Innovation & Disruption Take Center Stage as IDC’s ‘IT Forum 2017’ Explores the Region’s Digital Transformation Landscape
Dubai – International Data Corporation’s annual IT Forum roadshow continues to grow from strength to strength, with the global technology events, research, and consulting firm adding an additional three cities for this year’s edition. With events having already taken place in Abidjan, Dakar, Cairo, Amman, and Kuwait, the IT Forum 2017 is scheduled for a total of 12 stops over the course of the year, playing host to more than 2,000 senior IT executives along the way.
Running under the theme ‘Innovate, Disrupt, and Transform’, the remaining schedule for IDC’s IT Forum 2017 is as follows:
Dubai – September 25 Ι Lagos – October 19 Ι Nairobi – November 9 Ι Manama – November 14
Jeddah – November 21 Ι Riyadh – November 23 Ι Muscat – November 29
“The digital revolution is upon us, and its accelerating pace is going to create game-changing opportunities for organizations that are willing to harness and embrace digital transformation,” says Ranjit Rajan, IDC’s associate vice president for research in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa. “Progressive organizations the world over are leveraging digital technologies to improve their operational efficiencies, redesign their customer experiences, and develop new revenue streams. And as the number of organizations looking to embrace digital transformation continues to grow, it’s important that the region’s IT community gathers at events like IDC’s IT Forum to exchange ideas, share best practices, and engage with industry pioneers on the common pitfalls to avoid.”
The IT Forum 2017 will draw IT professionals from across the region’s government, oil and gas, manufacturing, construction, and BFSI verticals, to name just a few, with senior IDC thought leaders presenting expert advice on the game-changing opportunities that exist for organizations willing to embrace the very latest digital transformation best practices.
And with the world’s leading IT vendors displaying their pioneering new products and services, this groundbreaking series of events will provide an ideal opportunity for direct interaction between the providers of cutting-edge tech solutions and the IT professionals tasked with championing their implementation.
The agenda will explore strategies for facilitating innovation, driving disruption, and increasing business competitiveness, with a host of respected end-user speakers also taking to the stage. These will include the likes of Qusai Al-Shatti, acting director general at Kuwait’s Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT); Nitin Bhargava, CTO of Mashreq Bank; Jonathan Richards, group digital strategy director at Gulf News Media; Sourav Sinha, senior vice president of IT at Oman Air; Marwan Al Khouli, head of operations, Oman Arab Bank.
A number of leading technology vendors have partnered with IDC for the IT Forum 2017, including IBM, Cisco, Alcatel Lucent (co-partnered by Telephony), BigTec (co-partnered by Rubrik), SonicWall, ARKSEN, Kingston, Tata Communications, DriveLock, Visiativ, Bitdefender, CommScope, Nutanix, and Sophos. To learn more about our range of flexible partnership opportunities, please contact Sheila Manek on +971 4 446 3154 or at email@example.com.
For further details or to register your attendance for an upcoming IT Forum 2017 event, please visit the dedicated website at www.idcitforum2017.com. You can tweet about the events using the hashtag #IDCITFORUM.
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