As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device - SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 300,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. 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 12 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.
For more information, please visit www.sap.com
OSG is a global marketing advisory firm driving outcomes for clients through a customer-centric approach supported by leading analytical methodologies, enabling technology and world-class global resources to provide actionable insights for clients’ decision making.
Our key offerings include:
We are the competitive edge behind some brands at BD, Sanofi, J&J;, HP, Jiffy Lube, Sun Pharma and Janssen.
Originating out of Stanford University, OSG is now headquartered in Newtown, Pennsylvania with offices in New York, Manchester (UK) and Bengaluru (India). We have been recognized by Forbes for our outstanding work and ranked in Inc.’s Fastest Growing companies in the U.S. for five consecutive years.
For more information, please visit www.optimalstrategix.com
The Loyalty Post is India’s leading publication for the loyalty & customer engagement industry. The circulation is over 6000 print copies & close to 12000 digital downloads across Asia. The profile of readers is senior professionals handling marketing, CRM & Loyalty, Big Data & Customer Analytics, Engagement & Experience from across Industry Verticals.
Please log on to the link www.theloyaltypost.com to access the latest digital copy of our recent issue.
Decentra Group provides legal and marketing solutions to ICOs, funds and cryptocurrency investors.
The road leading up to an ICO is rough and loaded with pitfalls and setbacks. By surrounding yourself with experienced professionals, you can decrease the risk of stumbling over problems that could have been avoided.
Decentra Legal takes a methodical approach to evaluating risks through our proprietary Due Diligence Evaluation Method, our Terms & Conditions Checklist and our Investor's Bill of Rights. With our experienced escrow services, we also allow our clients to transact with absolute confidence and peace of mind.
When it comes to marketing strategy, the Decentra Group's Marketing Team has the experience you need to tell a compelling story...clearly.
The Decentra Fund is dedicated to investing in blockchain projects and cryptocurrencies that have the right factors for success. This fund is in part financed though our clients. How? We accept some remuneration in our client's tokens, showing both a dedication to our clients and belief in the long-term power of blockchain.
Our Decentra Foundation is our way of making sure that any blockchain initiative, regardless of financial potential, can be supported by Decentra. When we see a project that has the opportunity to make a direct social impact, we use our foundation to support them. We also help our clients to set up their own foundations or allow them to be a part of ours.
Decentra Group: The Support You Need for a Strong ICO
Established about five years ago, Financial IT is the venue where that community makes itself heard. Innovation is the common feature of the companies that we work with. Some are FinTech disruptors, posing a direct challenge to established institutions. Others are technology companies, providing solutions that produce positive outcomes for the institutions and their clients.
We provide a digital platform for product listings, multimedia and other editiorial content, reviews by financial IT companies’ clients, and overviews of major trade events.
Financial IT magazine is published around 8-10 times a year in digital form. It is also available in print form at trade events through media partnerships.
We believe that our competitive edge comes from our established relationships with financial IT companies and institutions, the breadth of the solutions described and the quality of content. Financial IT provides a detailed map of the ever changing space where the broadly defined financial services sector meets the IT sector.
Visit our website: www.financialit.net
In 2010, CMO Asia was launched to plug a vacuum in the Marketing community. This is a peer networking body and this effort helps connect all marketers across sectors on a common platform. The vision of this platform is to share the latest stories that have worked across branding & marketing space & provide learning opportunities from the experiences of every marketing professional. This is the need of the hour to be able to thrive for the future. Do visit www.cmoasia.org
Newgen Software Technologies Ltd. is a leading global provider of Business Process Management(BPM), Enterprise Content Management(ECM), Customer Communication Management(CCM) and Case Management with a global footprint of 1300+ installations in over 61 countries with large, mission-critical solutions deployed at the world's leading banks, insurance firms, BPO's, healthcare organizations, government, telecom companies & shared service centers.
Newgen's Quality Systems are certified against ISO 9001:2008 and Information Security Standard, ISO 27001:2013. Newgen has been assessed at CMMi Level3.
