90 Percent of CIOs to Invest in Internet of Things by 2019

GITEX Business Transformation Partner, SAP, to Showcase Internet of Things Innovations to Drive UAE Digital Business Competitiveness

With 90 percent of organizations investing in the Internet of Things by 2019, business transformation enabler SAP will showcase how the Internet of Things can drive the UAE’s digital business competitiveness at GITEX Technology Week 2017

By 2025, research firm IDC predicts there will be 80 billion Internet of Things devices worldwide, enhancing productivity, efficiency, and the customer experience. To boost digital competitiveness, 90 percent of companies plan to invest in Internet of Things projects over the next 12-24 months.

As the GITEX Business Transformation Partner, SAP will support UAE adoption of Internet of Things solutions. The SAP stand will showcase Internet of Things in Live Airports, the SAP Leonardo Experience for the recently-launched digital innovation system, and SAP Blockchain for Real Estate.

“Dubai and the UAE are hubs for future cities and government innovation – especially in high-growth areas such as utilities, banking, and retail. GITEX Technology Week provides the platform for SAP to showcase practical cloud-based Internet of Things use cases. With the Internet of Things, CIOs can transform citizen and customer experiences, and support diversified economic in line with Dubai Smart City and UAE Vision 2021,” said Tayfun Topkoc, Managing Director of SAP UAE and Oman.

GITEX attendees will also be able to experience SAP’s cloud innovations in artificial intelligence, blockchain, and machine learning. Attendees can hear the latest trends and insights from SAP experts at the GITEX Vertical Days conference sessions on Intelligent Cities and Smart Manufacturing.

Visitors can also learn about winnovate, powered by SAP. The newly-launched initiative helps the region to embrace innovation by offering collaborative learning opportunities and engaging programs based on various innovation methods. It is a catalyst for enquiring minds that are open to ground-breaking thinking methodologies and supports individuals and organizations alike.

At GITEX Technology Week 2017, SAP will exhibit under the theme of “Empathy to Action” in Hall 6 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.