IDC CIO Summit Speakers

Meet our confirmed speakers – experts in the field, respected practitioners, and leaders from the industry.

Dr. Mishari Almishari

Deputy Director, National Information Center (NIC) & CEO of the Strategy Management Office, Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA)

Mohammed Almogherah

Deputy CIO, Ministry of Human Resource & Social Development (HRSD)

Hamza Naqshbandi

Associate Vice President, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain

Meredith Whalen

Chief Research Officer, IDC

Saif Mashat

Country Director Saudi Arabia, VMware

Phil Andrews

Vice President and General Manager (Asia CEMEA), Red Hat

Martin Green

Regional Vice President, Enterprise Customers (Middle East), Salesforce

Gérôme de Gea

Director of Cloud Strategy and OCI Center of Excellence (EMEA), Oracle

Maher Adi

Sales Director – Digital Engagement Solutions (KSA), Avaya

Matthew Eastwood

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure & Datacenters, IDC

Carrie MacGillivray

Group VP & General Manager WW Telecom, Mobility & IoT Research, IDC

Frank Dickson

Program Vice President, Cybersecurity Products, IDC

Rory Duncan

Research Vice President, Cloud Service Providers, IDC

Dina Aboonoq

Managing Partner Saudi Arabia GBS, Country Leader, IBM Saudi Arabia

Paul Marshall

Partner Solutions Consultant, Blue Prism

Rasheed AlOdah

Country Managing Director (Saudi Arabia), Trend Micro

Firass Kiki

Account Executive (EMEA Emerging Markets), Nintex

Richard Heitmann

Vice President Automation GTM, IBM

Roy Katmor

General Manager, Endpoint Solutions, Fortinet

Fady Younes

Regional Cybersecurity Director (Middle East & Africa), Cisco

Matt Watts

Chief Technology Evangelist, NetApp

Nada Ammar

Solutions Consultant, RPA & Digital Transformation, IST Networks

Arwa Alhamad

Head of Cyber Security, Sanabil Investment (Saudi Arabia)

Dr. Reem Faraj Al-Shammari

Digital Transformation Leader, Kuwait Oil Company (Kuwait)

Hessa Al Nahdi

CISO, Department of Culture & Tourism Abu Dhabi (UAE)

Abeer Khedr

Director of Information Security, National Bank of Egypt (Egypt)

Mohamed Saif

Senior Consultant Presales, Dell Technologies

Wilson Xavier

Research Director, Telecom & IT Services (META), IDC

Dr. Fawaz Alharbi

Deputy Chairman of the Board, The Saudi Cloud Computing Association (SCCA) (KSA)

Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Besher

Dean of Computing & Informatics, Saudi Electronic University (KSA)

Mohammed Shah

IT & Smart City Director, Knowledge Economic City (KSA)

Ranjit Rajan

Vice President, Research (META), IDC

Dr. Abdulrahman Alhabib

Deputy Research Director, National Center of Artificial Intelligence (NCAI) - Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA) (KSA)

Dr. Abdulrahman Al Khnaifer

CIO, King Saud University (KSA)

Dr. Salem Alelyani

Director of Center for Artificial Intelligence, King Khalid University (KSA)

Hesham Al Ghamdi

Group Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors (ALJR) (KSA)

Uzair Mujtaba

Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia

Eng. Ahlam Al Sarheed

CIO, King Fahad Medical City (KSA)

Dr. Raed Al Hazme

Executive Director, Information Services & Informatics Division, National Guard Health Affairs (KSA)

Mariana Pereira

Director of Email Security Products, Darktrace

Ranjith Somasundaram

Senior Sales Engineer, MicroStrategy

Mohamad Rizk

Senior Regional Technical Director (Middle East and Russia), Veeam

Bharath Kumar

Head of Customer Experience & Marketing Initiatives, Zoho Corporation

Baldeep Dogra

Director of Solutions Marketing, BlackBerry

Jamil Abu Aqel

Director, Systems Engineering, FireEye

Matthew Halliday

Co-founder and Executive Vice President of Product Strategy, Incorta

Bryan James

Solution Architect (EMEA), Rackspace Technology

Jason Roos

CIO, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KSA)

Ayman Alharbi

IT Director, The Red Sea Development Company (KSA)

Mike Nelson

VP of IoT Security, DigiCert

Phillip Page

Director of BD & Partner Technologies, Nozomi Networks

Eng. Majed A. Al-Shangiti

CIO, Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical Company (SATORP)

James Phillips

Metallic Account Executive, Commvault

Muath AlHomoud

CISO, Tasnee

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