The judging panel for the CommsMEA Awards 2014, which consists of five experts from the telecommunications sector in the Middle East and Africa, has been announced. Erik Almqvist, head of global consulting at Analysys Mason; Paul Black, director of Telecoms and Media at IDC Middle East, Turkey and Africa; Abdulrahhman Addas, partner at Bain & Company; Dr. Riad Hartani, partner at Xona and Milan Sallaba, managing director at Accenture Middle East are the five judges on the panel.
Nominations are now being checked by these judges, who will decide on the final winners during the first two weeks of November.
The winners of the 2014 CommsMEA Awards will be announced during a gala dinner held at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa on 3rd December.
The 9th edition of the annual CommsMEA Awards recognise the operators, vendors, regulators and individuals that have made an exceptional contribution the region’s fast changing telecommunications sectors in the MEA region.
The Awards will also honour companies that have invested in technology, implemented winning strategies and developed services to capture the hearts and minds of end-users.
This year’s awards are divided into four main categories with the first section recognising innovative services and applications; the second focusing on specific aspects of operators’ businesses, and the third looking at progress achieved by operators in their entirety. Finally, the last category aims to recognise operators and individuals that have demonstrated a level of commitment to the sector beyond the call of duty.