First edition of GB Tech Awards successfully held in Dubai

October 24, 2021

Dubai, UAE:  The first edition of GB Tech Awards 2021 was held on Wednesday, October 20, to honour the success of businesses and individuals in the technology industry across the Middle East and North Africa.

Hosted by Motivate Media Group and Gulf Business at Headlines Executive, ibis, Dubai World Trade Centre, the awards were presented to the biggest names in the technology industry who have delivered some of the most innovative digital products and solutions in the last year.

The ceremony, which was held during Gitex Technology Week, attracted the top tech leaders from across the region. GB Tech Talk, the new tech platform launched by Gulf Business, honoured and celebrated business and individual achievements in digital transformation, cloud computing, cybersecurity, blockchain, artificial intelligence, among others. A total of 22 winners were applauded at the event.

The judging panel included industry experts from esteemed GCC organisations including Dr Lt Hamad Khalifa Al Nuaimi, head of Telecommunications division, ICT centre, Abu Dhabi Police HQ and Dr Jassim Haji, president, Artificial Intelligence Society, Bahrain along with the Gulf Business technology team.

Ian Fairservice, Managing Partner and Group Editor-in-Chief of Motivate Media Group, said: “Privileged to be launching the first edition of GB Tech Awards where we honour the innovators, out-of-the-box thinkers and builders of the region’s tech future. Technology has become an even bigger focus now, thanks to the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who has championed the cause in a country which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. We extend our congratulations to each of the winners.”

The 2021 winners of the tech awards are –

Consumer tech – Oppo
Enterprise tech – Cisco
Agrotech – Netafim
Digital Transformation – Xerox
Cloud – Oracle
Artificial Intelligence – Uniphore
Internet of Things – HPE
AR/VR – Takeleap
Blockchain – DLT Ledgers
Fintech – EFG Hermes (valU)
Cybersecurity – Entrust
Data Analytics – Netapp
Top Vendor – Nutanix
Top VAD – Spire Solutions
Top SI – Finesse
Top Reseller – Business Experts Gulf
Managed Services – Digital Okta
Startup of the year – Immensa
Tech enabler of the year – Human Logic
Best payment solution provider – Euronet Middle East
Marketer of the year – Sweta Kanoria, Huawei Middle East
CIO of the year – Jayakumar Mohanachandran, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group


About GB Tech Talk

GB Tech Talk is ­a brand extension of Gulf Business, one of the leading magazines in the region tackling all things business in the GCC for the past 25 years.

GB Tech Talk is your one-stop destination for all the news, analysis, interviews, and insights about the technology industry in the Middle East and Africa region. We discuss the latest developments in digital transformation, fintech, data analytics, cloud, AI, cybersecurity and blockchain while also highlighting the biggest trends in consumer tech.

The platform serves as a knowledge source for CIOs, CISOs, IT decision-makers and solution providers as the region navigates through a transforming tech landscape.