du hosts insightful IDC CIO Summit 2021 Roundtable Event with IT Industry Leaders


du executives engaged IT industry delegates as they explored the post-pandemic landscape and future of work for organizations 

Dubai, UAE: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), hosted a roundtable discussion as part of the IDC CIO Summit 2021. In line with its role as Smart ICT Partner of the event, du welcomed IT industry leaders at Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City, Dubai, where the session explored how organizations and CIOs are leveraging a cultural mindset shift to transform their capabilities for speed. Held under the theme ‘Speed is everything: Post-pandemic evolution, resiliency, and the future of work,’ the roundtable engaged delegates through presentations, discussions, and fireside chats led by du executives.

The proceedings began with an IDC welcome address, followed by a welcome presentation by Ahmed Hamzawy, Vice President, Business Development-New Business & Innovation, du. The agenda then saw du leaders explore various topics with the attendees. Dr. Mahmoud Sherif, Head of IT & Technology, headed a 5G segment titled ‘Next generation networks and foundation for connectivity of the future’; and Mark Beaumont, Head of Cloud, AI, & Blockchain Products, delivered a discussion titled ‘Speed is everything in ensuring your business continuity and resiliency.’ Mark Beaumont was then joined by Ahmed Hamzawy, Vice President of Business Development, for the ‘Digitization, is the future of work, transforming at lightning speed’ fireside chat.  

The delegates that took part in the roundtable included Venkatesh Mahadevan, Chief Information Officer, Dubai Investments PJSC; Rakesh Gohil, Senior ICT Director, Seddiqi Holding; Ramy Harb, Datacenter Manager, Dubai Customs; Sharjil Bamzena, Deputy General Manager – IT Division, Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa FZE; S Chalapathi Srinivasan, Executive Director, JdV International Insurance Brokerage LLC; Sunil Nair, Head of IT Department, Al Falah University; Divij Verma, Assistant Vice President, Information Security Compliance Manager, Mashreq Bank; Sreejit Chakrabarty, Director of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence, GEMS Dubai American Academy; Anchal Choubey, Head of IT and Portfolio, Lifecare International, Jihad Faitrouni, CEO, Aman Insurance, Krishankant Srivastava, IT Head, Landmark Group, Tamal Chakravorty, Group IT Head, Landmark Group.

About du:

Operating under the steadfast umbrella of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), du is an integral driver of the UAE’s economic, social and digital transformation. Thriving on digitally innovating all facets of the contemporary telecom experience, we touch the lives of millions of customers everyday as a dedicated enabler of connectivity, continuity and growth across consumer and enterprise segments. Whether delivering state-of-the-art Smart City infrastructure, bespoke enterprise ICT solutions, government communications, secure data solutions, or the very best in home entertainment and value, we are a reliable telco and ICT player shaping the future of communication for a more connected tomorrow.