May 10, 2016 - Rosewood Hotel, Abu Dhabi


Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Rosewood Hotel, Abu Dhabi


28 Professional Speakers

About the event

Falling oil prices, disruptive technologies and growing cyber security risks all contribute to a more challenging market outlook for the GCC. Decision makers face increasing pressure to innovate and deliver business value in a smarter, faster, cost effective way.

In order to unlock the tremendous potential of business digitisation, organisations must adapt quickly and find immediate solutions to some of the most pressing challenges:

  • How to reduce exposure to security risks and meet regulatory compliance
  • How to cope with shrinking budgets and adopt more efficient IT services while reducing capital investment
  • How to leverage disruptive technologies and take the first steps in digitising your business
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Event Details

Who should attend?

The GCC Business Innovation Summit is aimed at helping CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CISOs and other key decision makers in all major sectors find practical, easy to execute solutions to today’s main business challenges.

What to expect:

  • New insights and advice from local and global ICT leaders and security experts
  • Panel discussions with industry leaders debating the big issues that matter to you
  • Learn from real life case studies of GCC businesses like Dolphin Energy – how they optimised their business to overcome common business problems

Takeaways from the event

How to reduce your security exposure by 80%:

  • The new cyber security paradigm: continuous detection and response
  • Identities and data access governance: the keys of the kingdom

How to reduce your technology expenditures by 20%:

  • 2016 cost optimisation best practices…from real life
  • From CAPEX to OPEX with a much lower TCO: the promise of end to end managed service

How to leverage new disruptive technologies to boost your business and be more competitive:

  • The first steps in business digitization: tackle the real quick wins
  • New technologies you need to master and why


9.00 - 9.20

Managing the real challenges ahead

Keynote for Ibrahim Lari and Osman Sultan - 20 minutes
What are the key market challenges and why we must embrace innovation for a smarter way of tackling them

9.20 - 9.40

Leveraging disruptive technologies and effective digitisation for business

Why you need to act... and act now - the new dynamics of the digital age. Who will be the winners and losers
Relieving pressure on your organization - stop resourcing in the wrong areas. Moving from a capex to opex model
Making the right choices - Focusing on technology solutions that create business opportunities and reduce costs
du - 20 minutes

9.40 - 10.10

Looking ahead: how will the new cyber security paradigm look like?

Pave the way for adopting new technologies by managing your risks and controls
Detection and response - meeting the new 72hrs standard between detection and fixing
CIOs perspective - 30 minutes


10.20 - 10.50

Data breach digest: scenarios from the field

New global study outlining the common scenarios of poor controls that stop us using new technologies
Verizon - 30 minutes

10.50 - 11.30

Identity and data access governance: the keys of the kingdom

CASE STUDY: Sailpoint will be joined by their client to talk through the solutions they made work
SailPoint - 40 minutes

11.30 - 12.00

How to reduce your risk exposure by 80%?

How security managed services can improve detection and response times
Injazat - 30 minutes

12.00 - 12.30

How to reduce costs:
Optimising your expenditures: effective strategies for immediate results

Business Digitisation (backed by research)
Gartner - 30 minutes

12.30 - LUNCH

13.30 - 14.00

Best practice sharing with peers and experts from the industry

(This session will be based on topics fed in by attendees in advance)
Panel discussion - 30 minutes

14.00 - 14.30

A real life experience: Dolphin Energy

CASE STUDY: 'What we changed and how it has improved the business'
Dolphin Energy - 30 minutes


14.40 - 15.20

The first steps in business digitisation: tackle the real quick wins

SAP, Docusign, Injazat, du - 40 minutes

Our Speakers

Ibrahim Lari
Chief Executive Officer at Injazat Data Systems
Osman Sultan
Chief Executive Officer at du
Carlos Domingo
Senior Executive Officer, New Businesses & Innovation, du
Ed Gabrys
Senior Research Director, Gartner CIO Research
Fares Chemouni
Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs at Dolphin Energy
Martin Fredrickson
Vice President, International Sales & Global Business Development
Eric Cowperthwaite
CSO, CircleK
Darron Gibbard
Information Security and Risk Director at VISA Europe
Laurance A Dine
Managing Principal, Investigative Response



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For more information :
Phone : 02 404 5097 or 02 699 2771
Fax : 026992800
PO Box : 8230
Email :
Abu Dhabi, UAE


Venue Details:

  • Date : Tuesday, May 10, 2016
  • Time : 8.30 - 16.30
  • Venue : Rosewood Hotel
  • Location : Abu Dhabi, UAE

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