The International Data Corporation (IDC) is holding this year’s edition of the IDC Qatar CIO Summit on 20 September under the theme, Innovative Digital Strategies: Evolving to the Demands of a New Reality.

Hosted on IDC’s fully immersive virtual platform, the event will bring together senior business leaders, influential IT heads, and respected industry analysts to share their collective expertise on how best to meet the unique challenges of these unprecedented times.

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According to IDC Group Vice President and Regional Managing Director for the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa Jyoti Lalchandani, the enablement of a future enterprise must be the end goal for any business looking to rapidly adapt and respond to any further business disruptions that lie in wait. IDC’s vision of the future enterprise, he said, is an organisation that leverages technology to underpin every single process, fueled by innovation, platform enabled, and ecosystem centric.

We believe that the journey to becoming a future enterprise requires the C-suite to build new, reprioritised agendas across nine key areas: customers, intelligence, digital innovation, operations, work, connectedness, digital infrastructure, trust, and ecosystems.

IDC Qatar CIO Summit 2021

The virtual edition of the IDC Qatar CIO Summit 2021 will navigate a broad range of themes, combining presentations, panel discussions, real-life use cases, and individual technology tracks to give delegates a bird’s eye view of the current market situation and an exclusive look at the very latest technological innovations.

IDC Chief Research Officer Meredith Whalen will present the summit’s keynote address, Digital Resiliency: Navigating through the Winds of Change, where she will outline the need for organisations to employ a new C-Suite agenda if they are to become masters at pivoting rapidly, capitalising on change, and driving innovation in times of uncertainty.

For the very first time, this year’s IDC Qatar CIO Summit will also incorporate a dedicated CIO Masterclass Arena that attendees can access throughout the event. This section will showcase a series of exclusive CXO best-practice presentations, fireside chats, and panel discussions with over 50 international and regional industry pioneers.

To learn more about the IDC Qatar CIO Summit 2021, you can contact Sheila Manek at [email protected] or at +971 4446 3154. You can also join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #IDCQATARCIO.


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