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
11:00

Welcome Address

Mark Walker

Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC
11:10

IDC Keynote: The Future Enterprise: Developing Digital Resiliency

Meredith Whalen

Chief Research Officer, IDC

The COVID-19 pandemic illustrated why organizations need to be able to rapidly adapt and respond to business disruptions. But this will not be the last disruption they face. The digital economy — which relies heavily on the continued flow of goods and services around the globe, as well as on transformational technology platforms and business innovation — will create more cycles of disruption to business operations and models than any other economic period. Organizations looking to succeed in the digital economy will need to employ a new C-Suite agenda if they are to become masters of pivoting rapidly, capitalizing on change, and driving innovation in times of uncertainty. This session will outline the new digital enterprise agenda and explain how organizations can develop digital resiliency.

11:30

Digital Solutions that Enable Business to Deliver the Best Customer Service and Empower Employees

Ian Jansen van Rensburg

Chief Technologist and SE Director, VMware

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11:50

Cloud: The Springboard for Digital Transformation

Edwin Ngaruiya

Head of Intelligent Innovation & Cloud (East & West Africa), Dimension Data

There is greater focus on cloud as organizations undertake efforts to recover in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the value proposition of cloud has shifted from being a mere cost-saving tool to one that enables agility, scalability, security, and the provision of multiple shared services. Cloud is now the established springboard for implementing other emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, Internet of Things, and Big Data analytics. This session will explore the essentials of cloud and offer expert guidance on selecting a framework that works for your organization. It will reveal how to develop a long-term cloud strategy and avoid the common pitfalls and challenges associated with cloud migration.

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12:10

Best Practice Session (Parallel Sessions)

Best Practice 1: The New Normal Requires Zero Trust Moderated by: Mark Walker, Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC

12:10 - 12:15

IDC Overview

Frank Dickson

Program Vice President, Cybersecurity Products, IDC Worldwide
12:15 - 12:30

Cyber data defense STRATEGIES & Recovery (CRS)

Ravi Baldev

Manager, Systems Engineering (DPS), Dell Technologies

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12:30 - 12:45

The Process for Developing a Business Continuity Plan

Stanley Mwangi Chege

Group CIO Jubilee Insurance

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12:45 - 13:10

Fireside Chat: Digital Business Demands Data Resiliency and Business Continuity

Rasha M. Abu AlSaud

Head of Information Security Risk, Leading Bank in Saudi Arabia

Mike Towers

CISO, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International (USA)

Tim Youngblood

Former CISO, McDonald's (USA)

Saqib Chaudhry

CISO, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Best Practice 2: Being Ready for What’s Next Moderated by: Francis Hook, Consulting Manager, Telecoms & Networking, Africa, IDC

12:10 - 12:15

IDC Overview

Rory Duncan

Research Vice President, Cloud Service Providers, IDC
12:15 - 12:30

Machine Learning in Cybersecurity

Waseem Youssef

Systems Engineering Manager for North, East and West Africa, Palo Alto Networks

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12:30 - 12:45

Secure Flexible Work for Every Worker

Bradley Smith

Market Development Manager, Citrix

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12:45 - 13:10

Fireside Chat: Future of Work: Technology, Policy, and Process Support for the Hybrid Workforce

William Braun

CIO, Chevron Corporation (USA)

Dr. Jihad Mohaidat

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

Vipin Gupta

CIO, Toyota Financial Services (USA)

Louise van der Bank

CIO, AfriSam (South Africa)

Best Practice 3: Cloud Computing: The Springboard for Digital Transformation Moderated by: Jonathan Tullet, Senior Research Manager, IT Services, IDC

12:10 - 12:15

IDC Overview

Matthew Eastwood

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure and Datacenter, IDC
12:15 - 12:30

Migration and Multi-Cloud Management for a Cloud Enabled Enterprise

Lokendra Rawat

Business Development Director for Strategic Accounts - ECEMEA, Oracle

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12:30 - 12:45

Cloud Data Management for Agile IT

Cyrus Kamau

CIO National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) Kenya

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12:45 - 13:10

Fireside Chat: The Springboard for Digital Transformation

Nick Burton

Chief Information & Digital Officer, AVON International (UK)

