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2015 Agenda

DAY ONE: Tuesday 10 March 2015
THE DIGITAL SMART MIDDLE EAST


7.45am
Registration and networking breakfast

Sponsored by: OOREDOO GLOBAL SERVICES


9.50am
KEYNOTE OPENING REMARKS

Hany Aly, Executive Vice President, Enterprise, DU 

10.00am 
EXCLUSIVE KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Jean-Pierre Mondalek, UAE General Manager, UBER

Join the leading technology firm that is evolving the way people move. As the company rapidly expand their presence in the Middle East, hear about how the app is connecting passengers to drivers, the technology involved to manage such a large scale business, the security concerns that are associated with their business and the future growth plans in the region

10:30am
PRESENTATION: IOT, CYBER SECURITY AND THE CHANGING TRENDS IN ENTERPRISE MANAGEABILITY
Nader Henein
, Regional Director, Advanced Security Solutions – Advisory Division, BLACKBERRY

11.00am

Morning coffee break and networking opportunity     

Sponsored by:  BISTALK

11.45am 
PRESENTATION: THE FUTURE OF THE WHOLESALE CARRIER BUSINESS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Ali Amiri,
EVP Carrier & Wholesale Services, ETISALAT

12.00pm
MENA SOUK: THE OTT EXPANSION IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND DEVELOPING CONTENT CARRIER RELATIONSHIP

• What expansion scope is there for OTT services in the Middle East?
• Future of VOIP products through wholesale services
• Building partnerships with carriers and enterprises
• Are content players a threat or an opportunity?
o How are carriers and content players working together to meet customer demands
• Infrastructure challenges in meeting high capacity demands – creating key partnerships with OTT providers
• What is the future of digital partnerships and the role of content providers?
o Media, advertising, TV
• What challenges are being faced in content delivery?
o What is the scope for local content development?

Moderator: Erik Kreifeldt, Senior Analyst, TELEGEOGRAPHY
Sabine Sitterli, Senior Director, Networks, AKAMAI
Ali Amiri
, EVP Carrier & Wholesale Services, ETISALAT
Mahesh Jaishankar
, VP Datamena & Broadcast, DU


12.45pm 
INTERNATIONAL PANEL DISCUSSION: SMART CITIES AND SMART WHOLESALE BUSINESS MODELS – HOW DO CARRIERS FIT INTO THE SMART CITIES CONCEPT?

• Re-defining carrier business models to fit the new smart cities initiative
• What are the latest updates in regional hubs and network development?
• How to optimize networks to manage the unprecedented demand in data
o LTE rollouts
o Investing in infrastructure
• Identifying the key new innovations in mobile connectivity to meet the smart cities vision
• Consumer driven services – creating long term smart services and growing revenue streams
o M-payments, m-health, m-government initiatives
• Implications of CDN services for wholesalers
• Understanding the global opinions on smart cities
o Similar initiatives in international markets
o What international investment scope has the smart cities vision given rise to?
• How will the increasing demands in capacity be managed?
• Anticipating the developments in the next 5 years and carriers role in world-wide smart cities

Moderator: Jawad J. Abbassi, General Manager, Arab Advisors Group
Massimo Migliuolo, CEO, INTELSEC & VADS BERHAD
Alexandre Pébereau, EVP International Carriers, ORANGE
Paul Berriman, Group CTO, PCCW GLOBAL


1.30pm
Lunch and networking opportunity    

All attendees are invited to attend a sit-down buffet lunch providing an ideal opportunity to catch up with colleagues and contacts. Don’t forget to pre-arrange your lunch meetings with the online planner MeetMe, made available four weeks prior to the event.

Sponsored by:  DATAMENA

2.30pm
Afternoon coffee and networking in the exhibition meeting area

All afternoons at Capacity Middle East 2015 are exclusively dedicated to networking:
• An ideal opportunity for back-to-back meetings with senior decision-makers
• Integrated exhibition and bilateral table area and meeting zones with seating
• Visit the meeting room holders
     

Sponsored by: TAWASUL TELECOM

5.00pm
Capacity Middle East 2015 evening reception   



Sponsored by:
  PCCW GLOBAL

 



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