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Arthur D. Little (ADL) announced that Dr. Karim Taga, Managing Partner in its Vienna office, has received the Austrian Infrastructure Red Arrows 2019 award for his work on 5G and its impact on digital transformation. The leader of ADL’s global Telecommunications, Information Technology, Media & Electronics (TIME) practice, Karim is the only consultant to ever win the award since the establishment of the platform 14 years ago.

The prize honors individuals and companies who have contributed to improving infrastructure in Austria through their vision, commitment and execution. It was presented to Karim by Austria’s Infrastructure, Innovation and Technology Federal Minister Andreas Reichhardt at the Future Business Austria event on 4 November 2019.

An internationally recognized expert in telecoms with over 25 years of experience, Karim was selected by the jury for his consulting, lecturing and leading-edge publishing activities. These have made a significant contribution to alerting companies and institutions to the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation driven by the 5th Generation of mobile networks (5G), in areas such as rail / road / air infrastructure as well as energy & industrial productions, smart cities and beyond. Karim is leading and working on multiple successful digitization transformation assignments, and he has also been chosen as a jury member for the Asian, European and American 5G awards committees in a variety of technology and commercial categories.

Ignacio García Alves, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Arthur D. Little comments: “At ADL, we are totally focused on assisting our clients to embrace the opportunities that transformation and digitalization bring. We rely on the skills and expertise of our people, and this prestigious award for Karim demonstrates his leading edge thinking and vision, and the strengths of our wider team in the crucial area of 5G.

Dr. Karim Taga, Global Practice Leader, Telecommunications, Information Technology, Media & Electronics (TIME) practice at Arthur D. Little adds: “I’m extremely honored to receive the Austrian Infrastructure Red Arrows 2019 award, given winners are selected by a panel of leading infrastructure experts. However, it is very much a team success and I’d like to pay tribute to the support and contributions from everyone I have worked with at ADL over the past 22 years. 5G promises a radical transformation across multiple industries and our global practice looks forward to helping companies thrive in this exciting new world.”

Karim holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Analytical Chemistry from the University of Technology, Vienna, as well as an MBA from Webster University and a MSc in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science from Polytech Orléans, France, completing his master’s thesis at UC Berkeley. Prior to joining ADL, he worked for Ericsson and was a research assistant professor at the University of Technology in Vienna.


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