Virtual, 13 - 14 October 2020

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Oct 1309:00
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CEO KEYNOTE PANEL: Embracing tech transformation in todays’ new normal society

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Andrew Hanna, Chief Commercial Officer, OmantelBahrain
Feda Hadzic, Chief Commercial Officer, JawwySaudi Arabia
Oct 1309:50
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PANEL: Navigating the convergence of breakthrough tech: analytics, AI, mixed reality and more

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Moderator: Arun Dehiri, Managing Director, Red Dawn ConsultingUnited Kingdom
Sohail Munir, Advisor, Emerging Technologies And Digital Innovation, Smart Dubai GovernmentUnited Arab Emirates
Shafika Houcine, Group Director - Digital Channels, EtisalatUnited Arab Emirates
Oct 1310:10
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KEYNOTE: Pushing an interconnected and intelligent world at an unimaginable speed

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Oct 1310:30
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Oct 1310:40
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CTO PANEL: Understanding the necessary 5G technologies and the realistic implementation timelines

TRACK 1
Moderator: Joe Barrett, President, G.S.A. LtdUnited Kingdom
Kamil Hilali, Chief Strategy Officer, Zain GroupKuwait
Muhammad Abubakar, Advisor / Director Technology Procurement, Saudi Telecom Company - STCSaudi Arabia
Oct 1310:40
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PANEL: Capitalising on AI: surviving the transition

TRACK 2
Moderator: Roland Da Silva, Strategy Advisor, ConsultantUnited Kingdom
Erol Hepsaydir, Head Of Ran And Device Strategy And Architecture, Three UKUnited Kingdom
Oct 1311:00
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PANEL: Opportunities await the Middle East: capitalising on the geographical advantage of the region and exploring the opportunities that lie ahead

CARRIERS WORLD
·Exploring the barriers to interconnectivity ·Adapting digital mentality by utilising and benefiting from OTTs·Improving connectivity and overcoming the obstacles in the region·Accessing emerging markets in the Middle East for global and regional carriers·Outlining the necessity to keep on top of technological innovation to compete in the region
Moderator: Roland Montagne, Principal Analyst and Director Business Unit Smart Networks & Territories, IDATE DigiWorldFrance
Ali Amiri, Group Chief Carrier And Wholesale Officer, Etisalat GroupUnited Arab Emirates
Oct 1311:30
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5G is on: preparing for 5G standard products, terminal, security and business

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Oct 1311:30
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Accelerating AI adoption to improve operations, security and CX

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Marne Martin, President, Ifs Service Management Business Unit, Chief Executive Officer Of Workwave, IFSUnited Arab Emirates
Oct 1311:50
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Oct 1311:50
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Oct 1312:00
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PANEL: Machine learning as part of the automation process for operations

TRACK 2
Moderator: Roland Da Silva, Strategy Advisor, ConsultantUnited Kingdom
Pedro Uria-Recio, Vice President, Head Of Axiata Analytics, Axiata Group BerhadMalaysia
Nrks Chakravarthy, Vice President- Quality, Customer Insights And Analytics, Reliance JioIndia
Henri Setiawan Wyatno, Tribe Leader Smb Digitalization, PT Telekomunikasi IndonesiaIndonesia
Oct 1312:00
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PANEL: Streamlining network migration

TRACK 1
Moderator: Mohsen Malaki, Managing Director And Partner, Synergy ConsultingUnited Arab Emirates
Dr. Lt. Col. Hamad Khalifa Al Nuaimi, Head Of Telecom Division, Abu Dhabi PoliceUnited Arab Emirates
Oct 1312:50
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Oct 1312:50
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Oct 1313:00
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Panel: Reassessing network architecture and consistency

TRACK 1
Moderator: Ali Cheema, Chairman, Global Suppliers Alliance
John Mchaki, Head Of It Systems And Service Delivery, Vodacom TanzaniaUnited Republic Of Tanzania
Erol Hepsaydir, Head Of Ran And Device Strategy And Architecture, Three UKUnited Kingdom
Jawad Abbassi, Head Of Mena, GSMAJordan
Asif Aziz, Chief Commercial Officer, JazzPakistan
Oct 1313:00
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PANEL: The Internet of Things as a path to growth – a transformative industrial revolution for telco companies

