IDC Public Sector Congress

United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi, November 22, 2022

Overview

 

Reimagining the Future of Government in the Era of Digital Transformation

The mission of national governments is to provide effective services to citizens, residents, tourists, and visitors while improving outcomes for both constituents and the governments themselves. Governments across the region are increasingly deploying emerging technologies and innovations to provide efficient information and services while protecting, sustaining, and enhancing societal and quality-of-life outcomes. In line with this, a recent IDC survey found that 33% of government CIOs in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa are currently deploying or exploring AI and machine learning applications, while 32% are prioritizing robotic process automation over the next 12-18 months with the aim of driving innovation and delivering world-class services.

Those governments that have accelerated digital investments and implemented national transformation strategies are expected to be more resilient to potential shocks and long-term stresses. To this end, the region’s government executives are embracing innovative digital technologies to make intelligent, transparent policy decisions that deliver seamless services to citizens and businesses.

The annual IDC Public Sector Congress is the year's most anticipated gathering of government and public sector transformation experts. The 2022 edition will delve into a range of today’s most pressing topics, presenting essential guidance on the use of chatbots and data intelligence to personalize services and exploring strategies for accelerating digital innovation while protecting privacy and fostering digital sovereignty.

 

Agenda

Time Event & Speakers
8:00

Networking & Registration

8:50

Welcome Address

Vikram Manghnani

Conference Manager (MEA), IDC
8:55

Opening Speech

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti

Head of Cyber Security, United Arab Emirates Government
9:00

IDC Keynote: Quantum Government

Massimiliano Claps

Research Director (EMEA), IDC Government Insights
Accelerating Digital Transformation through Purpose-Resilience-Imagination-Mastery-Ecosystem.

9:20

Observability - The Answer to the Complexity Challenge of Hybrid Deployments

Roman Spitzbart

Vice President of Sales Engineering, Dynatrace

Ramez Dandan

National Technology Officer (CTO), Microsoft UAE
9:50

Building Trust and Security in Public Sector Digital Journey

Hadi Anwar

Chief Cyber Defense Officer, CPX

Dmitry Kuchynski

Executive Director (Cyber Resilience Services), CPX

Shivani Jariwala

Director (Cloud Security Services), CPX

Ibrahim El Abed

Director (Trusted Advisory & Risk Services), CPX
Digital Transformation has moved from an aspiration to a necessity for public sector organizations striving to deliver seamless citizen services and efficient operational processes. The rapid adoption of digital government services expands the threat landscape and brings in new and sophisticated cyber risks. Now more than ever, it is paramount for security leaders to consider cyber security as a strategic initiative and infuse cyber resilience to enable a secure digital journey.

10:10

Powering Digital Government by Harnessing Multi-Cloud Capabilities

Bazel El Sharif

Vice President of Commercial, Bespin Global
Public sector agencies are not only leveraging Cloud but also shifting to pick non-singular cloud providers to better handle the nature of their data and needs. Yet when adopting a multi-cloud approach, significant challenges arise regarding the complexity and efficiency of managing the environment. In this session, we will examine how government agencies can build with the right partner and tools an efficient roadmap to multi-cloud adoption and benefit from more innovation, enhanced security, increased governance, and optimized costs.

10:25

The Future of Work in Government: Building Intelligent and Agile Digital Workspaces

Richard Doyle

Regional Vice President (Middle East), Salesforce
Governments have a good handle on procurement and payments, but they still struggle with fraud and corruption. Expanding their capacity to identify and analyze risks through automated, data-driven risk assessment tools enables governments to be good stewards of public funds. Agencies can improve their fraud detection success rate by using predictive analytics and by setting compliance management rules.

10:40

Tea / Coffee & Networking Break

10:55

Create Smart, Connected Local Government and Efficient, Citizen-centric Services

Simon Al Khaled

Head of Public Sector & Energy (Lower Gulf), Oracle

Alexis Lecanuet

Regional Senior Managing Director, Accenture Middle East

Basim Mohammad Darwish

Director Government Business Development & Sales Planning, Etisalat by e&

11:35

Cybersecurity Threat Landscape: How to Mitigate the Risk?

