EVENT BRIEF

Decoding the Digital Future

It’s no surprise that 2017 was a year of disruptive trends locally and globally. We saw an explosion of start-ups pitching every aspect of technology to public and private enterprises, from digital technology platforms to Artificial Intelligence and machine learning. In the enterprise space, we are seeing a shift in attention with more traditional businesses actively engaging in digital transformation strategies. What’s driving this shift?

The Future IT Summit 2018 is back to explore more on the digital transformation where the key government decision makers, private sector leaders and IT solution providers will engage in a unique discussion on the key role that the GCC countries and organizations are playing in redefining their position in the global economy map. In focus- How digitization will breath an ease of excellence in the various sectors along with the new and emerging technologies such as Blockchain, Fintech.

‘Future’ and ‘IT’ are synonyms. Nobody knows what they have in store for the human race. GEC Media Group successfully brought these synonyms on a unified platform. Enterprise Channels MEA hosted its first ‘Future IT Summit’ at the Address Hotel—Downtown Dubai on March 16, 2015. The event that won accolades from the market for its sheer excellence in addressing and exploring the Hybrid Cloud brought together IT stalwarts and key players from across the region to discuss the latest in cloud technology and work upon partner enablement strategies.

Future IT Summit 2017 marked the first-year anniversary of the Titans magazine, and 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 expects and welcomes participation from leading players in the IT Fraternity, that includes all the top and leading vendors, distributors, Sis, SPs, ISVs etc. The summit would also host key decision makers from the end user world, including;

  • CIOs
  • Heads of Infrastructure
  • Heads of Applications
  • Heads of Information Risk
  • Chief Enterprise Architects Heads of PMO
  • Chiefs of Staff
  • Heads of IT Finance
  • CFOs
  • CTOs
  • CEOs
  • Project Managers and Leaders

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

The event, in its third year, would dwell into the innumerable opportunities and possibilities that Cloud is bringing in to the region to change the way IT would be redefining business. Participants will be able to;

  • Walk down to the future lanes of possibilities with an amazing set of speakers to embellish the topics
  • Explore leading and upcoming technologies in Cloud
  • Determine the maturity of the region in adoption of emerging technologies
  • Gain insights into expert case studies on Cloud
  • Be a part of dedicated networking sessions for vendors and partners
  • Be a part of dedicated networking sessions for vendors/disties/partners and end users
TIME SESSION
08:30 AM : REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING
09:15AM : Ribbon Cutting and Inauguration of the Forum by the Patron: The Ministry of Economy UAE
09:20AM : Welcome Note by the Editor
09:25AM : The TITANS Badge of Honor Ceremony
09:45AM : The rise of AI: Transforming Business with Data and Artificial Intelligence

Kevin Ashby | Partner Marketing Advisor, Microsoft MEA ​

Kevin Ashby
Partner Marketing Advisor
Microsoft MEA

10:00AM : Future IT Landscape_KSA:

Mohammed A Mahnashi
ICT Advisor
Ministry of Finance

10:15AM : Jump Start Digital Transformation in Middle East and Africa

Juan Jose De La Torre
Digital Transformation Leader
IBM Middle East and Africa ​

10:30AM : Future IT Landscape_OMAN:

Abdullah Hamood Khalifa Al Raqadi
Director General - IT
Ministry of Health - Oman

10:45AM : Realize your Digital Future

Samer Semaan
Distribution Manager
Gulf & UAE Dell EMC

11:00 AM : COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING
11.15AM : Future IT Landscape- Bahrain:

Abubakar Arshad
Cyber Security Advisor
TRA

11:30AM : An integrated approach towards managing Data Privacy and Cyber Security risks within the digital transformation

Rob Van Straten,
Executive Vice President,
SAI Global

11.45PM : Future IT Landscape_UAE:

Esam Alfalasi
IT Director
Ministry of Economy

12.00PM : Planning a Simplified Backup & Cloud Data Management Strategy

Mohammed Tamimi
Regional Director
Rubrik​

12.15PM : Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Saeed Khan Vice President & Head - Sales (Middle East), AGC NetworksSaeed Khan
Vice President & Head - Sales (Middle East)
AGC Networks
12.30PM : Panel Discussion : GCC Organizations' Digital Transformation Readiness Roadmap. How prepared are we?

Moderated by :

Dr. Uzman Zafar
Business Management
Technology Executive UAE

Abdullah Al Barwani
GM IT Security
Omantel
Anshul Srivastav
CIO
Union Insurance
Dr. Ayad Aldaijy
Advisor to the Saudi Arabian Minister of Environment
Water & Agriculture & Former CIO

Adam El Adama
SISO/Head of Information Security
ADNOC

Samer Semaan
Distribution Manager
Gulf & UAE Dell EMC
Mohammed Tamimi
Regional Director
Rubrik​
12:45 PM : LUNCH AND NETWORKING
01:30PM : Catalyst Awards and Top 10 IT Companies 2018 Briefing
02.00PM : TOP 10 IT Companies to work for in 2018 Awards
02.10PM : Catalyst Awards
02:15PM : Closing, Drinks & Networking

THE CATALYSTS AWARD

It’s time to put the spotlight on ‘The Person’!

Oxford dictionary defines Catalysts as ‘A substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself undergoing any permanent chemical change’. True to all its sense, be it chemistry or the industry. Behind every successful organization, there is a person who thoroughly pushes his/her limits to achieve excellence that goes beyond horizons. But often as companies get the limelight, these people are seen missing on the spotlight.

So here we are. Catalyst – the first of its kind award ceremony in the IT media world, carrying forward its legacy of 2015, will once again recognize and honor the trailblazers in the industry who have been uplifting the brand and reputation of their respective organizations in the market and truly acting as ‘CATALYSTS’ in the ever-changing market landscape.

SUBMIT NOMINATION

SPEAKERS AND PANELISTS

SPONSORS

Patronizer

Ministry-of-Economy

Platinum Sponsor

Dell-EMC
Aptec

Strategic AI Partner

Microsoft

Strategic Digital Transformation Partner

IBM

Exclusive GRC Partner

sai-global

Exclusive Secure Identity Solutions Partner

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Exclusive DRaaS Partner

rubarik

Exclusive Security VAD Partner

Exclusive-Network

Strategic SI Partner

AGC

Enterprise Application Partner

Epicor

Supporting Partners

Fortinet
cio-menia

Supporting Government Partner

EVENT GLIMPSE 2017

The Future IT Summit 2017

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