Dubai, 15 - 16 June 2021


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Jun 1510:00
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Keynote CEO Interview: Shaping a new future for businesses and consumers with 5G and advanced technologies

  • Recoveryand resilience: strategies for thechallengingyear ahead
  • Finding the industry growth areas: bringing 5G to consumers and businesses
  • The intersection of cloud and connectivity: identifying opportunities
Jun 1510:20
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Keynote CCO Panel: Unlocking value and sourcing new revenue streams

  • Outsmarting the competition withsmart use of customerdata
  • New adjacent‘future-tech’products and applications
  • Smartly pricing up the marketbyintroducing new services to existing bundles
  • Improving customer’s discovery and purchase of products
Andrew Hanna, Chief Commercial Officer, OmantelBahrain
Ismail Alghamdi, Chief Consumer Officer, MobilySaudi Arabia
Asif Aziz, Chief Commercial Officer, JazzPakistan
Karim Tabbouche, Chief Commercial Officer, STC BahrainBahrain
Jun 1511:20
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Keynote Sponsor Interview: Our connected future: technology, strategy and investment for next generation connectivity

Jun 1511:45
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Keynote CTO Panel: Next generation networks with the power to transform how industries operate

  • Enabling customers to envision the potential 5G use cases to disrupt their industry
  • Switching from technical capabilities to specific outcomes
  • Providing unprecedented, real-time visibility, insights and control over all assets
Moderator: Phil Sheppard, Principal Consultant, Clear Technology Consulting LimitedUnited Kingdom
Saurabh Gupta, Chief Technology and Information Officer, BatelcoBahrain
Haithem Alfaraj, Senior Vice President, Technology And Operations, Saudi Telecom CompanySaudi Arabia
Jun 1512:55
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The evolving telco and enabling the digital economy

Moderator: Mohsen Malaki, Managing Director And Partner, Synergy ConsultingUnited Arab Emirates
Kamil Hilali, Chief Strategy Officer, Zain GroupKuwait
Jun 1513:20
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Monetizing advanced wireless networks: new products, services and business models

Jun 1513:45
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Panel: The state of the streaming wars in 2021: rewriting the rules

  • Strategies for minimizing churn
  • International expansions and market domination
  • Change or risk extinction
  • Predicted M&A activity (especially between companies that own the customer relationship)
Moderator: Rachelle Peterson, Global Director Commercial Distribution, CNN International CommercialUnited Kingdom
Naser Refaat, Chief Technology Officer, Rotana Media GroupEgypt
Ahad Bhai, Chief Executive Officer, BongoBangladesh
Danny Bates, Chief Commercial Officer And Co-Founder, STARZ PLAYUnited Arab Emirates
Olivier Jollet, Senior Vice President, Emerging Business - Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia, Viacom International Media NetworksFrance
Zahra Zayat, Senior Vice President Digital, OTT, and Telco., OSNUnited Arab Emirates
Jun 1514:45
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Converging and remixing entertainment experiences with new service offerings and bundles

Moderator: Rachelle Peterson, Global Director Commercial Distribution, CNN International CommercialUnited Kingdom
Chem Assayag, Senior VP - TV, Video and Entertainment Portfolio, OrangeFrance
Jun 1515:05
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Alignment between telcos and streaming services to deepen consumer relationships

Jun 1515:25
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Panel: Building digitally connected infrastructure in MEA

  • Opportunities and challenges of building digitally connected national infrastructure
  • Investment and regulatory framework
  • The impact of 5G on national infrastructure
Moderator: Erol Hepsaydir, Technical Director, EH ConsultantsUnited Kingdom
Hesham Mustafa, Chief Business Officer, STC BahrainBahrain
Jun 1516:15
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Remote connectivity: developing the required infrastructure to support further remote working and living

Jun 1516:45
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Unveiling the 2025 strategy to conquer ambition with big data

Moderator: Joe Barrett, President, G.S.A. - Global mobile Suppliers AssociationUnited Kingdom
Nikos  Angelopoulos, Group CIO, MTNSudan
Jun 1517:15
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International Keynote Interview: The new normal for telcos in 2021: driving new realms of innovation and reimagining operating models of the future

Moderator: Tony Poulos, Managing Editor, Disruptive.AsiaFrance
Durdana Achakzai, Group Global Executive Director Of Digital, Vodafone GroupUnited Kingdom
Jun 1517:45
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Our connected future: technology, strategy and investment for next generation connectivity

  • How can the Middle East align regulations to enable a full fibre optic cable network across the region?
  • Innovative strategies for delivering next generation networks
  • The evolving investment setting
  • How can the regulatory landscape better support fibre and 5G roll outs?

