GCC BDI 6th Chairman Summit 2018

 sponsored by Elm



GCC Board Directors Institute

Chairman Summit 

"Digital Disruption And The 4th Industrial Revolution" 


26 November, 2018

Al Faisaliah Hotel,

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

sponsored by Elm 


Guest of Honour And Speaker

H.E. Eng. Abdullah A. Alswaha

Minister of Communication And Infomation Technology

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia



Other Speakers Confirmed to Date:



Mohammed Al Shroogi, 

Chairman - GCC BDI 


Dr. Abdul-Rahman Bin Saad Al-Jadhai, 

CEO - Elm


Matthew White, 

Partner, PwC


Samer Abu-Latif,  

President MEA - Microsoft


Abdulrahman Tarabzouni,


Xavi Anglada, 

Head of Digital - Accenture 

Phyllis Newhouse, 

CEO - Xtreme Solutions

Wael Fattouh, 

Partner - PwC



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


Refreshments and networking break



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 and prayer break



Break Out 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