To know more www.newgensoft.com
Mahindra Comviva is the global leader in providing mobile financial and VAS solutions. It’s a subsidiary of Tech Mahindra and a part of the USD 16.9 billion Mahindra Group. With an extensive portfolio of solutions spanning mobile finance, content, infotainment, messaging, mobile data and managed VAS services, Mahindra Comviva enables service providers to enhance customer experience, rationalize costs and accelerate revenue growth. Its solutions are deployed by over 130 mobile service providers and financial institutions in over 90 countries and enrich the lives of over a billion people, globally.
For more information, please visit, www.mahindracomviva.com
SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 83,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.
For more information, please visit, www.sas.com/me
Oracle offers an integrated array of applications, databases, servers, storage, and cloud technologies to empower modern business. For most companies, flexibility is critical. Oracle provides a wide choice of software, systems, and cloud deployment models-including public, on-premises, and hybrid clouds-to ensure that technology flexes to the unique needs of a business.
Oracle Cloud is a complete, integrated stack of platform, infrastructure, and application services. With advanced scalability and security, Oracle Cloud enables technical agility across the enterprise, connects people to information for clearer insights, and fosters efficiency through simplified workflows. More than 420,000 customers across 145 countries have harnessed Oracle technology to accelerate their digital transformation.
For more information, please visit, www.oracle.com
BCT – TIBCO is driving new transformational opportunities across Middle East and North Africa. With a network of over 2,500 industry experts, combined with strong footprint of pre-built domain specific solutions across Oil & Gas, Utilities, Public Sector, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Education bring faster time to value to customers. BCT -TIBCO combine robust technology, local cultural experience, and industry best practices to better serve the fast growing regional and global demand for analytics and IoT and Digital transformation.
BCT-TIBCO – jointly accelerating time to Digital value.
For more information, please visit, www.bahwancybertek.com
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We're a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 223,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Established in the Middle East for 40 years, PwC has 22 firms in 12 countries across the Middle East with around 4,000 people. We have experience in industries including government, energy and utilities, financial services and banking, retail, construction and engineering, manufacturing, entertainment and telecoms. Innovation and digital are at the forefront of everything that we do. We help you rethink what exists and make way for what's next.
For more information, please visit, www.pwc.com
CMSWire, published by Simpler Media Group, provides news, advice and analysis for professionals driving digital customer experience strategy, evolving the digital workplace and creating intelligent information management practices. We produce 2k+ authoritative articles a year for a community of over 750,000 influencers. Follow us on Twitter @cmswire or join our mailing list for access to exclusive reports, white papers and webinars.
For more information, please visit, www.cmswire.com
TO THE NEW, a premium digital technology company in partnership with YVOLV (A JV Company by Alibaba Cloud and Meraas) is proud to be the Silver Sponsor for CDO Conclave. TO THE NEW along with YVOLV can be your ideal Digital Transformation partner to build your 'Net Gen Digital Enterprise'.
TO THE NEW is a digital technology company based in Noida, India that helps businesses transform by leveraging cutting edge digital technologies, experience design, cloud, and data analytics. TO THE NEW works on breakthrough technologies and builds mission critical mobile and web applications.
YVOLV is a technology enterprise offering state-of-the-art and customized solutions in cloud computing, project based services, training and support.
To set up a meeting with us, please visit http://services.tothenew.com/cdo-conclave/
Mindtree delivers digital transformation and technology services from ideation to execution, enabling Global 2000 clients to outperform the competition. Mindtree takes an agile, collaborative approach to creating customized solutions across the digital value chain. Our deep expertise in infrastructure and applications management helps optimize your IT into a strategic asset.
For more information, please visit, www.mindtree.com
Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT" @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more and realize their full potential.
Learn more about Microsoft Digital Transformation https://enterprise.microsoft.com/en-us/
Liferay makes software that helps companies create digital experiences on web, mobile and connected devices. Our platform is open source, which makes it more reliable, innovative and secure. We try to leave a positive mark on the world through business and technology. Companies such as Adidas, Carrefour, Cisco Systems, Danone, Fujitsu, Lufthansa Flight Training, Siemens, Société Générale and the United Nations use Liferay.