Sanjay Khanna

CIO, RAKBANK (UAE)

Ghinwa Baradhi

Chief Information Officer MENAT, HSBC Bank (UAE)
Best Practice 1: The New Normal Requires Zero Trust Moderated by: Mark Walker, Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC
12:10 - 12:15

IDC Overview

12:15 - 12:30

Cyber data defense STRATEGIES & Recovery (CRS)

12:29 - 12:30

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12:30 - 12:45

The Process for Developing a Business Continuity Plan

12:44 - 12:45

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12:45 - 13:10

Fireside Chat: Digital Business Demands Data Resiliency and Business Continuity

Best Practice 2: Being Ready for What’s Next Moderated by: Francis Hook, Consulting Manager, Telecoms & Networking, Africa, IDC
12:10 - 12:15

IDC Overview

12:15 - 12:30

Machine Learning in Cybersecurity

12:29 - 12:30

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12:30 - 12:45

Secure Flexible Work for Every Worker

12:44 - 12:45

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12:45 - 13:10

Fireside Chat: Future of Work: Technology, Policy, and Process Support for the Hybrid Workforce

Best Practice 3: Cloud Computing: The Springboard for Digital Transformation Moderated by: Jonathan Tullet, Senior Research Manager, IT Services, IDC
12:10 - 12:15

IDC Overview

12:15 - 12:30

Migration and Multi-Cloud Management for a Cloud Enabled Enterprise

12:29 - 12:30

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12:30 - 12:45

Cloud Data Management for Agile IT

12:44 - 12:45

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12:45 - 13:10

Fireside Chat: The Springboard for Digital Transformation

13:10

Technology Focus Group Session (Parallel Sessions)

Technology Focus Group A: Next-Generation Security & Resilience

13:10 - 13:20

IDC Overview - Next-Generation Security & Resilience

Oluwole Babatope

Senior Research Analyst, Telecoms & Networking
13:20 - 13:35

Faking It: Stopping Impersonation Attacks with Cyber AI

Mariana Pereira

Director of Email Security Products, Darktrace

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13:35 - 13:50

Scale up Security with Cloud IT Management and Future Trends

Karthik Ananda Rao

Chief Evangelist, ManageEngine

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13:50 - 14:05

Changing the Board Narrative on Ransomware

Stuart McKenzie

Senior Vice President, Mandiant EMEA

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Technology Focus Group B: Building Hybrid Clouds for the Digital Era

13:10 - 13:35

IDC Overview - Building Hybrid Clouds for the Digital Era

Jonathan Tullett

Senior Research Manager, IT Services
13:35 - 13:50

Efficient Security Strategies in a new Economic Era and evolving Cyber World

Issam El Haddioui

Head of Security Sales Engineering in Africa, Check Point Software Technologies

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13:50 - 14:05

Data: How to be Ready for Your Digital Tomorrow

Nigel Tozer

Product Marketing Director EMEA, CommVault

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Technology Focus Group A: Next-Generation Security & Resilience
13:10 - 13:20

IDC Overview - Next-Generation Security & Resilience

13:20 - 13:35

Faking It: Stopping Impersonation Attacks with Cyber AI

13:34 - 13:35

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13:35 - 13:50

Scale up Security with Cloud IT Management and Future Trends

13:49 - 13:50

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13:50 - 14:05

Changing the Board Narrative on Ransomware

14:04 - 14:05

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Technology Focus Group B: Building Hybrid Clouds for the Digital Era
13:10 - 13:35

IDC Overview - Building Hybrid Clouds for the Digital Era

13:35 - 13:50

Efficient Security Strategies in a new Economic Era and evolving Cyber World

13:49 - 13:50

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13:50 - 14:05

Data: How to be Ready for Your Digital Tomorrow

14:04 - 14:05

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14:05

Networking

15:00

Close of Summit

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