17th-18th February, 2016 |

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi

Destination & Cultural Partner

The authority conserves and promotes Abu Dhabi’s heritage and culture and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction which enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. It manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.

Summit Partners

DarkMatter is an international cyber security company headquartered in the UAE. It is staffed by a team of tier one cyber security specialists with global experience, dedicated to providing secure, trusted and integrated cyber protection services to government agencies and businesses alike. DarkMatter offers a complete portfolio of cyber security solutions with all our work being underpinned by industry leading intelligence, research and development. But we don’t just implement; we innovate, creating new security solutions to combat tomorrow’s security threats today.

For further details, please visit www.darkmatter.ae

Hewlett Packard has been in the innovation business for more than 75 years. The Company vast intellectual property portfolio and global research and development capabilities are part of an innovation roadmap designed to help organizations of all sizes – from global enterprises to local startups – transition from traditional technology platforms to the IT systems of the future.

HPE Make IT environments more efficient, productive and secure, enabling fast, flexible responses to a rapidly changing competitive landscape.

HPE deliver high-quality, high-value products, consulting, and support services in a single package. That’s one of the company principal differentiators.

Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products, and initiatives that continually advance the way people work and live. Founded in 1968 as a manufacturer of semiconductor memory products, Intel introduced the world's first microprocessor in 1971. It has since grown into the world’s largest chip company and now employs more than 94,000 people in 300 facilities throughout the world.

For 30 years, Dell has played a critical role in transforming the computing industry, making advanced technology more accessible and affordable to people and organizations around the globe. Simply put, we give our customers the power to do more. We have held true to this guiding principle since our founding. Our entrepreneurial spirit drives us to challenge the status quo to find new ways to make IT work better. Today, our strongest-ever product and services portfolio and capabilities address the full range of technology requirements – all to deliver comprehensive solutions with best value, ease of use and flexibility.

Platinum Partners

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ: NTCT) is a market leader in real-time service assurance and cybersecurity solutions for today’s most demanding service provider, enterprise and government networks. NETSCOUT’s Adaptive Service Intelligence (ASI) technology continuously monitors the service delivery environment to identify performance issues and provides insight into network-based security threats, helping teams to quickly resolve issues that can cause business disruptions or impact user experience. NETSCOUT delivers unmatched service visibility and protects the digital infrastructure that supports our connected world.

CFO Partners

EMC is the world’s leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. EMC has more than 100 sales offices worldwide, with six offices located in the Middle East region. For more information please visit www.emc.com

Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products, and initiatives that continually advance the way people work and live. Founded in 1968 as a manufacturer of semiconductor memory products, Intel introduced the world's first microprocessor in 1971. It has since grown into the world’s largest chip company and now employs more than 94,000 people in 300 facilities throughout the world.

Gold Partners

Sanovi Technologies provides business continuity, IT recovery and Cloud migration solutions using its innovative Application Defined Continuity (ADC) technology for workloads across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures. Sanovi has over 350 customers globally, including fortune 500 companies, service providers and multi-billion dollar enterprises across vertical industries.

Brocade provides networking solutions that help the world’s leading organizations transition smoothly to a world where applications and information reside anywhere. The company's vision is designed to deliver key business benefits such as unmatched simplicity, non-stop networking, application optimization, and investment protection. Innovative Ethernet and storage networking solutions provided by the company for datacenter, campus, and service provider networks help reduce complexity and cost while enabling virtualization and cloud computing to increase business agility.

At Juniper Networks, we believe the network is the single greatest vehicle for knowledge, understanding, and human advancement that the world has ever known. Every day, Juniper Networks is helping our customers build the best networks on the planet. Every innovation we envision, every technology we create is informed by our desire to help solve our customers’ toughest challenges so they can compete and thrive today and into the future.

MDS Computers is part of MidEast Data Systems UAE which is a holding company of 17 companies operating in the United Arab Emirates.

With a Head office in Abu Dhabi, MDS UAE is one of the leading Information Technology companies in the UAE. With over 30 years of experience, MDS has been nominated by IDC as the number one IT service Company in UAE for nine consecutive years.

MDS UAE in turn is part of the dynamic international Holding MIDIS Group which operates all over Central East Europe, Middle East and Asia.