Dmitry Galov

Security Researcher @ Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT), Kaspersky
The presentation focuses on the most relevant cyberthreats for SMBs and Enterprises, uncovering the highlights of recent investigations as well as statistics based on incident responses and surveys conducted by Kaspersky in order to better understand the changes of the threat landscape. We’ll cover such relevant topics as ransomware and supply-chain attacks and will definitely formulate the basic concepts of Mature Security Posture that is vital for any company to stay protected against the evolving threats.

11:50

Tea / Coffee & Networking Break

12:05

Gold Partner Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

Session A: A Data-Driven Public Sector: The Personal Touch

12:05 - 12:20

Confidence with Cloud | Why NextGen Cloud Governance Matters

Robert Ford

Vice President Enterprise Strategy, CoreStack
12:20 - 12:35

Experience-First Networking for Government

Ibrahim Alkhdour

Sales Engineer, Juniper Networks
12:35 - 13:05

Panel Discussion: A Data-Driven Public Sector: The Personal Touch

Jebin George

Senior Research Manager, Software, Cloud, and Industry Transformation, IDC MEA

Dr. Ebtesam Almazrouei

Director - Artificial Intelligence Cross-Center Unit, Technology Innovation Institute

Vineesha Satwani

Advisor (Digital Transformation Office of Senior Leadership), Ruler's Court

Session B: Governing Digital Government: The Legal & Regulatory Frameworks

12:05 - 12:20

Shape your Cloud-Forward Future - Getting More Value with Cloud Adoption

Kevin Vigouroux

Head of Operations (UAE), Atos
12:20 - 12:35

The Future to Modern Data Protection

Mohamad Rizk

Regional Director (Middle East & CIS), Veeam Software
12:35 - 13:05

Panel Discussion: The Role of Digital Transformation in Driving Sustainable Development

Kelly Machado

Digital Strategy and Transformation, Prime Minister’s Office

Saif Salem Bamadhaf

IT & Smart & Government Services Director, Department of Energy, UAE

Peter Jungfer

Director of Technology, Department of Culture & Tourism

Ali Juma Al Ajame

Director of Digital Health Department, Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) (UAE)
Session A: A Data-Driven Public Sector: The Personal Touch
12:05 - 12:20

Confidence with Cloud | Why NextGen Cloud Governance Matters

12:20 - 12:35

Experience-First Networking for Government

12:35 - 13:05

Panel Discussion: A Data-Driven Public Sector: The Personal Touch

Session B: Governing Digital Government: The Legal & Regulatory Frameworks
12:05 - 12:20

Shape your Cloud-Forward Future - Getting More Value with Cloud Adoption

12:20 - 12:35

The Future to Modern Data Protection

12:35 - 13:05

Panel Discussion: The Role of Digital Transformation in Driving Sustainable Development

13:05

Lunch & Networking

14:15

Close of Event

Speakers

Vikram Manghnani

Conference Manager (MEA), IDC

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti

Head of Cyber Security, United Arab Emirates Government

Massimiliano Claps

Research Director (EMEA), IDC Government Insights

Roman Spitzbart

Vice President of Sales Engineering, Dynatrace

Ramez Dandan

National Technology Officer (CTO), Microsoft UAE

Hadi Anwar

Chief Cyber Defense Officer, CPX

Dmitry Kuchynski

Executive Director (Cyber Resilience Services), CPX

Shivani Jariwala

Director (Cloud Security Services), CPX

Ibrahim El Abed

Director (Trusted Advisory & Risk Services), CPX

Bazel El Sharif

Vice President of Commercial, Bespin Global

Partners

Host Partner
Strategic Partner
Platinum Partner
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Gold Partner
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Gold Partner

General Information

Onyx Ballroom

Dusit Thani, Abu Dhabi

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

09:00 am (UAE Time)

 

Language
English

Registration Fee
Free of Charge: For End Users (not IT + Consultant companies)

Contact

For More Information, contact: Sughand Tolani - Conference Director (MEA)
 Mobile: +971 56 4145987 | Email: stolani@idc.com

 

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Onyx Ballroom

Dusit Thani, Abu Dhabi

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