The seventh virtual summit in the Channel Insights Series took place on November 30. Titled New Culture, New Teams, New Decisions, Channel Must Adjust, the virtual summit discussed how organisations can adjust to the new way of conducting business. The virtual summit was hosted by Global CIO Forum in association with CONTEXT.
The time is ripe, for organisations to start rethinking business in a new way. Nothing will be the same from now on. Rules have changed, norms have changed, strategies have changed. The game itself has changed.
The Middle East channel has been quite optimistic about a high growth tangent in the IT supplies and distribution side and a majority of the survey respondents pointed towards a positive outlook for business in 2021. The channel leaders here will play a pivotal role in writing the new rules of the business. There might be a dire need to bring in people with new skill sets and new directions. Leadership in post-pandemic will change as well and the CXOs will have to adjust.
The virtual summit explored in depth the thought processes of the key channel leaders in the region and how they are mapping the year to come.
To impart insights on the topic of New Culture, New Teams, New Decisions, Channel Must Adjust, the virtual summit brought on stage Adam Simon, Global Managing Director and CFO at CONTEXT and Tim Davies, Country Manager, Middle East at CONTEXT. Joining them were Dharmendra L Sawlani, Director, Smile Computers, Savvy Impex FZCO and President, Dubai Computer Group; Shukri Halima, Associate Director at Global Credit Solutions; and Marissa Safe, Vice President and COO, FDC International. The virtual summit concluded with an engaging panel discussion.
About Channel Insights Series
The Channel Insights Series aims to empower various segments of the supply chain and distribution industry with actionable insights and clarity on the way forward. Over eight sessions, the series will table case studies, research notes, survey results, and analysis of how various organisations have responded to the challenges created by the pandemic.
The Channel Insights Series is a unique opportunity for the entire channel community to gather and surge ahead. It will bring together vendors, distributors, resellers, retailers and other key players. Participants include senior executives from Dell Technologies, Jacky’s Business Solutions, Mindware, Aruba, Spectrami, Mam International, and many more.
About GCF Unite VirtualSummit
Global CIO Forum’s GCF Unite VirtualSummit is an online webinar that is aimed towards creating a global technology leaders’ community whose ultimate goal is to Integrate, Influence, Impact CIOs and tech leaders. The GCF Unite VirtualSummit will host a series of events in multiple chapters and 30+ countries featuring successful local tech leaders, CIOs, IT directors, innovators, educators and investors who share business leadership best practices, and lessons learned on the road to building great future with help of technocrats and technology.
About Global CIO Forum
The role of a CIO is one of the most critical one in today’s business and industry. Today, CIOs hold the future of innovation, productivity and competitiveness in their hands. At the Global CIO Forum, we not only provide our members with an exchange forum for best IT leadership strategies and practices to enhance business results, but we are also developing a strong voice to ensure that CIOs are represented at key industry and government decision tables. In other words: Integrate. Influence. Impact.
The Global CIO Forum’s mission is to represents IT Executives and CIOs globally. Currently working in META region and with expansion plans globally, the Global CIO Forum is a non-profit community of CIOs and IT leaders whose mission is to facilitate networking, sharing of best practices and executive development, and to collaborate on issues faced by the CIOs and IT executives.