IDC IT Forum 2019

Future Innovation Accelerators

Doha, December 9, 2019


Multiplied innovation represents the next chapter of the digital transformation journey, and the new imperative is to keep pace with the unprecedented rate of business change while increasing the speed of business operations, the speed at which changes are delivered, and the speed and scale of innovation. The forces of multiplied innovation are powering up, and we are seeing an explosion in digital innovation platforms and ecosystems to facilitate this transformation.

Developing an effective digital transformation platform that can sustain, advance, and scale business operations may be the most important task facing the region’s decision makers over the next few years. Many future applications will be developed by AIs without human supervision, and beyond that, augmented humanity – the fusion of digital technologies and humans – for improved mobility, sensing, and cognition will start to become routine.

As a result, the future workplace will become far more collaborative. However, while new technologies are transforming key aspects of the modern business, legacy systems are holding others back, limiting innovation, opportunity, and engagement. Indeed, end-user organizations from every sector are now facing up to the challenge of having to balance traditional systems and next-generation technologies.


Time Event & Speakers

Registration, Tea/Coffee & Networking


Early Bird Gift – First 50 attendees


Welcome Address

Krishna Chinta

Program Manager, Telecommunications and IoT, IDC Middle East and Africa

Innovation Accelerators: Enabling the Future Enterprise

Krishna Chinta

Program Manager, Telecommunications and IoT, IDC Middle East and Africa

Organizations are rethinking digital transformation. After some high-profile failures, elusive ROIs, and innovation being treated as a sideshow, organizations are reshaping their digital visions and their tactics for getting there. With greater clarity about what the future enterprise will look like and what it will take to compete in redefined industries, companies are pivoting away from "digital for the sake of innovation" to "digital for the sake of the business". This presentation will explain how the time has come for a laser focus on applying digital technologies to address the future of work, customer engagement, intelligence, operations, and leadership


Digital Networking for the Modern Enterprise

Salman Ali

Technical Channel Manager Middle East, Riverbed


How AI is Augmenting Humans and Workplaces

Rajasekharan U

Director - Marketing, Symphony SummitAI

In 2021, artificial intelligence (AI) augmentation will create $2.9 trillion of business value and 6.2 billion hours of worker productivity globally, as per research. Artificial Intelligence and human-centered partnership model will help to enhance cognitive performance. This includes learning, decision making, and new experiences. This brief session from Symphony SummitAI will give a peek into how AI is augmenting everything from humans to workplaces.


Panel Discussion:The role of AI in IoT Deployment for Autonomous or Edge Decision Making and Supporting Organizations' Operational and Strategic Agendas

Salman Ali

Technical Channel Manager Middle East, Riverbed

Rajasekharan U

Director - Marketing, Symphony SummitAI

Kamal Gupta

CIO,Head- IT & Digital Transformation ,Galfar

AI is rapidly expanding into the IoT space. The premise of AI is complementary to the distributed nature of IoT implementations and target outcomes of IoT-driven processes. IoT is focused on reaching out to the outer edges of the network for organizations and individuals to capture data to learn about the analog world, and the interaction of people, things, and processes, and to make decisions based on the gathered information. The next frontier of the IoT will be the emergence of AI at the edge. AI is focused on using data to drive decision making, real time, enable better human machine interface (HMI), manage digital and analog resources among other uses, and drive autonomous systems, such as robots, drones, and a range of process automation systems. IoT will become the infrastructure AI leverages. This session will focus on the growing relevance of AI in the IoT deployments for process automation and edge decision making and how organizations are considering investments in AI to derive operational efficiencies and to meet their strategic goals


Tea/Coffee Break & Networking


Raffle Draw though Raffle Coupon (Apple Airpods)


Digital Transformation – Where our Future May Lead Us in Cybersecurity

Sachin Singh

Head of Cyber Security Platforms, Ooredoo

Panel Discussion: From Risky Business to Risk-Based Business Decisions: Best Practices in Cybersecurity

Krishna Chinta

Program Manager, Telecommunications and IoT, IDC Middle East and Africa

Jad Hardan

Group Director Of Information Technology, Afg College With The University Of Aberdeen

Anand Selvakumar

Senior Manager IT Security, Qatar Insurance Company

New-generation security methodologies rely heavily on predictive technologies and techniques through the integration of AI and cognitive computing to predict and detect threats in a much more rapid manner than previous reactive methodologies ever could. Join this session to learn more about the latest best practices in the field of cybersecurity.


Raffle Draw (iPhone 11) through online feedback form


Lunch & Networking


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