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Sat, Dec

Moderator: 
Ghassan Hasbani
CEO, Graycoats

Ahmad Julfar
Group CEO, Etisalat

Moderator: 
Ghazi Atallah
CEO, NxtVn

Panel:

Linda Suvi
Chairperson, du

Marc Halbfinger
CEO, PCCW Global

Hussein Rifai
Chairman CEO, MDIC

Greg Young
CEO, Ooredoo

Luigi Gambardella
President, ChinaEU

Rafiah Ibrahim
President ME & East Africa, Ericsson

Bernard Najm
VP ME & Africa, Nokia

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al-Thani
CEO Kuwait, Ooredoo

Mohammed Mourad
Regional Director MENA, Google

Jay Srage
President Middle East, Africa and South East Asia, Qualcomm

Khalifa Al Shamsi
Chief Digital Service Officer, Etisalat Group

Dr. Homoud Mohammed Al Kusayer
Vice President of Wholesale, STC

Topic:

  • Digital Transformation
  • Opportunities for telecom Operators
  • Mobility & Customer Experience
  • IOT Service – Enterprise Digital Transformation – Role & Potential Revenue Stream

Moderator: 
Bilel Jamoussi
Chief Study Group Department, ITU

Panel: 

Hatem Bamatraf
Group CTO, Etisalat

Tarek Saadi
VP ME & East Africa, Ericsson

Paul Berriman
Group CTO, HKT

Noel Kirkaldy
Head of Vertical Solutions MEA, Nokia Networks

Dirk Jungnickel
SVP Business Analytics & Big Data, du

Ihab Ghattas
Assistant President, Huawei Middle East

Visar Sala
Strategy Lead for Middle East and North Africa, Accenture

Topic:

  • Who should invest in the Smart City infrastructure?
  • Role of Operators & Governments/li>
  • How can we benefits from Big Data

Moderator: 
Ghazi Atallah
Chief CEO, neXgen

Panel: 

Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr
Director General, Smart Dubai

Orvar Hurtig
VP and Head of Busines line Industry & Society, Ericsson

Job Witteman
CEO, AMS – IX

Carlos Domingo
Senior Executive Officer, du

Safder Nazir
Regional VP Smart Cities & IoT, Huawei

Vick Mamlouk
VP Wireless Sales MEA, Commscope

Salomon Salinas
Global Smart Cities Lead, Accenture

Francisco Salcedo
SVP Digital Service, Etisalat

Jay Srage
President Middle East, Africa and South East Asia, Qualcomm

Topic:

  • Economy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship
  • Mobility, Transport, Traffic
  • Living (Health, Education, etc)
  • Governance (Citizens services, Citizens engagement)

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Interviews

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

Topic:
Egypt’s Vision for Digital Transformation

Topic:
Role of Telecom operators in the Smart City

Topic:
Digital Transformation: What’s next for Telcos?