The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC, off - Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - UAE

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Event Date Tue Feb 22 +03 - Wed Feb 23 +03 (4 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Mon Feb 21 4:00pm - Tue Feb 22 4:00pm
Location The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre
DIFC, off - Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - UAE
Region EMEA

As the definition of the New Normal continues to evolve, so does the shape of tomorrow’s digital enterprise. Organizations are digitally adapting as they encounter unprecedented challenges and a long road to recovery, with acceleration and resiliency emerging as key differentiators in a changing world.

From building resilient digital infrastructures to meeting the unique demands of managing distributed workforces, CIOs are rethinking their leadership practices. With the pace of digital adoption significantly increasing, today’s most successful CIOs are building organizations that not only leverage digital capabilities to adapt to evolving disruptions, but also capitalize on change to become future enterprises.

The IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2022 will explore the region's changing technology landscape and present strategies that will help organizations evolve into digitally resilient enterprises and secure their rightful place in the 'Next Normal'.

The CIO Masterclass Arena is back for a second year with the same promise of enlightening and educating business leaders on various technologies. The event will give delegates the chance to learn from high profile speakers and gain a better understanding of how these solutions can help promote innovation in their organizations and drive forward their digital transformation objectives.. Here, you will find a selection of CXO best-practice presentations, fireside chats, and panel discussions as respected industry pioneers and thought leaders share insights into the successful digital transformation strategies applied within their own organizations.


2022 Speakers

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

H.E. Wesam Lootah
Chief Executive Officer, Smart Dubai Government, Digital Dubai (UAE)

Steven Frantzen
Senior Vice President (EMEA) & Managing Director (CEMA), IDC

Cherif Morcos
Vice President of Digital Business Solutions, GBM

Hani Nofal
Vice President of Digital Infrastructure Solutions, GBM

Ram Ramachandran
Senior Vice President (MEA), Tech Mahindra

Roman Spitzbart
Vice President of Sales Engineering, Dynatrace

Brad Wood
Senior Vice President, Customer Experience, Riverbed

Ahmed Hamdan
Co-Founder & CEO, Unifonic

Sumanta Roy
Vice President & Regional Head, Tata Consultancy Services

Sunil Nair

Noman Rasheed
Head of IT, Dubai Islamic Bank

Luc Hennekens
Director of Enterprise Strategy, AWS

Hamza Naqshbandi
Associate Vice President (Saudi Arabia & Bahrain), IDC

Ranjit Rajan
Vice President, Research (META), IDC

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

Atif Shaukat
Product Sales Manager, Cybersecurity Risk Management, RiskRecon

Dr. Alexey Sidorov
Data Management Director and Chief Evangelist, Denodo

Viji Varghese
Senior Vice President & Head of Global Payments & Clearing, Mashreq Bank

Hadi Jaafarawi
Managing Director, Qualys

David Jungmann
VP & Co-founder, Wizards

Mark Ackerman
Area Vice President, ServiceNow

Desiree Lee
Chief Technology Officer, Armis

Siki Giunta
Executive Vice President & Head of #HCLCloudSmart Practice, HCL Technologies

Greg Holmes
Regional Vice President, Presales, Apptio

Shabir Bhat
Regional Sales Director, Checkmarx

Conor Lawlor
Cloud Architect, Salesforce

Ram Sajja
Global Head, Digital Transformation Services, Cloud4C

Ahmad Ali Al Emadi
Director-IT Operations, and Cyber Security, Nakheel PJSC

Ali Juma Al Ajame
Director of Digital Health Department, Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) (UAE)

George Eapen
Group CIO, Petrofac

Bassam Rached
Director of Digital Business Solutions, GBM

Tareque Choudhury
Vice President, Technology Risk & Enterprise Architecture, Dubai Airports (UAE)

Fuad Al Ansari
Vice President of IT & Support Services Division, Al Dhafra Petroleum (ADNOC) (UAE)

