set of partners. As service become important it is very significant to know that we also have to keep our partners informed and well equipped with the technology in order to make sure that the right products and the right tools are taken to the market. 25 years ago we were not in UPS but now UPS covers 40 percent of our business as it is a much in demand solution, hence we are adapting and growing with the demand of the market,” said Darwin Haines, Senior VP International Business, Tripp Lite.
WINNING THE NETWORKING GAME
SENIOR DIRECTOR EMEA PARTNERS AND CHANNELS, EXTREME NETWORKS
We have been in the networking domain for the past twenty years and have established a firm foot in the market. Our energy and enthusiasm towards innovation is what keeps us going. We also recently acquired Zebra technologies which propels us further into the wireless space. Our key verticals are government, local and central, healthcare and education, hospitality, stadiums and with the acquisitions of companies like Zebra, we are getting a strong foothold in the retail and logistics space as well.” This year, Extreme has continued to show industry momentum with its comprehensive software-defined networking solutions, and has extended his portfolio to include ExtremeCloud, a cloud-managed networking platform, designed for zero-touch provisioning and management simplicity. For the second consecutive year, Extreme has been positioned the furthest to the right by Gartner in the “Visionaries” quadrant in the Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure.
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GO CONNECTED J.S WONG, CEO, TALARIAX For this show we are showcasing our mobile messaging service, our sendquick sms gateway which is designed for the modern enterprises. We are looking into 2 areas; one area is aligning messages to the mobile phones that gels very well with the mobile workforce, it doesn’t need to be connected or stuck to one place, so you can get the information on any device, wherever you are. It also embedded with 2 factor authentication, so regardless of the place you work from, your device is secured. Talking about the theme of reimagining reality, Wong says that for Talariax, reality is all about giving people the freedom to work anywhere on any device with uncompromised security and we are doing this though our sms gateway.”
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ETISALAT AND MOJIX HIGHLIGHT ‘STORE OF THE FUTURE’ Etisalat and Mojix come together to highlight the ‘Store of the Future’ featuring industry leading wide-range RFID based solutions to enable fully engaging and interactive customer experiences. The ‘Store of the Future’ on display at the Etisalat stand during GITEX Technology Week showcases interactive demonstrations highlighting smart fitting rooms, smart mirrors, real-time inventory management, smart gates, RFIDenabled trolleys, point of sales (POS) and other flexible, scalable and secure advance solutions for retail environments.Dubai, which is taking confident steps go be the smartest city in the world.
SECURITY AND CONNECTIVITY HAND IN HAND
ecurity and connectivity are 2 hard things to go hand in hand, but HID is making sure that they strike the right equilibrium. Miguel Braojos, VP Global Sales, Identity and Access Management at HID Global says, “We rely on connectivity either in enterprise or the cloud because e the boundaries are more
dispersed. Our idea of trusted digital identity is to create a point of reliance for the users to connect wherever they go and on whichever device they connect.” HID Global has found that the increasingly mobile workforce in the Middle East is driving organisations to focus on watertight security strategies in order to protect and secure their digital assets
when accessing applications and data in the cloud. A regional survey conducted by HID Global revealed that 47 percent of organisations believe that securing access to cloud based data and application is as important as securing physical premises. With 41 percent stating that secure access to cloud based data and applications was their number one priority.
DOF AND FINESSE JOIN HANDS Government of Dubai’s Department of Finance (DOF) revealed at GITEX a unique digital portal to educate individual and corporate customers on governmental fees and fines.Sunil Paul, Co-Founder and COO of Finesse said: “We are happy to have associated with DOF to implement this prestigious project connecting individuals and corporate to providing deeper insights and maintain transparency among all the stake holders. We are happy that Finesse has been able to offer the Department of Finance the first of its kind QAP implementation is in this region.”
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GITEX CISO BREAKFAST BRIEFING
Securing the Industrial Internet is the top priority for Middle East CISO, one of the world’s leading consultancies challenged at the GITEX CISO Breakfast Briefing. Governments and businesses in every industry need to adapt to this new reality by creating an agile and resilient security framework that actively prevents and combats cyberattacks, “The bad guys never rest, and they will always be testing the limits of every organization.” said Tony Karam, Managing Director of Accenture Digital in the Middle East and North Africa, on the sidelines of the GITEX CISO Breakfast Briefing 2016.
