Why attend?

The COVID-19 pandemic delivered an abrupt shock to organizations across the Middle East and the whole world. The ever-changing pressures of lockdown have emphasized the criticality of areas including remote working, business agility and digital customer engagement.

We invite you to join this year's Cloud and AI Forum by IBM, an online event showcasing how businesses can adapt and evolve to new ways of doing business in challenging times. Alongside your fellow peers and industry experts, you will learn how to adopt a holistic hybrid cloud architecture with IBM and Red Hat. Helping you to more easily build and modernise your applications and deploy AI throughout your business.

Three major shifts

Modernization

The modernization of critical workloads to build scalable applications at speed

Kubernetes

The adoption of Kubernetes to orchestrate applications flexibly across any environment

AI and edge

The growing use of operational AI and edge applications to create data-driven insights that shape business outcomes

IBM and Red Hat

Unlock the full potential of Cloud and AI with IBM and Red Hat

We invite you to see for yourself how we’ve architected our hybrid multicloud and public cloud offerings with modularity, open source standards, and secure distributed cloud management fit for the enterprise. We will show you how to adopt a holistic, hybrid multicloud architecture, where you can more easily build and modernize applications and deploy AI throughout your business. With IBM and Red Hat, you can unlock the potential of cloud and AI. Deploy on the most open and secure public cloud for business, modernize applications to reduce costs and achieve digital readiness, ensure business continuity while accelerating transformation, and scale the value of your data and accelerate the journey to AI.

Cloud and AI Forum – Unlock the full potential of Cloud and AI

Welcome Note

Hossam Seif El-Din, General Manager, Middle East & Pakistan

Building Smarter Business with IBM Hybrid Cloud

Miguel Vega, Technology Leader,  Middle East and Africa

The  Future of Financial services The Future of Telecommunication The Future of Government Future of Retail and Manufacturing

Essentials for the post-pandemic bank – Why extreme digitization is a must for financial services

Kiran Kannambadi, Cloud Advisory Leader, MEA

Telecommunication solutions for network and digital transformation

Karthik Raman, Industry Key Market Lead, Telco & Media, MEA

Roadmap for IT modernization in the public sector

Willem Clappaert, Goverment Industry Solutions Leader IBM MEA

Retail technology for the evolving consumer landscape

Owen Farrow, Retail & Consumer Industry Leader, MEA

Meezan Bank Interview

Jawad Raza, Senior Vice President & Head, Data Analytics

Ahmad Diab, Sales Manager –IBM  Data & AI

STCS Interview

Mohammed K. Balobaid, General Manager, Digital Platforms Solutions by stc

Karthik Raman, Industry Key Market Lead, Telco & Media, MEA

Grubtech, El Grocer, Agthia interview

Mohamed  Al Fayed, CEO Grubtech

Raed Hafez, CEO El Grocer

Alan Smith , CEO Agthia

Owen Farrow, Retail & Consumer Industry Leader, MEA

Featured speakers

Hossam Seif El-Din

General Manager, Middle East & Pakistan

Miguel Vega

Technology Leader,  Middle East and Africa

Kiran Kannambadi

Cloud Advisory Leader, MEA

Karthik Raman

Industry Key Market Lead, Telco & Media, MEA

Willem Clappaert

Goverment Industry Solutions Leader IBM MEA

Owen Farrow

Owen Farrow

Retail & Consumer Industry Leader, MEA