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Digital Event | Saudi Arabia | October 14

Agenda

Time Event & Speakers
09:00

Networking & Platform Familiarization

10:00

Welcome Address

Hamza Naqshbandi
Regional Director (Saudi Arabia & Bahrain), IDC
10:10

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.
10:30

Future Ready: Driving a Return to Growth and Innovation while Navigating Unprecedented Challenges

Rasheed Al Omari
Principal Business Solutions Strategist (SEMEA), VMware
At a time when ‘business as usual’ is not an option, we need to focus on helping each other, and assisting our customers as they respond and adapt.

Businesses are facing three distinct phases requiring action. The first is triage: immediate response when time is of the essence and it demands urgent action to help those most in need. The second is embracing our new normal, challenging old assumptions and adopting more efficient and empathetic ways of operating. The third is about new opportunities, driving systemic and structural changes for the better in areas like health, education and work.

 

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10:50

Enabling Digital Transformation in the Identity Workspace

William Malik
VP Infrastructure Strategies, Trend Micro

Now that traditional office work is becoming work-from-home, workers and managers realize that the office was much more than a space. At the infrastructure level, the home environment requires stronger cybersecurity to reduce the enterprise attack surface. At the interpersonal level, the interactions and work patterns that evolved in the office have no analogs at home. Workers have to find other means to preserve connections with colleagues, and managers must rethink their mission and role in sustaining the strengths that corporate culture provides. We will discuss those transformations and the productivity renaissance that the new identity workspace can bring – and the security and privacy measures needed to keep it trustworthy and strong.

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11:10

Your Path to Digital Leadership

Mohamad Idriss
Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat

The use of legacy security solutions and the hiring of more security experts are now inadequate as attackers act and evolve much master than ever before. Given that digital trust has become essential for organizational survival, the utilization of SOCs has now come under the spotlight. This session will explore how organizations can monitor threats in real time and respond quickly to incidents by giving security teams the power to use sophisticated quantitative methods to gain insights and prioritize efforts. Such analytic-driven methods and solutions enable organizations to shift from reactive to proactive and predictive security postures.

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11:30

Why APIs Matter Today?

Abdulrahman Almohimeed
Solutions Manager, Software AG

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11:50

Creating Digital Value with the Networks of the Future

Kenneth C. Budka
Sr. Partner, Bell Labs Consulting, Nokia Bell Labs

5G communication networks will form the central nervous system for the automation of Saudi Arabia's industrial enterprises. This session will explain how 5G-networked sensors, devices, humans, and augmented cognition and control systems will be used to improve safety, productivity, and efficiency across a wide spectrum of enterprises.

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12:10

Why is Orchestration Important now?

Alain Sanchez
CISO (EMEA), Senior Evangelist, Fortinet

The old-school of high tech procurement used to select mosaics of point-solutions based on a so-called best-of-breed approach. Quite common up until 2018, this trend used to leave integration for later. Today, as the time scale of the threat is the millisecond, natively integrated platforms are massively being adopted. Now does this mean companies will have to throw away millions of dollars of legacy platforms?

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12:30

Platinum Parallel Session (Parallel Sessions)

Track A: Cybersecurity and Business Continuity: A New Approach to Enterprise Resilience

12:30 - 12:40

eCrime Evolution

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Greg Foss
Senior Security Strategist, VMware Carbon Black
12:40 - 12:50

Executive Considerations around Cyber Recovery within the Wider Cyber Resiliency

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Simon Contini
Services Advisory Principal & SME of Business, Cyber Resilience & Disaster Recovery, Dell Technologies
12:50 - 13:05

Panel Discussion

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Uzair Mujtaba
Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia
Greg Foss
Senior Security Strategist, VMware Carbon Black
Simon Contini
Services Advisory Principal & SME of Business, Cyber Resilience & Disaster Recovery, Dell Technologies
Yasser N. Alswailem
General Manager of Cybersecurity – Saudi Telecom Company, STC

Track B: Accelerating Digital Transformation With Cloud and AI

12:30 - 12:40

Building Hybrid Clouds for the Digital Era

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Mohsin Raza Khan
Systems Engineering Manager (KSA & Bahrain), Nutanix
12:40 - 12:50

The Autonomous Digital Enterprise

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Ian Russ
EMEA Chief Architect, BMC
12:50 - 13:05

