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2015 Agenda

DAY TWO: Wednesday 11 March 2015
WHOLESALE CONNECTIVITY AND INNOVATION

8.00am
Networking Breakfast      

9.30am 
KEYNOTE PANEL: FOCUS ON CABLES:  ADDRESSING THE REGIONAL DISPARITY IN CONNECTIVITY

• Update on GBI cable reaching Iraq
• BBG and AAE1 cable build – giving rise to low latency routes
• Building cables to Fujirah
• Growing reach through submarine cables: MENA Cable
• Understating the regulatory speed breakers impacting network and infrastructure upgrades
 
Moderator: Andrew Grenville, CEO, ORIXCOM
Amr Eid
, CCO, GBI
Sohail Qadir, VP Wholesale Business Unit, OMANTEL
Radwan Moussali, Senior Vice President - Middle East, Central Asia and Africa, TATA COMMUNICATIONS
Beshr Chamssi
, CCO, MENA CABLE
Chris Bayly, SVP of Middle East & Africa, GLOBAL CLOUD XCHANGE
George Nikoloudis, COO, OTEGLOBE

10.15am  
INTERVIEWS: TAPPING INTO NEW REVENUE STREAMS AND UNTAPPED MARKETS THROUGH MVNOs

• Carrier perspective on MVNO opportunities in the region
• Where are the benefits for MNOs to host an MVNO?
• Where can MVNOs add value and generate new revenues?
• Identifying the global MVNO trends in the Middle East?
• What do MVNOs mean for the wholesale departments?
• Future outlook and opportunities for MVNOs in the Middle East 

Moderator: Raza Rizvi, Managing Associate, SIMMONS & SIMMONS LLP
Mazen Al Dawod
, Director Carrier Marketing/MVNO/3rd Party, MOBILY
Yasser Alobaidan, CEO, JAWRAA and Global Director, THE IMVNOX ASSOCIATION
Gurkan Ozturk, CEO, TEO (TELECOM OMAN)

10.45am 
EXECUTIVE SPOTLIGHT: A NEW ERA OF MANAGED SERVICES – MEETING CUSTOMER DEMANDS

As competition in the region reaches new levels, the delivery of better than the best customer service is a key focal point. As data service demands increase, this is the perfect opportunity to hear what new technologies and services vendors are providing to the operators to stay abreast market trends. Understand the cost implications of implementing these network upgrades

Staffan Göjeryd, Vice President Data & Infra, TELIASONERA INTERNATIONAL CARRIER

11.00am 
Morning coffee break and networking opportunity

Sponsored by:
BICS

12.00pm 
CAPACITY MIDDLE EAST 2015: NEWS OF THE HOUR & CEO INTERVIEWS

Find out the latest news, and hear our speakers address the latest trends from OTT partnerships, to voice services, net neutrality, new innovative services and start-ups, emerging technologies and security threats. Also, find out what our speakers think the market will look like in 5 years’ time!

Interviewer:
Adnan Nawaz
, News Anchor, BBC WORLD

Featuring:
Alessandro Talotta
, CEO, TELECOM ITALIA SPARKLE
Brendan Ives
, CEO, TELIASONERA INTERNATIONAL CARRIER

12.40pm 
Networking opportunity

1:15pm
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 meeting planner, made available four weeks prior to the event.

Sponsored by: STC

2:30pm
Afternoon coffee and networking in the exhibition meeting area

All afternoons at Capacity Middle East 2015 are devoted exclusively 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

5.00pm
Capacity Middle East 2015 - Evening Reception

All delegates are invited  to the Capacity Middle East 2015 evening reception to catch up with fellow attendees in a relaxed environment to discuss the day's events and make plans for the evening.

 



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