TRACK 2
Moderator: Kevin Vachon, Chief Operating Officer, MEF ForumUnited States
Dimitris Lioulias, Vice President Of Corporate Strategy, Saudi Telecom CompanySaudi Arabia
Henri Setiawan Wyatno, Tribe Leader Smb Digitalization, PT Telekomunikasi IndonesiaIndonesia
Sunil David, Regional Director (Iot), AT&TIndia
Shabir Ali Murtaza, program manager, OoredooOman
Oct 1313:50
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How to monetize IoT: building from the core to win

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Oct 1313:50
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Virtualisation: the epicentre of 5G groundwork

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Nanang Hendarno, Chief Technology Officer, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International - TelinIndonesia
Oct 1314:00
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PANEL: Exploring how carriers see their role within this new age and how they are shaping sustainable business models for the predicted data-intensive services

CARRIERS WORLD
·Exploring IoT, smart cities and autonomous cars ·Interoperability becoming essential in preparation ·What are the key services carriers will be developing?
Moderator: Roland Montagne, Principal Analyst and Director Business Unit Smart Networks & Territories, IDATE DigiWorldFrance
Edi Siswanto, Vice President, Infrastructure And Planning Development, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International - TelinIndonesia
Mike Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Telekom CaribeUnited States
Bernard Muteti, Director Of Enterprise And Wholesale Business, AirtelKenya
Adrian Shatku, Chief Executive Officer, WIS Telecom SABelgium
Oct 1314:20
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Oct 1314:20
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Oct 1314:30
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PANEL: Enabling data-driven user stories that run across channels and all aspects of life

TRACK 2
Moderator: Mohsen Malaki, Managing Director And Partner, Synergy ConsultingUnited Arab Emirates
Markus Golder, Vice President Marketing, STCSaudi Arabia
Ugur Sennaroglu, Head Of Digital Assets, VodafoneTurkey
Oct 1314:30
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PANEL: Managing regulatory pressures and shareholder expectations: new forms of agility and cost efficiency

TRACK 1
Moderator: Mike Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Telekom CaribeUnited States
Jawad Abbassi, Head Of Mena, GSMAJordan
Siyabonga Mahlangu, Group Executive - Regulatory Affairs, TelkomSouth Africa
Oct 1315:20
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Navigating masses of data and transforming it into actionable insights

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Oct 1315:20
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Promoting regulatory innovation in a fast-growing telecommunications industry

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Oct 1315:40
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Oct 1315:40
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Oct 1315:50
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PANEL: Providing social chat options in real-time to better connect with Gen-Z

TRACK 2
Moderator: Arun Dehiri, Managing Director, Red Dawn ConsultingUnited Kingdom
Daniel Kyama, Lead - Customer Experience For Africa Opcos, Airtel AfricaKenya
Serdar Senay, Marketing Director, duUnited Arab Emirates
Adnan Khan, Department Head, Business Products Management, OoredooOman
Oct 1315:50
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PANEL: The future of LTE and critical communications in safe cities

TRACK 1
Moderator: Moudhi Aljamea, General Manager At Stc Academy, Saudi Telecom CompanySaudi Arabia
Dr. Lt. Col. Hamad Khalifa Al Nuaimi, Head Of Telecom Division, Abu Dhabi PoliceUnited Arab Emirates
Hazaa Saif Al Shameisi, Telecom Specialist, Abu Dhabi Police
Oct 1316:40
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Go mobile or go home: allowing customers to navigate on their own accord for quicker, more efficient service

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Oct 1316:40
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Providing large and scalable capacity via fibre optics

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Oct 1317:00
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Oct 1317:10
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Leveraging immersive technologies: transforming business procedures company-wide

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Oct 1317:30
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KEYNOTE: Connectivity: decoding the 5G era

