IDC to Host 16th Edition of Annual Middle East CIO Summit in February

Dubai, United Arab Emirates February 22, 2023 ( – The concept of the “digital economy” has gained a great deal of attention over the past few years, with the rate of digital adoption growing rapidly across the Middle East region as organizations adapt their business models to changing characteristics and customer demands. I’m here. This dynamic will shape the discussion at the 16th annual installment of his IDC Middle East CIO Summit, which will take place February 22-23, 2023 at the iconic Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai.

Jyoti Lalchandani, group vice president and regional managing director, IDC. For Middle East, Turkey and Africa. “The impact of the massive shift to digital is evident everywhere: accessing critical government services, purchasing products on digital platforms, and shifting to online learning and working.

“IDC research shows that mobile broadband penetration has reached 100% in the GCC countries, more than 50% of consumers in the region shop online, and 80% of digital payments are made in the UAE. It’s becoming contactless.The market requires organizations to leverage infrastructure, data and skills along with key technology enablers such as 5G, cloud and AI.Only then can business models be reinvented. , create new customer experiences, and drive innovation successfully with their partners.”

With the theme of “Enabling Leaders in the Digital Economy,” the IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2023 will examine the state of the digital economy, assess its continued impact on citizens, customers, employees, and operations, Address the key challenges required. It also outlines proven best practices and strategies to drive future success.

It will incorporate five distinct “transformation zones” that represent pioneering use cases and technological advancements in the areas of Metaverse, DevOps, Customer Experience, Sustainability, and Industry 4.0. An enviable line-up of expert speakers is on hand over both days, exploring some of the region’s most pressing technical concerns and providing essential guidance on topics such as:

  • Driving sustainability in the technology vendor selection process
  • Strengthen your application modernization strategy
  • Ensuring effective hybrid cloud deployments
  • Developing AIOps strategies and practices
  • Leverage low-code/no-code platforms
  • Digital infrastructure orchestration for hybrid environments
  • Developing a data-driven digital strategy
  • Adopt intelligent automation
  • Implementing predictive analytics
  • Adopt a zero trust security approach
  • Understand cybersecurity policies, regulations and compliance
  • Optimizing the Impact of 5G: Network Architectures, Market Strategies, and Use Cases

The event will also feature insights from IDC’s Middle East CIO Advisory Council. Members of this committee include some of the region’s most respected ICT leaders and experts.

  • wesham rotorCEO, Corporate Support Services Sector, Dubai Municipality (UAE)
  • Faisal BakshweinDeputy Minister for Digital Transformation, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (KSA)
  • Amar H. Al HusayniActing Director General of Central Information Technology Agency (Kuwait)
  • Yazid Al OtaibiDepartment of Health (KSA) Assistant Secretary for Planning and Digital Transformation
  • Sunda AlsehariPublic Sector CIO (KSA)
  • Jason RuthCIO, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KSA)
  • Abdulaziz AbanmiCOO, Saudi Payments (KSA)
  • saud al dhawaniCTO, Emirates NBD (UAE)
  • Ayman AlharbiSenior IT Director, The Red Sea Development Company & Amaala (KSA)
  • Bander al-ShahraniIT Director, Public Investment Fund (KSA)

The IDC Middle East CIO Summit has been a fixture on the region’s ICT calendar for 16 years and serves as the premier source for the ICT community to learn about the latest developments in the industry. The 2023 edition features informative presentations, in-depth discussions, and a complexly coordinated agenda of expert-led panel sessions on today’s hottest ICT issues.
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The IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2023 is supported by Kuwait’s Central Information Technology Agency (CAIT). IDC is also honored to have a wide range of partners at the event, including:
Host Partner: Gulf Business Machines (GBM);
Digital Solution Partners: of;
Smart ICT Partners: red hat;
Trailblazer Partners: VMware, Huco.
DX Partners: Tech Mahindra;
Innovation Partners: HCL Tech;
Summit Partners: Zero & One, Riverbed, AWS.
Platinum Partner: eMudhra, Fortinet, SentinelOne, Denodo, f5, Snowflake, ServiceNow; Human Security, Tenable, Recorded Future.
Technology Focus Group Partners: Crayon, Equinix, Beam. Highland, Square One.
Associate Partner: Emirates Digital Association for Women, UAE Banks Federation (UBF), Women in AI, Women in Cyber ​​Security Middle East (WiCSME).
Media Partners: Tech Magazine, IE Industry Events, AI Time Journal, DX Talks, GCC Business News, Security Middle East Magazine, Global Business Magazine, CoinPedia, Coinspeaker, U.Today, International Business Magazine.

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IDCs in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa

For the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region, IDC maintains a coordinating network of offices in Riyadh, Nairobi, Lagos, Johannesburg, Cairo and Istanbul, with a regional center in Dubai. Our coverage combines local insights with international perspectives for a comprehensive understanding of these dynamic regional markets. Our market intelligence services are unmatched in depth, consistency, scope and accuracy. IDC’s Middle East, Africa, and Turkey currently has more than 130 analysts, consultants, and conference officials across the region. For more information on IDC MEA, please visit You can follow IDC MEA on Twitter. @IDCMEA.

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