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Digital Event | Egypt | September 24


Time Event & Speakers

Networking and Virtual Platform Familiarization


IDC Welcome Address

Nagia El-Emary
Country Manager (Egypt) & Senior Consultant (MEA), IDC

Opening Address

H.E. Dr. Amr Talaat
Minister of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Egypt


Keynote by ITIDA

Eng. Amr Mahfouz
Acting CEO, ITIDA Assistant Minister for Growth and Development, MCIT

IDC Opening Keynote: The Five Stages to Enterprise Recovery: Charting Your Course to the Next Normal

Crawford Del Prete
President, IDC Worldwide

Mike Tyson is famous for saying that everyone has a strategy until they are punched in the face. The current pandemic has certainly been an unexpected blow for companies and forced a complete reshaping of digital strategies. In this session, Crawford Del Prete will take the audience through IDC’s five stages of recovery and offer insight and guidance on best practices for getting through the economic aftermath and recalibrating for the long term reality – the Next Normal.



Driving Business Agility in today’s digital economy

Walid Yehia
PreSales Senior Director, Middle East, Russia, Africa, and Turkey, Dell Technologies
Under normal conditions Agile company's tend to be today's most healthy companies. When markets are slowing down agility becomes more critical. As every company today is a technology organization, business agility means having the people, processes, culture and technology needed to empower your organization to innovate and adapt to change consistently faster. In this 20 min session, Walid Yehia Dell Technology Sr. Director Presales for Middle East, Russia, Africa, and Turkey will share a perspective based on his regional exposure on the challenges of innovation and the elements of a comprehensive digital transformation plan.

Q&A Session - Ask a question and get a chance of winning an E-Gift Voucher


Future Ready

Rasheed Al Omari
Principal Business Solutions Strategist (SEMEA), VMware

In today's rapidly evolving digital world, companies are using technologies to better engage with customers and their needs. These companies are achieving this by driving internal innovation and collaboration while adopting new inventive business models with ease. Technology is now the center of everything, and this session will show how digital transformation is a must if your business is to compete effectively and create new possibilities for growth.

Q&A Session - Ask a question and get a chance of winning an E-Gift Voucher


Reimagining the future of Egypt

Mirna Arif
General Manager (Egypt), Microsoft

Q&A Session - Ask a question and get a chance of winning an E-Gift Voucher


Building Business Resilience through Digital Infrastructure

Karim Shehata
Enterprise Business Unit Director, Vodafone Egypt
Vodafone Digital Strategy was built two years ago so we were ready for the rapid changes post pandemic.

COVID-19 has impacted Business Continuity in many ways

• Energy Depletion and mental health

• Network constriction & impact on innovation

• Increased pace of work & impact on productivity

• Changed expectations of leaders

• Increased boundary transitions & management

Actions to take

1. Effective leadership has never been more essential

2. The world will not return to exactly how it was before and the future is uncertain. We need to ensure our leadership is transparent, build and maintain trust with our teams and develop a narrative to guide our people through uncertainty.

3. The way we work has changed and will continue to evolve. This has many positives for our people and some challenges we need to help them navigate to ensure they stay connected to each other, can work most effectively and feel a strong sense of belonging to Vodafone.

COVID-19 posed an unparalleled cybersecurity challenge that we all met, together

Our security and IT operations are dynamically shifting to protect our remote employees, clients and business. Let us help you be resilient in the face of this storm.

Vodafone Eco System to Support our business Customers

• Agile Squads & Customer Centricity for all segments & Products

• Digital transformation Journey Experts

• Technical infrastructure experts

• Partnerships with Leaders of business

• Innovation Lab – Proof of concept for all latest technologies


Q&A Session - Ask a question and get a chance of winning an E-Gift Voucher


Platinum Partner Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

Session A: Impact of Cloud Delivery Models and Applications on the Enterprise Network

13:25 - 13:35

The Power of ML Driven Insights in Modern Networks

Sari Abu Raed
Systems Engineering, Ruckus Networking, CommScope
13:35 - 13:45

Resilience and Agility – The new normal skills of enterprises

Makbule Shkalla Tuncerli
ERPM Business Development and Strategy Director (CA, TR, EG and LENA), Oracle
13:45 - 14:00

Panel Discussion

Hamza Naqshbandi
Regional Director (Saudi Arabia & Bahrain), IDC
Sari Abu Raed
Systems Engineering, Ruckus Networking, CommScope
Muhammad Fathy
Head of Technology Services, Banque Du Caire

Session B: Collaboration and Automation Drive Innovation in Business Continuity

13:25 - 13:35

The Power of AI and RPA

Sriram Narayanan
Vice President, Automation Anywhere
13:35 - 13:45

How adoption of Open Source is likely to change to sustain business continuity?

