Oracle Breakingthrough with Extreme Performance in Riyadh

Sunday, April 28, 2013
09:00 – 14:00
Ritz Carlton Hotel
Al Hada Area, Mekkah Road PO Box 13048
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
In Person
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The breakthrough speed and power of Oracle SPARC can transform your enterprise computing, igniting innovation and driving results. Join Oracle as we discuss the new standard for extreme performance.

You will learn how the innovative SPARC series can:

  • Deliver exceptional value and cost savings through a comprehensive, tightly integrated stack of hardware and software solutions.
  • Consolidate aging, legacy platforms as well as new application deployments to take full advantage of cloud computing.
  • Manage mission-critical applications that require high performance, best-in-class availability, and unmatched scalability.
  • Rapidly deploy applications and databases without spending days or weeks optimizing and testing the hardware and software infrastructure

Join us for this exclusive event, and ensure you don't miss the chance to learn about the latest in extreme performance.

This exclusive event is free to attend, but space is limited. For more information call: +971 50 3797236 or email

Chris Armes
Keynote Speaker Chris Armes
VP,of Engineering,
Jyoti Lalchandani
Jyoti Lalchandani
Group VP and Regional Managing Director,
IDC, Middle East and Africa


9:00 - 9:30

Registration and Networking

9:30 - 9:40

Welcome and Introduction
Moheb Elamin, Sales Director Hardware Sales, Saudi Arabia, Oracle

9:40 - 10:25

Keynote Speaker : Announcing NEW SPARC Servers with the World's Fastest Microprocessor
Chris Armes, VP of Engineering, Oracle

10:25 -11:10

Enterprise Transformation Trends - Perspectives from Saudi Arabia
Jyoti Lalchandani, Managing Director, IDC MEA & Turkey

11:10 -11:50

Oracle Delivering @ Scale- The Oracle SPARC Portfolio
Paul Walsh, Systems Specialist, MEA, Oracle

11:50 - 12:10

Prayer Break

12:10 - 12:40

Maximizing the Value of SPARC T5 Servers with Sun ZFS Storage Appliance
Stefan Wolfs, Sales Development Manager, MENA, Oracle

12:40 - 13:05

Transform Your Data Center with Oracle Virtual Networking
Jason Oehley, Regional Manager, MEA Oracle Virtual Networking (Xsigo), Oracle

13:05 - 13:30

Oracle Solaris: Unleash and Amplify the Latest Innovations in SPARC Computing
Craig Reynolds, Business Development Manager - Systems Software,MEA, Oracle

13:30 - 14:00

Consolidate & Optimize Database Infrastructure Using The Oracle Optimized Solution for Oracle Database
Mohamed Al Ojaimi, Sales Consulting Director Technology, Oracle

14:00 onwards

Networking and Lunch

Chris Armes Chris Armes
VP of Engineering, Oracle

Chris Armes is the Vice President of Revenue Products Engineering (RPE) for Oracle's Systems business unit. Although based out of the UK, Chris claims no timezone. He spends a significant portion of his time visiting customers and partners to help them understand Systems' products and support strategy. That combined with the global responsibility of his organization, keeps him on the move.

RPE consists of some 300 engineers and is primarily focused on providing sustaining engineering for products including Solaris, Solaris Cluster, SAM/QFS, Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center, and the Storage Server 7000 series. The team also provides the engineering support for Engineered systems like Solaris Exadata and SPARC SuperCluster. In addition, the team provides Software Lifecycle Engineering, and owns a large number of products being sustained but no longer actively developed.

Chris joined Sun in 1999, becoming part of Oracle with the acquisition of Sun. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry including leading large organizations in the software engineering of operating systems and application software for military usage. He has a BSc (HONS) degree in Computing Science from Staffordshire University. When Chris is not working, he enjoys amateur dramatics, skiing with his wife and children, and walking the family dog.

Jyoti Lalchandani Jyoti Lalchandani
Group VP and Regional Managing Director,
IDC, Middle East and Africa

As vice president and regional managing director of IDC Middle East, Africa, and Turkey, Jyoti Lalchandani is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and coordination of IDC's market intelligence and advisory services, sales, conferences and events, go-to-market services, and office development activities in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. With more than 16 years of experience in emerging Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) markets, Lalchandani has been instrumental in establishing IDC’s presence in the region through the initial expansion of the Dubai headquarters and then by spearheading the development of IDC offices in Johannesburg, Istanbul, Riyadh, Casablanca, Lagos, and Nairobi, with plans for an office in Cairo, Egypt in 2012.

Starting at IDC’s Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (CEMA) headquarters in Prague, the Czech Republic, Lalchandani served as IDC's regional consulting manager. In this role, Lalchandani headed several country-based project teams in advising multinational and local IT vendors about issues related to entry strategy, competitor analysis, ROI analysis, distribution and partner evaluation, and market segmentation. Lalchandani later took on the additional responsibility of overseeing the CEMA software practice, in which he was responsible for overseeing all related research (applications, system infrastructure, and tools) and advisory work across emerging EMEA countries.

Before joining IDC, Lalchandani served on the national board of international non-profit organization AIESEC, where he managed the association's partnership agreements with leading Indian conglomerates. Lalchandani graduated from Loyola College, India, where his studies focused on strategy management and business policy. He later attended a corporate-sponsored program at MIT's Sloan School of Management in Massachusetts, U.S.

Paul Walsh Paul Walsh
Systems Specialist MEA, Oracle

Stefan Wolfs Stefan Wolfs
Sales Development Manager, MENA, Oracle

Jason Oehley Jason Oehley
Regional Manager, MEA Oracle Virtual Networking (Xsigo), Oracle

Mohamed Al Ojaimi Mohamed Al Ojaimi
Sales Consulting Director Technology, Oracle

Craig Reynolds Craig Reynolds
Business Development Manager Systems Software, MEA, Oracle

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Event Details:
Sunday, April 28, 2013
09:00 – 14:00

Ritz Carlton Hotel
Al Hada Area, Mekkah Road PO Box 13048
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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