Nikesh Arora, the chief business officer at Google, will give the keynote address at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit today.
Digital media will be high on the agenda throughout the day. There will be a discussion between: Rio Caraeff, the president and chief executive of the online music-video service Vevo; Jon Miller, the chairman and chief executive of the Digital Media Group at News Corp; and Jassem al Zaabi, the chief executive of Yahsat.
The theme continues as Yuri Milner, the Russian tycoon and chief executive of Digital Sky Technologies, which has stakes in Facebook and Groupon, talks with the Sky News presenter Jeff Randall.
The increasing role of telecoms operators as media companies will be highlighted as Stephen Elop, the president of Nokia, is interviewed by CNBC's Geoff Cutmore.
Ahmad Julfar, the group chief operating officer at Etisalat, and Hans Vestberg, the president and chief executive of Ericsson, will take part in a roundtable discussion entitled "Upward Mobility".
Mohammed Omran, the chairman of Etisalat, will open the invitation-only conference.
Other speakers today include: Tom Glocer, the chief executive of Thomson Reuters; Jean-Bernard Levy, the chairman of the board of management at Vivendi; Mohammed al Mubarak, the chairman-elect of Imagenation Abu Dhabi; and Jim Gianopulos, the chief executive of Fox Filmed Entertainment.