GEC Media Group, publishers of Business Transformation, Enterprise Channels MEA, The Titans, Cyber Sentinels, announced the winners of the BTX Top Executive Awards, BTX Enterprise Awards, BTX Solution Awards at BTX Road Show South Gulf edition on 8th September 2021. The half-day event was organised at Grand Ballroom, Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai in person.
The title sponsors of BTX Roadshow were Aruba HPE, Riverbed, Pure Storage, Veeam, Logicom, Netapp, Western Digital, Arcon, Veritas, SilverPeak, Alcatel-Lucent enterprise, SecureNet, Synology, Finesse, CORK information technology, International Group of Artificial Intelligence – IGOAI, Global CISO Forum, Business Transformation, and Enterprise Channels MEA.
The face-to-face event was started with the registration of all attendees and proceed with lunch and networking. GEC Media Group extended warm wishes to all the champions for their victory.
Here are the highlights of the various speaker keynote presentations.
Success and failures of business and digital transformation
In his keynote, Dr Corrie Block, CEO, Paragon Consulting talked about the lack of alignment to business outcomes and lack of awareness within the organisation and lack of control of vendors.
Panel discussion: How digital transformation, innovation, technology making businesses in UAE more resilient and efficient
The first-panel discussion on how digital transformation, innovation, technology, making businesses in UAE more resilient and efficient was moderated by Arun Shanker, Moderator, GEC Media Group.
Taking the discussion forward, Mohamad Rizk, Senior Regional Technical Director for Middle East, Russia, and CIS, Veeam said, In the next 18-24 months, organisations in the UAE are driving plans for innovation. They should catch up plans with multiple perspectives with checkpoints. Some of those points are culture, educating people and from technology’s perspective, they need varied solutions. A digital organisation should be always online. Any downtime of service means loss of money.
Shah E Room Khan, Information Technology Manager, Emirates College of Technology, Abu Dhabi, said, we have merged with different universities and colleges in Abu Dhabi for education. We are planning to implement new technologies especially Customer Experience technology which will help us to facilitate the students in different sectors where they can open a ticket for the help desk system, register online and payment as well. We have also done an agreement with a service provider for AI services to facilitate the students more.
Pankaj Bajaj, Head of IT, Capital Health, said they run as a business project. These are not technology projects at the end of the day. They are enabling business, operations and have already started the business intelligence where we are giving the insights to the management about how the revenue is going on, what are the patients experience we are getting, what are the clinical KPIs we are getting. Next our journey is artificial intelligence on existing EMR plus we are planning to publish our medical research in rehabilitation.
While addressing the event, Elie Kamel, Regional Channel Manager, NetApp said there would always be new innovations in healthcare, education etc. As he has been reading about digital twin which is a kind of a virtual twin of any physical object. Imagine in healthcare industry, they can create a virtual twin of a human being to study the effect of health and testing. So, it will create a huge influx of data.
Digital and business transformation initiatives in Tabreed
Ahmad Hilmi Lutfi Al Obaidi, Manager Capital Plant Performance and Investment, O&M Support, National Central Cooling Company talked about the transformation of operations function and said their Tasheel programme and i-Connect programme are targeting their digital infrastructure.
Technology Keynote: Maximizing Visibility and Performance for The Hybrid Enterprise
Salman Ali, Technical Channel Manager, Riverbed Technology discussed COVID pandemic and the new work culture in organisations and said managing digital experience is one of the most critical business objectives for most of the enterprises.
Smart technologies and sustainability in urban landscapes
Engineer Mohammed Ahmed Alrayees, Director of Sewage Treatment Plants and Drainage Network Department Dubai Municipality talked about their vision and said our vision is to develop a sustainable city for all citizens of Dubai and we emphasise on innovation for a healthy future.
Panel discussion: Threat actors and challenges for regional CISOs
The next panel discussion was moderated by Dr Hoda Alkhzaimi, Director of Center of Cyber Security, New York University Abu Dhabi, President, Emirates Digital Association for Women and joined by Mohammed Shakeel Ahmed, Aviation Cyber Security Advisor, Abu Dhabi Aviation and Jacob Mathew, IT Consultant, IT Governance, Architecture, Services, Security, Infrastructure and Operations – Government of Abu Dhabi. They panelists briefed about digitalisation and Cyber Security.
BTX Road Show 2021 South Gulf edition was organised with all the safety guidelines announced by the Emirates of Dubai.
With the successful completion of the BTX Road Show 2021, South Gulf edition in Dubai, the next BTX Africa will take place on 27 September.