Why Hybrid Cloud Middle East Digi-Conference?

Emerging technologies continue to disrupt the way business is done all around the world. Organisations are looking to compete in today’s marketplace are fast realizing the necessity of a comprehensive digital transformation blueprint that integrates various infrastructure technologies across the entire organizational structure.

This Digi-Conference will bring together IT and digital transformation leaders looking to enact resilient, long-term, hybrid cloud-based digital infrastructures that drive operational resiliency, data management, customer experience, and digital innovation strategies.

Join us for a deep dive into the various moving parts and challenges of implementing a resilient, hybrid cloud-based digital infrastructure that propels your organization into an exciting, highly competitive future business landscape.

220+

Attendees

3

Executive Multi-sector Panel Sessions

4

Innovation Session with Tech Experts

6

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

24

Speakers and Panellists

5+

Media Partners

Meet the Advisory Committee

Ramakrishnan Natarajan

Vice President IT – Emirates Hospital Group

Darweesh Buainain

Chief Information Security Officer – SATORP

Furqan Asrar Ahmed

eHealth Strategist, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Syed Mahsud Ali

CIO Azizi Developments

Meet the Speakers

Dr. Syed Mahsud Ali

CIO Azizi Developments

Darweesh Buainain

Chief Information Security Officer – SATORP

Ramakrishnan Natarajan

Vice President IT – Emirates Hospital Group

Pradeep Krishnan Nair

Assistant Director – IT Security, University of Sharjah

Hassan Khawaja

Digital Transformation Advisor, Energy Sector

Furqan Asrar Ahmed

eHealth Strategist, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia

Dr Fawaz Alharbi

Deputy Chairman of the Board, Cloud Computing Association Saudi Arabia and Head of Computer Science Dept., Shaqra University

Jaleel Rahiman

Director IT & PRIME Digital, Prime Healthcare Group

Ashish Dixit

Head of Application Development – MENA, Red Hat

Chandrasekhar Panda

Senior Director, Digital & Core Tech Strategy, McKinsey & Company

Sadiq Abdul Rasool

Chief Digital Officer, HOMIEZ.ME

Eng Abdulrahman Al-Majed

Member of the Board, Cloud Computing Association Saudi Arabia

Fahad A. Alhamed

Chairman of the Board, Saudi Cloud Computing Association

Alexey Sidorov

Data Management Director, Denodo

Zachary Rea

Director of Sales Engineering, Middle East, India, Turkey, and Africa, MicroStrategy

Kai Waehner

Field CTO, Confluent

Ghassan Al Jamil

Cloud Data Analytics & Big Data – Business Development Director

James Allerton- Austin

Senior Director, Oracle Cloud Strategy EMEA

Ahmad Altarawneh

Senior Strategic Consultant Digital Transformation, Dubai Police General HQ

Renard Schöpfel

Pre-Sales Consultant DACH & Southern, Kemp Technologies

Michael Schwarzkopf

Pre-Sales DACH & Southern, Kemp Technologies

Karim Kalaawi

Executive Vice President – Alliances, Cloud4C

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

11:00 Meeting Room Opens & Welcome Remarks from Great Mind’s representative
11:05 GM welcome remarks
11:10 Opening Keynote
Dr Fawaz Alharbi, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Cloud Computing Association Saudi Arabia and Head of Computer Science Dept., Shaqra University
11:15 Country briefing panel one: Overview of Saudi Arabia’s journey of migration to hybrid cloud

  • Building a dynamic, scalable and resilient hybrid cloud-based digital infrastructure to drive and accelerate digital transformation
  • Navigating through the complexity of migration to hybrid cloud
  • Managing and monitoring hybrid cloud environment
  • Agile integration: optimising performance and cost while maintaining business continuity
  • Structuring a zero-trust cybersecurity model for hybrid cloud

Moderator:

  • Eng. Fahad A. Alhamed, Chairman of the board – Cloud Computing Association Saudi Arabia

Panellists:

  • Eng Abdulrahman Al-Majed, Member of the Board, Cloud Computing Association Saudi Arabia
  • Darweesh Buainain, Chief Information Security Officer, SATORP
  • Furqan Asrar Ahmed, eHealth Strategist, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
12:00 Keynote presentation
James Allerton- Austin, Senior Director, Oracle Cloud Strategy EMEA
12:15 Innovation Session: Gaining control of Hybrid Cloud with Apache Kafka and Confluent cloud
Kai Waehner, Field CTO, Confluent
12:25 Innovation Session Turbocharge Analytics without Compromising Your Strategy: Cloud, On-Prem and Hybrid Deployments
Zachary Rea,
Director of Sales Engineering, Middle East, India, Turkey, and Africa, MicroStrategy
12:35 Country briefing panel 2: Enabling AI-driven future enterprise with hybrid cloud in the United Arab Emirates

  • Creating synergy between hybrid cloud and AI: uncovering innovation and business value
  • Automating troubleshooting analytics and processes and determining root causes in realtime
  • Exploring best practices and solutions to cutting IT cost and streamlining operation
  • Delivering strategic insights and recommendation into data driven challenges and improve key decision making
  • Automating cybersecurity with 24/7 monitoring and threat intelligence and hunting

Moderator:

  • Mahesh Mirchandani, CIO Leader in Hyper Automation of Enterprises

Panellists:

  • Pradeep Krishnan Nair, Assistant Director – IT Security, University of Sharjah
  • Jaleel Rahiman, Director IT & PRIME Digital – Prime Healthcare Group
  • Ahmad Altarawneh, Senior Strategic Consultant Digital Transformation, Dubai Police General HQ
  • Ghassan Al Jamil, Cloud Data Analytics & Big Data – Business Development Director, Oracle
13:20 Innovation Session Full-Featured Cloud Load Balancers & Application Performance Monitoring

  • Renard Schöpfel, Pre-Sales Consultant DACH & Southern, Kemp Technologies
  • Michael Schwarzkopf, Pre-Sales DACH & Southern, Kemp Technologies
13:30 Innovation Session by
Ashish Dixit, Head of Application Development – MENA, Red Hat
13:40 Innovation Session by Cloud 4C
Karim Kalaawi, Executive Vice President – Alliances, Cloud4C
13:55 GCC focus panel discussion 3: Building a scalable and agile hybrid cloud infrastructure

  • Defining your business priorities and analysing your current environment for hybrid cloud suitability
  • Mastering hybrid cloud performance and de-risking cloud migration and adoption
  • Managing and monitoring data in a hybrid cloud environment
  • Leveraging advance technologies (big data analytics, AI, RPA, blockchain) in hybrid cloud to reduce cost, streamline operation and deliver value
  • Addressing key compliance and data privacy issues in hybrid cloud

Moderator:

  • Chandrasekhar Panda, Senior Director, Digital & Core Tech Strategy – McKinsey & Company

Panellists:

  • Ramakrishnan Natarajan, Vice President IT, Emirates Hospital Group
  • Hassan Khawaja Digital Transformation Advisor, Energy Sector
  • Sadiq Abdul Rasool, Chief Digital Officer, HOMIEZ.ME
  • Dr. Syed Mahsud Ali, CIO Azizi Developments
  • Alexey Sidorov, Data Management Director – Denodo
14:30 Closing Remark by Chairman and End of Digi-Conference

Conference Format

Sponsors and Partners

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 4 568 7800

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Solution Provider 200 USD + 5% Tax 210 USD