Sat, Dec

Telecom Review Summit 2014 kicks off with a welcoming introduction from Toni Eid, CEO of Trace Media International (Telecom Review), and Jeff Seal, Managing Partner, Telecom Review North America.

Ghassan Hasbani, CEO, Graycoats, leads an open discussion with Etisalat Group CEO, Ahmed Julfar, about the telecom industry, challenges, opportunities, past and future.

President of Huawei Middle East, Shi Yaohong, delivers a keynote speech at the 2014 Telecom Review Summit, discussing why the Middle East is a “special region” for Huawei.

Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, the Assistant Director General of the Executive Office in Dubai delivers a keynote speech at the Telecom Review Summit 2014, shares a highlight of Smart Dubai.

Telecom Review Summit 2014 panel discussion centered on “smart cities”; how to plan and finance them, and the future contours of “smart cities”.

Telecom Review Summit 2014 panel discussion centered on understanding mGovernment adoption, questioning whether mGovernment is enough; and figuring out how to involve the entire ecosystem.

Telecom Review Summit 2014 panel discussion centered on ICT infrastructure requirements, discussing the need for a National Broadband Roadmap and operator rules in building “smart cities”.

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Telecom Review TV caught up with Deemah AlYahya, CEO of Saudi Arabia’s National Digitization Unit (NDU), a government arm mandated to accelerate efforts to achieve Saudi Vision 2030 objectives, an initiative to diversify the kingdom’s economy away from oil dependence. Ms. AlYahya said Saudi NDU was inspired by Dubai’s vision.

Riverbed, an American IT company that develops products to improve application performance across wide area networks (WANs), recently commissioned a study surveying 1,000 IT decision makers globally to explore the impact legacy and next-generation networks have on cloud adoption and digital transformation. Telecom Review TV discussed the findings with Charbel Khniesser, Riverbed's Regional Presales Director for Middle East, Turkey and North Africa.

InfiNet Wireless, the global fixed broadband wireless connectivity specialist, showcased its cutting-edge ‘smart city solution’ portfolio at GITEX Technology Week 2017 in Dubai. InfiNet's portfolio is uniquely positioned to deliver the robust and reliable infrastructures which are essential for any smart city project, said Kamal Mokrani, Global Vice President.

BridgeWave Communications, a market leader in the development and deployment of high capacity microwave and millimetre wave backhaul and front-haul solutions, is set to accelerate its growth and footprint in the Middle East following the regional launch of its NAVIGATOR DT systems at GITEX Technology Week.

Summit Sessions

Joint Keynote:
Younus Al Nasser
Assistant Director General, Smart Dubai Office
CEO, Dubai Data Establishment

Wesam Lootah
CEO, Smart Dubai Government Establishment

Egypt’s Vision for Digital Transformation

Role of Telecom operators in the Smart City

Digital Transformation: What’s next for Telcos?