IDC to Explore the Hybrid-Computing Future of IT at ‘Cloud & Data center CIO Round table 2018’ for the Middle East

27 May 2018

Dubai – International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced the dates for the upcoming Middle East leg of its Cloud & Datacenter CIO Roundtable 2018, with four separate events taking place across the region. Running under the theme ‘The Hybrid-Computing Future of IT’, the schedule is as follows:

Cairo – July 10th Ι Dubai – July 19th Ι Riyadh – July 24th Ι Doha – September 13th

Senior IDC analysts will be joined by respected industry thought leaders and pioneering end users as they explore the way in which cloud, mobility, and software-defined datacenters are becoming critical business differentiators and enabling a new generation of digital transformation aspirations for businesses and governments across the region.

“These digital transformation aspirations are driving ever-greater demand for enhanced computing power that is highly responsive, scalable, manageable, and agile,” says Anis Tell, IDC’s research director for telecommunications and IT services in the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey. “In turn, this has created a ‘best-of-breed’ environment within the IT framework of enterprises where some legacy systems are retained for standard applications, new IT infrastructure supports the 3rd Platform applications, and some of the non-mission critical applications are slowly being migrated to the cloud.

“As organizations increasingly embrace digital transformation in a bid to drive growth and innovation, they will become heavily reliant on datacenters and the cloud to serve as the underlying engines that deliver both their legacy and digital services. Spurred by national transformation initiatives and competitive market forces, the dynamic technology-enabled markets are also changing, and we can expect the cloud and datacenter space to be a key enabler of much of this evolution over the coming years.”

Drawing on a mix of insightful presentations and interactive panel discussions, IDC’s Cloud & Datacenter CIO Roundtable 2018 will explore the potential impact of such developments for organizations operating in the Middle East, with sessions such as:

  • Datacenters and Cloud: Engines of Digital Transformation
  • Data Protection in the Datacenter and Cloud
  • The Lessons Learned When Adopting Cloud in the Local Market
  • The Impact of Global Providers on the Local Market

A number of leading technology vendors have already partnered with IDC for the Middle East leg of the Cloud & Datacenter CIO Roundtable 2018, including Rubrik, Injazat Data Systems, AEC, and MIS. To learn more about the event and the flexible range of partnership opportunities that are available, please visit You can also follow all the latest updates about the event by using the hashtag #IDCCLOUDDC.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC’s analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research, and events company. To learn more about IDC, please visit Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC.

IDC in the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey

For the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey region, IDC retains a coordinated network of offices in Riyadh, Nairobi, Lagos, Johannesburg, Cairo, and Istanbul, with a regional center in Dubai. Our coverage couples local insight with an international perspective to provide a comprehensive understanding of markets in these dynamic regions. Our market intelligence services are unparalleled in depth, consistency, scope, and accuracy. IDC Middle East, Africa, and Turkey currently fields over 130 analysts, consultants, and conference associates across the region. To learn more about IDC MEA, please visit You can follow IDC MEA on Twitter at @IDCMEA.

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