IDC Central Asia CIO Summit 2017

For many years, IDC has been bringing together top CIOs and other decision-makers in the region to share their perspectives, under the guidance of IDC analysts, industry leaders, and inspiring thinkers and speakers. The variety of formats allow you to learn, share, and inspire others. Join us to discuss the most pressing business and technology issues.

900+ Minutes of Networking
100+ CIOs
20+ Speakers & Panelist

Ongoing change means ongoing business alignment, searching for new opportunities, restructuring teams, and looking for the best solutions. That is why IDC continues to offer various platforms to help CIOs and business leaders embrace change. We strongly believe that sharing thoughts onsite, brainstorming with peers, and being inspired by practical examples is the best way to reflect and refuel the organizational machine.

Therefore, we would like to invite you to the IDC Central Asia CIO Summit in Almaty. The forum is designed to respond to the most thought-provoking current questions, such as: What are the real opportunities digital transformation brings? Who should initiate and manage change in the organization? And, beyond aligning infrastructure and processes with business goals, how can IT provide support on this journey?

IDC Central Asia CIO Summit 2016

Last year we brainstormed about how to embrace the digital forces that are reshaping industry and disrupting old models, including Internet of Things, Big Data, Cloud, Mobility, and who is best placed to wrestle with the Minotaur – the Chief Information Officer, Innovation Officer, or Digital Officer. Watch our 3 minute executive cut and get a glimpse.

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Mobility, Big Data, cloud, and social technologies have changed every aspect of the way customers are interacting, relating to their brands, and expecting their digital and physical lives to interact seamlessly as one. The focus on customer experience has already started disrupting traditional business models, and, with the advent of the next IoT generation, this disruption will continue to impact retailers, manufacturers, banking, healthcare, and government services.

Key Agenda Topics

  • Digital Transformation - The Global and Local View
  • DX Leadership: The Changing Role of the CIO
  • Extended IT: Technology Driven Processes, Products, Business Models
  • CxO - CIO Dialog: Business Transformation and IT Innovation
  • Enterprise Architecture at The Matching Point of Business and Technology
  • Orchestrating the Service - Oriented IT Organization
  • Technology Changing the Game in Banking: Fintech, Mobile, Online, Digital
  • Agile IT and Software Development
  • Cloud Management
  • Local DX Best Practices
  • Stories From the Frontiers of IT Technology
  • Social Media as a Sales Platform
  • Artificial intelligence and cognitive systems: opportunities and risks
  • Internet of things in action
  • Next generation security in a digital company
  • Industry 4.0


Diamond Partner(s)

IBM Russia

IBM has been a leading global manufacturer and provider of hardware, software, IT services, and consulting services for more than 100 years. It is the leading brand among technology companies. Throughout its history, IBM has been the world's most prominent innovator. Support and promotion of research and development are part of the company's strategy. Annually investing at least USD 6 bn in R&D, IBM has been obtaining more patents per year than any other company for 20 consecutive years. In 2013, IBM received more than 6809 Spatents. For more information about IBM and its products, visit

Platinum Partner(s)

Microsoft Kazakhstan

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.Microsoft is the world’s leading software company. 

Microsoft Corporation develops and manufactures a wide range of mobile devices and cloud services for individuals and businesses that empower people around the globe at home, at work and on the go, for the activities they value most. Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.



Softline is a leading global IT solution and service provider focused on emerging markets such as Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Americas, South-East Asia, India. Our services include public and private cloud solutions, end-to-end technology solutions, software licensing, hardware products and broad array of associated products.

Softline Kazakhstan works at the territory of the country since 2004, has the highest partner status of Microsoft Gold in cloudy competences and is the first company in the region which has received the status of Microsoft CSP. Softline has begun development of cloudy business in Kazakhstan with providing to clients’ service in management of program assets. Today the company actively advances technologies of Microsoft, showing to customers all advantages of transition to a cloud. Clients of Softline are leading companies of Kazakhstan. The victory in the Country Partner of the Year 2017 nomination once again confirms high level of quality of the delivered decisions and profound knowledge of products of Microsoft. Rewarding of Softline Kazakhstan and other winners of a competition has taken place in Washington at the World partner conference which has taken place in July, 2017.


As a market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on-premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP serves more than 350 000 customers in more than 180 countries, 80% of SAP customers are SMEs. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. 87% of the Forbes Global 2000 companies are SAP customers. SAP partner network includes more than 15 000 partner companies.

