Novable's innovative solution takes centre stage at GITEX Global 2023

GITEX Global returned in 2023 with a wave of innovation, bringing together industry leaders, visionaries, and tech enthusiasts from across the globe. Held in Dubai, the event was a testament to the rapid evolution of technology and its profound impact on our lives.

the Novable team at GITEX Global 2023

The Novable team at GITEX Global 2023

The Novable team had much fun at the Brussels booth. Innovative startups and cutting-edge solutions from Belgium’s thriving tech ecosystem for an inspiring environment, to say the least. It served as a platform for Belgian companies to network, exhibit products and services to innovation professionals, and attract potential investors and partners. What more could you ask for when working in the innovation field? Thank you for this incredible opportunity!

In this article, we delve deep into the major topics and significant occurrences of this year’s edition, painting a vivid picture of the event’s resounding success!

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The GITEX Global Landscape

Before we dive into the details of what transpired at GITEX Global 2023, it’s important to understand the event’s unique blend of innovation and inspiration. GITEX (Gulf Information Technology Exhibition) has consistently been a powerful platform for networking, business development, and showcasing the latest technological marvels. It attracts a diverse audience of tech professionals, startups, government representatives, and industry giants, making it an unrivalled gathering for fostering collaboration and discussing the technology landscape.

1. Emerging technologies

GITEX Global 2023 was, as expected, a hotbed of emerging technologies. The event was teeming with AI-driven advancements, cutting-edge software solutions, and visionary ideas that are set to reshape the tech landscape.

AI was in the limelight, showcasing its potential across industries. Conversational AI, AI-driven healthcare, and AI in autonomous vehicles were some of the many facets explored.

Etisalat by e& announced the soft launch of its Consumer Assistant at GITEX Global. Built using Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service, the new AI assistant can join voice calls to verbally communicate with customers and assist with various tasks such as checking the weather, getting directions to a destination, or getting an update on current news.

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The transformative power of 5G networks was heavily discussed, presenting the potential for augmented reality, IoT (Internet of Things) applications, and the growth of Industry 4.0.

Quantum computing made waves with awe-inspiring demonstrations of its potential to revolutionise computing power, cryptography, and even drug discovery.

With the crypto revolution gaining momentum, GITEX Global 2023 provided a platform to delve into blockchain technology, decentralised finance, and the future of digital currencies.

2. Sustainability and green tech

Sustainability was a major theme at GITEX Global 2023, underlining the importance of eco-conscious technological innovations.

Companies showcased environmentally responsible solutions, from energy-efficient data centres to clean energy technologies and electric vehicles.
The circular economy concept was explored, emphasising the importance of recycling and sustainable production processes in the tech industry.
Smart city solutions emerged as a crucial facet of sustainable urban development, integrating IoT, data analytics, and AI to create eco-friendly, efficient cities.

Dubai Police unveiled its self-driving security patrol aimed at enhancing safety in residential areas. The eco-friendly, fully electric patrol has a battery that lasts up to 15 hours and can reach speeds of 5-7 kilometres per hour. Additionally, with its smart technology and AI, the vehicle can detect criminal behaviour, recognise faces, and read car licence plates.

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3. Healthcare and biotechnology

The ongoing global healthcare challenges have underscored the significance of technological advancements in healthcare and biotechnology.

Telemedicine and remote patient monitoring solutions took the spotlight, showing how technology can facilitate improved healthcare access and outcomes.
From CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing to personalised medicine, GITEX Global 2023 offered a glimpse into the incredible world of biotechnological breakthroughs.
AI’s role in diagnosing diseases, drug discovery, and managing healthcare data emerged as a crucial topic, promising transformative impacts on the healthcare sector.

The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) signed an agreement with M42, a global tech-enabled healthcare network to integrate M42’s newly announced Clinical Large Language Model (LLM), Med42, across Abu Dhabi’s healthcare ecosystem. The collaboration will see DoH harness M42’s generative AI capabilities to address critical aspects of the healthcare ecosystem, including population health management, optimising processes, enhancing patient care and outputs, and reducing healthcare expenses.

4. Space and aerospace

The intrigue of outer space and aerospace technology captivated the audience, reflecting humanity’s desire to explore beyond Earth.

GITEX Global 2023 hosted discussions and demonstrations on the burgeoning world of commercial space travel, opening up the possibilities of experiencing outer space.
Developments in satellite technology and global internet coverage took centre stage, underlining the role of satellites in connecting the world.
From supersonic air travel to sustainable aviation practices, aerospace innovations inspired visitors to dream of a more advanced future.

5. Cybersecurity

Amid the increasing prevalence of cyber threats, GITEX Global 2023 placed significant emphasis on cybersecurity, offering insights into the latest strategies to protect digital assets.

The zero-trust security model gained prominence, urging organisations to adopt continuous authentication and stringent access controls.
Discussions revolved around the importance of threat intelligence solutions to stay ahead of cyber adversaries, and safeguarding digital ecosystems.
The role of Artificial Intelligence in identifying, mitigating, and responding to security threats was a pivotal focus area, promising a safer online environment.

6. Startups and innovation hub

GITEX Global has a strong tradition of nurturing startups and providing them with a platform to showcase their innovative ideas and solutions.

The startup pavilion was a bustling hub of creativity, featuring fledgling companies that exhibited their groundbreaking technologies, from fintech to health tech.
Investors and venture capitalists had the opportunity to explore potential investments, facilitating collaboration between established tech giants and the startups of tomorrow. 

Brussels booth GITEX Global 2023

The Brussels booth at GITEX Global 2023

Novable gives you access to the smartest corporate venturing platform on the market, complementing our AI-powered matching engine (DeepMatching™) with the expertise of a dedicated team going the extra mile to deliver in-depth validation and vetting solutions.

  • At Whitespace, we work closely with customers demanding innovative solutions for tomorrow’s tech. We use Novable to help us identify the best and brightest SMEs and Startups to find the best matches to help them get there.

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    Liam Webber
    Innovation Outreach at Whitespace

Startup pitch competitions offered an exciting platform for entrepreneurs to present their ideas to a panel of industry experts and win valuable resources for their projects.

The team meeting Antoine Delcourt, Ambassador of Belgium in the United Arab Emirates, and Laurence Heyblom, Economic and Commercial Advisor at the Embassy of Belgium in Kuwait for Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar.

GITEX Global 2023 was an extraordinary testament to the ever-evolving world of technology. With a laser focus on emerging technologies, sustainability, healthcare, aerospace, and cybersecurity, the event encapsulated the essence of innovation and its far-reaching impact.
As these technologies continue to mature, the global implications and opportunities for growth are immense. GITEX Global 2023 wasn’t just an event; it was a journey into the technological wonderland that holds the key to shaping our future!

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