Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

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Hatem Bamatraf

Chief Technology Officer
Etisalat International

Hatem started his professional career with Etisalat in 1995 as part of the Mobile team, where he played a major role in building and maintaining excellent network performance which positioned Etisalat as one of the leading mobile networks in the region. In 2004, Hatem was seconded to Mobily’s launch team as Director Mobile Network Development. In this capacity he was responsible of all Mobile Network activities from planning, implementation, and operations. He successfully played a major role in launching a commercial network within 6 months period; a remarkable achievement and considered to be one of the fastest telecom launches in the world. Hatem joined du in 2007 as Sr. Vice President Network Development, where he was responsible for Fixed and Mobile Network Development. Hatem’s experience has helped du to position itself as a strong contender in the market. Late in 2012, he moved to head the Enterprise Business Unit at du and became Executive Vice President Enterprise Business leading a large team of Sales, Marketing and Broadcasting. He built the foundation of the Enterprise Business division from process, culture, focus and strategy. Hatem is currently CTO Etisalat International aligning with all local CTO’s for the overall strategy and creating value out of synergy. Hatem is a graduate of Etisalat College of Engineering, Sharjah and holds a Bachelor degree of Engineering in Communication with 2nd Class Honors. He was also awarded by the Global Telecom Business as one of the 40 under 40 telecom leaders in the world.


Sessions of the speaker

24-MAR-2020

24-MAR-2020

14:30 – 16:00

-Applying AI application to 5G networks to streamline and customise services and increase a provider’s return on investment.
-Enabling Intelligent connectivity: 5G, AI and IoT accelerates technological development and enable new disruptive digital service. And how does intelligent connectivity play a significant role in critical sectors like -Transportation, healthcare, education, Industrial & Manufacturing operations etc.
-How is 5G going to change the world? 

14:30 – 14:35

Introduction

Speakers:
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Jawad Jalal Abbassi
Head of Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
GSMA

14:35 – 14:55

Keynote Address

Speakers:
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Siim Sikkut
Government CIO / Deputy Secretary-General of IT and Telecom
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

14:55 – 15:55

Panel Discussion: The fusion of 5G, AI and IoT

Speakers:
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Siim Sikkut
Government CIO / Deputy Secretary-General of IT and Telecom
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
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Hatem Bamatraf
Chief Technology Officer
Etisalat International
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Wolfgang Egger
Vice President & Managing Director of HPE Middle East, and South Africa
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Chafic Traboulsi
Vice President and Head of Networks Middle East and Africa
Ericsson
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Hongyu Yao
Chief Executive Officer
YoYo Systems, Inc.
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Dr. Jassim Haji
President
Artificial Intelligence Society Bahrain

15:55 – 16:00