IDC Central Asia CIO Summit 2017

For many years, IDC has been bringing together top CIOs and other decision-makers in the region to share their perspectives, under the guidance of IDC analysts, industry leaders, and inspiring thinkers and speakers. The variety of formats allow you to learn, share, and inspire others. Join us to discuss the most pressing business and technology issues.

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900+ Minutes of Networking
100+ CIOs
20+ Speakers & Panelist

Ongoing change means ongoing business alignment, searching for new opportunities, restructuring teams, and looking for the best solutions. That is why IDC continues to offer various platforms to help CIOs and business leaders embrace change. We strongly believe that sharing thoughts onsite, brainstorming with peers, and being inspired by practical examples is the best way to reflect and refuel the organizational machine.

Therefore, we would like to invite you to the IDC Central Asia CIO Summit in Almaty. The forum is designed to respond to the most thought-provoking current questions, such as: What are the real opportunities digital transformation brings? Who should initiate and manage change in the organization? And, beyond aligning infrastructure and processes with business goals, how can IT provide support on this journey?

IDC Central Asia CIO Summit 2016

Last year we brainstormed about how to embrace the digital forces that are reshaping industry and disrupting old models, including Internet of Things, Big Data, Cloud, Mobility, and who is best placed to wrestle with the Minotaur – the Chief Information Officer, Innovation Officer, or Digital Officer. Watch our 3 minute executive cut and get a glimpse.

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Mobility, Big Data, cloud, and social technologies have changed every aspect of the way customers are interacting, relating to their brands, and expecting their digital and physical lives to interact seamlessly as one. The focus on customer experience has already started disrupting traditional business models, and, with the advent of the next IoT generation, this disruption will continue to impact retailers, manufacturers, banking, healthcare, and government services.

Key Agenda Topics

  • Digital Transformation - The Global and Local View
  • DX Leadership: The Changing Role of the CIO
  • Extended IT: Technology Driven Processes, Products, Business Models
  • CxO - CIO Dialog: Business Transformation and IT Innovation
  • Enterprise Architecture at The Matching Point of Business and Technology
  • Orchestrating the Service - Oriented IT Organization
  • Technology Changing the Game in Banking: Fintech, Mobile, Online, Digital
  • Agile IT and Software Development
  • Cloud Management
  • Local DX Best Practices
  • Stories From the Frontiers of IT Technology
  • Social Media as a Sales Platform
  • Artificial intelligence and cognitive systems: opportunities and risks
  • Internet of things in action
  • Next generation security in a digital company
  • Industry 4.0


Diamond Partner(s)

IBM Russia

IBM has been a leading global manufacturer and provider of hardware, software, IT services, and consulting services for more than 100 years. It is the leading brand among technology companies. Throughout its history, IBM has been the world's most prominent innovator. Support and promotion of research and development are part of the company's strategy. Annually investing at least USD 6 bn in R&D, IBM has been obtaining more patents per year than any other company for 20 consecutive years. In 2013, IBM received more than 6809 Spatents. For more information about IBM and its products, visit

Platinum Partner(s)

Microsoft Kazakhstan

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.Microsoft is the world’s leading software company. 

Microsoft Corporation develops and manufactures a wide range of mobile devices and cloud services for individuals and businesses that empower people around the globe at home, at work and on the go, for the activities they value most. Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.


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Softline is a leading global IT solution and service provider focused on emerging markets such as Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Americas, South-East Asia, India. Our services include public and private cloud solutions, end-to-end technology solutions, software licensing, hardware products and broad array of associated products.

Softline Kazakhstan works at the territory of the country since 2004, has the highest partner status of Microsoft Gold in cloudy competences and is the first company in the region which has received the status of Microsoft CSP. Softline has begun development of cloudy business in Kazakhstan with providing to clients’ service in management of program assets. Today the company actively advances technologies of Microsoft, showing to customers all advantages of transition to a cloud. Clients of Softline are leading companies of Kazakhstan. The victory in the Country Partner of the Year 2017 nomination once again confirms high level of quality of the delivered decisions and profound knowledge of products of Microsoft. Rewarding of Softline Kazakhstan and other winners of a competition has taken place in Washington at the World partner conference which has taken place in July, 2017.

