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
11:00

Welcome Address

Mark Walker

Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC
11:10

Opening Speech

Honorable Minister Deepak Balgobin

Minister of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mauritius
11:20

Digital Resiliency: Navigating through the Winds of Change

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.

11:40

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

Ian Jansen van Rensburg

Chief Technologist and SE Director, VMware

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12:00

Securing the Remote Workforce

Anna Collard

Evangelist & Senior Vice President of Content Strategy, KnowBe4 Africa

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced dramatic change in workplace models and internal processes – but are those changes here to stay?  Join this enlightening session to be among the first to hear the findings of a recent South African Remote Working survey, which delved into what models organizations plan to adopt in the years ahead. The survey sought to uncover whether remote work and hybrid work were a future reality for South African organizations – and whether traditional approaches to cybersecurity were enough to protect organizations in future. Learn from Anna Collard, what these findings mean in terms of cyber risk, and what organizations need to do to improve security and compliance in the changing environment.

 

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12:15

Secure Flexible Work for Every Worker

Bradley Smith

Market Development Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa, Citrix
With work models changing, our assumptions about enabling work must change. How do you ensure you have everything in place to enable secure flexible work in 2021? We believe there are some important pillars to consider for a digital workspace strategy.

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12:30

Technology Focus Group Session (Parallel Sessions)

Technology Focus Group A: Next-Generation Security & Resilience

12:30 - 12:40

Faking It: Stopping Impersonation Attacks with Cyber AI

Mariana Pereira

Director of Email Security Products, Darktrace

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12:45 - 12:55

Securing the Database

Russ Lowenthal

Senior Director of Product Management for Database Security, Oracle

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13:00 - 13:05

Summary & Close

Charlie Luis

Research Manager, Security & Software

Technology Focus Group B: Building Hybrid Clouds for the Digital Era

12:30 - 12:40

Using Cloud to Protect SaaS and Hybrid Environments

Ronnie Kaftal

Metallic Sales Engineering Director, Commvault

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12:45 - 13:00

Optimizing Your Transformation to Hybrid Cloud

Jonathan Tullett

Senior Research Manager, IT Services
13:00 - 13:05

Summary & Close

Jonathan Tullett

Senior Research Manager, IT Services

Technology Focus Group C: Being Ready for What’s Next

12:30 - 12:40

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

Dev Hurkoo

Managing Director – Technology, Rogers Capital

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12:45 - 12:55

Forms are Dead: Rethinking Information Management for Insurers

Thabiso Hlatshwayo

Solution Consulting Manager, OpenText Africa

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13:00 - 13:05

Summary & Close

Mark Walker

Associate Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa, IDC
Technology Focus Group A: Next-Generation Security & Resilience
12:30 - 12:40

Faking It: Stopping Impersonation Attacks with Cyber AI

12:44 - 12:45

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12:45 - 12:55

Securing the Database

12:59 - 13:00

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13:00 - 13:05

Summary & Close

Technology Focus Group B: Building Hybrid Clouds for the Digital Era
12:30 - 12:40

Using Cloud to Protect SaaS and Hybrid Environments

12:44 - 12:45

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12:45 - 13:00

Optimizing Your Transformation to Hybrid Cloud

13:00 - 13:05

Summary & Close

Technology Focus Group C: Being Ready for What’s Next
12:30 - 12:40

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

12:44 - 12:45

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12:45 - 12:55

Forms are Dead: Rethinking Information Management for Insurers

12:59 - 13:00

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13:00 - 13:05

Summary & Close

13:00

Networking

14:00

Close of Summit

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