The 17th Edition of Digital Transformation Summit Qatar, which will be held on 16 March at The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, will bring together senior government representatives, thought leaders and leading industry experts to share their knowledge and experience on the latest technologies and trends shaping industries in the region.

At the summit, participants will hear from top IT experts on emerging technologies, strategies, action plans and best practices towards building an agile digital organisation. There will be panel discussions, industry keynotes and solution showcases that will enable IT leaders to chart out the optimal strategic path.

The summit is taking place with support from The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF).

The event will focus on topics like 5G, Cloud Technology, IoT, Cyber Security, Smart Cities, Intelligent Automation and others helping in transforming organizations into digital businesses.

Experts joining the conference are:

  • Kareem Refaay (Managing Director, The London Institute Of Banking & Finance MENA)
  • John Mankarios (Vice President – IT, QInvest LLC)
  • Dr Mohamed Elhindi (CIO, Hamad Bin Khalifa University)
  • Amr Metwally (Assistant Executive Director, ITQAN, Clinical Simulation And Innovation Centre, Hamad Medical Corporation)
  • Alexey Sidorov (Data Management Director and Chief, Evangelist Middle East, Denodo)
  • Santiago Bañales (Managing Director, Iberdrola Innovation Middle East)
  • Imran Chowdhury (Global Head Of Data Protection and Governance, Al Jazeera Media Network)
  • Hamid Menouar (Senior R&D Expect And Product Manager, Qatar Mobility Innovations Center)
  • Najmul Haque (Head of PMO, Public Works Authority Ashghal)
  • Hamdan Merchant (Senior Director for Innovation, IT and Operational Excellence, GWC)
  • Faizal Babu Kavungal (Head Of Enterprise Risk Management and Governance, Gulf Drilling International Ltd QSC)

According to Rishikesh Shetty, CEO of Exito Media Concepts, the organiser of the event, organisational digital transformation is a key driver of economic growth and diversification that is in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.

He said that the Digital Transformation Series is the ideal summit that will enable the public and private sectors to embrace technologies that will foster change and unlock operational efficiencies. The summit is expected to attract over 150 attendees from across the region, a must-attend event for everyone in the industry.

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