By Hamed Mahmoud
With the wholehearted support by Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency- ITIDA, Trescon, the global business events and consulting firm, holds the 25th global edition of its World AI Show on 31st of May 2021.
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. As such, we are excited to support such an important gathering to help nurturing the AI ecosystem in Egypt.”, commented Amr Mahfouz, CEO of ITIDA.
In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the new technology is expected to make an economic contribution of $320 billion by 2030, with gains expanding annually by between 20% and 34%.
“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. In today’s world, the playing field is poised to become a lot more competitive. Businesses that don’t deploy AI and data to help them innovate will be at a huge disadvantage”, said Mithun Shetty, CEO of Trescon.
The conference is aimed 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 AI with projections that AI composes 7.7% of its gross domestic product (GDP) in 2030.
Egyptian government currently attaches high priority to AI with moving up 55 places in one year that 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 virtual events platform Vmeets 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 Presidemt of AI, Samsung, USA
- Laila Abdullah Al Hadhrami – Digital Transformation & Change Management Expert – Ministry of Technology & Communications MTC, Oman, Director – Oman Smart City Platform
- Hisham Mohamed Aly – CISO – Risk Division, Emirates NBD
The World AI Show – Egypt is officially supported by ITIDA and sponsored by Lead Sponsors – Microsoft, DELL Technologies; Platinum Sponsors – ORACLE; AI Video Surveillance Partner – Axis Communications
To attend the show for free, register here.