IDC CIO Summit Agenda

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.

Time Event & Speakers
8:30

Networking & Platform Familiarization

9:30

Welcome Address

Nagia El-Emary

Country Director (Egypt) & Senior Consultant (MEA), IDC
9:35

IDC Keynote: The Five Stages of Enterprise Recovery: The Vital Role of Data and Trust 

Meredith Whalen

Chief Research Officer, IDC

Given the disruption caused by the global pandemic, enterprises today are attempting to find their way back to normality. Building business resilience, creating real-time intelligence, and fueling innovation are all essential for enabling the future enterprise platform, but data and trust also have a vital role to play in enabling an organization's survival. This session will provide a wealth of information for attending CIOs and digital decision makers on how to fuel their rebound into the Next Normal. It will outline new uses for data, offer guidance on overcoming emerging privacy and security concerns, and explain why IDC's five-pillar Trust Framework must underpin any recovery effort.

10:00

Cloud Computing: The Springboard for Digital Transformation

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and organizations' efforts to recover, the focus on cloud is increasing across the globe. As Egypt looks to capitalize on opportunities presented by the pandemic, ramping up digital transformation efforts in government and across verticals, the value proposition of cloud technologies to the country's organizations has shifted from a mere cost-savings tool to one that provides agility, scalability, security, and multiple shared services. Cloud is now the established springboard for implementing other emerging technologies in government, such as artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, Internet of Things, and Big Data analytics. This session will cover the essentials of cloud computing, providing expert guidance on selecting a framework that works for your organization. It will examine the common pitfalls and challenges around cloud migration and offer advice on creating a long-term cloud strategy.


10:20

Defining the Cloud Journey for the Government Sector: Public, Private, or Hybrid Cloud?

In the aftermath of COVID-19, the Egyptian government began the implementation of multiple digital transformation initiatives covering the realms of education, healthcare, epayment, and overall digital structural reform. Faced with increased demands from the citizenry for digitally driven services and experiences that prioritize their health and wellbeing, the government’s ambitious digital transformation plan starts with a migration to cloud-based platforms that provide speed and scale. However, with the proliferation of various cloud architectures, public-sector organizations need to take a strategic approach that factors in workload consolidation, data security and sovereignty, agility and innovation, and the available skillsets and talent to drive this massive transformation.

 

10:40

The Future of Innovation: Enterprise IT Driven by an Agile DevOps Culture

Today, organizations are primarily consumers of packaged software, most of which is focused on automating their own operations. Their ability to produce software-based digital innovations at a rapidly increasingly scale and pace — fundamental for sustainably competing in the digital economy — is severely limited by traditional software, tools, skills, methodologies, supplier relationships, and distribution/partner models. This session will explore how enterprises can become major producers of software-based digital services for their own customers and markets, as well as consumers of software for their own operations, transforming them into software-driven digital innovation factories able to sustainably differentiate themselves and compete in their own industries.


11:00

Open-Source RPA: Collaborate to Innovate

As organizations begin to adapt to the Next Normal, most are looking to automate day-to-day processes in order to minimize the human element for health and safety reasons. This is leading to higher efficiencies and a focus on priority tasks among the workforce. Taking things a step further by combining automation with open-source code, organizations are in full control of tailoring workflows to meet their exact specific needs. Using publicly available software, organizations can enforce business policies and procedures, automate business operations, and measure the results of business activities across various environments. This is especially relevant to a number of sectors in Egypt, including healthcare, banking, manufacturing, retail, government, and energy. Join this session for a deeper understanding of the power of open source and how it can help your organization to navigate the new work reality. 
11:20

The Post-Pandemic Evolution of the Future of Work

The Future of Work has been drastically changed — and accelerated — by the ongoing global pandemic. Moving forward, more and more organizations are looking to limit onsite employee headcounts and redesign their office spaces to become fully contactless, redefining IT towards a more distributed architecture. This shift requires innovative approaches to infrastructure, networking, storage, enterprise security, application performance, and collaboration tools. Join this session for an in-depth look at best practices for workspace automation, remote infrastructure management, resource optimization, process efficiency creation, and a host of solutions for the workplace of tomorrow.

11:40

Best Practice Session (Parallel Sessions)

The New Normal Requires Zero Trust

11:40 - 11:45

IDC Overview

11:45 - 12:00

Adopting a zero-trust security model

12:00 - 12:15

Security Strategies for the Digital Era: Reshaping Security Using Digital Transformation

12:15 - 12:55

Panel Discussion

Return to Growth: Data-Driven Decision Making

11:40 - 11:45

IDC Overview

11:45 - 12:00

Driving Transformation from Data: How Insights at Scale Holds the Key

12:00 - 12:15

Accelerating Paths to Business Value Through Data

12:15 - 12:55

Panel Discussion

Cloud Computing: The Springboard for Digital Transformation

11:40 - 11:45

IDC Overview

11:45 - 12:00

Migration and Multi cloud management for a cloud enabled enterprise

12:00 - 12:15

Cloud Data Management for Agile IT

12:15 - 12:55

Panel Discussion

The Future Enterprise: The Digital Supremacy Economy and Hyper-X

11:40 - 11:45

IDC Overview

11:45 - 12:00

Creating ecosystems for building new market opportunities

12:00 - 12:15

How Digital Workers Help Achieve Empathy at Scale

12:15 - 12:55

Panel Discussion

12:55

Technology Focus Group Session (Parallel Sessions)

Next-Generation Security & Resilience

12:55 - 13:10

Rethinking Cybersecurity in the Digital Age

13:10 - 13:25

Data Privacy Regulation: Navigating the Compliance-Risk Landscape

13:25 - 13:40

Security in the IT/OT Convergence

Artificial Intelligence: A Slow-Motion Explosion

12:55 - 13:10

Beyond The Hype - How Artificial Intelligence is Becoming Reality

13:10 - 13:25

The Digital Backbone: Intelligent Process Automation Enabling Multiplied Innovation

13:25 - 13:40

AI and BDA: The Greatest Disruptor of Industries and Business

Building Hybrid Clouds for the Digital Era

12:55 - 13:10

The Impact of Hyperconvergence on People, Process, and Technology

13:10 - 13:25

Making the Edge the Ultimate Multiplier for Innovation: Delivering Infrastructure at the Edge

13:25 - 13:40

Edge to Cloud: Accelerate Your Transformation to Hybrid Cloud

The Future of Work: Adapting Your Workplace to the Evolution of People, Processes, and Systems

12:55 - 13:10

The concept of work to thrive in the Next Normal

13:10 - 13:25

Building a Future-Ready Digital Workforce

13:25 - 13:40

The Future Enterprise: The Digital Supremacy Economy

13:40

IDC Excellence Awards

14:10

Networking & Gamification

15:10

Close of Summit

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