IDC IT Forum 2017 Riyadh

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IDC IT Forum 2017 Riyadh

Innovate, Disrupt & Transform

Riyadh, November 23, 2017

Overview

Digital transformation, a process that is already well underway across geographies and industries, is demonstrating its value by driving innovation. Modern businesses face tough economic and political conditions and are burdened with the need to constantly innovate, seek new opportunities, and defend themselves against disruptive competition. The IT department, viewed as the engine room of innovation, is thus increasingly expected to deliver not only improvements, cost savings, and efficiencies in existing processes, but also real business transformation as well.

The 3rd Platform – and its key pillars of cloud, mobile, social, and big data analytics – is coming into its own as a facilitator of this new generation of technology-led business innovation. Moreover, a new innovation ecosystem is arising on top of the 3rd Platform, made up of emerging technologies such as the internet of things (IoT), machine learning, and next-generation security, as well as advances in user experience (UX). Businesses that develop and embrace a culture of innovation will be best placed to enhance their competitive performance, generate new sources of revenue, and defeat disruptive competition as it arises.

IDC’s 2017 IT Forum will examine the reasons behind the accelerated drive toward innovation and identify the immense contributions that IT managers will be expected to make over the coming years.

Agenda

Time Event Speakers
08:00

Registration & Welcome Tea / Coffee

08:30

Welcome Address

Hamad AlSaghir
Country Manager, IDC Saudi Arabia, IDC Saudi Arabia
08:35

IDC Keynote

Ranjit Rajan
Associate Vice President, Consulting, IDC Middle East, Africa & Turkey

Digital Transformation for Innovation and Disruption

Chaired By, Ranjit Rajan, Associate Vice President, Research, IDC Middle East and Africa

In today’s world, the phrases of innovation, disruption, and transformation are heavily interlinked and go hand in hand with each other. With the increased collaboration between IT and business functions, the objective to drive digital transformation (DX) is not to simply innovate and gain competitive advantage, but more importantly to disrupt the status quo in one’s favor. The motivation for DX has gone beyond the internal needs to impact the wider ecosystem. DX has emerged to be a stepping stone to meliorate customer experience, optimization of resources, drive innovation, and most importantly improving top and bottom line of businesses. The business organization always have a vision on what they would like to achieve; however, it is the IT organization that needs to step up and enable the business to accomplish that vision. IT is possibly the most critical pillar in this transformation, as well as to drive innovation by leveraging third platform technologies, i.e. cloud, mobility, big data, and social. The session provides a view on the role of DX in today’s market, trends, best practices, and strategies that IT leaders can adopt to sail on their organizations’ DX journey.

 

08:55

Panel Discussion

 

09:35

Session 2: Platinum Presentation by CISCO

Tarik Alturki
Country Systems Engineer Manager, Cisco

Digitization is changing the way we look at business model. We are at a time where you are either disrupter or you’re being disrupted. We will take a look at the first steps of a foundation, that enables ones digitization journey

10:00

Session 3: Introducing Connect Key - Your New Work Place

Joe Bailis
National Business Development Manager, Saudi Xerox Agencies Co.

Raffle Draw

10:35

Tea/Coffee Break and Networking

10:55

10:50 - 12:10 : Technology Tracks (Parallel Sessions)

Please use the select box below to browse through the sessions.

10:49 - 12:10

Session 4: Transforming Today’s Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s Businesses

10:55 - 11:00

Raffle Draw

11:00 - 11:10

IDC Overview

Ranjit Rajan
Associate Vice President, Consulting, IDC Middle East, Africa & Turkey
11:10 - 11:20

Transforming Connected Buildings

Bilal Mawzi
Enterprise Sales Country Manager , Saudi Arabia, CommScope
11:20 - 11:30

The Enterprise Cloud Platform

Paulo Pereira
Director, Systems Engineering - Middle East, Nutanix
11:30 - 11:40

Presentation by Detasad

Felix Thomas Wass
President & CEO, DETASAD
11:40 - 11:50

Bridging the gap between security defenses, critical networks and sensitive data

Ibrahim Al-Faifi
Executive Audit Manager, Al Rajhi Bank
11:50 - 12:10

Panel Discussion

Ayad Y. Aldaijy
Director for Information Technology / Adviser to the Minister - Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture
Bilal Mawzi
Enterprise Sales Country Manager , Saudi Arabia, CommScope
Paulo Pereira
Director, Systems Engineering - Middle East, Nutanix
Felix Thomas Wass
President & CEO, DETASAD
12:10 - 12:15

