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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


Huawei’s presence at GITEX this year has been nothing short of impressive and innovative. Huawei UAE very recently appointed cybersecurity expert, Aloysius Cheang to be their Chief Security Officer, making him Huawei’s first CSO in the region. Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with Cheang to discuss the country’s cybersecurity landscape and the key takeaways in this space from 2020.


At GITEX this year, Huawei was exhibiting a wide array of technologies, spanning across several industries and business groups. Telecom Review managed to secure an exclusive interview with Huawei’s Mohammed Madkour, VP Marketing and Solutions of Wireless and Cloud Networks, to discuss the current climate of the industry and the state of 5G deployments across the region and the world.


Aji Ed, who participated in the Telecom Review Summit 2020 panel titled “The Era of 5G: Spectrum Allocation” talks about the relationship between 5G and edge computing and its importance in generating new use cases.


Henrique Vale, who participated in the Telecom Review Summit 2020 panel titled “Telcos Digital Transformation” discusses digital transformation in the midst of Covid-19 as well network transformation and management

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.