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TechForward: AI-Driven Innovation

Digital Event
Coverage: Middle East & Africa


Although Artificial Intelligence (AI) is nothing new, the disruption it’s causing is. AI has become one of the most important technologies for organizations across the world.



Across the public and private sectors, they are leveraging it as a reliable technology that delivers superior experiences to stakeholders, creates digital revenue channels, builds competitive entry barriers, and creates resilient organizations that can withstand uncertainty. According to IDC's recent spending guide, Worldwide AI spending is expected to reach 337 billion USD in 2026 between 2022 and 2026 with 21.2% CAGR. Over the next 12 months, organizations plan to further invest in AI to future-proof their businesses.

Organizations across industries such as finance, oil and gas, government, manufacturing, retail, and telecommunications have already initiated investments in their AI journeys. The recent rise of Generative AI is being hailed as the great disruptor of every facet of life and business, providing smarter, faster, scalable, lower-cost, higher-value solutions.  On an enterprise level, AI is being incorporated in existing enterprise technology environments such as code generation, content management, marketing and CX applications, product design and engineering.

Yet, with all the promise of AI, it raises important questions about the impact it will have on our lives, enterprises, and broader society. To succeed in their digital transformation journey and capitalize on the AI opportunity, organizations should take a proactive approach to how they manage the data lifecycle, ensure data quality, privacy, security, and enable safe and secure data sharing across different ecosystem partners.

Why Attend?

This exclusive IDC Digital Event will feature senior IDC analysts and technology executives who will discuss multiple topics related to AI adoption trends. A series of keynote presentations and panel discussions offer valuable insight for every CIO and CTO looking to commit time and intellectual capital right to ensure their organization is prepared, avoid missteps, and capitalize quickly on the potential of AI across both IT and the business.


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Wednesday July 24, 2024

Registration & Networking


Welcome Address


IDC Keynote: Rethinking Digitalization with GenAI for an AI-First World


Generative AI – Opportunities and Challenges


Securing the AI Frontier: Ensuring Trust, Privacy, and Resilience in an Era of Rapid Innovation


Empowering Cloud Workloads with AI: Enhancing Security, Resilience, and Performance


Empowering Real-Time Insights: Edge AI's Fusion with IoT


AI-Driven Automation and Orchestration in IT Operations


Gold Tracks (Parallel Sessions)


Silver Tracks (Parallel Sessions)


End User Fireside Chat (Parallel Sessions)


Close of Event


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