What to expect?

clouData Summit, a closed and limited audience event on 19th February 2020 in Dubai, will help you to understand how Data & Cloud are transforming enterprises and business houses. You will learn how large scale traditional enterprises are transforming into new-age data-driven technology companies empowered by Data & Cloud Platforms through a real-world case study.

While Data & Analytics is already taking the center stage of technology evolution across most organizations, public cloud platforms are providing seamless, trustworthy, scalable, performant, and durable ecosystems to help organizations build new-age Data & Analytics platforms with a reduced cost of ownership and faster go-to-market.

Data Revolution with Cloud is creating a buzz among new-age CIOs, CTOs & CDOs. An expert from Amazon Web Services (AWS) will help you understand how the public cloud has transformed Data Platforms & ML/AI landscape for various companies.

At ClouData Summit, we will focus on unfolding knowledge and sharing practical insights and experiences to help you enhance your business performance.

Keynote session on “The Honeycomb Disruption”

Session on “Building a high performing analytics function”

Presentation by AWS on “Digital Transformation with AWS using AI & ML”

Panel discussion with experts on “Data platforms in enterprises beyond BI and Dashboards”

Who Should Attend?

  • CIOs, CTOs
  • Head of IT, Vice Presidents
  • Chief Data Officers, Chief Digital Officers
  • Heads of Digital & Strategy
  • Heads of Data & Business Intelligence
  • Heads of Marketing & Customer Experience
  • Heads of Analytics, Modelling, ML & Data Science

Meet our Speakers

Mr Neetan Chopra
Neetan Chopra
Group Chief Technology Officer Dubai Holding Keynote speaker

Neetan Chopra is the Chief Technology Officer of Dubai Holding, where he is responsible for driving digital, analytics and technology outcomes for the overall Group and co-creating new digital business models.

Neetan is a digital leader with long-standing experience in technology implementation, impacting the core of companies’ business models, including customer experience, operational excellence and operating culture. Prior to joining Dubai Holding, Neetan was the Senior Vice President at Emirates Group, where he was responsible for the Group’s technology and innovation strategy. Neetan began his career at Accenture, where he delivered several IT strategy, technology and restructuring assignments as a Senior Consultant.

With over 25 years of experience, Neetan holds several board and advisory positions with technology companies and start-ups. He is a TEDx speaker and frequently speaks on topics such as digital transformation, emerging business models and change management.

Neetan has a strong passion for continuous learning and holds an MCA from NIT, Tiruchirappalli, India, an MBA from the University of Bradford, UK and a Bachelor’s in Physics (Hons.) from Delhi University, India.

Keerthi Chakra
Deepak Mittal
Co-Founder & CEO TO THE NEW

An IIT-Delhi alumnus, Deepak is the CEO at TO THE NEW where he leads the development and execution of long-term business strategies. Over the past decade, he has led many strategic initiatives that have had a positive impact on multiple business areas, driving down costs, increasing revenue, and improving the overall performance of the organization.

He is an effervescent thinker who is passionate about enabling digital transformation for enterprises and is constantly working towards empowering companies to champion operational efficiency and customer experience.

Prior to founding TO THE NEW, Deepak has worked with some notable companies like Sapient Corporation, Baypackets, Solution Inc. and Xebia. Deepak is known as an opinion leader who regularly speaks and evangelizes various technologies at conferences and industry forums.

Carlos Robles
Ryan DenRooijen
Head of Data & Analytics Chalhoub Group

Ryan is the Head of Data & Analytics for the Chalhoub Group. Specializing in the practical application of analytics and AI, he leads a team tasked with transforming the organization into a best-in-class data-driven operation. From physical retail through to supply chain and customer loyalty, the team uses data for continuous improvement.

Previously at Dyson and Google, he has extensive experience in data analysis, machine learning, and building teams that specialize in both. DataIQ repeatedly named him one of the most influential people in data-driven business. Ryan completed his MSc at the University of Oxford. He blogs at https://qstar.ai/.

