About the Technology and Clinical Partnerships driving Healthcare Innovation Virtual Boardroom?

From the patient to the provider, how we receive and deliver healthcare is more dynamic than ever before. Dell Technologies and Cerner have a mission to improve the patient and provider experience from the end user patient or clinician, to the data center admin to the cloud.

Join us to learn how the Dell and Cerner partnership is helping customers improve the clinician experience, improve their application speed and availability, and protect their data against the new world of cyber threats.

Digital transformation in healthcare has been described as the use of technology to improve the connected patient and physician experience, increase efficiencies throughout the healthcare ecosystem, and accelerate the decision-making process to improve outcomes and results.

However, successfully harnessing technology to advance health mission and business and clinical outcomes takes more than digital innovation. It requires a collaboration and partnership with a modern Health IT organization that can work strategically with clinical, administrative, research, and financial stakeholders to put data, devices, and applications to work to achieve real results.

The Healthcare Innovation Digiconnect Virtual Boardroom will bring together senior healthcare executives, decision makers and innovative healthcare IT experts to discuss some of the challenges and barriers of HIT transformation and how healthcare organizations in the region can successfully accelerate their HIT transformation journey to advance their health mission, business decisions and clinical outcomes.

Benefits of Attending

  • Discover how digital transformation can help your organizations to drive efficiency, enable innovation and save costs
  • Find out how AI-driven genomic research is driving new advances in precision medicine and machine learning algorithms speeding up the drug-discovery process at this critical moment
  • Learn the barriers of HIT transformation and how healthcare organizations in the region can successfully accelerate their HIT transformation journey to advance health missions, businesses and clinical outcomes.


Time Activity
2:00 – 2:05 Welcome & Introductions

  • Akinola Solanke, Project Director, DigiConnect
2:05 – 2:10 Opening Keynote

  • Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President, Middle East, Russia, Africa and Turkey, Dell Technologies
2:10 – 2:25 How Technology and Clinical Partnerships driving Healthcare Innovation
2:25 – 2:40 Aligning the EHR Planning and deployment into the broader enterprise strategy

  • Ahmad Yahya, Chief Information Officer, American Hospital Dubai
2:40 – 2:55 Cerner’s commitment to our customers success

  • James Norman, Healthcare CIO – EMEA, Dell Technologies
2:55 – 3:25 Interactive Leader’s Panel Discussion and Q&A

  • Dr. Khalid Alodhaibi, Corporate CIO, Medical Services Department, Medical Service Directorate, Ministry of Defence, Kingdom of Saudi Arabi
  • Paul Casterton, Chief Information Officer, Abdali Hospital
  • Ahmad Yahya, Chief Information Officer, American Hospital Dubai
  • Fahad Bin Dayel, Director of Applications & Health Informatics, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Saudi Arabia
  • Alaa Adel, Managing Director, Cerner Middle East & Africa
3:25 – 3:30 Event Close


Ahmad Yahya

Chief Operations Officer, American Hospital Dubai

As a proven leader in information technology with over twenty-five years in the field, Ahmad Yahya has been helping organizations transform and grow their technological capabilities with keen insight on creative ideas. Ahmad is a recognized technology leader known for crafting strategic vision to achieve business goals and offers a unique blend of executive acumen, team building and IT solutions, credited with strong operational improvements. Ahmad builds responsive IT organizations that consistently deliver results by aligning technology initiatives with business goals, with substantial improvement to service delivery, standardization, and business/systems performance. He is currently the Chief Operating and Information Officer at the American Hospital Dubai and is responsible for overseeing the digital transformation journey as well as assessing the internal technological capabilities.

Dr. Khalid Alodhaibi

Corporate CIO, Medical Services Department, Medical Service Directorate, Ministry of Defence, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Khalid Alodhaibi is a professionally experienced leader in information technology and currently serves as Corporate CIO at the Medical Services Department (also known as MSD), Ministry Of Defense. At MSD, Dr. Alodhaibi works with his team on restructuring and analyzing every aspect of the business to enable continuous success for MSD.

Paul Casterton

Chief Information Officer, Abdali Hospital

Paul brings 30+ years of achievement in leveraging technology to underpin the realisation of organisational strategic and business goals, improving performance and efficiency and innovation. Paul has unique skills and experience in new hospital commissioning and transitioning of IT services to operational status, having commissioned IT services for Sidra Medical and Research Center, Doha Qatar, as Deputy CIO for 8 years.

Paul started his commercial IT career with Siemens and Cerner and became a pivotal member of their UK and international IT practice before moving to management consultancy when he co-founded and ran a successful and highly regarded IT consulting business delivering high profile national and local strategic and digital transformation projects for the UK National Health Service (NHS).

Paul holds a BSC in Medical Laboratory Sciences, from the University of Nottingham and is a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO) CHIME – Chicago

Fahad Bin Dayel

Director of Applications & Health Informatics, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Saudi Arabia

Mr. Fahad Bin Dayel is the Director of Applications & Health Informatics at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Saudi Arabia. Having spent over 20 years in the healthcare industry, Fahad`s passion for healthcare shaped KFSH&RC’s EMR journey (Integrated Clinical Information Systems). Fahad`s commitment to world-class patient experiences led KFSH&RC to recognition as the first HIMSS Ambulatory EMRAM Stage 7 accredited organization outside North America. In 2019, KFSH&RC achieved the HIMSS Davies award, the highest recognition in Healthcare IT, through implementing the world’s largest smart room and other value-achieving projects. Mr. Bin Dayel holds a double BS in Nursing and Microbiology and a Masters in Health Information System Management from George Mason University.

James Norman

Healthcare CIO, EMEA, Dell Technologies

Experienced CIO, having had responsibility for IT, Finance, Strategy development, Business Intelligence, Information and performance, as well as having led many major change management and IT transformation projects across Health, Education, Local Government and Social Care.
Over 20 years within healthcare and the Department of Health working across Finance, Information, service improvement, Performance, IT both at operational and Director level.
Leading the adoption of big data analytics and digital transformation across Public Sector organization’s, supporting new ways of working to help drive organisational change.
Advising Public and Private sector organisations on IT investment and Strategy to support delivery of strategic change through the adoption of IT.
Member of TechUK Health & Social Care Council and Information Age top 50 Data leader 2016

Mohammed Amin

Senior Vice President, MERAT, Dell Technologies

With over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, cutting across emerging markets in the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe, Mohammed has a deep understanding of the drivers of the digital economy, as well as the opportunities and challenges within these markets. His current responsibilities include driving business growth, while focusing on how we can help companies and communities use technology to drive progress. Mohammed’s key priority is to help organizations evolve their business through a holistic strategy of Digital, IT, Security and Workforce Transformation.

Scott Andrew

Regional Director Middle East, Russia, Africa & Turkey (MERAT), Dell Technologies

Scott Andrew is responsible for developing the presence of Dell Technologies within the healthcare market in emerging countries across the MERAT region. He also works closely with the local sales teams and Dell Technologies’ broader partner ecosystem to create a robust and specialized healthcare practice that will continue to grow.

Scott joined Dell Technologies in 2017 as a Healthcare Field Director after holding senior positions with Samsung, Vodafone, Atos and Telefonica 02 during his career. He was instrumental in leading a significant number of large-scale transformational programs of work, leading to improved efficiency and outcomes for patients and has won numerous awards in recognition of the contributions he has made in his career that spans over 20 years.

Damon Carp

Global Account Manager, Dell Technologies

Damon Carp is a global account manager for Dell’s partnership with Cerner Corporation. Damon and team are responsible for Healthcare IT solutions, that deliver business and clinical value for healthcare providers. Through Damon’s 15 years in Healthcare IT, he has held sales and management roles at Aon Hewitt, McKesson and Dell Corporation. He’s sold managed services, cloud and technology solutions into the healthcare domain. As the healthcare industry undergoes rapid change, Damon’s skills are extremely valuable to assist his customers with their business transformations. His specialties include: Enterprise Imaging such as PACS + VNA, EMR optimization, and developing hybrid cloud IT strategies across these workloads. With ISV partner Cerner, Damon and his team created a comprehensive Virtual Desktop solution. This solution combines the technology, implementation and consumption models to address the business needs of Dell + Cerner clients. This VDI solution helps to ensure the Cerner EMR runs as effectively and securely on the end user device as it does in the data center.

Alaa Adel

Managing Director, Cerner Middle East & Africa

As the managing director of Cerner Middle East and Africa, Alaa Adel “AJ’ focuses on client satisfaction and organizational growth in the region. He values clients and their partnership with Cerner, and he supports them in improving and providing the best healthcare to their communities.

Previously, as the senior director and general manager of Saudi Arabia and Africa, AJ led a team of client accountable executives who worked closely with our global clients. He made an impact on clients and Cerner by leading his team to be trusted partners in helping our partner organizations achieve their goals and objectives.

Who Will Attend

Senior management members with the below job titles from leading public and private healthcare organizations in the region:

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Digital Officers
  • Chief Medical Information Officers
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Commercial Officer
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Head of Imaging
  • Head of Radiology
  • Clinical Heads
  • Head of Informatic

About Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL) is a unique family of businesses that helps organizations and individuals build their digital future and transform how they work, live, and play. The company provides customers with the industry’s broadest and most innovative technology and services portfolio spanning from edge to core to cloud. For more information, visit https://www.dell.com/

About Cerner

Cerner is the leading U.S. supplier of health care information technology solutions that optimize clinical and financial outcomes. Around the world, health organizations ranging from single-doctor practices to entire countries turn to Cerner (NASDAQ: CERN) for our powerful yet intuitive solutions. Cerner offers clients a dedicated focus on health care, an end-to-end solution and service portfolio, and proven market leadership.


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