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Fotis Karonis, Ctio Bt Enterprise, BTUnited Kingdom
Oct 1318:20
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Oct 1409:00
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KEYNOTE PANEL: The next generation of media and entertainment

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  • Understanding your customers and the value of data
  • Creating the connected shopping experience
  • Arriving at your target audience with targeted advertising
  • Chatbots vs human interaction: the key to customer service
  • Producing experience to maintain brand relevance
Moderator: Richard Windsor, Founder, Radio Free MobileUnited Arab Emirates
Ahad Bhai, Chief Executive Officer, BongoBangladesh
Maaz Sheikh, Chief Executive Officer, STARZ PLAYUnited Arab Emirates
Naser Refaat, Technical Services Executive Manager, Rotana Media GroupUnited Arab Emirates
Mukund Cairae, COO International Business, Zee Entertainment EnterprisesUnited Arab Emirates
Oct 1409:50
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KEYNOTE: Topic TBC

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Brendan O'Reilly, Chief Technology Officer, Telefonica O2 UKUnited Kingdom
Oct 1410:10
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KEYNOTE: How to conquer the challenges of security and privacy

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Oct 1410:30
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Oct 1410:40
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PANEL: Customer experience still reigns supreme

TRACK 1
Moderator: Tony Poulos, Managing Editor, Disruptive.AsiaFrance
Kamal Okba, Chief Executive Officer, Airtel GabonChad
Bandula Wimalasuriya, Deputy General Manager, Sri Lanka Telecom PLCSri Lanka
Pasan Nishantha, Deputy General Manager, Sri Lanka Telecom PLC
Daniel Kyama, Lead - Customer Experience For Africa Opcos, Airtel AfricaKenya
Shabir Ali Murtaza, program manager, OoredooOman
Oct 1410:40
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PANEL: Embracing cloud to rejuvenate your business

TRACK 2
Moderator: Kevin Vachon, Chief Operating Officer, MEF ForumUnited States
John Mchaki, Head Of It Systems And Service Delivery, Vodacom TanzaniaUnited Republic Of Tanzania
Mohammad Ather Ansari, Senior Expert, Information And Communications Technology, OmantelOman
Ayob Alsanad, Head Of Enterprise Pmo, ZainSaudi Arabia
Oct 1411:00
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PANEL: Exploring the measures being taken by carriers preparing their security services to ensure future scalability and efficient implementation

CARRIERS WORLD
·What will be the expected opportunity of security services for carriers?·Industry collaboration: what are the next steps?·Preparing for DDoS attacks making carriers vulnerable for attack·Analysing physical security for critical assets
Moderator: Roland Montagne, Principal Analyst and Director Business Unit Smart Networks & Territories, IDATE DigiWorldFrance
Sunil David, Regional Director (Iot), AT&TIndia
Oct 1411:30
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Fireside Chat: Capitalising on edge computing to maximise speed and solve connectivity issues

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Oct 1411:30
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Improving customer satisfaction using insights from voice assistants

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Oct 1411:50
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Oct 1411:50
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Oct 1412:00
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PANEL: RPA: critical for appropriate service delivery

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Naif Alqazlan, Digital Marketing Director, Saudi Telecom CompanySaudi Arabia
Oct 1412:00
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PANEL: Voice of concern: exploring the security threats of voice-activated assistants

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Oct 1412:50
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Oct 1412:50
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Oct 1413:00
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PANEL: Enabling new age digital business models and ensuring that security risks are well managed

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Moderator: Ayad Aldaijy, Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Environment, Water And AgricultureSaudi Arabia
Mohammad Ather Ansari, Senior Expert, Information And Communications Technology, OmantelOman
Oct 1413:00
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PANEL: Overwhelming OTTs: a growth strategy in a digital world

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Moderator: Rachelle Peterson, Global Director Commercial Distribution, CNN International CommercialUnited Kingdom
Steven Turner, CEO, SimulTVUnited States
Nader Sobhan, Founder & CEO, VYNDUnited Arab Emirates
Manoj Mathew, Territory Head, Zee Entertainment Enterprises
Oct 1413:50
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AI, big data and more powerful consumer smartphones: new technologies helping broadcasters transform

