IDC CIO Summit Agenda

The Saudi 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 on September 19 & 20, 2022. Here's what you can expect:


Time Event & Speakers
8:15

Registration & Networking: Welcome Tea/Coffee

9:00

Welcome Address

Hamza Naqshbandi

Associate Vice President (Saudi Arabia & Bahrain), IDC
9:10

Reimagining Tech Strategies for a Digital-First World

Steven Frantzen

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

As organizations strive to recover from the uncertainty wrought by the pandemic, they are taking a digital-first approach to build resilience into their operations. The journey to the future digital enterprise has accelerated, driven by significant investments in new customer experiences, new digital ecosystem business models, digital supply chains, and Future of Work initiatives. All of this must be supported by resilient cloud-enabled digital infrastructure and applications, rapid app development, digital platforms, data-driven and AI-enabled intelligence, and security and trust. Strong leadership, an appetite for innovation, and a sound strategy for addressing regulations will all be key to driving the digital agenda.

9:30

Data Fabric: Challenges, Capabilities, and Use-Cases

Mashael Almuhanna

Senior Data&AI Technical Specialist, IBM

Over the last decade, developments within hybrid cloud, artificial intelligence, the internet of things (IoT), and edge computing have led to the exponential growth of big data, creating even more complexity for enterprises to manage. This has made the unification and governance of data environments an increasing priority as this growth has created significant challenges. Data fabric allow for more holistic, data-centric decision-making. By closing these gaps in understanding of customers, products and processes, data fabrics are accelerating digital transformation and automation initiatives across businesses.

9:45

Digital Transformation: The Elephant in the Room

Dr. Abdulaziz Almanea

Engineering Consultant, Data Science and Analytics, Enterprise Services, SITE

Faisal Alabdullatif

Director, Cloud Operations, Cloud Services, SITE

10:05

CX in the Age of Digital Transformation

Ahmed Hamdan

Co-Founder & CEO, Unifonic

 

10:20

The New Verse: Bringing Future Closer

Nikhil Malhotra

Chief Innovation Officer, Tech Mahindra
10:35

Tea/Coffee & Networking Break (VIP Meet & Walkthrough)

11:00

Summit Session Tracks (Parallel Sessions)

Summit Session Track A - Cloud: Paving the Way to the Future

11:00 - 11:15

Accelerate your Digital Transformation with a Culture of Innovation

Faisal Iqbal

Head of Innovation (MEA), AWS
11:15 - 11:20

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

11:20 - 11:35

Building a Framework for Future-ready Mission Critical Cloud Transformations

Ravi Tank

Senior Vice President, Cloud4C
11:35 - 11:40

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

11:40 - 11:55

Leveraging Multicloud for a Holistic Edge-to-Core Transformation

Zahra Al-kaf

Customer Engineer, Infrastructure Modernization (Saudi Arabia), Google Cloud
11:55 - 12:00

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

12:00 - 12:20

Incorporating Resilience into the Digital Transformation Strategy

Dr. Raed Al Hazme

Executive Director of the IT Department, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (MNGHA)

Summit Session Track B - Rise of Tech-driven Software Engineering for Digital Transformation

11:00 - 11:15

Illuminate Experience with Unified Observability

Shaun Bierweiler

Chief Revenue Officer, Riverbed Technology
11:15 - 11:20

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

11:20 - 11:35

Driving Transformation at the Speed of Thought

Abdulrahman Almohimeed

Technical Solutions Manager (Saudi Arabia), Software AG
11:35 - 11:40

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

11:40 - 11:55

Intelligent Automation Accelerating Digital Transformation and Unleash Human Innovation

Ashraf El Zarka

Vice President, Regional Managing Director MEA & Pakistan, UiPath
11:55 - 12:00

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

12:00 - 12:15

Security Simplified: The Balance Between User Experience and User Authentication

Abdulaziz Alkahtani

Head of Enterprise Sales, CEQUENS
12:15 - 12:20

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

Summit Session Track A - Cloud: Paving the Way to the Future
11:00 - 11:15

Accelerate your Digital Transformation with a Culture of Innovation

11:15 - 11:20

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

11:20 - 11:35

Building a Framework for Future-ready Mission Critical Cloud Transformations

11:35 - 11:40

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

11:40 - 11:55

Leveraging Multicloud for a Holistic Edge-to-Core Transformation

11:55 - 12:00

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

12:00 - 12:20

Incorporating Resilience into the Digital Transformation Strategy

Summit Session Track B - Rise of Tech-driven Software Engineering for Digital Transformation
11:00 - 11:15

Illuminate Experience with Unified Observability

11:15 - 11:20

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

11:20 - 11:35

Driving Transformation at the Speed of Thought

11:35 - 11:40

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

11:40 - 11:55

Intelligent Automation Accelerating Digital Transformation and Unleash Human Innovation

11:55 - 12:00

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

12:00 - 12:15

Security Simplified: The Balance Between User Experience and User Authentication

12:15 - 12:20

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

12:20

Tea/Coffee & Networking Break (VIP Meet & Walkthrough)

12:50

Best Practice Session (Parallel Sessions)

Best Practice Session A
Building Digital Trust for a Cyber-Resilient Future

Opening Raffle - AirPods

12:55 - 13:00

IDC Overview

Uzair Mujtaba

Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia
13:00 - 13:15

You Can’t Secure What You Can’t See: How About Putting Yourself "in the Head" of the Adversary?

