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
9:00

Networking & Platform Familiarization

10:00

Welcome Address

Mark Walker

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

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.

10:30

Evolving to the Demands of a New Reality

Oliver McKenna

CTO Northern Europe, Workday

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10:50

CLOUD: Special Value for Users

Stone He

President-Cloud Business, Southern Africa Region, Huawei

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11:10

Composable Experiences for the Everything Customer

Brett Butler

Managing Director-South Africa, Avaya
For some time now, the region has been in the midst of a technology skills shortage crisis. Today, in the aftermath of COVID-19 and the accelerated pace of digital transformation, it is important that organizations find new and innovative ways to upskill their existing staff and attract new talent. This session will explain how artificial intelligence and machine learning are evolving and why your organization needs to keep up. It will also offer guidance on launching and scaling AI products, upskilling for modern technologies, and staying adaptable to innovate faster.

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11:30

Delivering Value in a Confusing Cloud World

Rowen Grierson

Regional Sales Director Sub-Saharan Africa, Nutanix

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11:50

The FAST beat the SLOW – The Fully Automated Enterprise accelerates Digital Transformation

Lenore Kerrigan

Country Director, UiPath
Digital Transformation has been SLOW to show true transformative business benefits. RPA has provided a kick-start to Digital Transformation, however the greatest measurable business benefits have been experienced by organisations that have driven Enterprise-wide Automation at scale with full engagement of the workforce. This talk will cover strategic initiatives to drive a Fully Automated Enterprise, supported by examples of organisations that have proven that Automation drives accelerated Digital Transformation as well as provide insights on how to drive successful workforce engagement. Automation will define the post pandemic world of work.

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12:10

Manage Risk with Intelligent Data Protection and Compliance Solutions (Most common scenarios)

Colin Erasmus

Modern Workplace and Security Business Group Lead, South Africa, Microsoft
This session will explore some of the challenges been faced in the compliance space and how to think about managing risk proactively vs reactively

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12:30

Best Practice Session (Parallel Sessions)

Best Practice Session 1: The New Normal Requires Zero Trust

12:30 - 12:35

IDC Overview

Frank Dickson

Program Vice President, Cybersecurity Products, IDC
12:35 - 12:45

How to put Your Trust into Zero Trust

Patrick Grillo

Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Fortinet
12:45 - 12:50

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12:50 - 13:00

Changing the Board Narrative on Ransomware

Stuart McKenzie

Senior Vice President, Mandiant EMEA
13:00 - 13:05

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13:05 - 13:15

Cyber Recovery: The Cornerstone of Business Continuity

Mike Styer

Country Manager, South Africa, GlassHouse
13:15 - 13:20

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13:20 - 13:45

Fireside Chat: Digital Business Demands Data Resiliency and Business Continuity

Saqib Chaudhry

Head of Digital Innovation and Development, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Tim Youngblood

Corporate VP & Global CISO, Global Technology Risk Management, McDonald's (USA)

Mike Towers

CISO, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International (USA)

Rasha M. Abu AlSaud

Head of Information Security Risk, Leading Bank in Saudi Arabia

Best Practice Session 2: Cloud Computing: The Springboard for Digital Transformation

12:30 - 12:35

IDC Overview

Matthew Eastwood

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure, Cloud, Developers and Alliances, IDC
12:35 - 12:45

Cloud Smart: Build a Resilient & Sustainable Business Transformation on the Cloud

Piyush Saxena

Vice President & Head of Hybrid Cloud Services, HCL Technologies
12:45 - 12:50

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12:50 - 13:00

Boost Cloud Performance & User Experience

André van Rensburg

Territory Sales Manager, South Africa & Sub Sahara Africa, Riverbed Technology
13:00 - 13:05

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13:05 - 13:15

Making Sense of Hybrid Cloud

Abdul Moosa

CTO, CoCre8
13:15 - 13:20

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13:20 - 13:45

Fireside Chat: The Springboard for Digital Transformation

Ghinwa Baradhi

Chief Information Officer MENAT, HSBC Bank (UAE)

Sanjay Khanna

CIO, RAKBANK (UAE)

Nick Burton

Chief Information & Digital Officer, AVON International (UK)

Best Practice Session 3: Being Ready for What’s Next

12:30 - 12:35

IDC Overview

Rory Duncan

Research Vice President, Cloud Service Providers, IDC
12:35 - 12:45

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

Ian Jansen van Rensburg

Chief Technologist & Senior SE Manager, VMware
12:45 - 12:50

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12:50 - 13:00

Hyper Expectations of ROI from Digital Investments

Mary-Lyn Raath

Cluster Executive: Digital, iOCO
13:00 - 13:05

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13:05 - 13:15

The Data-Centric Imperative to get Business Value from ML

Mark Woods

Chief Technical Advisor, EMEA, Splunk
13:15 - 13:20

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13:20 - 13:45

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

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)
13:45

Networking & Gamification

14:00

Technology Focus Group Session (Parallel Sessions)

Technology Focus Group A: Next-Generation Security & Resilience

14:00 - 14:10

Faking It: Stopping Impersonation Attacks with Cyber AI

Mariana Pereira

Director of Email Security Products, Darktrace
14:10 - 14:15

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14:15 - 14:25

Compliance in a World of Zero Trust Security

Themba Nkosi

Business Development Manager, ITR Technology
14:25 - 14:30

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Technology Focus Group B: Optimizing Your Transformation to Hybrid Cloud

14:00 - 14:10

Building Hybrid Cloud for the Digital Era

Simon Pamplin

Chief Technologist WAN Edge EMEA, Aruba
14:10 - 14:15

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14:15 - 14:25

Optimizing Your Transformation to Hybrid Cloud

Jonathan Tullett

Senior Research Manager, IT Services
14:25 - 14:30

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Technology Focus Group C: The Future of Work: Adapting Your Workplace to the Evolution of People, Processes, and Systems

14:00 - 14:10

Introducing the Future of the Corporate Network

Barry Fisher

Product Director, Cloudflare
14:10 - 14:15

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14:15 - 14:25

CHAT as a Catalyst to Digital TRANSFORMATION

Werner Lindemann

SVP - Commercial: Middle East and Southern Africa, Clickatell
14:25 - 14:30

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14:30

Wine Pairing Activity

15:15

Networking & Gamification

16:00

Close of Summit

Contact Us

Lizelle Jones

Senior Conference Manager, IDC South Africa

Lydia Botha

Senior Sales Manager, IDC Soufth Africa

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