Etisalat announced the successful participation of Hatem Dowidar, CEO at Etisalat Group, at the Leaders’ Summit 2021 headlining top decision makers from the telecom and ICT industry spanning multiple geographies.
The virtual event gathered global leaders and entities focused on fostering cross sector collaboration as the world embraces new norms in socialisation, conducting business, and adopting digital technologies to benefit from the social and business values created by them.
Eng. Hatem Dowidar, CEO, Etisalat Group, gave his insights into the increasing relevance of ‘Digital Transformation’ in today’s extraordinary times during a one-on-one session.
“The COVID-19 crisis provides a glimpse into a future world, one in which digital has become central to every interaction, forcing both organisations and individuals further up the adoption curve almost overnight. In this world, digital channels take precedence to build resilient societies, allowing millions of people to continue to work, buy basic necessities, socialise, access medical care, entertainment, and learn, all without leaving their homes. At Etisalat we have taken extraordinary measures to digitally accelerate, become agile and flexible to meet the varying customer requirements across sectors,” said Dowidar.
Bocar A. BA, CEO and Board Member SAMENA Telecommunications Council, UAE said, “I want to thank Eng. Dowidar for shedding light on the tremendous role of telecom operators and their commitment to bringing digital connectivity and benefits to everyone as we master our effort to achieve universal digital access, and tirelessly work that no one is left behind. The Leaders Summit this year was a success with virtual discussions and keynotes focusing on the acceleration of the digital economy gathering leaders and regulators from the telecom industry encouraging them to work collaboratively in the new normal.”
Leaders’ Summit 2021 organised by SAMENA Telecommunications Council is a premier annual congregation of public and private sector leaders from South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, Europe and beyond. The event is designed to exchange business, commercial, policy, and regulatory perspectives on rising complexities of the digital space in an open, multi-stakeholder setting and a world-class business ambience.