Panel Discussion

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Ranjit Rajan
Vice President, Research (META), IDC
Mohsin Raza Khan
Systems Engineering Manager (KSA & Bahrain), Nutanix
Ian Russ
EMEA Chief Architect, BMC
Eng. Abdulaziz Alkhlaif
CIO - Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Mishari Hospital

Track C: Dx Enablers: AI, from Hype to Reality

12:30 - 12:40

Artificial Intelligence Hype to Reality

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Osama Al-Zoubi
Chief Technology Officer (Middle East & Africa), Cisco
12:40 - 12:50

Beyond the Hype Of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

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Dr Aseel Addawood
Senior AI and Data Science Advisor & Data Science Ambassador, Oracle
12:50 - 13:05

Panel Discussion

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Jawad Khalil
Program Manager, Telecoms KSA, IDC
Osama Al-Zoubi
Chief Technology Officer (Middle East & Africa), Cisco
Dr Aseel Addawood
Senior AI and Data Science Advisor & Data Science Ambassador, Oracle
Eslam Taha
Director of IT development and Enterprise Applications, Flynas

Track D: The Shift to Intelligent Automation: Role of AI in RPA

12:30 - 12:40

Leveraging Intelligent Automation to Compete in Post COVID-19 Era

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Sumeet Pathak
Digital Workforce Evangelist, Automation Anywhere
12:40 - 12:50

Enabling the Future of Work with AI and ML

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Guy Kirkwood
Chief Evangelist,UiPath
12:50 - 13:05

Panel Discussion

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Nagia El-Emary
Country Manager (Egypt) & Senior Consultant (MEA), IDC
Sumeet Pathak
Digital Workforce Evangelist, Automation Anywhere
Guy Kirkwood
Chief Evangelist,UiPath
Rashed Al-Othman
EVP, Business Technology, Riyad Bank
13:05

Technology Focus Group Track Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

FG A: The Future of Work: Adapting Your Workplace to the Evolution of People, Processes, and Systems

13:05 - 13:20

A1: Embracing Disruption: Workplace Technology, People and Culture

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Rakshit Ghura
VP & Global Head, Digital Workplace Services, HCL Technologies
13:20 - 13:35

A2: 6 Actions to Adopt on the Trajectory to Resiliency

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Karim Y Rizkallah
Director, Solution Consulting, OpenText
13:35 - 13:50

A3: The Future of Work: The Next Normal

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Nagia El-Emary
Country Manager (Egypt) & Senior Consultant (MEA), IDC
13:50 - 13:55

Summary

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

FG B: Next-Generation Security & Resilience

13:05 - 13:20

B1: The Only Winning Move is to Adopt Intelligent Security

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Roger Sels
Vice President of Solutions in EMEA, BlackBerry
13:20 - 13:35

B2: Defining Chaos and Corporate risk

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Tarek Kuzbari
Regional Director Middle East & Turkey at Cybereason
13:35 - 13:50

B3: Building Cyber Resilience with Incident Response

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Varun Kukreja
Senior Program Manager, Senior Program Manager - IT Security MEA, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey
13:50 - 13:55

Summary

Yash Pal Dogra
Senior Conference Manager, Middle East and Africa

FG C: Building Hybrid Clouds for the Digital Era

13:05 - 13:20

C1: Value of Cloud: Assessing IT Priorities in Today’s Environment

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Rani Hmayssi
Regional Sales Manager, Google Cloud
13:20 - 13:35

C2: Leverage Hybrid IT Now to Power Digital Transformation

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Pat Phelan
VP, Market Research, Rimini Street
13:35 - 13:50

C3: The Power of the Cloud Tools

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Mohammed Bader Alnajjar
Cloud Business Development Manager, Nahil Computers
13:50 - 13:55

Summary

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

FG D: Enabling Business Impact through Effective Cybersecurity

13:05 - 13:20

D1: Emerging Cybersecurity Solutions for the Digital Era

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Felix Thomas Wass
President & CEO, DETASAD
13:20 - 13:35

D2: Managing Risk in a digital World

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Abdullah Al Saadoun
Country Manager, (KSA & Bahrain), RSA
13:35 - 13:50

D3: Managing Risk in a Digital World

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Eng. Abdullah Biary
CISO, SALAMA Cooperative Insurance Co.
13:50 - 13:55

Summary

Uzair Mujtaba
Program Manager — IDC Saudi Arabia
13:55

IDC Digital Excellence Awards 2020

14:25

Gamification & Announcements of Winners

14:30

Close of Summit

Contacts

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

+971506591320

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