With Leadership in focus and Innovation for growth as the main theme, next generation leaders from the two telecom giants Etisalat and Ericsson gathered in an inspiring trip to Silicon Valley, California for a week where they were introduced to the latest innovations in the industry.
As part of the program, the longstanding partners attended a joint leadership development program that was designed specifically for Ericsson and Etisalat’s to explore the frontiers of innovation within the industry and get inspired on how other industries (i.e. health, car) are leveraging communication technologies to create value for their customers.
The program featured visits to leading and emerging companies in the Silicon Valley, insights from academic experts and thought leaders, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.
The event was attended by around 20 next generation leaders from Etisalat and Ericsson who were nominated by their senior leaders.
Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of communications technology and services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world.
Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today more than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers’ networks servicing more than 2,5 billion subscribers.
We operate in 180 countries and employ more than 100,000 people. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2011 the company’s net sales were SEK 226,9 billion (USD 35.0 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.