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  • Manager
    Johann Adjovi is a Manager at global consultancy in Telecoms and Media, Analysys Mason. Johann joined Analysys Mason in 2008, and has become an expert of the various broadcast technologies (IPTV, satellite, Digital Terrestrial Television), and their impact on services, business models and regulatory implications More
  • Analyst
    Karim Yaici is a lead analyst for Analysys Mason's The Middle East and Africa regional research programme. His primary areas of specialisation include operator strategies, telecoms market developments and consumer trends in MEA. He is also a regular speaker and moderator at regional telecoms events. Karim has More
  • CEO
    Ayman Irshaid, CEO of AreebaAreeba came into the social media business as Founder of AreebaAreeba a social networking website that empowers people to connect and share knowledge around the world. With broad ICT experience in the international and local marketplace, Ayman has established an enviable record of providing More
  • Vice President Strategy
    Based in Abu Dhabi UAE, Scott is Vice President of Strategy for Etisalat C&WSScott has held executive positions with Mitel, Teleglobe, Time,  Orblynx:  in Singapore, Malaysia, Paris, Miami, Washington D.C. and Montreal. With over 25 years of global telecom experience, Scott’s focus is on mobile and More
  • Digital Media Director
    Digital Media Director in Dubai Media Inc. Founder of UAE’s first virtual online community on Twitter “Emiratweet”, Board of Director at Social Media Club MENA and Founder/ President of Social Media Club UAE.At Dubai Media Inc, Heba leads a dynamic team which focuses on Digital Media innovation to More
  • EVP Carrier & Wholesale Services
    Ali Amiri is Executive Vice President of Etisalat’s Carrier and Wholesale Services (C&WS), he is responsible for all the International and Wholesale Services.  Etisalat C&WS offers the most comprehensive portfolio of Mobile, Data, IP, Voice and Roaming services.  Ali continues to lead the evolution and More
  • Client Partner MENA
     Alain started his career in advertising in Saudi Arabia with a regional scope.  In 2011, he joined Facebook to help develop the advertising business in Middle East and Africa, focusing mainly on GCC and Saudi Arabia.
  • CSO
    Mr. Nauman Arshad is the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at icflix where he is responsible for corporate strategy, mergers & acquisitions, global alliances, and distribution strategies. With over two decades of experience across multiple industries, Mr. Arshad brings a wealth of knowledge that combines transformational More
  • Vice President, Wholesale and Business Solutions
    Georges Jaber is Vice President, Wholesale and Business Solutions at Integrated Telecom Company (ITC: ). He heads the wholesale, enterprise direct, indirect sales as well as the pre-sales teams of ITC.Georges has an overall experience of 22 years in the telecommunications industry focusing mainly on More
  • Director of Strategic Planning and Performance
    Taimur Ellahi, is a Director at Intigral. While at Intigral, Taimur has contributed to several core activities such as strategy development, market intelligence, performance management, corporate development, PMO, and Innovation. Before joining Intigral, Taimur was an Associate with Booz & Company (Dubai) and for over More
  • Co-Founder
    Samer Abdin is the co-founder & CEO of Istikana, a web based VOD platform offering premium Arab TV programming. Samer graduated from University College London with a BSc in Astrophysics in 1999, after which he traded financial derivatives for 5 years. After completing his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management in More
  • VP, Solution Engineering EMEA
     Jon Herd brings 10 years of industry experience to bear on understanding and solving real technical and business challenges facing every digital business today, delivering data at scale to global users. Currently leading the Solution Engineering activities for Limelight Networks in EMEA and responsible for More
  • Head of New Media
    In his role at MBC, Fares looks after the digital portfolio for MBC and is responsible for helping define the digital strategy for MBC group.  Further, Fares also heads all distribution efforts for the group across TV, Music, Radio, Online and Mobile.  Fares is an experienced strategist, having founded More
  • CEO
