IDC Cloud Enabling a Hybrid Multicloud Ecosystem

DIGITAL Event | June 2, 2021


In light of the immense challenges that characterized 2020, cloud adoption is no longer merely an option; indeed, it is a necessity that promises tremendous rewards across entire organizations. As the region's enterprises dramatically accelerate their digital transformation journeys, they need to embrace the power of cloud computing and its holy grail – frictionless, hybrid multicloud that provides infrastructure-agnostic views and unified management capabilities across all clouds and even legacy datacenters.

 Highlighted as the key technology in IDC's five stages of enterprise recovery, cloud has emerged as the fastest path and natural choice to enable a resilient digital infrastructure. CIOs across the region are aggressively investing in increasing their cloud leverage, and the effectiveness of their cloud strategies will be a critical factor shaping their competitiveness and growth post recovery.

 This exciting digital event will feature a dynamic agenda hosted by senior IDC analysts, digital transformation pioneers, and hybrid cloud experts. Don't miss this chance to discover the latest developments in the region's hybrid multicloud market, garner critical insights into cloud solutions that work for you, and set your organization on a strategic, digitally driven path towards an impactful hybrid cloud journey.


Time Event & Speakers

Welcome Address

Yash Pal Dogra

Senior Conference Manager, Middle East and Africa

Exploring the Value of a Cloud Centric and Autonomous Digital Infrastructure

Matthew Eastwood

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure & Datacenters, IDC

2020 has pressure tested digital infrastructures around the globe while forcing business leaders to rethink the foundational importance of cloud as they seek the necessary scale, agility and efficiency necessary to be a digitally driven enterprise. The cloud ecosystem that is emerging will take better advantage of flexible consumption and asset usage models which stretches from edge to core. In this session, Mr. Eastwood will explore the cloud-centric, autonomous operations necessary to meet the digital business challenges of the next normal.


5Rs: Which Strategy is Right for Your Application Modernization & Migration to the Cloud

Stephane Estevez

EMEA Product Marketing Director, IT Markets, Splunk

So you’re up to speed on what the cloud is and why it’s the right move for your business. Now comes the how - and spoiler alert, there’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.

Many organizations are moving towards a multi-cloud or hybrid approach in the hopes of performance optimization, cost savings, and flexibility. Although achievable, this trend comes with various challenges in gaining visibility for monitoring, cost control and securing an organization's infrastructure, data and applications. So it’s important to implement the right migration strategy, in the right way, for your business.

 To help, this session will discuss the 5 different strategies for cloud migration and application modernization; Rehost, Refactor, Revise, Rebuild, Replace. We’ll review their pros and cons, and highlight the potential challenges if the time comes to combine them.

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Making a Hybrid Cloud a Reality: What’s the missing link?

Paulo Pereira

Senior Director, Systems Engineering, Nutanix

The “new normal” is driving organizations to accelerate digital transformation initiatives to ensure their business can thrive in a digital economy. While this transformation encompasses people, process, and technology, it is the underlying technology that forms a foundation for a successful initiative. At the forefront of technology, is Hybrid Cloud, which organizations have indicated is their ideal IT operating model. However, businesses are finding it hard to make it a reality. What is the missing link?




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Define Your Cloud Strategy & Accelerate Your Cloud Migration

James Allerton-Austin

Senior Director, Cloud Strategy (EMEA), Oracle

This presentation will look at the agility benefits offered by cloud computing and highlight how organizations can boost digital transformation by leveraging innovative cloud technology.




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Cloud: The gateway to DX

Eric Horring

Enterprise Architect, Gulf Business Machines (GBM)

 In today’s digital world, the benefits of cloud are increasingly being recognized by organizations across the region. Indeed, there is growing consensus that cloud is the springboard for any successful digital transformation journey. Join this session and learn more about the benefits of cloud computing and how it has transformed doing business. Be it flexibility, agility, speed, balance, scale, shared applications and services, business continuity and disaster recovery, cloud architectures have become a key component in organizational survival and gaining a competitive edge

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Enabling Datacenters of the Future

Yalda Daghi

Datacenter Vertical Sales Leader (META), Honeywell Building Technologies
The recent growth of data centers in the region has put increased pressure on data center operators. Factors such as increased power consumption, global emissions and compliance needs, requires a greater focus on safety, resilience and efficiency. Staying ahead of potential threats is critical. In addition, considering the recent surges in data demand the world over, data centers across the region have needed to ensure the continued safe, efficient and compliant running of operations, often remotely. And all the while managing this increased volume of data. Keeping operating expenditures low, while ensuring maximum uptime is one of the major challenges driving growth in the industry. How are lessons from the pandemic being applied to create more resilient, efficient and sustainable data centers of the future?



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Securing Hybrid Multicloud Deployments

Apollinaire Moreno

Public Cloud Sales Lead, International Emerging Markets, Fortinet

Connect your IT workloads on multiple clouds with Fortinet’s Secure Solutions for Multi-Cloud. In this session, we will cover how to deliver a better application experience, reduce security risks and lower operations cost for Multi-Cloud Applications

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Traveller’s Guide to the Security Ecosystem

Hany George

Cybersecurity Expert, Mimecast
In today's world, organizations have dozens of point solutions. Each has a specific job and collects specific intelligence. Now imagine a world where all security tools in your ecosystem are connected and sharing intelligence. An open and pervasive security integration strategy is required to reduce the burden on IT and security teams, get more value from security investments, and more adequately manage the risks inherent in the new enterprise IT landscape. This API strategy session is designed to help your organization understand the benefits of getting started with Mimecast's open API and integrations.

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Interconnect Across Clouds: The Foundation for Enterprise Transformation and Sustained Organizational Growth

Denis Dincic

Global Solutions Architect, Equinix
Like most organizations across the globe, businesses in MENA are moving rapidly toward scalable and elastic hybrid multi-cloud infrastructures to compete and thrive during uncertainties. However, enterprises in the region require greater network agility to create such digital infrastructures. They need improved network agility as well as the ability to leverage on-premises and hybrid cloud environments using common tools and solutions. This session will reveal how companies in MENA can achieve predictable network performances and address key business needs — such as scalability and elasticity — by building flexible yet optimized hybrid solutions at a fraction of the cost.

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Networking & Gamification

(Visit Partner Booths, Download Resources and Stand a Chance to Top the Scoreboard to win Exciting a Staycation!)


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General Information


Digital Event

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

11:00 AM



Registration Fee

Free of Charge : For End Users (not IT + Consultant companies)


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