GITEX Global 2021 Dubai Round-up: Codebase Technologies, RoboAds, Microsoft For Startups and More

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GITEX Global is one of the biggest tech events in the world that took place from the 17th-21st October at Dubai World Trade Centre. GITEX brought together global industry leaders, startups and game-changers to unveil the future.

The 41st edition of the event saw the participation of over 3,500 exhibitors from over 140 countries and brings together innovators in artificial intelligence, 5G, Cloud, cybersecurity, blockchain, fintech and more. These themes are explored across six events – Gitex Global, Ai Everything, Gitex Future Stars, the Future Blockchain Summit, Fintech Surge and Marketing Mania – which come together to showcase the technology sector. 

During the event, Richie Santosdiaz of The Fintech Times caught up with a number of thought leaders from various companies to learn more about their offerings and their thoughts on the fintech industry.

Maya Bouali, Codebase Technologies 

A highly adaptable and forward-thinking leader, Maya Bouali is Codebase Technologies‘ MENA Territory Sales Manager. With extensive experience gained in different sales capacities, Maya leverages her expertise in the financial industry and technology sector to help Codebase Technologies’ clients develop innovative business solutions. Maya has worked with some of the MENA region’s most prominent digital transformation vendors, including Finastra, Informatica, Microsoft, 01 Systems, FIS and Intellect, on milestones projects.

Codebase Technologies is one of the world’s fastest-growing open API banking solutions providers. With a vision to “utilise technology for a greater purpose,” we engineer impactful digital financial experiences for conventional and Islamic banks, fintechs, neobanks, lenders, and start-ups.

Roberto Croci, Microsoft For Startups

Microsoft for Startups is a global program dedicated to helping all startups successfully launch and scale their companies. The program supports qualifying startups across 3 pillars – 1) Tech Enablement, 2) Market Access, and 3) Community Engagement

Microsoft for Startups MEA has partnered with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) to develop and launch specialised regional programs to complement the global Microsoft for Startups program and strengthen the regional entrepreneurship ecosystem. These specialised regional programs include Microsoft’s GrowthX Accelerator and the Highway to 100 Unicorns Virtual Conference

Nasir Zubairi, The Luxembourg House of Financial Technology

Sargun Bawa, Tamara

Demet Zubeyiroglu & Mustafa Balteci, Fintech Association Turkey & Koophub 

Demet is the Chairperson of FINTR (Financial Innovation and Technologies Association) a recently launched non-profit to strengthen the fintech practice in Turkey. She is also Managing Director and Co-Founder of KOOPHub, a diverse and independent community enabler in financial innovation.

Faysal ElChamaa, RoboAds 

Faysal ElChamaa is the founder and CEO of RoboAds, a US startup that develops and markets robotics, IOT and AI solutions. RoboAds has developed the world’s first advertising and telepresence robot and has recently joined the Nvidia Inception program to further expand developments in machine vision, deep learning and AI solutions that have real world applications and benefits.

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