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A look back at what the 2017 agenda delivered:

PRE-EVENT FUNCTIONS: Monday 6 March 2017

THE 6TH ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC EVENT


11:00am
6TH ANNUAL BISTALK INVITATIONAL GOLF CLASSIC EVENT
Sponsored by: BISTALK

With transport provided for all pre-registered attendees, enjoy a round of golf at the luxurious Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club with lunch and dinner provided. With pre-event golf lessons available, this event is for all levels of golfers. So come on down for an afternoon of networking and competition in the sun!. Find out more and register at www.bistalkgolf.com

WELCOME TO CAPACITY MIDDLE EAST 2017!


7:00pm – 8:30pm
WELCOME RECEPTION
Sponsored by: TÜRK TELEKOM INTERNATIONAL

Begin your Capacity Middle East 2017 experience at the pre-event evening reception, welcoming all attendees in a relaxed sociable environment at the luxurious Grand Hyatt, Dubai.

DAY ONE: Tuesday 7 March 2017

FUTURE CARRIER SERVICES


08:30am – 10:00am
REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST
Breakfast sponsored by: BISTALK

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


10:00am
OFFICIAL KEYNOTE WELCOME ADDRESS BY HONORARY SPOKESMAN

Ananda Bose, Chief Wholesale & Corporate Affairs Officer, DU


10:10am
PRESENTATION

Ali Amiri, Chief Carrier & Wholesale Officer, ETISALAT


10:25am – 11:25am
KEYNOTE: NEW WHOLESALE OFFERINGS 2017- 2025

► An update on monetising national infrastructure & changes in telecom regulation across the Middle East
► The impact of declining oil prices on wholesale telecoms
► Evaluating cost effective ways to consume and leverage technology services for wholesale
► Reshaping wholesale offerings in the Middle East to enable future digital services

Moderator: Bill Boyle, Managing Editor, CAPACITY MEDIA & GLOBAL TELECOMS BUSINESS
Khaled Tabbara, SVP- International Wholesale, Corporate Affairs, DU
Ali Amiri, Chief Carrier & Wholesale Officer, ETISALAT
Dr Homoud Alkussayer, VP & Head of Wholesale Business Unit, SAUDI TELECOM COMPANY (STC
)


11:25am – 12:00pm
NETWORKING & COFFEE
Sponsored by: TELENOR


12:00pm – 1:00pm
ADAPTING TO INNOVATION: EXPANDING NETWORKS TO OFFER NEXT GENERATION SERVICES

How can carriers meet demands in network optimisation and acceleration?
What is the wholesale strategy for SDN?
With video services, gaming and virtual reality driving explosion of traffic and latency battles, how will carriers address network developments?

Moderator
: Johann Adjovi, Principal, ANALYSYS MASON
George Sloan, VP, AT&T GLOBAL ACCESS SOLUTIONS
Rick Hillson, VP for Transformation, GULF BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL (GBI)
Kevin Vachon, COO, MEF
Pierre-Louis de Guillebon, CEO, ORANGE INTERNATIONAL CARRIERS


1:00pm – 2:00pm
LUNCH & NETWORKING
Sponsored by: SAUDI TELECOM COMPANY (STC)

You certainly won’t go hungry at Capacity Middle East 2017! Taking place in a beautiful outside setting, recharge for the afternoon and enjoy a buffet lunch on each day.

3:00pm – 3:35pm
NETWORKING & COFFEE
Sponsored by: TAWASUL TELECOM

5:00pm
EVENING RECEPTION
Sponsored by: PCCW GLOBAL

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!


DAY TWO: Wednesday 8 March 2017

SUBMARINE INVESTMENTS & CONTENT DELIVERY


08:30am – 10:00am
REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Breakfast sponsored by: QUALITYNET

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.


