16 Jun 2019

His Excellency Dr. Amr Talaat to Present Keynote at IDC Egypt CIO Summit 2019 in Cairo

Cairo, June 16, 2019 – International Data Corporation (IDC) is delighted to announce that His Excellency Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, will deliver an honorary keynote address at the upcoming IDC Egypt CIO Summit 2019. Taking place on June 18 at the Marriott Hotel Zamalek in Cairo, the event will host 300 of Egypt's most influential ICT leaders as they gather to discuss strategies for succeeding in an era of multiplied innovation and automation.

Combining a varied mix of informative presentations, discussions, and workshops, the CIO Summit's agenda for 2019 has been designed to help the country's CIOs rethink the way they leverage information, harness emerging ICT solutions, and facilitate organization-wide innovation, with the aim of making their enterprises more agile, efficient, and productive than ever before.

"As digital transformation (DX) continues to reshape the global economy, innovation will multiply, platform wars will intensify, and data will increasingly be used for competitive advantage," says Jyoti Lalchandani, IDC's group vice president and regional managing director for the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey. "And with market leadership ranks being disrupted, a new ICT world order is taking shape, built around innovative technology offerings, evolving business models, and emerging DX use cases. Given this unprecedented disruption, it's imperative that organizations make the right decisions today to ensure they remain competitive tomorrow."

The event will also play host to the 'IDC CIO Excellence Awards 2019' as IDC honors those IT leaders that have excelled in conceptualizing and delivering game-changing digital transformation initiatives for their organizations. With a focus on the tangible benefits brought about by such initiatives, awards will be handed out for 'CISO of the Year' and 'CIO of the Year'.

In a new twist for 2019, IDC and ITIDA will be hosting a Tech Startup Zone on the sidelines of the Summit to showcase the region's facilities for incubating digital startups in the areas of AI, IoT, social/ecommerce, and security.

IDC's valued partners for the Egypt CIO Summit 2019 include ITIDA as Strategic Partner; Huawei, IBM, Microsoft, VMware, and Automation Anywhere & First Gulf Solutions as Summit Partners; SAP and Oracle as Breakfast Session Partners; IBM, Fortinet, Barq Salic & Uipath, HPE & Click ITS, Manage Engine, and Genesys as Gold Session Partners; IBM, Nexthink, SAP, Oracle, Dell Technologies & Intel, Nutanix, and SAS as Focus Group Partners; and FreshWorks as Exhibit Partner.

To learn more about the IDC Egypt CIO Summit 2019, please visit www.idcciosummit.com/cairo. You can also find all the latest news about the Summit by using the hashtag #IDCEGYPTCIO.

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