Cloud and Datacenter 2018

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Cloud and Datacenter 2018

The Hybrid Computing future of IT

Riyadh, July 24, 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

Hamza Naqshbandi
Country Manager – IDC Saudi Arabia

Datacenters and Cloud: Engines of Digital Transformation

Anis Tell
Research Director

Datacenters have been an IT mainstay for decades, and their roles and functions have evolved with the cloud. This presentation looks at the trends, challenges, and market conditions impacting the ICT landscape and identifies how datacenters and cloud solutions help address existing obstacles. The presentation will also examine the aspects enterprises need to consider when engaging with a service provider.


Data Protection in the Datacenter and Cloud (Parallel Sessions)

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.

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09:30 - 09:40

Managing and protecting Data in Cloud-based infrastructures

Mohammed Al Tamimi,
Regional Director,Rubrik
09:40 - 09:50

Why Cloud Solutions matter to Saudi Enterprises?

Dr. AbdulRahman Al-Azzam
Senior VP, ICT Business Unit, AEC
09:50 - 10:00

Presentation by MIS

Ziad Mortaja
General Manager, Al - Moammar Information System
10:00 - 10:30

Panel Discussion

Mohammed Al Tamimi,
Regional Director,Rubrik
Dr. AbdulRahman Al-Azzam
Senior VP, ICT Business Unit, AEC
Ziad Mortaja
General Manager, Al - Moammar Information System
Adly Khairy AL-Sharif
Director General for IT - Technical & Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC)

Tea/Coffee Break


The Differentiated Value of Cloud Providers and Vendors Solutions to serve the KSA Market (Parallel Sessions)

As cloud descends upon the IT world at an ever-increasing rate and improves access to global providers, locally-based providers are adapting themselves to fill in various gaps and functions as well as better... More info

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11:00 - 11:10

Selecting the Right Cloud Partner for Digital Transformation

Felix Wass
President & CEO, DETASAD
11:10 - 11:20

Web-Scale Simplicity for your Secondary Data

Tarcan Serdaroğlu
Senior Director of Emerging Markets, Cohesity
11:20 - 11:50

Panel Discussion

Felix Wass
President & CEO, DETASAD
Tarcan Serdaroğlu
Senior Director of Emerging Markets, Cohesity
Dr. Abdullah Alothman
CIO, Ministry of Media

Lessons Learned When Adopting Cloud in the Local Market (Parallel Sessions)

This session will highlight the key factors to consider when planning a cloud transformation and shed light on how to go about the process of selecting a service provider. The session will further examine the key challenges faced by... More info

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11:50 - 12:10

Cloud Transformation

Eng. Abdulaziz Al Khlaif
CIO, Al-Mishari Hospital
12:10 - 12:40

Panel Discussion

Eng. Abdulaziz Al Khlaif
CIO, Al-Mishari Hospital
Dr. Khaled Al-Odhaibi
CIO - Medical Services Department (Armed Forces)

IDC Closing Notes



General Information

Venue: TBC Date :Tuesday, July 24th , 2018

Who Can Attend

  • Free of Charge:ForEnd 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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