September 25, 2019 - 2:00pm to 9:00pm


The region's largest gathering of over 700
C-level decision makers on a single platform


The inaugural SMART SMB Summit will take place on 26th September 2018. It is the first and only event in UAE where you can find all C level executives under one roof.

The theme of the event would be ‘Redefining Digital and Business Transformation’.

The sessions/tracks will be relevant to C-level executives who are playing a key role in leading and facilitating digital transformation initiatives in their various roles within their organizations including CEOs, CIOs, CDOs and CFOs.

The forum would be purposeful to the broad theme of transformation which is seen as a driving force towards evolving more agile organisations that can compete with larger sized competitors globally.

The content of the keynotes by expert speakers from the industry and panel discussions would intend to drive awareness among attendees that accelerate digital and business transformation in their organisations.

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Speakers / Panelists

H.E Hani Al Hamli

Secretary General, Dubai Competitiveness Office - Department of Economic Development

Alexandar Williams

Director of Future Economy - Department of Economic Development, Government of Dubai

Samer Semaan

Dell EMC - Distribution Manager Gulf and UAE

Ali Shabdar

Zoho corporation - Evangelist

Mohamed Gamal

Al Zahra Hospital - Director IT

Jowan Österlund

CEO - Biohax

Amanda Perry

VItality - CEO

Shant Oknayan

Facebook & Instagram - Regional Business Lead

Sirish Kumar

CEO & Co-Founder - Telr

Anshul Srivastava

Union Insurance - CIO

Deniz Usluoglu

PTC - IoT Sales Manager MEA

Tayfun Topkoc

Bee'ah - Group Chief Digital Officer

Murtaza Manji

Entrepreneur & Business Strategy Coach

Hesham El Komy

Epicor - Regional Vice President

Deepak Verma

WannaGo Cloud - CEO

Babak Khodadadi Bashbolagh

EagleBurgmann - CEO Business Area EMEA

Prasoon Kumar

Al Safeer - Group CIO

Mark Colebourne

Commercial Director - Instinct Marine

Mona Ataya

CEO - Mumzworld

Yasser Zeineldin

CEO- eHosting Datafort

Kristina Tantsyura

Infowatch - Managing Director ME

Sherifa Hady

Distribution Director - Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Mamoun Hmedan

Wego - Managing Director Mena & India

Kokila Alagh

KARM - Managing Partner

Dr. Mohammad Khaled

Government Expert and Futurist

Ali Kassab

CEO - Centurion & Co

Jayakumar Mohanachandran

Precision Group - Head IT

Mohamed Roushdy

Experienced CIO , Head of Technology- Dubai Asset Management & Founder of FinTech Bazaar

Odile Abou Mrad

Dell EMC - Partner SE, Manager

Award Jury

Adam Lalani

Tristar - Group Head IT

Maj. Hamad Khalifa Al Nuaimi

Head of Telecommunications - Abu Dhabi Police GHQ

Adnan Bin Abdulla

Chairman - Al Ansar Group of Companies

Raman Narayan

Editor in Chief/Publisher - Sm@rt SMB Publication

Mohamed Gamal

Al Zahra Hospital - Director IT

Anshul Srivastava

Union Insurance - CIO

One To One Meeting

The event is also likely to include limited pre-fixed meetings to facilitate
serious business association/partnership talks. This would be available to sponsors of the event.

The event will have 700 plus attendees from the target segment

The event will have keynote speeches from several well accomplished Technology and Business leaders.

There would be pre-event and post event coverage across different media platforms including newspapers, magazines and online platforms.


Demonstration Area

The event will also include an elaborate showcase of innovative technologies and services that our sponsors would be looking tohighlight at the event at their designated booths.

Presenting Partner

Exclusive Strategic Partner

Gold Partner

Silver Partner

Exhibiting Partner

Women SMB Partner

Robotics Partner

Drone Partner


Official Print Partner

Mobile App Partner

Media Partner

About us / know more

Smart SMB is a brand that seeks to enhance the knowledge quotient of the diverse SMB ecosystem via Media and events.

Our focus in on the diverse and dynamic SMB segment in the MEA region that is responsible for employing the largest workforce in each of the local economies of the region. By empowering this segment through our services, we aspire to help them stay ahead

The Bridge Events is one of the leading B4B event management and exhibition company focusing on managing and organizing High-end corporate events and seminars in UAE.

Award Winners

  1. Best digital transformation deployment in Healthcare – Zulekha Hospital
  2. Best digital transformation deployment in Hospitality – Mycloud
  3. Best digital transformation deployment in Education – DPS
  4. Best digital transformation deployment in Retail – Al Safeer Group
  5. Best digital transformation deployment in Manufacturing – Dolphin Group
  6. Best digital transformation deployment in BFSI – Al Masah Capital Management
  7. Best digital transformation deployment in Travel – Wego
  8. Cloud Computing Solutions Provider of the Year – WannaGO
  9. Blockchain Solutions Provider of the Year – Apla
  10. Regional Cloud VAD of the Year – Redington Gulf
  11. VAD of the Year with Best digital transformation initiatives – Arrow
  12. Regional VAD of the Year in mid-market/SMB segments – Exclusive Networks
  13. IoT Solutions Vendor of the Year – PTC
  14. Blockchain Solutions Vendor of the Year – SAP
  15. Cloud Computing Solutions Vendor of the Year – Dell EMC
  16. Security Solutions Vendor of the Year – Sonicwall
  17. Best commitment to SMB/Mid-market segments – D-Link
  18. Networking Transformation Vendor of the Year – Cisco
  19. Digital Workplace Vendor of the Year – Aruba
  20. CEO of the Year (leadership in driving digital transformation) – Ali Kassab, Centurion
  21. CIO of the Year (for execution of digital transformation) – Prasoon Kumar, Al Safeer group
  22. CDO of the Year (for innovations in transformation strategies) – Tayfun Topkoc, Beea’h
  23. Digital Innovations in Client Services (Maximum services available for clients digitally with innovative features) – Telr
  24. Easy set-up services for SMB (Quick turnaround, cost competitiveness, Simplicity in processes, Client servicing and support, Digital services) – Dubai Economy
  25. CISO of the Year (for ensuring secure digital transformation) – Saqib Chaudhry, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Contact us

For Sponsorship Opportunities, Contact

Ankit Shukla
00971 552572807

Saumyadeep Halder
00971 544458401

For General Enquiries, Contact

Smitha Jithesh
00971 553061717