Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East and Oliver Wyman

Location: Kuwait Date: Nov 27, 2018


Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East and Oliver Wyman present the Internet of Things (IoT) Conclave 2018, an event dedicated to understanding and highlighting the immense power of IoT to transform organizations, national economies and society with a focus on Kuwait and the Middle East.

The Internet of Things (IoT), has progressed rapidly towards becoming a reality in the past year or two. Companies and organizations across all industries are beginning to understand the potential of the concept to transform operations and business models, and drive efficiencies.

There is however a still a long way to go and it would be fair to say that the IoT innovations that we have seen to date, including in Kuwait, are just the tip of the iceberg. The progress being made by Kuwait’s telecom operators towards launching 5G services will prove pivotal in facilitating seamless IoT services; and with Kuwait’s government also committed to diversifying its economy as part of its ‘New Kuwait 2035’ programme, IoT is widely expected to play a major role in helping to transition the country’s economy away from a dependence on oil.

The event will bring together executives with specialist knowledge of IoT from a broad range of industries and sectors including government, oil and gas, logistics and banking, to discuss the huge potential of IoT in Kuwait, best practice in terms of implementation, and how potential roadblocks can be removed to unleash the full power of the technology.


9:00 – 9:05               OPENING ADDRESS - Poonam Chawla, General Manager , Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East

9:05 – 9:10               WELCOME ADDRESS - Pedro Oliveira, Geo Head (MEA), Oliver Wyman

9:10 – 9:25               KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – Sheikh Yousef Al-Sabah, Director General of Kuwait Ports Authority

9:25 – 9:45               KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - Nawaf Algharabally, CTO, Zain Kuwait

9:45 - 10:00             FIRESIDE CHAT - Saad Al-Barrak, Ph.D, Executive Chairman, ILA Group

10:00 - 10:45          PANEL DISCUSSION #1 : Kuwait: A Burgeoning Hub For IoT

10:45 - 11:15          BREAK FOR REFRESHMENTS 

11:15 - 12:00          PANEL DISCUSSION #2 : Beating A Path To IoT

12:00 - 12:05          CLOSING ADDRESS  - Rogerio Dienes, Head of Communications, Media & Technology for MEA and a partner at Oliver Wyman     



Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa

Al Ta’awun Street, Kuwait, Kuwait City 13036, Kuwait

Phone: +965 2226 9600

Registration Link