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Internet of Things Expo and TheBig Data Show to Debut in June 2015


Global IoT Market Could Hit US$19 Trillion by 2020 with 2.5 Billion New People Online and 37 Billion Connected New ‘Things’


Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) will enhance its leading position as an enabling force in the Emirate’s smart ambitions by rolling out a pair of dynamic new technology events this June.



Uniting government, industry and technology leaders to foster closer partnerships between public and private sector stakeholders, the Internet of Things Expo (IoTX) and The Big Data Show will combine traditional exhibitions and influential C-Level conferences when the specialist events debut from 8-9 June, 2015.



The new technology events have been conceived to increase local and regional firms’ capacity to leverage monumentalmonetisation opportunities as an ever-increasing array of internet-ready devices, machines and products feature in our globally connected society.


According to an ‘Internet of Everything Report’ published by Cisco, the global IT leader, a staggering 2.5 billion new people will be online by 2020, while 37 billion new ‘things’ will be connected by the end of the decade.Cisco also estimates there are currently US$19 trillion in worldwide IOT opportunities, with US$14.4 trillion of value – in terms of net profits – at stake globally for private sector companies over the next decade.


“We live in an increasingly connected world where everything from essential citizen services to our social lives are entwined with advances in technology,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events Management, DWTC. “With the launch of Smart City and Smart Government initiatives by the Government of Dubai, there are huge opportunities for public sector, private sector and academic institutions to collaborate inmaking our city smarter through creativity and innovation.”


Aimed at government departments and senior decision-makers from private sector verticals such as Oil & Gas, Transport & Logistics, Retail, Healthcare, Hospitality and Education, IoTX is expected to attract 4,000 visitors.As the Middle East’s only event and conference specifically dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), IoTXwillfocus on the creation, implementation and management of a next generation technology ecosystem that will changeglobal business models, business investments, consumers’ experiences and – for citizens living in societies which embrace the technologies – everyday life.


“Dubai has always been at the cutting edge of smart technology and this event will showcase how our present and future are converging seamlessly to create a smart, predictive eco-system that will make life easier for our citizens, residents, businesses and visitors,” said His Excellency Ahmad Bin Humaidan, Director General of Dubai Smart Government. “Being a strategic partner of the region’s first dedicated IoTX and the Big Data shows aligns with the Dubai Smart Government strategy (SG21) to become a world-class smart government for the 21st century and to make Dubai the smartest city in the world.”


His Excellency Ahmad Bin Byat, Chairman, Smart Dubai Executive Committee, is due to deliver the IoTX conference’s keynote address. Other innovators, visionaries and experts speaking at the confexinclude HE Ahmad Bin Humaidan from Dubai Smart Government, as well as representatives from Smart Dubai Steering Committee, Pacific Controls, Huawei, Dubai Internet City,Cisco, Avaya and EMC², MIT, San Francisco City, Silicon Valley, Georgia Tech, Next Nature Network, Coca Cola and EmiratesAirline. High-profile break-out sessions will cover various Smart technology verticals including cities, homes, businesses and standards, as well as aviation, connected cars, education and wearables.


Aside from exploring significant monetisation opportunities in the IoT and Big Data spheres, the new events will provide tailored platforms for international experts and solutions providers to share industry advances with local and regional decision-makers. According to DilipRahulan, Executive Chairman & CEO of Pacific Controls, the high-level sessionscould shape the implementation of potentially game-changing services for all walks of global society.


“IoT is a paradigm shift which will revolutionise life on planet Earth,” said Rahulan. “The UAE is pioneering smart cities by leveraging IOT advances and Pacific Controls is proud to showcase our innovative solutions that are already being deployed and influencing lifestyles in the UAE and abroad.”


Co-located with IoTX, The Big Data Show will attract more than 1,000 regional business leaders eager to access and adoptcutting-edge ideas and technologies to improve big data and analytics practices and explore open data strategies in their respective domains.


A pioneering platform for the data analytics and business intelligence sectors, the two-day conference and exhibition has been conceived to present a clear big data business casefor regional IT, Logistics, Supply Chain, Operations and Sales & Marketing department heads from a diverse spread of industries including Government, Oil & Gas, Aviation, Telecommunications, Finance, Healthcare, Hospitality, Construction, Travel & Tourism, Retail, Media & Entertainment and Manufacturing.


