IDC Government Congress 2022

Saudi Arabia

Fairmont Hotel, Riyadh, December 13, 2022
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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 Government 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

8:55

Welcome Address

Hamza Naqshbandi

Associate Vice President (Saudi Arabia & Bahrain), IDC
9:00

IDC Keynote: Quantum Government

Massimiliano Claps

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

 

9:15

Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) PSR Launch

Majid Al Shehri

GM of Studies Department, Saudi Data & Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA)
9:20

Keynote: Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA)

Eng. Amer Al-Qahtani

Chief Business Development Officer, Saudi Data & Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA)

9:30

Improving Public Sector efficiency with Analytics for Everyone’s Benefit: How leaders in Public Sector Organisations are Overcoming Key Challenges?

Ghaith Ghazi

Vice President (Middle East, Mediterranean & Africa), Tableau
Leaders in Public Sector organisations are under more pressure than ever before to increase performance and drive efficiency. They’re expected to do more with less as governments seek both cutbacks and better value for money. They’re having to manage their teams’ recovery post-pandemic against a backdrop of changing work practices and they’re striving to become more citizen-centric in the midst of all this. The only way to do all of that is through leveraging the right data at the right time; it’s clear that future challenges can be overcome through the smart use of data and adoption of an approach that is agile and adaptive when and where it needs to be.

9:40

Ask Question and Stand a Chance to Win Exciting Gifts

9:45

Government Omni-Channel Portals: Then and Now

Mohamed Nour Negm

CTO, Sumerge
Current government provision of information and services exists largely in separate and disconnected domains: physical, online, and mobile. Most lack a clear and easy user experience for navigation, causing constituent experiences to be disjointed, inconsistent, and disconnected. What are some of the latest digital portals and how do they allow the customer journey to begin and be completed on any device via any channel, thereby optimizing the customer experience?

9:55

Ask Question and Stand a Chance to Win Exciting Gifts

10:00

Containerization and DevOps to Deploy Services Seamlessly in a Government Multicloud Environment

10:10

Ask Question and Stand a Chance to Win Exciting Gifts

10:15

Re – Imagine The Future of Work With Augmented Reality

Joe Bailis

National Business Development Manager, Saudi Xerox Agencies Co.
10:25

Ask Question and Stand a Chance to Win Exciting Gifts

10:30

Tea / Coffee & Networking Break

11:00

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.

11:10

Ask Question and Stand a Chance to Win Exciting Gifts

11:15

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

11:50

Ask Question and Stand a Chance to Win Exciting Gifts

11:55

Prayer Break, Tea/Coffee & Networking

12:15

Protecting Citizen Data in the Face of Uncertainty and Evolving Threats

Ashley Woodbridge

Chief Technology Officer (Middle East & Africa), Lenovo
Data protection ultimately focuses on securing citizen data and information from both internal and external threats. It mitigates the risks of fraud, compromise, and corruption, and protects the individual. As technology continues to proliferate and the amount of data being created and stored continues to increase exponentially, increased data protection has become not only critical, but indispensable.

12:25

Ask Question and Stand a Chance to Win Exciting Gifts

12:30

Presentation by MDS

12:40

Ask Question and Stand a Chance to Win Exciting Gifts

12:45

Presentation by Cisco

12:55

Ask Question and Stand a Chance to Win Exciting Gifts

13:00

Gold Partner Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

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

13:00 - 13:05

Start of the Session Raffle: Apple Watch

13:05 - 13:20

NIC Keynote: Sovereign Cloud Presentation

Eng. Nawaf Alsahan

Assistant Director Cloud Computing, National Information Center (NIC)
13:20 - 13:30

AI Demystified: Implications for Strategic Execution

13:30 - 13:35

Ask Question and Stand a Chance to Win Exciting Gifts

13:35 - 13:45

Data Protection and Management

13:45 - 13:50

Ask Question and Stand a Chance to Win Exciting Gifts

13:50 - 14:20

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

Dr. Salem Al Mustanyir

Head of Strategic Studies, Saudi Data & Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA)

Dr. Raed Al Hazme

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

Dr. Khaled Alqahtani

Chief Data Officer, General Authority for Statistics

Dr. Jalal S. Alowibdi

Chief Data Officer, Ministry of Hajj and Umrah

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

13:00 - 13:05

Start of the Session Raffle: Apple Watch

13:05 - 13:15

Data and Digital Sovereignty

13:15 - 13:20

Ask Question and Stand a Chance to Win Exciting Gifts

13:20 - 13:30

Government Cloud Strategies

13:30 - 13:35

Ask Question and Stand a Chance to Win Exciting Gifts

13:35 - 13:45

Intelligent Automation in Government Operations

13:45 - 13:50

Ask Question and Stand a Chance to Win Exciting Gifts

13:50 - 14:20

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

Uzair Mujtaba

Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia

Ahmad A. Mubarak

IT Governance General Director, General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI)

Ahmad Alahmad

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

Eng. Khalid Alfaheid

CISO, Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture

Dr. Awad Alrasheed

Digital Lead, Ministry of Health (MOH)

Alfhadah Albaiz

Director of ICT Sector Development, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT)
Session A: A Data-Driven Public Sector: The Personal Touch
13:00 - 13:05

Start of the Session Raffle: Apple Watch

13:05 - 13:20

NIC Keynote: Sovereign Cloud Presentation

13:20 - 13:30

AI Demystified: Implications for Strategic Execution

13:30 - 13:35

Ask Question and Stand a Chance to Win Exciting Gifts

13:35 - 13:45

Data Protection and Management

13:45 - 13:50

Ask Question and Stand a Chance to Win Exciting Gifts

13:50 - 14:20

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

Session B: Governing Digital Government: The Legal & Regulatory Frameworks
13:00 - 13:05

Start of the Session Raffle: Apple Watch

13:05 - 13:15

Data and Digital Sovereignty

13:15 - 13:20

Ask Question and Stand a Chance to Win Exciting Gifts

13:20 - 13:30

Government Cloud Strategies

13:30 - 13:35

Ask Question and Stand a Chance to Win Exciting Gifts

13:35 - 13:45

Intelligent Automation in Government Operations

13:45 - 13:50

Ask Question and Stand a Chance to Win Exciting Gifts

13:50 - 14:20

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

14:20

Stay Till the End & Stand a Chance to Win Mega Raffle (official Paris Saint-Germain jersey signed by Lionel Messi)

14:30

Lunch & Networking

15:30

Close of Event

Speakers

Hamza Naqshbandi

Associate Vice President (Saudi Arabia & Bahrain), IDC

Massimiliano Claps

Research Director (EMEA), IDC Government Insights

Majid Al Shehri

GM of Studies Department, Saudi Data & Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA)

Eng. Amer Al-Qahtani

Chief Business Development Officer, Saudi Data & Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA)

Ghaith Ghazi

Vice President (Middle East, Mediterranean & Africa), Tableau

Mohamed Nour Negm

CTO, Sumerge

Joe Bailis

National Business Development Manager, Saudi Xerox Agencies Co.

Dmitry Galov

Security Researcher @ Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT), Kaspersky

Ashley Woodbridge

Chief Technology Officer (Middle East & Africa), Lenovo

Eng. Nawaf Alsahan

Assistant Director Cloud Computing, National Information Center (NIC)

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General Information

Fairmont Hotel, Riyadh

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

08:00 am (KSA Time)

 

Language
English

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

Contact

For More Information, contact: Dalia Jaarah - Conference Project Manager
 Mobile: +966 500 198 046 | Email: djaarah@idc.com

 

Location

Fairmont Hotel, Riyadh

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