A number of companies from Northern Ireland participated in GITEX Dubai, one of the most significant international technology conferences in the Middle East, which brought together international technology companies, start-ups and governments.

Northern Ireland is an integral part of the UK and has proven technology experience, capacity and capability. With experienced exporters keen to grow and develop new trade partnerships across the IMEA region, your business can discover the benefits of trading with Northern Ireland. 

Northern Ireland boasts an exciting array of award-winning smart city innovators in cyber security, AI, data analytics and financial services and many other areas, with some companies employing over 1,500 people.

It has a vibrant cluster of 1,200+ companies including 100 global technology leaders which have established business operations in Northern Ireland such as Fujitsu, SAP, Broadsoft, Xilinx, Rapid7 and Whitehat Security; as well as local companies exporting internationally such as First Derivatives, Kainos and Novosco.    

To find out more about Northern Ireland’s world-class tech capabilities visit our technology sector page.

Companies that participated

  • Kainos Group plc is an IT provider, across two specialist business areas, Digital Services and the Workday Practice. They work with UK government departments to help them design, develop, modernise and streamline their systems, whatever the scale or complexity. 

    The Group's Digital Services include full lifecycle development and support of customised Digital Services for public sector, healthcare and commercial customers. These transformative solutions encompass a range of services from experience design to artificial intelligence and cloud to deliver truly intelligent solutions that are secure, accessible and cost-effective. Kainos has over 2,000 people across 12 offices in Europe and North America. Kainos is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: KNOS)

  • RegTick is a visually intuitive platform simplifying the management of complex regulations - enabling clients to improve customer service, reduce compliance risk and cost, connect and manage distributed teams, improve project delivery, and retain an audit-record of compliance. 

  • Skurio a cyber security company with a Risk Protection platform that is a fully automated solution that searches the surface, deep and Dark Web for breaches of critical business data and potential cyber-threats to an organisation. The solution offers personalised protection to customers from threats to revenue, reputation, and brand, keep them safe, and minimise the risks and costs associated with a data breach.

  • Salt Communications is the first company to provide a holistic solution for closed encrypted communications between modern smartphone users and the secure systems they access within their organisation. Our product provides full centralised control for administrators, as well as federated interfaces into and from trusted internal services. End users are those who need mobility coupled with the most secure voice and video calls, messaging and image/file transfer to enable critical decisions from any location.

  • SLA Digital a company that connects mobile operators, merchants and mobile identity providers globally. Providing seamless, secure carrier billing and mobile identity solutions, SLA Digital’s platform bridges the gap between mobile operators and trusted partners, to create additional revenue streams for both parties. They have a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities of the rapidly changing mobile industry and continue to evolve their solutions to give clients a competitive advantage.

  • Yellow Design is bringing innovation to smarter, sustainable cities with their Rovar Digital Experience Platform, enabling visitors to launch virtual experiences and augmented pods at anytime, at any location that instantly highlights nearby attractions, events and points of interests. Providing real-time navigation and integrated with public transport systems, the Rovar pod incentivises the visitor to explore further, to go off the beaten track and engage with local communities. Recreating cultural and historical stories with virtual reality, visitors are encouraged to spend additional time and contributing to the local economy with data captured and visualised, allowing stakeholders to make informed decisions for the future.

  • Zporty is the world’s only ultimate platform dedicated to sports and global sporting community. Whether you are into Football, Yoga, Ice-skating, or Basketball, the platform will give fans and athletes the opportunity to communicate and network.

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