UAE: London Business School has brought together an expert panel for its 'IT, Media and Telecom Insights in the Middle East' event, the latest in a series of sector-specific forums organised by the School.
Professionals from across these industries provided commentary and analysis, and debated a range of observations and recent trends affecting IT, media and telecoms in the region in front of an audience of students and alumni from the School and other industry experts.
The event took the format of a panel discussion, with seven regional participants from the industries' international game-changers taking part, including News Group International, OSN and Google. A recruitment Q&A followed the discussion, with representatives from Morgan McKinley, Microsoft, Delta Partners , Eutopia Solutions and Boyden in attendance to take questions from the 111-strong audience.
Daniela Sfeir, Senior Business Development Manager at London Business School's Dubai Centre said: "We are proud to host another very successful sector-specific, industry event. We have welcomed a host of top professionals from these fields to debate the opportunities and challenges facing technology, media and telecommunications in the region and our community has felt truly enriched from their participation in the event."
The panels were moderated by Eithne Treanor, Managing Director of ETreanor Media, who is a global media strategist with extensive experience in the Middle East. Taking part in the panel were: Fadl al Tarzi, COO News Group International; David Butorac, CEO of OSN; Juan Ignacio Cifre, Senior Partner at Delta Partners ; Shadi Kandil, Managing Director of OMD; Ari Kessisoglu, Director (MENA) at Google; Ramez Shehadi, Partner at Booz and Company; Ragu Venkatraman, Chief Strategy and Investments Officer of DU.
Darren Franks, Managing Director MEA at Eutopia Online, said: "I want to thank London Business School for stepping forward as a pivotal hub for internally-focussed companies and high calibre graduates to meet and exchange ideas. The event was a great platform for us to access top talent on behalf of our regional and global market-leading clients in those sectors. Eutopia looks forward to continued and closer collaboration with the School in the future."
Participating in the panel discussion was Ramez Shehadi, Partner at Booz and Company: "Information Technology plays a strategic role as an essential enabler of current and future business success. Key trends, including digitization and cloud computing, reveal transforming company interactions across the value chain which are increasingly forcing leaders to rethink traditional ways of doing business. Booz & Company is proud to take part in this event organized by London Business School as part of our ongoing dedication to support its highly relevant initiatives."
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