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مؤتمر داتاماتكس جيتكس 2007

Datamatix Gitex Conference 2007

Sat-Wed | September 8-12, 2007  | Dubai World Trade Centre (Main Tower - Level 5)  | Dubai, UAE

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Day 1 - Morning  (Saturday, 8th September)
Time Topic

ICT Leadership Strategies

8:30 AM Registration & Coffee
9:00 AM

Keynote: Top Challenges for the Region’s CIOs & IT Managers

  • Predicting IT Challenges for GCC Organizations & Their IT Leaders in the Next 5 years

Mr. Ghassan Mayassi

Business Consulting Director –MEA

Oracle Public Sector - Middle East & Africa

10:00 AM

2007 Deadly Sins: Emerging Technologies, Threats and Trappings

Mr. Mark Sunner

Chief Security Analyst

MessageLabs, UK

10:45 AM

Coffee Break & Business Networking

11:15 AM

Panel Discussion: Code-Sharing and Collaboration to Reduce IT Spending in GCC Organizations

By sharing code and collaborating on IT developments among GCC organizations, they can expect to reap many significant benefits and a substantial reduction in their IT spending. The session discusses what needs to be done for a code-sharing and collaboration initiative among the GCC organizations and discusses the technology, managements and implementation issues for such an arrangement.

Moderator: Mr. Roman Konovalov, Managing Director, Aroma Software LLC


  • Mr. Ghassan Mayassi, Business Consulting Director-MEA, Oracle Public Sector
  • Mr. Mark Sunner, Chief Security Analyst, MessageLabs, UK


12:00 PM

Challenges While Aligning New Technology with Existing Business Processes

Mr. Roman Konovalov

Managing Director

Aroma Software L.L.C, UAE

1:00 PM

Lunch and End of the Day


Day 2 - Morning  (Sunday, 9th September)
Time Topic

Enterprise ICT Strategies

8:30 AM Registration & Coffee
9:00 AM CIO’s Master Plan for Building Core ICT Systems to Serve New GCC Mega Projects

As more and more GCC organizations are announcing mega projects and global mergers, the regional CIO’s task is to either scale up existing systems or build new ICT Systems and either of these options isn’t easy. The session discusses key technology challenges CIOs and IT Managers face while designing new core ICT Systems (Platforms) to serve requirements from newly announced projects. More often it is observed that existing ICT Systems in reality does not support such large scale requirements or it does not support new versions of technologies or updates calling for expensive updates… The session will provide and update on how CIOs can build their ICT platforms that are flexible, adaptive and long-lasting to serve new requirements.

Mr. Zaki Sabbagh


Zamil Industrial Investment Co., KSA

9:45 AM

Capturing Customer Value: Managing your customers for maximum profitability

Mr. Adam Hughes

Head of Indian Operations

PA Consulting Group

10:30 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM To CEOs, CFOs and All Other C-Level Executives: Think About Application Integration Now, or Lose Your Business!

Mr. Yasar Yilmaz

Senior Manager, Business Consulting, Financial Services

Oracle Middle East & Africa

11:45 AM Forecasting Government (User) Markets in Open Source Technology

Dr. Christine Hansen, J.D.


Le Ciel, Inc., USA

12:30 PM Coffee and Networking
12:45 PM Relationship between Corporate Governance, Information Technology Governance and Information Security Governance

Dr. SH (Basie) von Solms

President-Elect : IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing)

Academy for Information Technology, University of Johannesburg, RSA

1:30 PM

Panel Discussions: How CIOs and IT managers should make use of latest storage technology developments?

