Niranjan Gidwani, Consultant Director, Charter Member TiE Dubai tells Arun Shankar, Editor GEC Media Group about three important regional trends. The first is movement of B2B to online, expected to be 2-2.5 x B2C. The second trend is the reduction of the middle layer in distribution by continuous movement to online. And the third trend is the transition happening in business groups where current owners are stepping down almost simultaneously and handing over reigns to the next generation while other challenges are mounting.
From Oct 10 to 14, Dubai World Trade Centre hosted the global tech ecosystem, with over 1,000 thought provoking speakers, 5,000+ companies from 90 countries, across 26 halls and 2 million sq ft of exhibition space. The GITEX 3.0 edition featured seven technology themes: North Star Dubai start-ups, Ai Everything, Future Blockchain Summit in association with VARA, Fintech Surge, Marketing Mania, GLOBAL DevSlam and X-VERSE.