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

08:45 – 09:45

Registration & Early Bird Raffle

09:45 – 09:50

Welcome Address

Hamza Naqshbandi
Principal Analyst – IDC Saudi Arabia

09:50 – 10:20

Digital Transformation for Innovation & Disruption

Hamza Naqshbandi
Principal Analyst – IDC Saudi Arabia

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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.

10:20 – 10:35

Digital Transformation – A Journey

Dr. Adnan Mustafa Al-Bar
Vice President,Jeddah City Counci

10:35 – 11:15

Panel Discussion

Hamza Naqshbandi
Principal Analyst – IDC Saudi Arabia

Hisham S. Hammami
CIO – Ministry of Hajj, Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Shah
IT and Smart City Director – Knowledge Economic City

Dr. Adnan Mustafa Al-Bar
Vice President,Jeddah City Counci

Session 1: Transforming Today’s Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s Businesses

11:15 – 11:25

IDC Overview

Hamza Naqshbandi
Principal Analyst – IDC Saudi Arabia

11:25 – 11:35

The Enterprise Cloud Platform

Paulo Pereira
Director, Systems Engineering - Middle East, Nutanix

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11:35 – 11:55

Panel discussion

Hamza Naqshbandi
Principal Analyst – IDC Saudi Arabia

Yuosof Al-Radi
System Manager IT Infrastructure, Saudi Airlines

Paulo Pereira
Director, Systems Engineering - Middle East, Nutanix

11:55 – 12:10

Tea/Coffee break

Session 2: Breaking the Silos and Taking an Integrated IT Security Approach

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.

12:30 – 12:40

IDC Overview

Hamza Naqshbandi
Principal Analyst – IDC Saudi Arabia

12:40 – 12:50

Introducing Connect Key - Your New Work Place

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

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12:50 – 13:00

Panel discussion

Hamza Naqshbandi
Principal Analyst – IDC Saudi Arabia

13:00 – 13:05

Mega Raffle draw

13:10 – 13:15

IDC Summary and Close

Hamza Naqshbandi
Principal Analyst – IDC Saudi Arabia

13:15 – 14:00

Lunch & Networking

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