IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2013

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IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2013

Seize the Moment: Transform, Innovate, Collaborate

Dubai, February 18, 2013 - February 19, 2013

Overview

Budget cuts, ‘cloud’ everything, data getting ‘bigger’, more stakeholders than ever before and a rapidly evolving competitive landscape – the CIO’s world is not getting simpler. With CIOs striving to align IT objectives with those of the wider business and endeavouring to enhance business efficiency and agility, IDC’s CIO Summit 2013 will focus on a pressing theme – Seize the Moment: Transform, Innovate, and Collaborate. What are the strategies that the business-savvy CIO needs to consider? How they can demonstrate greater value to the business user and thereby increase the profile of IT in the boardroom?

Now, in its 6th year, IDC’s CIO Summit Series is recognized as the foremost gathering of CIOs and senior IT Executives in the region. This year’s CIO Summit event provides thought provoking and actionable insights to CIOs and Senior ICT Executives through a mix of end user presentations and case studies giving CIOs the opportunity to hear about the latest global trends, learn from ICT best practices and become involved in general discussions with colleagues and peers during the dedicated networking breaks.

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Why Attend?

6 Years and counting

Now in its 6th year, the CIO Summit is a better investment than ever featuring:

  • Two full days of information, inspiration, collaboration and co-creation.
  • Key themes that evolve to reflect changes in CIO personal lives, our society, economy and environment - cutting-edge content with far-reaching applications.
  • Get inspired by some of the global thought leaders joining us.
  • Interact with the leading solution providers so you can gain a comprehensive understanding of what technologies are available, which are right for you, and how they shape up against the competition.

CIO Summit Value Proposition

  • Transform Remarkable Ideas into Executable Plans

The generation and dissemination of ideas is critical. But as an executive, your end goal is solving a problem or creating a new opportunity.

  • Stretch Your Mind Beyond Accepted Definition of Possible

The daily grind requires the brain to be mostly analytical, to conform with the 'one right answer' requirements of business. But breakthrough innovations come from those who take the path less travelled.

  • Evaluate Alternative Approaches to Established Conventions

Business as usual no longer exists. Examine current assumptions and explore the possibilities outside them. Compare and contrast how companies have achieved success in different ways, with different models, and different mind sets.

Agenda

Time Event Speakers
08:30

Registration & Networking

08:50

Welcome Address

Paul Black
Program Director, Telecoms, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey
09:05

The CIO Agenda: Transform, Innovate, Collaborate

Jyoti Lalchandani
VP & Regional MD, IDC Middle East, Africa and Turkey

Paying particular attention to the realities of the Middle East market, this session will examine the four technology game changers of cloud, mobility, social business, and data analytics, and analyze their role in driving the shift to a '3rd Platform'. It will also draw on IDC's extensive CIO research to highlight the key issues topping the CIO agenda for 2013, while simultaneously providing in-depth insights into the critical challenges facing today's Middle East CIO. The session will end by profiling the role of the 'NextGen CIO' and assessing the overall ICT investment outlook for the region.

Session 1: Operation to Innovation: What is the Smart Move

09:50

IDC Overview

Mark Walker
Program Director, Insights & Vertical Industry Practice, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey
10:00

Building the Business Case for IT Investment and Technology Refresh - How to Develop a Proactive IT Asset Management Strategy

Jarkko Huhtaniitty
Regional Manager, HP Financial Services Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa (MEMA), HP

IT organizations struggle with declining budgets, yet are expected to do more with less. In addition, IT must now justify its business not only at the CIO level, but at the CFO level too. In this session, we will discuss how IT teams can build a business case to secure their IT investments and refresh. The business case takes into account not only the IT imperatives, but also the financial constraints most companies face today. In this session, you will see how successful IT organizations can break this cycle.

10:15

Open Discussion

Session 2: The New Security Paradigm: Proactive, Predictive

10:40

IDC Overview

Ranjit Rajan
Research Director, Software, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey
10:50

Intelligence-Driven Security, A New Model

Rashmi Knowles
Chief Security Architect, EMEA, RSA

In the past few years, a stunning range of government agencies and prominent corporations have succumbed to stealthy, tailored cyber attacks designed to exploit vulnerabilities, disrupt operations and steal valuable information. Clearly current security systems are not up to the task of thwarting these advanced threats, since many of their victims had what they considered state of the art detection and prevention systems. These systems failed to stop or sense the presence of an attack on victims’ networks until the damage was done.

Given today’s threat environment and the increasing openness and connectivity of digital infrastructures, security teams now realize that they must assume their IT environments are subject to periodic compromise. Gone are the days when preventive measures to secure the perimeter or trying to detect malware problems using signature-match technologies were enough. The new model of Intelligence-Driven Security offers an understanding of the phases of an attack, continuous threat monitoring, and rapid attack detection and remediation.

 

11:15

Open Discussion

11:30

Coffee Break

Session 3: IT Transformation – Understanding Shifts And Innovations That Will Drive Better Business Value

12:00

IDC Overview

Adriana Rangel
Research Director, Systems & Infrastructure Solutions, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey
12:10

IT Transformation – Driving Better Business Value

Basil Ayass
Enterprise Product Manager, Dell

The advent of consumerization of IT, BYOD, social media, cloud computing, and big data is set to force a significant shift in the way we procure, implement, and use our IT assets. Convergence is a powerful force that is transforming the vendor landscape, the organization of the IT team, and the way datacenter infrastructure is procured. The current practice of relying on a best-of-breed procurement strategy to consolidate and virtualize on self-integrated server, storage, networking, and management technologies is gradually giving way to the adoption of factory-integrated converged infrastructures. This session will show how customers that are adopting convergence are realizing lower operation expenditures, faster time to deployment, and quicker ROI.

