How to boost agriculture to ensure food security in a country where deserts cover 80% of the land? Sounds like a tough task, but planting seeds of tech-based innovation and a data-driven future, can unlock growth. The Emirates has already witnessed tremendous progress in strengthening healthcare and tourism, via apps and digital platforms. Emerging as a regional tech-hub, Dubai is now hosting tech giants like Microsoft at the GITEX tech week. On its part, Microsoft is demonstrating how AI and cloud storage can engineer an agricultural revolution in the desert.