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May 04 2015

Panel: Data Sovereignty and Data Security as a barrier to technology adoption in the GCC States

Ahmed Qurram Baig, Senior Director - Corporate Strategy, Risk & Excellence, Dubai World Trade Centre Geert Mareels , Project leader, eGovernment Coordination Unit (CORVE), The Flemish Government Leonard Ong, Professional Advocacy Committee Member, ISACA Singapore Chapter

What regulations and standards need to be adopted to safeguard data and promote SAS and Cloud adoption in the region?

  • Cross border data migration and data sovereignty
  • Understanding the regional constitutional data protection rights, sector specific laws and separate data protection regimes
  • Is Unified data protection a viable option, will the region benefit from an overseas data protection models?

Security + Risk

Panel: The value of the Middle East cloud market – tapping into regional cloud growth

Nasser Ahmed , Lead Cloud Specialist , Google Middle East Safdar Zaman, Head of IT Strategy and Governance, Nakheel PJSC Shah Sheikh, Co-Founding Member of UAE Chapter, Cloud Security Alliance Simon Bradford, Cloud Technologies Director, Microsoft

Public cloud is expected to gain ground in the region as global cloud providers increase their footprint in the Middle East. Vendors are increasingly offering software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions through local data centers, which could unlock economic growth. Our global market experts will evaluate: 

  • Latency and security challenges for public cloud solutions
  • Environmental and regulatory market-entry consideration
  • Data sovereignty laws and data storage challenges

App > Cloud

Panel: What does the future hold for enterprise IT strategies?

Bruce A. Taylor, EVP North America, DatacenterDynamics Cole Crawford, Chairman, StackingIT, CEO, Vapor IO Mohammed Shehata , Director , PTS Consulting

Open-source comes to the data center. Cloud Infrastructure and operating system convergence are driving costs down; and boosting time-to-market speed, agility, scalability and efficiency. IT sourcing, procurement and provisioning benefit by becoming more transparent with less friction.

Is your enterprise ready? Where are you on the journey to openness and how will the move to open standards globally transform the MENA market?

Design + Strategy

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