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Oct 1413:50
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Mobile devices, home routers and unsecure mobile apps: protecting your vulnerable spots from “malicious actors”

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Baha Al Lawati, Manager, Oman MobileOman
Oct 1414:00
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PANEL: Global connectivity: the data race of subsea carriers and big internet giants. Discover how subsea cables are impacting the data centre and ecosystems

CARRIERS WORLD
·How have big internet giants impacted the future?·Will the subsea industry incorporate machine learning in the near future?·How are the subsea cables impacting the data centre ecosystem?·Exploring what content providers and carriers need from each other
Moderator: Roland Montagne, Principal Analyst and Director Business Unit Smart Networks & Territories, IDATE DigiWorldFrance
Moderator: Adrian Shatku, Chief Executive Officer, WIS Telecom SABelgium
Mohamed Nasr, Assistant Minister - Global Information Infrastructure, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, EgyptHong Kong
Justin Reilly, Chief Product Officer, TingUnited States
Oct 1414:20
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Oct 1414:30
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PANEL: Content fragmentation: presenting huge challenges and big opportunities for media enterprises

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Moderator: Rachelle Peterson, Global Director Commercial Distribution, CNN International CommercialUnited Kingdom
Danny Bates, Chief Commercial Officer And Co-Founder, STARZ PLAYUnited Arab Emirates
Nader Sobhan, Founder & CEO, VYNDUnited Arab Emirates
Fayaz Taher, Chief Of Nothing, BongoBangladesh
Zahra Zayat, Senior Vice President - OTT and Telco, OSNUnited Arab Emirates
Ghassan Saad, Director Of Video Services, New Business And Innovation, duUnited Arab Emirates
Oct 1414:30
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PANEL: Driving deal making in 2020

TRACK 2
Moderator: Moudhi Aljamea, General Manager At Stc Academy, Saudi Telecom CompanySaudi Arabia
Rajeev Chandak, Director - Corporate Strategy, duUnited Arab Emirates
Tarek Mounir, Chief Executive Officer Of Mena, DeezerUnited Arab Emirates
Siyabonga Mahlangu, Group Executive - Regulatory Affairs, TelkomSouth Africa
Dirk Karl, Group Executive And Chief Procurement Officer, MTNUnited Arab Emirates
Oct 1415:20
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Forecasting the future of video, music and IoT streaming: delivering custom programmed content

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Oct 1415:20
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Organising and streamlining network planning and consolidation processes efficiently

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Oct 1415:40
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Oct 1415:40
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Oct 1415:50
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PANEL: Analysing the WiFi megatrends as we gear up for 5G

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Moderator: Arun Dehiri, Managing Director, Red Dawn ConsultingUnited Kingdom
Oct 1415:50
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PANEL: Ensuring that only relevant audiences receive your ads, whatever the channel

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Moderator: Rachelle Peterson, Global Director Commercial Distribution, CNN International CommercialUnited Kingdom
Karim Saad, Founder And Virtual Reality Filmmaker, Giga WorksUnited Arab Emirates
Manoj Mathew, Territory Head, Zee Entertainment Enterprises
Christophe Hochart, Founder & Partner, OONA OTTHong Kong
Oct 1416:40
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Devising a strategy to manage hybrid networks

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Oct 1416:40
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Virtualisation can significantly improve the agility of your IT infrastructure: adopting easier administration of your systems and significant cost saving

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Oct 1417:00
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Oct 1417:00
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Oct 1417:10
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PANEL: Mapping the unconnected

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Moderator: Tony Poulos, Managing Editor, Disruptive.AsiaFrance
Jose L Lopez-Villen, Director, Open Innovation And Iot Partnerships, EtisalatUnited Arab Emirates
Nina Cummins, Telecoms Public Policy Manager - Connectivity & Access, FacebookUnited Kingdom
Oct 1418:00
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Adopting tools to help drive investment in expanding mobile infrastructure

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Oct 1418:20
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