Inaugural BTX Show recognises Saudi Arabia transformation champions and enablers

The inaugural BTX Show 2019, brought to you by Dell Technologies, was held on 23 April at the Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. GEC Media Group, publishers of Business Transformation, Enterprise Channels MEA, The Titans, Cyber Sentinels, has chosen to launch its inaugural BTX Show 2019 in Riyadh, which is a testament and recognition of the exemplary lead being taken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in transforming its economy, its citizen services, and encouraging all other enterprises to follow in similar footsteps. The event attracted close to 200 attendee registrations.

The sponsors of BTX Show 2019 include Dell Technologies as Title Sponsor; Sage and Al Jammaz Distribution as Platinum Sponsors; RSA and Arrow as Gold Partners; Aruba Networks HPE and Global Technologies as Silver Partners; Toshiba as Supporting Partner; Appian as Intelligent Automation Partner; and PayTabs as Online Payment Solutions Partner; as well as Nutanix.

GEC Media Group’s, Business and Technology Transformation Road Show 2019, is an exercise to bring forward the winning duo combination of CIOs and their CEOs and to bring them into the limelight. This is an event that top business and technology heads and their top management heads cannot afford to miss. For the first time in the region the role of the CEO as an enabler of transformation will be brought into the limelight.

Business transformation around digital technologies can no longer be left to the heads of technology. Every business decision maker also needs to work closely towards aligning their processes with what technology can now offer. Job roles need to be redefined to take advantage of what digital can offer. Team workers need to be redeployed where the best digital value can be generated. Business heads need to look and relook and continue to relook at what digital experiences their existing and new customers are going through.

It is for this reason that GEC Media Group created BTX Show 2019 road show, to recognise these new fundamentals that are driving business. BTX Show 2019 brings to this forum three very exciting first-time awards, that recognise the role of the CEO in driving transformation, the role of teams in rolling out transformation, and the role of technology partners in enabling that transformation.

These awards are:

BTX CEO Awards

This award recognises breakthrough CEOs who are preparing their organisation for next generation business models and digital technologies. They must have a passion for building a healthy employee and work culture and must be champions of adopting technologies and best practices to enable their business. They are a select breed indeed and are able to work effectively in generating opportunities from business transformation and can tackle the challenges of transformation.

BTX Team Excellence Awards

This award recognises the various multi-department executives involved in a digital or business transformation exercise. Typically, this covers executives in sales, marketing, human resources, front office, operations, administration, manufacturing, logistics, supply chain, information technology, information security, amongst others. These executives are recognised for their ability to work across the organisation, across departments, with a forward-looking agile outlook.

BTX Solution Provider Awards

This award recognises efforts by in-country channel partners, specialist integrators, consultants and vendors to act as enablers and trusted advisors for digital and business transformation projects in their respective countries. Specialist partners and vendors located in-country are best suited to deliver such solutions. Such solutions can be straight from the vendor box, others may be custom built and value added by specialised partners.

Winners of BTX CEO Awards

  • Loai Mousa, CEO Saudi Governance Center.
  • Ahmed el Banna, CEO Saudi German Hospitals Group.
  • Paul Melotto, CEO AlRaedah Finance.
  • Fadi Kreiker, CEO Prime Lands Investment Group.
  • Fahad Hassan algahmdi, CEO Power Network Company.
  • Abdulaziz Al Jouf, CEO PayTabs.
  • HE Fahad Hussain Al Sudairi, CEO Saudi Electricity Company.
  • Wail Bamhair, CEO Taqnia Energy.
  • Ahmad AR BinDawood, CEO Danube and BinDawood.

Winners of BTX Team Excellence Awards

  • Roc Arquiza Escosio, Al Faisaliah Hotel.
  • Yazeed AlMarshoud, Saudi Ceramics.
  • Qasim Nadeem, Abana Enterprises.
  • Faisal Alfohaid, AlKhorayef Group.
  • Mushtaq Khan, Obeikan Investment Group.
  • Meshal M AlFouwis, Saudi Electricity.
  • Sulaiman AlKharashi, Tatweer Buildings Company.
  • Jaffer Sadiq, Movenpick.
  • Mohammad Hamza Sheikh, National Factory for Can Ends.
  • Dr Mustafa Hassan Qurban, King Fahd Military Medical Complex.
  • Rajeh Albogamy, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences.
  • Abdullah hamidah, Elite Hospital.
  • Hamdi Aljadani, JGPC GIC.

Winners of BTX Solution Provider Awards

  • Al Jammaz Distribution
  • Dell Technologies
  • Aruba HPE
  • R&M
  • RSA
  • Sage

There were various end users and vendor key notes presented including two breakout sessions in the morning. These included:

  • Breakout session: Digital transformation in business management applications by Mansoor Sarwar, Director Technical Services and Pre-sales, SAGE.
  • Breakout session: Intelligent Automation by Mohammad Abusinnah, Account Executive Middle East, Appian.
  • End user keynote: Transformation landscape of Saudi Arabia and Vision 2030, by Mohamed Mahnashi, ICT Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Vendor solutions: The digital transformation roadmap by Fuad Mehdawi from Dell Technologies.
  • Vendor solutions: Security and networking transformation by Abdullah ALSaadoun Regional Manager, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, RSA.
  • Vendor solutions: Business applications and the new digital user experience by Mansoor Sarwar, Director Technical Services and Pre-sales, SAGE.
  • End user keynote: Digital and business transformation journey of Gulf Stevedoring, by Hossam El Masry, Head of Information Technology, Gulf Stevedoring.
  • Vendor solutions Smart applications and edge of networking, by Makki Al-Kurdi, Networking Account Manager, Aruba HPE.

The inaugural BTX Show 2019 came to an end with Ronak Samantaray, CEO GEC Media Group, expressing his vote of thanks to all the government dignitaries, top executives, participants and sponsors for helping to make the event a success.



Breakout session: Digital transformation in business management applications by Mansoor Sarwar, Director Technical Services and Pre-sales, SAGE.

 


Breakout session: Intelligent Automation by Mohammad Abusinnah, Account Executive Middle East, Appian.


End user keynote: Transformation landscape of Saudi Arabia and Vision 2030, by Mohamed Mahnashi, ICT Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Vendor solutions: The digital transformation roadmap by Fuad Mehdawi from Dell Technologies.


Vendor solutions: Security and networking transformation by Abdullah ALSaadoun Regional Manager, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, RSA.


Vendor solutions: Business applications and the new digital user experience by Mansoor Sarwar, Director Technical Services and Pre-sales, SAGE.


End user keynote: Digital and business transformation journey of Gulf Stevedoring, by Hossam El Masry, Head of Information Technology, Gulf Stevedoring.


Vendor solutions Smart applications and edge of networking, by Makki Al-Kurdi, Networking Account Manager, Aruba HPE.


Close to 200, government dignitaries, top executives, industry professionals, end users, attended the inaugural BTX Show 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Winnners of the BTX Show 2019 CEO Awards, Team Excellence Awards, Solution Provider Awards.