A recent study by IDC research, 63% of CIOs in the Middle East have brought their digital roadmaps forward by at least one year after the pandemic.
With digital acceleration in full swing, and many organizations now on their way to recovery from the collateral of the pandemic, the IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2022 will explore the ongoing shift in priorities as it hosts some of the biggest names in ICT.
Taking place in a hybrid format, the 15th edition of this highly anticipated event will run under the theme 'Accelerating Your Journey to a Digital-First World', An in-person event will be taking place in Dubai on February 22, which will followed by a two-day digital installment for the wider GCC region from the February 23rd - 24th.
The IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2022 will feature a series of presentations, panel discussions, real-life cases, and individual technology tracks. With two days hosted on IDC's virtual platform, viewers and audiences will be able to explore a broad range of themes central to their ongoing digital journeys and take an exclusive look at the very latest developments in technological innovation.
"As the uncertainty wrought by the pandemic continues, and many organizations strive to recover, they are taking a digital-first approach to building resilience into their operations," said Jyoti Lalchandani, IDC's group vice president and regional managing director for the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa. "This means that the journey to becoming a 'Future Enterprise' has accelerated, spurred by significant investments in new customer experiences, new digital ecosystem business models, digital supply chains, and 'Future of Work' models," she added.
Senior business leaders, influential IT heads, and respected industry analysts will converge on the IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2022 to share their collective expertise on how best to meet the unique challenges of these unprecedented times. Following the success of last year's event, the 2022 edition will see the return of the CIO Masterclass Arena that attendees can access throughout the course of the event. This section of the virtual platform will showcase a series of exclusive CXO best-practice presentations, fireside chats, and panel discussions with more than 50 international and regional industry pioneers.