Raffle Draw

10:54 - 12:10

Breaking the Silos and Taking an Integrated IT Security Approach

10:55 - 11:00

Raffle Draw

11:00 - 11:10

IDC Overview

11:10 - 11:20

Transforming Security through Visibility – from Campus to Cloud

Jalal Bokhary
Enterprise Accounts Manager, ForeScout Technologies
11:20 - 11:30

Securing the Modern Enterprise

Mohamed Helmy
ME Regional Manager, Mobileiron
11:30 - 11:40

Threat Lifecycle Management

Abdulrahman Al Dalbahi
Senior System Engineer, LogRhythm
11:40 - 11:50

Bridging the gap between security defenses, critical networks, and sensitive data

Ibrahim Al-Faifi
Executive Audit Manager, Al Rajhi Bank
11:50 - 12:10

Panel Discussion

Jalal Bokhary
Enterprise Accounts Manager, ForeScout Technologies
Mohamed Helmy
ME Regional Manager, Mobileiron
Abdulrahman Al Dalbahi
Senior System Engineer, LogRhythm
Adel A. Algrain
Acting Cyber Security Risks and Compliance Director, Cyber Security, STC
Ibrahim Al-Faifi
Executive Audit Manager, Al Rajhi Bank
12:10 - 12:15

Raffle Draw

12:15

Prayer & Tea/Coffee Break and Networking

12:29

12:30 - 13:35: Technology Tracks (Parallel Sessions)

Please use the select box below to browse through the sessions.

12:29 - 13:35

Maximizing Performance with Software-Defined Infrastructure

12:30 - 12:35

Raffle Draw

12:35 - 12:45

IDC Overview

12:45 - 12:55

Presentation by Partner

12:55 - 13:05

Presentation by Partner

13:05 - 13:15

Presentation by Partner

13:15 - 13:35

Panel Discussion

12:29 - 13:35

The Future is Here – How Breakthrough Tech Innovations Are Shaping Our Region

12:30 - 12:35

Raffle Draw

12:35 - 12:45

IDC Overview

12:45 - 12:55

Presentation by Partner

12:45 - 12:55

Presentation by Partner

12:55 - 13:05

Presentation by Partner

13:15 - 13:35

Panel Discussion

Session 6: Real Challenges, Real Stories: Turning Adversity into Opportunity

Chaired by: Hamza Naqshbandi, Principal Analyst, IDC Middle East & Africa

For many CIOs, to say that 2017 has presented its fair share of challenges is clearly an understatement. On the one hand, budget constraints have forced IT departments into a 'leverage and optimize' mode as part of broader cost reduction mandates, while on the other the business requirements have become significantly more demanding due to volatility in the markets. Organizations have been forced to rethink investment strategies – and any new capital expenditure is coming under intense scrutiny. As a result, new pricing and service delivery models have becoming more attractive where more flexibility is available. This presents us with an opportunity to think about what the 2018 technology landscape would look like, and in this respect CIO's are asking a number of questions as they start making plans for the future. This session will attempt to answer these questions, as well as provide a healthy platform for debate to ensure that attendees can share best practices where relevant.

Hear from progressive CIOs from various industries describing how recent findings from the business literature have revealed a major challenge to today’s successful organizations. The session also discusses the ability to anticipate, and prepare for, continuous and disruptive market change. While many organizations have been created, and indeed prospered, around a key successful business idea, often this success has ultimately encumbered the organization, and made it difficult to adjust to changing market realities. As a result, the established successful organization may face significant challenges to continued market dominance.

 

12:45

Cost cutting challenges with NTP

Rashid M. Al Ballaa
Deputy Chairman, ICT Committee Riyadh Chamber of Commerce
13:00

Dotnet as an Open Source for Government Enterprises

Abdulaziz Al Oraij
CIO – Ministry of Housing, Saudi Arabia
13:15

Internal intrusion and user security behavior in healthcare

Prof. Ahmed I. Albarrak
Professor of Medical Informatics ,College of Medicine, King Saud University
13:20

Final Mega Raffle draw

13:30

IDC Summary and Close

Hamad AlSaghir
Country Manager, IDC Saudi Arabia, IDC Saudi Arabia
13:35

Lunch & Networking

General Information


Date and Time

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Language

English

Registration Fee

Free of Charge : For End Users (not IT +consultant companies)

USD 500 Per Participant : For IT vendors, and IT consultant companies

Contact

For More Information, contact:

Dalia Jaarah - +966 11 434 8229 / djaarah@idc.com

Sughand Tolani - 04 3642189 / 056 4145987 / stolani@idc.com

 
 

 

Partners

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Partnership Opportunities

 Why sponsor the IT Forum 2017?

  • Brand association with Senior IT Decision Makers, CIOs and Influencers via the extensive promotional campaign pre- and post-event
  • Position your company as one of the leading technology players in the Region
  • Meet face-to-face and build connections with a targeted group of qualified end users and decision makers
  • Hold meaningful conversations with potential customers – generous time set aside for networking
  • Secure post show appointments by collecting leads & conducting surveys through the exhibition

Proceedings

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Contacts

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Vice President, Conferences

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