The Saudi Arabia CIO Summit is expected to attract the participation of the Middle East region’s top CIO’s and provide them with a strategic platform to present their first hand visions while at the same time learn from experiences of pioneering thought leaders of leading global ICT organizations. The event is focused on a five-point agenda that aims to tackle key issues and trends like the CIO’s role in driving in more business agility; IT project prioritization;
“These are truly exciting times for Saudi Arabia’s IT market as businesses and organizations are becoming more aware of the significant advantages and benefits to be gained from utilizing world class fully reliable security services and products,” said Dr. Elgamal. “CIO’s in Saudi Arabia and the rest of the region as well are faced with the challenge of utilizing and deploying the latest technology at the lowest cost with the best return on investment. Participating at this event will give us the key opportunity of leveraging the wide range of services and products that FIS has to offer across these local businesses, which is guaranteed to give them both the confidence of security and a step ahead of the competition.”
Dr. Elgamal’s speech will revolve around Governance, Risk Management and Compliance. The leading internet security pioneer and cryptographer will discuss key issues in risk management like business dependence on IT; connectivity the threat of loss of information and leakage. He will also talk about compliance and touch base on connected issues like internal and external regulations and cite examples of companies who have reaped positive results, Lastly, Dr. Elgamal will discuss the significance of governance—how it is measured and the controls that are enforced as part of the business.
Aside from Dr. Elgamal, the Saudi Arabia CIO Summit will also feature talks given by industry experts like Abdulaziz Al-Helayyil, Country Manager, IDC Saudi Arabia; Steven Frantzen, Senior Vice President, Research, (EMEA Region), MD (CEMA Region), IDC and Jyoti Lalchandani, VP & Regional MD, IDC Middle East, Africa and Turkey. The event will also showcase other activities like CIO trends and networking opportunities;