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GLOBAL AVIATION ANALYTICS MARKET TO DOUBLE
AVAYA AND MINISTRY OF INTERIOR SIGN MOU
he Ministry of Interior of the United Arab Emirates has signed a memorandum of understanding with Avaya to deploy Avaya’s latest unified communications and contact centre solutions, which will enhance improve collaboration between
departments and teams at the Ministry, as well as improve delivery of customer service for the citizens and residents of the UAE. HE Brigadier Engineer Hussein Ahmed Al Harthi, Director General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police, and Nidal Abou-ltaif, President, Avaya
International, signed the MoU at the Ministry’s pavilion at GITEX Technology Week 2016. These technologies will also enable the Ministry to develop and build Artificial Intelligence capabilities, which will be the first application of AI in the delivery of citizen services by a Government.
GULF AIR PARTNERS WITH SHIFRA Shifra has equipped the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air with e-mail security solutions from Proofpoint. E-mail service is one of the areas that opens us up to external threats and it is therefore important to be armed with the right secure e-mail gateway Proofpoint proved accurate, precise and compatible with Gulf Air’s operating environment,” says Dr Jassim Haji, Director of Information Technology at Gulf Air.
UAE airport passengers and staff will quickly gain real-time flight information, thanks to a partnership between the UAE’s leading aviation tech players announced today at GITEX Technology Week. On the Smart Dubai stand, DTP and SAP are demoing a solution called LiveAir, which utilizes Amazon’s virtual personal assistant Alexa. Passengers and airport staff can ask questions and receive answers about airport information and flight boarding times. “Real-time technology helps airport operators monitor and forecast flights and passengers, freeing up staff for missioncritical activities to enhance the passenger experience. DTP uses innovative technology in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Maktoum Airports, and Emirates Airlines to help more people in the UAE travel efficiently and enjoyably,” said Abdul Razzak Mikati, Managing Director, DTP. DTP’s Flight Performance Monitor and Forecasting solutions are running on the in-memory SAP HANA platform, including passenger and flight visualization, forecasting, and decision making. Worldwide, SAP solutions have saved aviation companies 64 percent in unplanned downtime and increased operating margins by 76 percent.
SILICON VALLEY BOOST MIDDLE EAST’S CYBERSECURITY MARKET Public-private partnerships between Silicon Valley tech firms and governments are driving best practices in Smart City cybersecurity standards, with a major market in the Middle East.
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As more public and private sector organisations, industrial systems, and billions of mobile devices are connected to the Internet, securing Smart Cities has never seen greater urgency. In anticipation of this continued
growth, global tech firms and governments around the world are signing public-private partnerships to help Smart Cities reimagine resiliency and protect critical national infrastructure in the Digital Age, from Silicon
Valley to London to Dubai. Nearly half, 45 percent, of Middle East, Turkey, and Africa organisations reported cyber-security incidents in Q1 2016, according to Russian-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab.
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POLYCOM’S ‘REAL PRESENCE’ AT GITEX
DUBAI POLICE AND NISSAN JOIN FORCES In line with the UAE Vision 2021, Dubai Police has signed a “Collaboration Agreement” with Nissan Middle East, outlining a partnership that will see the introduction and implementation of a new road safety technology service called “Smart Response”, which is the first of its kind in the Middle East.At a special signing ceremony that took place at the Dubai Police stand during GITEX, between Lt. General Khamis Mattar
Al Muzainah, Commanderin-chief of Dubai Police and Samir Cherfan, Managing Director of Nissan Middle East, details were announced about Nissan’s “Smart Response Service”, which is to be made available to owners of new Nissan Patrol and Maxima vehicles. In the event of a collision or accident that results in rapid deceleration, the system works in tandem with the patented Nissan SmartCar “control system”
that alerts Dubai Police, The General Department of Transport and Rescue, so that the car’s occupants can receive immediate assistance. Lt. General Khamis Mattar Al Muzainah, Commanderin-chief of Dubai Police, said: “Dubai Police employs the latest technologies and innovations to ensure the highest level of security and safety in the community, thus, bringing happiness to all citizens.
CARBON BLACK SHOWCASES NEXT GEN ENDPOINT SECURITY Mohammad Aquib Aftab, Carbon Black’s Regional Director of the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, said: “The era of interconnectedness has resulted in a rising number of advanced cyber attacks. We help empower companies to go beyond their traditional detection and response solutions to gain immediate insight and results.”
Polycom is showcasing the latest portfolio of video, voice and content sharing collaboration solutions that help businesses enable their workforce to work from anywhere. Daniel Schmierer, Area Sales Vice President, Middle East and Africa at Polycom, said: “The innovation in audio, video and content collaboration technologies is indicative of the rising demand for better connectivity and effective collaboration from anywhere. Polycom is passionate about customer success and has developed a plethora of new solutions that help businesses to fuel their workplace of the future.” Polycom RealPresence Centro is the first solution purpose-built to put people into the centre of collaboration, will be available for demonstration during the show. The RealPresence Centro solution introduces a brand new paradigm for group conferencing that drives deep engagement and highly productive meetings by bringing people to the centre of collaboration. _Polycom RealPresence Debut brings enterprise grade video collaboration to the huddle room with a focus on simplicity and affordability. RealPresence Debut has an easy, elegant design that enables high quality visual collaboration for huddle and smaller room environments, as well as for small or medium sized businesses with limited IT resources.