Visit us at www.liferay.com
Regional Director, Cloud and Productivity Solutions, Microsoft, Gulf
As the Regional Director of Microsoft Cloud and Productivity Solutions, Ihsan Anabtawi leads Microsoft's business across cloud, productivity, communications, enterprise social and other information services in Gulf. His organization plays a key role in driving the agenda of digital transformation for commercial customers and partners to harness the great business impact of Microsoft innovative technologies on their businesses. In addition to that, Ihsan oversees the overall strategy, financials, operations, business management and marketing functions for a wide range of products and services across both business and consumer segments, led by Office 365, one of the fastest-growing cloud services in the industry.
Anabtawi joined Microsoft in 2004 and has taken over a number of roles in Microsoft's global sales, marketing and operations organization. Previously, he served in the same capacity covering the North Africa, Eastern Mediterranean and Pakistan region spanning 12 countries. Ihsan also served as the Marketing and Operations Manager for the Microsoft subsidiary in Jordan, and before that as a Technology Strategist in both Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Anabtawi holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Jordan, and received executive education from INSEAD and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He lives in Dubai with his wife and two children.
Head of Digital, Dubai Airports, UAE
Matt is a digital brand engagement specialist passionate about leveraging technology to deliver meaningful experiences & relationships between people and products. Originally from a consultancy background, Matt has worked with many of the world’s leading brands across Europe, Asia and Middle East. Today, Matt is responsible for Dubai Airports' digital strategy & ecosystem and is tasked with defining the role of technology as an enabler of positive customer experiences & relationships.
CIO, Meeras Holdings, UAE
Chief Digital Officer, GE, UAE
Bhanu Shekhar is Chief Digital Of cer, GE Power (MEA). Prior to that Bhanu was Global Business Leader for Power Quality in GE's Power Conversion business. He has 12+ Years of experience in GE; starting with Aircraft Engines in 2002 and then receiving Lean Black Belt Certi cation for implementing Project Management practice in India. Bhanu's recent roles include building out GE Power Digital Business in MEA. In this role Bhanu will locate to the UAE. Bhanu earned Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Mysore University. Bhanu likes to travel and has interest in reading about History.
Chief Digital Officer, Union Insurance, UAE
A leader with major operating tenets as driving technology transformation through thought leadership, innovation, analytics & delivering value to stakeholders.
Anshul is a global technology leader who has been instrumental in driving technology transformations for businesses in the range of too multi Billion USD as revenues. He has been key player at organizations which have been on an average 30% growth year on year in a career spanning almost two decades.
Currently in a leadership role as Chief Information Of cer Information Technology and Digital Of cer, leading the IT Strategy, Technology Transformations, Analytics, software delivery, architecture and Cloud for Union Insurance (UAE and Oman) across all lines of Business (Life, General (P&C;) and Health Insurance) Creating and Driving big strategic Initiatives aligning through IT transformation to deliver business value.
Won couple of Star Performer of the Year Awards from AXA India & thrice has been awarded the AXA innovation award both at AXA Asia and AXA Group level. CIO of the year award, InfoSec Maestro Award, CSO Next of the year award. CISO award from MESA.
Anshul writes a lot on Innovation, Big Data, Digital and Transformations and couple of publications are available in CNME, Data quest, LinkedIn and PM Network.
Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Gulf
Ramez Dandan leads Microsoft's Digital Transformation enablement efforts with key customers in the Gulf by helping them translate and bridge how Cloud technology, policy and business model opportunities can empower every person and every organization in the region to achieve more.
Ramez has over 28 years of experience in IT, Telecom and Biotech across MEA. Prior to his current role at Microsoft Gulf, Ramez led Microsoft's regional Open Source Software initiative and prior to that served as Microsoft Kuwait's General Manager.
Over the years Ramez held a variety of senior sales, marketing and business development leadership roles. Before joining Microsoft, Ramez was the MEA Marketing Director at LifeScan (Johnson & Johnson). Prior to that, Ramez worked with Ericsson in Saudi Arabia managing the enterprise and consumer markets, and with Sun Microsystems ME as Regional Sales and Marketing Director.
Ramez holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee in the USA.
