Conference agenda set to tackle regional hot topics

This year’s conference agenda at GITEX is jam-packed with top-level experts

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Conference agenda set to tackle regional hot topics The Gitex conference will take in a number of themes.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  September 23, 2010

This year’s conference agenda at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK is jam-packed with top-level industry experts who will tackle some of the technology world’s hottest topics head on.

The show will also feature the GITEX Global Leaders Summit, which is an exclusive, invitation-only opportunity to network with the region’s top decision-makers, as some of the world’s foremost thinkers share global insights into today’s key topics and issues.

Social media will be one of the main highlights at this year’s event, with world famous industry specialists attending as keynote speakers.

Randi Zuckerberg, official spokesperson for Facebook, Director of Market Development and sister of CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, will be sharing her views on the impact that social media has today on a company’s marketing strategy.

She will be joined by a host of other top-class speakers who will provide insights into today’s key business trends.

The popular Leaders in Industry Lunch Briefings will also be held between 18-20 October this year, providing eminent leaders from the global ICT sector with the opportunity to sit down with regional CIOs, IT managers and team leaders in an informal setting to discuss the trends, issues and challenges currently facing the IT profession.

One exciting addition to this year’s show is the GITEX Cloud Confex. Created in response to market demand, this forum will give businesses the chance to discuss the opportunities and benefits of cloud computing. Full details of the GITEX Cloud Confex schedule, which will take place over two days from 19-20 October,  can be found on pages 25-27. High level speakers from CA Technologies, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, EMC, Fujitsu, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Mubadala, Oracle and Qatar Foundation will examine and discuss benefits and opportunities related to cloud services.

The GITEX Global Conference is the region’s largest dedicated knowledge exchange forum. This dynamic networking platform brings together the crème de la crème of industry experts and ICT professionals under one roof, and will feature an unparalleled series of strategic keynote speakers, seminars and networking sessions.

The event gives delegates a priceless opportunity to learn, debate and exchange views with some of the leading experts from the ICT industry.

This year, GITEX Global Conference, with the theme ‘Inspiring Innovation and Collaboration’, will feature international industry personalities, as well as strategic keynote sessions.

The Conference incorporates a number of specialist tracks that will outline key trends and offer industry insights with sessions that include SME Basics, Business Meets IT, GULFCOMMS and a Developers Day.

Some of the high-profile speakers include Abdu Ali Nasser, IT Manager for the General Directorate of Education in Eastern Province KSA; Bashar Bashaireh, Regional Director for the Middle East at Fortinet; Fadi Antaki, CEO at ARPU+; and Soenke Peters, Head of Converged Sales at Nokia Siemens Networks MEA.

The new portfolio of high-level conference and executive programmes are designed to engage and inform, making participation a must for industry innovators and information leaders that wish to stay on top of developing issues.

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