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

Oliver McKenna

CTO Northern Europe, Workday

Frank Dickson

Program Vice President, Cybersecurity Products, IDC

Pete Lindstrom

Vice President, Security Strategies, IDC

Matthew Eastwood

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure & Datacenters, IDC

Rory Duncan

Research Vice President, Cloud Service Providers, IDC

Ian Jansen van Rensburg

Lead Technologist and Senior Systems Engineering Manager, VMware

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

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)

Ghinwa Baradhi

Chief Information Officer MENAT, HSBC Bank (UAE)

Sanjay Khanna


Taif Muhsin

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

Nick Burton

Chief Information & Digital Officer, AVON International (UK)

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)

Ranjit Rajan

Vice President, Research (META), IDC

Jonathan Tullett

Senior Research Manager, IT Services

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