EMC Forum 2012 – Transform: Business+IT+Yourself
Get ready for EMC Forum 2012: the one-day conference that aims to transform the way you see the future of business, IT – and yourself.
- Learn why cloud computing and virtualisation are key to mastering the new IT realities.
- Find out how you can unlock the value in Big Data for your business.
- Discover the knowledge, skills and support that will transform you to meet the challenges ahead.
EMC Forum is a unique opportunity to connect and network with your peers in the region. You’ll hear local and international insights from high calibre keynote speakers and presenters, and case studies featuring the latest integrated solutions from EMC and our partners. To complete the package, a hand-picked selection of our partners will be exhibiting their products, and our VLab will offer technical training from EMC engineers.
Don’t miss this essential event. Register now to join EMC and our partners at EMC Forum 2012.
Month 1, 2012
Time08:30 – 17:30
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Cisco is the worldwide networking leader, providing the broadest line of solutions for transporting data, voice, and video around the world. This tradition of leadership continues as Cisco offers the Unified Computing System, a complete portfolio of servers powered by intelligent Intel® Xeon® processors. Cisco and EMC offer three paths to the cloud:
- Vblock: factory-integrated converged infrastructure platforms
- VSPEX: pre-packaged reference architectures
- Best of breed components from Cisco and EMC in any supported combination
Talk with us about how we can accelerate your transition to a virtualized, automated and service-oriented datacentre architecture.
VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2011 revenues of $3.77 billion, VMware has more than 350,000 customers and 50,000 partners.
Al Jol Information Technology Co. Ltd. is Saudi Arabia's Premier Cloud Computing Solutions Provider. The company provides expertise in Network Systems, Information Security, and Data Center, Storage, & Virtualization through the delivery of quality Consulting, Systems Integration, and Managed Services for IT Operations across industries. For more information please visit www.aljolit.com.
MATCO is a 100% Saudi company established in 1998 with the mission of filling an identified gap in the Information & Communication Technology marketplace through architected solutions, re-packaged professional services and total turnkey projects execution.
We represent many international providers of quality information technology solutions that are specialized in corporate software products, system integration services, IT security planning and analysis, Information Life Cycle Management, Storage and Business Continuity Solutions. MATCO is also the only authorized partner to deliver installation & support services in KSA for EMC solutions.
MATCO is an EMC Velocity Signature Solution Center in the Kingdom. The center is located in Khobar and Riyadh, and is designed to demonstrate exactly how the technology works in a live environment, providing a total experience of the solution and the benefits without risk for the customer. The center also provides comprehensive solutions development, live and remote demonstrations, and improvement of near-customer environments via EMC's Customer Integration Lab. The solutions demonstrated are based on the strategic collaboration that combines best-of-breed information infrastructure technologies from EMC, virtualization from VMware, and networking and compute solutions from Cisco and will focus on helping customers in their IT transformation towards the Private Cloud.
ITS is a business and technology service company, employing over 1,600 ICT specialists & Consultants. It provides business consulting, systems integration and outsourcing to clients of financial services, telecommunication, education and enterprises. ITS creates value for clients through a combination of culture, industries and services competencies.
Over the years, ITS & EMC have established a strategic partnership across the MEA region. As a result of our alliance and investment, ITS has achieved the highest level of EMC’s Velocity Partner Program: Tier 1 signature status.
Mobily is the fastest growing mobile communications and technology provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) was established in 2004 by a consortium led by Etisalat, the UAE based telecom conglomerate. Mobily is the official brand name of Etihad Etisalat, renowned as the second mobile service provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
VCE, formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel, accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market for our customers. VCE, through the Vblock Systems delivers the industry's only fully integrated and fully virtualized cloud infrastructure system. VCE solutions are available through an extensive partner network, and cover horizontal applications, vertical industry offerings, and application development environments, allowing customers to focus on business innovation instead of integrating, validating and managing IT infrastructure.
Wipro Arabia ltd.
Wipro is a 360° Global SI, Platinum Signature partner and Global VCE Alliance partner.
Wipro Arabia is a JV between Wipro and Dar Al Riyadh in KSA and is in the 11th year of operations in the KSA. Wipro Limited, the global $6.5Bn IT services major and a leading provider of IT and business transformation services employs 125,000 employees globally & 900+ in KSA.
Dennis Hoffman is Senior Vice President, Service Provider at EMC. In this role, Mr. Hoffman is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s service provider strategy and related initiatives.
Mr. Hoffman is a 25-year veteran of the high-technology industry. Prior to his current role, he was responsible for the overall performance of the company’s Virtual Computing Environment coalition with Cisco and VMware to help organizations around the world capture the promise and benefits of pervasive virtualization and private cloud computing. Before that, he was responsible for the professional development, productivity and technical excellence of EMC’s global presales organization, as well as the performance of EMC’s Education Services offering and organization. Mr. Hoffman was previously responsible for the strategy development, execution and financial performance of RSA’s Data Security Business Unit, as well as strategic planning, strategic partnerships and business development for the RSA Division as a whole. Before starting his role at RSA, he led the team at EMC that developed and initiated the execution of the company’s information security strategy. In his first role at the company, he led product marketing for EMC Software Group.
