IDC Regional Webinar: Middle East

Envisioning a Resilient, Cloud based Digital Infrastructure

April 21, 2020

Overview

Emerging technologies continue to disrupt the way business is done all around the world. Enterprises looking to compete in today’s marketplace are fast realizing the necessity of a comprehensive digital transformation (DX) blueprint that integrates various 3rd Platform technologies across the entire organizational structure.

This event is tailored for IT leaders and executives looking to enact resilient, long-term, cloud-based digital infrastructures that drive their future-of-work, data management, customer experience, and digital innovation strategies.

Join us for a deep dive into the various moving parts and challenges of implementing a resilient, cloud-based digital infrastructure that propels your organization into an exciting, highly competitive future business landscape. This regional webinar is attended by DX pioneers and senior technology executives across eight countries, alongside IDC analysts who will explore the very latest use cases for emerging digital technologies.

Agenda

Time Event & Speakers
11:00

First 100 logins – Your lunch is on us! 

11:05

Is Multi Cloud a New Reality for Enterprises?

Matthew Eastwood
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure & Datacenters, IDC

Digital Transformation (DX) is driving businesses to migrate to cloud based platforms, largely due to their many benefits such as latency, agility, scale, and security. Planning for a multi cloud platform approach, utilizing tools and management practices, deploying managed services and benefits through organization wide multi cloud design principles for enterprise workloads is now the new imperative for those looking to reap the full benefits of their DX strategies. 

11:15

Breakthrough Innovations in Remote Workforce Productivity & SaaS/Cloud Application Performance

Ranjit Rajan
Associate Vice President, Research (META), IDC
Charbel Khneisser
Regional Director Technical Sales Middle East & North Africa, Riverbed
With the ongoing current events, organizations are taking swift measures to protect the wellbeing of employees by rolling out work-from-home initiatives. To support remote employee productivity, at-home network connections need to be optimized and business-critical apps must perform reliably. This webinar will explore how network and app performance can be boosted by eliminating issues caused by unpredictable network latency and competition among apps. It will also examine how at-home network connections can be optimized to achieve 99% data reduction and show how cloud, on-premises, and SaaS apps can perform up to ten times faster than before.

 

 

11:40

Harnessing Cloud Transformation in Enterprise Networks

Wilson Xavier
Research Director, Telecom & IT Services (META), IDC
Sari Abu Raed
Systems Engineering, Ruckus Networking, CommScope

Enterprises are rapidly looking for ways to implement new business models in line with digital transformation trends such as the uptake of cloud networking and analytics solutions. The Wi-Fi and wired infrastructure segments of the networking industry are thus constantly changing to embrace a more agile and dynamic pace of doing business. This presentation will showcase the numerous innovations in the private and public cloud networking space that can help organizations build robust, unified, comprehensive, and secure cloud networks and machine learning-based analytics platforms. 

12:05

Vendor-Agnostic Cloud Experience Across Apps & Data Everywhere with Edge-to-Cloud As-A-Service Platform

Ranjit Rajan
Associate Vice President, Research (META), IDC
Mohammad Al-Jallad
Chief Technology Officer and Director, Middle East & Africa, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Technology’s greatest promise lies in its potential for positive change. In a hyper-connected world where everyone and everything is connected, the capacity to turn shared data into value will create a faster and more intelligent world. This session will explore how digital transformation can be accelerated by unlocking value from data. It will also reveal how the use of edge-centric, cloud-enabled, workload-optimized, and data-driven solutions that are delivered as a service can allow organizations to gain agility and focus on innovation. Such solutions enable a unified, optimized, and true vendor-agnostic cloud experience across apps and data on different platforms.

12:30

Living Connections: Connecting People, Places, Things and Technology

Ranjit Rajan
Associate Vice President, Research (META), IDC
Vijay Jaswal
CTO, Middle East & Turkey, Software AG

By providing the fluid flow of data across People, Places, Things & Technology, we give businesses the power to instantly see, decide and act. This session will explore through customer examples, how Integration, API & IOT capabilities can build living connections that improve the customer experience that keep the world living and thriving.

12:55

A Next-Generation Enterprise 360 to Drive CX

Nagia El-Emary
Country Manager (Egypt) & Senior Consultant (MEA), IDC
Yasser Salah Salah
Enterprise 360 Lead for MEA, Informatica
In a world punctuated by digital transformation, data is your market differentiator. Your organization requires an end-to-end approach to data strategy that accelerates business value and drives a competitive advantage. With the power of AI-driven data management, you can uncover customer insights, gain a 360-degree view of your data, and ensure data governance and privacy. 
13:20

4 Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

The current crisis is accelerating the way in which work is delivered and driving digital transformation. It has forced organizations to rapidly enable remote working at scale, and provide tools and solutions to support a remote workforce. The Workfor
rce itself is changing – with the increasing use of bots, the workforce is becoming “hybrid” - a mix of humans and digital workers. The current crisis is seemingly accelerating transformation and bringing the Future of Work forward. The role of cloud in enabling the Future of Work is fundamental

Track A: Resilient Infrastructure including Interconnectivity for Modern Cloud and DC

13:20 - 13:35

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13:35 - 14:00

Panel Discussion

Nagia El-Emary
Country Manager (Egypt) & Senior Consultant (MEA), IDC
Razwan Ul Haq
Senior Solutions Manager, Gulf Bridge International
Haitham Saif
System Engineering Manager, (META), Juniper Networks

Track B: Security and Digital Trust Model for the Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Era

13:20 - 13:35

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13:35 - 14:00

Panel Discussion

Hamza Naqshbandi
Country Manager (Saudi Arabia & Bahrain), IDC
Werno Gevers
Enterprise Manager, Mimecast
Mohammed Al-Moneer
Regional Vice President of Sales, A10 Networks

Track C: Building a Scalable & Agile Hybrid Cloud with Seamless Data Resiliency

13:20 - 13:35

Raffle Draw: Did you plan on buying a new phone or tab? Attend the track & stand a chance to win an e-voucher and go get your new device!

13:35 - 14:00

Panel Discussion

Wilson Xavier
Research Director, Telecom & IT Services (META), IDC
Aaron White
Regional Sales Director - METI, Nutanix
Mohamad Rizk
Technical Sales Director (Middle East), Veeam Software

Track D: Accelerating the Future of Work in the Current Crisis and Adoption of the Cloud Model

13:20 - 13:35

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13:35 - 14:00

Panel Discussion

Ranjit Rajan
Associate Vice President, Research (META), IDC
Ganesh Thyagarajan
Vice President, Global Cloud Channels, Automation Anywhere
Anil Titus
Regional Manager -Sales Engineering, Commvault
14:00

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Ronita Bhattacharjee

Vice President - Conferences, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey

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