Future of Connectedness: Collaborating in the New Reality

Digital Event: Saudi Arabia

August 26, 2020


True digital transformation depends on cross-functional collaboration to promote more agile and productive approaches to working. As new types of workers and job roles become increasingly diverse, organizations must enhance their provision of secure access to the very best collaboration and productivity tools if they are to stay competitive.

IDC predicts that, by 2021, the contribution of "digital coworkers" will increase by 35% as more tasks are automated and augmented by technology. By 2024, enterprises with intelligent and collaborative work environments will see 30% lower staff turnover, 30% higher productivity, and 30% higher revenue per employee than their peers.

Work transformation is critical for effectively scaling digital transformation initiatives and will serve to drive improvements in business agility, worker productivity, and operational efficiency. Most importantly, it will drive greater engagement and innovation among all employees, enabling your organization to establish competitive differentiation in a dynamic business environment.




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Welcome Address

Hamza Naqshbandi

Country Manager (Saudi Arabia & Bahrain), IDC

The Future Enterprise: Priorities Driving Technology Decisions in Uncertain Times

Carrie MacGillivray

Group VP & General Manager WW Telecom, Mobility & IoT Research, IDC
Enterprises around the globe entered 2020 with plans to continue investing in their digital transformation only to be stopped short due to rippled effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Business and IT priorities changed almost immediately. Carrie MacGillivray will provide a glimpse into the technology spending priorities for enterprises as they navigate these unprecedented times using up to the minute survey data from CIO’s and line of decision makers.

Fighting Cybercrime with Artificial Intelligence

Ali Mchaymech

Principal Security Engineer, Fortinet


Among its many benefits to cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI) can identify patterns in massive amounts of data, enabling it to detect trends in malware features and make threat classifications much more rapidly than humans can. An AI-based virtual security operations (SecOps) analyst can rapidly detect and respond to security incidents, assisting human analysts and enabling them to operate at a higher level. AI-powered cybersecurity technologies such as this can be a boon to short-staffed security teams affected by the global cybersecurity skills gap.


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The Only Winning Move is to Adopt Intelligent Security

Roger Sels

Vice President Solutions (EMEA), BlackBerry

Today cyber is no longer a human-scale problem due to the vast amounts of data points being generated and collected by solutions combined with the ever accelerating rate of expansion of the attack surface. Cyber teams are under more pressure, fatigued, and the consensus is that being breached is a matter of when, not if. Still, well-meaning teams create a lot of work for themselves -and crucially, the business- that overall isn’t helpful nor scalable. Contextualization, algorithmic decision-making (leveraging AI) and automation are tools the forward-looking security and IT professionals and executives have at their disposal to safeguard the trust of their stakeholders, to overcome the administrative burden, alert fatigue and to maintain regulatory compliance.

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Critical Security & Effective Cyber Defense

Talha Ghafoor

Principal Security Architect, BTC Networks

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Developing an Action-Oriented Mindset to Drive Transformation

Mazen Khalil

Group IT and Development GM, Arabian Oud

Panel Discussion: Curbing OPEX through Intelligent Automation & Agile DX

Jawad Khalil

Program Manager, Telecoms KSA, IDC

Damodaran Raman

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Bayan Payments Ltd., Saudi Arabia

Rami Awartani

Group IT Director, Abdullatif Alissa Group Holding Company

Amin Al Jaber

Chief Information Officer, Aljomaih Automotive Company

Abbas Natto

Head of Information Technology, AJIL Financial Services Company

Mohammad Khatib

Director, Information Technology, APICORP

This session will introduce our audience on how to bring a critical eye to Dx initiatives and intelligent automation. Many Dx initiatives fail because of the belief that deploying innovative ICT tools and technologies will solve all inefficiencies. But, since they are only part of the equation, having the right plan of attack and vision are necessary to achieve the strongest business outcomes.


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Wednesday, August 26, 2020



11:00 AM




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


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