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About Abu Dhabi Digital Transformation Summit 2017

With global spending on digital transformation technologies (hardware, software, and services) expected to be nearly $1.3 trillion in 2018, an increase of 16.8% over the $1.1 trillion spent in 2017, government, businesses and cities around the world continues update their ICT assets and knowledge to keep pace with daily innovation in smart technologies that can help them accelerate their digital transformation, smart government and smart city agenda.

Building on the success of the inaugural first edition of the Abu Dhabi Digital Transformation Summit in 2017, the 2nd edition of the Abu Dhabi Digital Transformation Summit 2018 will bring together government and private sector stakeholders from around the UAE to gather in Abu Dhabi and discuss latest advancement and development in disruptive digital technologies transforming cities and service delivery to the public.

The summit will provide a platform for government authorities leading this drive to interact and engage with key industry partners, stake-holders, local and international ICT experts to demonstrate thought leadership and present case studies on latest trends and global best practices that will drive the digital government transformation strategy and agenda.

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Excellent Opportunities for the Digital Transformation & ICT Services Sector

Did you know?
  • The digital market could add $95 billion per year to Middle East’s annual GDP by 2020
  • In 2018, the leading segments driving IT spending growth in the region are banking and securities growing at 3.6%, insurance at 2.9% and retail at 2.8%
  • Digital transformation is predicted to boost the UAE's GDP by almost $14 billion by 2020.
  • A recent study reveals IT spending in the banking sector is driven by its move into digital business and the corresponding investments in technologies such as analytics, blockchain, and AI
  • The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s IT spending is projected to reach $155 billion in 2018, a 3.4% increase from 2017, according to the latest forecast from research and advisory firm Gartner

Top Reasons to attend

  • Meet government, businesses and private sector experts driving the digital transformation initiative of Abu Dhabi
  • Learn first-hand how digital transformation will make your business and organization more agile, improve your performance and service delivery
  • Discuss challenges and explore opportunities and solutions available to help businesses enterprise adopt and implement digital transformation programs in a cost-efficient manner
  • Explore how to successfully implement integration of systems and processes through latest solutions and technologies
  • Hear international case studies from leading countries in digital innovation and smart government
  • Identify lucrative business opportunities and establish valuable partnerships
  • Discover innovative data management solutions to improve data correctness and utilisation for and enhanced and informed decision making

2018 Advisory Board

  • Graham Colclough

    Partner
    UrbanDNA

  • Umar Saleem

    Chief Transformation Officer
    Al Jaber Group

  • Dr. Akram Awad

    Project Leader
    The Boston Consulting Group & Visiting Professor, IE Business School

  • Jean-Luc Scherer

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer
    Innoopolis

  • Joanna Truffaut

    Director Digital Transformation, Africa, India, Middle East
    EY

  • Mohammed Roushdy

    Former CIO
    Al Hilal Bank

2018 Speakers

  • Major Mohammad Obaid Al Obaidly

    Deputy Director Digital Transformation & Systems Development
    Abu Dhabi Police GHQ

  • Abdulwahed Amiri

    Head of IT strategy and Commercial
    Abu Dhabi Airports

  • Anshul Srivastav

    Chief Information Officer & Digital Officer
    Union Insurance

  • Tansel Kilicarslan

    Chief Transformation Officer
    Al Futtaim Group

  • Delel Chaabouni

    CIO - Middle East & Africa
    PepsiCo

  • Mohammed Roushdy

    Former CIO
    Al Hilal Bank

  • Silvia Rigato

    Strategy Director
    Accenture

  • Joanna Truffaut

    Director Digital Transformation, Africa, India, Middle East
    EY

  • Saher Arar

    CEO NAWAT & Group Head of Operation
    National Bank Abu Dhabi Group

  • Yousuf Mohammed Al Shaiba

    Director of Smart Services Development Department
    Ajman Municipality & Planning Department

  • Fady Sleiman

    Group Head of IT
    Al Waha Capital

  • Dr. Adel A. Al- Ajaji

    Organization Alignment & Whole System Transformation Specialist
    Dialogue Consulting

  • Ankur Shah

    Chief Finance and Development Officer
    Careem

  • Akram Awad

    Project Leader
    The Boston Consulting Group & Visiting Professor, IE Business School

  • Graham Colclough

    Partner
    UrbanDNA

  • Jean-Luc Scherer

    Founder & CEO
    Innoopolis

  • Umar Saleem

    Chief Transformation Officer
    Al Jaber Group

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