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The Race to Reinvent: Connecting Leaders
to Empower Digital Transformation

Digital Event | Qatar | September 16


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Digital Event | Qatar | September 16

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Digital Event | Qatar | September 16

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Showcasing global perspective from


President, IDC

Digital Event | Qatar | September 16

From business transformation and technology project management to artificial intelligence and machine learning, the Qatar CIO Summit 2020 will explore a broad range of themes critical to the entire C-Suite.

So, join us as IDC analysts and respected industry thought leaders provide you with the strategic guidance required to transform your organization from 'digitally distraught' to 'digitally determined'.



Be inspired as industry pioneers showcase their own professional stories at this interactive event.

Why Attend?


Engage with the region's leading C-suite executives and share your experiences, worries, and needs.

Meet Our Speakers

More than 40% of enterprises worldwide are "digitally determined," spearheaded by visionary executives willing to make the tough decisions required to align digital initiatives, technologies, teams, and roadmaps across the entire organization. Are YOU ready to join their ranks?

Key Topics

The IDC CIO Summit Series 2020 will provide essential guidance on:




Cyber Security


Big Data and Analytics


Enterprise Infrastructure

Why Attend?

The IDC CIO Summit 2020 will bring together global analysts, market-leading vendors, and 500 of the region's most influential C-suite leader to make sense of the rapidly evolving digital transformation landscape and shape the digital strategies of tomorrow. By attending the event, you will be able to:

Leverage insights from respected industry leaders

Get hands-on with the industry's latest innovations

Participate in briefings for CEOs, CFOs and CHROs

Tailor the agenda to meet your own unique needs

Explore dedicated industry and focus group tracks


Featuring presentations, panel discussions, focus groups, and workshops, our agenda has been designed to help C-Suite executives rethink the way they leverage emerging technologies to make their enterprises more agile, efficient, and productive than ever before.

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Jyoti Lalchandani

Group Vice President & Regional Managing Director (META), IDC

Crawford Del Prete

President, IDC Worldwide

Tarek Shahawy

Senior Director Technology & Cloud Solutions, Oracle

Bhavin Gandhi

Senior Sales Engineer, Trend Micro

Ashraf Arafeh

Managing Director, Qatar, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Zeid Chamma

Regional Sales Manager-Enterprise, Google Cloud

Maya Zakhour

Channel Sales Director – MEA, Italy and Spain, NetApp

Yazeed Almaso

Regional Sales Manager (META), Nginx

Salman Ali

Technical Channel Manager Middle East, Riverbed

Waleed Akl

Lead Cloud Architect (METNA), VMware

Vijay Jaswal

CTO, Middle East & Turkey, Software AG

Wilson Xavier

Research Director, Telecom & IT Services (META), IDC

Saad Sabah Al-Kuwari

Senior Director, Software, Ooredoo

Mark Walker

Associate Vice President, South Africa, IDC

Sayed Peerzade

Group CIO, Reliance Entertainment

Ranjit Rajan

Vice President, Research (META), IDC

Luyanda Ntuane

CIO, MOTUS Car Rental Division (South Africa)

Roger Sels

Vice President Solutions (EMEA), BlackBerry

Bernard Diab

Territory Account Manager, Qatar, Nutanix

Boutros El Haddad

General Manager, i4 Solutions

Hasan Khan

Acting General Manager, Cisco Qatar

Alister Shepherd

MEA Managing Director, Mandiant, A FireEye Company

Mohamad Rizk

Technical Sales Director (Middle East), Veeam Software

Jonathan Tullett

Senior Research Manager, IT Services

Baha Eldin El Sharif

Head of Application, Qatar Civil Aviation Authority

Mohammed Jamous

Chief Information Technology Officer, Doha Insurance Group

Varun Kukreja

Senior Program Manager, Senior Program Manager - IT Security MEA, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey

Knowledge Hub

Discover more about IDC's latest research focus and the insights that will shape discussions at the CIO Summits 2020.



Digital Transformation

3rd Platform

IT Market Update


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Join Our CIO Summit

Combining informative presentations, interactive panel debates, and extensive peer-to-peer networking, the IDC CIO Summit Series 2020 promises to deliver game-changing insights.
The experiences shared by industry pioneers will inspire you not only to grow professionally and personally but also to transform the role of CIO from tech enabler to digital innovator.
The IDC CIO Summit Series 2020 guarantees to deliver the perfect blend of expert opinions, practical solutions, and networking opportunities for your organization.


Deepa Ahuja

Conference Director, Africa

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