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IDC IT Forum 2019

Future Innovation Accelerators

Islamabad, December 10, 2019
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  • By 2019, worldwide spending on digital initiatives will reach $2.2 trillion, almost 60% higher than 2016.
  • By 2020, half of the Global 2000 enterprises will see the majority of their business depend on their ability to create digitally-enabled product, services, and experiences.
  • IDC research shows that 89% of organizations in the Middle East and Africa regard digital transformation as central to their corporate strategies.

In today's world, digital transformation (DX) has attained a macroeconomic scale and impact, becoming the core of what industry leaders do and how they operate. The DX economy is driven by digital-native enterprises. Born in the digital era, these enterprises are disrupting the traditional models and forms of interactions between the customer and the product or service.

In order to succeed in this economy, established enterprises must embrace a "digital native" approach to the way they think and act. Indeed, comprehensive digital strategies must be put in place if these organizations are to actively disrupt business models and processes, establish new revenue sources, and increase profitability.

To fully embrace the mindset a digital-native enterprise, there are five digital competencies that organizations must attain:

  • Leadership: Deliver and integrate new digital technologies alongside legacy systems and processes while embedding infrastructure and cultural change management techniques as a result of digitally-enhanced processes.
  • Relationship: Optimize reach, maximize relevancy, and enable reciprocity from customers, employees, and channel partners. Aim for evangelism, not just satisfaction.
  • Information: Syntax, semantics, and socialization are all critical when the endgame is to increase the revenues generated from information-based products, experiences, and services.
  • Operation: Achieve scale and expand the scope and delivery speed of innovations across business units.
  • Talent: Leverage workplace optimization and talent sourcing so that processes, people, and culture all perfectly align with the organization's DX goals.

The digital battlefield is intensifying, and all industries are being disrupted. Technology and non-technology players are converging. Are you ready to compete in the DX economy?




Time Event & Speakers

Registration, Networking & Tea/Coffee


Early Bird Raffle


Welcome Address

09:40-10:40 Session 1: Digital Transformation: Strategies for Automation, Innovation, and Intelligence
Chaired by: Fouad El Zarka,Senior Research Manager, Systems & Infrastructure Solutions,IDC


IDC Keynote

It has become vital for organizations to innovate using digital innovators to drive competitive advantage and ensure business longevity. The automation and intelligence possible because of leveraging digital technologies has unleashed the next level of innovation across industries where businesses are transforming the way they engage with customers and how they innovate in product and service delivery. The IT framework within enterprises thus continues to evolve with the business demands & technology enhancements. With a lot of businesses across industries already tipped over the digital transformation scale, the need for accelerating innovation by leveraging the digital strategies becomes crucial. This session details some of the digital transformation best practices by examining some key successes and exploring avenues how digital transformation can be customized for your business.


Panel Discussion: Digital Transformation Journey


Tea & Coffee Break

11:00-11:50 Session 2: Keeping the Infrastructure Aligned with Digital Transformation
Chaired by: Fouad El Zarka,Senior Research Manager, Systems & Infrastructure Solutions,IDC


IDC Keynote

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.


The Future of IOT-Enabled Enterprise Mobility


Importance of Data in your Digital Transformation Journey


Panel Discussion : Keeping the Infrastructure Aligned with Digital Transformation

11:50-12:55 Session 3: Rising Security Threats in The Digital Transformation Journey
Chaired by: Fouad El Zarka,Senior Research Manager, Systems & Infrastructure Solutions,IDC


IDC Keynote

As businesses embrace digital technologies like mobility, big data analytics, cloud, social, IoT and artificial intelligence, they expose themselves to a whole new set of vulnerabilities and security risks. For many businesses undergoing digital transformation, managing security, compliance and ensuring data protection remain their top challenge. This session will explore the different types of security threats that organizations should address in their digital transformation journey.

business expectations while balancing strategic alliances with vendors that can demonstrate how their solutions help meet the requirements of regulation.



Digital Transformation


Security Transformation(SX)the next big thing.


Panel Discussion: Rising Security Threats in The Digital Transformation Journey


IDC Summary, Close & Final Raffle Draw


Final Raffle Draw


Lunch & Networking in the Exhibit Area

General Information

Date & Time

Thursday, 24th January 2019



Registration Fee

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


For More Information, contact:

Sughand Tolani - 04 3642189 / 056 4145987 /

Partnership Opportunities

Why sponsor the IT Forum 2018?

  • 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


Hotel - Karachi Marriott Hotel

Ballroom Name - Pool Marquee


Contact Us

Shabana Mahadiwala

Conference Director

+971 56 414 5986

About IDC

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