    Andrew Grenville - CEO, OrixcomAndrew founded Orixcom in 2013, having recognised the increasing role of UAE as a Telecoms and ICT regional hub, and seen the need to help provide customers with efficient international access and cloud services in the Middle East and Africa. Orixcom is an international More
  • VP, Corporate Projects
    David has over 25 years experience in the Telecommunications sector, 20 of which has been in leadership roles, including roles with Telstra, C&W and PCCW in businesses in Australia, Asia, the Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. His use of disruptive technologies, systems and processes to change the competition More
  • Senior Manager
    Ayan Sen is a Senior Manager with global strategy consulting firm Peppers & Rogers, and leads the firm’s Analytics practice as well as customer management domain within communication, media and telecom practice in the Middle East & Africa. He has over 9 years of consulting and analytics experience having More
  • CEO & Partner
    Since 1990, Ali Ajouz worked for Pay & Free TV platforms in advertising sales, marketing, PR and recently as MD & Partner of SAWA Media in Content Production & Distribution, Broadcast TV Services and Digital Product Placement, a solution to creative media agencies and advertisers.After completing his MA in Economics More
  • Head of Digital Strategy
    Thair is the Head of Digital Strategy at Abu Dhabi-based Sky News Arabia, where he is responsible for the development, planning and direction of the station’s online, mobile and multimedia platforms.Thair began his media career in 2000 with the ITP Publishing Group as an assistant editor for the Arabic language More
  • Senior Market Development Manager, CDN for India and MENA
    Rajesh Kumar is Sr. Market Development Manager - CDN for India and MENA. Rajesh has been involved in setting up the CDN infrastructure globally for Tata Communications. Currently he is working on building partnerships with various players in the Content and Digital Media Ecosystem and providing CDN solutions to online More
  • Noura Al Kaabi is the Chief Executive Officer of the Media Zone Authority-Abu Dhabi (twofour54), a Government initiative to develop sustainable media and creative industries for the UAE and for the region. Noura leads the Media Zone Authority and its subsidiaries, whose primary objectives are to foster Arab-focussed More
  • Business Development Manager
    Marco Brandstätter, 40, CEO of cloudbroker and Senior Business Accelerator at DE-CIX. Marco plays a key role in successfully establishing and developing the 1st carrier and datacentre neutral IXP, the UAE-IX  in Dubai, UAE. Prior to this Marco was the CEO of i3B, an international wholesale company More
  • Managing Director
    Abed is the founder and Managing Director at Vinelab, a digital entertainment company based in the UAE and serving broadcast, music and sports entities in the MENA region with digital executions. Vinelab clients include MBC Group, Rotana Media Group, Sony Music, EMI, Ragheb Alama, Yara, Nancy Ajram, Magida El Roumi, More
  • Founder & CEO
    VYU, INC.
    Ahmed Nassef is a long-time entrepreneur and emerging markets Internet executive. Before founding VYU, Ahmed was Vice President and Managing Director of Yahoo! Middle East & Africa, leading Yahoo!'s operations in the region for almost 4 years, during which time he helped double Yahoo!'s audience in the region and More
  • Business Development Director
    Christos is the Director of Business Development at Yahoo Maktoob based in Dubai leading strategic partnerships across the Middle East and Africa. Before Yahoo, Christos was an Engagement Manager in Booz & Company’s TMT practice. There he advised Boards and the Management of leading telecom operators, ICT More
  • Client Development Director
    Ellen Van Meerendonk is Client Development Director for Yahoo Middle East and Africa -   Responsible for aggregating and translating industry development insights, regional market analysis, trends & category activity (globally & locally) in order to generate and build strategic high-level campaign ideation More
  • Business Planning Manager
    I enjoy working on cutting edge technology; Always looking for taking an active role to contribute to the growth of digital businesses, source new opportunities through creating products and services that make people lives easier. I have been always drawn to technology, and I have over 14 years of experience in More

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