Future of Work

Stay Connected in the New Normal

December 14, 2021


Even before the advent of COVID-19, organizations had been preparing themselves for the digital era and accelerating their digital transformation strategies, encountering challenges around technology, policy, and operations along the way. The ongoing pandemic has amplified those challenges and brought new ones to light, ratcheting up the pace of change as businesses battle to ensure their survival in the new normal.

Today, organizations must confront broader global health, climate, social, and economic challenges, rethinking almost every aspect of the way they work. This requires a fundamental change to existing – and often outdated – work models to an approach that fosters human-machine collaboration, enables new skills and worker experiences, and supports an intelligent and dynamic environment unbounded by time or physical space.

The IDC Future of Work digital event will explore dynamic and reconfigurable work models that result in empowered, outcome-focused, multidisciplinary teams that are able to meet the demands of the new work environment head on. Join us as we explore the foundations of an agile, modern workspace that securely, effectively, and proactively supports an increasingly diverse, distributed, and dynamic workforce. Discover how you can help your employees to become life-long learners and nurture the skillsets required to compete for years to come.


Time Event & Speakers

Welcome Address

Nagia El-Emary

Country Director (Egypt) & Senior Consultant (MEA), IDC

IDC Keynote: Defining the Future of Work for a Hybrid Reality

Amy Loomis

Research Director, Future of Work, IDC
Rapid advancements in digital transformation and new work models are reshaping the way we think about the Future of Work. Whether by necessity or planned reinvention, the world is moving toward post-industrial ways of working that replace the regimented 9-to-5, work/home, hierarchical models of the past. Hybrid work models that are much more flexible are now in favor. This presentation will explore recent research and perspectives on three core areas: the requirements for effective hybrid and remote work, the reimagined office, and the collaborative leadership models needed to support resilient organizations.

Making the Distributed Workforce a Reality

Stevan Jovanovic

Senior Manager, Digital Workspace, VMware

The way we work is changing and companies are adapting. Fast. Leading companies will become ‘Anywhere Organizations’, enabling seamless distributed workspaces where location is no longer a factor.


Planning for Your Next Phase of Work

Sam Tayan

Head of MENA, Zoom Video Communications


The Post-Pandemic Evolution of the Future of Work

Sreeram Iyer



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)


The Digital Innovation Era

Muneer Elakhras

Group Information & Computer Technology Head, Qatar General Insurance & Reinsurance Co.


Preparing for the Next Wave of Global Commerce

Pankaj Asthaana

Vice President – Digital Payments & Labs (MENA), Mastercard


Networking & Gamification (Visit Partner Booths, Download Resources and Stand a Chance to Top the Scoreboard)


Close of Event


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General Information


Virtual Event

Tuesday, 14th December 2021

11:00 am (UAE Time)





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