Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) met with the senior management of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau at the eleventh annual CTO Meeting in Budapest, Hungary, held on 8 September 2019 in conjunction with ITU Telecom World, 9-12 September 2019. The meeting brings CTOs together to exchange views on industry needs and related standardization priorities.

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By Charles Yang, President, Huawei Middle East

Information and communications technology (ICT) is rapidly working its way into every industry, just like electricity did over 100 years ago. This has triggered a digital, intelligent transformation – the driving force behind today’s digital economy.

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MEF announced the publication of the industry’s first global standard defining an SD-WAN service and its service attributes. SD-WAN Service Attributes and Services (MEF 70) was officially approved by MEF members and ratified by the MEF Board of Directors at the organization’s recent Annual Members Meeting.

Read more: Industry’s first SD-WAN standard officially published

Progress driven by Zain Group’s Gender Diversity & Inclusion Program

Today’s world needs a diverse generation of business leaders, disruptive thinkers, and creative activists able to drive change and make a lasting impact. The talent-driven economy is gaining momentum and organizations in the MENA region are embracing open and transparent cultures at work that can help shape their future leaders.

Read more: Women in leadership: A proud achievement for touch given 45% of its executive management is female

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