What's New

New Format, New Agenda, New Topics

Ensuring a compelling attendee experience has always been the primary aim of our CIO Summits, so it's only right that we continue to evolve in line with the valued feedback we receive each year. As such, you can expect greater opportunities for networking and professional development in 2018, as well as much more fun! There will also be a dedicated awards ceremony to acknowledge the excellence of the Middle East's foremost IT leaders.

Focus Groups
Shaped by the very latest developments in today's IT environment, our two-day agenda includes intimate roundtable discussions on topics such as cloud, IoT, smart cities, hyperconvergence, and artificial intelligence. And with 24 sessions to choose from, we're giving you the flexibility to tailor your Summit experience to meet your individual needs.

Country Sessions
IDC understands that different countries present different challenges and opportunities, which is why the second day of the Summit will see a series of country-focused sessions led by IDC experts and respected CIOs as they share their unique experiences, pain points, and real-time solutions.

Awards Ceremony
In today's digital era, the IT department represents the backbone of any business. As such, IDC will be celebrating the invaluable contribution made by IT professionals to the region's ongoing digital transformation and recognizing their most outstanding achievements across various different categories.

Fun
IDC's Middle East CIO Summit 2018 is much more than just another boring ICT conference. We want to give our attendees the chance to network in a much more relaxed environment, so we have planned various informal activities like golf, seaplane city tours, driving experiences at Yas Marina Circuit, and heritage desert safaris, to name just a few.