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

Networking & Platform Familiarization


Welcome Address

Nagia El-Emary

Country Director (Egypt) & Senior Consultant (MEA), IDC

Opening Address

H.E. Dr. Amr Talaat

Minister of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Egypt

Keynote Presentation

Eng. Amr Mahfouz

CEO, Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA)

Key Insights

Amr Salah

Regional Director (NALE), VMware

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.


Leading in the Digital Age

Walid Yehia

PreSales Senior Director, Middle East, Russia, Africa, and Turkey, Dell Technologies

The world has become digital, transforming how we live, work, learn, collaborate and shop. To survive and thrive, every business needed to transform digitally, at speed, to survive. In this presentation, Walid Yehia Sr. Director of Dell Technologies System Engineering for Middle East Russia Africa and Turkey will share a practical perspective on what are the secret sauce of digital leaders.


Driving Enterprise Transformation with Open Hybrid Cloud

Ayman El-Sheikh

Director, Solution Architecture, Red Hat

Organizations need to be able to rapidly develop their digital products and services, in addition, become more agile and efficient in this “Cloud Native” age. The three core pillars underlying digital innovation success and readiness are automation, hybrid cloud strategies, and cloud-native architectures. This session will explore how organizations can enable and bring these three core capabilities together to drive their success and that of their customers.


The Hidden Data Economy

Marco Lang

Head of Modern Data Warehouse (EMEA), Oracle
Inside every company is a hidden data economy. By seeing your data in terms of supply, demand, and transaction costs, you discover its true value and can use it to develop your business edge.

Key takeaways:

- Improve your decision making by exposing your hidden data assets

- Find out how you can increase the return on your data sets

- Innovate in new ways by using the latest autonomous technology



Enabling the Digital Transformation of Egypt’s Future Smart Communities and Cities

Sultan W. Chatila

Chief Commercial Officer (META), Honeywell Building Technologies

Digital transformation plays a critical role in Egypt realizing its smart city vision. With the country setting new global standards in the development of smart city living, learn how advanced connected technologies can unlock the long-term benefits to populations. From improved safety, security, and energy efficiency, find out how citizens of smart city and community developments will benefit.


FSI Digital Transformation

Ronald Raffensperger

CTO, Huawei Technologies


Networking & Gamification


Technology Focus Group Session (Parallel Sessions)

Next-Generation Security & Resilience

13:05 - 13:15

IDC Overview

Frank Dickson

Program Vice President, Cybersecurity Products, IDC
13:15 - 13:30

The Need for Speed: How Nimble is your Cyber Strategy?

Hatem Ali

Global Services and Intelligence Lead, FireEye
13:35 - 13:50

Security Strategy for Zero Trust

Yasser Elmashad

Security Specialist (META), f5
13:45 - 14:00

Learn Unique Insights on the New Security Technologies and Standards Adopted Post the Pandemic

Andrew George

Technical Presales Engineer, Trend Micro

Building Hybrid Clouds for the Digital Era

13:05 - 13:15

IDC Overview

Matthew Eastwood

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure and Datacenter, IDC
13:15 - 13:30

How is the IT and Business Leadership Role Changing with the Cloud

Makbule Shkalla Tuncerli

ERPM Business Development and Strategy Director (CA, TR, EG and LENA), Oracle
13:30 - 13:45

Scale up Security for Cloud IT Management and Future IT Trends

Karthik Ananda Rao

Chief Evangelist, ManageEngine
13:45 - 14:00

How to Get the Promised Benefit from Agile Transformations

Amr Elssamadisy

Executive Agile Coach, Vidscola DWC-LLC

IDC Excellence Awards


Networking & Gamification


Close of Summit

Contact Us

Ronita Bhattacharjee

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

+971 4 391 2747

Taher Hamdan

Senior Sales Manager, Conferences, IDC Middle East, Turkey & Africa


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