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

08:30 – 09:30

Registration, Networking & Welcome Tea / Coffee

09:30 – 09:40

Welcome Address

Megha Kumar
Research Director, Software, Middle East & Africa

09:40 – 10:00

Keynote by ITA

Dr.Yaqoob Dur Al Bulushi
Deputy CEO of Infrastructure & e Service , Information Technology Authority (ITA), Oman

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10:00 – 10:30

Digital Transformation for Innovation and Disruption

Megha Kumar
Research Director, Software, Middle East & Africa

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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.

10:30 – 11:00

Panel Discussion: Digital Transformation for Innovation and Disruption

Megha Kumar
Research Director, Software, Middle East & Africa

Dr.Yaqoob Dur Al Bulushi
Deputy CEO of Infrastructure & e Service , Information Technology Authority (ITA), Oman

Sourav Sinha
Senior Vice President of IT, Oman Air, Oman

Shino Thomas Philip
Head of PMO, National Bank of Oman

11:10 – 11:30

Tea/Coffee Break

11:30 – 11:35

Raffle Draw in the Plenary Room

Session 1: Breaking the Silos and Taking an Integrated IT Security Approach
Session Chaired by:Chaired by: Megha Kumar, Research Director, Software, Middle East & 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.

11:35 – 11:45

IDC Overview

Megha Kumar
Research Director, Software, Middle East & Africa

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11:45 – 11:55

Securing the Modern Enterprise

Mohamed Helmy
ME Regional Manager, Mobileiron

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11:55 – 12:05

The Spectrum of Mobile Risk

Ehsan Abdallah AlRababah
Sales Engineer, Lookout

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12:05 – 12:25

Panel Discussion
Chaired by: Megha Kumar, Research Director, Software, Middle East & Africa

Megha Kumar
Research Director, Software, Middle East & Africa

Mohamed Helmy
ME Regional Manager, Mobileiron

Ehsan Abdallah AlRababah
Sales Engineer, Lookout

Session 2: Transforming Today’s Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s Businesses
Session Chaired by: Megha Kumar, Research Director, Software, Middle East & 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.

12:25 – 12:35
12:35 – 12:45

The Enterprise Cloud Platform

Ahmed Fathy Mostageer
Sr. Sales Manager, Nutanix

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12:45 – 13:05

Presentation by ITA on G-Cloud

Khalid Al Rahbi
Program Manager of Cloud Initiatives, Information Technology Authority (ITA), Oman

13:05 – 13:40

Panel Discussion
Chaired by: Megha Kumar, Research Director, Software, Middle East & Africa

Megha Kumar
Research Director, Software, Middle East & Africa

Khalid Al Rahbi
Program Manager of Cloud Initiatives, Information Technology Authority (ITA), Oman

13:40 – 13:50

Summary, Final Raffle draw (Win an Apple Watch) and Close

13:50 – 14:00

Lunch & Networking