16 Jun 2021

IDC Explores the Value of Cloud-Centric and Autonomous Digital Infrastructure as It Hosts Saudi Edition of Cloud Roadshow

Riyadh – With cloud adoption becoming an increasing necessity for enterprises across the Middle East wishing to accelerate their digital transformation journeys, International Data Corporation (IDC) today hosted the Saudi Arabia edition of its virtual IDC Cloud Roadshow 2021. Addressing the theme 'Enabling a Hybrid Multicloud Ecosystem', the online event presented expert advice on how to develop and implement a strategic, digitally driven road map for the successful deployment of hybrid cloud.

"As they continue to evolve and scale at unfathomable speeds, Saudi organizations are finally recognizing the importance of cloud computing as the foundational enabler of digital transformation," said Hamza Naqshbandi, IDC’s regional director for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain as opened the day's proceedings. "As we approach the execution phase of the landmark Vision 2030, progressive Saudi organizations will pivot to a 'cloud first' approach to accelerate their ongoing digitally enabled modernization drive. With supportive regulations, a rapidly maturing service provider landscape and evolving post-pandemic dynamics — such as those around the Future of Work — we foresee cloud investments to gather momentum and become a key competitive differentiator."

The agenda saw a series of respected industry thought leaders present essential guidance on defining effective cloud strategies, accelerating cloud migration, enabling datacenters of the future, driving application modernization, and securing hybrid cloud deployments.

Matthew Eastwood IDC's senior vice president for enterprise infrastructure, cloud, developers, and alliances delivered the event's keynote address, 'Exploring the Value of a Cloud-Centric and Autonomous Digital Infrastructure'. During this session, he explained that the implementation of digital infrastructure must not be an afterthought, but rather serve as the very foundation of any Future Enterprise.

Delegates were also able to explore IDC's exclusive CIO Masterclass Arena throughout the course of the event. This section of the virtual platform showcased a series of pre-recorded best-practice case studies, fireside chats, and panel discussions covering topics such as:

  • The Role of Digital Technology in a Post-Pandemic World
  • How Cloud Is Enabling High-Velocity IT
  • Case Study: ERP in a Digitalized Context
  • Cloud Computing: The Springboard for Digital Transformation
  • Cloud Transformation: Best-Practice Strategies for Success
  • Understanding Cloud Computing Adoption in Saudi Arabia

IDC's partners for the Saudi Arabia edition of the IDC Cloud Roadshow 2021  include Splunk, Accenture, Dell Technologies / Intel, Oracle, VMware / Intel, Cisco, Honeywell, Nahil Computers / Dell Technologies, and SAP as Platinum Partners; Veeam, Rackspace / Google Cloud, Manage Engine, Nutanix, Commvault, Service Now, Workato, and MDS / Pure Storage as Gold Partners; and The Saudi Cloud Computing Association as the Supporting Association.

To learn more about the IDC Cloud Roadshow 2021, please visit www.idc.com/mea/events/68291-idc-cloud-roadshow. Alternatively, you can contact Sheila Manek at smanek@idc.com  or on +971 4 446 3154. You can also join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #IDCCLOUDDC.

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For the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa region, IDC retains a coordinated network of offices in Riyadh, Nairobi, Lagos, Johannesburg, Cairo, and Istanbul, with a regional center in Dubai. Our coverage couples local insight with an international perspective to provide a comprehensive understanding of markets in these dynamic regions. Our market intelligence services are unparalleled in depth, consistency, scope, and accuracy. IDC Middle East, Africa, and Turkey currently fields over 130 analysts, consultants, and conference associates across the region. To learn more about IDC MEA, please visit www.idc.com/mea. You can follow IDC MEA on Twitter at @IDCMEA.


Regions Covered

Saudi Arabia

Topics Covered

Digital transformation, Hybrid clouds