We participated at the international Gitex conference in Dubai. We introduced our new mobile app, QSaver, designed to make queue management systems more efficient in banks, hospitals and basically anywhere, where queuing is an issue. Customers can join a virtual queue even before they arrive, saving highly valuable time and improving service efficiency. We asked Ákos Kelemen, our business development manager and Marcell Simon, our mobile developer to tell us about their experience.
Gitex has grown to be one of the most influential tech events on the planet. What were your impressions?
Ákos: It was incredible to see just how big the conference was: even in 3-4 days, we weren’t able to see everything. Basically every new, innovative solution and product was there: we saw the world’s biggest 3D printer, the most modern drones and the latest Augmented Reality solutions.
Marci: It was especially interesting to see most of these solutions and products already in use in the city of Dubai.
Marci: In one of the metro stations, we saw a virtual supermarket: you were able to buy clothes, groceries or pharmaceutical products in a virtual store on a huge touch screen while waiting for the metro. It’s like being in a real store, and in Dubai, they are already using it.
Ákos: Another interesting thing was that the local police exhibited a vehicle equipped with a drone. It allows them to remotely control the drones and get a picture of what is going on at a crime scene or at a construction site for example, without having to leave their car. It improves efficiency and safety.
You were at the Hungarian National Trading House’s stand displaying our mobile application. What do you think people thought about Hungarian products?
Ákos: People were really interested: even the sheik – who opened the conference on the first day – visited our stand. I was very happy to see that our application is definitely world class when it comes to technology and product design.
Marci: It was also interesting to see that there were a lot of national stands but the Hungarian one was one of the biggest from the European Union.
And last but not least, what did you think about Dubai and the local culture?
Marci: It was strange that we didn’t really experience the local culture. Everything is so modern, sometimes I felt like I was in the US. Except for the local markets: we visited the gold market and the spice market as well, and we really liked the atmosphere there!
Ákos: Everything was huge and also, everywhere you looked, there was at least one construction site, which shows you how fast Dubai is growing.
Thank you very much, we hope that we will get the chance to visit Gitex next year as well!