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The Race to Reinvent: Connecting Leaders
to Empower Digital Transformation

Digital Event | Saudi Arabia | October 14


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Showcasing global perspective from


President, IDC

Digital Event | Saudi Arabia | October 14

Showcasing global perspective from


CEO of eGovernment Program (YESSER), Saudi Arabia

Digital Event | Saudi Arabia | October 14

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Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation,
Ministry of Human Resource and Social Development, Saudi Arabia

Digital Event | Saudi Arabia | October 14

Introducing IDC's


Driving Innovation Across the Region

The 10th edition of the IDC Saudi Arabia CIO Summit will showcase the Kingdom’s efforts to drive digital transformation (DX) across both its public and private sectors through its ambitious National Transformation Program.


As the Kingdom rapidly approaches the business end of DX, join us for an in-depth look at the strategies being developed, fine-tuned, and executed to develop a thriving digital society and catapult Saudi Arabia further into the future.


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:

Digital Backbone: Intelligent Process Automation Enabling Multiplied Innovation

Chatbots, AI and Machine Learning: Personalizing the Customer Experience in Real Time

Cyber Security


Cloud Agility and Scalability in the New Normal: The Foundation of Business Continuity

Next wave of Digital Government: Digitally Driven Citizen and Public Services

Harnessing the Power of Big Data and Analytics

Future Workspace

The Impact of Hyperconvergence on People, Process and Technology

Advisory Board

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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Hamza Naqshbandi

Regional Director (Saudi Arabia & Bahrain), IDC

Crawford Del Prete

President, IDC Worldwide

Rasheed Al Omari

Principal Business Solutions Strategist (SEMEA), VMware

William Malik

VP Infrastructure Strategies, Trend Micro

Mohamad Idriss

Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

Abdulrahman Almohimeed

Solutions Manager, Software AG

Kenneth C. Budka

Sr. Partner, Bell Labs Consulting, Nokia Bell Labs

Alain Sanchez

CISO (EMEA), Senior Evangelist, Fortinet

Greg Foss

Senior Security Strategist, VMware Carbon Black

Mohsin Raza Khan

Systems Engineering Manager (KSA & Bahrain), Nutanix

Osama Al-Zoubi

Chief Technology Officer (Middle East & Africa), Cisco

Sumeet Pathak

Digital Workforce Evangelist, Automation Anywhere

Simon Contini

Services Advisory Principal & SME of Business, Cyber Resilience & Disaster Recovery, Dell Technologies

Ian Russ

EMEA Chief Architect, BMC

Dr Aseel Addawood

Senior AI and Data Science Advisor & Data Science Ambassador, Oracle

Guy Kirkwood

Chief Evangelist,UiPath

Uzair Mujtaba

Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia

Yasser N. Alswailem

General Manager of Cybersecurity – Saudi Telecom Company, STC

Ranjit Rajan

Vice President, Research (META), IDC

Eng. Abdulaziz Alkhlaif

CIO - Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Mishari Hospital

Jawad Khalil

Program Manager, Telecoms KSA, IDC

Eslam Taha

Director of IT development and Enterprise Applications, Flynas

Nagia El-Emary

Country Manager (Egypt) & Senior Consultant (MEA), IDC

Rashed Al-Othman

EVP, Business Technology, Riyad Bank

Rakshit Ghura

VP & Global Head, Digital Workplace Services, HCL Technologies

Roger Sels

Vice President of Solutions in EMEA, BlackBerry

Rani Hmayssi

Regional Sales Manager, Google Cloud

Felix Thomas Wass

President & CEO, DETASAD

Karim Y Rizkallah

Director, Solution Consulting, OpenText

Tarek Kuzbari

Regional Director Middle East & Turkey at Cybereason

Pat Phelan

VP, Market Research, Rimini Street

Abdullah Al Saadoun

Country Manager, (KSA & Bahrain), RSA

Varun Kukreja

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

Mohammed Bader Alnajjar

Cloud Business Development Manager, Nahil Computers

Eng. Abdullah Biary

CISO, SALAMA Cooperative Insurance Co.

Yash Pal Dogra

Senior Conference Manager, Middle East and Africa

Ronita Bhattacharjee

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

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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

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Taher Hamdan

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