Agenda - IDC IT Forum 2017 Riyadh | Events | IDC CEMA

08:00 – 08:25

Registration & Welcome Tea / Coffee

08:30 – 08:35

Welcome Address

Hamad AlSaghir
Country Manager, IDC Saudi Arabia, IDC Saudi Arabia

08:35 – 08:55

IDC Keynote

Ranjit Rajan
Associate Vice President, Consulting, IDC Middle East, Africa & Turkey

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Digital Transformation for Innovation and Disruption

Chaired By, Ranjit Rajan, Associate Vice President, Research, IDC Middle East and Africa

In today’s world, the phrases of innovation, disruption, and transformation are heavily interlinked and go hand in hand with each other. With the increased collaboration between IT and business functions, the objective to drive digital transformation (DX) is not to simply innovate and gain competitive advantage, but more importantly to disrupt the status quo in one’s favor. The motivation for DX has gone beyond the internal needs to impact the wider ecosystem. DX has emerged to be a stepping stone to meliorate customer experience, optimization of resources, drive innovation, and most importantly improving top and bottom line of businesses. The business organization always have a vision on what they would like to achieve; however, it is the IT organization that needs to step up and enable the business to accomplish that vision. IT is possibly the most critical pillar in this transformation, as well as to drive innovation by leveraging third platform technologies, i.e. cloud, mobility, big data, and social. The session provides a view on the role of DX in today’s market, trends, best practices, and strategies that IT leaders can adopt to sail on their organizations’ DX journey.

 

08:55 – 09:35

Panel Discussion

Eng. Ahmad Barradah
Executive Director of Health Informatics and IT, King Fahad Medical City

Ahmed Mousa Al Zikan
CIO, Bank AlBilad

Hadi Al-Maashi
Senior Advisor to the Director General of Yesser, e-Government Program - Yesser

 

09:35 – 10:00

Session 2: Platinum Presentation by CISCO

Tarik Alturki
Country Systems Engineer Manager, Cisco

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Digitization is changing the way we look at business model. We are at a time where you are either disrupter or you’re being disrupted. We will take a look at the first steps of a foundation, that enables ones digitization journey

10:00 – 10:25

Session 3: Introducing Connect Key - Your New Work Place

Joe Bailis
National Business Development Manager, Saudi Xerox Agencies Co.

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Raffle Draw

10:35 – 10:55

Tea/Coffee Break and Networking

10:50 - 12:10 : Technology Tracks

Track A : Transforming Today’s Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s Businesses

Track B: Breaking the Silos and Taking an Integrated IT Security Approach

Session 4: Transforming Today’s Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s Businesses

Chaired by: Ranjit Rajan, Associate Vice President, Research, IDC Middle East and Africa

Changing business dynamics and competitive landscape are putting increased pressure on IT to innovate, be agile, and totally prepared to meet constantly evolving business needs. Business functions of the organizations are constantly innovating and aligning with ever changing demands of customers and internal stakeholders. Most of these changes are also impacting the IT infrastructure of organizations. This session presents a view on strategies adopted by Middle Eastern organizations to make their Infrastructure more agile by embracing cloud and optimizing their existing IT frameworks through the consolidation and convergence of their datacenters.

Breaking the Silos and Taking an Integrated IT Security Approach

Chaired by: Hamza Naqshbandi, Principal Analyst, IDC

Several high-profile attacks in the form of DDoS, Ransomware, and Fishing have hit the regional organizations in the past few years. Unsurprisingly, IT security has become more important than ever before. Despite that, security is still often addressed in silos, and not holistically. Many attacks come from 'insiders', and the problem will only worsen if corrective measures are not taken. Organizations needs to look at security beyond the perimeter security, till the applications and end user layer, which is only possible an integrated approach for security is taken. This session will present trends, and analysis on the ever-evolving threat landscape, and recommend strategies that organizations can take to have a holistic approach to address IT security.

10:55 – 11:00

Raffle Draw

10:55 – 11:00

Raffle Draw

11:00 – 11:10

IDC Overview

Ranjit Rajan
Associate Vice President, Consulting, IDC Middle East, Africa & Turkey

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11:00 – 11:10
11:10 – 11:20

Transforming Connected Buildings

Bilal Mawzi
Enterprise Sales Country Manager , Saudi Arabia, CommScope

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Commercial buildings are undergoing a dramatic transformation in network coverage, capacity, and connectivity. Wireless devices, bandwidth capacities, and connectivity speeds are evolving at a breakneck pace that shows no signs of slowing down — especially within the modern building. Trends like the Internet of Things (IoT), network convergence, and 5G will also continue to transform indoor communications. To keep up with these trends and fully prepare for the future, this presentation will explore how private enterprises can realize the value of providing smart and dedicated indoor coverage.

11:10 – 11:20

Transforming Security through Visibility – from Campus to Cloud

Jalal Bokhary
Enterprise Accounts Manager, ForeScout Technologies

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11:20 – 11:30

The Enterprise Cloud Platform

Paulo Pereira
Director, Systems Engineering - Middle East, Nutanix

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Changing business dynamics and competitive landscape are putting increased pressure on IT to innovate, be agile, and totally prepared to meet constantly evolving business needs. Business functions of the organizations are constantly innovating and aligning with ever changing demands of customers and internal stakeholders. Most of these changes are also impacting the IT infrastructure of organizations. This session presents a view on strategies adopted by Middle Eastern organizations to make their Infrastructure more agile by embracing cloud and optimizing their existing IT frameworks through the consolidation and convergence of their datacenters.

