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Cloud and Datacenter 2019

Delivering Enterprise Digital Transformation: Multi-Cloud for Agile IT

Dubai, June 20, 2019


Multi Cloud Architecture in Modern Datacenters - Are You Ready for The Cloud Era?

The cloud and datacenter market in Middle East and Africa (MEA) continue to grow as digital transformation (DX) becomes the focus of most organizations in the region. Organizations in the region are positively inclined toward multi-cloud environments, combining private and public cloud. Many organizations and service providers are building private cloud infrastructure and hosting public cloud environments to support their business transformation journey. Infrastructures are rapidly evolving as digital transformation initiatives drive the need for greater IT agility, developer-friendly infrastructure, and industrial robustness at scale. Digital workloads such as Big Data and the Internet of Things are driving new designs for datacenter architectures, as well as demands for ever greater data security.

To stay competitive in today’s software-driven economy, enterprises MUST be cloud-native, to support their digital transformation. It will be a balancing act to move quickly and stay competitive while preparing for the road ahead. By thinking proactively about IT strategies, especially for cloud adoption, applications can be built and positioned for sustainable success.


Join IDC and key industry players as they discuss the dynamics of a hybrid computing future of IT where cloud, mobility and software defined datacenters pave the way for enterprises to really use IT as 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.

Reserve your seat and don’t miss this opportunity to network with your peers, meet leading industry vendors and decision makers in cloud trends, architecture and techniques. Learn how to harvest your maximum potential.

Free to attend for end-user IT professionals.

Key Topics

IDC Cloud 2.0: Integrated and Holistically Managed Clouds





Time Event & Speakers

Registration & Tea/Coffee


Welcome Address

Jitendra Kapoor
Research Director, Telecommunications & IT Services – IDC

Delivering Enterprise Digital Transformation: Multi-Cloud for Agile IT

Jitendra Kapoor
Research Director, Telecommunications & IT Services – IDC

Digital transformation (DX) imperatives are driving organizations to deploy a broad range of cloud services ranging from private cloud, hosted private cloud to public cloud in a multicloud architecture. This multicloud platform forms the foundation of innovation. However , it also creates fresh challenges for CIOs in terms of security and manageability. IDC discusses about the changes in Middle East cloud scenario as we move into a multi-cloud environment. We also take a look at the future of Cloud 2.0 and the new market opportunities and challenges that it will bring along.


09:15- 10:15 Sesion1: The Digital Transformation Aspirations of Enterprises

The datacenter market continues to evolve in line with shifting business needs and the digital transformation aspirations of enterprises. The new demands placed by digital transformation on the datacenter side require enhanced agility and manageability capabilities. This session will explore the ways enterprises are aspiring to bring datacenter transformation.



Cloud Responsibly

Johan Scheepers
Director of Systems Engineering, Middle East, South Africa, and Turkey – Commvault

Multi-Cloud and the Modern Digital Core – How Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Strategies Support Your Transformation Strategy

Naguib ElFashny
Pre-Sales Senior Manager, Virtustream

Enterprises worldwide rely on mission-critical applications to solve complex business problems and improve their processes. With "born in the cloud" competitors increasing the pace of change, many enterprises are looking to modernize these applications to enable innovation while increasing flexibility and agility. This session will showcase tools that can be used to modernize mission-critical applications, support integration of hybrid and multi-cloud strategies, and help enterprises more efficiently deliver on their transformation objectives.


Panel Discussion

Jitendra Kapoor
Research Director, Telecommunications & IT Services – IDC
Johan Scheepers
Director of Systems Engineering, Middle East, South Africa, and Turkey – Commvault
Naguib ElFashny
Pre-Sales Senior Manager, Virtustream
Mahmoud Yassin
Head of Infrastrucutre and Security Operation, United Arab Bank
Ali Juma Al Ajame
Director of Health Information Systems - Ministry of Health and Prevention

Networking & Coffee Break


10:45 – 11:35 Sesion2: Security Challenges in Current Wave of Digital Transformation

Jitendra Kapoor
Research Director, Telecommunications & IT Services – IDC

Organizations are relying on emerging technologies such as mobility, social, AI/machine learning and IoT in order to drive their ongoing digital transformation initiatives. The rapid adoption of these technologies has exposed them to much diversified security threats and more importantly these threats target data. Organizations are forced to upgrade their security solutions to counter unknown threats and ensure they comply with global data protection regulations. This session will explore various security challenges around data that organizations should address in their digital transformation roadmap.



Change, Uncertainty and the only thing that matters.

Brett Samuel
Head of Technology, Middle East, Veritas

The Art of Digital Transformation on Multi Cloud

Ram Sajja
Global Head – Cloud Engineering and Operations, Cloud4c

Panel Discussion

Jitendra Kapoor
Research Director, Telecommunications & IT Services – IDC
Brett Samuel
Head of Technology, Middle East, Veritas
Ram Sajja
Global Head – Cloud Engineering and Operations, Cloud4c
Fadi Hindi
Chief Executive Officer, Takaful Emarat-Insurance (P.S.C)
Walid Kamal
Senior Vice President for Technology Security, Risk, and Fraud - Du
Somnath Sarkar
Global Head of Technology Infrastructure, Mashreq Bank, Dubai

IDC Smart City Awards


Lunch and Networking


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IDC Middle East Smart City Awards

Smart Cities catalyze the digital transformation of urban ecosystems to produce systemic environmental, financial, and social outcomes. Smart Cities are, by definition, focused on using emerging technologies and innovation to make cities more livable, and offer new services and economic opportunities. The cities in Middle East have made significant strides in the Smart Cities arena leveraging technology and realigning with the needs and expectations of citizens and residents. After the grand success for the first ever IDC Smart City Awards last year, we are launching the IDC Smart City Middle East Awards 2019 (#IDCSMEA) to recognize and reward the outstanding Smart Cities projects and leaders. The awards will be concluded at an event which will act as a forum for sharing the best practices to help accelerate Smart City development in the region.


The IDC Smart City Middle East Awards 2019 event will provide a solid venue to identify the latest trends and address the prevailing challenges faced by the cities, local governments and their ICT suppliers in the Middle East region. The winners and finalists of the awards will be honored in the event.

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General Information


Burj Al Arab, Dubai

Al Falak Ballroom

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

8:45 am


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

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