Rami Kichli



Digital Transformation is on the minds of astute business & IT leaders everywhere in every industry. That’s why Software AG’s invigorating Innovation Tour 2017 brought you an “ideas network” filled with impressive keynotes, informational breakout sessions and real-world digital success examples.

Here are key presentations from Innovation Tour in Dubai. 

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Rami Kichli

Vice President, Software AG UAE & Gulf and Levant


  General Track
09:00 - 09:15 Registration, Refreshments & Meet the Experts
09:15 - 09:30 Welcome – Rami Kichli, Vice President UAE & Gulf and Levant, Software AG
09:30 - 10:00

Unleash Your Digital Vision - Sven Roeleven, VP, Industry Solutions, Software AG

The Digital race has already started, companies from all industries are looking at digital transformation to help increase customer intimacy, operational efficiency or gain that decisive competitive advantage. Learn about from our executive on how Software AG helps companies with the Digital Business Platform can help you innovate and deliver your digital future today.

10:00 – 10:30

IoT Keynote Session - Facial Recognition on Live - David Milot, VP Pre-Sales and Solutions, Software AG

Live Demonstration on how IoT can increase profit and enable security

10:30 – 11:00 Journey to Digital Business Transformation – Alia Al Hammadi, ICT Director, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation
11:00 – 11:20 Coffee Break & Networking
11:20 – 11:40 ‘The Digital Magic’ Show - Take your seat and be ready for our surprise show!
11:40 – 12:10 Platinum Partner Keynote: ARIS, Your first step in the Digital Transformation Journey – Firaz Saifan, Director, Consulting Services, TSME
12:10 – 12:40 Crossing the Digital Valley - Jamey Fox, Senior Vice President and Director of Branch Channel Applications, BBVA Compass
12:40 – 13:40 Networking Lunch
13:40 – 14:10 Software AG Workshop -  Enterprise Visibility Platform for private sector and government

Vijay Jaswal , CTO, Software AG Middle East & Turkey, Software AG
  Transformation Technology Track Transformation Planning & Strategy Track
14:10 – 14:40 e-Government and Beyond

Samer Ghanim, Chief Technology Architect, Public Authority of Civil Information
ADEC role in building Integration Platform between ADEC & other Government Entities - Anuj Kumar, Senior Integration Analyst, Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC)
14:40 – 15:20 Live Demo: How IoT can enable your organisation

Learn and get inspired by our global customer use cases of connected transport, connected industry and connected customers and citizens
BITT Products Roadmap and Updates

Eric Roovers, EMEA Senior Director of Transformation Solutions, Software AG
15:20 – 15:50 APIs. Monetizing the Digital Economy – Vijay Jaswal , CTO, Software AG Middle East & Turkey, Software AG Software AG Workshop
Your Strategy Execution can be a Differentiating Capability

Eric Roovers, EMEA Senior Director of Transformation Solutions, Software AG
15:50 -16:00 Coffee Break & Networking
16:00 – 16:30 Partner & Customer Awards

16:30 – 16:45 Thank You Note – Rami Kichli, Vice President Gulf & Levant, Software AG
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Projects Director, Public Authority for Civil Information in Kuwait (PACI)

Mr. Samer Ghanim is projects director at Kuwait's Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI). He is also a member of the organization's steering committee and is responsible for managing the re-engineering of internal systems. Mr. Ghanim began his professional career in the IT field in 1996 and boasts many years of experience in IT consulting. Prior to joining PACI in 2011, he spent nine years working in the Jordanian IT market and six years in the Saudi IT market as a professional business and senior business/systems consultant. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and System Analysis.



B. Tech degree in Computer Science & Engineering, at JSS Noida in year India 2009.
Started my Career with Infosys Ltd, at Mysore India, 2009.
Later worked for Software AG India, a Product based company from 2012 onwards. Moved to U.A.E in 2013 and worked for Semi-Govt. and Government Companies. Currently working on Abu Dhabi Education Council as Sr. Integration Analyst.

