Driving Kubernetes Adoption in Financial Services

September 28, 2021
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As software-led innovation using Kubernetes and containers continues to advance, so do rising customer expectations that banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) organizations need to address. Today, especially in the context of current global events, customers have higher expectations for how that should be done through always-on, innovative, personalized, speedy services and digital business models.

 According to IDC research, 48% of Middle East and Africa CIOs say they are investing in building application modernization capabilities and developing processes and skills to transform applications using new-age technologies such as cloud-native app-development platforms, containers, and microservices.

 IDC believes software-led innovation will remain one of the top investment priorities for CIOs across the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa for the next 12 to 18 months. BFSI organizations looking to create more fore­sighted, automated, customer-facing solutions need to adopt containers and container orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes to respond to the evolving economic situation in an agile manner.

 Join us as experts from IDC and SUSE present practical insights into leveraging Kubernetes within the BFSI industry. The event will take an in-depth look at use cases and success stories from across the region, and explore the emerging technologies that are reshaping application transformation methodologies.


Time Event & Speakers

Welcome Address

Harish Dunakhe

Research Director, Software and Cloud, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey

IDC Keynote: Next-Gen Software Development Methodologies: Key Trends that are Shaping the Digital Initiatives in Middle East and Africa

Harish Dunakhe

Research Director, Software and Cloud, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey

Accelerate Digital Transformation in Financial Services with Linux and Kubernetes

Rob Knight

CTO for Enterprise Cloud Products, SUSE

In an increasingly uncertain world, never has the agility and reliability of our technical infrastructure been so important. In finance, what sets companies apart is the ability to innovate at high velocity and at scale. What often prevents them from doing this is the wrangling of monolithic, legacy technologies. Join us to find out how modern financial institutions are unlocking the value of Kubernetes as a powerful way to transform the way they design, build, run, and dramatically scale their applications.


The Impact of Kubernetes on Enterprise Transformation in BFSI

Harish Dunakhe

Research Director, Software and Cloud, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey

Victor Gabuza

Managing Director, South & Sub-Saharan Africa, SUSE

Saad Syed

Managing Director, MENA, SUSE

Rob Knight

CTO for Enterprise Cloud Products, SUSE

Digital transformation is the cornerstone of modern operations, allowing BFSI agencies to operate more efficiently, increase cost savings, and deliver essential services virtually. However, this transformation is complex and hard as it spans the technology, culture, process, and training domains. This discussion will take an in-depth look at how Kubernetes influences enterprise transformation in key areas such as business agility, technology adoption, customer experience, and real-time insights.


Summary & Close

Harish Dunakhe

Research Director, Software and Cloud, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey


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Tuesday, September 28





2:00 PM (GMT +4)


Registration Fee
Free of Charge : For End Users (not IT + Consultant companies)


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