Moderator: Mr. Zaki Sabbagh, CIO, Zamil Industrial Investment Co.,KSA


  • Dr. SH (Basie) VOn Solms, President-Elect IFIP, Academy of Information Techology, RSA
  • Dr. Christine Hansen, J.D. , President, Le Ciel, INC. USA
  • Mr. Yasar Yilmaz, Sr. Manager, Business Consulting, Financial Services, Oracle
  • Mr. Adam Hughes, Head of Indian Operations,PA Consulting, UK
2:00 PM Lunch and End of the Day

Day 3 - Morning  (Monday, 10th September)
Time Topic

Mobile IT Strategies

8:30 AM Registration and Coffee
9:00 AM CIO & IT Manager Master Plan for Buying IT Services for the next 5 years

Mr. Kent Lewis


Anvil Media, Inc., USA

9:45 AM

Opportunities and Challanges of Web Technologies on Mobile Platform

Mr. Stéphane Boyera

Member, Mobile Web Initiative

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), France

10:30 AM Coffee and Networking
11:00 AM

Leveraging Common Information to Deliver Convergent Services in an on Demand World

Mr. Richard Noel

Marketing Director

Telcordia Technologies, UK

11:45 AM Proving Work Through Mobile Solutions - Delivering cost savings and unrivalled customer service with maturing mobile technology

Mr. Ian Berriman

Senior Consultant

PA Consulting Group, London

12:30 PM Mobile Banking and Payments - moving from hype to reality

Mr. Reg Swart

Regional Executive - Middle East & Africa

Fundamo (Pty) Ltd.

1:15 PM Lunch and End of the Day

Day 4 - Morning  (Tuesday, 11th September)
Time Topic

Web & Portal IT Strategies

8:30 AM Registration and Coffee
9:00 AM

Challenges of Integrative Portals for Networked Virtual Organizations

Dr. Wojciech Cellary

Head of the Department of IT

Poznan University of Economics, Poland

9:45 AM Rich Internet Applications (RIA) & Enterprise Blogging


Mr. Siddharth Jhunjhunwala

CEO & Managing Director

Web Spiders (India) Pvt Ltd.

10:30 AM

Coffee  and Networking

11:00 AM What is required in Corporate Mobile Solution in today's dynamic business environment? Blackberry an example of a successful solution

Mr. Shady Saeed Mohamed Fahmy

Senior Manager Product Marketing Wireless

Etisalat, UAE

11:45 AM

Web 2.0: The Battle for the Anywhere Consumer TM

Ms. Anette Schaefer

Director Consumer Research, EMEA

Yankee Group, UK

12:30 PM

Application of Geographic Information Systems for Municipal & Environment Planning

Case Study: GIS Applications, EPA Kuwait

Mr.Shaker M. G. Madi

Director, Information Systems Center

Environment Public Authority - EPA Kuwait

1:15 PM

Lunch and End of the Day

Day 5 - Morning  (Wednesday, 12th September)
Time Topic

IT Security, Identity and Network Strategies

8:30 AM Registration and Coffee
9:00 AM

IT Security - The layered approach to protecting online business

  • Online business growth in Middle East
  • Security concerns, a barrier to business
  • Key assets of online business: consumers, brands, Web sites, and internal networks
  • A systematic approach to mitigating threats
  • PayPal case study

Mr. Neil Batstone

General Manager, Middle East


10:00 AM

Vendor Relationship Management (VRM) - the Web 2.0 response to CRM

Mr. Graham D Sadd

Founder, Chairman and CEO


10:45 AM Coffee and Networking
11:15 AM Implementing a BCMS (Business Continuity Management System) - "System in this context being the process not a piece of software!"

Mr. Richard Jones

Principal BCM Consultant, Professional Services

SunGard Availability Services (UK) Limited

12:00 PM

Panel Discussion :

Information Security Plan Development

Best Practices in Network Security and Intrusion Detection

Moderator: Mr. Neil Batstone, General Manager, VeriSign Middle East


  • Mr. Richard Jones, Principal BCM Consultant, SunGard Availability Services, UK
  • Mr. Graham D Sadd, Founder, Chairman & CEO, PAOGA USA


1:00 PM

Lunch and End of the Day

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