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As digital transformation continues to reshape the global economy, CIOs across the Middle East are coming under mounting pressure to recalibrate their organizations and drive meaningful innovation that keeps pace with continually evolving customer demands.
At IDC, our aim is to help the region's ICT leaders break through the digital deadlock by assembling a roster of renowned industry experts to present pioneering strategies for thriving in an era of multiplied innovation and automation.
High-impact speakers will provoke you to envision a digitally enabled future for your organization, guiding you on strategies for optimizing your technology investments and taking your customer experience to previously unimaginable heights.
The professional stories shared by industry pioneers at this interactive event will inspire you to not only grow professionally and personally, but also to transform the role of CIO from tech enabler to digital innovator.
And with participants able to tailor the agenda to meet their own unique requirements, the IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2019 is guaranteed to deliver the perfect blend of expert opinions, practical solutions, and networking opportunities for your organization.
The IDC CIO Summit Series 2019 will provide essential guidance on:
Integrated DX Strategies
Living with digital
Featuring presentations, panel discussions, focus groups, and workshops, our agenda has been designed to help CIOs rethink the way they leverage information, harness emerging ICT solutions, and facilitate organization-wide innovation, with the ultimate aim of making their enterprises more agile, efficient, and productive than ever before.
IDC is committed to serving the ICT industry with the most up-to-date technology insights. In order to do this, we regularly perform surveys to gauge the challenges and trends shaping the investment priorities of the region's most influential ICT leaders. If you would like to assist us in this process, please click below to take part in our CIO Survey.
Combining informative presentations, interactive panel debates, and extensive peer-to-peer networking, the IDC CIO Summit Series 2019 promises to deliver game-changing insights into the industry's biggest issues. By attending the event, you will be able to:
Group Vice President, Regional Managing Director, Middle East, Africa, & Turkey, IDC
H.E Wesam Lootah
CEO, Dubai Smart Government
Senior Vice President, IDC
Senior Vice President, EMEA Region, MD CEMA Region, IDC
Brigadier Khalid Nasser Al Razooqi
General Director of Artificial Intelligence – Dubai Police
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure and Datacenter, IDC
CTO, Emerging Markets, EMEA, Hitachi Vantara
Arun Kumar Singh
Senior Vice President & Business Unit Head, Quinnox
Research Director, Software, IDC Middle East & Africa
Vice President of Security Strategies, IDC
The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC
Al Samaya Ballroom
Tuesday, February 27-28, 2019
For more information, please contact: Sughand Tolani - 04 3642189 / 056 4145987 / firstname.lastname@example.org
MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a worldwide leader in enterprise analytics and mobility software. A pioneer in the BI and analytics space, MicroStrategy delivers innovative software that empowers people to make better decisions and transform the way they do business. We provide our enterprise customers with world-class software and expert services so they can deploy unique intelligence applications. To learn more, visit MicroStrategy online, and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook
Genesys powers more than 25 billion of the world’s best customer experiences every year. And top-industry analysts agree: Genesys is the only leader in both cloud and on-premises customer experience solutions.
For more information please visit: https://www.genesys.com/
Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people’s intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint supports more than 20,000 organizations worldwide.
Recently named the 6th happiest place to work by Comparably in the US, UiPath has become one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies in history. The company is backed by over $400 million in funding from Accel, CapitalG, Credo Ventures, Earlybird’s Digital East Fund, IVP, Kleiner Perkins, Madrona Venture Group, Meritech Capital, Seedcamp and Sequoia.
Quinnox is an agile technology-driven business services enablement partner for forward-thinking midsize enterprises. We drive digital business value and innovation through our design thinking elements, deep domain expertise, technology centers of excellence, intelligent automation, agile methodologies, on-demand on-cloud solution platforms, assets, and accelerators.
With the right mix and the power of digital, our services and solutions help organizations accelerate success by:
• Enabling intelligent ERP for digital success
• Moving towards Digital QA & Testing
• Digital integration, including API Management, Microservices etc. for greater agility in systems of engagement
• Delivering an unwavering omnichannel customer experience
Our customers include many Fortune 500 enterprises across industries that have chosen us for our relentless focus on customer centricity, market relevance and insightful innovation. Quinnox is headquartered in Chicago with managed services centers across US and India.
