IDC announced GBM as strategic Partner for Middle East CIO Summit


International Data Corporation (IDC) is delighted to announce that the Gulf Business Machines (GBM) has been appointed as the event’s Strategic Partner ahead of the normal preparations ahead of the 15th year annual edition of IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2022.

The firm stated further that the event is one amongst the most anticipated tech events within the territory, as well as the forthcoming year’s 15th annual edition will serve as the platform of choice for prominent business leaders, influential IT heads, respected industry analysts globally as they share their collective expertise and exchange valuable ideas.

As per the firm’s announcement, The IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2022 will run under the theme ‘Accelerating the Journey to a Digital First World’ on February 22-24. The event will be taking place in a hybrid format, the IDC Middle East CIO Summit will incorporate a two-day in-person gathering at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Dubai International Financial Centre, followed by a one-day virtual event, hosting more than 500 CIOs and influential business leaders from across the region.

Firm also announced that the annual IDC Middle East CIO Summit is the place to come for thought-provoking, in-depth discussions about cutting-edge tech solutions, emerging utility cases, and proven strategies for driving success. For 15 straight years, it has served as the ICT world’s premier source of learning about the industry’s latest developments.

Statement from Jyoti Lalchandani, IDC’s group vice president and regional managing director for the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa

Jyoti Lalchandani, IDC’s group vice president and regional managing director for the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa, stated that, “We are thrilled to welcome GBM on board as our Strategic Partner for next year’s edition of the IDC Middle East CIO Summit. 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.”

He further added out that, “This all needs to be supported by resilient, cloud-enabled digital infrastructure and applications, rapid app development, digital platforms, data-driven and AI-enabled intelligence, comprehensive security, and unwavering trust. Together with GBM and our partners, our aim is to help ICT leaders across the Middle East to develop the capabilities, performance metrics, and organization structures required to thrive in the new digital economy.”

Statement from Amr Refaat, CEO of GBM

Amr Refaat, CEO of GBM, stated out that, “The IDC Middle East CIO Summit has come to be known as one of the foremost events for thought-provoking insights on the future of the digital economy. It has played a pivotal role in introducing industry best practices and helping organizations adapt and build resilient economies. Today, as the region stands at the threshold of growth and transformation, collaborative discussions are instrumental in helping accelerate digital adoption among regional businesses. The IDC Middle East CIO Summit is a crucial platform for the technology industry to share its vision for digital evolution and as the Strategic Partner of the summit we look forward to sharing GBM’s global knowledge and local expertise with our industry partners.”

The firm also stated that “With more than 30 years of experience, GBM is a leading end-to-end digital solutions provider, offering a broad portfolio that includes industry-leading digital infrastructure, digital business solutions, security, and services.”

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