IDC CIO Summit Speakers

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

Mark Walker

Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC

Meredith Whalen

Chief Research Officer, IDC

Ian Jansen van Rensburg

Chief Technologist and SE Director, VMware

Edwin Ngaruiya

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

Frank Dickson

Program Vice President, Cybersecurity Products, IDC Worldwide

Rory Duncan

Research Vice President, Cloud Service Providers, IDC

Matthew Eastwood

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure and Datacenter, IDC

Ravi Baldev

Manager, Systems Engineering (DPS), Dell Technologies

Waseem Youssef

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

Lokendra Rawat

Business Development Director for Strategic Accounts - ECEMEA, Oracle

Stanley Mwangi Chege

Group CIO Jubilee Insurance

Bradley Smith

Market Development Manager, Citrix

Cyrus Kamau

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

Tim Youngblood

Former CISO, McDonald's (USA)

Saqib Chaudhry

CISO, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Mike Towers

CISO, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International (USA)

Rasha M. Abu AlSaud

Head of Information Security Risk, 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)

Ghinwa Baradhi

Chief Information Officer MENAT, HSBC Bank (UAE)

Sanjay Khanna


Nick Burton

Chief Information & Digital Officer, AVON International (UK)

Oluwole Babatope

Senior Research Analyst, Telecoms & Networking

Jonathan Tullett

Senior Research Manager, IT Services

Mariana Pereira

Director of Email Security Products, Darktrace

Karthik Ananda Rao

Chief Evangelist, ManageEngine

Issam El Haddioui

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

Stuart McKenzie

Senior Vice President, Mandiant EMEA

Nigel Tozer

Product Marketing Director EMEA, CommVault

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