Huawei stand at IDC CIO Summit 2014
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Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, will connect with business leaders at the IDC CIO Summit Dubai, where it will discuss the new era of networks and the collaboration business opportunities in the regional oil and gas sector.
After announcing that Middle Eastern ICT spending will likely exceed $32 billion in 2014, International Data Corporation (IDC) is hosting the CIO Summit to address the ICT challenges that face CIOs around third platform technologies such as Cloud, Big Data and Mobility.
As part of its event programme on Tuesday 25 February, Huawei will be addressing the business benefits of investing in next-generation networks and how ICT development can streamline operations, increase productivity and maximize revenue.
With the continuous evolution and development of enterprise networks, chief information officers are increasingly challenged by problems that reduce the efficiency of the overall enterprise network and ICT infrastructures. Asfar Zaidi, Principal Consultant at Huawei Enterprise will discuss how CIOs can best manage their ICT networks to ensure optimization and specifically the rising impact of Software Defined Networking.
“With IDC predicting that the rising market value of SDN will reach $3.17 billion by 2016, the potential business opportunities are vast. As the organization’s network grows, CIOs need to pay closer attention to how to better accommodate the inevitable challenges to ensure that there is uninterrupted business in times of transition,” said Asfar Zaidi.
“Investing in Software Defined Networking will help CIOs address business challenges by developing a service friendly, highly efficient and easy to control ICT infrastructure that will streamline the decision-making processes and add greater flexibility to the network,” concluded Zaidi.
Paul Black, Director or Telecoms and Media - IDC Middle East, Turkey & Africa said: "Networks are the backbone of Enterprise Machinery and are continually evolving to meet demands such as the plethora of connected devices and functionality that require agility and rapid transformation to help the CIO's manage the complexities of their businesses yet still provide a secure environment."
Additionally, attendees at this year’s CIO Summit will learn about the increasing need for ICT development within the Oil and Gas industry and the collaborative results available to those energy organizations that develop more cost effective and efficient ICT strategies. Joe So, Vice President of Sales for Huawei Middle East will lead a panel highlighting how the Oil and Gas sector CIOs can address their technology challenges.
Now in its seventh year and with over 200 attendees expected, IDC’s Middle East CIO Summit is the foremost gathering of business leaders in the region. It provides the region’s most influential ICT end users with a vendor-neutral platform for sharing ideas and absorbing advisory services, which help to drive positive transformations within organizations.
The IDC CIO Summit will be taking place at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai 24-25th February 2014.