General Manager and Head of Big Data Analytics and Cloud, Digital Business, Mindtree
Manoj Karanth leads Big Data Analytics and Cloud Solutions for Mindtree's Digital Business. He works with Global 2000 clients to accelerate their cloud-first journey and become insight-driven businesses using Cloud-native technology platforms of Mindtree. Manoj has built the technology center of excellence with leading Cloud and Data Analytics partners to deliver differentiated digital solutions. He has lived Cloud and Product Engineering through his nearly 2 decade career.
Chief Business & Innovation Officer, du UAE
Mr. Carlos Domingo, Ph.D., has been Chief New Business & Innovation Of cer at Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC since May 2015. Mr. Domingo has been the Chief Executive Of cer of Telefonica I+D and President of Telefonica I+D at Telefonica, S.A., since April 2012. Mr. Domingo served as the Chief Executive Of cer of Telefonica I+D and President of Telefonica I+D at Telefónica International, S.A.U., since April 2012. He is a Venture Partner at The Telegraph Hill Group LLC and looks after Dubai. Previously, he was a Venture Advisor at the rm In 2008, he was awarded the 'National Award to the Professional Career' granted by the Computer Science Engineers Association in Spain. With more than 15 years of experience in the software and telecommunications world, he has spent a big part of his professional career in Japan and USA. He has two decades of experience as a C-level executive, President, Chairman and Board Member for large and startup technology companies like Mobily. Mr. Domingo holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University in Catalonia, a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and EMBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Chief Information Officer, Al Hilal Bank, UAE
Gopi Krishnan (known as Krish) is a seasoned Banking & Technology professional with successful track record of spearheading technology and business transformations for the past 19+ years. As an experienced change agent who is passionate about leading "Business Turn-around" situations, he has been helping executive management to get the best return on their technology investments and to use technology as a competitive advantage. His career includes key management positions in Citi group, Fidelity Investments, First Gulf Bank, Bank Muscat International and Qatar Islamic Bank. He is currently serving as Chief Information officer at Al Hilal Bank in UAE.
Voted CIO of the Year across all Financial Institutions in MENA by MEFTECH in March 2016, Krish is well known in Banking industry for his thought leadership in running IT like a Business and leading Business / Digital Transformation journeys. He regularly delivers keynote speeches in global conferences. Krish has an Postgraduate Diploma (MBA) from IIMM, India and has also garnered various industry certifications on IT & Information Security.
Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Defense, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Ahmed has a combination of hands on practical work experience and solid educational experience. He has more than 21 years of experience in the Computer Science discipline, 15 years of them are in the Telecom sector.
In 1998, Dr. Ahmed has obtained his Master in Computer Science from Old Dominion University and in 2002, he has obtained his Ph.D. from the same school. While working on his Ph.D., he has worked as a Research Assistant at from 1997 to 1998, and at NASA Langley Research Center, from 1998 to 2000 in which he was involved in a wide range of network and distributed computing activities. He joined then Trendium (Telco Solution Provider) from 2001 to 2002 as Senior Member of Engineer working on the design and implementation of OSS platform.
From 2003 to 2015, he joined the Telecom sector in Saudi Arabia working at STC as CRM Technical Lead, and then mobily where he played several roles ending up with the Chief Technology Operations Of cer looking after IT and Network. He also managed Corporate Affairs which covers all enterprise governance functions such as Enterprise PMO; CEX; Process Excellent and Quality; and Risk Management and Business Continuity.
Dr. Ahmed Altheneyan is currently working at Saudi Ministry of Defence, Minister Of ce as CIO and Technology Advisor.
Chief Digital Officer, Atlasmara, UAE
Chidi is the Chief Digital Of cer at Atlas Mara where he drives the Innovation, Digital Financial Services and Financial Inclusion agenda across their growing banking operations in Africa.
Prior to that, he was with Bharti Airtel International as Director & Africa Head for Airtel Money, with responsibility for Mobile Money businesses across 17 countries in Africa. While at Bharti, he built Airtel Money to become one of the largest providers of Retail Financial Services in Africa with 12m active (90Day) customers and over 100m and $2B in monthly transaction count and value.
