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Cloud and Datacenter 2019

Delivering Enterprise Digital Transformation: Multi-Cloud for Agile IT

Riyadh, July 3, 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
08:30

Registration & Tea/Coffee

09:00

Welcome Address

Hamza Naqshbandi
Country Manager, Saudi Arabia, IDC
09:05

Delivering Enterprise Digital Transformation: Multi-Cloud for Agile IT

Uzair Mujtaba
Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia

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.

09:30

09:30 – 10:25 Sesion1: The Digital Transformation Aspirations of Enterprises

Uzair Mujtaba
Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia

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.

09:35

Cloud-based Intelligent Control Rooms for the Government

Dr. AbdulRahman Al-Azzam
Senior Vice President of ICT – Advanced Electronics Company, AEC

In a world where more data than ever are available, Government needs to change the approach to decision-making. Situational awareness, control rooms and operations centers are now more critical than ever. Intelligent Control Rooms (ICRs) act like a brain and central nervous system, integrating and interconnecting information and processes. ICRs evolve from siloed, single-user control rooms to multipurpose integrated spaces, where IoT allows for the availability of a virtual infinite amount of data, improving the speed and the quality of the decisions. Cloud-based infrastructure is indispensable to enable modern ICRs, as it enables, among the others, top-down governance and horizontal participations by citizens and constituents.

09:50

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

Ayman Abu Odeh
Regional Sales Manager, META Region, 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.
10:05

Panel Discussion

Uzair Mujtaba
Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia
Dr. AbdulRahman Al-Azzam
Senior Vice President of ICT – Advanced Electronics Company, AEC
Ayman Abu Odeh
Regional Sales Manager, META Region, Virtustream
Nasser AlNasser
Sr. Director Cloud Computing Industry, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT)
10:30

Networking & Coffee Break

10:55

10:55– 11:50 Sesion2: Effective Organizational Strategy to Manage Multi-Cloud Environment

Jawad Khalil
Program Manager, Telecoms KSA

Business are using more than a single cloud solution provider to optimize and distribute their workloads across cloud environments. Managing multiple cloud platforms can be a challenge if organizations does not have a clear strategy in place. This session will discuss the strategic plans that organizations need to explore in order to manage complexity of running multiple clouds.
11:00

Elevate IT Ops with Artificial Intelligence

Hani Awajah
Business Unit Manager, MIS

 

11:15

Cloud Digital Journey

Osama Khader
Vice President Connectivity and Digital Technology, DETASAD

In the digital transformation era today and many enterprises tends to migrate their IT workloads to cloud, it is very important to build a strong strategy and adapt a clear methodology in choosing the cloud partner and following Saudi Arabia regulation and cyber security frames works.
11:30

Panel Discussion

Jawad Khalil
Program Manager, Telecoms KSA
Hani Awajah
Business Unit Manager, MIS
Osama Khader
Vice President Connectivity and Digital Technology, DETASAD
11:50

11:50 – 12:45 Sesion3: Security Challenges in Current Wave of Digital Transformation

Uzair Mujtaba
Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia

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.

11:55

MultiCloud Ready Data Center

Eng. Mohammed Al Waheidi, Alwaheidi
Senior Systems Engineer, Juniper Networks - ME

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.

12:10

A high level journey to a true Software Defined Data Center

Mohsin Raza Khan
Senior Systems Engineer, Nutanix
12:25

Panel Discussion

Uzair Mujtaba
Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia
Eng. Omar Alsahan
SP & Enterprise Service Business Manager -META, Juniper Networks
Mohsin Raza Khan
Senior Systems Engineer, Nutanix
Faisal Al-Rashoudi
Head of Digitalization & Automation, Bank Al Jazira
12:45

IDC Closing Notes

Uzair Mujtaba
Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia
12:50

Lunch & Networking

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General Information

 

Four Seasons Riyadh Hotels

Kingdom Ballroom

Wednesday, July 3ed, 2019

8:45 am

Language
English

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

Contact
For More Information, contact: Dalia Jaarah, +966 500 198 046 / djaarah@idc.com

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