After the resounding success of the Smart SMB Summit held on 11th September at JW Marriott in Dubai that was attended by 1200 decision makers from the mid-market segment, the summit now will hold its inaugural Bahrain edition in January 2020.
The Summit is likely to be attended by over 300 mid-market decision makers from the Bahrain Business community.Know More
The focus of the summit will be on the transformation themes that are impacting the Business dynamics in the market, ranging from VAT implementation to digital transformation. The keynotes will be addressed by experts in the respective domains and the panel discussions will include across-section of industry representatives who bring the desired level of high level debates on the chosen topics.
The objectives of the summit are to enhance an awareness around these major trends and build a proactive aptitude in the SMB/SME segment to empower/ enable their Businesses by opting for the right technologies..
Smart SMB Summit & Awards Baharin 2020
29th January, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
2:15 - 2:25 PM
2:25 PM - 2:40 PM
1st Keynote - Addressing the gaps in ensuring VAT compliance
2:40 PM - 2:55 PM
2nd Keynote - Opportunities and challenges for Business transformation in the VAT era
2:55 PM - 3:25 PM
1st Panel Discussion - Taking stock of VAT implementation impact in the mid-market
3:25 PM - 3:45 PM
Coffee break & networking
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
3rd Keynote - Role of cyber resilience in digital transformation
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
4th Keynote - Balancing your cloud strategy
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
5th Keynote - Making your company a leader in the digital economy
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2nd Panel discussion - CIOs / IT Heads as Business leaders
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
3rd Panel Discussion - Adoption of FinTech in the mid-market
5:30 PM - 5:40 PM
5:40 PM - 6:40 PM
6:40 PM - 8:30 PM
Awards & Dinner
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.
Based on demand, the event is also likely to include limited pre-fixed meetings on the sidelines to facilitate serious business association/partnership talks. This would be available to sponsors of the event.
The event will also include an elaborate showcase of innovative technologies and
services that our sponsors would be looking to highlight at the event at their designated booths.
SMART SMB AWARDS
These Awards will recognise the outstanding work being done by companies in executing Digital and Business Transformation across different verticals. If you are an SMB / Mid-Market company, you are requested to submit your nominations.
The shortlist will be based on parameters like technologies used, vision and scale of deployment, pioneering aspect of the deployment, completion and proven benefits to Business and workforce, clarity of future relevance, interoperability with future deployments.
- IoT Solutions Vendor of the Year
- Blockchain Solutions Vendor of the Year
- Best digital transformation deployment in Healthcare
- Best digital transformation deployment in Hospitality
- Best digital transformation deployment in Education
- Best digital transformation deployment in Retail
- Best digital transformation deployment in Manufacturing
- Best digital transformation deployment in BFSI
- Best digital transformation deployment in Travel
- Cloud Computing Solutions Provider of the Year
- Blockchain Solutions Provider of the Year
- Regional Cloud VAD of the Year
- VAD of the Year with Best digital transformation initiatives
- Regional VAD of the Year in mid-market/SMB segments
- Cloud Computing Solutions Vendor of the Year
- Security Solutions Vendor of the Year
- Best commitment to SMB/Mid-market segments
- Networking Transformation Vendor of the Year
- Digital Workplace Vendor of the Year
- CEO of the Year (leadership in driving digital transformation)
- CIO of the Year (for execution of digital transformation)
- CDO of the Year (for innovations in transformation strategies)
- Digital Innovations in Client Services (Maximum services available for clients digitally with innovative features)
- Easy set-up services for SMB (Quick turnaround, cost competitiveness, Simplicity in processes, Client servicing and support, Digital services)
- CISO of the Year (for ensuring secure digital transformation)