Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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


Wiktor Barcicki

Senior Director
Etisalat International

Wiktor Barcicki is a Senior Director in Etisalat International responsible for Technology
Economics. He works directly with Etisalat companies across the region to optimize the
Capex and Opex deployment.
He also supports other Etisalat International all teams working at the intersection of
technology, strategy and commercial. Prior to joining Etisalat, Wiktor was TMT strategy
consultant with Delta Partners, PwC and Solon Management Consulting. During his
consulting career Wiktor managed and delivered over 50 projects in 20 countries across
Europe, Middle East, Africa and South America.
His consulting focus centered on Networks and Technology where he has experience in
Network Strategy, Capex planning, Capex optimization, Network transformation and
Technical due diligence.
On top of technology, Wiktor has experience in business strategy, cost optimization,
organization, market analysis, commercial due diligence and regulations.
Wiktor has a M.S degree in Computer Engineering from Warsaw University of

Sessions of the speaker



10:00 - 13:00

Future Cities: Emerging Technologies, Innovation and Investment Trends 

The 2020s will see many smart city concepts become reality, harnessing digital technology innovations to improve the lives of inhabitants, enhance resource efficiency, and enable sustainable production and consumption. Governments in MENA have been at the forefront of these initiatives, creating new, purpose-built smart cities and/or making existing cities smarter, in response to rapid urbanisation, changing consumer lifestyles, limited resources, and growing calls to tackle issues around climate change.  

The GSMA Intelligence future cities workshop will bring together professionals from the mobile ecosystem, public sector and investor community to discuss the outlook for smart cities in the 2020s and beyond. Key focus areas will include;
 • Trends and technologies that will underpin innovative smart city solutions, including 5G, AI, IoT and advanced mapping techniques
 • Impact and outlook of smart solutions on key sectors and services, such as transport, public safety, healthcare and utilities
• Emerging funding models and investment opportunities in smart city initiatives

Kenechi Okeleke
Senior Manager
GSMA Intelligence
Wiktor Barcicki
Senior Director
Etisalat International
Yousef Khalili
General Manager Smart City and Digital Transformation
NeXgen Group
Trsika Hamid
Editorial Director