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Seminar Language: English
|11: 00 – 11:05||Welcome Remarks|
|Mr. Charly Gordon
Deputy Director of the ICC Innovation for All hub, International Chamber of Commerce
|11:05 – 11:20||MENA MOBILE ECONOMY: Trends and best practices in stimulating 5G enabled economic growth|
|Mr. Jawad Jalal Abbassi,
Head of MENA, GSMA
|11:20 – 11:35||The Promise of 5G Technology|
|Eng. Salma Al Sulaiti
Head of Standards and Next Generation Technology, Communications Regulatory Authority
|11:35 – 11:50||5G – Enabling businesses|
|Mr. Hassan Al Emadi
Assistant Director Government Accounts, Ooredoo
|11:50 – 12:00||Questions & Answers Session|
Charly Gordon is Deputy Director of the ICC Innovation for All hub, based in Paris. The IFA hub oversees a number of commissions and working groups, including the Commission for the Digital Economy, which brings together over 300 members to shape advocacy strategies and share business best practices.
Before joining ICC, Charly worked for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Trade, as well as for several consulting agencies in the digital sector. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Sciences Po.
Jawad Jalal Abbassi
Head of Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
Jawad leads the GSMA MENA team in the UAE, Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Tunisia responsible for GSMA work & activities in the MENA region, which spans 25 countries. He overseas the MENA advocacy activities and GSMA programs such as future networks and technology programs. As a team, our role also includes engaging our members (the mobile operators) in the strategic directions of the GSMA including strategies for 5G deployments, Internet of Things, Identity and AI.
The GSMA MENA team works with a wider team of mobile experts based in London and other locations within the GSMA is in charge of engaging all stakeholders in the region and advocacy work to insure the sustainable investments in mobile broadband networks. Our work includes promoting the mobile industry’s positive contributions to regional and national economic development at the highest levels, influencing the region’s major opinion leaders.
Jawad’s career experience in ICT and Media spans 26 years. Before joining the GSMA as head of MENA in Oct 2015, Jawad managed the Arab Advisors Group, which he had founded in 2001 and sold 55% of the company to the Arab Jordan Investment Bank in 2005. Before founding Arab Advisors Group, Jawad’s career experience included working as a senior telecommunications and technology consultant with the Yankee Group in Boston – USA. Between 1998 and 2000, Mr. Abbassi was a Senior Analyst with the communications research arm of the Economist Intelligence Unit in Boston.
Jawad is also a frequent guest speaker at conferences and seminars related to technology, communications and media in the Arab World.
Jawad has received his BSc in engineering from the American University in Cairo -Egypt in 1993 and received a scholarship for an MSc in information systems from the London School of Economics in 1998. He also completed executive education courses in finance for Senior Executives from Harvard Business School in July 2010 and Comparative Tax Policy in August 2018 from Harvard Kennedy School.
Hassan Al Emadi currently leads the B2B Government Account management, responsible for the strategic direction, vision, growth and performance of the sector.
A professional with more than 10 years of business experience, Hassan is known for driving sales growth, maximizing operational excellence and delivering financial performance.
He started at Ooredoo Group as a senior investment management analyst. Continuously seeking challenges, in 2016 he moved to Ooredoo Qatar’s B2B unit.
He most recently served as the main lead for Ooredoo, where he led sales, commercials, and solutions where he was responsible for securing a major smart nation project (TASMU) which was designed to accelerate the Qatar national Vision 2030. Also, he has managed to grow the Data Center and ICT business within the government sector.
Hassan was previously appointed as a Management accountant at Qatar Foundation and holds a Master’s degree in strategic business unit management from HEC- Paris in Qatar and a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a specialization in finance from the American University in Washington, DC .
Eng. Salma Mohamed Al Sulaiti holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering majoring in computer and communications from Texas A&M University at Qatar. Currently working as the Head of Standards & Next-Generation Technology at the Communications Regulatory Authority.
Her Job responsibility mainly focuses on the below items within the telecom field:
- Conducting researches and studies on future next-generation networks services and applications in Qatar.
- Managing next-generation telecommunication networks and internet plans and projects implementation in Qatar Ex: 5G, IoT, M2M, AI.
- Leading and monitoring the transition to new internet protocol.
- Developing technical standards for Next Generation applications and networks.