Mihaela Vignon, sales representative EMEA, WinSoft, on taking part at GITEX Technology Week.
Why is GITEX an important event for WinSoft?
This event is the perfect opportunity to meet strategic partners not only in the UAE but from the entire MENA region with Dubai increasingly becoming a technology hub in the GCC countries. It’s a good platform to recruit value added resellers from various countries such as KSA, bahrain, Pakistan, Kenya, Egypt among others.
We are delighted to see the interest of development companies toward our rapid development platform as they can easily see the benefits for their customers.
What are the most exciting technological developments that you see in the Middle East?
Our platform helps SME businesses and government institutions to go paperless and digitalise their activity.
To date, we count over 3 million of mobile downloads through our application, we expect this number to be doubled by the end of 2019.
Can you highlight any major regional customers you have on boarded over the last 12 months? How are they using your technologies and services to grow their business.
Flying drones in the UAE is very regulated being the first country to set up a regulatory framework for using drones. We have been working closely with the likes SANAD Academy here in the region. Basically, SANAD Academy wanted a simple system, a single solution to track individual, drones and print certificates. So, we recently started a Filemaker license through an annual contract with them.
What is Filemaker and why is it important for the drone market in the UAE?
To use a drone in Dubai, you need to be registered at SANAD Academy. The user should be registered into their database with a unique name, emirates, ID, contact details. Also, he needs to register the drone itself by submitting the brand, the model number and serial number in order to track both individual and the drone equipment.
SANAD will then share those information with Dubai civil aviation authority. If the person passes the exam, SANAD will issue a certificate from Filemaker by Winsoft, which will be submitted to Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and they will issue a drone license.