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Cloud and Datacenter 2019

Delivering Enterprise Digital Transformation: Multi-Cloud for Agile IT

Doha, June 24, 2019

Overview

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.

DON'T MISS THE EVENT

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

 


Industries


Agenda

Time Event & Speakers
08:00

Registration & Tea/Coffee

08:50

IDC Welcome Address

Manish Ranjan
Program Manager, Software, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey
09:00

Delivering Enterprise Digital Transformation: Multi-Cloud for Agile IT

Manish Ranjan
Program Manager, Software, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey

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 multi-cloud architecture. This multi-cloud 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

09:15 – 10:05 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.

 

09:20

Cloud Responsibly

Nizar El Farra
Pre Sales Director MESAT, CommVault

started by re-defining data protection. Bringing what used to be used to be separate disconnected products from multiple vendors into a single unified platform to address all of those needs. File, application, physical, virtual, on-site, remote, software-as-service or in the cloud or multiple clouds - it didn't matter. It can all be seen, protected, and recovered from one place. Your data where you need it. That's how we re-define data protection.

 

09:35

Cloud ready Data Center

Mohamad Makhzoum
Cyber Security Specialist - Juniper Networks

Today’s data centers are highly virtualized and span multiple geographies and clouds. You need the ability to apply consistent policies and operations across your network and manage your resources as a single, cohesive infrastructure. You need to orchestrate the policies for your workloads wherever they’re running and control your network end to end. Our data center solutions allow you to secure, see, orchestrate, and connect your network. They use a common operating system and a single open orchestration platform, helping you manage the complexity of operating in multiple, heterogenous environments.

09:50

Panel Discussion

Manish Ranjan
Program Manager, Software, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey
Johan Scheepers
Director of Systems Engineering, Middle East, South Africa, and Turkey – Commvault
Mohamad Makhzoum
Cyber Security Specialist - Juniper Networks
10:05

Networking & Coffee Break

10:15

Raffle Draw: Dinner vouchers

10:20

10:20 – 11:05 Sesion2: Security Challenges in Current Wave of Digital Transformation

Manish Ranjan
Program Manager, Software, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey

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.
10:25

Change, uncertainty and the only thing that matters: YOUR DATA

Brett Samuel
Head of Technology, Middle East, Veritas

 

10:40

Panel Discussion

Manish Ranjan
Program Manager, Software, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey
Brett Samuel
Head of Technology, Middle East, Veritas
Rami Alimorad Mansouri
Manager - IT Security, Information Technology, Barwa Bank
Adnan Ashiq
Team Lead Systems, Qatar Gas Transport Company, NAKILAT
11:00

11:00– 11:50 Sesion3: Converged Architectures – A new Platform of Choice

Manish Ranjan
Program Manager, Software, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey

To move ahead on their digital transformation journeys, organizations are now looking at newer consolidated systems with centralized management capabilities. Many organizations are turning to converged systems that consolidate server, storage, and networking on a single platform. IDC expects greater adoption of converged systems as customers aim to build digitally native departments to create hybrid cloud solutions to support their DX journey.

11:05

SDDC – A high level journey to a true Software Defined Data Center

Mike O’Hara
Regional Sales Manager -Qatar, Nutanix
11:20

#1 Cloud Data Mangement

Claude Schuck
Regional Manager for Middle East and Africa, Veeam

 

11:35

Panel Discussion

Manish Ranjan
Program Manager, Software, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey
Mike O’Hara
Regional Sales Manager -Qatar, Nutanix
Claude Schuck
Regional Manager for Middle East and Africa, Veeam
Mohammed Ishtiaq Hussain
Head of IT Infrastructure and IT Security, Doha Bank
11:50

IDC Closing Notes

Manish Ranjan
Program Manager, Software, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey
12:00

Lunch & Networking

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General Information

 

InterContinental Doha - The City

Jawhara 3 Meeting Room

 

Monday, June 24th, 2019

8:45 am

Language
English

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

Contact
For More Information, contact: Ramaa Bhardi -+91 9930070107 / +974 559298891 / rbhardi@idc.com

Proceedings

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Conference Director, Africa

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