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

Stone He

President-Cloud Business, Southern Africa Region, Huawei

Brett Butler

Managing Director-South Africa, Avaya

Rowen Grierson

Regional Sales Director Sub-Saharan Africa, Nutanix

Lenore Kerrigan

Country Director, UiPath

Colin Erasmus

Modern Workplace and Security Business Group Lead, South Africa, Microsoft

Frank Dickson

Program Vice President, Cybersecurity Products, IDC

Matthew Eastwood

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure, Cloud, Developers and Alliances, IDC

Rory Duncan

Research Vice President, Cloud Service Providers, IDC

Patrick Grillo

Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Fortinet

Piyush Saxena

Vice President & Head of Hybrid Cloud Services, HCL Technologies

Ian Jansen van Rensburg

Chief Technologist & Senior SE Manager, VMware

Stuart McKenzie

Senior Vice President, Mandiant EMEA

André van Rensburg

Territory Sales Manager, South Africa & Sub Sahara Africa, Riverbed Technology

Mary-Lyn Raath

Cluster Executive: Digital, iOCO

Mike Styer

Country Manager, South Africa, GlassHouse

Abdul Moosa

CTO, CoCre8

Mark Woods

Chief Technical Advisor, EMEA, Splunk

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

Ghinwa Baradhi

Chief Information Officer MENAT, HSBC Bank (UAE)

Sanjay Khanna


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)

Mariana Pereira

Director of Email Security Products, Darktrace

Simon Pamplin

Chief Technologist WAN Edge EMEA, Aruba

Barry Fisher

Product Director, Cloudflare

Themba Nkosi

Business Development Manager, ITR Technology

Jonathan Tullett

Senior Research Manager, IT Services

Werner Lindemann

SVP - Commercial: Middle East and Southern Africa, Clickatell

Contact Us

Lizelle Jones

Senior Conference Manager, IDC South Africa

Lydia Botha

Senior Sales Manager, IDC Soufth Africa

About IDC

57 Years | 1100 Analysts | 110 Countries

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, data and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit