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Event Date Wed Feb 24 +04 - Thu Feb 25 +04 (8 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Wed Feb 24 12:30am - Thu Feb 25 5:20am
Location Digital Event
Region EMEA

Innovative Digital Strategies: Evolving to the Demands of a New Reality

While COVID-19 has disrupted every element of global business, it has also demonstrated the critical importance of digital transformation. As the journey from crisis to recovery gets underway, the enablement of a Future Enterprise must be the end goal for any successful business.

The digital installment of the IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2021 will navigate a broad range of themes that are central to this journey, so join us as senior IDC analysts and respected IT leaders take a deep dive into the new economy and explore what it means for your business.

The event’s dynamic agenda will take you through a series of presentations, panel discussions, real-life use cases, and dedicated industry tracks, giving you a bird’s eye view of the current market situation, the latest technological innovations, and strategies for propelling your organization to meet the unique challenges of these unprecedented times.

Virtual Platform
Immersive, Enjoyable, Interactive

At IDC, we are committed to bringing you the latest industry findings and updates during our annual CIO Summits. Due to the current COVID-19 situation we have had to curtail our physical events, but as they say, "The show must go on!"

As such, we're delighted to bring you the latest virtual experiences so you don't miss out on any part of our traditional events.

This event will employ an immersive virtual platform, enabling you to seamlessly participate in sessions hosted by IDC and our partners, use video chat tools to connect with exhibitors, interact with your peers in designated networking zones, attend the IDC Digital Excellence Awards, and browse through a sea of valuable content. You can also participate in interactive games for a chance to win exciting raffle prizes.


2021 Speakers

Jyoti Lalchandani
Group Vice President & Regional Managing Director (META), IDC

Meredith Whalen
Chief Research Officer, IDC

Andy Ward
Senior Vice President, NBI Products & Solutions, du

Aaron White
Managing Director, METI, Nutanix

Wolfgang Egger
Vice President and Managing Director, HPE

Tejas Patel
Managing Director, Accenture Strategy and Consulting, Accenture

Kristine Dahl Steidel
Vice President End User Computing, EMEA, VMware

Dr. Andrew Sutherland
SVP, Business Development – Technology License & Systems EMEA, Oracle

Mirel Sehic
Global Director of Cybersecurity, Honeywell Building Technology

Frank Dickson
Program Vice President, Cybersecurity Products, IDC

Carrie MacGillivray
Group VP & General Manager WW Telecom, Mobility & IoT Research, IDC

Matthew Eastwood
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure & Datacenters, IDC

Rory Duncan
Research Vice President, Cloud Service Providers, IDC

Pete Lindstrom
Vice President, Security Strategies, IDC

Joe Robertson
EMEA CISO and Senior Evangelist, Fortinet, Fortinet

Paul Marshall
Partner Solutions Consultant, Blue Prism

Phillip Liu
General Manager, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence

Alaa Kawareeq
Security Sales Engineer, TrendMicro

Ayman El-Sheikh
Director, Solution Architecture, Red Hat

Urs Hölzle
Senior Vice President of Engineering, Google

Walid Yehia
Senior Director for Middle East, Russia, Africa, and Turkey (MERAT), Dell Technologies

Vijay Jaswal
Chief Technology Officer (Middle East and Turkey), Software AG

Gregor Hohpe
Enterprise Strategist, AWS

David Warburton
Senior Threat Researcher, F5 Labs

Saqib Chaudhry
Head of Digital Innovation & Development, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (UAE)

Tim Youngblood
Corporate VP & Global CISO, Global Technology Risk Management, McDonald's (USA)

Mike Towers
CISO, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International (USA)

Rasha M Abu AlSaud
CISO,A leading bank in Saudi Arabia (KSA)

Yuri Misnik
Group CTO, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) (UAE)

Chris Clark
Senior VP & CIO, Levi Strauss & Co. (USA)

Bharathi Viswanathan
Chief Information & Digital Officer, Coca-Cola APAC (SINGAPORE)

Ghinwa Baradhi
Chief Information Officer MENAT, HSBC Bank (UAE)

Sanjay Khanna

Taif Muhsin
VP, Integrated Operations, Innovation & Future Technologies, Expo 2020

Nick Burton
Chief Information & Digital Officer, AVON International (UK)

Dr. Jihad Mohaidat
VP, Education Technologies, Higher College of Technology (HCT) (UAE)

William Braun
CIO, Chevron Corporation (USA)

Vipin Gupta
CIO, Toyota Financial Services (USA)

Louise van der Bank
CIO, AfriSam (South Africa)

Varun Kukreja
Senior Program Manager, IT Security MEA, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey

Wilson Xavier
Research Director, Telecom & IT Services (META), IDC

Harish Dunakhe
Research Director, Software and Cloud, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey

Nagia El-Emary
Country Manager (Egypt) & Senior Consultant (MEA), IDC

Ranjit Rajan
Vice President, Research (META), IDC

Barry Fisher
Product Director, Cloudflare

Mohamad Rizk
Senior Regional Technical Directors for Middle East and Russia, Veeam

Karim Y Rizkallah
Director, Solution Consulting, OpenText

Charbel Khneisser
Director of Solutions Engineering (META), Riverbed Technology

Thom Langford
Security Advocate, SentinelOne

Simon Bennett
EMEA Chief Technical Officer, Rackspace Technology

Anil Titus
Regional Sales Engineering Manager, Commvault

Mariana Pereira
Director of Email Security Products, Darktrace

Rodrigo Castelo
Vice President (MEA), OutSystems

Shirish Bapat
Auditor Manager, Lloyd's Register

Denis Dincic
Global Solutions Architect, Equinix

Greg Liggett
Senior Manager, Strategic CS EMEA, Wrike

Meredith Whalen
Chief Research Officer, IDC

Mark Beaumont
Head of Cloud, AI & Blockchain Products, NBI Products & Solutions, du

Mazen Farraj
Head of Professional Services (EMEA), Nutanix

Shikha Bountra Jetley
Managing Director, Accenture

Purnima Padmanabhan
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cloud Management Business Unit, CloudHealth by VMware

Paul Sonderegger
Senior Data Strategist, Oracle

Cuneyt Comez
General Manager of Buildings Service, Honeywell Building Technologies

Adam Palmer
Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, Tenable

Sebastien Pavie
Vice President of Sales and Data Protection solutions, Thales

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors and Partners

• Injazat

• Dj

• Nutanix
• Accenture
• Vmware
• Oracle
• Honeywell

• Alibaba Cloud
• Google Cloud
• Fortinet
• RedHat
• BluePrism
• Trend Micro
• Dell Technologies
• Software AG
• Thales
• Aws
• Paloalto
• Tenable
• F5
• Equinix

• Veeam
• FireEye
• Commvault
• Darktrace
• Lloyd's Register
• Sentinel One
• OutSystems
• Opentext
• Riverbed
• Cloudflare
• Wrike
• Incorta
• Sophos
• Oracle
• Rackspace
• Quest
• New Relic
• Appian
• Pure Storage

• Spectrum Networks
• Mendix
• Poly

• NetApp

• Retail Me
• International Business Magazine
• Oxford Business Group