SAP Russia

Один из мировых лидеров на рынке корпоративных приложений, компания SAP (NYSE: SAP) помогает организациям любых масштабов и специализации эффективнее управлять своим бизнесом. Будь то вспомогательные службы или совет директоров, склад или магазин, настольные или мобильные приложения — решения SAP позволяют повысить эффективность взаимодействия отдельных сотрудников и организаций в целом, сформировать глубокое понимание бизнеса и создать конкурентное преимущество. В настоящее время более 232 000 клиентов в 188 странах мира используют в своей работе программное обеспечение SAP - начиная от решений, отвечающих потребностям предприятий малого бизнеса, и заканчивая комплексными решениями для глобальных корпораций и правительственных ведомств.

Передовые технологии компании гарантируют высокую рентабельность, способствуют непрерывной адаптации и устойчивому росту. Программное обеспечение SAP доступно для установки в любом месте, на любом устройстве и по первому требованию (on premise, on device, on demand).

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Silver Partner(s)


Cocktail Partner(s)


Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) предлагает широкий набор решений для модели «рабочее место как услуга», решения для доставки приложений, виртуализации, мобильности, доставки сетей и совместного использования файлов, которые позволяют ИТ-специалистам гарантировать, что важные системы в защищенном режиме доступны пользователям через облачные или локальные среды и на любом устройстве или платформе. Выручка компании в 2016 г. составила $3,42 млрд. Решения Citrix используются более чем 400 тыс. организаций и 100 млн пользователей во всем мире. 
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Exhibition Partner(s)


Veeam® enables the Always-On Business™ by providing solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center™, which provides recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data. Veeam recognizes the challenges in keeping a business up and running at all times and addresses them with solutions that provide high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified protection, leveraged data and complete visibility. Veeam Backup & Replication™ leverages technologies that enable the modern data center, including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, NetApp storage, and HP 3PAR StoreServ and StoreVirtual Storage, to help organizations meet RTPO, save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs. Veeam Availability Suite™ provides all of the benefits and features of Veeam Backup & Replication along with advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning for the backup infrastructure. Veeam Management Pack™ for System Center is the most comprehensive, intuitive and intelligent extension for app-to-metal management of Hyper-V and vSphere infrastructures, and includes monitoring and reporting for Veeam Backup & Replication. The Veeam Cloud Provider (VCP) program offers flexible monthly and perpetual licensing to meet the needs of hosting, managed service and cloud service providers. The VCP program currently includes more than 5,000 service provider partners worldwide. Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 25,000 ProPartners and more than 111,500 customers worldwide. Veeam’s global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland, and the company has offices throughout the world. To learn more, visit


Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform modern data environments. With solutions and services delivered directly and through a worldwide network of partners and service providers, Commvault solutions comprise one of the industry’s leading portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualization, archive, file sync and share. Commvault has earned accolades from customers and third party influencers for its technology vision, innovation, and execution as an independent and trusted expert. Without the distraction of a hardware business or other business agenda, Commvault’s sole focus on data management has led to adoption by companies of all sizes, in all industries, and for solutions deployed on premise, across mobile platforms, to and from the cloud, and provided as-a-service. Commvault employs more than 2,700 highly skilled individuals across markets worldwide, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (CVLT), and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the United States.

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Unify is one of the world’s leading communications software and services brands, providing integrated communications and collaboration solutions worldwide. Our solutions unify multiple voice, video and data networks, connected devices and applications into one easy-to-use platform that allows teams to collaborate effectively and efficiently – anytime, anywhere. OpenScape and Circuit communications solutions provide a seamless and efficient collaboration experience – on any device. Together, the group’s global team of UCC experts and service professionals set the standard for a rich communications and collaboration experience that empowers teams to deliver better results. More information:


More than 150 people participated in last year's summit — visit our photo gallery to see professional acquaintances, old and new.


Royal Tulip Almaty

There is no doubt that the "Royal Tulip Almaty" Hotel is one of the best luxury hotels in Almaty. It is specially designed for the discerning travelers and respectable businessmen, appreciating the exclusivity and finest quality. Due to the modern ideas and spectacular architecture, the Hotel’s interior was designed in an elegant and classic style that will allow a full experience of luxury and high comfort. The Royal Tulip Almaty Hotel is located in an ecologically clean area of the Southern Capital, between the business and financial center of the city on Dostyk Avenue.

Royal Tulip Almaty
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Sponsorship enquiries

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Information about the event

Elvira Khapsalis, Conference Manager
+7727 264 2850


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