As the buildup to next month’s IDC Egypt CIO Summit 2022 gets underway, International Data Corporation (IDC) is pleased to announce that Gulf Business Machines (GBM) has been appointed as the event’s Host Partner, with both parties keen to continue the collaborative partnership that helped make February’s Middle East edition such a success. IDC is also honored to announce that the IDC Egypt CIO Summit 2022 will be hosted under the patronage of Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT).
The IDC Egypt CIO Summit is one of the most anticipated tech events in the country, and this year’s 8th annual installment 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. Taking place on June 14 at The Nile Ritz-Carlton in Cairo, the event will explore the theme ‘Accelerating Your Journey to a Digital-First World’.
IDC research shows that 49% of CIOs in Egypt have brought forward their digital agendas by at least one year – and 14% by almost two years – following the upheaval of 2020. Many of these IT leaders are now actively exploring new digital business models and ecosystem partnerships for the long term. Whether they’re building resilient digital infrastructures or addressing the unique demands of a distributed workforce, CIOs across Egypt are rethinking their leadership practices for a digital-first world.
“This year, we are especially delighted to welcome GBM on board as Host Partner for the IDC Egypt CIO Summit,” says Nagia El Emary, IDC’s country director for Egypt. 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.
“Digital resiliency has become central to every organization’s digital agenda, and technology plays a central role in achieving this, which subsequently enables business resiliency,” says Amr Refaat, CEO of GBM Middle East. “In our work with customers in Egypt, we bring our three decades of expertise to enhance their IT infrastructure and accelerate their digital transformation, which supports operational continuity and overall growth, while also making room for innovation. We are excited to bring our expertise to the IDC Egypt CIO Summit 2022 as Host Partner, as is it is one of Egypt’s foremost technology events, providing a great platform for CIOs and IT executives to gather and exchange ideas that contribute towards the growth of the country’s technology sector.”
The IDC Egypt CIO Summit 2022 will explore the increasing pace of innovation, examine the region’s evolving technology landscape, and present best-practice strategies that will help organizations transform themselves into digitally resilient future enterprises. The annual IDC Egypt 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.