Global CIO Forum launched the 2021 edition of The World CIO 200 Summit with a theme #Change. The first virtual event of the World CIO 200 Summit Bahrain edition was successfully held on 7th September. The event witnessed highly interactive sessions with keynote speakers at the GCF Virtual Arena.
Carrying forward its legacy of the past five years, this year, the annual summit is going to cover 36+ countries and provide a platform for 200+ exhibitors with 300+ engaging sessions. Over 4,000 C-Level executives will be recognised in the 2021 edition.
The event partners of The World CIO 200 Summit were Infoblox, F5, Exclusive Networks, BMB, Laserfiche, Veritas, Finesse and Arcon.
The World CIO 200 Summit- Bahrain edition was opened by CEO Ronak Samantaray, Global Head, Content and Strategic Alliances, Anushree Dixit, and Dr Jassim Haji, President, International Group of Artificial Intelligence – IGOAI.
During the event, there were four speaker keynote speakers and one panel discussion. The event was followed by The World CIO 200 awards. The event was streamed live from the virtual arena and on Vimeo also.
Here are the highlights of the various speaker keynote presentations.
In the opening keynote address Ahmed Mohamed Buhazza, Vice Chairman, Bahrain ICT Society talked about digital acceleration and the impact of pandemic.
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Speaking at the event, Rajiv Arora, Global CIO, Siemens discussed the future role of CIOs and the upcoming role of IT in the future.
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Shibu Abraham, Head of IT and Logistics, Bahrain Duty Free talked about travel retail and how dynamic it is.
Cross Border panel: Leadership in Post Pandemic – cross-border view
The panel discussion was moderated by Arun Shankar, Editor, GEC Media Group with panelists including Samuel Amanor, CEO, BlueSPACE, Africa, Khalid Jalal, Senior Group ICT Manager of GARMCO and Munir Ahmad, Executive Director/CIO United Company of Pakistan on Leadership in Post Pandemic – cross-border view.
Ahmed Farid, Territory Account Manager, Infoblox spoke about digital transformation and said for every organisation this is a need to take it for survival in today’s world.
The announced winners of The World CIO 200 Summit – Bahrain edition include:
|Name||Organisation||Organisation Category||Winner Category|
|Khaled, AlKhalifa||Supreme Council of Health||Healthcare||Legend|
|Mohamed, Albenjasim||Bahrain Airport Services||Aerospace or Defense Contractor||Leader|
|Sayed Ali, Sharaf||Tatweer Petroleum||Oil or Gas||Leader|
|Hasan, Murad||Royal Humanitarian Foundation||Nonprofit||Master|
|Ali, Alaradi||Ministry of Foreign affairs||Government||Legend|
|Hasan Isam Naser, Muhi||Kuwait Finance House Bahrain||Financial Services and Banking||Master|
|Anas, Kamaluddin||YBA Kanoo||Supply Chain & Logistics||Legend|
|Fru Christian, Bills||Sadad electronic payment system||Financial Services and Banking||Leader|
|Shibu, Abraham||Bahrain Duty Free||Retail Wholesale or Distribution||Master|
|Mohamed Sanad, Mohamed Sanad||AEG Bahrain||IT||Master|
|Rami, Ayoob||Spark Tech Solutions||IT||Master|
Critical Elements of World CIO 200
- BOTS- The Annual CIO Handbook.
- Grand Finale with 2 days of networking, collaboration, knowledge sharing and CAC.
- Tech Talk: The most novel way of making your presentations come alive.
- DX Inspire Awards: Global 20 Recognition for the most Transformative Projects and Solutions.
What is new this year
The 2021 edition is ready to build roadmaps for strategic decision making and identify yardsticks that are the key drivers of growth in the digital world. While CIOs can pick on sessions to help them fast-track their growth, the solution providers can build their brand, present their solutions and network with 500+ relevant C-level IT decision-makers flown in from 14 countries.
The top CIOs from respective countries will arrive in the United Arab Emirates for the grand finale in an all-expense-paid trip, on 17-18th November 2021. The event will also be part of the Dubai Expo 2020.
With the successful completion of The World CIO 200 Summit- Bahrain edition, the next event will take place in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – KSA edition on 9th September through the Global CIO Forum virtual arena.