IDC unveils GBM as its Strategic Partner for Middle East CIO Summit 2022

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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IDC Group VP and Regional MD for Middle East, Turkey, and Africa, Mr. Jyoti Lalchandani with GBM CEO Mr. Amr Refaat at the GBM-IDC CIO Summit Signing Ceremony

With the clock is ticking away towards one of the most anticipated events in the Middle Eastern region, IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2022, International Data Corporation (IDC), the masterminds behind the marquee event have engaged with Gulf Business Machines (GBM), an end-to-end digital transformation provider for the GCC region as the event’s Strategic Partner.

Scheduled to take place on the 22 and 23rd of February 2022, the 15th edition of the annual event will serve as the platform of choice for prominent business leaders, influential IT heads, and respected industry analysts from around the world as they share their collective expertise and exchange valuable ideas.

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Jyoti Lalchandani
Group VP & Regional MD
Middle East, Turkey, and Africa

“We are thrilled to welcome GBM on board as our Strategic Partner for next year’s edition of the IDC Middle East CIO Summit. The journey to becoming a ‘Future Enterprise’ has accelerated, spurred by significant investments in new customer experiences, new digital ecosystem business models, digital supply chains, and ‘Future of Work’ models.”

“This all needs to be supported by resilient, cloud-enabled digital infrastructure and applications, rapid app development, digital platforms, data-driven and AI-enabled intelligence, comprehensive security, and unwavering trust. Together with GBM and our partners, our aim is to help ICT leaders across the Middle East to develop the capabilities, performance metrics, and organization structures required to thrive in the new digital economy,” Mr. Lalchandani further added.

With more than 30 years of experience, GBM is a leading end-to-end digital solutions provider, offering a broad portfolio that includes industry-leading digital infrastructure, digital business solutions, security, and services.

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Amr Refaat
Gulf Business Machines

“The IDC Middle East CIO Summit has come to be known as one of the foremost events for thought-provoking insights on the future of the digital economy. It has played a pivotal role in introducing industry best practices and helping organizations adapt and build resilient economies. Today, as the region stands at the threshold of growth and transformation, collaborative discussions are instrumental in helping accelerate digital adoption among regional businesses. The IDC Middle East CIO Summit is a crucial platform for the technology industry to share its vision for digital evolution and as the Strategic Partner of the summit we look forward to sharing GBM’s global knowledge and local expertise with our industry partners.”

The IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2022, which will run under the theme ‘Accelerating the Journey to a Digital First World’ is taking place in a hybrid format, the IDC Middle East CIO Summit will incorporate a two-day in-person gathering at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Dubai International Financial Centre, followed by a one-day virtual event, hosting more than 500 CIOs and influential business leaders from across the region.

The annual IDC Middle East CIO Summit is the place to come for thought-provoking, in-depth discussions about cutting-edge tech solutions, emerging use cases, and proven strategies for driving success. For 15 straight years, it has served as the ICT world’s premier source of learning about the industry’s latest developments.

To learn more about the IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2022, please contact Ms. Sheila Manek at smanek[at] / +971 4 446 3154.

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