#evolvetechnology - AI & CLOUD

Venue : The Ballroom, Level 4, Conrad Hotel, Dubai
Date : 17 March 2022

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About the Event

Where Technology Transforms Lives Through AI & CLOUD

Join us at our flagship technology event, FUTURE IT Summit & CATALYST AWARD 2022, to transform lives through innovation and emerging technology such as AI, CLOUD, BIG DATA and IoT, and futureproof your business and organization.

After a period of intense disruption due to the pandemic, the “new normal” presents an incredible opportunity. If we were to focus on the demand for social and technological change, we can reimagine and achieve a better, more prosperous, more equitable and sustainable future for all.

As we look forward, there are even greater challenges for our world to overcome. The ongoing social, economic, environmental and ethical issues we face are rather challenging to say the least. The issues are undeniably complex, yet if we confront them with tech-driven ambition, we can not only improve our lives but protect our interests and futureproof our business models against the disruption. There are many valuable lessons to be learned, and FUTURE IT SUMMIT is thrilled to be collaborating with leading tech innovators and pioneers from across industry, as well as government bodies, and common interest groups.

The summit features enterprise use-cases, inspirational keynotes, panel discussions, tech-talks, AI fireside chats, and awards with agenda enlisted key industry leaders to bring you stories of their successes, failures and to reveal the insights you need to embrace impactful technological change right now.


  • We are welcoming the IT Geniuses by organizing a dynamic platform to present the flawless cloud infrastructure for the better future with an access to the Big Data.
  • The Summit will be a unique independent business & Technology event focused on the state of the practice of AI and CLOUD in the enterprise, Cloud and AI achieve the best of potential to create a better and secure future for all.
  • Data Scientists are also invited to enlighten the best practices of AI & Cloud to improve the ability of organizations to become pioneers of revolution since the competition of good vs better continues.
  • The 1 Day Event will provide the opportunity for the IT Officials to understand the effective methods of monetizing and quantifying the data losing and to learn the importance of investing in cloud infrastructure.

Attractions Marketing

Since you missed it so much, we have brought it to you…… Bigger, Better, Broader! 

The much awaited ‘Future IT Summit and Catalyst Awards 2022’ – the region’s most important and largest gathering of IT senior executives and decision makers is coming to you as a Live WebSummit. Widening our horizons, the event will be held on a virtual platform with the participation of over 1000+ unique IT decision makers, global technology vendors and suppliers, and C-level executives from over 10 countries. 

Technology Showcase

Delegates can witness an amalgamation of Core tech, Trending Tech and Future Tech


Focused Networking Sessions

Join the partner/exhibitor/sponsor bandwagon and get access to the Networking Lounge.


Onsite Lead Generation

Promoters wearing your logo branded Tshirt will conduct onsite surveys.


Solution Showcase

Dedicated exhibition booth and space to put your best solution forward. With our special ticketing service for the exhibitors.



Industry’s most coveted title and favourite awards ceremony is all set to recognize and honour the trailblazers in the industry who have been uplifting the brand and reputation of their respective organizations in these difficult times with various cutting-edge initiatives, platforms and market-penetration and truly acting as ‘CATALYSTS’ in the ever-changing market landscape.

Top Ten Best IT Companies to Work

The Top Ten Best IT Companies to Work for in 2022” is a one of its kind recognition in the region for the IT Fraternity that would celebrate the ‘Exuberance’ of the people working in an organization. This special recognition felicitates and recognizes both fast-growing & established companies in UAE that offer tremendous career advancement opportunities together with leading-edge employee perks and benefits and most importantly valuable employee engagement.

  • 08:45 AM

    Registration & Networking

  • 09:30 AM

    Welcome Note

    Ronak Samantaray, C0-founder and CEO, GEC Media Group

  • 09:40 AM

    Summit Opening Keynote

    Hanan Huwair, Executive Director - Business Technology, Dubai Holding Asset Management

  • 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

    The TITANS Badge of Honor Ceremony

  • 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

    Future IT Landscape - The launch of a specialized court for the digital economy by DIFC

    Arul Jose Vigin, Head of Information Technology, DIFC Courts

  • 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

    Simplify Your Edge

    Charbel Zreiby, Channel PreSales Director MERAT, Dell Technologies

  • 11:00 AM

    21st Century Challenges and How Technology is Being Used to Solve Them

    Dr Tom McCarthy, Chief Technology Officer, ASPIRE

  • 11:15 AM

    Technology Keynote

    Samer Semaan, Channel and Alliance Manager, ME, Pure Storage

  • 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    Expert Panel: Driving Innovation Inside the Enterprise

    Other than managing and taking the IT organization to the highest level, how can CIOs truly drive innovation inside the enterprise

  • 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

    Unleash the power of Data to successfully transform your IT and meet business demand

    Elie Kamel, Regional Channel Lead, NetApp

  • 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM

    Expert Panel : Reducing complexity in your security environment and switching to automation as a solution to skills shortages

  • 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM

    Lunch & Networking

  • 02:15 PM

    A CIO Outlook to Technology Landscape in 2022 and Beyond

    Thomas Gigi Mathew, Group Head-IT & Digital Transformation, Ittihad International Investment

  • 02:30 PM

    Freshworks | VAD Technologies Keynote Session

    Mario M. Veljovic, General Manager, VAD Technologies LLC

  • 02:45 PM

    Panel Discussion : Benefits and challenges of integrating IT in an entrepreneurial strategy

  • 03:15 PM

    AMD Cloud Momentum: enabling boundless innovation and scale.

