GCC BDI 6th Chairman Summit 2018

 sponsored by Elm



GCC Board Directors Institute

Chairman Summit 

"Digital Disruption and the Fourth Industrial Revolution - 

Are boards ready? " 


26 November, 2018

Al Faisaliah Hotel,

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

sponsored by Elm 


Guest of Honour And Keynote Speaker

H.E. Eng. Abdullah A. AlSwaha

Minister of Communication and Information Technology

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Guest Speaker



James Bilefield

Serial Digital Entrepreneur 



Other Speakers Confirmed to Date:


Mohammed Al Shroogi, 

Chairman - GCC BDI 


Dr. Abdul-Rahman Bin,

Saad Al-Jadhai - 

CEO - Elm


Lino Cattaruzzi,

Managing Director MENA -



Ihab Foudeh,

General Manager, Public Sector

 – Middle East & Africa - Microsoft

Abdulrahman Tarabzouni,




Xavi Anglada, 

Managing Director,

Digital Lead, MENA - Accenture



Phyllis Newhouse, 

CEO - Xtreme Solutions


Evans Munyuki,

Group Chief Digital Officer - 

Emirates NBD


Matthew White, 

Head Digital Trust &

 Blockchain Leader - PwC


Omar Hashem,

 Head of Digital  & Techology

Group, NCB


Wael Fattouh,

Cybersecurity & Techology

Risk Partner - PwC


Zeyad Khoshaim,

Managing Partner -

Khoshaim & Associates




Provisional Programme



Registration, refreshments and networking



Welcome and key note address



Panel 1 : What is happening in digital transformation – the latest trends


  • What are the realities and what are the fads
  • The threats and opportunities and the biggest digital priorities
  • Converting Digital Disruption Into Competitive Advantage
  • The Next Stage of Digital Transformation


Prayer break, refreshments and networking



Panel 2 : The board’s role in shaping digital transformation


  • The economic essentials of digital strategy
  • Strategy in the digital age
  • How can board directors ensure that their companies are poised to take advantage of the opportunities offered by new technology and business models, whilst also containing risk and retaining relevance? In such as setting, how can board directors add value to the company’s decision making?
  • Does digital disruption demand new skills in the boardroom


Lunch & networking 



Breakout sessions


  • Cyber Security and the Board; IT Governance – the latest trends
  • Blockchain – the next IT revolution?
  • Want to learn more about AI? Automation and AI For Business Transformation





By invitation only

For more information, please contact

Email: getinvolved@gccbdi.org

Call: +971 4 554 7967