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IDC Directions 2023 Middle East, Türkiye & Africa

Navigating Disruption in the Age of Digital Business

Overview
The year ahead is likely to be characterized by recessionary pressures in key global economies, increasing borrowing costs, unpredictable supply chains, oil price uncertainty, and volatile demand. At the same time, numerous diversification and industrialization initiatives and mega projects will be entering key implementation stages in 2023. For many organizations, the digital and tech investments they made during the pandemic to build resilience could be put to test in 2023 across key business dimensions such as customer experience, operations, and financial management, among others. Further digitalization in key areas and a more rapid shift to a "digital business" could separate the thrivers from the survivors. Against the backdrop of a global slowdown, tech vendors and providers will need to review their market strategies for the region to identify and tap into opportunities in specific countries and industries that emerge from these disruptive forces. They will also need to prioritize investments in specific areas of their portfolios, go-to-market plans, ecosystem partnerships, and skill sets.

Agenda

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Wednesday February 1, 2023
9:30

Welcome Address

9:35

Keynote Address: Government Speaker

9:50

Global Welcome

10:00

What's new at IDC?

10:20

IDC Global Keynote

10:50

META Predictions

12:00

Track Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

Track 1
12:00 - 12:35

Customer Experience (CX) Transformation Trends and Opportunities in the Digital-First Economy

Ranjit Rajan

Vice President, Research (META), IDC
12:35 - 13:10

The Next Stage of Cloud-Centric IT in Middle East, Türkiye and Africa: Market Opportunities and Challenges

Wilson Xavier

Research Director, Telecom & IT Services (META), IDC
13:10 - 13:45

Future of Enterprise Intelligence: Tapping into Data Analytics, AI and Automation Tech Opportunities in Middle East, Türkiye and Africa

Harish Dunakhe

Research Director, Software and Cloud, META IDC
Track 2
12:00 - 12:35

Aligning to Sustainability Goals and Capitalizing on the Tech Opportunities in Middle East, Türkiye and Africa

Eren Eser

Senior Research Manager (Turkey), IDC
12:35 - 13:10

Uncovering the Digital Trust and Security Market Opportunities in Middle East, Türkiye and Africa Security

Shilpi Handa

Associate Research Director
13:10 - 13:45

Enterprise Journey Towards Digital Infrastructure Continuum

Shahin Hashim

Associate Research Director
13:45

Lunch & Networking: Meet the IDC Experts

15:00

Close of Event

Speakers

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Venue

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre

Contact Us

Sheila Manek

Associate Marketing Director, MEA region

+971 4 391 2741

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