IDC IT Forum Roadshow 2018

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IDC IT Forum Roadshow 2018

Digital Transformation: Strategies for Automation, Innovation, and Intelligence

Doha, November 5, 2018


In today's world, digital transformation (DX) has attained a macroeconomic scale and impact, becoming the core of what industry leaders do and how they operate. The DX economy is driven by digital-native enterprises. Born in the digital era, these enterprises are disrupting the traditional models and forms of interactions between the customer and the product or service.

In order to succeed in the DX economy, established enterprises must embrace a "digital native" approach to the way they think and act, transforming their organizations through the establishment of core digital competencies in the areas of leadership, relationships, information, operation, and talent.

The digital battlefield is intensifying, and all industries are being disrupted. So join us at the IDC IT Forum 2018 as we equip you with in-depth insights into innovative digital strategies that will help your organization unlock new revenue streams, increase profitability, and revolutionize the customer experience.


Time Event Speakers

Registration, Networking & Tea/Coffee


Early Bird Raffle - Win a Stay for a couple at the Shangri La Hotel Doha


Welcome Address

Jebin George
Program Manager, Industry Solutions, IDC

9:35-10:40 Session 1:Digital Transformation: Strategies for Automation, Innovation, and Intelligence
Chaired by:Jebin George, Program Manager, META, IDC


IDC Keynote

Jebin George
Program Manager, Industry Solutions, IDC

It has become vital for organizations to innovate using digital innovators to drive competitive advantage and ensure business longevity. The automation and intelligence possible because of leveraging digital technologies has unleashed the next level of innovation across industries where businesses are transforming the way they engage with customers and how they innovate in product and service delivery. The IT framework within enterprises thus continues to evolve with the business demands & technology enhancements. With a lot of businesses across industries already tipped over the digital transformation scale, the need for accelerating innovation by leveraging the digital strategies becomes crucial. This session details some of the digital transformation best practices by examining some key successes and exploring avenues how digital transformation can be customized for your business.


Enabling Digital Innovation @ Scale

Masood Mohamed
Regional IoT Director, Software AG Middle East and Turkey

Panel Discussion: Digital Transformation: Strategies for Automation, Innovation, and Intelligence


Tea & Coffee Break and Networking in Exhibit Area

11:09-11:50 Session 2: Rising Security Threats in The Digital Transformation Journey


IDC Keynote

Jebin George
Program Manager, Industry Solutions, IDC


As businesses embrace digital technologies like mobility, big data analytics, cloud, social, IoT and artificial intelligence, they expose themselves to a whole new set of vulnerabilities and security risks. For many businesses undergoing digital transformation, managing security, compliance and ensuring data protection remain their top challenge. This session will explore the different types of security threats that organizations should address in their digital transformation journey.Business expectations while balancing strategic alliances with vendors that can demonstrate how their solutions help meet the requirements of regulation.



New Era in Mobility

Bilgin Demir
Managing Director, MENA & EURASIA Region, SOTI

Panel Discussion: Rising Security Threats in The Digital Transformation Journey

11:50-13:55 Session 3: Unlocking Data & Aligning Infrastructure – Getting Ready for Digital Transformation


IDC Keynote

Jebin George
Program Manager, Industry Solutions, IDC

Transforming the IT infrastructure in parallel to the digital transformation is critical to avoid IT bottlenecks while the organization is undergoing critical transformation. With datacenters serving as the backbone of enterprise IT, foraying into the next generation of digital products, solutions, and services is not possible without a robust, agile, scalable and transformative IT architecture. This session examines ways to parallelly transform the datacenter along with digital transformation while managing costs and ensuring agility.


Connectivity Solution in the Digital Transformation Era

Mustafa Raza
Global Head of Digital Enterprise Solutions, GBI

Organizations need connectivity experts to help with their digital transformation journey in our world. Information is bringing change to everything around us, and connectivity is the mean through which all information is exchanged.

The complexity of what constitutes digital transformation, along with the technologies made to drive it, that is right from the cloud, big data and artificial intelligence to 5G, M2M and Information of Technology. Connectivity is in essence the world's nervous system, and it is extending across the world to the point where it will soon be abundant.

Our aim is to help customers accelerate the transformation of business models to compete in a rapidly changing digital world.



Importance of Data in your Digital Transformation Journey

Donal Berry
Country Manager, Qatar, Veritas Technologies LLC

Big Data Analytics Relevance – more now than before!

Dillip Kumar Choudhury
Director Health Information & Communications Technology, Hamad Medical Corporation

Panel Discussion: Keeping the infrastructure aligned with digital transformation


IDC Summary and Close

Jebin George
Program Manager, Industry Solutions, IDC

Final Raffle Draw through meeting vouchers – Win an iPhone X


Lunch & Networking in the Exhibit Area

General Information

Date & Time

Monday, 5th November 2018



Registration Fee

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


For More Information, contact:

Sughand Tolani - 04 3642189 / 056 4145987 /


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Gold Partner(s)

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Partnership Opportunities

Why sponsor the IT Forum 2018?

  • 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


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