Ahmed El Moualled
Managing Partner, ZAD Solutions
13:45 - 14:00

Panel Discussion

Nagia El-Emary
Country Manager (Egypt) & Senior Consultant (MEA), IDC
Sriram Narayanan
Vice President, Automation Anywhere
Ahmed El Moualled
Managing Partner, ZAD Solutions

Networking & Gamification


Technology Focus Group Session (Parallel Sessions)

FG A-Next-generation Security and Resilience (CISO)

14:15 - 14:30

A:1-Threats That Matter

Alister Shepherd
MEA Managing Director, Mandiant, A FireEye Company
14:30 - 14:45

A:2-A New Approach for Detection and Response Beyond Endpoint

Mahmoud Arabi
Head of Business Development (Levant), Trend Micro
14:45 - 15:00

A:3-The only winning move is to adopt Intelligent Security

Roger Sels
Vice President Solutions (EMEA), BlackBerry
15:00 - 15:20

Panel Discussion:

Ranjit Rajan
Vice President, Research (META), IDC
Hisham Mohamed
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Emirates NBD
Amr El-Zayat
IT Director, Dar Al-Fouad Hospital

FG B-Cloud & Enterprise Infrastructure

14:15 - 14:30

B:1-Your Multi-Cloud Solution

Tamer Riyal
Regional Manager (North Gulf | Levant | Egypt), Nutanix
14:30 - 14:45

B:2-Empower the Cloud Experience

Mohammed Al-Jallad
CTO and Director Middle East and Africa, HPE
14:45 - 15:20

Panel Discussion:

Jawad Khalil
Program Manager, Telecoms KSA, IDC
Hassan Hafez
Head of IT, TOTAL
Ahmed Abd El Sattar
Group Chief Information Officer, Qalaa Holdings.

FG C-Emerging Technologies and Business Continuity

14:15 - 14:30

C:1-Get real results with the AI Driven Enterprise

Refat Al Karmi
Senior Consulting Engineer, Juniper Networks
14:30 - 14:45

Data Protection for The Cloud

Rawad Zaki
Regional Manager (Saudi Arabia & Levant), Veeam Software
14:45 - 15:20

Panel Discussion:

Harish Dunakhe
Research Director, Software and Cloud, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey
Amr Zahra
Corporate IT Director, Ezz Industries Group
Mohamed Fathy
CIO, EFG Hermes Holding

FB D-The Future of Work

14:15 - 14:30

Maintaining Productivity in times of Crisis, a methodology for executives

Alain Sanchez
CISO (EMEA), Senior Evangelist, Fortinet
14:30 - 14:45

D:2-Enhance User experience & Network Resilience in Remote Workforce World

Mena Migally
Senior Director Middle East & North Africa, Riverbed
14:45 - 15:20

Panel Discussion:

Nagia El-Emary
Country Manager (Egypt) & Senior Consultant (MEA), IDC
Wissam Al Adany
Group Chief Information Officer, Ghabbour Auto Group
Ahmed Mansour
Chief Information Officer, FinTech and Blockchain Expert, Egyptian Bank

IDC CIO Excellence Awards

Nagia El-Emary
Country Manager (Egypt) & Senior Consultant (MEA), IDC

The 'IDC Digital Excellence Awards 2020' has been designed to recognize the efforts of the region's foremost IT leaders in conceptualizing and successfully delivering game-changing digital transformation initiatives for their organizations.

With a focus on the tangible benefits brought about by such initiatives, awards will be handed out in the following categories:

1) CISO of the year

2) CIO of the year

3) Start-Up of the year




Close of Summit


Ronita Bhattacharjee

Vice President - Conferences, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey

+971 4 391 2747

Taher Hamdan

Senior Sales Manager, Conferences, IDC Middle East, Turkey & Africa


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