IDC IT Forum Roadshow 2018

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IDC IT Forum Roadshow 2018

Digital Transformation: Strategies for Automation, Innovation, and Intelligence

Abu Dhabi, November 8, 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


Welcome Address

Roberto Alunni
Senior Research Manager, Imaging Devices & Document Solutions, Middle East & Africa

IDC Keynote: Digital Transformation: Strategies for Automation, Innovation, and Intelligence

Roberto Alunni
Senior Research Manager, Imaging Devices & Document Solutions, Middle East & Africa

Embracing Digital Transformation with Optimised Identity Access Management


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

Session 1: How the Continuous Adoption of IoT Accelerates Digital Transformation
Chaired by: Nabila Popal, Senior Research Manager, IDC META

This session will explore how IoT is driving Digital Innovation including adoption along with highlighting which verticals are leading the way as well as the growing numbers use cases. This session will also explore how IoT in the future will become ever more pervasive as the number of devices grow from millions to billions and change the way we live.


Tea/Coffee break and Networking in Exhibit Area

Session 2: Keeping the infrastructure aligned with digital transformation
Chaired by: Roberto Alunni, Senior Research Manager, IDC META

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.


Tea/Coffee break and Networking in the Exhibit area

Session 3: Rising Security Threats in The Digital Transformation Journey
Chaired by: Nabila Popal, Senior Research Manager, IDC META

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.

Session 4: Building Smart Cities – Bringing Technologies Together for Urban Digital Transformation
Chaired by: Roberto Alunni, Senior Research Manager, IDC META

Rapid urbanization, population growth, and aging infrastructures are leading to severely constrained urban ecosystems in the Middle East. Whether it is a greenfield city or a brownfield one, city administrators need to build agile infrastructures that integrates sensors and other devices with intelligent applications to solve real-world problems. This presentation talks about how various technologies such as connectivity, Internet of Things, big data analytics, artificial intelligence work together to make a city smart.


IDC Summary and Close

Nabila Popal
Senior Research Manager, Mobile Handsets & PC Monitors programs

Mega Raffle!!


Lunch & Networking in the Exhibit Area

General Information

Date & Time

Rosewood Hotel, Thursday, 8th 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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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



Hotel:Rosewood Hotel

   Date:8th November 2018


Ronita Bhattacharjee

Vice President, Conferences

+971 50 7872436

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