    Zaid F. Ghattas, Commercial Lead, META AMD

  • 03:30 PM

    How AI and IOT will advance medical devices and how this will improve people’s quality of lives

    Manal Allam, IT Head, Merck Group Middle East

  • 03:45 PM

    5 Cloud Migration Pitfalls

    Ali El Kontar, Founder and CEO, Zero&One

  • 04:00 PM

    CIO Keynote

    Shrenik Jain, CIO, Senior Vice President IT, Siemens

  • 04:15 PM

    Delight your Customers and Super Streamline your Operations with a Cognitive Enterprise".

    Debbie Botha, Global Chief Partnership Officer, Women in AI

  • 04:45 PM

    The Global CIO Manufacturing Forum - Launch

    Pratap Patjoshi, CIO, Mercedez India | Binita Prasad, Head of IT, Sany Heavy Industry India Pvt Ltd.

Event Speakers 2022

Hanan Huwair

Executive Director, Business Technology, Dubai Holding Asset Management

Arul Jose Vigin

Head of Information Technology, DIFC Courts

Charbel Zreiby

Director, Data Center Channel, Dell Technologies

Dr Tom McCarthy

Chief Technology Officer, ASPIRE

Samer Semaan

Channel and Alliance Manager, ME, Pure Storage

Ehab Eid

Head of IT Operations and Infrastructure, Emirates Schools Establishment

Sheridan Moodley


Mohammad Qattash

Cluster Director , Information Technology, Fairmont The Palm

Taufiq Rahman

Senior Director, Ecosystem Epicor

Dinesh Chandra

Regional Vice President, Automation Anywhere

Mohammad Al Jallad

CTO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa

Elie Kamel

Regional Channel Lead, NetApp

Awais Bin Imran

Information Security Officer, Noor Takaful

Damir Jaksic

CIO Digital transformation, KEO International Consultants

Kashif Rana

Group CIO, HSA Group

Ahmad Al Abbadi

Regional Sales Manager Gulf, Pakistan & Levant, Infoblox

Loubna Imenchal

VP & Head of Logitech for Enterprise business AMECA Logitech Africa Middle East Turkey Central Asia

Thomas Gigi Mathew

Group Head-IT & Digital Transformation, Ittihad International Investment

Mario M. Veljovic

General Manager, VAD Technologies LLC

Debbie Botha

Global Chief Partnership Officer, Women in AI

Yasmin Al Rawi

Artificial Intelligence Researcher and Trainer, Ajman university I wire connect

Veronica Ustinova

CTO and Co-Founder at Theeye, Property Technology + AI

Shameema Parveen

Co-Founder & CEO Edutech, Middle East & India

Salma Awwad

Founder and CEO, Sawwad

Zaid F. Ghattas

Commercial Lead, META AMD

Manal Allam

IT Head, Merck Group Middle East

Ali El Kontar

Founder and CEO, Zero&One

Shrenik Jain

CIO, Senior Vice President IT, Siemens

Pratap Patjoshi

CIO, Mercedes India

Sridhar Rajagopal

Senior Solutions Engineer, Epicor

Binita Prasad

Head of IT, Sany Heavy Industry India Pvt Ltd.

Mario Foster

Group Chief Information Officer, Al Naboodah

Basil Ayass

Industry Veteran

Ronak Samantaray

Co-Founder & CEO, GEC Media Group

Arun Shankar

Editor, GEC Media Group

Event Speakers 2021

His Excellency Hussain Al Mahmoudi

CEO, Sharjah Research, Technology and Investment Park

Mansoor Hanif

Executive Director Technology and Digital Infrastructure, NEOM

Ahmad Almulla

Digital Transformation Advisor

Samer Semaan

Channel and Alliance Manager, ME, Pure Storage

Venkatesh Mahadevan

CIO, Dubai Investments

Anshul Srivastav

CIO, Emirates Post

Nithin Thomas

Head of Information Technology | Amity University Dubai

Aliasgar Bohari

Director IT, Zulekha Hospital

Abdul Rahman Jaroudi

Head Distriution Channels and e-Channels, Aafaq Islamic Finance

Nikhil Sanghavi

Director & ME Region Head, Arcon


Partners Technical Manager, Pure Storage

Saurabh Jain

Channel Solutions Director, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, Huawei

Tim Chen

Senior Channel Business Development Manager, Alibaba Cloud

Ronak Samantaray

Co-Founder & CEO, GEC Media Group

Anushree Dixit

Global Head - Content and strategic Alliances, GEC Media Group

Arun Shankar

Editor, GEC Media Group

Event Speakers 2020