# Session Speaker(s) Time Venue
1 Opening remarks Saleem Alblooshi 10:00 AM - 10:05 AM GST du
2 An address by TDRA: UAE 5G Journey Saleh Al Masabi 10:05 AM - 10:15 AM GST TDRA
3 5G use case innovation: Leveraging industry programs to accelerate time to market. Lars Nielsen, Chris Hogg 10:15 AM - 10:25 AM GST GCF
4 Why do we need connectivity? How does connectivity impact our lives? Jawad Abbassi 10:25 AM - 10:35 AM GST GSMA
5 Developing a business beyond smartphones: An operator’s journey. Dr. Ayman ElNashar 10:35 AM - 10:45 AM GST du
6 Smart Communication and Infrastructure - The missing pieces of Level 5 Autonomous Driving. Dr. Manzoor Khan 10:45 AM - 10:55 AM GST UAE University
7 5G virtualisation and cloud based RAN - new opportunities for new services Mr Aji Ed 10:55 AM - 11:05 AM GST Nokia
8 Next generation devices for next generation services To be announced 11:05 AM - 11:15 AM GST HTC
9 Ensuring our data and services are secure: how to plan for and manage security for IoT services David Rogers 11:15 AM - 11:25 AM GST Copperhorse
10 How robots experience 5G network quality Arnd Sibila 11:25 AM - 11:35 AM GST Rohde & Schwarz
11 Mission Critical Networks: How MENA is preparing for the move to mission critical broadband (4G/5G). Kevin Graham 11:35 AM - 11:45 AM GST TCCA
12 Open RAN – an operator’s dream or an interoperability nightmare? Jose Montero 11:45 AM - 11:55 AM GST Keysight Technologies
13 Testing in a 5G world - how cloud, AI and automation changes everything Anil Kollipara 11:55 AM - 12:05 PM GST Spirent
14 Panel Session Lars Nielsen, Chris Hogg 12:05 PM GST - 12:15 PM GST
15 Closing remarks and Prizes Draw Lars Nielsen 12:15 - 12:15 PM GST