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Leading advisory company goetzpartners was present at the Telecom Review Summit in Dubai on December 13, 2016. Erik Almqvist, who leads the goetzpartners Middle East team, moderated the Leaders’ Panel at the event. The Leaders’ Panel explored wide-ranging topics that include the opportunities of digital transformation for telecoms operators, IoT services and mobility: all issues where goetzpartners has a proven record in projects worldwide.

Telecom Review Summit 2016: ""It’s all about Smart Networking""

As one of the most important events of its kind in the Middle East region, the conference certainly lived up to its slogan: ""It’s all about Smart Networking"". The 2016 event marks the seventh year of the annual summit, which brings people together to debate and hear about developments in the regional and worldwide telecommunications industry. The participants – over 380 people attended last year – are drawn from across the industry, and include vendors, operators, content and solution providers, government and NGO representatives.

With a busy agenda awaiting participants, the focus this year was on leveraging smart technology in the digital era. There were panels on smart city infrastructure and its impact on the economy, the challenges of data growth (notably concerning security) and on how mobility is changing the concept of media and broadcasting. The panel led by Erik Almqvist brought together telecommunications leaders in a broad debate that touched on the key topics of the day: the impact of digital transformation on the telecoms industry; how mobility is transforming the customer experience; the role of the Internet of Things (IoT) in telecommunications, and what the potential revenue streams would look like.

Commenting on the importance of the event, goetzpartners Middle East MD Erik Almqvist says: ""The telecom leaders present highlighted the regional opportunities of IoT, Smart Cities and 5G, whilst underlining challenges and opportunities of successful digital transformations, a strategic necessity to stay competitive, and outlined likely scenarios for network sharing and possible regional consolidation. Overall it was a vibrant and illuminative panel debate.""

goetzpartners in the Middle East

As a global transformation partner with a world-class track record, goetzpartners is ideally positioned to help organizations in the region to navigate their digital challenges, and the December 13 Telecom Review Summit is the latest in a number of events in the Middle East region at which goetzpartners has contributed both expertise and value. goetzpartners opened its office in Dubai earlier this year, in July, extending its international reach and creating a vital local presence through which the company can provide organizations in the Middle East with advisory expertise in high-growth sectors such as telecommunications, with support on issues concerning strategy and transformation in particular.

goetzpartners: Advisory for Strategy, M&A and Transformation

goetzpartners is an independent advisory firm for all key issues of entrepreneurial activity: Strategy, M&A, Transformation. With more than 300 professionals operating out of 14 offices in 11 countries, we advise clients worldwide in all key industries.

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