IDC CIO Summit Accelerating Your Journey to a Digital-First World

Digital Event | North Africa | November 24, 2022


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 North 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

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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May Govender

Head of Card and Payments for Technology and Operations, Standard Bank

Louise van der Bank

CIO, AfriSam (South Africa)

Nkosenhle Ngongoma

Group CIO

Itumeleng Makgati

Group CISO

Mike Towers

CISO, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International (USA)

Aytekin Güzeliş

Security Governance Group Head, Allianz Turkey

Warren Hero

Chief Information & Digital Officer, Webber Wentzel

Jason Roos

CIO, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology

James D. Swanson

EVP and Enterprise Chief Information Officer, Johnson & Johnson

Gopi Krishnan

Group Chief Disruption Officer at GEMS Education (UAE)

Paolo Cinelli

Chief Information and Digital Officer, (KSA & Bahrain), Al Sulaiman Group, IKEA (KSA)

Hani Saif

CIO, United Electronics Company (EXTRA) (KSA)

Ramakrishnan Natarajan

Vice President Information Technology, Emirates Hospitals Group

Lareb Poonawala

CIO (Saudi Arabia), Procter & Gamble (KSA)

Masterclass Arena Speakers 2021/22



The IDC North 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 a physical event on November 24. Here's what you can expect:

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Health & Safety Protocol

In view of the current COVID-19 situation, IDC has implemented the following health and safety measures:

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