Attivo Networks® is the leader in deception for cyber security defense. Founded in 2011, Attivo Networks provides a comprehensive deception platform that in real-time detects inside-the-network intrusions in networks, public and private data centers, and specialized environments such as Industrial Control System (ICS) SCADA, Internet of Things (IoT), and Point of Sale (POS) environments. Founded on the premise that even the best security systems cannot prevent all attacks, Attivo provides the required visibility and actionable, substantiated alerts to detect, isolate, and defend against cyber attacks. Unlike prevention systems, Attivo assumes the attacker is inside the network and uses high-interaction decoys and endpoint, server, and application deception lures placed ubiquitously across the network to deceive threat actors into revealing themselves. With no dependencies on signatures or attack pattern matching, the BOTsink deception server is designed to accurately and efficiently detect the reconnaissance and lateral movement of advanced threats, stolen credential, ransomware, man-in-the-middle, and phishing attacks. The Attivo Multi-Correlation Detection Engine (MCDE) captures and analyzes attacker IPs, methods, and actions that can then be viewed in the Attivo Threat Intelligence Dashboard, exported for forensic reporting in IOC, PCAP, STIX, CSV formats or can be used to automatically update SIEM and prevention systems for blocking, isolation, and threat hunting. The ThreatOps offering simplifies incident response through information sharing, incident response automation, and the creation of repeatable playbooks.
FireEye is the intelligence-led security company. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation-state grade threat intelligence, and world-renowned Mandiant® consulting. With this approach, FireEye eliminates the complexity and burden of cyber security for organizations struggling to prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyber attacks. FireEye has over 7,300 customers across 67 countries, including more than 50 percent of the Forbes Global 2000.
Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS) provides products, software and connected solutions that improve productivity, workplace safety and asset performance for our customers across the globe. We deliver on this promise through industry-leading mobile devices, software, cloud technology and automation solutions, the broadest range of personal protective equipment and gas detection technology, and custom-engineered sensors, switches and controls.
Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., helps data-driven leaders find and use the value in their data to innovate intelligently and reach outcomes that matter for business and society. We combine technology, intellectual property and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions that help enterprises improve their customers’ experiences, develop new revenue streams, and lower the costs of business. Only Hitachi Vantara elevates your innovation advantage by combining IT, operational technology (OT) and domain expertise. We work with organizations everywhere to drive data to meaningful outcomes.
Automation Anywhere is the leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), the platform on which more organizations build world-class Intelligent Digital Workforces. Automation Anywhere's enterprise-grade platform uses software bots that work side by side with people to do much of the repetitive work in many industries. It combines sophisticated RPA, cognitive and embedded analytic technologies. Over 1,400 organizations use this AI-enabled solution to manage and scale business processes faster, with near-zero error rates, while dramatically reducing operational costs. Automation Anywhere provides automation technology to leading financial services, insurance, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, telecom and logistics companies globally. For additional information, visit www.automationanywhere.com.
ServiceNow makes work better across the enterprise. Getting simple stuff done at work can be easy, and getting complex multi step tasks completed can be painless. Our applications automate, predict, digitize and optimize business processes and tasks, across IT, customer service, and HR service workflows, creating a better experience for your employees and customers while transforming your enterprise. ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW) is how work gets done. For more information, visit www.servicenow.com.
Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform delivers the agility, pay-as-you-grow economics and operational simplicity of the public cloud, without sacrificing the predictability, security and control of on-premises infrastructure. Nutanix solutions leverage web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution that delivers any application at any scale. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow us on Twitter @nutanix.
Alpha Data Technology W.L.L is a member of Alpha Data Group. Alpha Data is one of the largest multi-disciplined systems integrators in the UAE. Founded in 1981, Alpha Data has grown from two employees to a 700-strong workforce building ICT infrastructure solutions for thousands of organizations. Alpha Data Technology offering a wide range of services and partners with the best of breed manufacturers and system providers and executes those solutions to the exceeding the highest quality available in the market.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry's most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure. More information about HPE (NYSE:HPE) you can find here: www.hpe.com.
OpenText Business Network delivers a comprehensive product set that accelerates time to transaction. It integrates messaging and B2B Integration services such as Fax, Secure Mail, large file transfer and EDI within a single platform – enabling any-to-any transactions. Cloud or on-premises, Business Network enables businesses to accelerate and control how information is delivered – increasing the security and reliability of sensitive or complex communications.
