Sharjah Government Welcomes Tech Leaders and Government Officials to its Pavilion at GITEX Global 2022


Dubai: The Government of Sharjah welcomes visitors to its pavilion at GITEX Global in the Arena Hall of the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC). The pavilion’s design embodies the slogan “Together, Integrating People and Technology” and features state-of-the-art technology in tourism, commerce, archeology and government services.

Sheikh Saud bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Senior Committee of Sharjah Government Pavilion at GITEX Global and Director of Sharjah Digital Office received Sheikh Salem bin Mohammad Bin Salem Al Qasimi, Director of Trade and Tourism Development Authority of Sharjah, His Excellency Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Trade and Tourism Development Authority, His Excellency Ali Salem Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah International Airport Authority, His Excellency Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City (Shams), His Excellency Salem Ali Al Muhairi, Chairman of Sharjah City Council , His Excellency Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Chairman of Sharjah International Airport Free Zone, and other pavilion officials.

10 government entities from Sharjah present 15 projects and initiatives at GITEX Global. The Sharjah Planning and Survey Department, Sharjah Police Academy, Sharjah City Municipality, Sharjah Archeology Authority, Sharjah Trade and Tourism Development Authority Sharjah, Kalba City Municipality, Sharjah Airport Authority, Sharjah Finance Department, Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services and Sharjah Digital Office are present at the pavilion.

The pavilion held workshops today to highlight digitalization, artificial intelligence (AI) and non-fungible tokens (NFT) as integral to future life, efficiency and improvement of global communication. The workshops were led by SAP, Wide Impact and Chiko and Roko Project and were attended by individuals from the public and private sectors and leading technology professionals.

Tarek Darwish, Public Sector Industry Advisor at SAP, and Youssef Aboulnour, Chief Innovation Officer of SAP, explained the next phase of digitizing government in the metaverse, showcasing case studies and best practices where SAP has helped clients achieve efficiency by using data as an asset to improve operational proficiency and resilience, including empowering tomorrow’s workforce.

Amal Saad, CEO of Wide Impact, discussed the impact of AI on jobs and how humans could prepare for work in the future, where human intelligence and AI complement each other to achieve optimum productivity. Could the rise of AI give humans the space to achieve more fulfilling and meaningful lives where jobs are for robots and lives are for people was a key topic of discussion in the workshop.

Ally Tara, COO and CFO of Chikoo and Roko Project, discussed the benefits and value of NFTs, which presented a case study targeting brands and businesses and the risk of them being left behind as the web 3.0 is growing. The workshop provided insight into the digital asset as a vehicle for financial investments in an increasingly digital world.

GITEX Global will be held at the Dubai World Trade Center from October 10-14, 2022.

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