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 Mauritius 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'.
The IDC Mauritius 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 a physical event on August 24. Here's what you can expect:
VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s cloud, app modernization, networking, security, and digital workspace offerings help customers deliver any application on any cloud across any device. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to being a force for good, from its breakthrough technology innovations to its global impact.
Technology Focus Group Partner
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network—today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud, or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks number one in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 500,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses.
Maxtec are distributors of market leading Data Security Technologies that are trusted around the globe. We empower our IT Partners with the tools they need to keep their customers' data safe, both now and in the future. Maxtec has a strong focus on Cyber Security with a flagship team of over 60 years combined experience in the industry, enabling us to identify leading new products and technologies for introduction into the African market before they reach maturity. This has resulted in our ability to consistently evolve our solution-set, in-line with market demand.
Technology Focus Group Partner
Trend Micro, a global cybersecurity leader, helps make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Fueled by decades of security expertise, global threat research, and continuous innovation, our unified cybersecurity platform protects hundreds of thousands of organizations and millions of individuals across clouds, networks, devices, and endpoints. TrendMicro.com
Technology Focus Group Partner
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is a leading provider of cyber security solutions to governments and corporate enterprises globally. Its solutions protect customers from 5th generation cyber-attacks with an industry leading catch rate of malware, ransomware and other types of attacks. Check Point offers multilevel security architecture, “Infinity” Total Protection with Gen V advanced threat prevention, which defends enterprises’ cloud, network and mobile device held information. Check Point provides the most comprehensive and intuitive one point of control security management system. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes.
Technology Focus Group Partner
ManageEngine crafts comprehensive IT management software with a focus on making jobs easier. The company’s 120+ award-winning products and free tools cover everything the IT function needs. From network and device management to security and service desk software, ManageEngine brings resources together for an integrated approach that optimizes IT.
KnowBe4 is the world’s largest integrated platform for new-school security awareness training and simulated phishing. KnowBe4 was created to help organisations manage the ongoing problem of social engineering through a comprehensive new-school awareness training approach. Tens of thousands of organisations worldwide use KnowBe4’s platform to mobilise their end-users as a last line of defence and enable them to make smarter security decisions.
Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity company founded in 1997. Kaspersky’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into innovative security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments, and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky technologies, and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them.
NeoSOFT is a CMMi Level 5 global IT solutions provider and outsourcing company headquartered in Mumbai with 17 global offices. Established in 1996, our tradition of driving success has enabled us to serve over 1500+ clients across 50+ countries with a client retention rate of 85%.
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
"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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