Leader's Corner

Top tech industry leaders speak up

How has GITEX influenced the tech industry and become the growth-defining platform in the Middle East and across the world?

Hear it straight from the leaders and key exhibitors taking part at this year’s edition.


"'Speaking on smart city initiatives currently being carried out by the city of Atlanta."


Gary Brantley, CIO, City of Atlanta, United States


"GITEX is a platform for all companies across the globe and most importantly within this region and for us in particular to communicate our roadmaps."


Khalifa AlShamsi, Chief Strategy & Corporate Governance, Etisalat Group


“Showing Tomorrow, Today”

Osman Sultan, CEO, DU


“In GITEX, we managed to demonstrate our latest thinking around country transformation and digital acceleration.”

Shukri Eid, Managing Director, East Region, Cisco Middle East


“Gitex is not just a trade show. It's way beyond this.”

Sohail Elabd, Director MEA & Emerging Markets, ESRI


“Innovators, startups, entrepreneurs have been always playing a significant role in driving the future vision of Dubai.”

Natalia Sycheva, Manager - Entrepreneurship, Dubai Chamber of Commerce


"Transform for the future"


Soichi Murakami, Managing Director, Brother


"GITEX is the right platform to further strengthen our relationship with our customers"


Fida Kibbi, VP, Head of Marketing and Communications, Ericsson Middle East and Africa


"GITEX is a top two or top three IT event in the World"


Alain Penel, VP Middle East & Pakistan, Fortinet


"GITEX is a great platform to announce and release our latest initiatives"


Nidal Othman, Managing Director, Starlink


"Being in GITEX, this is an opportunity for us to meet those leaders"


Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Vice President of Sales, A10 Networks, inc


"GITEX is the biggest technology event in the region and one of the biggest in the world"


Miroslav Kafedzhiev, Vice President & General Manager, Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions ME, Russia and Customs Union, Turkey & Central Asia, Africa


"The way I see GITEX is it's kind of a mini representation of the region and the UAE specifically"


Rami Kichli, Vice President, Gulf and Levant, Software AG


"GITEX means the best and latest in technology"


Santosh Sansare, General Manager, Hiperdist


"GITEX has really helped us to create brand awareness of Sophos"


Amar Mehta, General Manager, Sophos Middle East


"GITEX is very essential because it re-emphasizes everything we do in the region here"


Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President, Dell Technologies


"GITEX is a very attractive event for technology-savvy businesses and companies"


 Ahmed Fasih Akhtar, Founder, CEO, iWire Group


"GITEX is the right place to find partners and customers and the best place to know about the latest technologies in the world"


Mohammad AlRousan, Border Control and transportation solutions Director, Tahaluf Al Emarat Technical Solutions L.L.C  

"GITEX is the top technology exhibition in Asia, Africa & Middle East"


Alaa Elshimy, Managing Director & Vice President, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, Middle East region

"GITEX delivers one of the best experience when it comes to collaboration and bringing our customers and partners together in one space"


Gergi Abboud, Senior Vice President and General Manager, SAP Middle East South

"GITEX is a very prestigious exhibition. It's one of the largest in our region."


Walid Gomaa, General Manager, Middle East and Pakistan, Hitachi

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