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C& NV with Cloud and Network Virtualisation Forum Day: Tuesday, 28 March 2017

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration, coffee and networking

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Opening remarks by IQPC


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Mohammad Chaudhry

Chair 1916.1 Standard for Software Defined Networking & Network Function Virtualisation Performance
IEEE

STRATEGIC OVERVIEW, ASSESSING BUSINESS VALUE AND INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS


  • Overview of cloud and network virtualisation adoption and growth in the Middle East region
  • What is the role of cloud in business and government transformation?
  • What are the types of public and private partnerships that should be formed to contribute to the smart city vision?
  • How the Internet of Things (IoT) meets cloud computing in smart cities?

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Gordon Stewart

CIO
GEMS Education
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Mohamed Roushdy

Advisor to the CIO
Bank Al Bilad, KSA
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Ajay Rathi

CIO
Meraas Holding
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Faraz Shafiq

Associate Managing Director, Global IoT Practice
Verizon Enterprise Solutions, USA
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Ahmad Al Mulla

Senior Vice President
Corporate Services, Emirates Global Aluminium (“EGA”)

MODELLING AN EFFECTIVE CLOUD AND NETWORK VIRTUALISATION FRAMEWORK

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Cloud based school management and learning environments

Gordon Stewart, CIO, GEMS Education

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Gordon Stewart

CIO
GEMS Education

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Live demonstrations and proof-of-concept (POC) segment

t’s a unique opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and insight on cloud and network virtualisation technologies and what the current reality is - in order to strengthen your strategic planning and decision-making, and help identify which solutions may be viable in your business. Limited to two providers, each presenter will have 15 minutes to make a case or present a concept.
Interested in speaking at this session? Email us at enquiry@iqpc.ae for more information.


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Networking coffee break

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Digital transformation and cloud applications in aviation: Gulf Air case study

Jassim Haji, Director Information Technology, Gulf Air
In this presentation Dr. Jassim will present how Gulf Air is leveraging the cloud to implement digital transformation in every level of the airline and how to best use the cloud to deploy business applications like mobility, big data, and IoT. He will also discuss the security framework in place to protect the cloud and the airline.

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Jassim Haji

Director Information Technology
Gulf Air

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Live demonstrations and proof-of-concept (POC) segment

It’s a unique opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and insight on cloud and network virtualisation technologies and what the current reality is - in order to strengthen your strategic planning and decision-making, and help identify which solutions may be viable in your business. Limited to two providers, each presenter will have 15 minutes to make a case or present a concept.
Interested in speaking at this session? Email us at enquiry@iqpc.ae for more information.



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Awad Ahmed Ali El Siddig

Senior Database Administrator - Information Technology Division
ADNOC Distribution

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Networking lunch break

MANAGING SECURITY AND CONTROL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH CLOUD AND VIRTUALISATION DEPLOYMENTS

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Effectively overcoming cloud security challenges

Mahmoud Yassin, Manager Data Center & Cyber Security Leader, National Bank of Abu Dhabi
In this session Mahmoud will discuss how to build an effective cloud security infrastructure and what’s needed to be in public versus private cloud. He will also give an overview of what cloud due diligence means and will discuss regulations associated with cloud security and the Middle East regulation status.

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Mahmoud Yassin

Manager Data Center & Cyber Security Leader
National Bank of Abu Dhabi

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Live demonstrations and proof-of-concept (POC) segment

It’s a unique opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and insight on cloud and network virtualisation technologies and what the current reality is - in order to strengthen your strategic planning and decision-
making, and help identify which solutions may be viable in your business. Limited to two providers, each presenter will have 15 minutes to make a case or present a concept.

Interested in speaking at this session? Email us at enquiry@iqpc.ae for more information.


  • What are the top concerns and emerging threats to cloud security?
  • How to ensure security in cloud based environments?
  • How can you address the key security challenges and develop an effective cyber security programme?
  • How can cloud providers gain users trust and encourage them to explore different cloud models?
  • How can cloud based services and law enforcement work together to safe guard its users?

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Furqan Ahmed Hashmi

Head of IT Operations
Emirates Investment Authority
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Mahmoud Yassin

Manager Data Center & Cyber Security Leader
National Bank of Abu Dhabi

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Futurology and IT predictions - a futuristic view of cloud computing

Dr. Waiel Said, e-Government Portfolio Director, Government Information Management Office, Malomatia, ictQATAR
Dr. Waiel will be presenting futurology as science and the main features of the future of IT domain. He will also discuss the world 2040 report and the future of cloud computing.

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Dr. Waiel Said

e-Government Portfolio Director, Government Information Management Office, Malomatia
ictQATAR

4:00 PM - 4:59 PM Chairman’s closing remarks & end of forum day