Accenture at the 36th GITEX Technology Week
Accenture’s best thought leaders will deliver key note addresses and speak at special sessions to focus attention on how we lead the digital transformation of businesses. Other Accenture highlights include the launch of the latest edition of the Technology Vision, interactive demos and meetings with top CEOs and CXOs, and sponsorship of an innovation contest.
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Join Mike Sutcliff, Group Chief Executive of Accenture Digital at the opening day’s session of the GITEX flagship conference on October 16th from 2.30-3pm.
Topic: Get Ready for New Realities: How digital will transform every aspect of your life sooner than you expect
In his role, Mr. Sutcliff focuses on leveraging the full breadth and scale of Accenture's cloud, systems integration and enterprise application capabilities—and its global delivery network—to help clients integrate digital into all facets of their organizations to transform their businesses.
Digital Transformation Senior Manager (EALA)
Speaking Session: Monday, 17 October 2016 | Vertical Interact- GITEX Digital Marketing
Topic: Using Immersive Tech in Digital Marketing: Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality
Matteo Aliberti, an Italian national, is a senior manager at Accenture and leads Innovation at Accenture Interactive in the UK, where his team focuses on developing Augmented and Virtual Reality solutions for clients Aliberti’s goal is to bring clients into the future of mixed reality commerce, where customers seamlessly interact between the digital and real worlds.
Prior to his role, Aliberti led Technology Innovation and Digital Strategy at PA Consulting Group, where he set up multiple ‘Innovation Labs.’ Aliberti is a recognized expert in the field of digital innovation, writing publications on the topic in newspapers such as the Financial Times.
managing director, Cyber Security Services (EALA)
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 | CISO Breakfast Briefing
Time: 8.30 –9.30am
Uwe Kissmann, a Swiss national, is a managing director at Accenture and head of Accenture’s Cybersecurity Business in the EALA (Europe, Africa and Latin America) region. Together with his team, he is in charge of preparing Fortune 500 companies for a proactive defense against highly sophisticated cyber threats. Kissmann uses a holistic blend of technology-, business- and risk-based approaches. His goal is to improve overall performance, while protecting the vital and sensitive corporate information of Accenture’s customers.
The GITEX CISO Breakfast Briefing is a platform exclusively for CEOs and CXOs to get the latest knowledge on advancements in the area of Internet Security. Accenture is one of the premium sponsors of this program. This session is invitation only, closed door and free from press intrusion.
Uwe Kissman, managing director, Cyber Security Services (EALA) will address a select gathering of top CIOs and CISOs at GITEX’s CISO Breakfast Briefing on October 18th.
Managing Director, Products (MENA)
Speaking Session: Wednesday, 19 October 2016 | Retail Vertical Interact Day
Topic: Outclassing competitors in the field of digital Retail and Technology
What are the disruption trends to monitor in Retail?
How to deliver the successful customer experience to win in the new normal retail game.
Alexis Lecanuet is a managing director of Products at Accenture, and is responsible for our retail, consumer goods, automotive, travel, life sciences and industrial equipment business in the Middle East and North Africa region. Alexis has more than 20 years of experience in retail and has held numerous leadership positions at leading practices. He has lead multiple transformation programs for international retailers, with a special focus on stores, commercial levers, merchandising, supply chain, and customer relations.
Lecanuet will address top leaders at a focused speaking session during GITEX’s Retail Vertical Interact Day on October 19th.
Managing Director, Products (MENA)
Speaking Session: Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Panel: Organization Change: Bricks & Clicks
How to operationalize change with an omni-channel bricks and clicks strategy
How to create a common, cross-company language around a “Total Retail” mentality
How to ensure customers are choosing their brands in today’s multi-platform digital world.
Media Launch of Technology Vision Report 2016
The local edition of the ACCENTURE TECHNOLOGY VISION REPORT will be launched during GITEX technology week, identifying and examining five trends:
Updates on GITEX events, trending tweets, popular Instagram posts, interviews and blogs, and information about speakers and visiting industry leaders will be available on the massive digital walls set up by Accenture.
These will be placed at prominent locations including the VIP Majlis Lounge.
Prize Sponsor of Student Lab Awards
The Student Lab Competition is a platform which focuses on innovation and offers students the opportunity to use engineering, technology, science, or computing to devise an inventive solution.
Accenture is a sponsor of this competition, and will award the winners with tailored internships at the Student Lab Award Ceremony, due to take place on 20 October 2016. This prize sponsorship is in line with Accenture's support of the government's vision to nurture and develop local talent in the region.
Accenture Demos at Etisalat Booth
Accenture’s demos at the Etisalat booth will offer visitors a personalized and interactive experience, utilizing latest gadgets to demonstrate how Accenture’s technology solutions are helping companies to innovate in a connected world.
Expect to see numerous live demos showcasing the latest digital technologies such as Augmented Reality and Connected Fashion, to name a few. Demos will run throughout GITEX Technology Week, from 16 -20 October—join us to witness the transformative power of digital.