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A LOOK BACK AT CAPACITY MIDDLE EAST 2018

Monday 5 March 2018


12:00pm
SUBSEA MIDDLE EAST SUMMIT  2018 REGISTRATION OPENS

4:00pm
CAPACITY MIDDLE EAST 2018 REGISTRATION OPENS

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12:00pm

REGISTRATION OPENS FOR SUBSEA MIDDLE EAST SUMMIT


12:40pm – 12:45pm
WELCOME ADDRESS FROM OMANTEL
Confirmed Speaker: Baha Al Lawati, General Manager, OMANTEL


12:45pm – 1:45pm
OPENING PANEL DISCUSSION: THE MIDDLE EAST- EXPLORING THE SUBSEA TERMINAL HUB BETWEEN EUROPE & THE FAR EAST

Moderator: Ivan Skenderoski, Managing Partner, SALIENCE CONSULTING
Purumedh Gupta, 
VP & Business Head, BHARTI AIRTEL  BUSINESS
Jamil Al Koussa,
Chairman, BBG & G2A CONSORTIUM
Amr Eid,
CEO, GULF BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL (GBI)
Mohamed Nasr,
AVP, EMEA,  Cable Development, PCCW  GLOBAL
Andy Bax
, COO, SEABORN NETWORKS


1:45pm – 2:30pm

COFFEE & NETWORKING


2:30pm – 3:30pm
SUBMARINE SECURITY SOLUTIONS – SAFEGUARDING THE SUBSEA CABLE ECOSYSTEM WITH CONFIDENCE
Ed McCormack, Consultant, CIENA
Ibrahim M Al Owais,
CCO, E-MARINE
Radwan Moussalli,
 SVP – Middle East, Africa and Central Asia, TATA COMMUNICATIONS

3:30pm - 4:40pm
FUELLING CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE DEMANDS THROUGH INNOVATIVE SUBSEA CABLE TECHNOLOGIES
Moderator: Jason Mcgee-Abe, Editor, CAPACITY MEDIA
Chris Bayly, Director of Global Wholesale Solutions, COLT TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
Peter Zwinkels,
 VP of Submarine Sales, INFINERA
Mohamed Nasr,
AVP, EMEA, Cable Development, PCCW GLOBAL
Mike Last,
CMO, WIOCC
 


4:30pm – 5:30pm
UPDATES ON CABLES SYSTEMS IN OPERATION & NEW REGIONAL CABLES APPROACHING THEIR 2018 LAUNCH DATE 
With dedicated Q&A

CASE STUDY 1: SEA-ME-WE 5

Abdullah Alsamhan, MC Chairman, SEA-ME-WE 5

CASE STUDY 2: MEETS CABLE SYSTEM

Johan Nilerud, Lead MEETS Consortium, MEETS CABLE SYSTEM

CASE STUDY 3:
IOX CABLE

Anup Gupta, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, IOX CABLE


5:30pm – 7:00pm             
THE SUBSEA MIDDLE EAST SUMMIT NETWORKING RECEPTION


                     

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7:30pm – 9:00pm
WELCOME TO CAPACITY MIDDLE EAST RECEPTION



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DAY ONE: Tuesday 6 March 2018


08:00am 
REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Start your day with breakfast served for all attendees offering the perfect place to catch up with colleagues and clients.

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10:00am – 11:30am 
VOICE BRUNCH

To attend you must R.S.V.P to Frances.Booth@capacitymedia.com

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10:15am 
COFFEE & NETWORKING

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11:00am – 11:15am
OPENING KEYNOTE WELCOME

Hany Aly,
 EVP Enterprise Business, Enterprise Business, DU


11:15am – 12:15pm 
BREAKING NEW GROUND – INNOVATIVE OPPORTUNITIES ON OFFER AS THE CARRIER MARKET ENTERS THE DIGITAL AGE
 

 As the competitive landscape of the carrier market expands with new entrants and emerging markets, what steps can carriers take to diversify into new service offerings to stay ahead?

■ Technologies of tomorrow - how can carrier’s monetise off AI, VR and IoT?

■ Embracing agile networks – realising the true potential of SDN and NFV

■ How can carriers evolve the traditional way they do business as they grow their engagement with broadcasters, cloud service providers and next generation content providers?

■ Predictions for the 2025 wholesale landscape

Moderator: Erik Kreifeldt, Principal Analyst, TELEGEOGRAPHY
Ananda Bose - 
Chief Wholesale & Corporate Affairs Officer, DU
Ali Amiri,
 Chief Carrier& Wholesale Officer, ETISALAT

Alan Whelan, VP, STC


12:15pm – 1:45pm
LUNCH & NETWORKING

You certainly won’t go hungry at Capacity Middle East 2018! Taking place in a beautiful alfresco setting, recharge for the afternoon and enjoy a buffet lunch on each day

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2:00pm – 3:00pm
EMBRACING THE CLOUD - FACILITATING GREATER REGIONAL CLOUD ADOPTION 

■ Identifying the value offerings of widespread cloud adoption

■ What can be learnt from mature cloud hubs as the Middle East’s move to the cloud gains momentum?

■ Where is the cloud hub of the future going to be?

■ What can be done to offset obstacles to cloud take-up, both regionally and internationally?

■ Examining new cloud entrants and strategic investments in the Middle East

■ An update on AWS’s journey into the UAE and Bahrain

■ With IoT expected to drive cloud growth within the region, what preparations and precautions can be made to ensure the region is ready for the surge?


