IDC CIO Summit Speakers

Meet our confirmed speakers – experts in the field, respected practitioners, and leaders from the industry.

Hamza Naqshbandi

Associate Vice President (Saudi Arabia & Bahrain), IDC

Steven Frantzen

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

Mashael Almuhanna

Senior Data&AI Technical Specialist, IBM

Dr. Abdulaziz Almanea

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

Faisal Alabdullatif

Director, Cloud Operations, Cloud Services, SITE

Ahmed Hamdan

Co-Founder & CEO, Unifonic

Nikhil Malhotra

Chief Innovation Officer, Tech Mahindra

Faisal Iqbal

Head of Innovation (MEA), AWS

Shaun Bierweiler

Chief Revenue Officer, Riverbed Technology

Ravi Tank

Senior Vice President, Cloud4C

Abdulrahman Almohimeed

Technical Solutions Manager (Saudi Arabia), Software AG

Zahra Al-kaf

Customer Engineer, Infrastructure Modernization (Saudi Arabia), Google Cloud

Ashraf El Zarka

Vice President, Regional Managing Director MEA & Pakistan, UiPath

Dr. Raed Al Hazme

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

Abdulaziz Alkahtani

Head of Enterprise Sales, CEQUENS

Uzair Mujtaba

Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia

Azaz Ahmad

Associate Consulting Director

Jawad Khalil

Program Manager, Telecoms KSA, IDC

Stephane Monboisset

Business Development Manager, Fortinet

Fouad Teban

Vertica International Field Leader, Micro Focus

Mohammed Alreedi

Technical Manager (Automation, Data & AI), IBM

Paul Marshall

Senior Industry Consultant, SS&C Blue Prism

Zaid F. Ghattas

Senior Commercial Lead, META, AMD

Wilco Leenders

Lead Solution Architect, Mendix

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

Abdulaziz Fayz D. Alrasheed

Sr. Territory Manager, VMware

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)

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

Phil Andrews

Vice President and General Manager CEMEA Region, Red Hat

Osama Al-Zoubi

Chief Technology & Engineering Officer (Middle East & Africa), Cisco

Ahmad Altwaijiry

Saudi Azure Business Group Lead, Microsoft

Moatasem Ayyash

Solution Specialist Sales for Cybersecurity and Modern Workplace, Microsoft

Neil Harbisson

The World’s First Officially Recognized Human “Cyborg”

Ashraf Abdelgawad

Threat Management Portfolio Security Manager, (MEA), IBM

Dr. Dani Abu Ghaida

Chief Digital Officer, Crayon

Ayman Bakir

Digital Transformation Expert, Kofax

Satyen Vyas

Chief Executive Officer, Symphony SummitAI

Ahmed Murad

Senior Solutions Engineer, Cloudera

Fadi Mantash

Saudi Arabia Country Leader, Udacity

Saleh Al-Nemer

CTO, HPE Saudi Arabia

Hady Medhat

Country Manager (KSA, Bahrain & Kuwait), Nexthink

Jyoti Lalchandani

Group Vice President & Regional Managing Director (META)

Eng. Naif Sheshah

Assistant Deputy Governor for Planning and Development and Chief Digital Officer, Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) (KSA)

Yousef A. Alsuhaibani

Chief Information Officer, Mobily

Jason Roos

CIO, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology

Ayman Alharbi

Sr. Director of IT, The Red Sea Development Company & Amaala

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