Wassim Al Khayat
Wassim Al Khayat
Group Director
Technology & Innovation
Axiom Telecom

Wassim is a Technology and Digital Transformation leader and has been partnering with CXOs and investors alike to build digital platforms that enable business growth and new business models.

Passionate about transforming and reengineering technology landscapes, Wassim sets them up to be future-ready, sustainable and innovative. A technology leader and a strategist par excellence with deep expertise in execution, planning, enterprise design, Wassim has been leading Greenfield teams to unconquerable results.

As the Group Director of Technology and Digital Innovation at Axiom Telecom, Wassim has been driving and executing the entire technology and digital platform agenda for Axiom, including Cloud Migration, AI/ML, Data platforms, Microservices Cloud Native Platforms Development and DevOps as well transforming the organization into an Agile data-driven organization.

Wassim Al Khayat
Stuart Hayes
VP - Data Property Finder

With over 25 years of experience working with data, databases and systems across multiple sectors, Stuart is VP - Data at Property Finder. Stuart has successfully built new teams and turned around 'low-value data environments' into exciting places to work, helping businesses to make better decisions by providing a richer picture of their customers, products and channels.

He has the experience of using data to solve a variety of complex business problems, ranging from where to open a store, who to recruit via DM, how to segment a customer base, to how to tease out behavioural signals from a morass of clickstream data and get website visitors to buy more.

Stuart has previously worked with names like Interactive Investor, Sky Betting & Gaming, and Betsson Group. He is passionate about data and the possibilities it holds and loves talking about data in meaningful, colourful and creative ways.

Carlos Robles
Carlos Robles
Chief Technology Officer GoldenScent

Carlos is a passionate technology leader with more than 15 years creating software solutions, building equally passionate teams and bridging the gap between business and technology. Carlos has helped design highly available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant and scalable systems, and with a fast-growing interest in data processing, IoT, and all the technologies that create a smarter and more connected world.

Originally from Spain, Carlos has lived and worked in the US, Philippines, Hong Kong and UAE, and contributed to a wide variety of organisations, in a rewarding journey of designing solutions by cooperation, getting involved, understanding end to end the challenges and dreams, and use both proven and emerging technologies to help solve real-life problems, make ideas possible, and create new opportunities.

Carlos is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect (AWS SAA), a Certified Product Owner (PSPO I) and ranks amongst the top 4% overall in Stackoverflow as well.

Keerthi Chakra
Keerthi Chakra
AI-ML Business Development Manager Amazon Web Services

Keerthi Chakra is helping companies to innovate and create value by leveraging AWS Artificial intelligence and Machine learning solutions by helping aligning their business strategies with the right use cases and technologies. At Amazon, we have been investing deeply in artificial intelligence for over 20 years.

It's also core to the capabilities our customers experience – from the path optimization in our fulfilment centres, and Amazon.com’s recommendations engine, to Echo powered by Alexa, our drone initiative Prime Air, and our new retail experience Amazon Go. This is just the beginning. Our mission is to share our learnings and AI capabilities as fully managed services. AWS is focused on solving some of the toughest challenges that hold back machine learning from being in the hands of every developer.

From the world's largest enterprises to emerging startups, more machine learning is built on AWS than anywhere else.


4:30 PM to 5:15 PM

Tea, Registration & Networking

5:15 PM to 5:45 PM

Keynote Session on "The Honeycomb Disruption"

5:45 PM to 6:15 PM

Session on "Building a high performing analytics function"

6:15 PM to 6:45 PM

Session on "Digital Transformation with AWS using AI & ML"

6:45 PM to 7:30 PM

Panel Discussion on "Data platforms in enterprises beyond BI and Dashboards"

7:45 PM Onwards

Cocktail, Dinner & Networking


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Saurabh Kakra

TO THE NEW is a digital technology firm providing digital transformation and product engineering services to ISVs, Consumer Internet, and Fortune 500 companies across the globe. We design & build digital platforms and products with Cloud and Data at the focal point.