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Jun 1610:00
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Keynote CDO Panel: IoT finally gaining momentum; the critical 5G requirements to make it realise full potential

  • Transforming industries and connectivity: ground-breaking possibilities in digitising key verticals
  • Handling mammoth data volumes with cloud computing,artificialintelligence and edge computing
  • Significantly faster data throughput;supportingmachine-type communications without any human interaction; and ultra-reliable, low-latency communication
  • The5G enhancementsrequired for a global IoT vision:network slicing, non-public networks and 5G core
Moderator: Jim Morrish, Founding Partner, Transforma InsightsUnited Kingdom
Yaarob Al-Sayegh, CEO, Virgin MobileSaudi Arabia
James Kirby, SVP, Head of EMEA, CSGUnited Kingdom
Diego Camberos, Chief Operating Officer, VodafoneQatar
Priya Thakoor, Managing Executive Digital Channels, VodacomSouth Africa
Jun 1610:50
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Keynote interview: Digitally transforming telco IT strategy from the inside-out

·Strategizing and creating a viable action plan and central platform for IoT interoperability·Building a dedicated infrastructure to prepare for edge computing ·Utilising AI to assist and optimize the industry·Integrating RPA solutions to reduce repetitive tasks and processes ·Controlling data, moving it from device to device, and supporting it safely
Moderator: Tony Poulos, Managing Editor, Disruptive.AsiaFrance
Neelesh Singh, Chief Information Officer, Africa, Airtel AfricaIndia
Jun 1611:20
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Keynote Sponsor interview: AI: essential to delivering superior performance, both short and long term

Marne Martin, Global President, IFS Service Management Business Unit - United States, IFSUnited States
Jun 1611:45
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Keynote CMO Panel: Capitalising on change to fast-forward growth

·Driving an authentic, human-centric content marketing strategy, to be used on the platforms where your customers live ·Creating a single, unified view of the customer to enable agile marketing ·Relying on deep data insights and machine learning to drive a next-gen personalisation ·Building trust and transparency to meet customer’s evolving value-based needs·Managing smaller budgets, smaller teams and higher expectations
Moderator: Arun Dehiri, Managing Director, Red Dawn ConsultingUnited Kingdom
Isabelle Hajri, Chief Marketing Officer, Ooredoo AlgeriaAlgeria
Aziz Amine, Marketing Director | MFS Director, Virgin MobileSaudi Arabia
Hussam Baday, Chief Marketing Officer, AirtelZambia
Hamad Malik, Chief Marketing Officer, STARZ PLAYUnited Arab Emirates
Jun 1612:30
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Panel: Renewing the focus on customer needs: becoming nuanced in your customer engagement

·Addressing customers’ challenges and preferences to both attract and retain customers ·Understanding the economic needs and constraints of customers·Tiered pricing, tailored services and social experiences
Mark Brewer, Vice President , Service Industries - United Kingdom, IFSUnited Kingdom
Markus Golder, VP Customer Value Management & Analytics, Saudi Telecom Company - STCSaudi Arabia
Nrks Chakravarthy, Vice President- Quality, Customer Insights And Analytics, Reliance JioIndia
Obinna Nweje, General Manager Customer Acquisition And Compliance, MTN NigeriaNigeria
Daniel Kyama, Group Head - Customer Experience for GSM and Financial Services, Airtel AfricaKenya
Sinem Yuksel, Director Customer Experience, TurkcellTurkey
Jun 1613:15
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Keynote interview: Utilising the world of digital to transform the mobile operating model and customer experience

Rob Beswick, Managing Director, Virgin Mobile UAE
Jun 1613:40
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Keynote Panel: A post-pandemic market: innovation and technology remain key for wholesale success

  • Digitalization, automation and standardization isessential forwholesalers to be more agile and open
  • Harnessing virtualized communications, business intelligence, machine learning and blockchain in their products and wholesale delivery architecture
  • Dramatically advancing digital wholesale opportunities and replacing legacy systems for future agility
Moderator: Isabelle Paradis, President, Hot TelecomCanada
Ali Amiri, Group Chief Carrier And Wholesale Officer, Etisalat GroupUnited Arab Emirates
Sohail Qadir, Vice President of Wholesale Business, OmantelOman
Saad Odeh, Chief Wholesale Officer, STC BahrainBahrain
Jun 1614:35
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Understanding the drivers for the convergence of subsea, cloud and data centres

Jun 1615:00
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Interview: Strategies for connecting the unconnected and under-connected

  • Connecting underserved communities
  • Private and public funding partnerships
  • The role of alternative access technologies
Moderator: Joe Barrett, President, G.S.A. - Global mobile Suppliers AssociationUnited Kingdom
Neeraj Gala, Chief Commercial Officer, AfricellUganda
Jun 1615:30
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Panel: Capitalising on IoT: a transformative revolution for the telco of today

Moderator: Tony Lavender, Partner & CEO, Plum ConsultingUnited Kingdom
Bernardo Campillo, Head of New IoT Business and Innovation, TelefonicaSpain
Hesham Mustafa, Chief Business Officer, STC BahrainBahrain
Prince Thomas, Director- Digital & Innovation, OoredooOman
Jun 1616:10
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Presentation: Delivering a digital agenda to address each city’s challenges

Jun 1616:30
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Panel: Protecting networks, consumers and reputation against cyberattacks

  • Identifying the weak links in the internal security controls
  • Making the right investments in new protection
  • Detecting and preventing threats before they happen
Moderator: Tony Lavender, Partner & CEO, Plum ConsultingUnited Kingdom
Hassan Dhaini, Chief Information And Security Officer, Touch, LebanonLebanon
Ouassim El Arroussi, Business Development and Transformation Director, inwiMorocco
Yasser Fouad, Chief Information Security Officer, Telecom EgyptEgypt
Jun 1617:10
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Presentation: Infrastructure sharing versus infrastructure-based competition in the roll out of 5G

Siyabonga Mahlangu, Group Executive - Regulatory Affairs, TelkomSouth Africa
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