COMPUTEX 2018 will kick off tomorrow, June 5th. Today, a COMPUTEX 2018 International Press Conference was held unveiling the highlights and features of the upcoming 5-day exhibition and the winners of this year’s COMPUTEX d&i awards. COMPUTEX 2018 will gather a total of 1,602 exhibitors from 30 countries, using 5,015 booths, while InnoVEX just achieved a record-breaking number of 388 startups from 21 countries participating, demonstrating COMPUTEX’s technical capacity to build global technology ecosystems with global partners.
Innovative thinking is critical for enterprises to break free from constraints and expedite transformation. COMPUTEX d&i awards, in its 11th years, added 3 specialty awards in the categories of “IoT”, “Startups”, and “Applications & Solutions”. Among a total of 212 applications from 10 countries, 5 key criteria, including “Innovation and Elaboration”, “Functionality”, “Aesthetics”, “Responsibility” and “Positioning” were used to select 60 ground-breaking innovations. In particular, the “Systems + Mobile Communication” category garnered the most awards, including the following ten exceptional, innovative companies, namely BLEUJOUR, WINCOMM, Acer, Senor Tech, ASUS, ZOTAC, MSI, Cincoze, Dell and Lenovo. All of the awarded products will be on display during COMPUTEX 2018 on the 4F Light Gallery of Nangang Exhibition Center. They will also go on a display tour to major ICT exhibitions around the world, in the hope to encourage corporations to integrate applications across different fields and demonstrate their technology innovation capacities around the world.
As a benchmark for global B2B professional technology exhibition, COMPUTEX continues to evolve with time. This year, hottest topics, including “5G” and “Blockchain”, as well as “AI”, “IoT”, “Innovations & Startups”, and “Gaming & VR” continue to be the focus. COMPUTEX 2018 utilizes 4 major exhibition venues, including TWTC Exhibition Hall 1, TWTC Exhibition Hall 3, Nangang Exhibition Hall 1 and TICC to construct a diverse exchange platform for showcasing. In particular, two major international gaming competitions have joined the forces, “Cooler Master Overclocking” and “ZOTAC CUP MASTERS” are present to bring together top gamers. The gaming competitions are expected to be another highlight of COMPUTEX, instilling passion and boundless energy to this gathering.
Moreover, the forums held during COMPUTEX always lead the latest technology trends where the attendees can also interact directly with heavyweight industry leaders from Taiwan and abroad to foster new thinking. COMPUTEX Forum has invited Amazon, ARM, Gartner, Intel, Advantech, NVIDIA, NXP as well as first-time participants, Google, Microsoft, Lite-On Technology Corp., and other technology giants to discuss 3 major themes, namely “AI Session”, “Future Trends”, and “IoT Session”. They will share industry trends and the vision of the future technology ecosystems. InnoVEX Forum, on the other hand, invited Bitmark, KKFARM, Health2Sync to share Blockchain technology trends and industrial applications via a panel discussion. In light of the rise of women power, the Founder of Girls in Tech will personally share her experience as a female startup entrepreneur.
“Since its inception, COMPUTEX has continued to grow and expand in scale, and it has also accompanied the growth of the ICT industry every step of the way. This year, we have added two brand new elements, Blockchain and 5G, to display the latest trends to encourage more creative thinking and to assist global technology partners in planning their future markets strategically.” said Mr. Walter Yeh, TAITRA President & CEO.
This year, COMPUTEX will be held from June 5th to 9th (InnoVEX, the Innovations and Startups exhibit, will be held from June 6th to 8th). COMPUTEX seeks to provide a strong foundation based on cross-industry integration services to create a new look for future life.
COMPUTEX d&i awards 2018
On 4 June 2018, sixty winners of the COMPUTEX d&i awards 2018 were honored at the pre-show press conference of COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2018. Among them, three COMPUTEX d&i gold award winners and three COMPUTEX d&i specialty award winners received their special trophy at the opening ceremony of the COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2018 on 5 June 2018. The long-awaited results of the COMPUTEX d&I gold award 2018 were finally revealed to the public.
In this, the 11thyear of the COMPUTEX awards, a demo session was first introduced to the competition. Many participants opted to take part in a two minute presentation, where they faced the judging panel comprised up of six international experts and explained their design and innovation personally. The jury widely praised this process,as well as the variety and quality of the entries.