Agenda - IDC IT Forum 2017 | Events | IDC CEMA

08:30 – 09:30

Registration, Networking & Welcome Tea / Coffee

09:30 – 09:40

Welcome Address

Ranjit Rajan
Associate Vice President Consulting,Middle East and Africa

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.
09:40 – 10:10

IDC Keynote

Ranjit Rajan
Associate Vice President Consulting,Middle East and Africa

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10:10 – 10:25

End User Presentation: The Impact of Digital Transformation & the Technology on the Social Live

Dr. Moussa Ibrahim
Dean of Faculty of Information Systems & Computer Science, October 6 University, Egypt

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10:25 – 11:10

Panel Discussion: Digital Transformation for Innovation and Disruption

Ranjit Rajan
Associate Vice President Consulting,Middle East and Africa

Dr. Ayman Bahaa
Dean of Computer Science Faculty, Misr International University (MIU Egypt)

Dr. Moussa Ibrahim
Dean of Faculty of Information Systems & Computer Science, October 6 University, Egypt

Hussam Al Dmairy
CTO - Banque Misr

Mohamed Taher
CIO - Egyptian Natural Gas Company - GASCO

Manal Eissa
IT Governance Director, Housing & Development Bank, Egypt

Session 1: 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.

11:10 – 11:20

IDC Overview

Ranjit Rajan
Associate Vice President Consulting,Middle East and Africa

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11:20 – 11:30

Presentation by Nutanix

Ahmed Fathy Mostageer
Sr. Sales Manager, Nutanix

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11:30 – 12:00

Panel Discussion

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

Nagwa Nicola
Chief Technology Officer, The American University in Cairo

Khaled El Attar
ICT Infrastructure Director, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt

Manal Eissa
IT Governance Director, Housing & Development Bank, Egypt

Ahmed Fathy Mostageer
Sr. Sales Manager, Nutanix

12:00 – 12:30

Tea/Coffee break

12:30 – 12:35

Raffle Draw in the Presentation Room
1 DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0

Session 2: Breaking the Silos and Taking an Integrated IT Security Approach
Chaired by: Ranjit Rajan, Associate Vice President, Research, IDC Middle East and Africa

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.
12:35 – 12:45

IDC Overview

Ranjit Rajan
Associate Vice President Consulting,Middle East and Africa

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12:45 – 13:00

Essential Strategies and Consistent Definitions for Cyberwars

Sherif G. Beshay
Director & Board Member, Beshay Steel, Egypt

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13:00 – 13:20

Panel Discussion

Ranjit Rajan
Associate Vice President Consulting,Middle East and Africa

Sherif G. Beshay
Director & Board Member, Beshay Steel, Egypt

Medhat Zahra Sanofi
Head of ITS Egypt, South Africa, Eritrea & Sudan

13:20 – 13:25

IDC Summary and Close

13:25 – 13:30

Mega Raffle Draw - One night stay for 2 at the Fairmont Heliopolis
Raffle Draw through meeting vouchers - 2 DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch & Networking in the Expo Area

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