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Accelerating Business Agility with Innovations

Doha, January 29, 2019


At a time when cross-industry digitalization is already underway, the need to drive ever-greater efficiencies and remain responsive to changing customer needs is a major priority for businesses. As this quest for innovation intensifies, an increasing number of organizations are investing in more efficient, consolidated, and manageable enterprise IT solutions.

There can be no doubt that digital transformation (DX) is sweeping the business landscape. Leaders are embracing it wholeheartedly because they recognize its power and its opportunity as a market differentiator. However, the adoption of new, innovative technologies has brought a series of new challenges and concerns to the fore.

Today's CIOs are having to overcome major hurdles as they look to unlock new avenues of organizational growth. Indeed, while technology is increasingly being viewed as a key enabler, challenges around funding, skills, business siloes, and legacy systems are significantly inhibiting their ability to innovate.

Join IDC and HPE as we explore the many new possibilities created by digital transformation and outline strategies for turning those possibilities into reality within the dynamics of the Qatari market. Respected thought leaders will be on hand to share their success stories and best practices, providing you with the strategic insights required to make more effective digital transformation investments and accelerate your business agility.





Time Event & Speakers

Networking & Registration


Welcome Address


Dawn of the DX Economy – Key Tech Trends Disrupting the ICT Industry

Megha Kumar
Research Director, Software, Middle East & Africa

The dawn of the digital transformation (DX) economy will fundamentally change the worldwide ICT industry as businesses across the world will leverage new platforms and technologies to innovate, establish new revenue streams, and create better experiences for their customers. In particular, the prevalence of cloud services and the convergence of cognitive solutions/AI with IoT, robotics, AR/VR, and analytics will drive a new wave of innovation and fundamentally reshape industries, the workforce, and consumer experiences. This session will summarize some of the key DX-driven developments and trends in the ICT industry and highlight expectations around some of the key technologies that will forever change our lives


Accelerating Business Agility with Innovations

Kirk Bresniker
Chief Architect – Hewlett Packard Labs

Innovations can help enterprises in every industry redefine experiences, accelerate digital transformation, drive smarter, hyper-efficient operations, and create breakthrough possibilities in formation. This session will explain how you can leverage software-defined hybrid models, autonomous datacenters, everything-as-a-service, and tightly integrated services solutions to empower your organization's transformation journey in the edge-centric, cloud-enabled, and data-driven modern world.


Networking Break


Innovation & Building a Digital Business

Kirk Bresniker
Chief Architect – Hewlett Packard Labs
Abdulaziz Al Khater
Senior Manager PMO & Central Operations, Ahli Bank QSC
Dillip Choudhury
Director Health Information & Communications Technology, Hamad Medical Corporation
Ashraf Arafeh
Managing Director - Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Megha Kumar
Research Director, Software, Middle East & Africa

This session will examine the aspects that organizations need to comprehend when building a digital business at scale. Given the various technology mandates in Qatar involving elements such as IoT, AI, and blockchain, both enterprises and government entities will need use cases that are relevant to their operations. Organizations will consequently have to evaluate the current state of people, processes, technologies, and governance programs in their environments and plan for their evolution as they implement innovative technologies.


Q&A Session


Summary & Closing


Networking Lunch


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Hotel: Four Seasons Doha

Date: 29nd January 2019

Ballroom Name: Msaimeer

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