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IDC IT Forum 2019

Future Innovation Accelerators

Manama, December 2, 2019
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Overview

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.

Agenda

Time Event & Speakers
08:30

Registration, Networking & Tea/Coffee

09:30

Welcome Address

09:40

IDC Keynote: Multiplied Innovation: Scaling a Technology Revolution

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.

10:10

Kuwait E-Government Strategy

10:30

Automation and Integration in the Next Generation Datacenter (Multi-Cloud)

The role of the CIO is changing. Digital transformation, IoT and next generation applications are pressuring the CIO to be even more strategically focused. If not driving innovation and change, IT at least must be in a position to provide critical support. In this environment, budgets for operations are strained like never before. Yet CIOs must navigate an increasingly complex multi-cloud environment where workloads are pushed to the edge with ultimately less control. Better management, control, automation and integration are required within the datacenter. In an ideal world, the datacenter will be fully automated, lights out with workloads moving between automatically provisioning on-premise and cloud-based environments to fit need. When we reach this stage, the CIO can fully take their strategic seat at the executive table. But we are still some way from this. How far are we?

10:50

Panel Discussion: Multiplied Innovation: Scaling a Technology Revolution in the Middle East

11:30

Tea/Coffee break and Networking in Exhibit Area

12:00-12:40 Session 1: How the Continuous Adoption of IoT Accelerates Digital Transformation

This session will explore how IoT is driving Digital Innovation including adoption along with highlighting which verticals are leading the way as well as the growing numbers use cases. This session will also explore how IoT in the future will become ever more pervasive as the number of devices grow from millions to billions and change the way we live.

12:00

IDC Keynote

12:20

Panel Discussion: Rising Security Threats in The Digital Transformation Journey

12:40-13:10 Session 2: Keeping the infrastructure aligned with digital transformation
Chaired by: Jebin George, Program Manager, IDC META

Transforming the IT infrastructure in parallel to the digital transformation is critical to avoid IT bottlenecks while the organization is undergoing critical transformation. With datacenters serving as the backbone of enterprise IT, foraying into the next generation of digital products, solutions, and services is not possible without a robust, agile, scalable and transformative IT architecture. This session examines ways to parallelly transform the datacenter along with digital transformation while managing costs and ensuring agility.

12:40

IDC Keynote

12:50

Aligning Infrastructure with Rapid Digital Transformation

13:10

IDC Summary and Close

13:15

Mega Raffle!!

13:20

Lunch & Networking in the Exhibit Area

General Information

Date & Time

Monday, 2 December 2019

Language

English

Registration Fee

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

Contact

For More Information, contact:

Sughand Tolani - 04 3642189 / 056 4145987 / stolani@idc.com

Partnership Opportunities

Why sponsor the IT Forum 2019?

  • Brand association with Senior IT Decision Makers, CIOs and Influencers via the extensive promotional campaign pre- and post-event
  • Position your company as one of the leading technology players in the Region
  • Meet face-to-face and build connections with a targeted group of qualified end users and decision makers
  • Hold meaningful conversations with potential customers – generous time set aside for networking
  • Secure post show appointments by collecting leads & conducting surveys through the exhibition

Location

 

Hotel: TBC

   Date:Monday, 2 December 2019

Contact Us

Shabana Mahadiwala

Conference Director

+971 56 414 5986

About IDC

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