“The size, variety and growth of data are increasing dailydue to connected devices and the Internet of Things,” said Abdulla Al Madani, Head of Dubai Open Data Committee & CEO of Corporate Technical Support Services, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Association (RTA). “Smart phones, innovative apps, social media platforms, and cutting-edge technologies have led to a data explosion unprecedented in the history of human civilisation. CIOs must invest in IT systems that enable them to turn increasing amounts of data into strategic insight and intelligence and organisations must develop Big Data strategies as integral componentsin their IT strategies instead of blindly buying Big Data solutions.”


The Big Data Show will also provide an opportunity for delegates to grow their industry networksby meeting with the region’s leading big data vendors and experiencing an array ofsector-specific technology demonstrations.


“A dedicated Big Data and analytics event in the Middle East is of great importance for executive management, and the Big Data Show is an excellent opportunity to share knowledge, understand challenges faced by enterprises in the region, and learn about new and innovative use cases for Big Data and analytics solutions,” added Al Madani.


Open from 10am to 5pm on June 8 and 9, entry to IoTX(Hall 8 at DWTC) and The Big Data Show (Hall 7 at DWTC) is free. Visitors can also take advantage of an early bird discount running until 30th April 2015 and pre-register for the IoTX and the Big Data Show conferences byvisiting: www.iotx.aeorwww.bigdatashow.ae




Notes to Editors:

Organised by DWTC and powered by GITEX Technology Week, IoTX has attracted a world-class line-up of sponsors and partners including Dubai Smart Government as Strategic Partner, Pacific Controls as Strategic Lead Sponsor, Huawei as Lead IoT Sponsor, Dubai Internet City as Lead Innovation Partner, Avaya, CISCO and EMC² as Lead Sponsors, Dell, Intel and Wipro as Diamond Sponsors, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority as Platinum Sponsor – Innovation Hub, General Electric and SAP as Golf Sponsors, Cybercomm as Silver Sponsor, Open Mobile Alliance as Association Partner, Emirates Airline as Official Airline Partner, CNBC as Arabic Broadcast Partner, Arabian Computer News as Official Magazine, Bloomberg Middle East as Official Business Publication, Enterprise Channels as Technology Media Partner and .Gov and Comms MEA as Media Partners.


IoTX 2015 speakers (complete list at http://www.iotx.ae/speakers/):

  • E. Ahmad Bin Byat, Chairman, Smart Dubai Executive Committee
  • Koert van Mensvoort, Managing Director, Next Nature Network
  • Miguel Gamino, Chief Information Officer, Office of the Mayor, City and County of San Francisco
  • E. Ahmad Bin Humaidan, Director General, Dubai Smart Government
  • Carlo F. Ratti, Architect, Engineer, Inventor, Educator, Director, MIT Senseable City Lab
  • Eric Feron, Expert, Cyber Phisical Systems, Dutton-Ducoffe Professor, CDAIT, GeorgiaTech
  • Shane Rooney, Executive Director, Internet of Things – Networks, Connected Living Programme, GSMA 
  • RabihDabboussi, Managing Director, CISCO Middle East
  • Tony Mallows, Director, Masdar City
  • SafderNazir, Regional Vice President, Huawei Technologies
  • Paul Higgins, Co-Founder and COO, Crowd Valley


Big Data Show speakers (complete list at http://www.bigdatashow.ae/speakers/)

  • Abdulla Al Madani, Head of Dubai Open Data Committee & CEO of Corporate Technical Support Services, Roads and Transport Association, Dubai
  • Justin De Graaf, Global Media Insights Director, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Stefan Weitz, Senior Director, Bing Search
  • David Stephenson, Chief Data Officer and Managing Director, Data Science Innovation
  • IshaAljassmy, IT Director, UAE Ministry of Energy
  • Fredrik Ohlsson, Director of Global Information Management and Business Intelligence, Tetra Pak
  • Ernst van Duijn, Founder and CEO, swhere

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