IDC Saudi Arabia CIO Summit Innovative Digital Strategies: Evolving to the Demands of a New Reality
DIGITAL Event | September 15, 2021
DIGITAL Event | September 15, 2021
Saudi Arabia's vision for a smart economy relies heavily on digital transformation (DX) initiatives — an area the government has long focused on – and invested in – even before the COVID-19 crisis. Emerging technologies will continue to play a critical role in the post-pandemic digital economy as IT and business leaders across the Kingdom embark on the execution phase of the landmark Vision 2030.
Saudi Arabia's commitment to placing digitization at the core of its pandemic response has validated the country’s strategic direction, serving as a catalyst for the adoption of emerging technologies. Indeed, the crisis has spurred 42% of CIOs in the Kingdom to bring forward their DX roadmaps by a year, while another 24% are pushing ahead as planned at the beginning of 2020. Some CIOs are also seeing an increase in their ICT budgets this year, with dedicated funding set aside for standalone DX initiatives.
The IDC Saudi Arabia CIO Summit 2021 will demystify Saudi Arabia’s digital journey by analyzing the impact of next-gen technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and cybersecurity. It will contextualize the latest technological innovations and DX developments to help Saudi-based organizations unleash the power of digital technologies and adapt to the unprecedented realities of the post-pandemic 'New Normal'.
For the very first time, this year's edition of the IDC Saudi Arabia CIO Summit will feature a CIO Masterclass Arena. Here, you will find a selection of CXO best-practice presentations, fireside chats, and panel discussions as respected industry pioneers and thought leaders share insights into the successful digital transformation strategies applied within their own organizations.
Open to All Delegates
The CIO Masterclass Arena is open throughout the one day of IDC Saudi Arabia CIO Summit 2021 to all delegates looking to maximize their learning and expand their organizational thinking.
A Wealth of Best Practices
CXOs from across the region and around the world will share first-hand experiences, strategies, and insights into their success stories.
Exchange Insights and Knowledge
This is your opportunity to share your very own journey with fellow CIOs to enhance collaboration and build long-term partnerships.
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Saudi Arabia CIO Advisory Council 2021
The event's dynamic agenda will take you through a series of presentations, panel discussions, real-life use cases, and dedicated industry tracks, giving you a bird's eye view of the current market situation, the latest technological innovations, and strategies for propelling your organization to meet the unique challenges of these unprecedented times.View Agenda
Ministry of Human Resource and Social Development
Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver high-performing Linux, cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. It helps organizations standardize across environments, develop cloud-native applications, and integrate, automate, secure, and manage complex environments with award-winning support, training, and consulting services.
Salesforce is the #1 CRM, bringing companies and customers together in the digital age. Founded in 1999, Salesforce enables companies of every size and industry to take advantage of powerful technologies—cloud, mobile, social, blockchain, voice, and artificial intelligence—to connect to their customers in a whole new way. The Salesforce Customer 360 is an integrated CRM platform that unites marketing, sales, commerce, service and IT departments. The company is a leader on Fortune’s World's Best Workplaces list, and Forbes has ranked the company one of the world's most innovative companies for nine years in a row. For information, please visit www.salesforce.com.
Oracle offers suites of integrated applications plus secure, autonomous infrastructure in the Oracle Cloud. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), please visit us at oracle.com.
Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation.
Fortinet secures the largest enterprises, service providers, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet provides its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface. The Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud, or mobile environments. Fortinet has one of the most shipped security appliances worldwide, and more than 450,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses.
Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity, helps make
the world safe for exchanging digital information. Leveraging over 30 years of
security expertise, global threat research, and continuous innovation, Trend
Micro enables resilience for businesses, governments, and consumers with
connected solutions across cloud workloads, endpoints, email, IIoT, and
Our XGen™ security strategy powers our solutions with a cross-generational blend of threat-defense techniques that are optimized for key environments and leverage shared threat intelligence for better, faster protection.
With over 6,700 employees in 65 countries, and the world’s most advanced global threat research and intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations to secure their connected world. www.trendmicro.com
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in technology that powers the Internet. Cisco inspires new possibilities by reimagining your applications, securing your data, transforming your infrastructure, and empowering your teams for a global and inclusive future. Discover more on The Network and follow us on Twitter.
MDS & NetApp
MDS for Computer Systems founded in 1982, Today MDS-CS, after more than 37 years of steady growth, is a well‐known and highly reputable organization dedicated to a professional approach to meet customers' requirements in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Its commitment in terms of financial investment and customer support is aimed at a long‐term relationship with its customers. MDS-CS is part of Midis Group with over 50 years’ experience representing the leading global technology vendors in the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. Our reputation, built on local expertise, integrity, and proven results, makes us the ideal growth partner to achieve your emerging market goals.
NetApp’s company description: NetApp is a global cloud-led, data-centric software company that empowers organizations to lead with data in the age of accelerated digital transformation. The company provides systems, software and cloud services that enable them to run their applications optimally from data center to cloud, whether they are developing in the cloud, moving to the cloud, or creating their own cloudlike experiences on premises. With solutions that perform across diverse environments, NetApp helps organizations build their own data fabric and securely deliver the right data, services and applications to the right people—anytime, anywhere. Learn more at www.netapp.com
Today, IBM is a leading cloud platform and AI solutions company and is continuously transforming its business to address the emerging needs of businesses and societies and help customers and partners accelerate their digital transformation journeys.