Nexthink provides digital experience management for the enterprise. Leading global companies know that satisfied employees generate more satisfied customers. With Nexthink, organizations can deliver consumer-grade experiences to their employees to increase satisfaction and productivity. Nexthink combines data collection and monitoring, analysis & intelligence and communication, with the ability to take automated action and engage with employees to gather the right context for continuous optimization. Nexthink is privately held with headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, and U.S. headquarters in Boston, Mass.Nexthink provides digital experience management for the enterprise. Leading global companies know that satisfied employees generate more satisfied customers. With Nexthink, organizations can deliver consumer-grade experiences to their employees to increase satisfaction and productivity. Nexthink combines data collection and monitoring, analysis & intelligence and communication, with the ability to take automated action and engage with employees to gather the right context for continuous optimization. Nexthink is privately held with headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, and U.S. headquarters in Boston, Mass.
Robotik World is the leading robotic and technological solutions provider in the UAE and the Middle East. The company provides top-notch integrated robotic solutions and the highest level of service to clients, end users, decision makers, and investors. Using its industry experience and leveraging its commitment to long-term partnerships, Robotik World enables its clients to optimize operational efficiency and maximize profitability through automation and innovation.
Freshworks is a leading provider of cloud-based customer engagement software. The company's products make it easy for teams to collaborate with each other, helping organizations provide their customers with the best experience possible. Freshworks Inc. is backed by Accel Partners, Google Capital, Sequoia Capital, and Tiger Global, and is trusted by more than 100,000+ customers across 145 countries.
Build Enterprise-Grade Apps Fast.The no 1 low-code platform for digital transformation - build mobile apps, web portals, mission-critical systems, and more.OutSystems is a low-code platform that lets you visually develop your entire application, easily integrate with existing systems, and add your own custom code when you need it. Crafted by engineers with an obsessive attention to detail, every aspect of our platform is designed to help you build and deliver better apps faster.
Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 52 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.
“Plantronics is an audio pioneer and a leader in the communications industry. Plantronics technology creates rich, natural, people first audio and collaboration experiences so good ideas can be shared and heard—wherever, whenever and however they happen. The company’s portfolio of integrated communications and collaboration solutions spans headsets, software, desk phones, audio and video conferencing, analytics and services. Our solutions are used worldwide by consumers and businesses alike and a leading choice for every kind of workspace. For more information visit plantronics.com.”
ZephyrTel has built a world-class telecommunication Cloud software company to provide software solutions and services to the global telco industry. The company’s primary objective is to provide carrier-grade Cloud applications and Cloud enablement products, the goal being to deliver industry-leading throughput, robustness, scale and value to its customers at the pace they need.
ZephyrTel is currently serving the telecommunications industry worldwide with software products for retail, infrastructure, mobile, cloud enablement, and customer experience.
ZephyrTel acquired several telecom software companies - Mobilogy, PeerApp, VoltDelta, Vasona Networks and NewNet Messaging and Interact business units - and it is currently adding to its portfolio, at pace.
For more information, visit www.zephyrtel.com.
Veeam Software is the pioneer of a new era of availability for the modern datacenter. Unlike legacy backup solutions that provide recovery time and recovery point objectives of hours or days, Veeam helps organizations meet recovery time and point objectives of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data. This is achieved through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified protection, leveraged data, and complete visibility.
FintechNews provides a source of timely deep insights and latest local news about digital finance. Launched in September 2015, the FintechNews team is working very hard to deliver fintech-centric contents of various content types to an audience who wants updates on fintech events, stunning opinions about fintech from highly-reputable digital finance innovators, newest analysis on fintech application from most-active insiders, breaking news on fintech topics and fintech market alerts, etc.
FinTechnews covers news around the world with main hubs in Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Middle East and the Baltics.
The 'IDC CIO Excellence Awards 2019' have been designed to recognize the efforts of the region's foremost IT leaders in conceptualizing and successfully delivering game-changing digital transformation initiatives for their organizations.
With a focus on the tangible benefits brought about by such initiatives, awards will be handed out in the following categories:
To learn more about the nomination criteria and judging process, please click here.
Discover more about IDC's latest research focus and the insights that will shape discussions at the Middle East and Africa CIO Summits 2019.
Meeting Room: Al Samaya Ballroom
The Ritz Carlton, DIFC
This is an invitation-only event. Only selected IT executives can participate in this event. If you are a C-Level executive or IT decision maker and wish to attend this event, kindly fill out the form below and an event representative will contact you with more information.
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International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, data and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit www.idc.com.