10:00am – 11:15am
THE SURGE OF NEW SUBMARINE CABLES & THE ROLE THEY PLAY IN ADDRESSING DATA EXPLOSION, CONTENT DEMANDS, REGIONAL IOT & CLOUD ADOPTION

► Updates on Omantel Wholesale interconnecting the Gulf to Africa (G2A) and Silk Road Gateway- 1 (SRG-1) cable systems
► Capturing market opportunities in North Africa with Facebook & Microsoft’s ‘giant’ subsea cable MAREA
► Connecting Africa with the Middle East & South Central Asia & onward to Europe Africa-1 submarine cable system
► Completion of the AAE-1 project
► Updates on SEA-ME-WE 5 for 2017 onwards
► An update on Iran’s cable projects & opportunities for international service providers

Moderator: Erik Kreifeldt, Senior Analyst, TELEGEOGRAPHY
Praveen Agarwal, VP & Business Head, Middle East & Africa, BHARTI AIRTEL
Amr Eid, CEO, GULF BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL (GBI)
Sohail Qadir, VP, Wholesale, OMANTEL
Alessandro Talotta, Chairman & CEO, SPARKLE
Mehmet Toros, CEO, TURK TELEKOM INTERNATIONAL
Vivek Jhamb, SVP, Connectivity Services, VODAFONE CARRIER SERVICES
Chris Wood, CEO, WIOCC


11:15am – 12:15pm
FAST-TRACKING DIGITAL CONTENT DELIVERY & SERVICES ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST

What will content services look like by 2020?
The role IXPs and data centres need to play in generating and hosting content locally
How are differing regulatory environments impacting content services in the Middle East?
How is the explosion in digital media impacting infrastructure, performance, reliability and security? 
Moderator: Erik Kreifeldt, Senior Analyst, TELEGEOGRAPHY
Harald Summa, CEO, DE-CIX
Amar Khan, Network Strategy, FACEBOOK
Franck Simon, Managing Director, FRANCE-IX SERVICES
Hassan Al Naqbi, CEO, KHAZNA DATA CENTER
Serkan Sevim, CEO, MEDIANOVA


10:45am – 11:20am

NETWORKING & COFFEE
Sponsored by: VIVA BAHRAIN

12:30pm – 2:00pm
LUNCH & NETWORKING
Sponsored by: GULF BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL (GBI)


3:00pm – 3:35pm
NETWORKING & COFFEE
Sponsored by: VERIZON PARTNER SOLUTIONS

5:00pm
EVENING RECEPTION
Sponsored by: SPARKLE

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!

DAY THREE: Thursday 9 March 2017

CLOUD & ENTERPRISE EXPANSION PLANS


08:30am – 09:45am
REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST
Sponsored by: BATELCO

Start the final day of Capacity Middle East 2017 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.


10:00am – 10:15am
THE NEW WHOLESALE
Carl Roberts, CCO, EPSILON

10:15am – 11:15am
RESHAPING THE WHOLESALE BUSINESS FOR CLOUD ENABLEMENT & ENABLING ENTERPRISE CONNECTIVITY

► With Cisco Global Cloud Index predicting MENA & Africa to have the highest cloud traffic growth rate in the world from 2014-2019, how is the industry currently tracking?
► What is the impact of cloud offerings for smaller players vs. larger carriers?
► What will cloud look like in the next 10 years and how can we address challenges associated with scale, cost and efficiency?
► What key factors do enterprises consider when selecting a service provider?
► What are the biggest challenges in cloud adoption?
► How do enterprises benchmark their network spend?

Moderator: Carl Roberts, CCO, EPSILON
Abou Mustafa, VP, DATAMENA
Maarten Büchli, Director, Network Planning & Acquisition, EMEA, MICROSOFT
Andrew Grenville, CEO, ORIXCOM
Radwan Moussalli, SVP Middle East, Central Asia & Africa, TATA COMMUNICATIONS


11:15am – 11:50am
NETWORKING & COFFEE
Sponsored by: MICROSOFT


12:30pm- 2:00pm
LUNCH & NETWORKING
Sponsored by: OOREDOO GLOBAL SERVICES

2:30pm
END OF CAPACITY MIDDLE EAST 2017

 



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