Automation Anywhere is the leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), the platform on which more organizations build world-class Intelligent Digital Workforces. Automation Anywhere's enterprise-grade platform uses software bots that work side by side with people to do much of the repetitive work in many industries. It combines sophisticated RPA, cognitive and embedded analytic technologies. Over 1,400 organizations use this AI-enabled solution to manage and scale business processes faster, with near-zero error rates, while dramatically reducing operational costs. Automation Anywhere provides automation technology to leading financial services, insurance, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, telecom and logistics companies globally. For additional information, visit www.automationanywhere.com.
MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is the largest independent publicly-traded business intelligence company, with the leading enterprise analytics platform. Our vision is to enable Intelligence Everywhere. MicroStrategy prides modern analytics on an open, comprehensive enterprise platform used by many of the world’s most admired brands in the Fortune Global 500. Optimized for cloud and on-premises deployments, the platform features HyperIntelligence ®, a breakthrough technology that overlays actionable enterprise data on popular business applications to help users make smarter, faster decisions. For more information about MicroStrategy, visit www.microstrategy.com.
Incorta is the data analytics company on a mission to help data-driven enterprises be more agile and competitive by resolving their most complex data analytics challenges. Incorta’s Direct Data Platform™ translates complex information from multiple sources into clear intelligence at unprecedented speed, while maintaining data integrity and fidelity.
Incorta helps leading enterprises unleash the full potential of complex data and gain insights previously thought impossible in record time. Incorta’s Direct Data Platform™ surpasses all others in incisiveness and speed
Basado en el sistema immune humano, la tecnología de Darktrace es líder mundial en inteligencia artificial con miles de clientes alrededor del mundo.
Darktrace detecta de forma autónoma y combate amenazas cibernéticas emergentes en toda la empresa protegiendo de la misma forma redes corporativas, entornos virtuales y en la nube, IoT (Internet de las cosas) y sistemas de control industrial.
Veeam is the leader in back-up solutions that enable Intelligent Data Management. Veeam Availability Platform is the most complete back-up solution for helping customers on the journey to achieving success in the 5 Stages of Intelligent Data Management. Veeam has 330,000+ customers worldwide, including 82% of the Fortune 500 and 66% of the Global 2,000, with customer-satisfaction scores at 3.5x the industry average, the highest in the industry. Veeam’s global ecosystem includes 61,000+ channel partners; Cisco, HPE, NetApp and Lenovo as exclusive resellers; and 21,000+ cloud and service providers. Headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, Veeam has offices in more than 30 countries.
FireEye is the intelligence-led security company. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation-state grade threat intelligence, and world-renowned Mandiant® consulting. With this approach, FireEye eliminates the complexity and burden of cyber security for organizations struggling to prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyber attacks. FireEye has over 10,100 customers across 103 countries, including more than 50 percent of the Forbes Global 2000.
© 2021 FireEye, Inc. All rights reserved. FireEye and Mandiant are registered trademarks or trademarks of FireEye, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other brands, products, or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.
Nozomi Networks accelerates digital transformation by protecting the world’s industrial and government organizations and critical infrastructure installations from cyberthreats. The company's solution delivers exceptional network and asset visibility, threat detection, and deep operational insights for OT and IoT environments. Customers rely on Nozomi Networks to minimize risks while maximizing resilience
Commvault enables enterprises to redefine backup and recovery with a converged data management solution to protect, manage, and use an organization’s most critical asset — data. Commvault encompasses comprehensive data protection, backup and recovery, storage infrastructure, and more, that aligns with your cloud and on-premises data storage, IT Service Management (ITSM) solutions and established data governance and compliance procedures. No other data management solution available today provides the breadth and depth of coverage in their core offering as Commvault.
Lenovo is a US$60 billion revenue Fortune Global 500 company serving customers in 180 markets around the world. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that power (through devices and infrastructure) and empower (through solutions, services and software) millions of customers every day and together create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society for everyone, everywhere.
T2 is a creative organization that focuses on research and development as its core concerns. Such concerns enable us to help clients improve and enhance their business performance among major business areas and provide support to maximize technological ROI across the whole enterprise.
Driven by passion and innovation, we developed a wide range of products and services designed to meet the demands and requirements of highly-competitive clients in many industries in the private and public sectors alike.
With a unique blend of profound technical expertise and business intuition, we work together with you to solve your most crucial business challenges, offering a full scope of services.
International Business Magazine
Founded in 2018, International Business Magazine covers trending topics across the globe, with a particular focus on the Middle East and the world's emerging markets. The magazine has an avid readership across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, providing extensive coverage of all the latest developments in the world of business, banking, finance, and technology.
The IDC Saudi Arabia CIO Summit gives you essential intelligence on a serices of strategic & tactical topics:
The IDC Saudi Arabia CIO Summit gives you essential intelligence on a serices of strategic & tactical topics:
Combining keynote speeches, panel debates, and peer-to-peer networking, the IDC Saudi Arabia CIO Summit 2021 will provide an unrivaled platform for high-level ICT executives to:
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International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, data and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit www.idc.com.