Computex 2021 Virtual has reported a “fruitful kick-off week” since launching on 31 May, clocking some 180,000 visits from 104 countries, as well as gathering the industry's global leaders and exhibitors from 34 countries.
Hosted by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taipei Computer Association (TCA), the month-long event will be live until 30 June, focused on the topic of accelerating digital transformation in reshaping a post-pandemic future.
So far, an AI-powered platform has enabled keynote speeches, forum sessions, and almost one million interactions via scheduled meetings, instant messages and matchmakings.
Encompassing the whole spectrum of the ICT (information and communications technology) industry, some tech giants in attendance include Acer, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Garage+ from the Epoch Foundation, GIGABYTE, and
Intel who have all set up digital pavilions.
The #InnoVEXVirtual, an exclusive exhibit for startups, hosted 79 companies from 24 countries, including France, South Korea, and the Netherlands.
James Huang, TAITRA chairman, said: “COMPUTEX was born in the 1980s when the technology industry took off. At that time, together with entrepreneurs from around the world, Taiwan pursued disruptive innovation and created an industry supply chain that
paved the way for the Internet and digital economy that we have today. It has been one year into the pandemic, and we continue to push forward with innovation and navigate in the new normal.
“Today, I am honoured to announce the opening of #COMPUTEXVirtual. No matter where we are, let COMPUTEX connect us for a better future.”
Personalised digital journey generate high engagement
In the first week, which saw 180,000 visits, the top five countries were Japan, US, India, Korea and China, among which the topics of gaming, systems and embedded solutions, and 5G were the most popular.
Apart from live demonstrations of the latest technology solutions, visitors can also ‘browse’ personalised showrooms with suggested themes and products based on their interests — complete with event assistants — for a more enhanced digital journey.
The opening video keynotes streamed online have also attracted more than two million views so far.
All forums and keynotes are now available for viewing on the #COMPUTEXVirtual platform and the COMPUTEX YouTube channel. For the event agenda, click here.
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