Speakers

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Eng. Mohamed Ben Amor - AICTO

Eng. Mohamed Ben Amor - AICTO

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Mr. Ben Amor holds  a Master diploma in International Project Management from the "Conservatoire National d’Arts et des Métiers", CNAM - Paris (France), and a Diploma of Engineer from the Naval Academy, AN (Tunisia).

Prof. Hichem Besbes

Prof. Hichem Besbes

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Hichem Besbes is the Head of the Telecommunication National Regulatory Authority of TUNISIA (INTT) since April 2014. He holds a HDR “Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches” in Telecommunications and a PhD in Electrical Engineering.

Dr Safa Nassereldin - FTTH Council MENA

Dr Safa Nassereldin - FTTH Council MENA

KEYNOTE SPEAKER & MODERATOR

Dr. Safa Nassereldin is the Chairwoman and board member of the FTTH Council MENA since January 2016, representing Moseco Group whose operations are in Saudi, Jordan, Palestine, Qatar, and the UAE.

Roland Montagne - Idate

Roland Montagne - Idate

SPEAKER & MODERATOR

Roland joined IDATE in 1998 and he is now Principle Analyst. He is responsible of IDATE activities covering FTTx fields. Mr Montagne has carried out several studies dealing with European Broadband roll out as annual Surveys on Access for the DGInfSo.

Stefan Stanislawski - Ventura Team

Stefan Stanislawski - Ventura Team

SPEAKER & MODERATOR

Stefan has an unusual and wide-ranging background combining telecom strategy consulting, telecom finance and also being a start-up entrepreneur in broadband (thrice – two in fibre, one in wireless).  As a result, he has a wide perspective of the industry, of its economics and also a wide range of contacts in the operational, financial, regulatory and technical communities. 

Fatima Saleh - Etisalat

Fatima Saleh - Etisalat

SPEAKER & MODERATOR

Ms. Fatima Mohd. Saleh is the Vice president of Fixed Access Network department of Etisalat which is responsible for the FTTH deployment, Fibre To The Mobile sites and Legacy offloading within the entire UAE. The task managed by Ms. Fatima covers the scope of providing Fibre access infrastructure to 1.9 million strong residential and business tenancies, transport network connecting all switches and Fiber backbone of mobile sites. Further, replacing the aging legacy network with Fibre based IP platform is a major task assigned to Ms. Fatima.

Bader Al Zeidi - Oman Broadband

Bader Al Zeidi - Oman Broadband

SPEAKER

Mr. Bader Al Zeidi has over 15 years of experience in Telecommunications and IT. He has worked before as a Senior Manager of Access Networks Design for Mobile and Fixed Networks of incumbent Omantel. He joined Oman Broadband as GM of Projects and then moved to be the GM of Network Planning & Technology.

Salem Saeed Al Taboor - Etisalat

Salem Saeed Al Taboor - Etisalat

SPEAKER

Mr. Salem Saeed Al Taboor is Director/Access Services for the Fixed Access Network (FAN) group of Etisalat.  The Access Services is responsible for quality control for FAN Projects as well as to manage the geographical data using Geographical Information System (GIS) and logical data with Network Resource Management (NRM).

Christine Beylouni - FTTH Council MENA

Christine Beylouni - FTTH Council MENA

MODERATOR

Christine Beylouni is the Director General of FTTH Council Middle East and North Africa since 2011 and President of the FTTH Councils Global Alliance for 2015. She helped, since July 2011, increasing the strategic evolution, the member’s platform and the council’s portfolio in terms of technology, international relations and regulation in the MENA region and globally. In addition she contributed in the four committees’ development and deliverables especially training and related reporting.

Michael Mulquin - Smart Cities Association

Michael Mulquin - Smart Cities Association

SPEAKER

Michael Mulquin has been working for the last twenty years to identify and implement ways that technology can help neighbourhoods, cities and regions work better. He is technical author of two British Standards Institution (BSI) publications: PD8101 Smart cities – Guide to the role of the planning and development process, and PD8100 Smart cities overview - Guide

Ciaran Forde - Corning

Ciaran Forde - Corning

SPEAKER

Ciaran joined Corning Optical Communications in 2016 and bringing a wealth of technical and commercial experience.  As sales director for carrier networks in MEA, he and his team have the responsibility to engage directly with all network operators and associated companies to advance the design and performance of their networks by capitalizing on the power and innovation of Corning optical innovations and solutions.  He commented “Joining Corning was like coming home, coming to the home and heart of optical fibre”. 

Thomas Martin - Calix

Thomas Martin - Calix

SPEAKER

Thomas Martin is a Pre-Sales Consultant in the Global Sales team at Calix.

Thomas has more than 20 years’ experience in Service Provider Access solutions, covering the SP markets in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)/, Latin America and now on a global base.

Laurent Gasca - Prysmian Group

Laurent Gasca - Prysmian Group

SPEAKER

Laurent is graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles de Paris (ESPCI-ParisTech) and from the Business School of the University of Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris. He has more than 20 years of experience in the optical fiber industry.

Gamal Hegazi - FTTH Council MENA

Gamal Hegazi - FTTH Council MENA

MODERATOR

Gamal Hegazi is the founding board member of  the FTTH Council MENA. Gamal is a Solution architect with Alcatel-lucent Solutions & Marketing with responsibilities ranging from network design & architecture, business development, Solution marketing for the Africa & middle east region focusing on IP transformation, Ultra speed broadband and new innovative service introduction.

Jan Schindler - FTTH Council MENA

Jan Schindler - FTTH Council MENA

SPEAKER & MODERATOR

Jan Schindler is Global Market Intelligence Manager at Prysmian Group – the world’s leading cable manufacturing company in the energy and telecom cable systems industry.