Mohammed bin Rashid tours Gitex 2014

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, toured the venue of Gitex Technology Week 2014 at Dubai World Trade Centre, (DWTC) on Tuesday.
Gitex Technology Week is among the world's biggest information and communication technology (ICT) shows.
Sheikh Mohammed along with Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inspected platforms of international companies specialised in Information Technology (IT), Hardosoft ware, which is participating in this years' event.
This year's edition is considered the biggest in the number of exhibitors and land area of the exhibition, which reached 100,000 square meters. It also witnessed the participation of 37,000 government companies and entities from 70 countries, including the UAE.
Sheikh Mohammed and his accompanying delegation toured Microsoft Corporation Pavilion, Software, (a leading developer of personal-computer software systems and applications), and got acquainted with ‘NEXT CITY’ device which would be used for the first time in the Middle East, and will operate in a smart technology in a helicopter.
The device could be connected with government departments and meets the needs of governments and individuals as well as ensuring information for emergency, ambulance and rescue patients departments.
Sheikh Mohammed toured Intel Company's pavilion, which is specialised in the protection of internet webs from piracy and virus and other issues and was briefed on the service levels, being provided in the UAE in general and Dubai in particular.
Sheikh Mohammed also toured SAP - the Swedish company - and was briefed on its provided smart services for clients in sports sector in general.
He also got familiarised on Blackberry device and its options and functions, which are being exhibited for the first time worldwide.
Sheikh Mohammed stopped at the stands of Dubai Smart City, Panasonic, Saudi Telecom, Du, Ericsson, ZTE, Cisco, Kaspersky and LG. He also visited the pavilions of the Abu Dhabi e-government, the Dubai Residency Department, Dubai Police and Dubai Health Authority.
Following the tour, Sheikh Mohammed said Gitex had become a key meeting place for international hi-tech companies, as well as national government organisations and individuals to share knowledge and exchange expertise.
Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gargawi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs and Head of the Smart City Committee; Lt. General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Head of Dubai Police and Public Security; Ahmed bin Humaidan, Deputy Director-General of Dubai Ruler's Court and Director of Dubai e-government; Major-General Khamis Matar Al Mazina, Commander General of Dubai Police; Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director-General of Dubai Protocol and Hospitality Department; Hilal Saeed Al Marri, CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre and Director-General of Dubai Tourism and Commercial Marketing Department and a number of senior officials.