Huawei Middle East 2nd Innovation Day

Lights The Way Forward

Sunday October 08, 2017 ,16:00 – 18:30 Sheikh Maktoum Hall, DWTC

Renowned as a thought leadership sharing platform, this year’s Middle East Innovation Day will be themed “Exploration, Lights the Way Forward”. Industry experts, scholars and policymakers will envision how digital transformation will shape future development in business and societies; their views on how enterprises can be positively impacted by open innovation; while exchanging insights on the role that governments and policy makers play in nurturing innovative industries.

The event is organized on the sidelines of GITEX (Gulf Information Technology Exhibition), an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition, and conference that takes place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Maktoum Hall Zone B, and considered to be the biggest of its kind in the ME Region.


  • Time
  • Topic
  • Speaker
  • 15:30-16:00
  • Welcome and reception
  • MC from DWTC
  • 16:00-16:15
  • Video & Introduction Keynote
  • Edward Zhou, VP of Global Public Affairs, Huawei Technologies
  • 16:15-16:30
  • Keynote
  • Spacelee/Li Xiangyu, Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, Huawei Middle East
  • 16:30-16:45
  • Guest of Honor Keynote
  • H.E. Dr. Mohammed A. Al Amer, Chairman, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority Bahrain
  • 16:45-17:00
  • International Speaker
  • Ugo Valenti, CEO of Smart City Expo World Congress, Barcelona
  • 17:00-17:20
  • Whitepaper launch: “National Transformation in the Middle East – A Digital Journey”
  • Safder Nazir, Vice President, Digital Industries, Huawei Middle East
    Emmanuel Durou, Partner and TMT Leader, Deloitte & Touche Middle East
  • 17:20-18:30
  • Panel Discussion: ICT / Technology Innovation Drives the Middle East Region Future
  • Moderator: Joe Kelly, Vice President, Corporate Communications and International Media Affairs, Huawei

    1. Ugo Valenti, CEO of Smart City Expo World Congress, Barcelona 2. David Torre, Director of Internet of Things, Etisalat 3. Engineer Ahmed Kajoor, IT Director, Dubai Municipality 4. Lloyd Gozzett, VP Business Technology Customer Success, Dubai Airports 5. Jawad Jalal Abbassi, Head of MENA, GSMA 6. Jihad Mohaidat, Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor, Higher Colleagues of Technologies 7. Alaa ElShimi, MD and VP, Huawei Middle East

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