11th April, 2016 |

The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo

08:00

Registration & Networking

08:30

Early Bird Raffle in Foyer

09:10

Welcome Address & CIO Perspectives from Egypt

Jyoti Lalchandani

Group Vice President & Regional MD - Middle East, Africa & Turkey - IDC

09:25

Welcome Speech

Asmaa Hosny

CEO - ITIDA

09:35

Address by H.E. Yasser Elkady, Minister of Communications & Information Technology, Egypt

09:50

Signing Ceremony of IDC Egypt Office

H.E. Yasser Elkady

H. E. Egyptian Minister of Communications & Information Technology

Asmaa Hosny

CEO - ITIDA

Jyoti Lalchandani

Group Vice President & Regional MD - Middle East, Africa & Turkey - IDC

10:10

Crossing the Digital Chasm: A Transformational Framework for IT Leaders
IDC Keynote

Mike Jennett

Vice President, Research - IDC

Increasingly organizations knowingly or unknowingly are going down the digital route. To be truly digital the organization needs to find confluence between business and IT and not treat them as silos. While there is some level of alignment in the region, moving forward the need to innovate will drive organizations to create "digital agendas". Digital agendas will be more than just a IT model it will be a change to the way organizations do business and IT will the utility for that change.

11:00

Building Digitally-Enabled Cities for Sustainable Knowledge Economies

Chaired By:

Steven Frantzen

Senior Vice President, EMEA Region, MD CEMA Region - IDC

Using digital technologies to create cities that not only ensure a high quality of life but also an environment that allows for growth and innovation. In Egypt, with the rise of seven technology driven zones that will not only come equipped with smart technologies it will help fuel innovation, attract investment and create an ecosystem for developing human capital to support the country and regional economic development. The follow session looks at how the development of knowledge economies will help with the overall uplift the economic and social environment. This development can be supported by setting up digitally-enabled cities.

11:15

Coffee Break

11:45

Session 1 - Future-Proofing your Business with Next Generation IT

Chaired By:

Steven Frantzen

Senior Vice President, EMEA Region, MD CEMA Region - IDC

11:45

Raffle Draw in Presentation Room

11:50

IDC Overview

12:00

Future-Proofing your Business with Next Generation IT

Ahmed Bouaicha

Enterprise Solutions Sn. Manager -- North West Africa & Egypt - DELL

Internet of Thing is becoming as ubiquitous as the technology itself. A regular day environment is now cluttered with smart devices, sensors, wearables etc… all transmitting and capturing data. As an organization how can you leverage this environment and gain insights to create business value. All the data that is gathered will make analysis a key enabler in the IoT world and this can translate into cost savings, growth and innovation. This sessions looks at the IoT ecosystem and how analytics and big data can be used to create value.

12:15

Panel Discussion

Panelists:

Ahmed Bouaicha

Enterprise Solutions Sn. Manager -- North West Africa & Egypt - DELL

Sameh Elmallah

Managing Director - Intel Egypt

12:35

Session 2: Connect and protect to create a smart workplace.

Chaired By:

Mike Jennett

Vice President, Research - IDC

12:35

Raffle Draw in Presentation Room

12:40

IDC Overview

12:45

Connect and protect to create a smart workplace.

Ammar Enaya

Regional Director, Middle East and Turkey, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Facilitated by the Internet of Things (IoT), intelligent meeting areas, location services, and real-time monitoring are just some of the few applications that can make the workplace more efficient and productive. However, with the surge of IoT devices connecting to enterprise networks, the traditional 'bring your own device' (BYOD) methods of securing access will not be enough to guarantee full protection. This session will take a look at how networks can be safeguarded by a particular set of technologies that ensure that devices talk to – and only to – the things that they should.

13:05

Panel Discussion

Panelists:

Ammar Enaya

Regional Director, Middle East and Turkey - Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Khaled Abdel Fattah

CTO - Zewail City

13:20

Session 3 - Digital Transformation – Preparing the ICT infrastructure in Egypt for the Digital Age

Chaired by:

Jyoti Lalchandani

Group Vice President & Regional MD - Middle East, Africa & Turkey - IDC

13:20

IDC Overview

13:25

Digital Transformation -Preparing the ICT infrastructure in Egypt for the Digital Age

