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Avaya participated at the 40th edition of GITEX Technology Week, held at Dubai World Trade Center from 6-10 December. The company is focused this year on redefining customer and employee experience solutions to address the emerging needs of the multiexperience economy. Telecom Review secured an interview with Nidal Abou-Ltaif, President of Avaya International to discuss the company’s range of cloud-based solutions and services.

While digital transformation features prominently on all CEOs’ agendas today, NXN’s chief executive is also tasked with empowering other businesses to accelerate their digital journey. Telecom Review spoke with Ghazi Atallah to discuss the importance of implementing an organization’s digital capabilities and leveraging data in order to keep pace.

Dr. Muneer Zuhdi, Head of Consulting at Nokia Bell Labs, delivered a key presentation on “the role of AI in industrial automation and value creation” at the 40th edition of GITEX Technology Week held at Dubai World Trade Center. Telecom Review managed to secure an interview with Dr. Muneer to discuss his demonstration in more detail and to find out more about Nokia’s exciting partnership with NASA to bring a 4G network to the moon.

“After a long time, I’m really happy to attend this Summit which has a hybrid model. It’s a new experience for all of us, but I’m really happy with the outcome. The whole event went smoothly and was very successful”, said Hatem Bamatraf, CTO, Etisalat at the beginning of our exclusive discussion during the 14th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit which was held at the Meydan Hotel, Dubai, UAE.

At the 14th edition of the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit, the world’s first 5G-powered hybrid event, a journalist from Telecom Review secured an exclusive interview with Etisalat International’s Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer, Dr. Kamal Shehadi, to discuss striking the balance between innovation and regulation in the 5G era.

Throughout the pandemic, there was a drastic increase in the deployment of smart city technologies, namely in GCC countries. Weathering the storm of the pandemic was no easy feat but the GCC countries harnessed their advanced infrastructure to the maximum in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. From contact tracing technologies to apps, the GCC did a great deal. However, with new technology, comes new challenges. What does the deployment of these new technologies mean for corporate governance? A journalist from the team managed to secure an exclusive interview with Hazem Galal, Partner of Global Leader for Cities & Local Government at PwC Middle East, who gave us some insight into these topics.

At the 14th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit which was held on November 18th at the Meydan Hotel, Dubai, MTN GlobalConnect CEO Frederic Schepens was one of the keynote speakers and took part in the panel entitled “Wholesale and capacity: Managing the explosion of data”. In order to know more details about his keynote and panel, Telecom Review managed to interview MTN GlobalConnect CEO Frederic Schepens onsite.

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Summit Sessions

Mr. Toni Eid, Founder of Telecom REVIEW & CEO of Trace Media delivering the welcome note that officially inaugurates the 14th edition of Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit.

H.E. Eng. Majed Al Mesmar, Deputy Director General for the Telecommunication Sector, TRA UAE gives the official opening keynote.

A visionary debate between Khalifa Al Shamsi, Chief Strategy & Corporate Governance Officer, Etisalat Group and Jawad Abbassi, Head of MENA, GSMA.

Frederic Schepens, CEO, MTN GlobalConnect delivers a keynote at the 14th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit.

An Jian, President of Carrier Network Business Group, Huawei Middle East gives a keynote at the 14th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit.

The panel discusses the future of the telecoms industry and the role of ICT leaders.

Ahmed Mekky, Chairman and CEO, Benya Group delivers a keynote at the 14th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit.

The panel gives an update on the status of 5G in light of the COVID-19 pandemic which has affected also spectrum allocation activities.