Frederik Bisbjerg
Executive Director, Digital and Innovation, National Health Insurance Company - Daman (UAE)

Ahmad M. Almulla
Former EVP, Corporate Services, Emirates Global Aluminium (UAE)

Dr. Moza Suwaidan
Director Strategy & Innovation Department /Director General Consultant, Smart Dubai Government, Digital Dubai (UAE)

Hammad Sharif
CIO & Head of Data, Procter & Gamble (UAE)

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

Uzair Mujtaba
Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia

Harish Dunakhe
Research Director, Software and Cloud, META IDC

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

Rodrigo Castelo
Vice President (Middle East & Africa), OutSystems

Harri Sylvander
Senior Managing Consulting, Emerging, Mandiant

Kamel Al-Tawil
Managing Director, Equinix

Waqar Ahmed
Senior Director of Cloud Sales & Strategy, Informatica

Ahmed Shawki
Head of Sales Engineering, SUSE

Hamid Qureshi
Regional Sales Director, Middle East, Africa & South Asia, Entrust

Eyad Alnaqi
SD-WAN SE Architecture Lead, Aruba

Alaa Al-Sharif
Senior Solutions Engineer, Confluent

Keith O'Kelly
Chief Revenue Officer, IFS

Matt Watts
Chief Technology Evangelist, NetApp

Samir Akel
Regional Vice President, Udacity

Sanjeev Singh
Managing Director, Spectrum Networks

Karthik Ananda Rao
Chief Technical Evangelist, ManageEngine

Khalid Al Ameri
Emirati blogger, Columnist, Motivational speaker and Social Media Influencer

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti
Head of Cyber Security, UAE Government

Peter Diamandis
New York Times Bestselling author of three books & Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation

Thomas Gardam
Associate Vice President of Low-Code Platforms, SoftServe

Adrian Pickering
Regional General Manager, Red Hat

Marc Jenkins
Director of Professional Services & Customer Success, Turbonomic

Ezzeldin Hussein
Solution Engineering Manager, VMware

Per Overgaard
Executive Director, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Lenovo

Alexander Seggerman
Director of Alliances, Workato

Crawford Del Prete
President, IDC Worldwide

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

Stevan Jovanovic
Senior Manager, Digital Workspace, VMware

Sylvain Cortes
Security Strategist, Tenable

Bassel Kassem
Regional Manager (South Gulf & Pakistan), Nutanix

Ahmad Ramadan
Principal Sales Engineer, BlackBerry

Gregor Hohpe
Director, Enterprise Strategy, AWS

Güner Tanriverdi
Consulting Systems Engineer, Trellix

Hakan Dincel
Country Manager (Gulf), Glasshouse

Ayman El-Hattab
Vice President, Emerging Markets, Nintex

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Partners

• Gulf Business Machines

• Tech Mahindra
• Oracle

• Injazat

• Riverbed

• Riverbed
• Unifonic
• RedHat
• SoftServe
• Intel + Lenovo
• Turbon Omic
• Mideast Data Systems
• Vmware

• Blueprism
• Wizards
• Denodo
• Service Now
• Riskrecon
• Qualys
• CyberKnight
• Armis
• Salesforce
• Apptio
• Cloud4c
• Nutanix
• Aws
• BlackBerry
• Tenable

• Equinix
• OutSystems
• Aruba
• NetApp Logicom
• Informatica
• Mandiant, Inc.
• Suse
• Confluent
• IFS Assyst
• Entrust
• Spectrum Networks
• Zoom
• Mendix
• Udacity
• ManageEngine
• MicroFocus

• RedHat
• Denodo
• Mandiant, Inc.
• Zoom
• Nintex
• Udacity
• Freshworks
• GlassHouse
• Trellix

• Workato

• Injazat
• Symphony Summit AI

• Women in AI
• Emirates Digital Association for Women
• Dubai Business Women Council
• UAE Banks Federation
• Women in Cyber Security Middle East