Digital Forum - Saudi Arabia

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Event Date Wed Sep 15 +04 (about 1 month ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Wed Sep 15 12:00am - Wed Sep 15 8:15am
Location Digital Forum - Saudi Arabia
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 Saudi Arabia 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


2021 Speakers

Dr. Mishari Almishari
Deputy Director, National Information Center (NIC) & CEO of the Strategy Management Office, Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA)

Mohammed Almogherah
Deputy CIO, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development

Hamza Naqshbandi
Associate Vice President, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain

Meredith Whalen
Chief Research Officer, IDC

Saif Mashat
Country Director Saudi Arabia, VMware

Phil Andrews
Vice President and General Manager (Asia CEMEA), Red Hat

Martin Green
Regional Vice President, Enterprise Customers (Middle East), Salesforce

Gérôme de Gea
Director of Cloud Strategy and OCI Center of Excellence (EMEA), Oracle

Maher Adi
Sales Director – Digital Engagement Solutions (KSA), Avaya

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

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

Frank Dickson
Program Vice President, Cybersecurity Products, IDC

Rory Duncan
Research Vice President, Cloud Service Providers, IDC

Dina Aboonoq
Managing Partner Saudi Arabia GBS, Country Leader, IBM Saudi Arabia

Paul Marshall
Partner Solutions Consultant, Blue Prism

Rasheed AlOdah
Country Managing Director (Saudi Arabia), Trend Micro

Firass Kiki
Account Executive (EMEA Emerging Markets), Nintex

Richard Heitmann
Vice President Automation GTM, IBM

Roy Katmor
General Manager, Endpoint Solutions, Fortinet

Fady Younes
Regional Cybersecurity Director (Middle East & Africa), Cisco

Matt Watts
Chief Technology Evangelist, NetApp

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

Nawaf Alsahan
Assistant Director for Cloud Computing, National Information Center, Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA) (KSA)

Dr. Fawaz Alharbi
Deputy Chairman of the Board, The Saudi Cloud Computing Association (SCCA) (KSA)

Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Besher
Dean of Computing & Informatics, Saudi Electronic University (KSA)

Mohammed Shah
IT & Smart City Director, Knowledge Economic City (KSA)

Ranjit Rajan
Vice President, Research (META), IDC

Dr. Abdulrahman Alhabib
Deputy Research Director, National Center of Artificial Intelligence (NCAI) - Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA) (KSA)

Dr. Abdulrahman Al Khnaifer
CIO, King Saud University (KSA)

Dr. Salem Alelyani
Director of Center for Artificial Intelligence, King Khalid University (KSA)

Hesham Al Ghamdi
Group Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Abdul Latif Jameel (ALJR) Motors (KSA)

Arwa Alhamad
Head of Cyber Security, Sanabil Investment (Saudi Arabia)

Dr. Reem Faraj Al-Shammari
Digital Transformation Leader, Kuwait Oil Company (Kuwait)

Hessa Al Nahdi
CISO, Department of Culture & Tourism Abu Dhabi (UAE)

Abeer Khedr
Director of Information Security, National Bank of Egypt (Egypt)

Uzair Mujtaba
Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia

Eng. Ahlam Al Sarheed
CIO, King Fahad Medical City (KSA)

Dr. Raed Al Hazme
Executive Director, Information Services & Informatics Division, National Guard Health Affairs (KSA)

Mariana Pereira
Director of Email Security Products, Darktrace

Rishi Mathur
Sales Engineer, Microstrategy

Mohamad Rizk
Senior Regional Technical Director (Middle East and Russia), Veeam

Bharath Kumar
Head of Customer Experience & Marketing Initiatives, Zoho Corporation

Baldeep Dogra
Director of Solutions Marketing, BlackBerry

Jamil Abu Aqel
Director, Systems Engineering, FireEye

Matthew Halliday
Co-founder and Executive Vice President of Product Strategy, Incorta

Bryan James
Solution Architect (EMEA), Rackspace Technology

Mike Nelson
VP of IoT Security, DigiCert

Phillip Page
Director of BD & Partner Technologies, Nozomi Networks

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partners


• Ministry of Human Resource and Social Development

• VM Ware
• Red Hat
• Salesforce UAE
• Oracle
• Avaya

• Blueprism
• Fortinet
• Trend Micro
• Nintex
• MDS & NetApp
• Dell Technologies
• Automation Anywhere

• MicroStrategy
• Incorta
• Darktrace
• FireEye
• BlackBerry
• Nozomi Networks
• Digicert
• Rackspace Technology
• Commvault

• Zoom

• Lenovo - Windows 10 | Intel
• VMware
• T2

• International Business Magazine