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IDC Experts to Explore Latest Smart City Developments at GITEX Technology Week


Global ICT research and consultancy services firm International Data Corporation (IDC) is teaming up with GITEX Technology Week 2018 as a Strategic Partner this week to provide expert guidance on the strategies that public and private sector organizations should be pursuing as they look to drive a new era of digital transformation.

IDC’s respected industry analysts will be on hand throughout the event as speakers, moderators, and panelists in various technology- and industry-themed sessions, which runs until October 18.

Now in its 38th year, GITEX Technology Week has long served as a platform for tech pioneers, business leaders, and IT professionals to gather and discuss ways in which the latest technology solutions can be leveraged to provide a sustainable competitive advantage.

According to IDC’s group vice president and regional managing director for the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa, Jyoti Lalchandani: “In our role as the event’s Strategic Partner, senior IDC analysts will feature prominently throughout the week, providing in-depth insights aimed at demystifying the use of emerging digital technologies to address the continually evolving challenges facing organizations in today’s ultra-competitive world.”

IDC’s Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide suggests that technology investments relating to Smart City initiatives in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are set to more than double from $1.3 billion this year, to $2.7 billion by 2022. As such, there will be a significant focus on the game-changing developments that are shaping investment decisions in this space as part of the GITEX Vertical Days program.

IDC’s participation at GITEX Technology Week 2018 extends far beyond these sessions, with the firm also giving away a series of exclusive industry-focused reports that examine ongoing global developments in the areas of manufacturing, financial services, smart cities, and hospitality, travel, and transportation.


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