Schedule

23 Nov, 2020
# Session Speaker(s) Time Venue
1 Opening Remarks Saleem Alblooshi 10:00 AM - 10:05 AM GST du
2 Agenda and introduction to GCF Lars Nielsen 10:05 AM - 10:15 AM GST GCF
3 5G – how, what, where, why? The global picture and implications for MENA Chris Hogg 10:15 AM - 10:25 AM GST GCF
4 Transforming the operator from the inside out: key technologies and lessons learned. Dr Mahmoud R Sherif 10:25 AM - 10:40 AM GST du
5 Partnership, a relevant strategy to develop new Orange services Micheline Perrufel 10:40 AM - 10:50 AM GST Orange
6 5G - Accelerating Growth Sami Nashwan 10:50 AM GST - 11:05 AM GST Huawei
7 Riding the 5G wave: AI at the Edge Mr Aji Ed 11:05 AM - 11:20 AM GST Nokia
8 5G Speedtest and latency: How does MENA compare with other regions? James Carroll 11:25 AM - 11:35 AM GST Ookla
9 How Open RAN will transform mobile networks Sarabjit Singh 11:35 AM - 11:50 AM GST Keysight
10 The 5G Business challenge: Finding and developing new businesses and services in key verticals Abdessattar Sassi 11:50 AM - 12:05 PM GST ZTE
11 Applying ITU’s AI/ML Toolset in Communications Networks Dr. Bilel Jamoussi 12:05 PM - 12:15 PM GST ITU
12 AI/ML in future networks: opportunities for MENA Vishnu Ram OV 12:15 PM - 12:25 PM GST IEEE
13 Cloud and AI: New applications enabled by 5G, AI and Cloud Tayfun Wang 12:25 PM - 12:35 PM GST CloudMinds
14 5G Mobile Network Testing Jibran Siddiqui 12:35 PM - 12:55 PM GST Rohde & Schwarz
15 Wrap up, lessons learned and intro to day 2. Lars Nielsen 12:55 PM - 1:00 PM GST GCF
24 Nov, 2020
# Session Speaker(s) Time Venue
1 Welcome and recap from day 1 Lars Nielsen 10:00 AM - 10:05 AM GST GCF
2 MENA Mobile Economy: Trends and best practices in stimulating 5G enabled economic growth. Jawad Abbassi 10:05 AM - 10:20 AM GST GSMA
3 5G brings exciting opportunities but also major challenges to deliver memorable Customers Experience for Telcos. Dr. Emmanuel Manyonganise 10:20 AM - 10:35 AM GST du business
4 Mobile Private network and IOT Industrial use cases Ammar Sabbagh 10:35 AM - 10:50 AM GST Ericsson
5 Healthcare and becoming ‘covid-secure’: How 5G, AI and Cloud are keeping people healthy in UAE David Lee 10:50 AM - 11:00 AM GST Singular Wings
6 How AI opens up new opportunities for new services: 5G and AI, Necessities and Ethics Shadi Hayani 11:00 AM - 11:10 AM GST TelcoMira
7 5G campus in Dubai, how campus use cases will foster innovation. Falk Schröder 11:20 AM - 11:30 AM GST Detecon
8 LiFi and 5G as natural connectivity partners Mohamed Azayem 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM GST LiFi Alliance
9 Cloud-native architectures will define the vRAN future Mohamed Bakry 11:45 AM - 12:00 noon GST Cisco
10 4G Evolution to cloud native 5G Core Orhan Nazlisoz 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM GST HPE
11 Covid secure: How identity solutions are becoming critical to the fight against covid. Anas Mostafa 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM GST Veridos
12 Strategy in Action: How operators can benefit from collaborative strategy setting with their IoT suppliers – a case study from the defence industry Prof. Jerome Couturier PhD, MBA 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM GST 3H Partners
13 Panel Session: Developing new businesses using 5G, AI and cloud - lessons learned and ways forward. Lars Nielsen, Chris Hogg, Jawad Abbassi, Prof. Jerome Couturier PhD, MBA, Dr. Ayman ElNashar 12:45 PM - 12:55 PM GST GCF
14 Final thoughts, lessons learned and prizes draw Lars Nielsen 12:55 PM - 1:00 PM GST GCF