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Dr. Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com made his first regional keynote at GITEX Technology Week. Dr. Vogels highlighted the Amazon.com story - how a company grew from a bookstore to one of the world’s fastest growing enterprise IT providers.

Speaking on how an experimental mindset helps drive continuous innovation on a worldwide scale, he highlighted how digital acceleration can create new opportunities and extolled entrepreneurs to work on things that truly differentiate their businesses. At this afternoon’s keynote, Dr Vogels said that the most disruptive businesses in the Middle East are powered on cloud. Dr. Vogels expressed his excitement to announce that the company is building a presence in the Middle East, which will allow it to harness the power of technology to create a rich featured infrastructure platform for startups and big businesses in the region.

BlackBerry chooses GITEX Technology Week to announce all-new BlackBerry Motion
On the opening day of GITEX Technology Week, TCL Communication officially unveiled their newest BlackBerry smartphone with the launch of BlackBerry Motion, an all-touch smartphone designed to empower the most challenging, on-the-go lifestyle. Coming to the region in the second half of October, this all-new BlackBerry smartphone continues the heritage of offering customers the best in reliability, productivity, privacy and security. “The launch of BlackBerry Motion allows us to further diversify our product offering, delivering new experiences while remaining steadfast with the privacy, reliability and productivity that have made BlackBerry so iconic over the years,” said Alain Lejeune, Global General Manager for BlackBerry Mobile.