Established in 1972, SAP has offices in 130 countries with 85 751 employees. SAP headquarters located in Germany, Waldorf. SAP is present in Kazakhstan since 1997 and has offices in Almaty and Astana.

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OpenText enables the digital world, creating a better way for organizations to work with information, on premises or in the cloud. For more information about OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTEX) visit

Gold Partner(s)

JSC "Kazakhtelecom"

IT Systems Directorate – Kazakhtelecom JSC Branch carrying out commercial operations in the most promising segment of the telecommunications market, which is infobusiness. Kazakhtelecom JSC ITSD is the largest hosting provider in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The company has representative offices in all large cities of Kazakhstan. For more informarion, please, visit us on:


VMware (NYSE:VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, delivers customer-proven solutions that accelerate IT by reducing complexity and enabling more flexible, agile service delivery. VMware enables enterprises to adopt a cloud model that addresses their unique business challenges. VMware’s approach accelerates the transition to cloud computing while preserving existing investments and improving security and control. With more than 300,000 customers and 25,000 partners, VMware solutions help organizations of all sizes lower costs, increase business agility and ensure freedom of choice.


Intel является лидером в области компьютерных инноваций. Корпорация разрабатывает и создает технологии, которые лежат в основе вычислительных устройств. Являясь лидером в сфере корпоративной и социальной ответственности, Intel также производит первые в мире «бесконфликтные» микропроцессоры. Дополнительную информацию о корпорации Intel можно найти на веб-сайте, на русскоязычном сервере и на портале, посвященном инициативам Intel по отказу от использования конфликтных материалов.

Silver Partner(s)


Connect Roundtable Partner(s)


Dell EMC, входящая в группу компаний Dell Technologies, помогает организациям модернизировать, автоматизировать и трансформировать центры обработки данных, поставляя ведущие в отрасли конвергентные инфраструктурные решения, серверы, системы хранения и технологии защиты данных. Это создает надежный фундамент для трансформации ИТ на основе технологий гибридного облака и трансформации бизнес-процессов с помощью облачно-ориентированных приложений и решений для больших данных. Dell EMC предлагает заказчикам, в том числе 98 процентам компаний из списка Fortune 500, самый широкий портфель инновационных решений, охватывающих всю ИТ-инфраструктуру: от клиентских систем до центров обработки данных и облака.

Cocktail Partner(s)


Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) aims to power a world where people, organizations and things are securely connected and accessible to make the extraordinary possible. We help customers reimagine the future of work by providing the most comprehensive secure digital workspace that unifies the apps, data and services people need to be productive, and simplifies IT’s ability to adopt and manage complex cloud environments. With 2016 annual revenue of $3.42 billion, Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations including 99 percent of the Fortune 100 and 98 percent of the Fortune 500.

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Oracle offers an integrated array of applications, databases, servers, storage, and cloud technologies to empower modern business. More than 420,000 customers across 195 countries and territories have harnessed Oracle technology to accelerate their digital transformation. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at

Tata Communications Ltd

Tata Communications works with multinational enterprises and service providers, leading from the front to create an open infrastructure, partner ecosystem and platforms for businesses to stay competitive in this digital age. With a strong presence in both developed and emerging markets, the company is an enabler of information and communication technology globally with a broad range of services including network services; voice, data and mobility solutions; unified communications and collaboration tools; managed security; content management; media and entertainment services; and cloud and data centre solutions. Tata Communications owns and operates one of the most advanced and largest subsea cable networks, including the only wholly-owned fibre ring around the world. This network enables customers and partners to reach 99.7% of the world’s GDP, with connectivity to 240 countries and territories.

Networking Day Partner(s)


Joint Stock Company “Kazteleport” - a subsidiary of Halyk Bank of Kazakhstan has been working on the IT market since 1999 and today is the leading company that provides a wide range of info-telecommunication services for the Kazakhstan companies and international companies throughout the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Today, our clients and partners are JSC “Halyk Bank of Kazakhstan”, JSC “Altyn Bank”, JSC “Kaspi Bank”, JSC “Kazkommertsbank”, JSC “Tsesna Bank”, JSC “Bank of Astana”, and almost all the second-tier banks of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan Stock Exchange “Kase”, KISC, National Managing Holding “Baiterek”, JSC “Kazpost”, JSC “Transtelecom”, JSC “Kazteleradio” , as well as the largest equipment suppliers: CISCO SYSTEMS, Siemon, Legrad, APC Schneider Electric, Delta ac ups, Hewett Packard, Fujitsu, EMC, XEROX.

