SAMENA Council, Tech Mahindra to host ‘Beyond Connectivity’ conference

The conference and Tech Mahindra’s Annual CME Summit to bring telecom and ICT industry stakeholders under one roof in Dubai


Staff Report

Dubai – SAMENA Telecommunications Council, the tri-regional, non-profit telecommunications industry association, and Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services and solutions will jointly hold the Beyond Connectivity (BYC 2018) – Tech Mahindra Annual Communications, Media and Entertainment (CME) Summit 2018, themed “In The Future”.

This is a major networking and thought leadership event for the industry that seeks to bring together representatives of the public and the private sectors, including leaders and top-ranking professionals from telecom operators, telecoms technology companies and leading consulting firms, active within the ICT arena. To be held on April 5 in Dubai at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the one-day Summit will provide a strategic knowledge-sharing platform for SAMENA Council’s members and industry leaders to discuss the evolving telecommunications landscape and industry challenges and will highlight themes such as AI and software transformation, IoT and smart cities, customer experience, networks, cloud, and security.

“The Summit aims to provide a comprehensive view into the future of telecom industry and the impact that software, disaggregation, opensource, AI and IoT will bring as the future unfolds. This is Tech Mahindra’s premium industry forum …. where we collaborate with like-minded technology partners to discuss trends, technology bets and strategic problems that CEOs of telecom service providers are looking to solve,” said Manish Vyas, President Communications Business and Chief Executive, Network Services.

Commenting on the significance of this event, Bocar A. BA, CEO & Board Member of SAMENA Telecommunications Council said, “Dialogue, co-operation and co-ordination in understanding what the future holds for us are central to our ability in being able to make the most of the promises it holds. For this, we need to understand what lies in the future and how the presence of new technologies, new man-created intelligence, and hyper-connectedness, whereby more machines than humans will be connected on our telecom networks, will impact our digital experience.”

Among other industry speeches, a keynote by Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of UAE’s Deputy Director General, Eng. Majed Sultan Al Mesmar, will be followed by addresses from seminar hosts, SAMENA Council and Tech Mahindra. Heads, partners and CEOs of telecom operators across South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa will participate in panel discussions along with Tech Mahindra and the ‘In the Future’ summit’s global sponsors Oracle, PTC, and Red Hat.