As the definition of the New Normal continues to evolve, so does the shape of tomorrow’s digital enterprise. Organizations are digitally adapting as they encounter unprecedented challenges and a long road to recovery, with acceleration and resiliency emerging as key differentiators in a changing world.
From building resilient digital infrastructures to meeting the unique demands of managing distributed workforces, CIOs are rethinking their leadership practices. With the pace of digital adoption significantly increasing, today’s most successful CIOs are building organizations that not only leverage digital capabilities to adapt to evolving disruptions, but also capitalize on change to become future enterprises.
The IDC South Africa CIO Summit 2022 will explore the country's changing technology landscape and present strategies that will help organizations evolve into digitally resilient enterprises and secure their rightful place in the 'Next Normal'.
Masterclass Arena 2022
(Digital Edition - May 19)
The CIO Masterclass Arena is back for a second year with the same promise of enlightening and educating business leaders on various technologies. The event will give delegates the chance to learn from high profile speakers and gain a better understanding of how these solutions can help promote innovation in their organizations and drive forward their digital transformation objectives.. 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 one day of IDC South Africa CIO Summit 2022 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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Masterclass Arena Speakers 2021/22
The IDC South Africa CIO Summit 2022 features a tailored agenda filled with handpicked topics, discussions, panel sessions, and keynote presentations from regional and global technology experts that will explore all of today's hottest ICT issues.
The 2022 edition will be hosted as both a physical event on Days 1 (May 18) and as a digital event on Day 2 (May 19). Here's what you can expect:
"Many companies are looking for ways to become more 'data driven', and by this they mean that they want good data to shape their decisions and their processes so they can provide more effective and profitable services to their customers.
Enabling Digital Resiliency to Thrive Beyond the Crisis
VP, Research (META), IDC
The pandemic has spurred a rapid acceleration of digital transformation, with over 70% of CIOs in the Middle East saying they have brought forward their digital roadmaps by at least one year
Technology Reshaping Industries
CIO, King Abdullah University
Technology is reshaping all industries and it is critical for CIOs and decision makers to keep informed about the latest trends disrupting technologies.
"Whilst working across many different industries and types of organizations in our advisory practice, there are some questions that come up regularly. Many companies are looking for ways to become more 'data driven', and by this they mean that they want good data to shape their decisions and their processes so they can provide more effective and profitable services to their customers.
This is an easy thing to say, but not so easy to do. At IDC, we have identified several components that combine to provide the conditions for this change. They can be grouped into six key areas — People, Attitudes, Values, Goals, Social, and Technology.
Whenever we see this change occurring in a sustainable way, these are the common factors that came together to make it happen. While technology is a key underpinning factor that cannot be ignored, the real change happens in the culture of the organization — employees learn to value the data they provide because it translates into the information they then use to make daily decisions.
The cultural change that must be apparent in any organization that aspires to this state is to embrace genuine transparency in the decision-making process. There must be a desire to learn from mistakes or unsatisfactory outcomes rather than to hide and/or forget them. This requires wise, mature leadership with an eye on strategic outcomes in the long term.
I'll be speaking at the IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2022 about how you can enact this cultural change in your own organization. So, join me on February 22nd at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre to hear more."
Connected worlds and connected experiences have become the reality of today. We thrive on change that is powered by digital thought leadership — an intelligent symphony of technology and humans designing meaningful and sustainable experiences. Consumer "experiences" are driving and disrupting industries like never before. In this new reality, businesses must build seamless yet simple enterprises that collaborate, synergize, and drive change. Delivering experiences that span across the digital and physical worlds is the need of the decade. Tech Mahindra looks forward to showcasing these experiences at the IDC Middle East CIO Summit, the region's foremost gathering of business thought leaders, technology experts, and digital partners.
The pandemic has spurred a rapid acceleration of digital transformation, with over 70% of CIOs in the Middle East saying they have brought forward their digital roadmaps by at least one year, and one in seven bringing them forward by over two years.
As organizations battled to navigate the headwinds caused by the pandemic, there was an increased focus on business resiliency. This is the ability of an organization to rapidly respond to business disruptions and restore business operations in a timely fashion. However, this alone is not sufficient - organizations need to be digitally resilient as well.
This is different from being simply resilient. Digital resiliency is the ability of an organization to rapidly adapt to business disruptions by leveraging digital capabilities to not only restore business operations, but also capitalize on the changed conditions. While business resiliency tends to focus on anticipating the crisis and preparing for it, digital resiliency is focused on rapidly adapting to any business disruption.
Being digitally resilient requires resiliency across many parts of the organization, all working together. Organizations need to develop digital resiliency across all dimensions of the business – leadership and organization, financials, workforce, operations, brand and reputation, and customers and ecosystems – as they look to thrive in the post-pandemic, digital-first world.
"Technology is reshaping all industries and it is critical for CIOs and decision makers to keep informed about the latest trends disrupting technologies. The IDC Middle East CIO Summit has been an important platform for the past 15 years, providing an exclusive look at the very latest developments in technological innovation. I'm delighted to announce that I've joined the Advisory Board for the 2022 edition of the IDC Middle East CIO Summit, and I'm looking forward to another successful and informative event."
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