Global ICT research and consultancy services firm International Data Corporation (IDC) is teaming up with GITEX Technology Week 2017 all this week to provide expert guidance on the strategies that public and private sector organizations should be pursuing as they look to drive a new era of digital transformation. Based at Stand A5-8 in Hall 5 of the Dubai World Trade Centre, IDC’s respected industry analysts will be on hand throughout the event, which runs until October 12.
“IDC is delighted to once again be participating as Supporting Partner at GITEX Technology Week,” says Jyoti Lalchandani, IDC’s group vice president and regional managing director for the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META).
“Now in its 37th year, the event has long served as a platform for tech pioneers, business leaders, and IT professionals to gather and share ideas about leveraging the world’s most advanced technology solutions for a more competitive future. To this end, senior IDC analysts will feature prominently throughout the event, presenting their insights as part of the GITEX Vertical Days program.”
Serving up in-depth analysis and real-life success stories, this program is aimed at demystifying the use of emerging digital tech to overcome the unique challenges encountered across different industry sectors. On Monday, October 9th, IDC’s research director for software in the META region, Megha Kumar, will be participating in a special healthcare-focused panel discussion at 2.30pm that will focus on identifying vulnerabilities and keeping patients safe in an industry where cybersecurity breaches can potentially kill.
At 3pm on Tuesday, October 10th, IDC’s director of telecoms and IoT in META, Paul Black, will lead discussions during an executive roundtable session that will address the challenges and opportunities presented by ongoing digital transformation efforts in the finance sector. And at 3.10pm on the same day, IDC’s associate vice president for research in META, Ranjit Rajan, will present his perspectives on the very latest developments within the region’s rapidly emerging Smart City landscape.
IDC’s participation at GITEX Technology Week 2017 extends beyond these sessions, with the firm also exclusively giving away a series of industry-focused reports that examine ongoing developments within the worldwide manufacturing, financial services, smart cities, and connected vehicles markets.