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GITEX Global 2021 Dubai: Video Round-up with Visa, Bybit, AWorld, MyLime, Italian Trade Agency

GITEX Global is one of the biggest tech events in the world that took place from the 17th-21st October at Dubai World Trade Centre. GITEX brought together global industry leaders, startups and game-changers to unveil the future.

The 41st edition of the eventsaw the participation of over 3,500 exhibitors from over 140 countries and brings together innovators in artificial intelligence, 5G, Cloud, cybersecurity, blockchain, fintech and more. These themes are explored across six events – Gitex Global, Ai Everything, Gitex Future Stars, the Future Blockchain Summit, Fintech Surge and Marketing Mania – which come together to showcase the technology sector. 

Introduction to Gitex 2021

To learn more about Gitex, watch the video below to hear Richie Santosdiaz of The Fintech Times introduce the event.

During the event, Richie caught up with a number of thought leaders from various companies to learn more about their offerings and their thoughts on the fintech industry.

Otto Williams, Visa


Otto Williams is the Senior Vice President, Head of Product & Solutions Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa at Visa. He is responsible for the design, delivery and performance of Visa’s products and solutions across more than 90 CEMEA markets.  In his role, Otto’s oversees digital innovation and design, new solutions development, driving digital payments expansion with regional and global clients, and establishing Visa as the partner of choice in the CEMEA region.

Visa Inc. is the world’s leader in digital payments. Its mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive

Amadeo Scarpa, Italian Trade Agency

Amedeo Scarpa has 27 years of experience at ICE/ITA – Italian Trade Agency. He served as Deputy Trade Commissioner in Brazil and Trade Commissioner at Riyadh, Kuwait, Madrid and Damascus, New Delhi and Beijing and coordinator of ITA networks in India and in the People’s Republic of China.

Elena Moglia, MyLime 

Elena Moglia is CEO and Co-Founder of MyLime. She has a background in Luxury goods management that led her to gain a passion for this sector and paved the way to MyLime’s foundation. In 2018, she decided to found MyLime, which is based in Cremona and Bologna, with the intent of providing luxury goods with a unique digital passport, capable of tracing the products’ path and preserving their value over time.

MyLime contains two main keywords in its name, My meaning property, and Lim-e meaning limited edition.

Elena Prestigiovanna,  A World

AWorld is a platform and gamified mobile app that educates, engages and measures the impact of multiple stakeholders (citizens, employees, customers, students, etc.) on sustainability. The app is used by organisations, institutions, and companies across the globe and is the United Nations official app to promote the Sustainable Development Goals.

Igneus Terrenus, Bybit

Igneus Terrenus is the head of communications and media spokesperson of Bybit, one of the world’s fastest-growing cryptocurrency exchanges. He is a relentless advocate for transformative innovation and a staunch supporter for progressive regulation on the emerging digital asset class, helping to shed light on Bybit’s pursuit of bringing quality products and a fair, transparent and efficient trading environment to retail and professional clients around the globe.

Bybit is a cryptocurrency exchange established in March 2018 to offer a professional platform where crypto traders can find an ultra-fast matching engine, excellent customer service and multilingual community support. The company provides innovative online spot and derivatives trading services, cloud and DeFi mining products, as well as API support, to retail and institutional clients around the world, and strives to be the most reliable exchange for the emerging digital asset class.


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