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


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
09:15AM : Ribbon Cutting and Inauguration of the Forum by the Patron
09:20AM :  Welcome Note by the Editor
09:25AM : The TITANS Badge of Honor Ceremony
09:45AM :  Keynote: The Digital Agenda_A Bird’s Eye View of GCC Enterprises’ Digital Journey
 10:00AM : Future IT Landscape_KSA
10:15AM :  Backup and DRaaS
10:30AM : Future IT Landscape_OMAN
10:45AM : Security

11.15AM :  Future IT Landscape- Kuwait
11:30AM :  Networking
11.45PM : Future IT Landscape_Bahrain
12.00PM : Virtualization
12.15PM : Future IT Landscape_UAE

01.30PM : Panel Discussion
02.00PM : Catalyst Awards and Top 10 IT Companies 2018 Briefing
02.10PM : TOP 10 IT Companies to work for in 2018 Awards
02:15PM : Catalyst Awards
03:00PM : Closing, Drinks & Networking


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.




The Future IT Summit 2017


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