Moderator: 
Mustapha Louni, Regional Director – Middle East & North Africa, UPTIME INSTITUTE
Abou Moustafa, VP Enterprise Managed Services & Datamena, Enterprise Business, DU
Jeroen Schlosser, MD MENA, EQUINIX
Nick Tanzi, President & CEO, GPX GLOBAL SYSTEMS
Ramez Dandan,
 National Technology Officer, MICROSOFT GULF 
Andrew Grenville, CEO, ORIXCOM

Giuseppe Valentino, VP Line of Business IP & Data, SPARKLE


3:00pm – 4:00pm
NETWORKING & COFFEE

After a long day of meetings, conference sessions and networking functions, attend the evening receptions, offering the perfect setting to unwind and catch up with colleagues and hopefully toast new found business for the day!


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4:00pm – 5:30pm
EXPLORING POCKETS OF OPPORTUNITIES IN WHOLESALE IN THE SURROUNDING MIDDLE EASTERN
Session details to be announced soon
Moderator: Hamid Bafghi Valatec, Managing Director, VALATEC CONSULTING
Confirmed Participants:
Dr Ali Asgharzadeh, Chief Carrier Wholesale Officer, ETISALAT AFGHANISTAN
Behzad Bawa
, VP International Carrier Business, MULTINET
Andrew McGrath, 
SVP, VODAFONE CARRIER SERVICES 


5:30pm – 7:00pm
EVENING RECEPTION

After a long day of meetings, conference sessions and networking functions, attend the evening receptions, offering the perfect setting.

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DAY TWO: Wednesday 7 March 2018

A SPOTLIGHT ON TURKEY


08:00am – 10:15am
NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Start Day Two with breakfast served for all attendees offering the perfect place to catch up with colleagues on your event so far and meet new potential clients.


10:15am – 11:00am
COFFEE & NETWORKING



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11:00am – 11:15am
KEYNOTE WELCOME


11:15am – 12:00pm
TURKEY – STIMULATING INVESTMENT IN THE TRANSCONTINENTAL TELECOMS HUB 
Moderator: James Pearce, Deputy Editor, CAPACITY MEDIA 
Ivo Ivanov, Chief Strategic & Corporate Development Officer, DE-CIX
Serkan Servim, CEO, MEDIANOVA 
Emre Erdem,
Wholesale Director, TURKCELL
Mehmet Toros,
CEO, TURK TELEKOM INTERNATIONAL


12:00pm – 12:15pm
AN ADDRESS FROM THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATINS AUTHORITY (BTK)    


12:15pm – 12:30pm
INVESTING IN TURKEY: AN ADDRESS FROM THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY PRIME MINISTER INVESTMENT SUPPORT AND PROMOTION AGENCY (ISPAT)


12:30pm – 2:00pm
NETWORKING LUNCH


3:00pm – 4:00pm
COFFEE AND NETWORKING




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4:00pm – 5:00pm
NEXT GENERATION NETWORKS – MANAGING THE SUCCESSFUL ROLLOUT OF SDN

■ 
A sharing of best practice – analysing the varying methods used in SDN deployment

■ What are fundamental points of consideration for network architects when ensuring SDN rollout is successful and maximises ROI?

■ What typical challenges do operators need to be aware of when integrating SDN with hardware components?

■ What can cloud infrastructure offer SDN implementation to enhance the agility and adaptability of the network?

Moderator: Matthew Whalley, Director, ILEX CONTENT STRATEGIES
George Sloan,
 VP, AT&T
Carl Roberts, CCO, EPSILON
Ismail Saeed,
VP Managed Services and Network Operations, GULF BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL (GBI)
Veer Passi,
CEO, KALAAM TELECOM BAHRAIN
Kevin Vachon, COO, MEF
Rik Harrris,
Head of Platform Architecture and Strategy, TELSTRA ENTERPRISE


5:00pm – 6:30pm
EVENING RECEPTION

After a long day of meetings on Day Two as well our expert led conference sessions, take a well-earned rest and attend the evening reception, offering the perfect setting to unwind and hopefully toast new found business for the year ahead!

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DAY THREE: Thursday 8 March 2018


08:30am – 9:15am
NETWORKING BREAKFAST


09:15am – 9:30am

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE CITY OF DUBAI


09:30am – 11:00am

SMART CITIES WORKSHOP: THE MIDDLE EAST ADVISORY

The smart cities workshop will welcome a dedicated advisory board consisting of the industry leaders driving the Smart City concept within the Middle Eastern region. Each advisory board representative will present on a different fundamental aspect that underpins the development of the smart city concept as either a developer of smart initiatives or from a supportive based approach in smart innovations.

Advisory board:
Consultant representative
Legal representative – Diane Mullenex, Partner, PINSENT MASON LLP
Operator representative
Vendor representative - Ross McKenzie, Transportation Leader, HONEYWELL
Content provider representative


10:00am – 11:00am
COFFEE & NETWORKING

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11:30pm- 12:00pm
BUILDING A SECURE NETWORK ARCHITECTURE FOR THE IOT DIGITAL REVOLUTION

■ 
Pinpointing the critical vulnerabilities that IoT devices expose to global networks

■ By prioritising security on the C-suite agenda, what can the industry leaders responsible for protecting the networks do to drive greater industry collaboration around security?

■ What can be done at government and regulatory level to bring in legislation to harden both networks and devices?

■ How can carriers, manufacturers and solution provider’s work together in pursuit of truly secure networks? 

Moderator: Karim Yaici, Senior Analyst, ANALYSYS MASON
Miles McWilliams,
Head - Internet, Content and Security Solutions, DEUTSCHE TELEKOM ICSS
Deepak Gusain
, Director – Business Development – Mobility, IoT and Collaborative Services, TATA COMMUNICATIONS 
Stuart Evers, Group CCO, TÜRK TELEKOM INTERNATINAL


12:30PM – 2:00PM
NETWORKING LUNCH


2:00PM
END OF CAPACITY MIDDLE EAST 2018

 

 



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