The 5th Annual Media & Telecommunications Convergence Conference - 2008

Sponsors:

  • Zain
  • Jawwal
  • Qualcomm
  • Globitel
  • Eskadenia
  • Ericsson
  • Jordan Telecom
  • Signal Communication
  • Greenpacket
  • Optimiza

Speakers:

  • Dr. Saad Al-Barrak, MD and Deputy Chairman – Zain Group
  • Mr. Sam Barnet, COO, MBC
  • Mr. Ross Cormack, CEO, Nawras
  • Mr. Mickael Ghossein, CEO, Jordan Telecom Group – Orange Jordan
  • Dr. Abdulmalik Jaber, Vice Chairman & CEO, Paltel Group
  • Mr. Peter Kaliaropolous, CE, Batelco
  • Mr. Osman Sultan, Chief Executive Officer, du
  • Mr. Fayez Abu Awad, Business Development Manager - MEA, Nokia Interactive
  • Mr. Mohammed Alayyan, Publisher and Chairman, Al Ghad Newspaper
  • Mr. Ammar Aker, CEO, Jawwal
  • Ms. Fayza Amin, General Manager Middle East & Africa Region, Malaysia Telecom
  • Mr. Clement Charron, JTG VP / General Manager Wholesale Business Unit.
  • Mr. Bashar Dahabra, CEO, Info2Cell.com
  • Mr. Bo-Erik Dahlström, President and CEO, Ericsson Market Unit Middle East
  • Mr. Maarten de Wit, Director, Oliver Wyman
  • Mr. Chris Forrester, Editorial Director, Rapid TV News
  • Mr. Luigi Gasparollo, V.P Business Development MENA, Qualcomm Europe
  • Mr. Krishna Gopal, Vice President – ME, Tech Mahindra
  • Mr. Nael Halawa, Managing Partner – Marketing and Business Development, Globitel
  • Mr. Saleh Hamza, CTO, NileSat
  • Dr. Bassam Hanoun, CEO, wi-tribe limited- Jordan PSC
  • Mr. Marwan Juma, CEO, XPress
  • Mr. Hakam Kanafani, Chief Business Development Officer, Oger Telecom
  • Mr. Tamouh Khauli, JTG VP / CEO Orange Innovations and Corporate Integrated Solutions BU
  • Mr. Sulieman Maani, CEO, Itisaluna
  • Dr. Wassef Masri, General Manager, Optimiza Jordan
  • Mr. Alexander McNabb, Group Account Director,
  • Spot on PR
  • Mr. Russell Merryman, Editor-in-Chief, Web & New Media, Al Jazeera English Channel
  • Mr. Massimo Migliuolo, Vice President Emerging Markets Service Provider, Cisco
  • Mr. Yousef Mugharbil, President Rotana, Digital Entertainment
  • Mr. Saad Nasir, CEO, Zain – Jordan
  • Mr Nael Salah, Managing Director and Founder, ESKADENIA Software
  • Mr. Yagoub Al Sulais, General Manager, Green packet Networks
  • Dr. Samer Taha, General Manager, Waseela for Integrated Telecommunications Company
  • Mr. Mikkel Vinter, CEO FRiENDi mobile
  • Mr. Jawad Abbassi, General Manager, Arab Advisors Group

Agenda:

  • “Know thy neighbor” networking minute
  • Managing Technology convergence and social convergence: the case of the Paltel group in Palestine.
  • How telecom operators and media companies envision cooperation / competition in the era of convergence and interactivity.

- Are the lines blurring between media broadcasters and telecom operators?

- Business models in the era of convergence.

- Telecom operators and media companies: Friends or Foes?

  • Regional software suppliers’ capabilities and their importance to the regional landscape
  • Unveiling Hidden Revenue Potentials
  • 3G terminal’s evolution and how it enables new market segments.
  • How VoIP will alter the ME telecom landscape in 2008 and Beyond
  • The New Economy. Capturing the next growth phase in a convergent future
  • Content, platforms and income: A review of what audiences like to see and do on the various media platforms of MBC, and a review of the business models used to generate a return.
  • Transformation of the Teleco Operations World Telecom & Media: - Threat & opportunities
  • The Broadcast industry’s strategy for new media delivery platforms (IPTV, Mobile TV,)

-  Strategies for content distributing and broadcasting.

-  Opportunities and challenges in the development of Mobile TV through various platforms

-  Platforms for TV: Sat TV, Terrestrial Digital TV, Mobile TV, IPTV

-  MPEG2 or MPEG4? Broadcasting's Holy Grail?

-  Free-to-air or pay TV?

-  Educating the public on new technologies 3D TV, fact or fantasy?

-  Solid state storage, the next vital step for telcos and TV

  • Wholesale strategies to drive broadband service uptake
  • Mobile Banking trends
  • An Overview of the recent technology developments in the field of broadband wireless access and their impact on the Arab Markets
  • “Know thy neighbor” networking minute
  • Next Generation Media Consumption
  • The content and convergence strategy of large telecom operators: The case of Oger Telecom
  • Arab telecom and media markets: A 2008 update
  • “MVNOs – An opportunity for improved customer propositions in MENA telecom?”
  • Jawwal: the era of new challenges
  • “Multi-Regional Infrastructure Redundancy towards National and Global Business communications Integrity - Showcasing Asia as a Case Study”
  • Telecom companies strategies for enhancing content. TV, Radio and Media operators’ Strategies to capitalize on enhanced telecoms usage amongst its target market. Liberalization policies effects on market development.
  • The future and promise for Wireless broadband and mobility: Battle of the standards or a future of co-existence?