IBM Services Leader to Leader Roundtable

Riyadh, February 17, 2020


Technology is disrupting the way businesses operate and the longstanding concepts they have grown accustomed to. This rapid pace of change is making it necessary for organizations around the world to adapt in order to survive.

Today, the name of the game is Change!

Saudi ICT market is grappling with DX realities as the spending shows signs of continued recovery to touch $37B in 2020 (+2.4%). This growth in ICT spending is mainly driven by an increased focus on Giga Projects and Smart Governance, leading to adoption of AI, robotics, IoT, cloud, blockchain, and a host of other emerging technologies to create synergies, cut costs, increase safety, and optimize processes across verticals in a whole new way.

Join the IBM Leader to Leader Roundtable for an exciting foray into the ‘Formula of Change’ and discover how IBM’s thought leaders and their deep industry expertise can help your business transform to keep up with changing market needs in the era of digital disruption.

This exclusive three-hour dialogue has been tailored specifically for CIOs, CTOs, CEOs, CFOs, CHROs, and other C-Suite executives to roll up their sleeves alongside a host of IBM’s technology leaders for an insightful look into the world of digital transformation opportunities for your organization.

Welcome to a more intelligent future!


Time Event & Speakers

Registration,Tea/Coffee & Networking


Welcome Address

Abdul Majid Shaikh
Managing Partner & Country Leader, Global Business, IBM

IBM 20th C-Suite Study Debrief: Build Your Trust Advantage - Leadership in the era of Data and AI Everywhere

Ian Fletcher
Director Institute for Business Value Middle East & Africa, IBM

Digital Determination Blueprint

Hamza Naqshbandi
Country Manager (Saudi Arabia & Bahrain), IDC

Prayer Break


The Cognitive Enterprise: The journey to AI and the rise of platform-centric business architectures enabled by Hybrid Cloud

Anthony Butler
Chief Technology Officer Middle East & Africa, IBM

Clients Panel: Helping your organization transform into a Cognitive Enterprise


Summary & Close


Dinner & Networking


Premier Partner

General Information




Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh At Kingdom Center

London Meeting Room



Monday, February 17, 2020



06:00 pm - 10:00 pm




For more information, please contact: Dalia Jarrah

P: +966 11 275 6115 | M: +966 500 198 046 | E:


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Shabana Mahadiwala

Conference Director

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