The company’s organizational structure and financial capability make it an ideal partner for both, leading companies who share MDS’s goal to expand the market it serves, and for clients who are actively seeking suppliers that offer expertise and highly focused commitment to their markets.

FireEye, a leader in providing cyber security solutions, protects the most valuable assets in the world from those who have them in their sights. Our combination of technology, intelligence, and expertise — reinforced with the most aggressive incident response team — helps eliminate the impact of security breaches. We find and stop attackers at every stage of an incursion. With FireEye, you’ll detect cyber attacks as they happen, understand the risk they pose to your most valued assets, and have the resources to quickly respond and resolve security incidents. The FireEye Global Defense Community includes more than 2,500 customers across 65 countries, including over 150 of the Fortune 500.

Banking & Finance Vertical Partners

Misys is at the forefront of the financial software industry, providing the broadest portfolio of banking, capital markets, investment management and risk solutions available on the market. With more than 2,000 customers in 130 countries our team of domain experts, combined with our partner eco-system, have an unparalleled ability to address industry requirements at both a global and local level. We connect systems, collect data and create intelligent information to drive smarter business decisions. To learn more about how our Fusion software portfolio can deliver a holistic view of your operations, and help you to solve your most complex challenges, please visit www.misys.com and follow @MisysFS on Twitter.

Founded in 1985, Automic is an international software company that provides the world’s most comprehensive platform for automating businesses. Automic's globally deployed automation platform powers enterprise, application, and infrastructure processes and meets business and technical requirements for disaster recovery, automation, and monitoring. As the consumerization of IT accelerates, Automic is reimagining how organizations integrate next generation service models such as cloud and Big Data.

Government Vertical Partners

OpenText is the leader in Enterprise Information Management, helping customers to create a digital-first world by simplifying, transforming, and accelerating their information needs. Over 100,000 customers already use OpenText solutions, either on premise or in our cloud. For more information about OpenText please visit: www.opentext.com

Fortinet is a global Cyber Security leader with a mission to deliver the most innovative, highest performing solutions to secure and simplify your IT infrastructure. Fortinet solutions have been widely adopted in the carrier, enterprise, MSSP and SMB markets. Due to constant innovation of our custom ASIC technology, feature rich operating system – FortiOS – and management capabilities as well as industry leading threat research Fortinet has attracted a large and rapidly growing customer base including the majority of the Fortune Global 100. This dedication has resulted in a highly satisfied end user community and allows Fortinet to set the pace in the Cyber Security market.

Our market position and solution effectiveness has been widely validated by industry analysts, independent testing labs, business organizations, and the media worldwide. Our broad product line goes beyond simple network security to help secure the extended enterprise.

Fortinet is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices around the world. Founded in 2000 by Ken Xie, the visionary founder and former president and CEO of NetScreen, Fortinet is lead by a strong and seasoned management team with deep experience in network and security.

As global market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. Founded in 1972, SAP has been continuing to innovate and empower people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. With latest solution and service offerings in the world of In-memory Technology, Mobility, Cloud and Analytics SAP has transformed the running of business and created effective and happier employees and employers alike. SAP Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is recognized as one of the fastest growing markets for SAP globally and is a key investment area for the company. Since its establishment in late 2007 SAP has rapidly expanded its operations and customer base and now has 10 offices across the region. Today, the company has more than 1100 customers and continues to build capacity across the eco system with more than 1400 qualified SAP consultants and 146 business partners to support the MENA market.

Veeam® Software, an Elite VMware Technology Alliance partner and a Microsoft managed partner, develops innovative products for virtual infrastructure management and data protection. Customers can reduce costs, minimize risks and fully realize the promise of virtualization with Veeam.

