The 5th edition of The Future IT Summit held on 13th March at The Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa was a staggering success. Attended by over 300+ key decision makers— including top government officials and leading CIOs from the GCC and Africa region, the Future IT Summit 2019 explored the IT landscape of the GCC countries. With some thought-provoking presentations, competitive solution showcase, live demonstrations and expert panel discussions, the summit was a huge advantage for the attendees and partners to take away some knowledgeable experiences.
Mr. Khaled Al Nuaimi, Senior IT Consultant, Eastern Province Principality – Ministry of Interior – KSA, Ambassador Ali Jassim Alaradi, Director – Information Systems Directorate – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain, Ibrahim Talib Al Wardi, Act. Director and General Manager, e-services ITA Oman, Mohammed Mahnashi, ICT Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Loay AlNakhal, ICT Ambassador, Dubai Municipality and Ahmed Al Refaei, COO, Al Masraf Bank inaugurated the summit by cutting the ribbon.
The Speakers of 2019 edition were – Ambassador Ali Jassim Alaradi, Director – Information Systems Directorate – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain, Loay AlNakhal, ICT Ambassador, Dubai Municipality, Ibrahim Talib Al Wardi, Act. Director and General Manager, e-services ITA Oman, Abdulaziz Al-Oraij, Foss Director, MCIT – Saudi Arabia, Elie Kamel, Regional Sales Manager, NetApp, Samer Semaan, Distribution Manager – Gulf & UAE, Dell Technologies, Mike O’Hara, Territory Account Manager, Nutanix.
The expert panel discussion, moderated by the Editor of Enterprise Channels consisted of Sh. Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, CIO, King Hamad University Hospital, Samer Semaan, Distribution Manager – Gulf & UAE, Dell Technologies, Mike O’Hara, Territory Account Manager, Nutanix, Syed Mohammed Naqvi, Head of MIS, Data & IT Governance, Al Hilal Bank, Ajay Rathi, Digital Evangelist, Meshal M Alfouwais, Digital Transformation Initiative Manager, Saudi Electricity Company.
The discussion on ‘RevolveDX – Ready, Steady, Disrupt looked into how the industry leaders are staying calm while being at the verge of disruption and what the future holds in store— for the service provider and the end-user.
Special thank you to all our sponsors –
Platinum Sponsor: Dell Technologies
Gold Sponsor: Arrow ECS
Gold Sponsor: Nutanix
Gold Sponsor: NetApp
Silver Sponsor: Valto Technolgies
Strategic Security Partner – Seclore
Strategic Data Protection Partner – Veritas
Strategic Risk and Governance Partner – SAI Global
Strategic SI Partner – BITS Secure IT
Strategic VAD Partner – Exclusive Networks
Supporting Government Partner – Dubai Municipality, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bahrain, – Saudi Electricity Company, ITA Oman.
Supporting Partners – Equinix, Rittal Middle East, Strategy International, Finesse, Toshiba, Epicor. Logicom, Aruba HPE, Fortinet, Rubrik, Seidor, TechVivid, TPLink, Zebra Technologies
Knowledge Partners: AI Society Bahrain, e-Safe
Travel Partner: Kanoo Travel
Hospitality partner: Al Habtoor Polo Resort