Around 200 companies are expected to present a spectrum of innovations at the event

Around 200 companies are expected to present a spectrum of innovations at the event

Saudi IoT to unlock huge opportunities

February 2020

Following its two successful editions, Saudi International Exhibition and Conference for Internet of Things (IoT) in its third edition is all set to redefine and rejuvenate the new wave of ‘Digital Transformation’ in the kingdom.

The all-inclusive technology event, which will bring together the technology leaders, innovators, visionaries, technocrats, tech giants on a single platform, will be held from March 8 to 10, at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre, in Riyadh.

Known as the region’s `Biggest’ IoT event, Saudi IoT promises to unlock countless new business opportunities for its participants and attendees. This year, Saudi IoT will incorporate all the emerging technologies, such as Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity, which play a vital role in driving Digital Transformation in the kingdom. 

Around 200 companies from within and outside the kingdom are expected to present a spectrum of their innovations at the event, which is sponsored by the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology and organised by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and executed by New Horizon for Conferences & Exhibitions.

“It’s an unmissable opportunity to exhibit and contribute innovations to the world of IoT and get recognition for the ideas, innovations, time, efforts and funds invested for better gains, visibility and recognition. Participants can look forward to the trending technologies and use this opportunity of joining top industry players in the ecosystem,” said Eng Fahad Algarni, managing director of New Horizon.

Alongside the main event, Saudi IoT will also feature Cyber Defence Summit, which was introduced as a co-located event in 2019 and turned out to be a `show stealer’, said the spokesperson. Cyber Defence Summit brings together a mix of technology enthusiasts, business networkers, subject matter experts, top notch speakers, decisions makers and CxOs from across cyber security ecosystem.

“Saudi IoT’s success resonates to a pinnacle, where our partners from the previous show have extended their participation and continued to start sponsoring for the third time. It’s an opportunity to be a part of spellbinding and spectacular technology event. The listed sponsors depict the popularity and the recognition gained by our valued sponsors – Mobily, Advanced Electronics Company, machinestalk, Cisco, BTC, Prince Sattam University, Microsoft, iDrive, Fortinet, Obeikan to name a few. Additionally the new sponsors BCare, Safe Decision, Saudi Electronic University, fathom, EZVIZ, Teltonika, Odyssey, Al Rajhi Bank have made it to the list. They will highlight the benefits of digitalisation and exhibit their products and solutions,” he added.

Saudi IoT 2020 is a plinth of ingenuity, said the spokesperson, adding: “There’s has been a persistent growth year-over-year since its inception. The third Saudi IoT is expected to welcome 30,000 attendeed over the three days.

One of the highlights of the event is the setting up of `country pavilions’. For the first time, Saudi IoT will have pavilions from different countries like Germany, Turkey, India, China, France, and the UK. The targeted companies come from the information technology sector, software platform developers, cybersecurity companies, service and telecommunications providers, technological and R&D centres, associations, educational Institutions and IoT-related entities.

The major feature of the event is the Inno Cube: Start-up Centriole – an exclusive opportunity for the sagacious and aspiring intellects to gain visibility, recognition and foothold to turn their talent and innovation into future technocrats and entrepreneurs, in the field of IoT, AI and Blockchain based products and services.

Research cynosure: This platform, previously called as ‘Students Research Corner” gained maximum attention and was a great attraction for the researchers, students, professors, teachers. Hence Saudi IoT 2020 initiates ‘Research Cynosure’, a pre-eminent platform and an opportunity for reporting technological breakthroughs in the areas of emerging technologies.

In addition, Saudi IoT will have Live Pepcom, an elite tech-showcase for the IoT applications that stand out for their innovation and efficiency. The selected applicants present their new and innovative products / solutions / researches to a live audience. Live Pepcom enables visitors to connect and engage with the industry leaders and investors in order to associate their brand and cutting-edge technology.

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