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From Vision to Reality

25 September 2019, Armani Hotel, Dubai

Join Cognizant’s exclusive C-level thought leadership event How Digital Gets Done—From Vision to Reality at the Armani Hotel in Dubai on 25 September 2019. We have designed this unique thought leadership event expressly for senior executives leading digital initiatives.

Cognizant Community Dubai will feature digital pioneers and renowned global thought leaders discussing how to use digital to achieve new productivity and cost efficiencies and create new customer experiences for a mobile-first society.

You will hear compelling keynote presentations and enjoy frank “lessons learnt” networking conversations with your C-suite peers. You’ll leave with practical information you can use immediately.

Cognizant Community Dubai is a not-to-be-missed experience. The event is by personal invitation only so please reserve your place by registering today.

Discover

Strategies for applying new digital tools for optimal operations efficiency

Develop

Strategies for building next-gen leadership and digital skills

Differentiate

With fresh approaches to delivering engaging customer experiences

Keynote Speakers

Compelling presentations from renowned thought leaders provide information and perspective you can act on immediately.

Mike Walsh

Leading Business Strategist, Author and CEO of Tomorrow

Ben Pring

Vice President & Managing Director, Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work

Sanjeev Mulay

Group CIO, First Abu Dhabi Bank

Jonathan Matchett

Regional Chief Operating Officer, RSA Insurance

Sreedhar Suragouni

CIO, Oman Insurance Company

Hisham AlMakhdoub

SVP Engineering & Development, Advanced Electronics Company

Nowaf Almutiri

GM, Corporate Analytics and Data Governance, Saudi Telecom Company

SPEAKER INFORMATION
Mike Walsh

Leading Business Strategist, Author and CEO of Tomorrow

Mike is the CEO of Tomorrow, an innovation research lab focused on emerging technology and disruptive consumer behaviour. Mike’s best-selling books include Futuretainment and The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas. A prolific writer and commentator, Mike’s views have appeared in a wide range of international publications including BusinessWeek, Forbes and The Wall Street Journal. He founded and ran Jupiter Research in Asia Pacific and spent five years in senior strategy roles at News Corporation where he helped shape the digital strategy for both their Australian newspaper and Asian TV divisions.

SPEAKER INFORMATION
Ben Pring

Vice President & Managing Director, Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work

Ben Pring co-founded and leads Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work. Ben is a co-author of the best-selling and award-winning books, What To Do When Machines Do Everything (2017) and Code Halos; How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations are Changing the Rules of Business (2014). Ben’s expertise in helping clients see around corners, think the unthinkable, and calculate the compound annual growth rate of unintended consequences has made him an internationally recognized expert on leading edge technology and its intersection with business and society.

Ben sits on the advisory board of the Labor and Work Life program at Harvard Law School. In 2018 Ben was a Bilderberg Meeting participant. Based near Boston since 2000, Ben graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Manchester University in the UK where he grew up.

SPEAKER INFORMATION
Sanjeev Mulay

Group CIO, First Abu Dhabi Bank

Sanjeev is currently the Group CIO of the largest bank in the UAE, First Abu Dhabi Bank. His global career spans 20 years across consulting, technology transformation, technology operations and leadership. Sanjeev is a people focused leader who values strong organizational culture to drive performance. He was responsible for establishing and growing the technology department in FAB. Among his recent career highlights Sanjeev successfully lead the region’s largest banking technology and operations integration program. In parallel he and his team implemented leading customer finance solutions, ranging from new mobile and digital wallet propositions to cutting edge corporate banking platforms. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA and Insead Leadership qualification.

SPEAKER INFORMATION
Jonathan Matchett

Regional Chief Operating Officer, RSA Insurance

Jonathan is Regional Chief Operating Officer for Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Middle East, responsible for transformation and change, including initiatives in the areas of digital, operational excellence, cost optimization, customer, and large technology implementation.

Prior to his current role, Jonathan was a Director in EY’s MENA Insurance practice, where he led the Performance Improvement Advisory team. In 5 years with EY, Jonathan worked with insurance companies across MENA on a wide range of subjects, including strategy, M&A, IT transformation, sales and distribution, operations and digital transformation.

In total, Jonathan has 16 years experience of working in the insurance sector, as both a consultant and a practitioner, including 11 years in the Middle East. He started his career in the UK as an IT consultant, working with clients such as Marsh and Allianz, and spending time on projects in South Africa and Germany. After moving to the Middle East in 2008, he worked for a regional insurance company for 5 years, before joining EY in 2012.

Jonathan has worked across multiple Middle East countries, most frequently in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Egypt, and his experience includes life, general and health insurance, as well as takaful.

SPEAKER INFORMATION
Sreedhar Suragouni

CIO, Oman Insurance Company

Sreedhar Suragouni has 20+ years of rich experience in the BFSI domain, specializing in Life & Pensions, General & Health Insurance. Currently as a CIO, Sreedhar is responsible for enhancing customer experience by implementing Digital First mandate across all business lines of Oman Insurance—leveraging Distributed Agile, Intelligent Automation, Cloud & Big Data technologies.

SPEAKER INFORMATION
Hisham AlMakhdoub

SVP Engineering & Development, Advanced Electronics Company

Hisham AlMakhdoub is a Senior Executive with more than 27 years of innovative experience with proven records of building and growing organizational capabilities and business capacity achieved through market driven strategic planning, effective employees’ selection & development. Proven leadership towards building in-house world-class capabilities that enable the organization to perform at high quality standards under targeted cost constraints.

Hisham has extensive experience working on topics including, growth, digital strategy, innovation and product development, profitability improvements, customer and sales excellence. His current focus is enterprise-wide transformations including agile ways of working, next-generation digital technology, operational reengineering, new business development and acquisitions and divestitures.

SPEAKER INFORMATION
Nowaf Almutiri

GM, Corporate Analytics and Data Governance, Saudi Telecom Company

Saudi executive with more than 20 years of technical and management experience in IT, Telecom and Data Management Industries.

Nowaf has led a successful Greenfield Telecom operation at international market and various IT mega projects in local market. He is also a member of several international Data Governance and Privacy forums.

Connect. Learn. Apply.

Make new connections with other digital leaders and exchange real-world insights and lessons learned in a relaxed setting.

Converge. Connect. Create.

Meet executives facing similar challenges in an environment custom-built for conversations, not lectures.

Learn. Refine. Apply.

Exchange real-world lessons that you can apply immediately during our small-group interactive breakout sessions.

For questions, please contact our team at

CommunityDubai@cognizant.com