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GITEX 2017: Highlights of Day 3

Here are the highlights from Day 3 of GITEX Technology Week 2017. If you missed out on the highlights of Day 1 and Day 2, go here and here.

Manchester United Legends Mikaël Silvestre and Nemanja Vidić Visit Epson Stand

As Manchester United’s Official Office Equipment Partner, Epson was joined by Manchester United legends Mikaël Silvestre and Nemanja Vidić at their stand at GITEX Technology Week 2017. Visitors to the Epson stand in Hall 4, E4-10, were invited to meet and have their photo taken with the Manchester United legends.

Saudi Arabia Entrepreneurs Win Supernova Challenge for Disruptive Sadeem Informative System

Saudi based start-up Sadeem won top honours for Best Global Start-up at the Supernova Challenge and as a winner it also picked up the award of $100,000. A wireless platform, Sadeem is the world’s first multi-patented flood and traffic information system with active networks to save lives and money in realtime.

Winners in other categories include Melltoo (Best Female Start-up, supported by NAMA women’s empowerment), TravelDog (Best African Start-up), Mind Rockets (Best Arab Start-up), Cherpa (Best Youth start-up) and Modeo (Best Disruptive Start-up).

Dubai Police Invites visitors to Experience the World’s First Smart Police Service Centre in Dubai 

Dubai Police encourages citizens and residents visiting GITEX Technology Week to discover the world’s first Smart Police Service Centre. Located at the entrance to Sheikh Saeed Hall 1, Smart Police Station staff will walk you through all details of their all new service center at City Walk, the drive-through services located in Last Exit Dubai and “walk-in” service.

The smart centre will operate without human intervention and be open 24/7 to offer 27 key services, including reporting of crimes and traffic incidents and community services. It will also provide 33 fully automated sub-services. The drive-through services will allow residents to avail Dubai Police services, including payment of traffic fines through a drive-through service at Last Exit locations.

Blockchain Technology Set to Transform Services in the UAE: ConsenSys 

GITEX Technology week today hosted a series of high-level discussions on blockchain and the impact of the technology across business ecosystems. Dubai’s commitment to implementing a city-wide blockchain strategy augurs well for the future of FinTech.

Speaking on the benefits of blockchain was ConsenSys, the world’s largest software development consultancy building decentralized applications (DApps), enterprise solutions and developer tools for blockchain ecosystems, focused primarily on Ethereum software provider for application developers and blockchain companies. In March 2017 ConsenSys was appointed as Dubai’s official Blockchain City Advisor.

“As a partner and advisor to the Government of Dubai, we are truly inspired by the city’s ambition to create the world’s first blockchain-powered government. This technology has significant potential to transform how we transact, not just financially but also between governments and their citizens. As early adopters of blockchain technology, the government of Dubai will be an inspiration to the wider business community in Dubai and the region, ultimately helping businesses achieve economic success through secure, decentralized applications,” Juan Llanos, FinTech and RegTech Lead, ConsenSys.

Microsoft Showcases Cloud Solutions for Digital Transformation 

With its theme of “Igniting Your Digital Transformation” for organizations to achieve more, Microsoft is introducing the power of the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge to visitors at GITEX this year. The exhibit spans across Productivity, mixed reality, artificial intelligence and the Internet of things, through interactive Experience Zones built thematically around Intelligent Cloud, Modern Workplace, Windows and Devices, and a Partners zone.

Visitors to the Microsoft stand experience the Windows Mixed-Reality headsets; get hands on with the heart of the intelligent cloud, via Azure 10 and Azure Stack; learn more about Windows 10 Creators Update and its innovations; witness the potential of Office 365’s analytics tools to Optimize the workplace; and take an up-close look at how Microsoft’s Workplace Safety solution built on Cognitive Services, brings the digital and physical worlds together to help make everyone more safe, secure and productive.

Industry Disruptors Celebrate Creative Economy at GITEX Future Stars 

Benji Rogers, Founder, dotBlockchain Media, and PledgeMusic turned up the volume on all the long-term benefits that blockchain technology will bring to musicians and the music industry. Founder of dotBlockchain Media, PledgeMusic – a direct artist-to-fan model of music distribution, Rogers is continuing the spirit of revolutionizing the commercialization and movement of music in the digital economy. The project aims to create a decentralized global registry of music rights through a new music format by leveraging blockchain technology to forge meaningful industry partnerships and overhaul how artists are paid.

“Today there is no place, public or private, to go and look up who owns either the writer’s part of the song or the performers under a single roof. This is because record labels, publishers, and performing rights organizations, plus the artists and writers and their organizations, have no common place or format to work from. Technology enables musicians and artists to have more control over their work than ever before and that’s what we are trying to achieve through our work at dotBlockchain Music. It’s exciting to see this side of the creative industries being disrupted as it’s a side of the economy that is deserving of the spotlight at the birth of something this new and groundbreaking,” said Rogers.

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