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The Race to Reinvent: Connecting Leaders
to Empower Digital Transformation

Atlantis, The Palm

Introducing Our Guest Speaker


Professor of Innovation and Design, NYU Stern School of Business

Atlantis, The Palm

Introducing IDC's


Driving Innovation Across the Region

IDC's CIO Advisory Council for the Middle East is an independent industry body tasked with spurring collaboration, incubating innovation, and accelerating the proliferation of new technology trends across the region. The Council's esteemed members include:

From business transformation and technology project management to artificial intelligence and machine learning, the IDC Middle East 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


Acknowledge the successes of the regional most dynamic digital transformation initiatives.

IDC CIO Awards


Discover in-depth, research-backed insights supported by a wealth of cross-industry expertise.

CIO Advisory Council

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

Advisory Board

IDC's CIO Advisory Council for the Middle East is an independent industry body tasked with spurring collaboration, incubating innovation, and accelerating the proliferation of new technology trends across the region. The Council's esteemed members include:

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

Meredith Whalen

Chief Research Officer, IDC

Mahmoud El Kordy

Business Unit Director (Middle East, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan), IBM

H.E Saeed Al Mulla

Executive Director – Government Services Sector, Abu Dhabi Digital Authority

Dr. Salim Al Ruzaiqi

CEO, Ministry of Technology & Communications (Oman)

Dr. Zakareya Ahmed AlKhajah

Deputy Chief Executive of eTransformation, Information & eGovernment Authority (Bahrain)

Eng. Ali Nasser Alasiri

CEO of Yesser-eGovernment Program(Saudi Arabia)

Dante Malagrino

Chief Development Officer, Riverbed Technology FZ LLC

Steven Frantzen

Senior Vice President (EMEA) & Managing Director (CEMA), IDC

Andy Philp

Solutions Marketing Lead (EMEA), VMware Middle East

Ron Guerrier

CIO and Secretary of Innovation & Technology, State of Illinois (USA)

Chris Weston

Principal Client Advisory Practice, IDC

Ranjit Rajan

Associate Vice President – Research, IDC Middle East, Turkey & Africa (META)

Carrie MacGillivray

Group VP, Internet of Things, IDC

Tamer Odeh

Regional Director, Middle East, Sentinel One

Claude Schuck

Regional Manager for Middle East and Africa, Veeam

Amir Akhtar

Manager of Channels & Distribution, Veeam

Simon Crawley-Trice

Vice President, Global Solutions and Services – Rackspace, Rackspace

Walid Gomaa

General Manager Middle East and Pakistan, Hitachi Vantara

Mostafa F. Mansour

Solutions Consultant, OpenText

Hatem Ali

Global Services and Intelligence Lead, FireEye

Jerome Labat

Chief Technology Officer, MicroFocus

Wilson Xavier

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

Akash Agrawal

Business Unit Executive, Red Hat Synergy Leader, IBM

Rodrigo Castelo

Vice President - Middle East & Africa, Outsystems

Brian Halpin

Chief Customer Officer (EMEA), Blue Prism

Sandeep Srinivasan

Business Head of Digital and Analytics, Asia Pacific, HCL Technologies

Brig. Khalid Al Razooqi

General Director of Artificial Intelligence, Dubai Police

Karan Dixit

Vice President, Middle East & Africa – UiPath

Sameh R. Helmy

Solution Partners Director-META Region, Intel Corporation

Zeeshan Idrees

Retail Go To Market Director, EMEA, Salesforce

Sandra Ng

Group Vice President, Practice Group, IDC Asia/Pacific

Sameer Areff

Chief Operating Officer- Middle East South, SAP

Christian Reilly

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Citrix MEA

Taha M Khalifa

Client Computing Group Sales Director (EMEA), Intel Corporation

Bahey Thabet

IS-Territory Sales Manager, IBM

Gaurav Verma

Research Manager, IDC Energy Insights

Kirsty Lowe

Head of Energy & Engineering Consulting Practice, EMEA, OpenText

Jeroen Schlosser

Managing Director, Equinix

Ranjit Rajan

Associate Vice President, Research (META), IDC

Hamza Naqshbandi

Country Manager (Saudi Arabia & Bahrain), IDC

Anil Titus

Regional Manager -Sales Engineering, Commvault

Luke Williams

Professor of Innovation and Design New York University Stern School of Business Author of Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business

Sandra Ng

Group Vice President, Practice Group, IDC

Knowledge Hub

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



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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.


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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