Before Bharti Airtel, he was the Division Executive for Retail Banking at United Bank for Africa Plc, overseeing Personal and Business Banking in 19 countries. He earlier had a 2 year stint with Accenture as a Senior Consultant in the Strategy and Business Architecture. Chidi holds a BSc Finance and an MBA from the University of Nigeria. He also graduated from the Sloan MSC program of the London Business School as a Chevening Scholar.
Chief Information Officer, Gulf Air, Bahrain
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has appointed Dr. Jassim Haji as the Director of Information Technology Division since August 2011. He currently serves on the board of directors of a leading hospitality and tourism technology provider in the Middle East and on SITA Council representing Middle East and North Africa.
Dr. Haji has been instrumental in implementing some key innovations at Gulf Air's IT systems and processes in recent times, most notably, the introduction of advanced technology for Gulf Air World Wide Contact Centre, Cloud Computing, Business Intelligence, Disaster Recovery Centre, Green Technology, In-house Oracle R12 upgrade, Big Data, Electronic Flight Bag and deploying tablets to cabin crew for on-board services plus ISO 27001, 9001, 20000, 240001 and 50001 certifications that have helped further improve customer interface services as well as cost efficiency to the company. He managed to achieve thirty-seven top Middle-Eastern technology awards for Gulf Air, including twelve CIO distinguished awards.
Dr. Haji received his Doctorate in Business Administration (PhD) from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK in 2010. He has completed his Master degree in Management of Information Technology from the University of Sunderland, UK and graduation in telecommunications from the famed Cable and Wireless College, Cornwall, UK.
He started his career with Sprint Telecommunications in London before joining Gulf Air in 1985. He then moved to EDS as an Executive Director, another American IT solutions company with global presence, when Gulf Air moved its outsourcing services and grew within the ranks to become the Executive Director of EDS. When Gulf Air brought back its IT services, Dr. Haji also moved back to Gulf Air and became the Head of Information Technology Infrastructure in 2008 and then he was appointed as the Director of Information Technology Division in August 2011.
Author, Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation
Dr. Didier Bonnet is a Corporate Vice President and Global Practice Leader at Capgemini Consulting. He also acts as the Executive Sponsor for Capgemini's Digital Transformation offering, a key strategic initiative including a six-year joint research collaboration with the MIT Sloan School’s Initiative on the Digital Economy.
Prior to this, Didier was the Global Leader of the Telecom, Media & Entertainment practice at Capgemini Consulting for 15 years. He has more than 25 years' experience in strategy development, globalization, internet & digital economics as well as in business transformation for large multinational corporations.
Didier has been published by the Harvard Business Review and the Sloan Management Review and is frequently quoted in the press, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Financial Times and The Economist. He also regularly provides commentary for broadcasters such as the BBC, CNN, Reuters and CNBC. Didier graduated in business economics from a French “Grandes Ecoles” and earned his Doctorate from New College, University of Oxford. He is based in London.
Didier is co-author of the best-selling book: Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation, published by Harvard Business Review Press. Leading Digital makes the provocative argument that the next phase of digital technology adoption will make everything that’s happened so far look like a prelude. Based on researching over 400 global corporations, Leading Digital presents the DNA of Digital Masters, those companies that have mastered digital transformation to gain strategic advantage. What strategy to adopt; Where and how to invest in digital; and how to lead the transformation?
Follow Didier on twitter @didiebon
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Chief Digital & Data Officer, PwC, UAE
Steve is a leading global digital transformation expert with almost 20 years' experience using data and technology to design and deliver customer centric digital disruption platforms that create new and integrate previously siloed capabilities to enable ground breaking and award winning solutions. Repeatedly tapped to design new leading & differentiating global multi-channel customer centric data and technology strategies, assess the impact / benefits of new technologies and implement products and solutions that beat the competition by offering superior features, services, and both end user and shareholder value. Expert in translating emerging technologies into bottom-line business benefits. Steve brings a unique combination of both strategy & design AND proven disruptive transformation delivery capability. Previously Steve has been Joint MD & CTO of WPP's Data Alliance, CIO of Mindshare, CSO of Acxiom and CTO of Digitas.
