SMART SMB SUMMIT
AND AWARDS 2019

11th September 2019

1:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Venue: Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai



00

days


00

hours


00

minutes


00

seconds



Registration Closed

ABOUT EVENT

Smart SMB Summit returns to Dubai for its 2019 edition and the event, that was attended by over 1500 mid-market senior executives, is set to be even bigger this year.

As the early movers on the road to digital transformation achieve several desired outcomes including higher productivity, the milestones are a measure of what is achieved and yet, also symbolic of the fact that digital transformation is a journey, not a destination. Newer technologies will keep pushing the realms of ossibilities for Businesses that can adopt and leverage.

Bringing this continuous pursuit of digital excellence into focus, the 2019 edition of Smart SMB Summit will have a line-up of VIP speakers including experts from several domains of competence, some notable industry personalities and also some visionaries who have been instrumental in innovations. This galaxy of star speakers will share their insights on specific topics related to digital and business transformation through keynotes, interviews and panel discussions.

AGENDA

Smart SMB Summit & Awards Dubai 2019

11th September 2019

1:00 PM

1: 00 PM – 1:50 PM
Registration

1:50 PM

1:50 PM-2:00 PM
Opening

2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Chief Guest Address -The Digital Start-up Ecosystem in the UAE: How to Grow Tech Entrepreneurs.
Dr. Saeed Al Dhaheri, Chairman, Smartworld

2:15 PM

2:15 PM- 2:30 PM
Keynote- Defining the Metrics / KPIs for Successful Digital Transformation
Dany El Khoury, Senior Partner Manager, UAE & Gulf, Modern data Center, Dell Technologies

2:30 PM

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Keynote - Empowering SMB Business Transformation
Maureen Mansour-Khoury, Dynamics Business Group Manager, Microsoft UAE

2:45 PM

2:45 PM- 3:15 PM
Panel Discussion- Key Digital Transformation Drivers for Mid-Market Companies
Solayman Refae, Group CIO, Webcor Group
Aliasgar Bohari, Director-IT, Zulekha Hospital
Veneeth Purushotaman, Group Chief Information Officer, Aster DM Healthcare
Mubarik Hussain, Director of IT, Bloom Holding
Robert Furlong, Regional Director – Digital Transformation, Salesforce EMEA
Shaun Levy, Cyber resilience strategist at Mimecast

3:15 PM

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Keynote - Enhancing customer Experience via Digital Transformation
Ali Shabdar, Business Development Director MEA
Zoho Corporation

3:30 PM

3:30 PM- 3:45 PM
Keynote - Digital Transformation - How to Ensure Your Organization is Ready for It
Mansoor Sarwar, Technical Director, Sage

3:45 PM

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Panel Discussion - The role of the Leaders in Spearheading Successful Digital Transformation
Vilhelm Hedberg, Co-Founder & CEO, eKar
Idriss Al Rifai, Founder & CEO, Fetchr
Onur Elgun, VP Strategy & Performance,
Delivery Hero MENA (Talabat)
Dona Benton, CEO, Entertainer
Mansoor Sarwar, Technical Director Sage Middle East
Ali Shabdar, Business Development Director MEA,
Zoho Corporation

4:15 PM

4:15 PM- 4:30PM
Coffee Break

4:30 PM

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Keynote -Role of Data Management in Digital Transformation
Mohamad Rizk, Technical Sales Director, Veeam Software.

4:45 PM

4:45 PM- 5:00 PM
Keynote - Enabling the Modern Data Experience
Samer Semaan, Channel Manager Middle East, Pure Storage

5:00 PM

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Panel discussion - Optimizing Transformation Outcomes and Avoiding Failures
Hassen Mouffok, Head of Sales, Middle-east, Zendesk
MN Chaturvedi, Director IT, Oasis Investment Co. L.L.C.
Mohamad Rizk, Technical Sales Director, Veeam Software
Terbit, Head of Business Strategy CVSaya.ID
Ramesh Iyer, President & Chief Revenue Officer, Happay
Umesh Moolchandani, Group IT Head, Bin Dasmal General Trading

5:30 PM

5:30 PM-5:40 PM
Successful Digital Transformation Case Study Presentation
Kareem Tabbaa, Chief Product Officer Wahed Inc

5:40 PM

5:40 PM- 6:15 PM
Talk show
Rizwan Sajan, Founder & Chairman, Danube Group

6:15 PM

6:15 PM - 6:25 PM
Keynote- Corporate Social Responsibility , Small Business and Technology : from Discourse to Practice
Dr Rodolphe Ocler, Senior Lecturer, University of Bedfordshire

7:15 PM

7:15- 9:00 PM
Awards & Dinner

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

EXTENSIVE COVERAGE

There would be pre-event and post event coverage across different media platforms including newspapers, magazines and online platforms. The past editions of Smart SMB Summit have been covered by various media.