During my tenure, I worked on multimillion dollar development IT projects including software design & development, code optimization, and system architecture. Worked for renowned clients like Microsoft, Walmart, Standard Chartered Bank, Bawag PSK & Commercial Bank of Dubai.



Senior Vice President and Director of Branch Channel Applications, BBVA Compass

“Jamey Fox is Senior Vice President and Director of Branch Channel Applications at BBVA Compass, a member of the BBVA Banking group which has presence in 35 countries, more than 134,000 employees and 70 million customers worldwide.For the last ten years Jamey has been instrumental in the delivery of integrated, optimized Financial Services solutions that have leveraged Software AG and other state of the art technologies. Jamey is visiting Dubai from Birmingham, Alabama USA where he works in BBVA Compass' Operations and Development Center.”



David Milot is Vice President Presales and Solution for Software AG in Continental Europe and Middle East.

Under David's leadership his team of Technical Experts, Enterprise Architects and Digital Solution Designers is growing its deep expertise and experience implementing digital transformation solutions for multiple clients to become a go-to partner for Digital Business Platform powered transformation for looking forward organizations. Together, they build solutions which are deployed across the region, in over 48 countries.

Over the course of a career that has spanned more than two decades, David has been working in Infrastructure, Software, and IT services companies (Dassault Electonique/IBM, Cap Gemini/Sogeti, Dimension Data, Unisys), mixing program management or enterprise architecture skills with business development and expansion, and executive responsibilities.
He worked with clients in the defense, health care, transportation, finance and telecommunication industries, as well as Public sector.

David has a master degree of economic history from the Sorbonne and a master from the Philadelphia Wharton School of Enterprise business.



Firas N. Saifan is Director, Consulting Services in TSME Consulting. He got education in Industrial Engineering from the Jordanian University of Science and Technology. After getting master degree from New York Institute for Technology, he starts to work in ECO Consult as Oracle Functional Consultant.

During TSME, he has been in various projects in DU, Abu Dhabi Chamber, Executive Council, Emirates Transport and other leading companies in UAE. In addition, his succesful career in business architect projects has brought TOGAF and King Abdullah Excellence Award (Certified Excellence Assessor).



Sven Roeleven (1973) is Vice President for Global Industry Solutions. Sven and his team of industry leaders are developing industry solutions by co-innovations with customers and partners. After graduating in Public Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam, Sven joined Software AG in 2002. He gained extensive hands-on experience covering almost all Software AG’s Digital Business Platform capabilities throughout the course of over two hundred projects. Sven run Software AG’s consulting services as VP in EMEA and acted as trusted advisor for CxO’s at companies like Royal Philips, ING, Canon, Heineken, Ministries, Sabic, Statoil and Maersk. In Sven’s current role he is advisor and member of a dozen of Digital Transformation Committee’s.



Senior Director Transformation Solutions
Software AG Europe & Middle East

Within Europe and the Middle East, Eric Roovers is responsible for Software AG’s transformation and optimisation business. Eric’s mission is to enable the region's teams to excel, to generate more value for customers and to grow our business. Originally coming from a software engineering background, as a consultant Eric specialised in business process management (BPM) and enterprise architecture management (EAM) early on. Since joining IDS Scheer (later acquired by Software AG) in 2006, Eric has delivered numerous critical projects, developed innovative new solutions and has been a driving force in transforming the company to what it is today.

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Who can attend?

Innovation Tour 2017 is free of charge for our selected customers and future customers of Software AG.

You should not miss this event if you are a CIO or a director or manager of systems, architecture, innovation, development, purchasing, digital transformation, financial, auditing, organization and processes, technological solutions, operations, risks, marketing, IT strategy and government, business processes, applications and processes—or other critical business function.

Please note that this event is intended for customers, future customers and sponsoring partners of Software AG.



Madinat Jumeirah Mina A'Salam
Majlis Al Salam Ballroom

6 Al Sufouh Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates



Valet parking is free of charge for attendees.

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