Mohamed Tantawi

Director and General Manager – EMC Egypt

As the Egyptian government continues with its plans to boost the digitalization of the economy, ICT and Internet services are becoming central to the competitive advantage of local enterprises, increasing productivity and changing the nature of industries. Mobility, cloud computing, social networks, and Big Data analytics are some of the most important trends affecting the digital economy today, and collectively these trends are making possible the future of “smart everything” (including grids, homes, business processes, energy, healthcare, and transportation). This session will explore how the digital transformation journey can be enabled to deliver true customer value and empower businesses, consumers, and societies at large

13:40

Panel Discussion

Mohamed Tantawi

Director and General Manager – EMC Egypt

13:50

Raffle Draw in Presentation Room

13:55

Lunch & Networking

14:55

Raffle Draw in Presentation Room

15:00

Using Cloud and Analytics to Realize High Impact in Short Time - A Practical Experience

Ahmed Abd ElSattar

Group Chief Information Officer – Qalaa Holdings

The typical path organizations take in automating core operations initially involves implementing ERP systems and industry-specific solutions, then integrating these systems together, and thereafter putting operational/executive analytical applications on top of the implementations. Given the size of a large, diversified organization, such a typical path can prove to be a time consuming and cumbersome process. This presentation will take a look at how a non-traditional approach can give executive management what they need in a reasonable time

15:15

Session 4 – Cloud Hosting Strategies: Changing IT's Competitive Position

15:15

Cloud Hosting Strategies: Changing IT's Competitive Position

Erik Berggren

Vice President Research - IDC

Cloud is a much bigger issue than simply an evolved efficient hosting option providing cost advantages. It presents radically new hosting options which offer quantum improvements in flexibility, adaptability and scalability – enabling organizations to develop new offerings, new business models, and with net new cost structures – all impacting the overall competitive landscape. This workshop will address in the following questions:

  • What is the cloud hosting contribution to the enterprise's new products and new business models?
  • How does cloud hosting empower great business flexibility, adaptability and scalability?
  • What is the pivotal role of cloud hosting in improving IT's competitive posture in brokering, integrating and orchestrating new IT business services?

15:35

Panel Discussion

Panelists:

Mark Hosking

Data Center and Virtualization Leader, Middle East & Africa - Juniper Networks

Jawad Moghnieh

Territory Manager (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Libya) – Veeam Software

16:20

Session 5 - Driving the CIO Agenda for Business Success

Chaired by:

Jyoti Lalchandani

Group Vice President & Regional MD - Middle East, Africa & Turkey - IDC

The ICT industry is in the midst of a "once every 20–25 years" shift to a new technology platform for growth and innovation. We call it the four technology game changers - cloud, mobile, social, and analytics. We'll see an explosion of new solutions built on the new platform, along with rapidly expanding consumption of all of the above in Egypt. These dramatic market changes will force the industry's leaders and CIO's alike to make bold investments and fateful decisions. Finally, this session will share the latest market findings from IDC's discussions with leading CIO's from across Egypt, detailing how the economic outlook, new technologies, and shifting enterprise strategies are reshaping IT buying decisions.

Dr. Moataz Hassouna

CIO - Emaar

Dr. Tamer Eid

CIO – Industrial Development Authority

Yasser Abdel-Halim

Group CIO – Egyptian Steel

Dr. Ahmed Hassan Yousef

CIO – Supreme Council of Universities

Ahmed Abd ElSattar

Group Chief Information Officer – Qalaa Holdings

17:10

A Digital Transformation Playbook: Building Your DX Implementation Roadmap

Chaired by:

Erik Berggren

Vice President Research - IDC

In our closing session at this year's event, IDC will be sharing specific initiative roadmaps for five of the most common in-process DX initiatives leading organizations worldwide have undertaken. Newly completed research has identified that over 60% of enterprise DX initiatives are focused on these five critical challenges: 1) Building a Digital Platform, 2) Fostering an Alliance Ecosystem, 3) Constructing New Revenue Models 4) Engendering a Learning Organization and 5) Creating a DX Center Of Excellence.

17:25

IDC Summary & Close

Jyoti Lalchandani

Group Vice President & Regional MD - Middle East, Africa & Turkey - IDC

17:35

Felicitation of Partners

Jyoti Lalchandani

Group Vice President & Regional MD - Middle East, Africa & Turkey - IDC

Steven Frantzen

Senior Vice President, EMEA Region, MD CEMA Region - IDC

17:55

Tea/Coffee/Event Concludes

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