President Abdel Fattah El Sisi inaugurated the 23rd edition of Cairo International Communication and Technology Conference “CairoICT 2019” on Sunday, December 1, 2019. This event marks an anniversary for UNTIL Egypt, where the President had previously announced the partnership between the Egyptian government and United Nations to establish the first Technology Innovation Lab in the Middle East and Africa.
Along with over 500 international and local organizations in the various fields of ICT, UNTIL Egypt participated in the elaborate exhibition on December 1-4. The local team welcomed inquires and invitations for collaboration at their delegated booth at Egypt’s International Exhibitions Center under the slogan ‘The Digital Experience’.
On the occasion, UNTIL Egypt and e-Finance announced the signing of a Letter of Intent to collaborate to deliver technology solutions to benefit industries, enhance efficiencies, and effectiveness within UNTIL Egypt’s four thematic areas; agriculture, health, education, and circular economy.
Starting with agriculture, UNTIL Egypt and “e-Finance” are working together to develop an electronic solution to link farmers with veterinarians to enhance animal health management, information sharing, and foster engagement. This solution will also be made available on the Agrimisr platform, managed by e-Finance allowing different stakeholders to benefit from the service.
On the final day of CairoICT, Egypt Lab Manager, Mr. Aaloak Jaswal led a session highlighting “Inclusion and Diversity: Tech it or Leave IT”. The presentation examined employment in the tech industry worldwide, and unsurprisingly found that the industry remains dominated by Caucasian males. Whereas companies that invest and recruit women and minority staff at all levels within their company function more efficiently, develop products that are appealing to more people, and earn higher revenues.
CairoICT was an exciting opportunity to meet to connect with like-minded experts and organizations committed to digitize Egypt and advance the SDGs.
"The advances of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, including those brought on by a combination of computing power, robotics, big data and artificial intelligence, are generating revolutions in health care, transport and manufacturing.
I am convinced that these new capacities can help us to lift millions of people out of poverty, achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and enable developing countries to leap‑frog into a better future."
23 March 2018, New York