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Egypt to host 25th World AI Show virtually

The World AI Show - Egypt is all set to address the increasingly growing digital business opportunities in the AI industry, and will be witnessed by major AI solution providers, government authorities, and IT leaders.

Dell Technologies, Microsoft, Oracle join show’s global edition alongside other top-tier tech innovators to address scope of AI for Egyptian economy

With the support of Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), the global business events and consulting firm Trescon will hold the 25th global edition of its World Artificial Intelligence (AI) Show on 31 May.

The World AI Show – Egypt is all set to address the increasingly growing digital business opportunities in the AI industry, and will be witnessed by major AI solution providers, government authorities, and IT leaders.

The virtual event features highly acclaimed speakers, over 350 pre-qualified business leaders, and top-tier solution providers, bringing a significant impact on the AI landscape in Egypt.

AI is being relentlessly integrated into the fundamentals of business and everyday life, demonstrating the exceptional potential for boosting the global economy.

“Egypt is quite keen to embrace emerging digital technologies in order to boost the development of various vital state sectors,” said ITIDA CEO Amr Mahfouz, “As such, we are excited to support such an important gathering to help nurture the AI ecosystem in Egypt.” 

In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the new technology is expected to make an economic contribution of $320bn by 2030, with gains expanding annually by between 20% and 34%.

Mithum Shetty, CEO of Trescon, said, “We generally talk about emerging technologies and how they impact society.” 

“But we have never seen a technology move as fast as AI and its impact on society and technology,” he added, “In today’s world, the playing field is poised to become a lot more competitive, and businesses that don’t deploy AI and data to help them innovate will be at a huge disadvantage.”

The conference aims to deep dive into: key areas of AI in the era of Digital Governance; the role of digital transformation in Critical Infrastructure Advancement; understanding how digital transformation is shaping up the banking and finance industry; and assessing the sectors in Critical Infrastructure where AI/ML has caused a Disruption, among others.  

AI represents a golden opportunity for Egypt. With all of the evolutions and benefits of AI, Egypt started its forward-looking steps towards the sector with projections that AI composes 7.7% of its gross domestic product (GDP) in 2030.

The Egyptian Government currently attaches high priority to AI, with the country making significant strides in improving the country’s performance in this sector. It reflects the government’s huge efforts, the most prominent of which are adopting more modern technologies to provide Digital Egypt services.

The show will be hosted on the Vmeets virtual events platform, to help participants network and conduct business in an interactive and immersive virtual environment. Participants can also engage with speakers in Q&A sessions, and network with solution providers in virtual exhibition booths, private consultation rooms, and private networking rooms.

Some of the esteemed speakers on board who will be sharing their insights at the event include: Golestan Radwan, ICT Minister Advisor for AI, MCIT Egypt; Arunima Sarkar, Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning, World Economic Forum; Hubert Etienne, AI Ethics research, Facebook AI, Oxford & ENS France; Patrick Bangert, Vice President of AI, Samsung, USA; Laila Abdullah Al Hadhrami, Digital Transformation & Change Management Expert – Ministry of Technology and Communications MTC, Oman, Director – Oman Smart City Platform; and Hisham Mohamed Aly, CISO – Risk Division, Emirates NBD.

The World AI Show – Egypt is officially supported by ITIDA, and sponsored by the Lead Sponsors Microsoft and DELL Technologies. The event’s Platinum Sponsors is ORACLE, whilst the AI Video Surveillance Partner is Axis Communications.

To attend the show for free, register here.

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