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

The Post-Pandemic Evolution of the Future of Work

Oliver McKenna

CTO Northern Europe, Workday
The Future of Work has been drastically changed — and accelerated — by the ongoing global pandemic. Moving forward, more and more organizations are looking to limit onsite employee headcounts and redesign their office spaces to become fully contactless, redefining IT towards a more distributed architecture. This shift requires innovative approaches to infrastructure, networking, storage, enterprise security, application performance, and collaboration tools. Join this session for an in-depth look at best practices for workspace automation, remote infrastructure management, resource optimization, process efficiency creation, and a host of solutions for the workplace of tomorrow.

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10:50

The Future of Innovation: Enterprise IT Driven by an Agile DevOps Culture

Today, organizations are primarily consumers of packaged software — and most of that is focused on automating their own operations. Their ability to produce software-based digital innovations at a rapidly increasingly scale and pace — essential for sustainably competing in the digital economy — is severely limited by traditional software, tools, skills, methodologies, supplier relationships, and distribution/partner models. This session will explore how enterprises can become major producers of software-based digital services for their own customers and markets as well as consumers of software for their own operations. It will explain how they can transform themselves into software-driven digital innovation factories with a genuine and sustainable competitive advantage.

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11:10

Why Your Staff Need to Upskill on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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

Performance, Security, and Technology: The Pillars of a Digitally Resilient Organization

IT decision makers must ensure they have the tools at their disposal to help maintain business continuity and competitiveness in today's challenging environment. Today’s modern IT challenges can be summed up in three key areas — performance that maximizes employee productivity, security to protect business data, and technology that works specifically with business needs. However, the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have added new challenges to these already longstanding ones, with organizations requiring robust remote working solutions and technology options that ensure uninterrupted supply and business continuity.

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11:50

Speed is Everything: The Next Big Challenge for CIOs

CIOs have an ever-increasing array of technology plays available, but a decreasing amount of time to derive value for their organizations. COVID-19 has been a cathartic reminder to many organizations that speed is critical, as priorities change drastically and frequently. The ability to move rapidly is forcing CIOs to ask themselves difficult questions, not just about their technology choices, but about their culture, operating model, people, ways of working, and the role they themselves play within their organizations. This session will advise how to transform technology capabilities for speed, coupling low-code and intelligent automation with a cultural and mindset shift.

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12:10

Best Practice Session (Parallel Sessions)

The New Normal Requires Zero Trust

12:09 - 12:10

Early Bird Raffle Draw!!

12:10 - 12:15

IDC Overview

Frank Dickson

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

Adopting a Zero-Trust Security Model

12:30 - 12:45

Security Strategies for the Digital Era: Reshaping Security Using Digital Transformation

12:45 - 13:25

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
13:24 - 13:25

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Return to Growth: Data-Driven Decision Making

12:09 - 12:10

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12:10 - 12:15

IDC Overview

Pete Lindstrom

Vice President, Security Strategies, IDC
12:15 - 12:30

Driving Transformation from Data: How Insights at Scale Holds the Key

12:30 - 12:45

Accelerating Paths to Business Value Through Data

12:45 - 13:25

Fireside Chat: The Five Stages of Enterprise Recovery: The Vital Role of Data and Trust

Samresh Ramjith

Deputy CISO, ABSA Group (South Africa)

Shaik AbdulKhader

CISO, Leading Petroleum Company in Qatar

Kayıhan Altınöz

Senior Vice President of IT, Ministry of Interior (Turkey)
13:24 - 13:25

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Cloud Computing: The Springboard for Digital Transformation

12:09 - 12:10

Early Bird Raffle Draw!!