Lunch Partners

Tata Communications is a leading global provider of New World Communications™ to multinational enterprises and service providers, including voice, data, and mobility solutions; network services; managed security; content management; media and entertainment services; and cloud and data centre services. We own and operate one of the most advanced and largest subsea cable networks, including the only wholly-owned fibre ring around the world, enabling customers and partners to reach 99.7% of the world’s GDP, with connectivity to more than 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as 1 million square feet of data centre and collocation space worldwide. www.tatacommunications.com

Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, with customers in more than 40 countries worldwide, iDashboards provides easy-to-use, visually-appealing and cost-effective dashboard software for clients in a wide variety of industries—including higher education, healthcare, logistics, finance, manufacturing and more. iDashboards’ customizable and flexible dashboard solutions easily integrate with multiple data sources and consolidate key performance indicators. With the help of iDashboards, clients can quickly and effectively gather, view and analyze their critical performance metrics—ultimately leading to greater insight and clarity into data as well as enhanced decision-making capabilities. Download a free trial today at iDashboards.com/MiddleEast

Vision Solutions® is the premier provider of IT software solutions designed to protect data and minimize downtime for the modern data center. We are the only company to deliver near-zero downtime migrations, high availability, disaster recovery and data sharing – across multiple operating systems, on any storage platform and in any physical, virtual or cloud-based environment.

We have been serving enterprises, channel partners and managed service providers for over 25 years through our portfolio of Double-Take®, MIMIX® and iTERA® product brands.

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 2013 revenues of $5.21 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com

Dinner Partners

AGC Networks (AGC) is a Global Solution Integrator representing the world’s best brands in Unified Communications, Network Infrastructure & Data Center, Cyber Security and Enterprise Applications & Services. AGC is a leader in Enterprise Communications in India and has a significant presence in the Middle East / Africa, North America, Australia / New Zealand and Singapore / Philippines serving over 3000 customers in collaboration with global technology leaders like Avaya, Cisco, HP, Juniper, Verint and Polycom among others

Exhibit Partners

Cloud4C offers innovative Cloud services with built-in disaster recovery. Having presence across the Globe with servicing to over 3,000 + customers and 9 of the Global Fortune 100 companies , it addresses the needs of large enterprises and startups alike through the provision of IaaS , Disaster Recovery Services, Managed Services , SAP Hana Cloud solutions, among others. And with a local presence and Cloud DC’s in UAE , Saudi Arabia , Bahrain , India , USA and Singapore as well as plans to expand to 17 additional countries, Cloud4C aims to rival the best services providers around the world.

ALE International is a leading provider of enterprise communications solutions and services, from the office to the cloud, marketed under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand. Building on an established heritage of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, ALE operates globally with 2700+ employees in 100+ countries worldwide, with headquarters near Paris, France

Tuqnia provides a complete range of servers, storage solutions, printing solutions, and security solutions in addition to mobility, security and cloud solution to a variety of sectors across the UAE. The company delivers true business value to its customers and differentiates itself by focusing on the integration of IT. Tuqnia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alpha Data, the UAE's largest multidisciplined systems integrator, and is part of the Bin Hamoodah Group.

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate – across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments.

Media Partners

ITP Technology Publishing produces more IT and business publications than any other company in the Middle East. Every aspect of the rapidly changing IT sector is reflected in its numerous market leading titles, including Arabian Computer News, CommsMEA, Network Middle East, Channel Middle East, Channel Arabic, CommsMEA and .GOV.

All of the latest news from the Middle East ICT market can also be found online at www.itp.net, available in English and Arabic.

Capital Business Magazine is a B2B English monthly publication focusing on business best practices and is a publication accredited by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). It enjoys a sizable footprint in the Middle East on the strength of feature articles contributed by certified financial and business experts, as well as coverage of a broad spectrum of topics including banking, IT, oil & gas, real estate and construction, human capital, risk management, corporate finance and cash management, corporate governance, investments, IPOs, tools of trade and more.

Executive Women magazine is a memoire portraying inspiring and flourishing women entrepreneurs, who are the changing face of business and giving an added value to their social life, as well as daring to pursue their educational dreams and reach new career horizons. Moreover, Executive Women offers managerial “coaching” articles, inspirational experiences, leadership drill, as well as a palette of culture and luxury.

About IDC

IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community makes fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For more than 51 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research, and events Company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com


For the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey region, IDC retains a coordinated network of offices in Riyadh, Casablanca, Nairobi, Lagos, Johannesburg and Istanbul, with a regional center in Dubai. Our coverage couples local insight with an international perspective to provide a comprehensive understanding of markets in these dynamic regions. Our market intelligence services are unparalleled in depth, consistency, scope, and accuracy. IDC Middle East, Africa and Turkey currently fields over 125 analysts, consultants, and conference associates across the region.