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At the Telecom Review Summit 2017, Telecom Review TV caught up with Tarig Rahmatalla, CEO of Expresso Telecom Group, an African telecommunications company that provides services in five African markets including Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea, and Ghana. He expressed his gratitude towards Telecom Review for bringing industry leaders together to exchange ideas to benefit the telecom industry.

Imad Kreidieh, Director General of OGERO Telecom, the main operator of the fixed telecommunications network in Lebanon, spoke to Telecom Review TV at the Telecom Review Summit 2017 about his participation at the event where he discussed digital transformation and digital government, with a focus on Lebanon, where transformation “is lagging behind.”

Speaking to Telecom Review TV at the Telecom Review Summit 2017, Toufi Saliba shared his thoughts on cyber-security and crypto-economics. Saliba co-authored fully-decentralized blockchain protocol, co-founded ToDa Foundation and 7 blockchain companies. He is currently CEO of Toda Algorand, the “Hewlett Packard of Blockchains”.

Saudi Arabia-based Integrated Telecom Company (ITC) aims to expand its wholesale services globally in terms of managed IT services, managed security services, and more, according to Georges Jaber, Business Development & Wholesale Division. Telecom Review TV spoke to Jaber at the 2017 Telecom Review Summit in Dubai, who spoke about the company’s strategy going into 2018.

In a wide-ranging interview, Telecom Review TV caught up with Silicon Valley-based Sri Reddy, Senior Vice President for IP/Optical Networks at Nokia, who spoke about how enterprises are changing drastically to adopt more digital and cloud-based business practices. He also touched on 5G, and talked about Nokia’s FP4, the world’s first 2.4Tb/s network processor which allows the most advanced networks to deliver up to 6x more speed.

Telecom Review TV caught up with Deemah AlYahya, CEO of Saudi Arabia’s National Digitization Unit (NDU), a government arm mandated to accelerate efforts to achieve Saudi Vision 2030 objectives, an initiative to diversify the kingdom’s economy away from oil dependence. Ms. AlYahya said Saudi NDU was inspired by Dubai’s vision.

Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Saudi Arabia’s largest telecom provider, focused on its enterprise business at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai this year. The company introduced new enterprise solutions, including cloud and IoT services. It’s a new chapter for STC, said Key Accounts VP Riyadh Muawad, as the company aims to be the back bone of Saudi Arabia’s transformation agenda. 

Telecom Review TV secured an exclusive interview with James Petter, VP EMEA Pure Storage at GITEX Technology Week, to discuss findings from their recently published EVOLUTION 2017 report, and their prospects moving forward in the region.

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Dr. Mohamed Madkour, VP Marketing and Head of Global Wireless Branding, Huawei, spoke to Telecom Review TV at the Telecom Review Summit 2017 about how 5G will “enable a whole new generation of mobile internet that not only transports data but also communicates skills and talents, which will unlock new opportunities for economies, industries and societies.”

BG Kumar, President Core Product, Mavenir, reflects on discussions at the Telecom Review Summit 2017, such as challenges facing telecom operators in the region, which are “similar to challenges facing operators in other parts of the world.” Mavenir is a US technology company that offers a portfolio of digital services that enable global communications across a variety of mobile devices and platforms.

Dr. Chaesub Lee, Director of the Telecommunications Standardization Bureau, part of the ITU, caught up with Telecom Review TV at the Telecom Review Summit 2017 to share his perspective on digital and smart governance, and the importance of SMART networking. Lee reflected on his panel discussion at the Summit which focused on the role of governments in digital transformation and emerging technologies such as 5G.

Summit Sessions

Joint Keynote:
Younus Al Nasser
Assistant Director General, Smart Dubai Office
CEO, Dubai Data Establishment

Wesam Lootah
CEO, Smart Dubai Government Establishment

Topic:
Egypt’s Vision for Digital Transformation

Topic:
Role of Telecom operators in the Smart City

Topic:
Digital Transformation: What’s next for Telcos?