Even after the physical exhibition, COMPUTEX DigitalGo continues to offer online visitors a chance to connect with exhibitors and explore the latest trends in tech from around the world.
The Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center might have closed its doors to the physical COMPUTEX 2022 on Friday, but online the show is just getting started through COMPUTEX DigitalGo. Until June 6, the exclusive online exhibition organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is available 24/7 to buyers and exhibitors looking to connect, regardless of where they are in the world.
“Physical activities have been somewhat limited because of the pandemic, but by adopting the latest technologies, we are able to provide better services for all our partners around the world,” TAITRA Chairman James Huang told COMPUTEX Live Studio, just one of the many offerings that have created a seamless hybrid experience for both online and offline attendees.
By the time the physical exhibition closed, DigitalGo had already attracted visitors from 69 countries—primarily Japan, Germany, the US, Singapore, China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia and South Korea—and promises to draw even more over the next week.
From the landing page “lobby” designed like a physical expo hall, visitors can easily access company booths, view products and catch up on anything they missed from the Taipei exhibition like the COMPUTEX Forum, all a click away. There is also content exclusive to online attendees, especially the highly anticipated keynotes delivered last week from some of the world’s largest tech companies, including Microsoft, NVIDIA, NXP, Micron Technology and Supermicro.
Even without being in Taipei, extensive coverage by Live Studio brings the energy of the physical event to the digital space. Each day of the expo, reporters with the official COMPUTEX news channel recapped the day’s events, conducted exclusive interviews with important guests such as American Chamber of Commerce President Andrew Wylegala and QIC International Chief Strategy Officer Peter Kurz, and took to the floor of the exhibition hall to interview companies about their cutting-edge technologies on offer. Although the live broadcasts have concluded, visitors can still access the videos on-demand on the DigitalGo platform, where they might find the perfect product for their needs or catch a glimpse of the next big technology.
Foreign media outlets Embedded Computing Design from the US, Dempa Digital from Japan and IT Chosun from South Korea were also invited to give guided tours of the physical expo, providing visitors real-time information in their own languages on the global trends and products on offer. Visitors who see an offering they’re interested in or are looking to explore a topic further with other attendees can also make their way to the “networking lounge,” where they can either match one-on-one or join a 15-person “table” with daily scheduled tech talks.
But of course, the heart of COMPUTEX are the exhibitor booths, which remain available online through DigitalGo. Visitors can connect with their favorite companies and personally discuss the latest products at the 57 COMPUTEX booths, as well as the 26 startups represented in the InnoVEX section. A total of 465 products are on virtual display, easily searchable by category or region through the convenient filter offered on the site. If a product looks interesting, getting in touch with the exhibitor is as easy as clicking the “message” button under their name.
Following the theme of “Building global technology ecosystems,” this year’s expo focuses on six of the latest trends in tech: innovative computing, accelerating intelligence, digital resilience, connected X-experience, innovation and sustainability. These themes are fully apparent in the product offerings, with emergent technologies such as 5G, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence grabbing the focus as deployment accelerates from previous years. Some of the most exciting new devices promise to bring us closer to extended reality (XR) than ever before, while gaming remains a mainstay with specs that continue surging forward. Companies are also answering mounting concerns about climate change with an array of green and power-efficient products.
Whether you couldn’t make it to Taipei or want to explore further the many exciting talks and booths at COMPUTEX 2022, all of these and more are still up and ready to browse at any time until June 6 on COMPUTEX DigitalGo.