Saudi Arabia CIO Summit | Events | IDC CEMA

 Under the patronage of H.E. Eng. Mohamed Jamil Bin Ahmed Mulla, Minister of Communications & Information Technology

IDC's Saudi Arabia CIO Summit 2011 is an ICT-focused event designed to provide CIOs and senior business executives with distilled insights into the IT refresh strategies, emerging technologies, and cutting-edge best practices that are shaping the business landscape. Valuable lessons will be learnt as experiences are shared in tightly regulated sessions and fresh new ideas – both disruptive and exciting – are pieced together to help IT and business professionals implement winning changes to their IT strategies. This exclusive event will illuminate the minds of those in attendance and engage both emerging and established vendors as they outline their new product blueprints and practical solutions for dealing with the future. Minds will be stretched while new ideas will grow.

With the recovery from the economic crisis already beginning to take shape IDC’s Saudi Arabia CIO Summit 2011 will focus on a pressing theme: the 'Winning Strategies of Empowered CIOs'. In challenging times it takes sharp minds, wits, and creativity to rejuvenate organizations, so this event will examine the strategies that enable CIOs to go that extra mile during periods of uncertainty.

A slowed-down economy presents the perfect opportunity for enterprises – big and small alike – to re-evaluate their existing workforce productivity and effectiveness and to realign their business strategies. The most pressing issue at this juncture for CIOs is to educate their organizations' board members and stakeholders on the benefits of effectively aligning IT with the objectives of all individual business units within the organization. Indeed, they must effect change with transparency, efficiency, and urgency.

How can CIOs reignite the momentum and help rejuvenate businesses? What winning strategies can they adopt in their organizations to maintain their market share while growing their business? IDC's Saudi Arabia CIO Summit 2011 will answer these questions by combining real-life insights from the Kingdom's most resilient enterprises, fresh perspectives from senior IDC analysts, and the collective intelligence of Saudi Arabia's top business leaders.

IDC's Saudi Arabia CIO Summit 2011 will bring together the best minds from resilient enterprises, fresh perspectives from IDC analysts and collective intelligence from the top business leaders.

CIO Challenges

  • Staffing issues (i.e., recruitment, retention, and development)
  • IT project control and management
  • Change management (i.e. IT project control and management
  • Transforming IT from a cost to a profit center
  • Measuring the ROI of IT investments

IDC's CIO Summit Provides

  • First-hand visions and experiences from recognized leaders
  • CIO trends and peer-to-peer networking opportunities
  • Major ICT trends and developments over the next three to five years
  • Insights into cutting-edge best practices
  • Visionary presentations from the industry leaders
  • In-depth analysis of the winning strategies employed by empowered CIOs