Smart Data 2017 Dubai

3-4 April 2017
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, U.A.E.

Sponsors and Partners


IBM has been operating in the Middle East region since 1947. It established its first presence with an office in Bahrain and, for 70 years, has been playing a vital role in shaping the region’s information technology landscape. Today, IBM is part of the Middle East’s technological fabric, solving real-world business and societal challenges, and works to bring a new level of intelligence to the way every person, business, organization, and government system interacts.

IBM has been transforming its business, addressing the evolving needs of its clients, while continuing to support their most critical business processes. Today, IBM is transforming and becoming more than a hardware, software and services company; it is emerging as a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company.


Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.


Intel expands the boundaries of technology to make the most amazing experiences possible. Harnessing the capability of the cloud, the ubiquity of the Internet of Things, the latest advances in memory and programmable solutions, and the promise of always-on 5G connectivity, Intel is disrupting industries and solving global challenges.


Denodo is the leader in data virtualization providing agile, high performance data integration, data abstraction, and real-time data services across the broadest range of enterprise, cloud, big data, and unstructured data sources at half the cost of traditional approaches. Denodo’s customers across every major industry have gained significant business agility and ROI by enabling faster and easier access to unified business information for agile BI, big data analytics, Web, and cloud integration, single-view applications, and enterprise data services. Denodo is well-funded, profitable, and privately held.


Qlik® is the leading visual analytics platform and the pioneer of user-driven business intelligence. Its portfolio of cloud-based and on-premise solutions meets customers’ growing needs from reporting and self-service visual analysis to guided, embedded and custom analytics, regardless of where data is located. Customers using Qlik Sense®, QlikView® and Qlik® Cloud, gain meaning out of information from multiple sources, exploring the hidden relationships within data that lead to insights that ignite good ideas. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Qlik does business in more than 100 countries with over 40,000 customers globally.


Tableau helps people transform data into actionable insights. Explore with limitless visual analytics. Build dashboards and perform ad hoc analyses in just a few clicks. Share your work with anyone and make an impact on your business. From global enterprises to early-stage startups and small businesses, people everywhere use Tableau to see and understand their data.


Mindtree [NSE: MINDTREE] delivers digital transformation and technology services from ideation to execution, enabling Global 2000 clients to outperform the competition. “Born digital,” Mindtree takes an agile, collaborative approach to creating customized solutions across the digital value chain. At the same time, our deep expertise in infrastructure and applications management helps optimize your IT into a strategic asset. Whether you need to differentiate your company, reinvent business functions or accelerate revenue growth, we can get you there.


At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 223,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Established in the Middle East for 40 years, PwC has firms in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, the Palestinian territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, with around 4,100 people. We have experience in industries including government, energy and utilities, financial services and banking, retail, construction and engineering, manufacturing, entertainment and telecoms.


Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms. The Company's mission is to provide enterprise customers with a world-class software platform and expert services so they can deploy unique intelligence applications. To learn more, visit MicroStrategy online, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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We are the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to our clients around the world. We help businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. In 2016, we were named by Forbes magazine as one of the ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies’. We work with thousands of clients in over 90 countries, from all of the world’s best known consumer financial services companies, through to the world’s leading telecoms providers. With our local office in Dubai, we work with tens of clients all over the Middle East Region, helping them to manage their data, decision making and workflows.


EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity.

The MENA practice of EY has been operating in the region since 1923. For over 90 years, we have grown to over 5,000 people united across 20 offices and 15 countries. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.


Hortonworks is a leading innovator at creating, distributing and supporting enterprise‐ready open data platforms. Our mission is to manage the world’s data. We have a single‐minded focus on driving innovation in open source communities such as Apache Hadoop, NiFi, and Spark. Our open Connected Data Platforms power Modern Data Applications that deliver actionable intelligence from all data: data‐in‐motion and data‐at‐rest. Along with our 1600+ partners, we provide the expertise, training and services that allows our customers to unlock the transformational value of data across any line of business. We are Powering the Future of Data™.


