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Microsoft Participates in Global Informatics Forum 2016

Microsoft has unveiled a series of solutions at the Global Informatics Forum held from 21st to 23rd November in Kuwait. The event was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Amir of Kuwait, and organized by His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah Informatics Corporation. The solutions announced by Microsoft are in line with its commitment towards government modernization in the era of “Digital Transformation”.

The event acted as a platform aiming at encouraging individuals and establishments to participate in the knowledge economy by adopting new technologies, promoting entrepreneurship and provide an interactive platform for the exchange of knowledge, experience and expertise. The delegates participating in this event got a hands-on experience on various Microsoft technologies like, Microsoft Azure, IoT, Power BI and Mass Happiness Index.

Microsoft’s demonstrated its latest Mass Happiness Index solution, based on Microsoft Cognitive Services that captures facial expressions in massive crowds, processes the emotions and reports analysis in real-time. It enables the capture of a range of sentiments such as anger, contempt, disgust, fear, sadness and surprise; gauging the happiness level of the individual.

“Our participation at the Global Informatics Forum is in line with Microsoft’s support to the Kuwait Government modernization and innovation objectives and to succeed in this journey of digital transformation, providing leading services to its citizens” said Charles Nahas, Country General Manager, Microsoft Kuwait. “The region is in pursuit of digitization to achieve a knowledge based economy, and Kuwait is rapidly accelerating towards adoption of innovative technologies and solutions.”

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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