COMPUTEX 2019 Lifts Curtain Today Presenting Visions and Dynamic in the Global Tech Ecosystem
2019 May 28
COMPUTEX 2019 kicked off today at TWTC Nanking Exhibition Hall 1. The opening ceremony was graced with the presence of Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, Minister of Economics Affairs Shen Jong-chin, Taipei City Deputy Mayor Teng Chia-ji, Director General of the Bureau of Foreign Trade Yang Jen-ni, Director General of Small and Medium Enterprise Ho, Chin-Tsang, Deputy Director General of Industrial Development Bureau Yang Chih-Ching, Head of the Department of Academia-Industry Collaboration and Science Park Affairs, Chiu Chiu-Hui, AIT Chairman James Moriarty, Mayor of Eindhoven, the Netherlands, John Jorritsma, TAITRA Chairman James Huang, TCA Chairman Tung Tzu-hsien, and the Chairman of Taiwan Smart Textile Association Ray Lin.
President Tsai Ing-wen said, "COMPUTEX is one of the most symbolic events in the global ICT industry. It has continued to lead in the technology transformation process for 39 years. The exhibition is like moving from science fiction to the real world and innovative applications that constantly challenge the limits of technology is also fully presented in the InnoVEX exhibit for startups realizing the infinite possibilities of technology. Taiwan's leading edge in technology, intellectual property rights and quality talent are integrated through comprehensive international tradeshow like COMPUTEX and media platform to reveal the high momentum of the technology ecosystem."
“Digital waves have swept every economy in the world, driving digital transformation across industries and the improvement of competitiveness,” said TAITRA Chairman James Huang. “As the organizer of the world’s leading ICT event, TAITRA expects COMPUTEX to serve as a platform of digital portals that facilitate transformation and upgrades. By inviting experts from the different industries including finance, agriculture, and manufacturing to join the event, experience cutting-edge technologies, witness the smart future brought by technologies and search for digital transformation solutions in the five days, we aspire to see all digital dreams realized at COMPUTEX.”
This year, COMPUTEX d&i awards received 222 applications, and the three Gold Awards and three Specialty Awards were presented by President of Taiwan Tsai-Ing-wen. Gold award honorees are Predator Thronos, Acer’s all-in-one gaming chair; AMD RadeonTM VII, the world’s first 7nm gaming GPU; ZenFone 6, ASUS innovative smartphone with a flip camera.
Specialty Awards go to Acer, Augmented Intelligence, and BioPro Scientific. Acer Smart Parking Meter System integrates automated vehicle monitoring, license plate recognition, cloud management, and various payment processes. Augmented Intelligence takes medical education and doctor-patient relationship to a new level with its BodyMap. BioPro Scientific invented NewLive, an autopilot, brain recording/stimulation IoT device ideal for collecting disease-related big data automatically. President Tsai was impressed with and supportive of the combination of technology and innovation.
Taiwan Minister of Economics Affairs Shen Jong-chin was given a tour after the opening ceremony and interacted directly with major brands at home and aboard including Microsoft, MSI, BenQ, MiTAC, ASUS, Thermaltake, Delta Electronics, and Garage+ an incubator funded by Epoch Foundation. BenQ led ten partners in its alliance to present its innovative and diversified AIoT smart solution. Delta Electronics Showcased its efficiency management capabilities with IoT-enabled intelligent energy solutions based on smart architecture and micro-grid infrastructure. ASUS introduced its ROG Phone, the best smartphone for gaming with epic performance, and redesigned experiences.
COMPUTEX 2019 focuses on five themes, namely AI & IoT, 5G, Blockchain, Innovation & Startups, as well as Gaming & XR. A total of 1,685 exhibitors—a 10% growth from last year—gather in Taiwan to introduce their products and services in TWTC Hall 1, TICC, TWTC Nankang Exhibition Hall 1&2. It is noteworthy that the Nankang Exhibition Hall 2 is a brand-new venue recently inaugurated. COMPUTEX 2019 plans to map out the complete landscape of global technology development.
The exhibitions are not the only reason to visit. COMPUTEX 2019 boasts several parallel events. The well-received COMPUTEX forum is held on the first two days with the theme of “Pervasive Intelligence.” On the third day is InnoVEX forum that shares with participants insights into global startup trends and Taiwan’s future. On the same day, Taipei 5G Summit offers a gold mine of business opportunities. For the first time, an esports charity event—ZOTAC CUP Fight for Charity LoL Tournament— is held at COMPUTEX. The final of G.SKILL OC World Cup is scheduled in the COMPUTEX week, and we will soon find out who the world champion is!
COMPUTEX 2019 takes place from May 28 to June 1 whereas InnoVEX is from May 29 to 31. This is the event to update yourself with the latest information and build connections. Don’t miss it!