Chief Digital Officer, National Bank of Kuwait, Kuwait
Tariq Al-Osaimi joined the National Bank of Kuwait in 2016 as an Assistant General Manager of Innovation and Digitalization he is responsible for leading the Bank's digital strategy. He is responsible for setting the bank digital strategy to drive growth by converting traditional analog businesses to digital ones using the potential of modern online technologies, analytics and data, and at times oversees operations in the rapidly changing digital sectors like mobile applications, social media and related applications, as well as wild web-based information management and marketing.
Prior to joining the National Bank of Kuwait, Tariq was a Chief Information Officer at Kuwait Credit Bank responsible for IT strategic planning, project management services and web development practices. In a prior role, Tariq worked for Kuwait Investment Company managing multiple system implementation initiatives focused on core banking; payment systems; online trading; telecommunication; and consultation services for subsidiary company's Tariq holds a BS degree from the Oregon State University School of Engineering and leadership training programs from Harvard University.
Vice-President, Mahindra Comviva, India
Aditya is Vice President and Head of Messaging & Broadband Solutions at Mahindra Comviva. He has more than 17 years of rich industry experience across business and engineering leadership for market leading products in Enterprise and Telecom. Before joining Mahindra Comviva, Aditya led the Product Management for the Email Security business at Cisco with a focus on renewing the portfolio strategy and driving topline growth. Prior to Cisco, he was associated with Nokia Siemens Networks (now Nokia) in various roles in Policy Control and IMS. Aditya has been an entrepreneur in the mobile VAS space and has 5 patents in his credit.
In his current role, he is in charge of establishing Comviva as a leader in next generation messaging, data VAS and customer experience, helping CSP's in their digital transformation.
General Manager Consulting Practice (EMEA), Newgen Software, UAE
Ritesh Varma is the Head for Organisation Transformation Consulting Services for Europe, ME and Africa (EMEA) for Newgen Software. Over the last 17 years, Ritesh has been working with multiple BFSI players across the globe. Some of his recent accomplishments include coming with the concept of "Virtual Service Centres" for organisations. Currently he is working on the next generation Customer Experience Management which would improve the overall positioning of the organisation and in turn catapult it to the next level. He has travelled far and wide in the region and in his free time enjoys getting to appreciate the different cultures that he comes across.
Author, International Expert on Strategic Innovation & Digital Transformation
An International Expert on Strategic Innovation & Digital Transformation with an extensive regional experience of more than 18 years covering 20 countries in the Middle East & Africa working with multi-national corporations, the private sector and public sector on topics related to transformation strategies using innovation.
Holding 10 International Awards, publisher of 6 books and Living an influential life where his thoughts, visions and teachings reach more than 400+ thousand followers from around the world on a daily basis through Books, Articles, Quotes, Podcasts and Social Interactions, along with International Public Speaking engagements.
Senior Director Group Digital Strategy, DHL, Germany
Cristian Citu is based at DHL's global headquarters where he’s focusing on the design and implementation of the group digital transformation agenda. Previously he's been managing digital marketing programs as a mix of strategic brand initiatives and lead generation campaigns and he also spent time in Singapore for the Asia Pacific regional office. He joined the yellow logistics giant after a few years in consulting, where he worked with a wide range of customers from industries like IT, telecom, automotive, pharma or retail. Follow him sharing insights on digital transformation at @TheChiefDigital and www.chief.digital
Executive Vice President, Bahwan CyberTek
Kripal Attawar (Kapi), as Executive Vice President of BCT, supports BCT's key initiatives specifically aimed business development in the US along with handling Marketing and large strategic accounts.
Kapi has over 20 years of high technology international executive experience in the industry. He spent two decades running International Marketing and Alliances for various high technology companies. As Vice President of Alliances in Oracle Communications Alliances, Kapi drove its leadership and teams across the world covering System Integrator, Network Equipment Provider and ISV partners. He then transitioned into Corporate Alliances and Channels at Oracle headquarters to run global System Integrator relationships with a focus around strategies for Cloud, IoT, Security and BI in high growth markets.
