World AI Show arrives in Egypt on 31 May
Egypt is all set to address the increasingly growing digital business opportunities in the AI industry, as it gets ready to organise World AI Show, supported by Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency- ITIDA.
The 25th global edition of its World AI Show will be a virtual event held on 31st of May 2021 and is expected to feature 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.
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.
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.