IDC Directions 2022 Middle East, Türkiye & Africa

Thriving in Today's Digital-First World

United Arab Emirates, January 31, 2022

Overview

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust us into a digital-first world, where new digital habits are reshaping consumer behavior.  At the same time, end-user organizations are taking a digital-first approach to products, services, customer and employee experiences, and operations. For these organizations, accelerating the journey to becoming a digital enterprise is essential not only for navigating the uncertainties brought about by the pandemic but also for thriving in the future. 

As end-user organizations across the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa region increasingly embrace this new approach to business, leveraging advanced technologies to drive innovation, transform their products, and facilitate critical business outcomes, technology providers need to ramp up their capabilities to address their evolving needs.  

Building a portfolio that has a significant share of advanced technologies such as cloud, IoT, AI, and edge computing, developing business-outcome-focused conversations with customer executives, strengthening skills in advanced technologies, deepening industry knowhow, and fostering an innovation mindset will all be essential competencies that tech providers need to develop if they are to sustain and increase customer wallet share in the digital-first world. 

Against this backdrop, IDC Directions 2022 Middle East, Turkey & Africa IDC will shine a critical light on the very latest digital acceleration trends, providing essential guidance to the region's foremost ICT vendors on proven best practices for transforming themselves into new-age digital partners for their customers.

Agenda

Time Event & Speakers
9:00

Platform Familiarization & Meet the Experts

Discussion Topics

1) META ICT & DX Trends

2) UAE & Other GCC (excl. KSA) IT & Telecom Markets

3) META Cloud and Datacenter markets

4) Saudi IT & Telecom Markets

5) META Telecommunications, IoT and Regulations

6) META Banking and Financial Services Industry Insights

7) META Public Sector and Smart Cities Insights

8) Egypt & North Africa IT & Telecom Markets

9) META Software Applications and Emerging Tech (AI, RPA, Analytics, Blockchain)

10) META Personal Computing Devices Market

11) META Mobile Phones, Printers and Hard Copy peripherals Market

12) META Conferences & Events

13) META Research & Consulting - Products & Services

10:00

Welcome Address

Jyoti Lalchandani

Group Vice President & Regional Managing Director (META), IDC
10:05

Reimagining Technology Strategies for a Digital-First World

Crawford Del Prete

President, IDC Worldwide
10:25

ICT Industry Trends in a Digital-First World

Steven Frantzen

Senior Vice President (EMEA) & Managing Director (CEMA), IDC

The ICT industry has embarked on an accelerated phase of development given technology’s centrality to all aspects of business and life post-pandemic. Despite considerable headwinds the industry is positioned for a period of extensive growth against the backdrop of the global transition to more digital products and services. This session will look more closely at some of the key factors, changes and spending trends affecting the ICT industry in our Digital First world.

10:55

Unlocking Opportunities in the Digital-First World: Middle East, Turkey, and Africa Regional Outlook

Jyoti Lalchandani

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

The digital acceleration that overtook the economies of the META region during the pandemic has thrust organizations into a world of 'digital-first' consumers, employees, and industry partners. As different parts of the region take varied paths of recovery from the pandemic — some more uneven and bumpy than others — organizations across industries, being wary of future disruptions, will strive to develop resiliency by aggressively leveraging technologies such as cloud, AI, digital infrastructure, IoT, and security, among others. As digital innovation scales up and industry ecosystems converge during the post-Covid recovery, technology providers could tap into significant new growth opportunities and unearth ways to create new customer value. This session will present IDC's latest outlook for technology, industry, and country markets across the META region and highlight key growth opportunities for ICT vendors, service providers, telecom providers, and other industry players.

11:40

Technology Track Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

Technology Track Session 1

11:40 - 12:10

The Future of Enterprise in a Cloud-Centric, Digital-First World: Uncover Strategic Opportunities to Participate in the Cloud Supply Chain

Wilson Xavier

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

Technology Track Session 2

11:40 - 12:25

Innovation Accelerators: A Force-Multiplier for Organizational Resiliency and Sustainability in the New Reality

Harish Dunakhe

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

Technology Track Session 3

11:40 - 12:10

Navigating the complex IT Devices Market: trends in PC, Print and Smartphone Markets

Roberto Alunni

Senior Research Manager, Imaging Devices & Document Solutions, IDC Middle East & Africa
Technology Track Session 1
11:40 - 12:10

The Future of Enterprise in a Cloud-Centric, Digital-First World: Uncover Strategic Opportunities to Participate in the Cloud Supply Chain

Technology Track Session 2
11:40 - 12:25

Innovation Accelerators: A Force-Multiplier for Organizational Resiliency and Sustainability in the New Reality

Technology Track Session 3
11:40 - 12:10

Navigating the complex IT Devices Market: trends in PC, Print and Smartphone Markets

12:25

GEO Focus Tracks (Parallel Sessions)

GEO Track 1

12:25 - 13:00

The UAE and Other Key Gulf Countries: Recalibrating Market Opportunities in the Post-Pandemic Era

Ranjit Rajan

Vice President, Research (META), IDC

GEO Track 2

12:25 - 13:00

Unlocking the potential of DX opportunities in Saudi Arabia

Hamza Naqshbandi

Associate Vice President, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain

GEO Track 3

12:25 - 12:50

Define Your Strategy to Capture Egypt’s Growth Momentum Through 2022 and Beyond

Nagia El-Emary

Country Director (Egypt) & Senior Consultant (MEA), IDC
GEO Track 1
12:25 - 13:00

The UAE and Other Key Gulf Countries: Recalibrating Market Opportunities in the Post-Pandemic Era

GEO Track 2
12:25 - 13:00

Unlocking the potential of DX opportunities in Saudi Arabia

GEO Track 3
12:25 - 12:50

Define Your Strategy to Capture Egypt’s Growth Momentum Through 2022 and Beyond

13:00

Industry Focus Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

Industry Focus Session 1

13:00 - 13:30

Future of Banking in Today’s Digital First World – Middle East, Turkey, and Africa

Sashi Mundhra

Associate Director, Financial Insights and Future of Industries Practice (META), IDC

Industry Focus Session 2

13:00 - 13:40

Technology-Led Transformation of the Public Sector: Turning Vision into Reality

Sourav Bhanja

Senior Consulting Director, META Consulting

Jebin George

Program Manager, Industry Solutions, IDC
Industry Focus Session 1
13:00 - 13:30

Future of Banking in Today’s Digital First World – Middle East, Turkey, and Africa

Industry Focus Session 2
13:00 - 13:40

Technology-Led Transformation of the Public Sector: Turning Vision into Reality

13:40

Meet The Experts

Discussion Topics

1) META ICT & DX Trends

2) UAE & Other GCC (excl. KSA) IT & Telecom Markets

3) META Cloud and Datacenter markets

4) Saudi IT & Telecom Markets

5) META Telecommunications, IoT and Regulations

6) META Banking and Financial Services Industry Insights

7) META Public Sector and Smart Cities Insights

8) Egypt & North Africa IT & Telecom Markets

9) META Software Applications and Emerging Tech (AI, RPA, Analytics, Blockchain)

10) META Personal Computing Devices Market

11) META Mobile Phones, Printers and Hard Copy peripherals Market

12) META Conferences & Events

13) META Research & Consulting - Products & Services

15:00

Close of Event

General Information

Digital Event

Monday, 31st January 2022

09:00 am (UAE Time)

 

Language
English

Contact
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