The Future IT Summit 2017, held at the Burj Al Arab Hotel on 14th March opened doors to an overwhelming crowd in its third edition. A great line-up of speakers, country driven case studies and presentations, the Titans Badge of Honor and the Catalyst awards summed up to help the Future IT Summit 2017 create a niche benchmark in the region.
The Future IT Summit 2017 organized by Enterprise Channels MEA and brought to you by Global Enterprise Connect kicked off with the Titans Badge of Honors. As the first-year anniversary of the Titans magazine, this badge of honor award were bestowed to over 55 CIO’s who were featured in the Titans magazine. The summit witnessed incredible presentations and striking discussions on innumerable opportunities and possibilities that the cloud is bringing into the region to change the way IT would redefine business.
The event hosted the top government organizations, ministries, business conglomerates and leading organizations from various verticals. On the unique note, the Summit presented the audience with the Future IT landscape of GCC countries with spectacular presentations. The Future IT Summit 2017 was held on March 14th at the Burj Al Arab Hotel. The sponsors were – Cloud Partner: Microsoft, Veeam – Platinum Partner, OMA Emirates – Gold Partner, Aruba – HPE company – Gold Partner, CTM360 – Cyber Security Partner, Epicor – ERP Partner, OMA Emirates: Payment Solution Partner, Official Airline Partner: Gulf Air, Supporting Partners – Rittal, Sage, Emitac Enterprise Solutions, Exclusive Networks, Commvault, Sophos, Bulwark Technologies, Supporting Government Partners: Dubai Municipality, The Shura Council KSA, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology , Information and Technology Association Oman, Information and eGov Authority Bahrain, Qatar Gas Transportation company, Ministy of Information, Oman, Ministry of Municipality and Water Resources Oman.
The key speakers and panelists who discussed the innumerable opportunities of cloud were – Kevin Ashby, Microsoft, Abdullah Hamood Al Barwani, Director of Infrastructure ITA, Oman, Hani Alzaid, Deputy Director of the National Center for Cybersecurity, King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology & ICT Counselor, The Shura Coumcil, Ibrahim Yaqob Ali Naseer, Director for Strategy & Corporate Excellence Department, Dubai Municipality, Gregg Petersen, Regional Director, MEA and SAARC, Veeam Software, Mirza Asrar Baig, Founder & CEO of CTM 360, Hamad Suwaid, Information Technology Manager, Qatar Gas Transportation Company, Ahmad El Soufi, SE Manager, Aruba-HPE, Shaikh Salman Bin Mohamed AlKhalifa, General Director of Information Technology, Information and eGovernment Authority, Bahrain, Mazen Abou Najm, Data Center & Cloud Technical Sales Lead, Cisco Systems,, Yezdi Dara Rabadi – Regional Cyber Security Architect – SOC & GRC, Ashith Piriyattiath, Group Head of IT, Al Masah Capital Management, Hussain Khalsan, Commercial Bank of Dubai, Deputy Head of IT Risk & GRC, Venkatesh Mahadevan, Head of IT, Dubai Investments PJSC, Aliasgar Bohari, Zulekha Hospitals LLC.