The Convergence Summit - 2015


  • Umniah
  • Orange


  • Dr. Abdulrahman Addas, Partner, Bain & Company
  • Dr. Jon Anderson, Professor of Anthropology, Catholic University of America, in Washington, DC
  • Mr. Faris Awartani, Chairman of FTTH Council MENA, FTTH Council MENA
  • Mr. Hatem Dowidar, CEO, Vodafone Egypt
  • Mr. Bassam Hajhamad, Director in Strategy & Communication, Booz & Company
  • Mr. Ghassan Hasbani, Founder & CEO, GrayCoats                                     
  • Mr. Robert Lakos, Chief Commercial Officer, My HD
  • Mr. Mohamad Mourad, Managing Director MENA, Google
  • Mr. Sanjay Raina, General Manager, Fox Middle East
  • Mr. Santino Saguto, Partner, Deloitte & Touche
  • Mr. Fares Sayegh, General Manager, Roya TV
  • Mr. Jawad Shaikh, Executive Vice President, Du                                         
  • Mr. Jay Srage, President, Middle East and Africa, Qualcomm
  • Mr. Jean-Francois Thomas, CEO, Orange
  • Mr. Mikkel Vinter, CEO, Virgin Mobile
  • Mr. Stewart White, CEO, Akhet Consulting
  • Mr. Jawad Abbassi, Founder and General Manager, Arab Advisors Group 


Convergence 2015: The Convergence Of Everything
How countries and markets can best leverage the new frontiers of the Internet of Things.

-  The role of big data, especially from TMT sector, in vital verticals (health, commerce, education)

-  How to optimize and guarantee continued Investments in broadband and telecom infrastructure as the base for all convergence

-  Mobile and electronic payments: Opportunities and challenges

-  HD TV & Pay TV: professionally produced content role in the future

-  The future roles and relevance of telcos: From carriers of voice and data to an essential player in day-to-day activities

-  Wearable technologies: Their state and prospects in MENA.