Stephane Monboisset

Business Development Manager, Fortinet

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

13:15 - 13:30

A Human-First and Purpose-Driven Future-of-Work Strategy

Paul Marshall

Senior Industry Consultant, SS&C Blue Prism

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

13:30 - 13:50

Panel Discussion: Vendor Selection and Management: Best Practices and What to Look Out For

Ayad (Ed) Sleiman

Head of Information Security, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KSA)

Dr. Abdulrahman Al Khnaifer

CIO, King Saud University (KSA)

Eng. Abdullah Faisal Biary

Chief Information Security Officer, United Cooperative Assurance

Turki Aldahmash

Executive Director of Business Technology, National Center for Performance Measurement

Abdullah Alahmade

Chief Information Security Officer & BCM Director, Tamweel Aloula

Best Practice Session B
Cloud: Paving the Way Toward Revolutionizing the Future Enterprise

Opening Raffle - AirPods

12:55 - 13:00

IDC Overview

Azaz Ahmad

Associate Consulting Director
13:00 - 13:15

Critical Hybrid Analytics for Your Business

Fouad Teban

Vertica International Field Leader, Micro Focus

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

13:15 - 13:30

Step Up Your Cloud Competitive Advantage

Zaid F. Ghattas

Senior Commercial Lead, META, AMD

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

13:30 - 13:45

The Sovereign Cloud

Abdulaziz Fayz D. Alrasheed

Sr. Territory Manager, VMware

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

13:45 - 14:10

Panel Discussion: Alignment, Collaboration, and Co-innovation with Digital Ecosystem

Mohamed Abdel-Aal

Director, Digital Experience and Innovation (KAUST Smart), King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) (KSA)

Ahmed AlZahrani

Director of Healthcare Technology Development, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs

Hany Almansour

GM Information Technology, General Authority of ForeignTrade

Mohannad Alsalmi

Chief Information Officer, Flyadeal

Muhammad Khurram Khan

Professor of Cybersecurity, Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA) (KSU)

Best Practice Session C
Integrating with Emerging Tech to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Opening Raffle - AirPods

12:55 - 13:00

IDC Overview

Jawad Khalil

Program Manager, Telecoms KSA, IDC
13:00 - 13:15

Infuse AI in Your IT Operations

Mohammed Alreedi

Technical Manager (Automation, Data & AI), IBM

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

13:15 - 13:30

Accelerating Digital Transformation with Low-Code

Wilco Leenders

Lead Solution Architect, Mendix

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

13:30 - 13:45

Your Journey to the True Hybrid Cloud Implementation

Mohammed Alreedi

Technical Manager (Automation, Data & AI), IBM

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

13:45 - 14:10

Panel Discussion: Talent Development and the Demand for New Skills: How Do You Structure Your Team Optimally?

Ahmad Alahmad

General Manager of Shared Services Solutions Development, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (HRSD)

Mohammed Alsuhaim

CEO of Saudi Digital Academy & Asst. Deputy Minister for Future Skills & Digital Knowledge, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT)

Hani Saif

CIO, United Electronics Company (EXTRA) (KSA)

Abdulrhman Alodhayb

CIO, Saudi Military Hospitals

Wael Ahmed Fattouh

CISO, Bank Al Jazira

Mohammed Shah

IT & Smart City Director, Knowledge Economic City

Mohammed SibgathUllah Khan

Director, Information Technology, National Petrochemical Industrial Company
Best Practice Session A
Building Digital Trust for a Cyber-Resilient Future
12:50 - 12:55

Opening Raffle - AirPods

12:55 - 13:00

IDC Overview

13:00 - 13:15

You Can’t Secure What You Can’t See: How About Putting Yourself "in the Head" of the Adversary?

13:10 - 13:15

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

13:15 - 13:30

A Human-First and Purpose-Driven Future-of-Work Strategy

13:25 - 13:30

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

13:30 - 13:50

Panel Discussion: Vendor Selection and Management: Best Practices and What to Look Out For

Best Practice Session B
Cloud: Paving the Way Toward Revolutionizing the Future Enterprise
12:50 - 12:55

Opening Raffle - AirPods

12:55 - 13:00

IDC Overview

13:00 - 13:15

Critical Hybrid Analytics for Your Business

13:10 - 13:15

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

13:15 - 13:30

Step Up Your Cloud Competitive Advantage

13:25 - 13:30

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

13:30 - 13:45

The Sovereign Cloud

13:40 - 13:45

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

13:45 - 14:10

Panel Discussion: Alignment, Collaboration, and Co-innovation with Digital Ecosystem

Best Practice Session C
Integrating with Emerging Tech to Accelerate Digital Transformation
12:50 - 12:55

Opening Raffle - AirPods

12:55 - 13:00

IDC Overview

13:00 - 13:15

Infuse AI in Your IT Operations

13:10 - 13:15

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

13:15 - 13:30

Accelerating Digital Transformation with Low-Code

13:25 - 13:30

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

13:30 - 13:45

Your Journey to the True Hybrid Cloud Implementation

13:40 - 13:45

Ask Questions for a Chance to be One of Our Three Lucky Winners!

13:45 - 14:10

Panel Discussion: Talent Development and the Demand for New Skills: How Do You Structure Your Team Optimally?

14:10

Lunch & Networking Break

15:10

Close of Summit Day 1

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