EPSON INNOVATES MEETING ROOM Jason Whiley, director of sales, Epson Middle East, says: “Since Epson’s introduction of fingertouch technology, teachers and students have been able to collaborate using either their fingers or the interactive pens
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to underline or write onto any image, slide, graph and even video. Finger-touch is great for collaboration and brain-storming sessions, so we brought it to boardrooms and meeting rooms in an ultra-short throw
projector..” The *EB-1430Wi *brings ultra-short throw projection to meeting rooms, as well as dual pen interactivity. The new whiteboard sharing mode allows meeting participants to view and
annotate whiteboard content from a range of smart devices, without the need for any special application. Multi-location image annotation makes it even easier to collaborate during meetings.
EXCLUSIVE NETWORKS TO FOCUS ON REAL SOLUTIONS AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES AT GITEX 2016 Exclusive Networks will have over 10 vendors showcasing their offerings as part of the Cyber Attacks Mitigation and Remediation (CARM) portfolio. Fortinet, F5, Gemalto, Ixia, Logrhythm, Carbon Black along with the newly launched Certes and SentinelOne will be present with Exclusive’s team. Additionally, the group will also be unveiling their new Data Centre distribution arm, BigTec. They will be featuring solutions such as Nutanix, Nuage or Varmour and the newly renamed, Tubonomic (formally VM Turbo) and launching their latest vendor, Rubrik. The leading Security Value Added Distributor will focus on educating partners and customers on new breakthrough technologies they are launching, while providing real solutions to today’s challenges faced by them. Visitors will be invited to attend sessions on their stand (D120) in the “Security Room”. Held throughout the event, the agenda will be composed 20 -minute presentations followed by a Q&A. Audience will gain insight on best practices within the security industry from the vendors, while understanding how each solution distributed by Exclusive Networks can support them. The agenda will also include sessions from the BigTec vendors. BigTec is another major highlight for the Exclusive team this year. Launched earlier this year in the Middle East and presented for the first time at GITEX, BigTec helps its partners harness the opportunities from new cloud architectures and virtualised datacentre functions that are progressively more webscale and software-defined. The evolution to full virtualisation of complex IT functions is embodied by BigTec’s enterprise transformation framework, guiding reseller partners and their customers from physical to hybrid and virtual datacentre environments.
KEEPING IT SIMPLE Arcserve provides organizations with the assurance that they can recover their data and applications when needed. Their new unified architecture, Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP), drives a full range of highly efficient and integrated data protection capabilities through a simple, web-based user console. Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) is based on a next-generation unified architecture for both virtual and physical environments. Its unmatched breadth, ease of use, and Assured Recovery capabilities set it apart from other data protection solutions. Moreover, they have also launched Unified Data Protection Appliance - Hardware, plus software—now with expanded capacity to protect up to 90 TBs of source data. Arcserve solutions are distributed by Mindware.
MANAGEENGINE LEVERAGES MICROSOFT SCCM ManageEngine launched Patch Connect Plus, its software that uses Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to manage patches for third-party applications. The new product eliminates all system vulnerabilities present in the network by using an organization’s existing SCCM infrastructure to perform updates required for non-Microsoft applications. “Patch Connect Plus lets Microsoft SCCM users completely automate the management of non-Microsoft updates using their existing infrastructure and console,” said Mathivanan Venkatachalam, director of product management for Patch Connect Plus at ManageEngine.
MIDDLE EAST TURNS TO FIBER FOR TOMORROW’S BANDWIDTH DEMANDS
“We’ve entered a new industrial revolution: one that is dramatically changing all facets of our lives. The combination of fiber and wireless technology will meet the needs for today’s and tomorrow’s expanding bandwidth demands,” said Ehab Kanary, vice president of Enterprise, Middle East and Africa. “The new CommScope is better positioned to solve more wired and wireless network challenges through a convergence of network technology.” CommScope will highlight its latest solutions to meet the continuous growth of bandwidth needs: • As the number of connected devices grows, the location of these devices is becoming more important. CommScope’s automated infrastructure management (AIM) system knows exactly what is connected, how it is connected and where it is located. The integrated hardware and software platform manages the entire physical layer. Without AIM to identify outages, it is akin to finding the needle in the proverbial haystack.
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