Expo 2020 Dubai has teamed up with Cisco to ensure that the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region leaves a lasting positive impact and delivers on expectations to be a festival of human ingenuity. Cisco will provide its latest technology innovations that enable the exploration of new possibilities and connections for a sustainable, inclusive future.
Expo 2020 will take place between October 20, 2020 and April 10, 2021 and organizers expect nearly 25 million visits, 70 percent from outside the UAE.
Expo 2020 Dubai and Cisco will work closely to deliver a global event that is at the forefront of technological evolution and demonstrate how connectivity can be a force for social and economic good, in alignment with the event’s theme, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.’
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee, said: “Dubai is rapidly becoming one of the smartest and most connected cities in the world, exploring futuristic solutions that range from driverless vehicles to artificial intelligence solutions. At Expo 2020, we hope not only to share the expertise we have acquired across these areas, but also, through our partnership with Cisco, to connect minds around the world and capture the many opportunities made possible through collaboration.”
Expo 2020 will also utilize the Cisco Vision signage solution to help deliver information and experiences throughout the Expo. While providing centralized control of all connected multimedia endpoints, Cisco Vision helps meet the unique needs of each day or event based on demographics, time of day, and activities planned.
Shukri Eid, Managing Director – East Region, Cisco Middle East, said, “The path to the digital future is paved through the power of intelligent networks. We’ve partnered with Expo 2020 to help ensure their infrastructure delivers on that promise and brings unique experiences for visitors at every stage of their visit.”
Cisco will also help ensure that connectivity between systems is secure, a vital requirement not just for organizers but also the 200-plus participants that include nations, multi-lateral corporations, NGOs and educational institutions.