World Leading IT firms to converge at GISEC 2017

With research by the International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasting global organizations worldwide will spend USD101.6 billion annually on cybersecurity software, hardware and services by 2020 – compared with spending of USD73.7 billion in 2016 – the world’s leading IT providers will showcase their latest solutions and discuss new avenues to explore investment, knowledge sharing and collaboration at GISEC 2017. The event runs concurrently with the Internet of Things Expo (ioTx) at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 21-23 May.More than 100 leading IT companies have confirmed their participation at GISEC 2017.

Highlights of the tech extravaganza will see Dubai Police launch its first fully-functional ‘Robocop’ at the Internet of Things Expo (ioTx). The Android-based robot is equipped with face-recognition technology and will be used by members of the public to report crimes and pay traffic fines. Additionally, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) will showcase its futuristic transportation plans and give visitors a real-life, high-speed travelling experience with its VR simulation of a Hyperloop journey.

Among the other highlights that will feature in GISEC 2017 are: ‘Market Labs’, live demonstrations on the most advanced security and IoT solutions from a host of leaders; ‘Future-Tech Zone’, featuring ground-breaking technologies, the ‘Buyers’ Lounge’, where guests can discuss RFPs with industry experts and gain invaluable advice on solutions; and the all-new ‘Startup Zone’ supported by Smart Dubai, which features 40 of the most innovative startups based, or incubated, in the UAE.

Among those showcasing their expertise and discussing cybersecurity techniques is Infowatch. Natalya Kaspersky, President of Infowatch and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab, will also take part in one of GISEC 2017’s key sessions, a panel discussion entitled ‘Redefining Governments’ Role in Cybersecurity: What’s NEXT for Smarter and Safer Cities’. DarkMatter, a Cybersecurity Innovation partner of GISEC, will play a crucial role in the prestigious conference. Under a dedicated conference session entitled ‘Industry 4.0 – The Fourth Industrial Revolution’, DigiRobotics Technologies, will use live robots to demonstrate the capacity for machines and people to communicate via Internet of People (IOP).

GISEC 2017 will host more than 500 international delegates and 75-plus high-profile speakers from entities including GCHQ, the UK Government’s Communications Headquarters, the US Cyber Consequences Unit, HSBC, EasyJet, Wells Fargo and GSK among others. More than 6,000 visitors are expected across the three-day events.

Key sponsors include DarkMatter as the Cyber Security Innovation Partner, Digirobotics as the Smart Manufacturing Partner, Gulf Business Machines as the Official Security Solution Sponsor, Cisco and Spire Solutions as the Platinum Sponsors and Infowatch as the Panel Sponsor.