Since 1985, Melissa Data global data quality solutions have empowered data professionals to create data that users can trust. We profile, standardize, verify, match, and enrich global contact data easily and efficiently - in the environments of your choice. Melissa Data’s integration with Pentaho’s Big Data Integration and Analytics platform helps leverage the power of Hadoop to transform rapidly expanding data volumes that feed MDM systems. We also offer full spectrum data quality support for SQL Server®, Oracle®, Talend, and many more. Our cross-platform solutions deliver data that is accurate, complete, relevant, and actionable across the entire enterprise.


Knowledge Foundry is a boutique analytics services firm serving global clients in retail, telecoms, and financial services since 2008. Services include customer segmentation, predictive analytics, attrition reduction, retail promotional/markdown analytics, retail assortment & allocation optimization and forecasting. We work for an electronics retail chain in the UAE and have worked for a fashion retail franchisee. Our founders have advised banks in the region in their past life. We use a variety of analytical platforms (R, Python, SAS, SQL, etc.) and techniques (statistical modeling, machine learning, optimization). Clients love us for our low-risk ‘pilot-driven’ approach to problem solving and for our ‘open-box’ technical philosophy.


Cloudera delivers the modern platform for data management and analytics. The world’s leading organizations trust Cloudera to help solve their most challenging business problems with Cloudera Enterprise—the fastest, easiest, and most secure data platform built on Apache Hadoop. Our customers can efficiently capture, store, process, and analyze vast amounts of data—empowering them to use advanced analytics to drive business decisions quickly, flexibly, and at lower cost than has been possible before. To ensure our customers are successful, we offer comprehensive support, training, and professional services.


TerraFirma is a boutique advisory firm with industry-specific expertise in ICT, healthcare, financial services, government, education, and industry. We are a small and senior team with hands-on experience and track record in the Middle East that guarantees strong client support and tailored project delivery. We benefit from strategic partnerships with specialized companies in Europe. Our partners supplement our product portfolio and ensure we always offer the right solution and team staffing. Furthermore, on selected projects, we leverage on our sister company, TFCG Infosystems, to provide a combined approach of strategy, analytics and software implementation for a full turnkey solution.


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The Business Year (TBY) is a leading research firm and publisher of annual economic resources on national economies. Present in over 25 countries, TBY provides first-hand access to the people and ideas shaping business and policy throughout the world. Each country-specific edition contains a comprehensive range of interviews and analysis, offering an inside look at doing business in the world’s most dynamic economies. TBY’s interviewees, readers, and partners comprise an international network of thought-leaders who are helping to define the future of the global economy.


Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean. OBG offers comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance.


Covering the region with an eye for emerging industry trends, Business Review Middle-East offers premier analysis and commentary to executives and professionals. We offer a variety of services, from company profiles and business reports to advertising, social media and unique ‘digital’ marketing services. Business Review Middle-East is a monthly e-magazine with a monthly readership of just over 165,000, with (as of 2016 Q2 figures) 85% of that at a CXO level.


Datafloq is the One-Stop Source for Big Data, empowering organizations to create value from data. The platform aims to create an overview of the global big data market by bringing together all stakeholders within the global Big Data market. The objective of Datafloq is to spur the global understanding and application of Big Data in order to drive innovation and growth.


Insight Middle East and Africa is the leading portal for business intelligence, analytics and data science professionals. Insight Middle East and Africa is committed to its mission to advance data science, and in this endeavor provides comprehensive coverage of the industry news, events and training programs. In addition, it offers readers relevant articles on the best practices from around the world and interviews with industry thought leaders.


Analytics India Magazine (AIM) is India’s no.1 platform on analytics, data science and big data, dedicated to passionately championing the ecosystem in India. We aim for promotion of ideas and thoughts on Business Analytics. AIM was started in May 2012 by Bhasker Gupta, who has extensive work experience in the analytics space. AIM is driven by a vision to create a hub for thousands of analytics professionals across India, covering news, thought articles, research works and case studies.


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3-4 April 2017

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, U.A.E.

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