PRE-FIXED MEETINGS

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.

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.

  • Best Digital Transformation in Healthcare
  • Best Digital Transformation in Hospitality
  • Best Digital Transformation in Education
  • Best Digital Transformation in Manufacturing
  • Best Digital Transformation in Insurance
  • Best Digital Transformation in Travel
  • Best Digital Transformation in Logistics
  • Best Digital Transformation in Construction
  • Best Digital Transformation in Transportation
  • Best digital transformation in SMB banking
  • CEO of the Year
  • CIO of the Year
  • CISO of the Year
  • Security VAD of the Year
  • Volume Distributor of the Year
  • Cloud Computing Vendor of the Year
  • Storage Vendor of the Year
  • SaaS Provider of the Year
  • Data Management Vendor of the Year
  • CRM Vendor of the Year
  • SMB Networking Vendor of the Year
  • Email Security Vendor of the Year
  • Digital Innovations in Client Services
  • Digital Agency of the Year
  • Easy Set-Up Services for SMB
  • Regional VAD of the Year
  • VAD with Best Digital Transformation Focus
  • Best Customer Loyalty App of the Year
  • Best Digital Transformation Vendor of the Year
  • ERP Vendor of the Year
  • UC vendor of the Year

VIDEOS

news-1

Smart SMB Summit - Dubai

news-2

Smart SMB Summit - Bahrain

news-3

Smart SMB Summit - Oman

kenya_event_image

Smart SMB Summit - Kenya

OUR PARTNERS

SPONSORS 2019

PLATINUM PARTNERS

SILVER PARTNERS

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS

GOLD PARTNERS

EXHIBITOR PARTNERS

MOBILE PARTNER

SPEAKERS 2019

Rizwan Sajan

Founder & Chairman
Danube Group

Dr. Saeed Al Dhaheri

Chairman, Smartworld

Solayman Refae

Group CIO, Webcor Group

Vilhelm Hedberg

Co-Founder & CEO
eKar

Robert Furlong

Regional Director – Digital Transformation, Salesforce EMEA

Tariq Sanad

CFO – Fetchr

Aliasgar Bohari

Director-IT
Zulekha Hospital

Hassen Mouffok

Head of Sales, Middle-east, Zendesk

Veneeth Purushotaman

Group Chief Information Officer
Aster DM Healthcare

Mubarik Hussain

Director of IT
Bloom Holding

Mansoor Sarwar

Technical Director Sage Middle East

Donna Benton

Founder, Entertainer

Mohamad Rizk

Technical Sales Director, Veeam Software.

Onur Elgun

VP Strategy & Performance,
Delivery Hero MENA (Talabat)

Kareem Tabbaa

Chief Product Officer Wahed Inc

Ali Shabdar

Regional Director MEA
Zoho Corporation

Desiree El Chebeir

Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company, Dubai

Asmae Lemniei

Managing Director at Lean X Consulting

Dr Rodolphe Ocler

Senior Lecturer, University of Bedfordshire

MN Chaturvedi

Director IT
Oasis Investment Co. L.L.C.

Samer Semaan

Channel Manager Middle East, Pure Storage

Ramesh Iyer

President & Chief Revenue Officer, Happay

Maureen Khoury

Dynamics Business Group Manager
MICROSOFT UAE

Dany El Khoury

Sr. V Partner Account manager – Middle East & Turkey
Dell Technologies

SPEAKERS 2018

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 & UAE

ALI SHABDAR

ZOHO Corporation – Evangelist

AMANDA PERRY

VITALITY – CEO

JOWAN ÖSTERLUND

CEO – BIOHAX

DENIZ USLUOGLU

PTC – IOT Sales Manager MEA

SHANT OKNAYAN

FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM – Regional Business Head

SIRISH KUMAR

CEO & CO-FOUNDER – TELR

ANSHUL SRIVASTAVA

UNION INSURANCE – CIO

AWARDS JURY

Dr Jassim Haji

President, Artificial Intelligence Society Bahrain

Mario Foster

Group CIO
Al Naboodah Group

Rashad Al Moosa

Joint MD, Gulf Drug LLC

Raman Narayan

Publisher and Editor in chief
Business Media International

Gallery

Event Location

  • Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai