President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and first lady Mehriban Aliyeva viewed Bakutel-2017, the 23rd Azerbaijan International Exhibition and Conference on Telecommunications and Information Technologies at the Baku Expo Center on December 6.
Azerbaijan’s Minister of Communications and High Technologies Ramin Guluzade informed President Ilham Aliyev and his wife Mehriban Aliyeva of the exhibition.
The leading ICT companies, Azerbaijani mobile operators, telecom operators, Internet providers, system integrators, and distributors of well-known brands are among the exhibitors. 40 per cent of participants are regular exhibitors of Bakutel. The debutants of this year make up 30 per cent of the total number of participants.
President Ilham Aliyev, first lady Mehriban Aliyeva and Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva viewed pavilions of the exhibition.
Bakutel 2017 is a unique platform for specialists engaged in various fields of ICT to present their new developments. One of the boldest solutions offered by Microsoft Corporation. In cooperation with the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan, they propose to ensure high security of identity cards of a new type.
“This project is being implemented in Azerbaijan; we are pleased to show the project to our visitors. New type of identification cards contains electronic signatures. All your data will be stored on a single chip. I gladly invite all visitors to see the project in our stand, and at the stand of the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies,” Sarkhan Hashimov Microsoft country manager in Azerbaijan told CBC.
Microsoft Corporation also implements another project with the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan. Innovative solution involves the introduction of new technologies in the field of facial surgery. Azerbaijani specialists have already conducted the first operation using virtual reality glasses. Technology is also being developed in a number of foreign countries.
“Development of computer technologies is very helpful for the surgeons. With a group of specialists at our university we have developed new method by using the virtual reality glasses. With the help of these glasses we can conduct surgeries with high preciseness without hurting the surrounding tissues on the face. Even the time spend for the surgery reduces significantly,” Chingiz Rahimov, Professor of Azerbaijan Medical University told CBC.
This year's exhibition brought together 192 companies from 20 countries, including Azerbaijan, US, UAE, China, Finland, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Turkey and others.