Cloud and Datacenter 2018

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Cloud and Datacenter 2018

The Hybrid Computing future of IT

Dubai, July 19, 2018


While organizations in the ICT industry are adopting digital transformation to drive future growth and innovation, datacenters and the cloud are the underlying engines that will deliver legacy services and future digital services. Accordingly, datacenters and cloud platforms need to evolve and transform to keep pace with the demands of the new Digital Era.

As businesses move toward a 'Cloud-First' world, new technologies and service offerings are growing alongside new business models that meet digital transformation aspirations and imperatives. Fed by both national transformation initiatives and competitive market forces, the dynamic technology-enabled markets are also changing.

Adoption of best-in-class cloud models, as well as prevailing service-level agreements, security concerns, and financial optimization initiatives, will become ever more critical for the sustained success and performance of ICT environments — and business operations as well. Ultimately, cloud and datacenter strategies will be driven by business considerations as much as by technology and supplier choices.

Join IDC and key industry players at this conference to discuss the future of ICT in which cloud, mobility, and software-defined datacenters will allow enterprises to use IT as a business differentiator rather than a business enabler. At this event, you will gain strategic insights and tactical advantages that will make your cloud and datacenter choices even more effective going forward.



Time Event Speakers

Registration & Networking


Welcome Address


Data Centers and Cloud: Engines of Digital Transformation

Anis Tell
Research Director

Data Centers have been a mainstay of IT for decades and their role and function has evolved with Cloud. IDC looks at the trends, challenges, and market conditions impacting the ICT landscape and how Data Centers and Cloud help address them and what considerations enterprises need to take when adopting a Service Provider.

Data Protection in the Datacenter and Cloud
Chaired by: Anis Tell, Research Director (Telecom & IT Services) Middle East, Turkey & Africa- IDC



Anis Tell
Research Director

Managing and protecting Data in Cloud-based infrastructures

Mohammed Al Tamimi,
Regional Director,Rubrik

The technical landscape is changing as organizations are redefining what hybridity means. Whether an application is running on-premises or in the public cloud, it’s important to ensure every application is easily and quickly protected, secured, and restored without sacrificing the scale-out. Learn how to manage all your data in this new reality that needs unlimited scale, API integration, automated control and global visibility


Cloud Transformation

Safdar Zaman
Head of IT Strategy & Governance-IT,Nakheel

Panel Discussion: Data Protection in the Data Centre and Cloud

This session will take a look at how data protection is evolving in the datacenter and the cloud. Discussions will also focus on the key considerations and challenges that need to be addressed and assess the future of data protection over the long term.


Tea/Coffee Break


CIO Panel Discussion – Lessons Learned When Adopting Cloud in the Local Market

What are the key considerations in planning your cloud transformation and how did you go about the process of selecting a Service Provider. What where the challenges faced and what benefits did you realize. Did these benefits align with your expectations and what aspirations do you have going forward.

The Differentiated Value of Cloud Providers and Vendors Solutions to serve the UAE Market
Anis Tell, Research Director (Telecom & IT Services) Middle East, Turkey & Africa- IDC



Anis Tell
Research Director

ICT & Cloud, Moving Forward

Fahed Khalil
Head of Digital Innovation, Injazat

Panel Discussion:The Differentiated Value of Cloud Providers and Vendors Solutions to serve the UAE Market

As Cloud descends upon the IT world at an ever increasing rate and makes access to Global providers easier, the role and value of the locally based providers is adapting to fill in various gaps and functions that will benefit customer needs. Local providers will not only increasingly provide compliance with local data regulations concerning classification, sovereignty and residency, but also expand their service offerings to include services that leverage global providers with local customized technologies and applications. This will also impact the service agreements and contracts with stronger controls and legal conditions.


Raffle Draw
Sponsored by Rubrik


Summary & Close

Anis Tell
Research Director


General Information

Venue: Burj Al Arab Date :Thursday, July 19th , 2018

Who Can Attend

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

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Premier Partner(s)

Partnership Opportunities

Why sponsor the Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow 2018?

  • Brand association with Senior IT Decision Makers 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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Hotel: Burj AL Arab

Date:19th July 2018

Ballroom:Al Falak Ballroom


Shabana Mahadiwala

Conference Director

+971 56 414 5986

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