Country digitisation and cloud adoption for the public and private sector

The Middle East is experiencing a shift towards cloud computing and digitalisation supported by a wealth of ambitious mega projects that are expected to have a significant positive impact on the country’s IT services market. Organisations are no longer questioning the value proposition associated with cloud computing and network function virtualisation. The conversation has changed from “Should we do it?” to “How should we do it to get the most value?” 
With this in mind, we are gathering industry thought leaders and senior decision makers from the private and public sectors at the Cloud & Network Virtualisation Middle East Forum (28-29 March 2017, Dubai, UAE) to discuss how to effectively exploit the opportunities offered by cloud and digitalisation while ensuring security, privacy and data protection. 

NFV & SDN deployment in the Middle East

The Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) trend is making substantial progress and has gained wide support across the telecoms industry. Accordingly, telecom operators in the region are now moving into the ‘doing’ phase of SDN/NFV deployment in an effort to deliver true business agility, new digital services and revenue opportunities, supported by a strong momentum of rapid specification, global solution development and public Proof-of-Concepts.

The NFV & SDN Middle East Forum (27 March 2017, Dubai, UAE) will gather high level decision makers from leading telecom operators to network and discuss the potential of NFV & SDN and its best practices, operational readiness and deployment challenges. 

The event will be in conjunction with the IEEE 1916.1 standard for SDN & NFV Performance working group meeting which is hosted in Dubai for the first time!

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Benefits of Attending

Why attend NFV and SDN day?


Find out how network virtualisation & SDN adoption is progressing and what impact it will have on your business directly from regional and international SDN and NFV project leaders and standards developments


Hear the strategic SDN & NFV plans of leading operators in the region and learn how will SDN be incorporated into existing platforms and new generation networking tools


Get first hand updates into AT&T and Telefonica’s SDN & NFV road maps and use cases


Attend the next IEEE 1916.1 standard for SDN & NFV performance working group meeting which is hosted in Dubai for the first time to increase your personal industry profile and become an active member in shaping the upcoming industry standard

Why attend Cloud and Network Virtualisation day?


Find out why cloud is the final frontier and the driver for companies of all sizes and industries to transform and grow and be up to date on the latest threats and security solutions to ensure you are protected as your infrastructure evolves!


Learn from real-world success stories of how organisations have exploited the cloud to take their business to new heights and become leading global and local brands.


Discover new trends and findings affecting business in the cloud today


Network - don’t miss your opportunity to see what you need to do to modernise your business

Who should attend?

NFV & SDN day
From the following industries:

  • Telecom Operators
  • Telecom Regulators
  • SDN/NFV /Open Flow/ Cloud
  • Solution Providers
  • Network Infrastructure Providers

CIOs, CTOs, CITOs of telecom operators Heads of:

  • Core Networks / Network Infrastructure
  • Network Quality / Network Strategy
  • IT
  • Network Rollout
  • Mobile Operations
  • Network Quality Assurance
  • Strategy & Innovation
  • Business Development
  • Innovation

Cloud and Network Virtualisation day
From the following industries:

  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Government
  • Oil and Gas
  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Telecoms

CIO, CTO, CITO, COO and VP, Heads, directors and Manager of

  • IT/ICT/ IT Infrastructure/ IT Security
  • IT Operations/ Data Security
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Technology & Architecture
  • Strategy & Innovation
  • Business Development
  • Smart Services/ Smart Government
  • eServices
  • Mobile Services/ Cyber Security
  • Strategy & Innovation
  • Cloud Architects
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Officially Endorsed by:
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