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Hamza Alamoosh , MEA Sales Director , Carrier Networks , Corning Optical Communications
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Hamza Alamoosh , MEA Sales Director , Carrier Networks , Corning Optical Communications

wWhat would you describe as your most memorable achievement ?

From a professional perspective , I would say that finding a workplace that provides a supportive and inclusive environment makes a big difference . Corning offers its employees such an environment which accelerates growth , innovation , and personal development and as a result , I am fortunate to work alongside some of the best minds in the industry . I ’ m blessed to have created many fond memories with my team at Corning . The drive and passion each one brings to work has been inspiring . There is one moment that stands out in my mind , and it is a memory from February 2019 when I was recognised by Corning for an achievement that seemed only theoretically possible five years before that moment .
The recognition was memorable not only because of the scale of the achievement but also because it involved the cooperation , hard work and commitment from all our team members . The team support and feeling was so genuine and full of warmth that I always like to relive that moment .
What first made you think of a career in technology ?
I was , am , and will always be fascinated by mankind ’ s unlimited capability to grow and find solutions using trial and error to overcome challenges we are faced with . Technology in my view embodies the philosophy of exploration that always inspires us . Technology is also factual and relevant , and it is a place where I find my peace within . Once I started my career in the technology sector , I knew this was where I could explore my passion , and my time at Corning has helped fuel it further .
What style of management philosophy do you employ with your current position ?
I would like to call it learning by doing . I see myself in a flux of constant learning and I would like my team to think the same . I try to employ the basis of scientific methodology when faced with a new challenge – such as asking questions , research , creating hypothesis , experiment to test , analyse data and then draw a final conclusion , and communicate . I also encourage all of us to examine work situations from our customers ’ and partners ’ point of view , as this approach allows to remove bias , focus on facts , and make informed decisions .
What do you think is the current hot technology talking point ?
The human race always aspires to live longer , pursue happiness , and communicate with each other . This is the foundation of why you see and feel this genuine push in all directions whether it is around climate , health , space or communication and connectivity . I feel privileged to work for a company like Corning that plays pivotal roles in all of these areas .
For my specific area of specialisation , i . e . communication technology , the direction is to enable us to use broadband at its ultimate capabilities to allow waves of new applications to thrive . The advances in 5G will continue to bring new opportunities across industries , and also enable the growth of emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) and Machine Learning ( ML ), which are at the forefront of conversations in boardrooms as organisations look to digitally transform themselves . It also allows multiple improvements in the way we work and live and I find it very exciting to be a part of this transformation .
It is worth remembering that optical fibres are at the core of distance learning , telemedicine , remote work , and all shared content platforms as we witness the Digital Transformation around us . It is fascinating that
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