According to World Competitiveness Yearbook 2018, the UAE is ranked fifth globally in the use of big data analytics. With AI being the next big thing in the region, various sectors are now converging these two technologies to harvest better results. According to predictions from Forrester, 70% of organizations in the UAE are expected to implement AI to analyze unstructured data in the next two years, with hospitality, banking, tourism and oil and gas considered as the top players to use big data analytics.
The Smart Data Summit - the only conference dedicated to the growth and importance of big data analytics here in the Middle East region, will summon for its 7th edition on the 23rd - 24th March of 2020 in Dubai, UAE.
MONDAY APRIL 15, 2019
More than 30 subject matter experts participated as speakers and panelists at the first day conference
SUNDAY APRIL 07, 2019
The event is expected to draw over 300 senior data analytics, marketing, IT, business intelligence, digital and strategy professionals from the GCC region.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19, 2018
Across two days, the summit will cover 20 topics focusing on the power of data analytics to drive business growth.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2018
The Middle East big data, business intelligence and analytics market is witnessing burgeoning growth with industry reports indicating that this sector is expected to reach USD 12.38 billion by 2020.
Thank you very much for organizing a nice summit. Excellent topics were selected which were all focused on the government. It was a very nice thing to have a small show room for the tools that will help in data management and analytics.
Amna Ibrahim Al Jashi
Acting ITD Director
Ministry of Community Development
We really liked the event management and the format. The team put up a great summit. From a sponsor’s perspective, we were able to get a very unhurried setting where prospects came to us out of genuine interest. The diversity and richness of the attendee base was excellent. The team helped us in reaching out to specific people and companies informally and this made our day! We would like to part...
Very interactive event; some serious buyers; great booth location and excellent ways to make sure delegates are coming to our table; excellent management of event. To Expotrade, thank you and we are definitely coming back in September for the annual banking event.
Global Sales Head
Starcom Information Technology
Well-organized event. Great audience and turn-out. Our speaker Mika was well impressed with the outcome of the event. Thank you and congratulations.
Taralyn Ex Crescini
Marketing Cluster Leader
It was a very focused event on information management, big data and analytics. We received high interest from delegates who visited our lounge. Focused discussion on data analytics and data storage; knowledge on topics by the speakers are exemplary. Interested to know more details on upcoming events/conferences.
Raja Sekhar Chinthapatla
Vice President, Analytics & Big Data
Good leads came to our booth. Companies have the right size since we are expanding our partner network. It would have been good to meet more system integrators and consultant agencies.
Good level of attendance in terms of organization and attendee level. Good level of interactions between attendees and sponsors.
Head of Marketing
MDS ap Tech
In terms of the way the event has been designed, the kind of speakers that presented, the entire structure and format, I think it’s fantastic. Because you have taken an issue or space that is up coming and a region that is up and coming - we have seen a lot of traction happen in the Middle East over the last few years, so it’s really a sunrise sector here, and you have got the best of thought-...
I have been surprised to see the number of people here, it's very impressive I must say and also people are very open, very keen to understand stuff. I must say the questions in general were very relevant, very accurate and they pointed out the real challenges around Big Data. I'm very surprised and very happy to be here.
Vice President Big Data Sales EMEA
It is very useful. This Summit gathers a lot of people, I can see more than 300 participants coming from different regions, from the Middle East, probably from Europe as well. There's a lot of opportunity to network with people and to get to know what sort of experience has been implemented in Big Data in different areas of the world. I think the Summit is just astonishing.
Dr. Saeed Al Dhaheri
IT Advisor to the Minister
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UAE