Previously, Mr. Hoffman served as CEO and Co-founder of Storigen Systems, a pioneering developer of distributed storage networking software that was acquired by EMC in October 2003. Mr. Hoffman also spent six years at Avid Technology where he was responsible for the marketing and business development of its storage and networking products, and he has held strategy consulting and engineering roles at companies including Marakon Associates, Eastman Kodak and Polaroid Corporation.
Mr. Hoffman graduated from Union College with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and holds an MBA from Harvard University.
Jay Cuthrell is a thought leader within the Office of the CTO at VCE (A company formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware, and Intel) working with service providers, systems integrators, ISVs, and media & entertainment companies to deliver converged infrastructure. He is a frequent industry speaker based in RTP, NC and Missoula, MT. Previously, as a strategic technology consultant with cuthrell.com he worked with service providers, startup companies, and investment groups in addition to writing for ReadWriteWeb and Telecompetitor. He has held CTO, VP, and GM roles at Digitel and NeoNova (an Azure Capital and Bridgescale Partners portfolio company) and infrastructure consulting roles working domestically and internationally for Fortune 500 clients. He also served at Scient (formerly iXL now Publicis), Nortel, Analysts International, IBM, and NCSU College of Engineering. He holds a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from North Carolina State University and grew up in Beaufort, NC. His blog can be found at fudge.org
Deepak Narain is the Regional Presales Manager for VMware in the Middle East & North Africa. In this role, Deepak and his team are responsible for helping customers accelerate their IT transformation by leveraging the power of virtualization and cloud computing.
Prior to VMware, Deepak has held leadership positions in engineering, marketing and product management at a number of leading IT vendors including EMC, Lucent Technologies and Ascend Communications. Deepak holds an MBA from Boston University, a MS in Computer Science from WPI and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
Fawaz is currently leading Cisco’s Data Center Practices solutions, working with various customers in the Middle East region to develop and execute on their cloud strategy; introduce VDI and migrate RISC platforms to X86.
With over 25 years of rich IT experience in management, infrastructure, communication, operation and applications; Fawaz held the position of Operation and Infrastructure Head at Bank Albilad before joining Cisco in 2008; prior working for IBM and subsidiaries in many roles from system administration, operation management and network architecture.
|Time||Keynotes - Kingdom Ballroom E|
|08:30 - 09:45||Registration & Morning Refreshments + Exhibition|
|10:00 - 10:15||Opening by Mohamad Talaat - Country Manager for KSA, Egypt and Libya, EMC||Welcome & Opening||Kingdom Ballroom E|
|10:15 - 11:00||Corporate Keynote by Dennis Hoffman - SVP of Service Providers, EMC||Transform IT+Business+Yourself||Kingdom Ballroom E|
|11:00 - 11:15||Case Study: by Dr. Marwan I. ALAhmadi - Chief Business Officer, Mobily||Saudi ICT Market Insights||Kingdom Ballroom E|
|11:15 - 11:45||Super Session by Fawaz Quaida - Customer Solutions Executive Data Center Architecture, Cisco||Cisco: Leading Innovation in the Data Center||Kingdom Ballroom E|
|11:15 - 11:45||Super Session by Deepak Narain - Regional Presales Manager, VMware||Transforming the Heart of Your Business with VMware||Kingdom Ballroom B|
|11:45 - 12:30||Coffee & Prayers Break - Exhibition|
|12:30 - 01:00||Super Session by Jay Cuthrel - Office of CTO, VCE||VCE: The World’s Most Advanced Converged Infrastructure||Kingdom Ballroom E|
|12:30 - 01:00||Super Session by Ziad Azar - IT Solutions Manager, MATCO||Achieving Business Agility with EMC & MATCO||Kingdom Ballroom B|
|12:30 - 01:00||Super Session by Bashir Dada (VP of Business Development) and Bassam Zantout (DC Solution Architect), AlJol||Aljol: Delivering the Agile Cloud Infrastructure||Kingdom Ballroom A|
|3 Breakout Tracks|
|Transform Infrastructure||Transform Business|
|Transform Infrastructure 1 - Kingdom E||Transform Infrastructure 2 - Kingdom B||Transform Apps -
|01:00 - 01:40||Building an Efficient and Flexible Virtual Infrastructure||DataCenter Transformation: System Integrator Difficulties and Critical Success Factors: Case Study||Virtualizing Oracle Mission Critical Apps||Big Data Transforms Business|
|Raddad Shanaa - EMC||Hasan Bayanouni - ITS||Zaher Haydar - EMC||Ahmad Muammar - EMC|
|01:40 - 02:40||Lunch in Exhibition Area|
|02:40 - 03:20||Accelerating Storage Transformation: VMAX and VPLEX
||Transforming Backup and Recovery
||Virtualizing Microsoft Mission Critical Apps||Disruptive Data Science - How Data Science and Big Data are Transforming Business, IT and People
Big Data Transforms Business
|Ali Mokhtar & Ahmad Shazly - EMC||Syed Saleem - EMC||Nizar Hussein - EMC||Philip Roy - EMC|
|03:20 - 03:50||FLASH 1st - The Storage Strategy for the Next Decade||Implementing Advanced Security Management||Consideration for Building Infrastructures for Post PC Era||EMC Isilon Scale-out Storage is Ready to Transform Business
|Hovannes Kasparian - EMC||Richard Nichols - EMC RSA||Umair Riaz - EMC||Haider Aziz - EMC|
|03:50 - 04:10||Final Draw & Prizes|
|04:10 - 04:30||Team Pictures & Profile Pictures|