Using the accumulated experience in various IT spheres, having the necessary staff of qualified specialists, our company is ready to offer a wide range of IT services and provide quality service to customers of various business sectors, specifically:

  • Organization of data transmission channels, construction of corporate networks throughout the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • High-speed connection to the Internet via fiber-optic channels
  • Data center processing and storage services
  • Data center services using cloud technologies
  • Design and construction of data centers
  • Installation and maintenance of structured cabling systems
  • Installation and maintenance of video surveillance systems
  • Installation and maintenance of uninterruptible power systems
  • Installation and maintenance of precision air conditioning systems
  • Installation and maintenance of fire alarm systems
  • Supply of server, computer, network equipment, as well as printing equipment
  • IT consulting and outsourcing
  • Installation and maintenance of POS-terminals

Business Applications Solutions

LLP «BUSINESS APPLICATIONS SOLUTIONS» is a leader in the Kazakhstan market of IT-services in the implementation and integration of information systems.

The company provides a range of IT-services: 

  • Consulting: business analysis, IT Audit, development of IT strategies and concepts, IP design and implementation, "turnkey" IT solutions and development. 
  • Information systems: ERP, CRM, BI, document management, archive, portals, data warehousing, content management
  • IT infrastructure: storage systems and data processing, data centers, resilient solutions
  • Information security: risk management, strategy development, Oracle DB Security solutions 
  • Service
  • Training and Certification

We work with state, national, financial, telecommunications companies, commercial organizations, energy, oil and gas, mining and processing enterprises. «BUSINESS APPLICATIONS SOLUTIONS» is a certified quality management system, meeting the ISO 9001:2000 quality requirements. The company was founded in 2009. We have more than 150 highly skilled employees. Our offices are located in Astana and Almaty.



Exhibition Partner(s)


Veeam® recognizes the new challenges companies across the globe face in enabling the Always-On Enterprise™, a business that must operate 24.7.365. To address this, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data. Veeam Availability Suite™, which includes Veeam Backup & Replication™, leverages virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies that enable the modern data center to help organizations save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs, while always supporting the current and future business goals of Veeam customers.

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Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform modern data environments. With solutions and services delivered directly and through a worldwide network of partners and service providers, Commvault solutions comprise one of the industry’s leading portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualization, archive, file sync and share. Commvault has earned accolades from customers and third party influencers for its technology vision, innovation, and execution as an independent and trusted expert. Without the distraction of a hardware business or other business agenda, Commvault’s sole focus on data management has led to adoption by companies of all sizes, in all industries, and for solutions deployed on premise, across mobile platforms, to and from the cloud, and provided as-a-service. Commvault employs more than 2,700 highly skilled individuals across markets worldwide, is publicly traded on NASDAQ (CVLT), and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in the United States.

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IT-GRAD is a cloud service provider since 2008. We provide IaaS and SaaS for commercial sector. IT GRAD has its own infrastructure located in data-centers in Russia, the European Union and Republic of Kazakstan (Almaty) . Our infrastructure is built with the best vendors’ solutions such as NetApp, Cisco, Dell, Juniper. We guarantee the highest SLA in cloud services. There is no single point of failure. IT-GRAD is the first VMware-based service provider in Russia (VSPP Enterprise status). IT-GRAD is NetApp Gold Partner. We have the only NetApp competence Center in Russia.



Unify is one of the world’s leading communications software and services brands, providing integrated communications and collaboration solutions worldwide. Our solutions unify multiple voice, video and data networks, connected devices and applications into one easy-to-use platform that allows teams to collaborate effectively and efficiently – anytime, anywhere. OpenScape and Circuit communications solutions provide a seamless and efficient collaboration experience – on any device. Together, the group’s global team of UCC experts and service professionals set the standard for a rich communications and collaboration experience that empowers teams to deliver better results. More information:


Ruslan Gabitov

Ruslan Gabitov

IT Architect, ACF PIT Almaty Tech Garden


More than 150 people participated in this year's summit — visit our photo gallery to see professional acquaintances, old and new.


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