12:10 - 12:15

IDC Overview

Matthew Eastwood

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure & Datacenters, IDC
12:15 - 12:30

Shaping the Future of the Internet World in the MEA

12:30 - 12:45

Cloud Data Management for Agile IT

12:45 - 13:25

Fireside Chat: The Springboard for Digital Transformation

Ghinwa Baradhi

Chief Information Officer MENAT, HSBC Bank (UAE)

Sanjay Khanna

CIO, RAKBANK (UAE)

Taif Muhsin

VP, Integrated Operations, Innovation & Future Technologies, Expo 2020

Nick Burton

Chief Information & Digital Officer, AVON International (UK)
13:24 - 13:25

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Being Ready for What’s Next

12:09 - 12:10

Early Bird Raffle Draw!!

12:10 - 12:15

IDC Overview

Rory Duncan

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

Creating ecosystems for building new market opportunities

Ian Jansen van Rensburg

Lead Technologist and Senior Systems Engineering Manager, VMware
12:30 - 12:45

How Digital Workers Help Achieve Empathy at Scale

12:45 - 13:25

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)
13:24 - 13:25

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13:25

Networking & Gamification

13:45

Technology Focus Group Session (Parallel Sessions)

Next-Generation Security & Resilience

13:44 - 13:45

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13:45 - 14:00

Rethinking Cybersecurity in the Digital Age

Mark Walker

Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC
13:59 - 14:00

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14:00 - 14:15

Data Privacy Regulation: Navigating the Compliance-Risk Landscape

14:14 - 14:15

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14:15 - 14:30

Security in the IT/OT Convergence

14:29 - 14:30

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14:30 - 14:45

The security landscape of the new digital business environment

14:44 - 14:45

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14:45 - 15:00

Summary & Close

14:59 - 15:00

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Artificial Intelligence: A Slow-Motion Explosion

13:44 - 13:45

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13:45 - 14:00

Beyond The Hype - How Artificial Intelligence is Becoming Reality

Ranjit Rajan

Vice President, Research (META), IDC
13:59 - 14:00

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14:00 - 14:15

The Digital Backbone: Intelligent Process Automation Enabling Multiplied Innovation

14:14 - 14:15

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14:15 - 14:30

AI and BDA: The Greatest Disruptor of Industries and Business

14:29 - 14:30

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14:30 - 14:45

AI-Powered Chatbots: Understanding, Targeting, and Serving Your Customers

14:44 - 14:45

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14:45 - 15:00

Summary & Close

14:59 - 15:00

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Building Hybrid Clouds for the Digital Era

13:44 - 13:45

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13:45 - 14:00

The Impact of Hyperconvergence on People, Process, and Technology

Jonathan Tullett

Senior Research Manager, IT Services
13:59 - 14:00

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14:00 - 14:15

Making the Edge the Ultimate Multiplier for Innovation: Delivering Infrastructure at the Edge

14:14 - 14:15

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14:15 - 14:30

Edge to Cloud: Accelerate Your Transformation to Hybrid Cloud

14:29 - 14:30

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14:30 - 14:45

Security & Digital Trust Models for the Hybrid & Multi-Cloud Era

14:44 - 14:45

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14:45 - 15:00

Summary & Close

14:59 - 15:00

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

13:44 - 13:45

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13:45 - 14:00

The concept of work to thrive in the Next Normal

13:59 - 14:00

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14:00 - 14:15

Building a Future-Ready Digital Workforce

14:14 - 14:15

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14:15 - 14:30

The Future Enterprise: The Digital Supremacy Economy

14:29 - 14:30

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14:30 - 14:45

Collaborating in the New Reality

14:44 - 14:45

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14:45 - 15:00

Summary & Close

14:59 - 15:00

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Sustaining Business Continuity

13:44 - 13:45

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13:45 - 14:00

The Relationship Between IT Resilience and Business Continuity

13:59 - 14:00

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14:00 - 14:15

How to Sustain Customer Service & Enhance Experience in a Crisis

14:14 - 14:15

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14:15 - 14:30

Avoiding Cloud Sprawl: A Centralized Approach to Cloud for Business Continuity

14:29 - 14:30

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14:30 - 14:45

The Disaster Recovery Maturity: From Keeping the Lights On to Business Enablement

14:44 - 14:45

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14:45 - 15:00

Summary & Close

14:59 - 15:00

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15:00

Networking & Gamification

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