12:25

Open Discussion

Session 4: Evolving Sourcing Models and Motivations

12:50

IDC Overview

Matthew Eastwood
Group Vice President, Enterprise Platform Research, IDC
13:00

Cloud Security - Who do You Trust?

Nick Coleman
Global Head Cyber Security Intelligence, IBM

Cloud computing is changing the way we use computing and has the potential for significant economic and efficiency benefits. But the speed of adoption depends on how quickly trust in new cloud models can be established in an environment where the threats are becoming more advanced and sophisticated. In a cloud environment concerns often raised include: location and privacy of data, audit and inspection of the security, security of highly virtualized environments from targeted threats and attacks. The IBM session will share some insights and how security has been evolving to meet cloud computing needs within IBM SmartCloud environments.
13:15

Open Discussion

13:40

Lunch & Networking

14:25

Attendees to regroup into the Breakout Sessions

14:29

Breakout Sessions – Leadership Panels A and B (Parallel Sessions)

Panel A - Facing up to Targeted Attacks and Cybercrime – Lessons from Recent Incidents

14:30 - 14:50

New Security Challenges and Measures

Ranjit Rajan
Research Director, Software, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey
14:50 - 14:58

Responding to Targeted Attacks: What Should Enterprises Do?

Justin Doo
Director of Cloud and Security Practices, Symantec
14:58 - 15:06

The Evolving Threat Landscape in the Middle East

Vladimir Zapolyansky
Deputy Director GREAT, Head of Technology Positioning, Kaspersky Lab
15:06 - 15:14

Governance: Why it Should be at the Center of Security Strategies

Luke Forsyth
Vice President, Security Services, EMEA, CA Technologies
15:14 - 15:30

Open Discussion

Panel B - BYOD Initiatives: Driving Policy and Technology Solutions

14:30 - 14:50

BYOD Initiatives: Driving Policy and Technology Solutions

Adriana Rangel
Research Director, Systems & Infrastructure Solutions, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey
14:50 - 14:58

Mobile Policies and Controls

Christopher Martin
Consulting Systems Engineer, EMEA Solution Architect – Security, Blue Coat Systems ME
14:58 - 15:06

Desktop and Application Virtualization: Enabling BYOD

Noman Qadir
Regional Director - MEA, Citrix Systems
15:06 - 15:14

Open Discussion

15:29

Breakout Sessions – Leadership Panels C and D (Parallel Sessions)

Panel C - Deconstructing IT's "Value to Business": Assessing New IT Models

15:30 - 15:50

Deconstructing IT's "Value to Business": Assessing New IT Models

Ranjit Rajan
Research Director, Software, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey
15:50 - 15:58

Variabilization of Technology to Enhance Business Agility

Mukund Seetharaman
General Manger & Business Head – Gulf, Wipro Infotech
15:58 - 16:06

Transform while Perform

Stephen Fernandes
AVP and Head of Middle East, Cognizant
16:06 - 16:30

Open Discussion

Panel D - The IT Infrastructure Crystal Ball: Evolving Datacenter Strategies and Delivery Models

15:30 - 15:50

The Journey to the Cloud: Understanding the Impact to your Datacenter

Matthew Eastwood
Group Vice President, Enterprise Platform Research, IDC
15:50 - 15:58

The New Normal

Deepak Narain
Regional Presales Manager, VMware Global Inc.
15:58 - 16:14

Data Center Transformation

Nik Rouda
Senior Director of Marketing, Solutions and Verticals, Riverbed
16:14 - 16:30

Open Discussion

16:30

Tea / Coffee Break & Raffle Draw

16:50

CIOs and the Social Enterprise

Social enterprise create worlds where users interact, set targets, form teams to achieve goals and provide real time feedback to each other. Cutting edge companies are using tools from social enterprise to build more effective teams of employees, customers and suppliers based on these same principles. Will social enterprise methodologies reinvent how we do business or is this simply the latest over-hyped buzzword?

17:30

Wrap up & Close

19:30

Gala Dinner & Live Entertainment

Speakers

Paul Black

Program Director, Telecoms, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey

Jyoti Lalchandani

VP & Regional MD, IDC Middle East, Africa and Turkey

Mark Walker

Program Director, Insights & Vertical Industry Practice, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey

Jarkko Huhtaniitty

Regional Manager, HP Financial Services Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa (MEMA), HP

Ranjit Rajan

Research Director, Software, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey

Rashmi Knowles

Chief Security Architect, EMEA, RSA

Adriana Rangel

Research Director, Systems & Infrastructure Solutions, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey

Basil Ayass

Enterprise Product Manager, Dell

Khaldoun Aboul-Saoud

Regional Market Development Manager , Intel Corporation

Matthew Eastwood

Group Vice President, Enterprise Platform Research, IDC

General Information

Date

Sunday, 17th February 2013
Check In

Monday, 18th February 2013
Full Day Conference
Gala Dinner/Live Entertainment

Tuesday, 19th February 2013
Half Day Conference
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Note: This is an invitation - only event. Only selected CIOs can participate in this event. However if you are a C-level executive who would like to attend this event, kindly drop us an email with your contact details and we will get back to you!

Venue

On the shores of the Arabian Gulf rises an arc of shimmering glass, an iconic retreat shaped like a breaking wave, Dubai’s definitive beach resort destination: Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

Located in the Jumeirah Beach area of Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Hotel is just 15 km from the city centre and 25km from Dubai International Airport. With its premier location on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, Jumeirah Beach Hotel offers pristine private beaches and unhindered views of Burj Al Arab.

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