Cabsat 2023 Dailies: Cabsat 2023 Setting the Stage for Innovation and Industry Transformation

How did the first day of Cabsat went and what is coming our way during day 2

The much-anticipated first day of Cabsat, the region’s leading broadcast, satellite, and content delivery event, kicked off yesterday and TechAfrica News witnessed the groundbreaking advancements, insightful discussions, and notable product launches that characterized the event’s opening day.

The Cabsat exhibition floor was a bustling hive of activity, featuring various companies showcasing their cutting-edge technologies and solutions. From industry giants to emerging startups, exhibitors unveiled groundbreaking products and services that are set to revolutionize the media and entertainment landscape. Leading technology companies’ live demonstrations and product launches were notable attractions on the exhibition floor. Attendees had the opportunity to experience firsthand the latest advancements in broadcast equipment, satellite communication systems, content management solutions, and immersive media technologies. From ultra-high-definition displays to advanced streaming platforms, these innovations offered a glimpse into the future of media and entertainment.

With an impressive lineup of speakers, engaging sessions, and groundbreaking exhibits, it is clear that Cabsat will continue to serve as a catalyst for the advancement of the media and entertainment industry in the region.

Akim Benamara, Founder of TechAfrica News

In the presence of a few other dignitaries, H.H. Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum made a tour of the show that has attracted industry leaders from across the globe. During the visit, H.H. Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum had the opportunity to explore various country pavilions that showcased vendors actively engaged in the region. Notable stops included the Bavaria, France, and Great Britain and Northern Ireland Pavilion, managed by Tradefair. The Sheikh also made a few stops by the Eutelsat, Gilat, SES and Arabsat stands.

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Through in-depth interviews, features, and analysis, TechAfrica News will provide a platform for exhibitors to share their visions, products, and contributions to the African tech landscape. This Exhibitor Spotlight will serve as a comprehensive guide for attendees and industry professionals, highlighting the key players and cutting-edge advancements shaping the future of technology in Africa and the Middle East.

ST Engineering iDirect
Stand S2-B10
ST Engineering iDirect is a global leader in satellite-based communications technology. Their advanced products and services enable efficient and reliable communication for a variety of industries, including government and defense, mobility, enterprise, and broadcast.

Stay tuned for our conversation with ST Engineering and Tajani Bouqentar, Vice President Sales & GM ME!

GILAT Satellite Networks
Stand S2-D25
The company’s primary focus is on delivering broadband connectivity to remote and underserved areas, enabling access to the internet, voice, and data services. Gilat’s advanced satellite networking solutions cater to various industries, including telecommunications, government, defense, enterprise, and consumer markets.

Stand S2-D10
Established in 1976 by the Arab League, Arabsat aims to provide reliable and advanced satellite services to meet the region’s growing demand for telecommunications, broadcasting, broadband, and data services. The organization plays a crucial role in bridging the digital divide and promoting communication advancements in the Arab world.

Grass Valley
Stand S1-H10
Grass Valley is a global technology company that provides end-to-end solutions for producing and distributing live and recorded video content. Their offerings include video production and content management systems, cameras, switchers, routers, servers, etc.

Make sure to join the sessions planned for today!

Streaming Wars: Only Champions will survive
Wednesday | 17 May 12:40

Competing for eyeballs! Overblown streaming services – where audiences have access to a media library of a size that could never imagine, who are the big streaming players? why & how are they winning?

Sanjay Raina, Global Media & Entertainment Executive – Abu Dhabi Film Commission
Tony Saab, SVP Content & Strategic Partnerships, – Starzplay
Manoj Mathew, EVP & Territory Head – MENAPT – Zee Network
Medhat Karam, CEO – Shofha

Content Partnerships in MENA: Trends in Co-productions, Commissioning, and Content Rights Sharing
Wednesday | 17 May 13:10

The MENA content industry now is experiencing a big boom in premium content production. The key ingredient is the right partnerships and collaboration strategies driven by global post-pandemic shift in business models. What partnership goals are the drivers of entertainment production and distribution in the MENA region seeking?

Heba Korayem, Content Market & Distribution Specialist – H Consult
Darine Al Khatib, VP – Film Production – Majid Al Futtaim
Tony Saab, SVP Content & Strategic Partnerships, – Starzplay
Saliee Waly, Founder & CEO – S Productions
Ashok Namboodiri, Chief Business Officer – International Business – Zee Network

The Rise of Generative AI and its Implications for the Media Industry
Wednesday | 17 May 16:00

Developments in Artificial Intelligence have a huge potential to transform media supply chains – not only tomorrow but already today. For example, OpenAI’s ChatGPT brought generative AI to public awareness by making its capabilities accessible for everyone. Since then, several industries and the public see a wave of innovation and product developments based on advanced AI models. In this presentation, technology specialists from Qvest and qibb delve into this advancement, highlighting how media companies in the MENA region and across the globe can benefit on the vast potential of generative AI.

Philipp Glänzel, General Manager – CTO – Qvest
Jonas Michaelis, Head of Operations – qibb – Techtriq GmbH

Improving Process Efficiency with AI and Automation
Wednesday | 17 May 14:00

What is the potential for AI in satcoms?
Industry cooperation for operations optimization
Lessons learnt from projects and research executed

Alexander Jeuck, President and Co-founder – ICT and SpaceTech Pathfinder
Charilaos Kourogiorgas, Technical Director – Atheras Analytics
Elizebeth Varghese, Principal – Deloitte
Floyd Turner, VP Global Service Delivery Operations – Talia

Creating a Diverse Satcoms Environment
Wednesday | 17 May 14:40

How do we encourage the younger generation of satcoms engineers? How do we address the gender imbalance? What projects already exist and what more is needed?

Helen Weedon, Managing Director – Satcoms Innovation Group (SIG)
Vijaya Susan Cherian, Managing Partner – CPI Trade Media
Sharonda Lee-Timberlake, Director, Service Operations – Intelsat
Elizebeth Varghese, Principal – Deloitte
Khayalya Aliyeva, Sales Director, Enterprise & Cloud, Middle East & Central Asia – SES

Stay tuned!

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