In what can be termed as one of the region’s largest CIO gathering ever, Ashith Piriyattiath, Group Head of IT at Al Masah Capital and Ahmed Ebrahim AlAhmad, CIO of Nakheel were crowned with the prestigious CIO of the Year Award.
The CIO 200 TECHtalk and META CIO Awards held at The Armani Hotel Burj Khalifa on 10th May 2018, celebrated the achievements and path-breaking projects of CIOs and IT Heads from the UAE, Oman, Qatar and Turkey in the first round of the CIO 200 Roadshow.
The Top 8 finalist of the CIO of the Year were; Esam AlFalasi, Director IT, Ministry of Economy; Mahmoud Kamal, Group CIO at Habtoor Hospitality; Ahmed Kajoor, Director IT of Dubai Municipality; Ajay Rathi, Director IT, Meraas Holding; Ashith Piriyattiath, Group Head of IT at Al Masah Capital; Kumar Prasoon, Group CIO of Al Safeer Group; and Ahmed Ebrahim AlAhmad, CIO of Nakheel.
The winners were chosen on the basis on number of votes received as well as the sustainability and excellence of the project details submitted to the jury.
The esteemed jury for the 2018 Awards were; Dr. Jassim Haji, Technology Leader; Mr. Mohammed Mahnashi, ICT Advisor at Ministry of Finance, KSA; and Dr. Usman Zafar, CEO of DUC International Consulting.
The 2018 UAE edition of the CIO 200 Awards and TECHtalk was partnered and sponsored by
Platinum Partner – NetApp
Gold Partner – Aruba HPE, AGC Networks, Avaya
Risk and Compliance partner – Arcon
Networking Partner – Juniper
Security Training Partner – SANS
Storage Partner – Toshiba
Application Partner – Epicor
Supporting Partner – BITS Secure IT, Rittal, ValueMentor, Finesse
Registration Partner – Cloud4C
Stay tuned for the winner list!