IDC CIO Summit Speakers

Meet our confirmed speakers – experts in the field, respected practitioners, and leaders from the industry.

Jyoti Lalchandani

Group Vice President & Regional Managing Director (META), IDC

Wesam Lootah

Chief Executive Officer, Smart Dubai Government, Digital Dubai (UAE)

Steven Frantzen

SVP & Regional Managing Director, EMEA

Cherif Morcos

Vice President of Digital Business Solutions, GBM

Hani Nofal

Vice President of Digital Infrastructure Solutions, GBM

Ram Ramachandran

Senior Vice President (MEA), Tech Mahindra

Paul Potgieter

Senior Vice President, Injazat

Roman Spitzbart

Vice President of Sales Engineering, Dynatrace

Brad Wood

Senior Vice President, Customer Experience, Riverbed

Ahmed Hamdan

Co-Founder & CEO, Unifonic

Sumanta Roy

Vice President & Regional Head, Tata Consultancy Services

Sunil Nair


Noman Rasheed

Head of IT, Dubai Islamic Bank

Luc Hennekens

Director of Enterprise Strategy, AWS

Hamza Naqshbandi

Associate Vice President (Saudi Arabia & Bahrain), IDC

Ranjit Rajan

Vice President, Research (META), IDC

Nagia El-Emary

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

Atif Shaukat

Product Sales Manager, Cybersecurity Risk Management, RiskRecon

Alexey Sidorov

Data Management Director and Chief Evangelist, Denodo

Viji Varghese

Senior Vice President & Head of Global Payments & Clearing, Mashreq Bank

Hadi Jaafarawi

Managing Director, Qualys

David Jungmann

Vice President, Cloud & DevOps, Wizards

Mark Ackerman

Area Vice President, ServiceNow

Desiree Lee

Chief Technology Officer, Armis

Siki Giunta

Executive Vice President & Head of #HCLCloudSmart Practice, HCL Technologies

Greg Holmes

Regional Vice President, Presales, Apptio

Shabir Bhat

Regional Sales Director, Checkmarx

Conor Lawlor

Cloud Architect, Salesforce

Karim Kalaawi

Executive Vice President, Alliances, Cloud4C

Ahmad Ali Al Emadi

Director-IT Operations, and Cyber Security, Nakheel PJSC

Ali Juma Al Ajame

Director of Digital Health Department, Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) (UAE)

George Eapen

Group CIO, Petrofac

Bassam Rached

Director of Digital Business Solutions, GBM

Tareque Choudhury

Vice President, Technology Risk & Enterprise Architecture, Dubai Airports (UAE)

Fuad Al Ansari

Vice President of IT & Support Services Division, Al Dhafra Petroleum (ADNOC) (UAE)

Frederik Bisbjerg

Executive Director, Digital and Innovation, National Health Insurance Company - Daman (UAE)

Ahmad M. Almulla

Former EVP, Corporate Services, Emirates Global Aluminium (UAE)

Dr. Moza Suwaidan

Director Strategy & Innovation Department /Director General Consultant, Smart Dubai Government, Digital Dubai (UAE)

Hammad Sharif

CIO & Head of Data, Procter & Gamble (UAE)

Ghinwa Baradhi

Chief Information Officer MENAT, HSBC Bank (UAE)

Uzair Mujtaba

Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia

Harish Dunakhe

Research Director, Software and Cloud, META IDC

Wilson Xavier

Research Director, Telecom & IT Services (META), IDC

Rodrigo Castelo

Vice President (Middle East & Africa), OutSystems

Harri Sylvander

Senior Managing Consultant, Mandiant

Kamel Al-Tawil

Managing Director, Middle East and North Africa, Equinix

Waqar Ahmed

Senior Director of Cloud Sales & Strategy, Informatica

Amr Marzouk

Sales Director, SUSE

Hamid Qureshi

Regional Sales Director, Middle East, Africa & South Asia, Entrust

Eyad Alnaqi

SD-WAN SE Architecture Lead, Aruba

Marc Merheb

Director of Sales Engineering, Micro Focus

Alaa Al-Sharif

Senior Solutions Engineer, Confluent

Keith O'Kelly

Keith O'Kelly, Chief Revenue Officer, IFS

Matt Watts

Chief Technology Evangelist, NetApp

Samir Akel

Regional Vice President, Udacity

Maik de Wolf

Managing Director, Mendix

Sanjeev Singh

Managing Director, Spectrum Networks

Karthik Ananda Rao

Chief Technical Evangelist, ManageEngine

Mohammad Khamis

Regional Sales Manager (MENA), Zoom

Khalid Al Ameri

Emirati blogger, Columnist, Motivational speaker and Social Media Influencer

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Hamad Al Kuwaiti

Head of Cyber Security, UAE Government

Peter Diamandis

New York Times Bestselling author of three books & Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation

Thomas Gardam

Associate Vice President of Low-Code Platforms, SoftServe

Adrian Pickering

Regional General Manager, Red Hat

Marc Jenkins

Director of Professional Services & Customer Success, Turbonomic

Ezzeldin Hussein

Solution Engineering Manager, VMware

Per Overgaard

Chief Technology Officer (EMEA), Infrastructure solutions Group, Lenovo

Alexander Seggerman

Director of Alliances, Workato

Gustavo Alvarez Perez

Regional Sales Manager, Kyndryl

Crawford Del Prete

President, IDC Worldwide

Andrew Sutherland

SVP, Business Development – Technology License & Systems EMEA, Oracle

Stevan Jovanovic

Senior Manager, Digital Workspace, VMware

Sylvain Cortes

Security Strategist, Tenable

Bassel Kassem

Regional Manager (South Gulf & Pakistan), Nutanix

Ahmad Ramadan

Principal Sales Engineer, BlackBerry

Gregor Hohpe

Director, Enterprise Strategy, AWS

Daniel Caban

Senior Managing Consulting, Emerging, Mandiant

Güner Tanriverdi

Consulting Systems Engineer, Trellix

Sam Tayan

Managing Director (MENA), Zoom

Hamad Al Mutairi

Director of Archives Department, UAE National Archives (UAE)

Hakan Dincel

Country Manager (Gulf), Glasshouse

Karthik Chandra Akula

Regional Head (Middle East), Freshworks

Ayman El-Hattab

Vice President, Emerging Markets, Nintex

Lareb Poonawala

CIO (Saudi Arabia), Procter & Gamble (KSA)

Binoo Joseph

Group CIO, Emaar

Sanjeev Madavi

Group Chief Digital Transformation Officer , Khimji Ramdas LLC

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