IDC CIO Summit Innovative Digital Strategies: Evolving to the Demands of a New Reality

DIGITAL Event | June 17, 2021



While COVID-19 has disrupted every element of global business, it has also demonstrated the critical importance of digital transformation. As the journey from crisis to recovery gets underway, the enablement of a Future Enterprise must be the end goal for any successful business.

The digital installment of the IDC West Africa CIO Summit 2021 will navigate a broad range of themes that are central to this journey, so join us as senior IDC analysts and respected IT leaders take a deep dive into the new economy and explore what it means for your business.

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





CIO Masterclass Arena

For the very first time, this year's edition of the IDC West Africa CIO Summit will feature a CIO Masterclass Arena. Here, you will find a selection of CXO best-practice presentations, fireside chats, and panel discussions as respected industry pioneers and thought leaders share insights into the successful digital transformation strategies applied within their own organizations.

Open to All Delegates

The CIO Masterclass Arena is open throughout the duration of IDC West Africa CIO Summit 2021 to all delegates looking to maximize their learning and expand their organizational thinking.

A Wealth of Best Practices

CXOs from across the region and around the world will share first-hand experiences, strategies, and insights into their success stories.

Exchange Insights and Knowledge

This is your opportunity to share your very own journey with fellow CIOs to enhance collaboration and build long-term partnerships.

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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

Saqib Chaudhry

Head of Digital Innovation and Development, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Aytekin Güzeliş

Head of Security Governance, Allianz (Turkey)

Thamer S. Al Hamed

General Manager of Risk Management, Ministry of Human Resources & Social Development (Saudi Arabia)

Samresh Ramjith

Deputy CISO, ABSA Group (South Africa)

Kayıhan Altınöz

Senior Vice President of IT, Ministry of Interior (Turkey)

Shaik Abdulkhader

CISO, Leading Petroleum Company in Qatar

Tobe L. Nnadozie

Divisional Head, Technology and Innovation


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Theresa Etukodo Eshiet

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