CC Digital Cloud & Submarine Summit - Dubai 10th & 11th October

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Executives around the world are under pressure to innovate or die, with the value of information and security among the top priorities for all businesses. Adoption of cloud technology is important where there’s elastic demand, helping businesses map their metabolism and only pay for computing resources as and when they need them.

Carrier Community (CC) was launching its first CC – Digital Cloud & Submarine Summits in Dubai on 10th & 11th October 2018 at the Raffles Hotel Dubai and were inviting cloud companies to attend, meet and network while exploring business opportunities and show casing their latest solutions.  Companies from various segments such as Application – Content Providers – Cloud  – Security – Data Storage – Mobile –– Datacenters – Enterprises and other related segments were participating and meeting in one place. All Digital Cloud registered guests had free access to the Middle East 2018 GCCM event which took place in the 2nd ballroom at the Raffles Hotel parallely. 500+ telecom executives were attending this 5th annual GCCM conference in 2018. Please click here to view more details about this parallel event.

REASONS TO ATTEND CC Digital Cloud & Submarine Summit - Dubai
  1. An exclusive event for the digital cloud and Subsea cable segment
  2. Meet with digital cloud and subsea cables peers in a relaxed environment and interact with telecom companies during evening hours
  3. Present and converse market trends, new ideas and updates
  4. Enjoy networking and discussions over drinks!
  5. 100% business networking discussions sessions
Wednesday, October 10
08:30 - 10:30 Registration-Morning Coffee Reception
11:15 - 12:00


Topic: Internet of Things (IoT) and the new reality and opportunities

12:30 - 13:30 Networking Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:30 Networking Session
14:15 - 15:00

Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session.

Topic: The role of Datacenters in the region to meet future demand

16:00 - 18:00 Members Afternoon Networking Reception
18:00 - 18:30 Closure of Day 1
19:30 - 22:00 Welcome Networking Reception with drinks and canapes at Q43 Lounge
Thursday, October 11
09:00 - 10:30 Registration-Morning Coffee Reception
09:30 - 11:00 Networking Session
11:15 - 12:00

Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session.

Topic: Cloud Challenges, Trends & Opportunities

12:30 - 13:30 Networking Lunch Break
15:00 - 17:00 Member Afternoon Networking Session
17:00 - 18:30 Closing Networking Drink Reception with Drinks and Canapés at Crossroads Cocktail Bar
17:00 - 17:30 Official GCCM Closure
The Raffles Hotel
13th Street, Sheikh Rashid Rd, Wafi city - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
+971 4 324 8888

Situated in the heart of the city, Raffles Dubai enjoys the perfect location just 10 minutes from Dubai International Airport, connected to Wafi Mall, Dubai’s premium lifestyle and entertainment complex with a designated Kids Zone as well as a short drive from Downtown Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. In addition, major shopping, cultural and tourist attractions are minutes away, ideal for leisure travellers.

Special Rate: We have arranged special contingent rates with the Raffles Hotel which include breakfast and all taxes.

Rooms are limited and subject to availability.

Single Occupancy: 330.00 €

Double Occupancy: 360.00 €

To book your room please either email Karine Davidyan to arrange your room and receive the rates and booking form: [email protected]

or  click here and complete form with credit card details to process your request faster and secure the room.

Erik van Stokkom
Director at VSC

Based at Lago di Como in Italy, VSC provides strategic advisory services in M&A, Business Development & Media for the telecommunication industry. Over the last 25 years, Erik developed extensive expertise and deep domain knowledge working at major telecom companies. His international career includes senior & executive level positions. Over the years, Erik has been a regular speaker & moderator at major international telecom conferences.

Tannya D. Jajal
Incoming Associate Project Manager at VMware

Tannya is a techno-optimist who is passionate about carving out an exciting cloud-based future. She works with VMware, a market leader in cloud infrastructure and volunteers her time to consult tech-startups in the region. Tannya was a speaker at one of the first TEDx Youth events in Dubai. Over the past 5 years, she has been a part of Intelligent Optimism, a global organization that encourages people to be optimistic about the future based on science and technology. Tannya is a science and technology journalist. Her articles have been featured by SME strategy, and by editors on the top news forum Medium. 


Halil Kama
Peering Advisor at LINX

Halil Kama is a peering advisor for the London Internet Exchange (LINX). The largest non-profit purely mutual Internet Exchange operator in the world. He has several years experience of working at the heart of the internet with vast exposure to over 750+ of the top ranking internet & telecoms companies globally, enabling connections to millions of users daily.

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Djibouti Data Center (DDC)
Darren Stratton
Senior Director Fixed & Datamena Business Enterprise Business at DU

ICT Sales Director with over 25+ years experience with over 15 years working Internationally. Performing Client Engagement & Business Development, Project & Service Management, backed with a track record of successfully winning business & delivering projects whilst increasing the profitability & revenue of those services. Strong Technical and Commercial background with good International Management and Relationship building successes. Disciplined and enthusiastic worker with high standards. Excellent communicating skills in dealing with personnel and clients at strategic levels. Diplomat, Listener, Bridge Builder, Motivator and Creative Solution Finder.

Specialties: Managed Services, International Connectivity, Enterprise and Wholesale

Andrew Grenville
CEO at Orixcom

Over 30 years in telecoms/IT across multiple roles. 12 years in UAE, 7 years in Singapore, and previously in UK – involved in 6 start-ups along the journey.

Currently CEO of Orixcom, an international managed services, cloud connectivity and telecoms company, focused on the Middle East. Orixcom solves connectivity and IT problems for large Enterprise and carrier customers, with a focus on providing leading edge solutions which bring both technical excellence and commercial delight. Previously Andrew was Executive Vice President at du (UAE) as part of the founding leadership team. Earlier senior roles included StarHub, BT, Racal. Regular conference speaker on telecom and cloud, and likes to challenge and disrupt the status quo to force change and customer centric thinking. Lives in Dubai since 2005.

Pete Hall
Sales Director at Orixcom

A Senior Executive with over twenty years of leadership roles in the technology industry.  A dedicated individual with a long track record of success in sales, marketing and business strategy with repeated success in technology start-ups as well as one of the World’s largest public companies.   After graduating from University in UK, he spent eight years with his first company and a journey from Start-Up to IPO and an impressive listing on the London Stock Exchange in the FTSE100.  In the last ten years, he has been a VP and member of the Executive Leadership Team at Telstra Global, held a leading role within a Regional Licensed Operator and  Data Centre Provider in the Middle East, and today, he is part of the team that founded Orixcom, a Network Operator, Cloud Enabler and Managed IT business which has become a profitable, multimillion-dollar business that remains privately held.



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