IDC Cloud Enabling a Hybrid Multicloud Ecosystem

Digital Event | June 16, 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.

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Time Event & Speakers

Welcome Address

Hamza Naqshbandi

Regional Director (Saudi Arabia & Bahrain), IDC

IDC Keynote: 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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Unleash Cloud Potential: Maximize its Value

Tejas Patel

Managing Director, Strategy and Consulting, Accenture

 Cloud is now an urgent business imperative for all industries today. According to a recent IDC report, more than 25% of enterprises in KSA have plans to deploy a mix of on-prem, private clouds as well as multiple public clouds. Global trend from a recent Accenture research, indicates that 53% of enterprises surveyed, are using the multi-cloud approach to leverage benefits from various Cloud Service Providers (CSP).

 Adopting cloud at speed and scale would mean addressing some of the key barriers and challenges to maximize the full value of cloud. In this session, we’ll cover how Accenture and Google Cloud can help companies achieve their cloud goals based on their business needs.



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Cloud Strategy: IT Transformation

Hawazen Albrahim

System Engineer, Dell Technologies.
Many organizations nowadays are looking to move to cloud, but with the many challenges that comes with adopting a cloud model many don’t know where to start, this session will shed the light on what a cloud strategy is and why it’s important to have one.

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Leveraging the Power of Cloud for Agility, Performance and Scalability

Yazeed Al Qarni

Senior Cloud Specialist Engineer, Oracle



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Thriving in a Multi-Cloud World: Modernize your Apps with Confidence.

Ezzeldin Hussein

Solution Engineering Manager, VMware


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Building the Bridge to Multicloud: Powering the Application Revolution

Osama Hamed

Cloud Infrastructure & Software Sales Lead, Cisco Saudi Arabia
Cloud adoption is accelerating as companies strive to maximize innovation while improving business agility. However, companies need to address talent, application development speed, the delicate balance of security and simplicity, and the goals of a hybrid cloud environment. All this calls for a new vision to enable the application revolution. This session will detail a cloud experience vision that covers business continuity, real-time insights, end-to-end security, agile connectivity, and the cloud operational model.

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Enabling Datacenters of the Future

Yalda Daghi

Datacenter Vertical Sales Leader (META), Honeywell Building Technologies

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Make the Right Choice for Your Organization

Mohammed Bader Alnajjar

Cloud Business Development Manager, Nahil Computers
Cloud Technology open a new IT world of innovation, creativity and efficiency to transfer your business growth, this will accelerate Saudi Digital transformation journey to align with Saudi vision 2030

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Business Transformation as a Service

Masoud Ahanchian

Senior Business Architect, SAP

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Track Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

Track A: Managing Hybrid Infrastructure

13:30 - 13:45

Unleash your data in your Modern Datacenter and Multicloud

Mohamad Rizk

Senior Regional Technical Director (Middle East and Russia), Veeam
13:45 - 14:00

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

Mohammad Abulhouf

Regional Sales Director (KSA & Bahrain), Nutanix
14:00 - 14:15

Data Protection in a Distributed, Hybrid Cloud World

Etienne Niken

Senior Sales Engineer, Commvault

Track B: Evolving Security Best Practices for Cloud Services

13:30 - 13:45

Modernise and Secure Your Applications

Will Parsons

Solutions Architect, Rackspace Technology
13:45 - 14:00

Scale up Security for Cloud IT Management and Future IT Trends

Karthik Ananda Rao

Chief Evangelist, ManageEngine
14:00 - 14:15

Cloud Computing Adoption in Saudi Arabia

Fahad Alhamed

Founder and Chairman of the Board, The Saudi Cloud Computing Association (SCCA)

Track C: Maximizing Agility & Minimizing Risk in Deployment and Migration

13:30 - 13:45

DevOps : Fast, Not Furious - Agile Organizations Perform Better

Bastien Martins Da Torre

Head of DevOps (EMEA South), ServiceNow
13:45 - 14:00

The Path to Automation at Scale

Will Davis

VP of Product Marketing, Workato
14:00 - 14:15

Conquer the Cloud Divide: Simplify Hybrid Cloud Mobility

Yousef Mohammad Mhana

Principal Systems Engineer (EMEA), Pure Storage

Networking & Gamification

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General Information


Digital Event



Wednesday, June 16, 2021



11:00 AM




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


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