11:20 – 11:30

Securing the Modern Enterprise

Mohamed Helmy
ME Regional Manager, Mobileiron

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11:30 – 11:40

Presentation by Detasad

Felix Thomas Wass
President & CEO, DETASAD

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11:30 – 11:40

Threat Lifecycle Management

Abdulrahman Al Dalbahi
Senior System Engineer, LogRhythm

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This presentation will shed light on the threat lifecycle management (TLM) framework. TLM puts organizations a step ahead of their attackers by providing an end-to-end security workflow that combines people, processes, and technology. TLM empowers organizational teams to sort through the noise and thereafter highlight and investigate high-priority threats.

11:40 – 11:50

Bridging the gap between security defenses, critical networks and sensitive data

Ibrahim Al-Faifi
Executive Audit Manager, Al Rajhi Bank

11:40 – 11:50

Bridging the gap between security defenses, critical networks, and sensitive data

Ibrahim Al-Faifi
Executive Audit Manager, Al Rajhi Bank

11:50 – 12:10

Panel Discussion

Ayad Y. Aldaijy
Director for Information Technology / Adviser to the Minister - Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture

Bilal Mawzi
Enterprise Sales Country Manager , Saudi Arabia, CommScope

Paulo Pereira
Director, Systems Engineering - Middle East, Nutanix

Felix Thomas Wass
President & CEO, DETASAD

11:50 – 12:10

Panel Discussion

Jalal Bokhary
Enterprise Accounts Manager, ForeScout Technologies

Mohamed Helmy
ME Regional Manager, Mobileiron

Abdulrahman Al Dalbahi
Senior System Engineer, LogRhythm

Adel A. Algrain
Acting Cyber Security Risks and Compliance Director, Cyber Security, STC

Ibrahim Al-Faifi
Executive Audit Manager, Al Rajhi Bank

Raffle Draw

Raffle Draw

12:15 – 12:45

Prayer & Tea/Coffee Break and Networking

12:30 - 13:35: Technology Tracks

Track C: Maximizing Performance with Software-Defined Infrastructure

Track D: The Future is Here – How Breakthrough Tech Innovations Are Shaping Our Region

Maximizing Performance with Software-Defined Infrastructure

Chaired by: Uzair Mujtaba, IDC

Enterprise datacenters today must be able to handle an ever-increasing variety of workloads. A converged compute and storage infrastructure can help increase workload performance over distributed systems while eliminating the need for application silos. Software-defined infrastructure promises to offer reduced costs, simpler management, greater flexibility, and lower power consumption. This session will discuss the various benefits, challenges, and approaches associated with the task of implementing software-defined infrastructure.

The Future is Here – How Breakthrough Tech Innovations Are Shaping Our Region

Chaired by: Ranjit Rajan, Associate Vice President, Research, IDC Middle East and Africa

The GCC nations are emerging as leaders in the adoption of disruptive technologies as they look to accelerate their economies towards digitization. Governments are prioritizing and promoting the adoption of breakthrough technologies such as cognitive/AI, big data analytics, robotics, 3D printing, IoT, and AR/VR in order to improve the lives of citizens, enhance productivity, and foster innovation. In this session, senior executives from organizations at the forefront of innovation will discuss their vision of the technology landscape in the next 10 years.

12:30 – 12:35

Raffle Draw

12:30 – 12:35

Raffle Draw

12:35 – 12:45

IDC Overview

12:35 – 12:45

IDC Overview

12:45 – 12:55

Presentation by Partner

12:45 – 12:55

Presentation by Partner

12:55 – 13:05

Presentation by Partner

Presentation by Partner

13:05 – 13:15

Presentation by Partner

12:55 – 13:05

Presentation by Partner

13:15 – 13:35

Panel Discussion

13:15 – 13:35

Panel Discussion

Session 6: Real Challenges, Real Stories: Turning Adversity into Opportunity

Chaired by: Hamza Naqshbandi, Principal Analyst, IDC Middle East & Africa

For many CIOs, to say that 2017 has presented its fair share of challenges is clearly an understatement. On the one hand, budget constraints have forced IT departments into a 'leverage and optimize' mode as part of broader cost reduction mandates, while on the other the business requirements have become significantly more demanding due to volatility in the markets. Organizations have been forced to rethink investment strategies – and any new capital expenditure is coming under intense scrutiny. As a result, new pricing and service delivery models have becoming more attractive where more flexibility is available. This presents us with an opportunity to think about what the 2018 technology landscape would look like, and in this respect CIO's are asking a number of questions as they start making plans for the future. This session will attempt to answer these questions, as well as provide a healthy platform for debate to ensure that attendees can share best practices where relevant.

Hear from progressive CIOs from various industries describing how recent findings from the business literature have revealed a major challenge to today’s successful organizations. The session also discusses the ability to anticipate, and prepare for, continuous and disruptive market change. While many organizations have been created, and indeed prospered, around a key successful business idea, often this success has ultimately encumbered the organization, and made it difficult to adjust to changing market realities. As a result, the established successful organization may face significant challenges to continued market dominance.

 

12:45 – 13:00

Cost cutting challenges with NTP

Rashid M. Al Ballaa
Deputy Chairman, ICT Committee Riyadh Chamber of Commerce

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13:00 – 13:15

Dotnet as an Open Source for Government Enterprises

Abdulaziz Al Oraij
CIO – Ministry of Housing, Saudi Arabia

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13:15 – 13:20

Internal intrusion and user security behavior in healthcare

Prof. Ahmed I. Albarrak
Professor of Medical Informatics ,College of Medicine, King Saud University

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13:20 – 13:30

Final Mega Raffle draw

13:30 – 13:35

IDC Summary and Close

Hamad AlSaghir
Country Manager, IDC Saudi Arabia, IDC Saudi Arabia

13:35 – 14:00

Lunch & Networking

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