Digital transformation of the Lebanese telecom sector

19 December 2017 - A Open Forum on Other in Geneva, Switzerland

Agenda

The Lebanese Government initiated the process of transforming Lebanon into a digital nation. Huge Projects are implemented by OGERO Telecom, starting with enhancing the transport network, implementing Fiber access to the users, upgrading existing submarine cables, enabling IoT services, establishing Startup incubator and Data center. In addition, the Ministry of Telecoms launched the Lebanese IGF initiative and currently is coordinating an overarching ICT strategy for Sustainable Development.
Tag 1: Digital Transformation
Tag 2:IXP 
Tag 3: NRIs
Tag 4: Digital Government
Tag 5: Technology and Innovation
Name(s) of Speaker(s):
Mr Antoine Aoun (on digital transformation)
Ms Salam Yamout (on Lebanon IXP)
Ms Roula Mikhael (on LIGF)
Ms Tanya Zaroubi (on Digital Government)
Mr Nicolas Rouhana (on Financing Technology and Innovation)

Content:

1-      Digital Transformation/FTTH – 10 min

The Lebanese Government initiated the process of transforming Lebanon into a digital nation. Huge Projects are implemented by OGERO Telecom, starting with enhancing the transport network, implementing Fiber access to the users, to upgrading existing submarine cables, enabling IoT services, establishing Startup incubator and Data center.

2-      Digital Government- 10 min

a. Digital Government Principles

b. Digital Transformation Enablers

c. Digital Architecture

d. Existing Situation and Future Projects

3-      IXP -  10 min

Lebanon Internet Exchange project

4-      Lebanon IGF initiative- 10 min

Lebanon engagement in the Internet Governance process, formation of the Lebanese MAG and brief on the 1st event held to publicly announce the start of preparations for 2018 LIGF Forum.

5-      Entrepreneurship -10 min

how the Central Bank of Lebanon contributed to the recent leapfrog of the Lebanese entrepreneurship eco-system through the proliferation of VC funds, accelerators, bootcamps, etc.

6-      Open discussion  and Lebanese Sweets.

Name of Online Moderator:Ms Zeina Bou Harb 
Background Paper: Digital Transformation.pdf
Past IGF Participation: No
Report Link:
Name: Ms. Bou Harb Zeina
Organizational Affiliation: OGERO Telecom