IDC IT Forum Roadshow 2018

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IDC IT Forum Roadshow 2018

Digital Transformation: Strategies for Automation, Innovation, and Intelligence

Kuwait City, October 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

Jebin George
Program Manager, Industry Solutions, Middle East & Africa

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

Jebin George
Program Manager, Industry Solutions, Middle East & Africa

It is becoming increasingly vital for organizations to use digital innovators to drive competitive advantage and ensure business longevity. Indeed, the automation and intelligence capabilities enabled by digital technologies have unleashed a new level of innovation across industries as businesses transform the way they engage with customers and deliver products and services. As such, the enterprise IT framework continues to evolve in line with changing business demands and technology enhancements. With organizations increasingly looking to accelerate innovation by leveraging digital strategies, this event will outline a series of cutting-edge digital transformation best practices and explore avenues for customizing the digital transformation process to suit individual business needs.


Kuwait E-Government Strategy

Qusai Al-Shatti
Acting Director General and Deputy Director General, Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT)

Digital Transformation in the Telecom Industry

Ahmed Moustafa El-Sayed El-Fouly
Senior Director ICT Technology, Ooredoo Kuwait

Panel Discussion: The CXO Growth Imperative: Innovate, Integrate and Incorporate Technology

Qusai Al-Shatti
Acting Director General and Deputy Director General, Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT)
Ashley Vincent
Director of Information Technology, American University of Kuwait
Ashraf Qunaibi
Director, Enterprise Architecture and Business intelligence – Ooredoo Kuwait

Technological change is the biggest, most disruptive force facing today's corporations. But technology isn’t changing only corporations — it's also changing the job of the CXO, bringing with it the challenge of keeping up with technological development. While there are multiple sources of potentially valuable intelligence, CXOs have to be clear about their priorities and also reconsider the composition of their teams, which must reflect the modern age and be on top of new technology and concepts that tap into the voice of customers, communities, and social media in a digital environment. The way CXOs communicate with the organization and other stakeholders is also changing. And while technology provides valuable new communication channels for any business leader, its use does not come without concerns. This session will explore how CXOs can leverage technology to assess and deliver on evolving customer expectations by implementing customer relationship management systems, interpreting complex and evolving needs of customers through data and analytics, and improving communication and engagement with the use of social media.


Tea/Coffee break and Networking in Exhibit Area


IDC Keynote

Jebin George
Program Manager, Industry Solutions, Middle East & Africa

12:00-12:40 Session 1: How the Continuous Adoption of IoT Accelerates Digital Transformation

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.


Presentation by MobileIron

Mohammed Helaly
Regional Channel Manager META, MobileIron

Panel Discussion: Rising Security Threats in The Digital Transformation Journey

12:40-13:10 Session 2: Keeping the infrastructure aligned with digital transformation
Chaired by: Jebin George, Program 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.


IDC Keynote


Aligning Infrastructure with Rapid Digital Transformation

Ashley Vincent
Director of Information Technology, American University of Kuwait

IDC Summary and Close

Jebin George
Program Manager, Industry Solutions, Middle East & Africa

Mega Raffle!!


Lunch & Networking in the Exhibit Area

General Information

Date & Time

Thursday, 8th October 2018



Registration Fee

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


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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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