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Strategies for an Era of Multiplied
Innovation & Automation

Park Hyatt Jeddah

Honorary keynote on Day 1 to be presented by



Park Hyatt Jeddah | September 18-19, 2019

Introducing IDC's

CIO Advisory Council

Driving Innovation Across the Region

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What's It About?

Digital transformation (DX) will continue to dramatically reshape the global economy as the next phase of 3rd Platform technology rollouts hit full stride. If the first phase was about experimentation and siloed innovation, the next chapter will be characterized by multiplied innovation and autonomy as platform wars intensify and data is increasingly used for competitive advantage.

Beyond 2022, we will see large-scale automation with ubiquitous AI and robotics, the emergence of digital twins on a massive scale, and exponential change in the competitive landscape.  A new "IT world order" is on the horizon, built around changing technologies, new offerings, evolving business models, and emerging DX use cases. New IT industry power positions are coming to the fore and ICT vendor leadership ranks are being disrupted.

Against this backdrop, CIOs and other CxOs will need to constantly calibrate and chart their own course of digital innovation, breaking the digital deadlock by developing new digital capabilities, performance metrics, and organization structures. Join us at the IDC Saudi Arabia CIO Summit 2019 to learn more.

What's New for 2019


Key Topics

The IDC CIO Summit Series 2019 will provide essential guidance on:



Digital Leadership


Integrated DX Strategies



Living with digital

Advisory Board

Ibrahim Almoqbil

Chief Support Services Officer, General Entertainment Authority


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.

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CIO Survey

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.

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Why Attend?

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:

Leverage insights from respected industry leaders

Tailor your agenda to meet your own unique needs

Get hands on with the industry's latest innovations

Explore dedicated industry and focus group tracks

Participate in briefings for CIOs, CXOs

Engage 1-2-1 with the region's foremost ICT pioneers


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CIO Excellence Awards

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:

CIO of the Year

Spearheading digital transformation initiatives, optimizing IT-business alignment, and delivering disruptive improvements that facilitate tangible business outcomes are all traits of a well-rounded CIO. Do you fit the bill? Nominate yourself today!

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Online Submission

CISO of the Year

Have you successfully positioned security as an enabler for digital transformation, while simultaneously enhancing the resilience and compliance posture of your organization? Tell us more and you could be the winner. Nominate yourself today!

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Online Submission

Best Customer Experience Transformation

Have you leveraged digital technologies and business process reengineering to achieve greater customer loyalty and seamless customer engagement? Tell us more about your customer centricity. Nominate yourself today!

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Best Business Operations Transformation

Have you successfully transformed your supply chain to enhance business agility, while driving quantum improvements in the efficiency of back-office functions? If so, you deserve to be recognized. Nominate yourself today!

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Best IT Service Transformation

Implementing new standards, processes, and technologies that transform the organization's IT service delivery model is what sets a true IT leader apart. If this sounds like you, we want to hear more. Nominate yourself today!

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Online Submission

To learn more about the nomination criteria and judging process, please click here.

Knowledge Hub

Discover more about IDC's latest research focus and the insights that will shape discussions at the CIO Summits 2019.



Digital Transformation

3rd Platform

IT Market Update

Park Hyatt Jeddah


Shabana Mahadiwala

Conference Director

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