Kapi spent six years with Rover Cars and Vickers Systems in the U.K., introducing breakthrough computerized and MRP technologies to increase efficiencies. He served as the Head of Strategic Technology Alliances of IDS Scheer AG since February 2007 and was responsible for developing and maintaining global technology partnerships in the U.S. Mr. Attawar serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Wireless Glue Networks, Inc.
Kapi holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Loughborough, UK and a Masters from the University of Salford in the U.K.
Digital Transformation Leader (MEA), Oracle, UAE
Jakub Polec holds a position of Oracle Regional Digital Transformation Leader for Middle East and Africa region. During last 5 years, he was involved in defining digital strategy for the largest Oracle customers and support them in delivering digital journeys to grow their businesses and create new / innovative business models based on Oracle technology. He’s got extensive experience in Telco, Retail, Banking, Public Sector and E-Commerce industries. Has worked for France Telecom, T-Mobile, Microsoft, also being a Senior Consultant in the biggest Think Tank in Poland – Center of Adam Smith. Settled down his own startup in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Semantic Technologies, which he has successfully sold to Venture Capital Investment Found prior to joining Oracle. He has finished with distinction High Energy Physics at Warsaw University, and also conducted his PhD high energy physics in CERN, Geneva.
Marketing Manager Europe, Liferay, Germany
Vice President Digital Transformation, TO THE NEW, India
Head of MENA, Conversocial, UK
Having worked in the Social space within MENA for the last 10 years, Brett is responsible for growing presence in MENA & UK regions for Conversocial, a cloud solution that enables businesses to deliver customer service over social media at a large-scale.
Conversocial is used in the contact centres of hundreds of major retailers, banks, telcos, and other brands to enable them to manage the high volumes of complaints and questions they're receiving through social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
Lavish Crypto Pty Ltd (LC) aims to transfer wealth from people who can afford to live lavishly to people in need and do so in a way that is mutually beneficial to all parties involved. By gifting equity to not-for-profit organisations and selling products and services people want, profits will be transfered by way of dividends. Initially LC aims to disrupt the tourism industry by creating a fee and commission free platform for partners to promote their products, link them to package creators to create door to door all included holiday packages, then link them to global customers. Partners will receive higher profit margins by selling their product at optimal price. Package creators will receive higher profit margins due to a discount provided by LC, and customers will receive their holiday packages at better than advertised prices. Customers can pay with our token (LCM), PayPal, credit card or a large range of other cryptocurrencies.
For more information, please visit, www.lavishcrypto.com
As the First Blockchain based Shopping & Rewards Platform, SUBAJ offers a disrupting technology into the world of Retail & Reward Commerce. With Augmented Reality, GeoDrop Technology, Social Gamification and Artificial Intelligence, SUBAJ shows how Mixed Reality with SUBAJ Token as Loyalty Points will unravel the Rewards and Shopping sector while using these Technology to help deprived children of the world through the SUBAJ CHARITY FOUNDATION project.
For more information, please visit, www.subaj.com
Blockchain ICO Advisor, Expert (Ranked #3),
Ian Scarffe is a serial entrepreneur, investor and consultant with business experience from around the world.
As a leading entrepreneur, Ian is on a personal mission to develop a culture of entrepreneurship, helping startups achieve their full potential as well as helping to expand existing companies. Ian has founded ‘Binkplus’, a startup incubator in Europe.
A leading expert in Bitcoin, Blockchain and Crypto industries, Ian is at the very heart of revolutionizing the financing industry across the globe and currently consults and advises for a range of multi-million dollar companies.
Ian’s overall mission is to foster a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities across the world.
Ian now focuses on the Blockchain industry and offers advice, consulting services, connections to Blockchain experts and investor relations strategies.
Ian Scarffe has outstanding entrepreneurial skills and commercial acumen with innovation and motivation. With the capacity to work at strategic levels, Ian possess exceptional interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
A passion for customer service, wealth of knowledge and vast amounts of hands on experience in almost every role, means Ian has valuable insight into millions of customers, proving him to be a valuable asset to companies across the globe.