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The Road to Autonomy and Intelligence through Digital Transformation

Dubai, January 23, 2019


In a time when cross-industry digitization is already underway, innovating to drive higher efficiency and staying responsive to changing customer needs is one of the major priorities for businesses. Spending on enterprise IT solutions has reached a stage where an increasing number of organizations are embracing more efficient, consolidated, and manageable solutions. 3rd Platform technologies such as cloud, mobility, social business, and big data analytics sit at the heart of this shift towards digital transformation. Such developments are reshaping the way enterprises consume technology and has led to a profound shift in how service providers deliver these technologies. Adoption of these new, innovative technologies has brought new challenges and concerns to the fore. CIOs today are facing significant challenges in unlocking new avenues of organizational growth. While technology is increasingly being looked upon as a key enabler, challenges around funding and budgets, skills availability, siloed business environment, and lack of flexibility in legacy systems is significantly inhibiting their ability to innovate.

With all this in mind, join IDC, Oracle & CNS as we discuss the dynamics of the UAE market in the context of emerging technologies and the role they will play in paving the way for enterprises to leverage IT as a genuine business enabler. Respected thought leaders will be sharing insights, success stories, and best practices throughout the session to ensure you gain strategic insights into making your digital transformation investments more effectively.


Time Event & Speakers

Registration, Tea / Coffee & Networking


IDC Welcome Address

Uzair Mujtaba
Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia

Welcome Speech


The Road to Autonomy and Intelligence through Digital Transformation

Uzair Mujtaba
Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia

Digital Is Happening Now

Jakub Polec
Digital Innovation Director, Oracle
Join us to listen to some inspirational tips on digital technology capabilities that really matter for enterprises. Platforms are the new plane of competition into a world awarding economic significance to information and connections. A cloud platform is a real opportunity to jazz up your digital capabilities and scale up your business to a data driven business.


Hybrid Cloud ... Transformation Enabler

Muhannad Malkawi
Senior Cloud Solutions Architect, Oracle
To address transformational challenges, companies need a technology solution that permits rapid design, adoption, and adaptation, that frees resources for creating competitive differentiation and value, and that can be easily and economically deployed and scaled.


Tea / Coffee Break


Data is the Foundation of Digital Business

Khaled Mostafa
Sales Consulting Manager, Business Analytics , Gulf, Oracle
Every touch point, every click, every digital exhaust is relevant insight. Data is the new oil, but it is crude, and cannot really be used unless it is refined with analytics to bring the expected value. we will discuss here the convergence of big data, analytics, data science, and cloud is creating a need by business managers to optimize their investments with a comprehensive way to derive value from data.


Why Consider Blockchain ?

Maroun Mourani
Digital Transformation & Blockchain Consultant, CNS

Panel Discussion


Summary & Close


Lunch & Networking

General Information

Date and Time

Wednesday, January 23, 2019




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Hotel: Burj AL Arab

Date: 23 Janaury 2019

Ballroom: Al Falak Ballroom


Shabana Mahadiwala

Conference Director

+971 56 414 5986

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