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Cloud and Datacenter 2019

Delivering Enterprise Digital Transformation: Multi-Cloud for Agile IT

Riyadh, July 3, 2019
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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


IDC Welcome Address

Hamza Naqshbandi
Country Manager, Saudi Arabia, IDC

Accelerate Innovations with Next Generation Infrastructure.

Jitendra Kapoor
Research Director, Telecommunications & IT Services – IDC

The datacenter market in Middle East and Africa region has evolved substantially in the past decade. Continuous innovation is enabling organizations to use consolidation, convergence, and cloud computing models to lower the cost of IT operations and enhance performance. This presentation looks at the trends, challenges, and market conditions impacting the datacenter and cloud ecosystem and identifies how these technologies help address future innovation roadmaps.


09:05 – 10:05 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.



Presentation by Platinum DETASAD



Presentation by Platinum AEC


Panel Discussion

Uzair Mujtaba
Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia
Nasser AlNasser
Sr. Director Cloud Computing Industry, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT)

Networking & Coffee Break


Raffle Draw: Fitbit


10:20 – 11:00 Sesion2:Effective Organizational Strategy to Manage Multi-Cloud Environment

Uzair Mujtaba
Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia

uBusiness 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.

Presentation by Platinum MIS



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

Paul Duffy
Vice President of Sales, 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

Uzair Mujtaba
Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia
Paul Duffy
Vice President of Sales, Virtustream

Mega raffle iPhone X


11:15 – 12:05 Sesion3: 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.


Presentation by Platinum Juniper


Presentation by Platinum Veritas


Panel Discussion




IDC Closing Notes

Jitendra Kapoor
Research Director, Telecommunications & IT Services – IDC

Lunch & Networking

General Information


Four Seasons Riyadh Hotels

Kingdom Ballroom

Wednesday, July 3ed, 2019

8:45 am


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

For More Information, contact: Dalia Jaarah, +966 500 198 046 /


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