Why Hybrid Cloud Middle East Digi-Conference?

The current pandemic and its impact are making the adoption of matured digital technologies a “must have” for many organisations across all sectors. As public and private organisations are waking up to the reality that in order to compete in this new era, they need to fast track their digital adoption and implement a comprehensive digital transformation that will drive IT agility across the entire organisational structure.

At the core of driving this transformation and adoption is cloud technology and most importantly the hybrid cloud because of its potential to help organisations increase agility to deploy, connect and scale resources in a way they have not been able to do before.

To support and optimise their digital transformation journey, public and private enterprises must turn to hybrid cloud technology to guarantee that extra edge over competition as the potentials and benefits are enormous. Additionally, digital workloads such as Big Data and the IoT are driving new designs for datacentre architectures, as well as demands for ever greater data security.

To remain competitive in today’s software-driven digital economy, organisations must embrace cloud, to support their digital transformation. It will be a balancing act to move quickly and stay competitive while preparing for the road ahead. By thinking proactively about IT strategies, especially for cloud adoption, applications can be built and positioned for sustainable success.

To discuss this and much more, the Hybrid Cloud Middle East Digi-Conference will be bringing together IT and digital transformation leaders from public and private enterprises from across the Middle East to exchange ideas and share thought leadership and experience on how to implement a successful hybrid cloud strategy.

220+

Attendees

6

Executive Multi-sector Panel Sessions

6

Innovation Session with Tech Experts

5

Key Sectors: Government, Healthcare, BFSI, Education and Retail sectors

24

Speakers and Panellists

Meet the Advisory Committee

Mohamed Abdel – Razek

CIO – Africa Middle East & Islamic Banking, Standard Chartered Bank

Yuri Misnik

Group Chief Information Officer, First Abu Dhabi Bank

Piyush Chowan

Chief Information Officer, Lulu Group International

Furqan Asrar Ahmed

eHealth Strategist, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia

Hariprasad Chede

Chief Information Security Officer, National Bank Fujairah

Meet the Speakers

Government Sector

DR. AYAD ALDAIJY

Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture Saudi Arabia

LT.COLONEL DR.HAMAD KHALIFA AL NUEIMI

Head of Telecom Division, ICT Center, Abu Dhabi Police GHQ

SHAJAHAN KAKKATTIL

IT Quality & Information Security Manager, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry

JIM CRAIG

Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

BFSI Sector

MAHESH MIRCHANDANI

A Business & Technology Leader with 15+ years of hands-on experience in HyperAutomation of Enterprises

TANYA KOVAL

Head of Enterprise Architecture, Infrastructure And Workplace at First Abu Dhabi Bank

SYED AL NAQVI

Head of IT Strategy & Governance, Data Mgmt & Analytics, Al Hilal Bank

DR RICHARD NICHOLSON

Principal Solution Architect - Financial Services Specialist Team EMEA, AWS

Retail Sector Speakers

MODERATOR: LUCAS PEDEVILLA,

Strategy Director and Head of Supply Chain in the Middle East, Accenture

PIYUSH CHOWAN

Chief Information Officer, Lulu Group International

RAJENDRA NATH SRIVASTAVA

Head of Global IT Infrastructure, IFFCO Group of Companies

JAKUB POLEC

Head of Innovation & Industry Director, ECEMEA Oracle

Healthcare Sector Speakers

FURQAN ASRAR AHMED

eHealth Strategist, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia

MOHAMED GAMAL ABDALMAQSOUD

Director OF IT, Al Zahra Healthcare

SAQIB CHAUDHRY

Head of Digital Innovation & Development, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Education Sector Speakers

DR. ADNAN M. ALBAR

Digital Business Consultant, Machine Learning Scientist
Associate Professor of Information Systems, Faculty of Computing & IT King AbdulAziz University

DR. MOHAMMAD KHALED

Professor for Doctorate and MBA, Abu Dhabi University, UAE

CISO Speakers

MAHESH MIRCHANDANI

A Business & Technology Leader with 15+ years of hands-on experience in HyperAutomation of Enterprises

HARIPRASAD CHEDE

Chief Information Security Officer, National Bank Fujairah

MOHAMMED ARIF

Director, Modern Work & Security, Microsoft

Innovation Session Speakers

ALFONSO NAVIO

FSI EMEA Business Strategist, Red Hat

ALEXANDRA ZHANG

Solution Consultant at China Mobile International

Who will Attend Hybrid Cloud Middle East Digi-Conference?

Senior management members with the below job titles from leading government, healthcare, education, retail, banking and financial organisations in the Middle East and Africa:

  • Director General
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Chief Information Security Officers
  • VPs, Heads & Directors
    • IT
    • Data Center
    • Information Security
    • Cloud
    • IT Operations
    • Data Management
    • Innovation & e-Transformation Planning Unit
    • Smart Services
    • Digital Transformation

Get Inspired

in the time of uncertainty: Engage in valuable conversations with peers from other sectors and learn how they are optimising and upscaling cloud to strive in the new business world

Build Industry Partnerships

Meet and build relationships with innovative business executives and sharp skilled cloud solution providers who can support with your urgent business requirement

Stay Connected

Learn about the series of available advanced cloud solutions in the market that you can implement allowing you and your business to stay connected

Who Should Exhibit & Sponsor?

