IDC CIO Summit Speakers

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

Ranjit Rajan

Vice President, Research (META), IDC

Stevan Jovanovic

Senior Manager, End-User Computing, VMware

Meredith Whalen

Chief Research Officer, IDC

Travers Nicholas

General Manager-Qatar, Dell Technologies

Aarti Mohan

Director Business Development ERP - ECEMEA, Oracle

Hadi Zakhem

District Manager, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa - Cortex, Palo Alto Networks

Osama Al-Zoubi

Chief Technology Officer (Middle East & Africa), Cisco

Frank Dickson

Program Vice President, Cybersecurity Products, IDC Worldwide

Rory Duncan

Research Vice President, Cloud Service Providers, IDC

Bilal Issa

Technical Leader, Trend Micro

Islam Ahmed

Enterprise Account Executive, Nintex

Sammy Elyan

Business Development Manager, Fortinet

Sreeram Iyer

Chief Operating Officer (Institutional Banking)- ANZ Banking Group

Saqib Chaudhry

Head of Digital Innovation and Development, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Tim Youngblood

Former CISO, McDonald's (USA)

Mike Towers

CISO, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International (USA)

Rasha M. Abu AlSaud

Executive Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Leading Bank in Saudi Arabia

Dr. Jihad Mohaidat

VP, Education Technologies, Higher College of Technology (HCT) (UAE)

William Braun

CIO, Chevron Corporation (USA)

Vipin Gupta

CIO, Toyota Financial Services (USA)

Louise van der Bank

CIO, AfriSam (South Africa)

Mariana Pereira

Director of Email Security Products, Darktrace

Ranjith Somasundaram

Senior Sales Engineer, MicroStrategy

Rodrigo Castelo

Vice President (Middle East & Africa), OutSystems

Gerrit Otto

Lead Solution Consultant-Middle East, OpenText

Amrith Nawoor

Technology Software Engineering Director Middle East & Africa, Oracle

Sethupathy Ramanathan

Manager, Customer Success, Freshworks

Mohamad Rizk

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

Phil Andrews

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

Karthik Ananda Rao

Chief Evangelist, ManageEngine

Carrie MacGillivray

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

James Phillips

Metallic Account Executive, Commvault

Nagia El-Emary

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

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