Accenture is a company that is renowned for its experience, knowledge and expertise in providing professional consulting services across a whole range of different industries worldwide. However, it has also now positioned itself as a leader in helping enterprises and organizations embrace digital transformation, as emerging technologies continue to majorly disrupt almost every industry on a global scale.

Read more: “Accenture success has been our ability to transform ourselves in the digital space” – Matteo Maga

The 11th edition of Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit offered a great opportunity to meet regional and international industry C-level leaders. One of them was Chris de Josselin, CEO, StrataNet, who attended the event and took part in a panel that focused on cybersecurity measures in light of the increase in data traffic.

Read more: StrataNet is taking the submarine cable industry to the next level

US multinational conglomerate Cisco is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of networking hardware and telecommunications equipment. The technology thought-leader is considered by many within the ICT industry to be a global leader and pioneer in championing and developing new innovative products and solutions.

Read more: Cisco will continue to innovate in preparation for next-generation technologies

Ranplan is a leading provider of innovative wireless technology, and has developed Ranplan Professional, a world-class suite of software tools for designing, planning and optimising indoor and outdoor wireless networks in coordination. It has firmly established itself as a global player in the wireless space, and its diverse range of solutions and innovations has resonated with major players in the telecommunications industry.  

Read more: Ranplan Wireless sees GITEX as must-attend in effort to expand operations across the Middle East

Debating whether 5G is an evolution or a revolution took center stage at the 11th Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit where a panel was dedicated to this particular topic along with 5G use cases and expectations for the deployment timeline. Telecom Review had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Mohamed Madkour, VP Global Wireless Networks Marketing and Solutions, Huawei to discuss the Chinese vendor’s approach to 5G in the Middle East.

Read more: Huawei calls upon operators to invest in 5G

Canadian smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry is one of the world’s most recognizable brands and enjoyed huge success globally in the late 00’s. Since then, its position as one of the leading smartphone companies came under attack from Samsung and US tech giant Apple with the introduction of the iPhone in 2008. However, it has survived a difficult number of years and has firmly re-established itself as a major player in the global smartphone industry, and still holds huge appeal with customers in a number of key markets worldwide.

Read more: BlackBerry confident that Key2 LE will resonate with smartphone users globally

Huawei’s AI portfolio is rapidly growing with new chips and solutions unveiled constantly with the aim of revolutionizing the industry. Telecom Review spoke to Alaa ElShimy, Managing Director and Vice President for Huawei Enterprise Business Group for Middle East, who shed light on Huawei’s newly announced Ascend series of AI chips and its contribution to 5G development in the Middle East.

Read more: Huawei brings digital to every person for a fully connected and intelligent world

Technology has disrupted almost every sector, but has it disrupted education? Dr. Eesa Bastaki, President, University of Dubai, highlighted, in an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, all about how technology has impacted the education sector.

Read more: Technological advancements in education are bound by a shift in policies, says Dr. Eesa Bastaki

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