Cloud Service Providers

Managed Cloud Services Providers

Cloud Orchestration Service Providers

Cloud Security Solutions

Cloud Computing Integration Service Providers

Enterprise Cloud Storage Solution

Cloud Container Technology Providers

Enterprise IT Infrastructure Service Providers

Conference Program

10:00 Meeting Room Opens & Welcome Remarks from Great Mind’s representative
10:05 Chairman’s Opening Remarks
10:10 Government Panel Discussion: Accelerating hybrid cloud adoption in the MENA region

  • Leveraging Innovation in cloud technology to accelerate digital transformation in the public sector
  • How cloud technology can drive the MENA region digital economy strategy post COVID – 19?

Dr. Ayad Aldaijy, CIO, Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture Saudi Arabia
Lt.Colonel Dr.Hamad Khalifa Al Nueimi, Head of Telecom Division, ICT Center, Abu Dhabi Police GHQ
Shajahan Kakkattil, IT Quality & Information Security Manager, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Jim Craig, Senior Product Manager, Red Hat

10:50 Innovation Session with China Mobile
Alexandra ZHANG, Solution Consultant at China Mobile International
11:00 Leaders in BFSI Panel Session: How Cloud is Re-defining IT Strategy in a Post – Pandemic Era

  • Powering BFSI sector with intelligent cloud technology
  • How cloud, AI and data analytics will be the game changer for the BFSI Sector

Moderator:
Mahesh Mirchandani – A Business & Technology Leader with 15+ years of hands-on experience in HyperAutomation of Enterprises

Confirmed Panellists:
Syed Al Naqvi, Head of IT Strategy & Governance, Data Management & Analytics Al Hilal Bank
Tanya Koval, Head of Enterprise Architecture, Infrastructure and Workplace, First Abu Dhabi Bank
Dr Richard Nicholson, Principal Solution Architect – Financial Services Specialist Team EMEA, AWS

11:40 Innovation Session: How the open hybrid cloud supports digital transformation in financial services
Alfonso Navío, FSI EMEA Business Strategist, Red Hat
11:50 CISO Leaders Hybrid Cloud Security Panel: Addressing the security and compliance issue with migrating to hybrid cloud

  • Identifying the key security risk to hybrid cloud technology
  • Hybrid Cloud Security: Challenges and best practices

Moderator:
Mahesh Mirchandani – A Business & Technology Leader with 15+ years of hands-on experience in HyperAutomation of Enterprises

Confirmed Panellists
Hariprasad Chede, Chief Information Security Officer, National Bank Fujairah
Mohammed Arif, Role: Director, Modern Work & Security, Microsoft

12:30 Innovation Session: Hybrid Cloud for Agile IT
12:40 Leaders in Education Panel: Cloud and the Future of Education

  • Examining the power and role of cloud technology in advancing digital education
  • Strengthening e – learning and digital education with cloud technology

Dr. Adnan M. AlBar, Digital Business Consultant, Machine Learning Scientist
Associate Professor of Information Systems, Faculty of Computing & IT King AbdulAziz University
Dr. Mohammad Khaled, Professor for Doctorate and MBA, Abu Dhabi University, UAE

13:20 Closing Remark by Chairman and End of Digi-Conference Day 1
10:00 Meeting Room Opens
10:05 Chairman’s Opening Remarks
10:10 Leaders in Healthcare Panel Session: Driving Advancement in Healthcare through Innovative Cloud Strategy

  • How cloud technology can help drive innovation in the healthcare sector?
  • Highlighting key pillars of a successful hybrid cloud strategy and implementation

Moderator:
Mahesh Mirchandani – A Business & Technology Leader with 15+ years of hands-on experience in HyperAutomation of Enterprises

Confirmed Panellists:
Furqan Asrar Ahmed, eHealth Strategist, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
Mohamed Gamal Abdalmaqsoud, Director OF IT, Al Zahra Healthcare
Saqib Chaudhry, Head of Digital Innovation & Development, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

10:50 Innovation Session: How Digital Workloads Such as Big Data and the IoT are Driving New Designs for Datacentre Architectures
11:00 Leaders in Retail Panel Session: Building a More Resilient Retail and Supply Chain Sector Leveraging Cloud Technology

  • Leveraging the power of cloud to build a resilient retail sector post COVID-19
  • Innovation in retail and e-commerce supply chain in a pandemic era

Moderator:
Lucas Pedevilla, Strategy Director and Head of Supply Chain, MEA, Accenture
Confirmed Panellists:
Piyush Chowan, Chief Information Officer, Lulu Group International
Rajendra Nath Srivastava, Head of Global IT Infrastructure, IFFCO Group of Companies
Jakub Polec, Head of Innovation & Industry Director, ECEMEA Oracle

11:40 Innovation Session: Harnessing Innovative Cloud Services for Enterprise Digital Transformation
12:00 Closing Remark by Chairman and End of Digi-Conference Day 2

Conference Format

Sponsorship Opportunities

We have a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities available. A member of the sponsorship team will work with you to create a bespoke package to suit your business objectives. For more information email partnerships@gmevents.ae or call +971 (0) 4 568 7800

Sponsors and Partners

Primary Free of charge
Solution Provider 200 USD + 5% Tax 210 USD