Day 0 – Tuesday, May 24, 2016
15:00 onwards Hotel check-in
Day 1 – Wednesday, May 25, 2016
06:30 – 08:30 Breakfast at Origins Restaurant
08:30 – 09:00 Registration at Yas Marina Circuit Media Centre
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome Message: Habib Mahakian – VP Gulf & Pakistan
09:15 – 10:00 IDC Keynote: Steven J. Frantzen – Senior Vice President, EMEA
Engage, Innovate and Excel in the Digital Economy
The Digital Transformation revolution is underway across the world. Digital champions and disruptors in all industries are embracing new technologies to completely transform the way they execute processes, engage with customers, create business value from data and drive innovation in products and service delivery. Ultimately entire traditional business models are challenged by the new business models born on digital foundations. The transformation is ever more far reaching as technology will come together to not only transform business, but many other things in our lives and society. This session will look at some of the key trends and developments with Digital Transformation, along with the implications, opportunities and challenges for traditional IT. It will also discuss some of the IT and digital competencies necessary for business and IT transformation to support innovation, while introducing IDC’s Digital Transformation MaturityScape framework.
10:00 – 10:45 EMC Keynote: Adrian McDonald – President EMEA
In the next industrial revolution, changes accelerate at a constant exponent of 10X every 5 years affecting any company in any sector in any country. The mandate of transformation looms large for organizations fighting to maintain relevance in the digital arms race. CIOs realize, however, that the act of transforming is more an ongoing evolution than a one-time event, and the stakes have never been higher. Successful organizations must have the right vision, foundational strategy, and the right platforms and technology to innovate, pivot quickly, embrace opportunities and maximize efficiency. EMC’s President EMEA Adrian McDonald shares the core tenets of successful transformation, including strategies, practical implementations and real-world outcomes.
10:45 – 11:00 Refreshment Break
11:00 – 12:00 IT Leadership in the New Digital World: Leading in 3D Steven J. Frantzen – Senior Vice President, EMEA
At a time when businesses change at accelerated speed and needed resources are scarce, a closer collaboration between IT innovation and IT operations is essential. CIOs still need to align with business innovation while also managing IT efficiently. Leading the digital transformation (DX) of businesses requires a third discipline, at least as important as the other two: the ability to manage a continuous transition from old to new, overlaying existing products and services with their replacements, at an ever-increasing speed, driven by the evolution of the external business ecosystem. Digital transformation requires IT to infuse innovation into the scale and breadth of the enterprise. This session presents IDC’s leadership in 3D model which describes a way of reconciling the vastly different demands of core IT and digital IT.
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:15 – 14:30 Digital Enterprise
IT is seen as a driver of digital business innovation and growth responsible for survival in markets with emerging disruptive forces. This session will address how technology can support CIOs plan their next generation IT solutions.

The Value of IT as a service Elliott Young – Director of Transformation Consulting EMEA, EMC Global Services
IT as a Service represents an important means to provide the agility, responsiveness, cost savings, and operational efficiency. This will result in enabling the enterprises to achieve their digital transformation much quicker and more efficiently. In this session the presenter will share the ITaaS model and experience used by EMC to support its customers across all industries in their transformation journey.

Software and Data-driven Enterprise Mark Sear – Big and Fast Data CTO, EMEA
Stable industries that have for years been dominated by entrenched leaders are rapidly being disrupted, and they are being disrupted by businesses with software at their core. Companies like Square, Uber, Netflix, Airbnb, and Tesla continue to possess rapidly growing private market valuations and turn the heads of executives of their industries’ historical leaders. What do these innovative companies have in common?

14:30 – 15:15 Fast Track Enterprise Cloud Rick Brunner – Sr. Director, Technical Customer Experience, Global Cloud Solutions, EMC-CPD
In the age of Digital Transformation, CIO’s are living the challenge of managing a Bi-modal IT world. CIO’s are trying to drive efficiency into pre-existing legacy application environments, by introducing more efficient systems that are deployed, configured and operated in a more agile and automated fashion. This will help CIO’s redirect budget to innovation that enables business transformation
15:15 – 16:00 EMC Executive open discussion
17:15 – 20:00 Yas Marina Circuit Activity – more information
There is something inherently exciting about negotiating a track with a car! We promised you some fun at EMC CIO Connect 2016 – gear up and be ready to enjoy the adrenalin rush.
20:30 Gala Dinner at The Gallery - Yas Viceroy
Day 2 – Thursday, May 26, 2016
06:30 – 08:30 Breakfast at Origins Restaurant
09:00 – 09:45 Digital Transformation requires IT Transformation: Is your IT infrastructure fit for purpose? Megha Kumar – Head of Software Research and Advisory IDC META
Digital Transformation projects typically are business-driven projects, that enable the business to have better customer facing processes and communication through creating an omni-channel experience, provide a productive and motivating work environment for a diverse workforce through the use of mobile technologies and enabling new and flexible ways of working, or providing better insights through the implementation of Big Data solutions.
09:45 – 10:30 How Modern is your Modern Data Center? Tom O’Reilly – CTO EMEA at VCE
CEOs increasingly see IT as a driver of digital business innovation and growth responsible for survival in markets with emerging disruptive forces. More than ever, CIOs are looking at modernizing their data center for simple and agile IT, with the intent to shrink time to market, reduce operating cost and fuel digital transformation.
10:30 – 11:15 The Technology Evolution! Russell Poole – Sr. Director EMEA – Primary Storage Sales
EMC has officially named 2016 as “The Year of All Flash for Primary Storage!” In 2016, we are at an inflexion point where we now have technology economics that allow us to build solutions for primary data use cases that bring all flash storage infrastructures close to that of hybrid or HDD based infrastructure costs. We believe that it is now more economical to deploy primary storage systems with 100% flash. Flash is Disruptive, fundamentally changing the way we approach storage design.. Flash is an Enabler, enabling technology evolution that was unthinkable just a few short years ago
11:15 – 11:30 Refreshment Break
11:30 – 13:00 Transforming IT to drive deliver ITaaS, Service Excellence & Business Agility Workshop Waseq Ahsan – Director IT Executive Programs, IDC Middle East, Africa and Turkey
Many IT organizations are stuck in the longstanding trap where they are running a large expensive IT service business, and are forced to manage IT as a cost center overhead.
As organizations progress along this maturity path, IT Leaders tend to focus their strategic goals less on direct cost reduction and standardization and more on the benefits of responding flexibly to changing business requirements and the potential offered by 3rd Platform technologies (mobility, cloud, Big Data/analytics, and social business) to deliver IT-as-a-Service. In this session, IDC will take you through:

IDC’s maturity model as a framework to assess your current situation and build a roadmap towards service excellence

How to transform your data center into a more consumption-based model, delivering agile and scalable IT infrastructure services to meet demand required by the business?

Addressing the challenge of new IT investments for digital transformation in cost-cutting time

13:00 onwards Lunch, check-out and departure