The World CIO 200 Roadshow 2020, organised by the Global CIO Forum, will tour Bahrain on November 25. It will bring together digital leaders in Bahrain, who have gone the extra mile in living up to the expectations of their organisation, and thereby the nation.
Date: November 25, 2020 | Time: 2.00PM – 4.15PM AST | To participate, click here.
Bahrain is emerging as a regional frontrunner in digital transformation, having long recognized the important contribution of technology to its economy in propelling growth, accelerating economic diversification and generating jobs. Bahrain has been quick to implement reforms to enhance the operating environment for technology-driven businesses. One of the key drivers of Bahrain’s growth is its positive business environment. It offers a tried-and-tested legal and regulatory environment and has the least restrictions on foreign ownership. Bahrain is also the proud home to a respected financial services sector with more than four decades of experience. According to government figures, the number of Bahraini tech start-ups has grown to 75 companies, which highlights the growing importance of entrepreneurship to the kingdom’s economic growth.
Agenda for Bahrain
|Time (local)||Session||Hosted by||Designation|
|02.00 pm||CIO 200 welcome note||Anushree Dixit||Global Head – Content & Strategic Alliances, GEC Media Group|
|02.10 pm||Country opening keynote||Dr Jassim Haji||President, AI Society Bahrain|
|02.25 pm||AI changing life.||Horst W Gonska||Manging Partner – Evidence-Based Interaction|
|02.40 pm||How AI will play a pivotal role in post-pandemic workplace – Empowering organisations to build a resilient infrastructure with AI||Dr Zahra Rashid Al Rawahi||Director of Innovation Capacity Building & Support, Ministry of Higher Education, Oman|
|02.55 pm||Leaders of the Future: Dealing with Uncertainties in the Present and Post Pandemic world||Ektaa Sibal||India’s No 1 Inner-Self Transformation Specialist|
|3.10pm||On the importance of having a multicultural approach of technology ethics.||Emmanuel Goffi, PHD||Director – Observatory of Ethics & AI|
|04.00 pm||The World CIO 200 Awards||Anushree Dixit||Global Head – Content & Strategic Alliances, GEC Media Group|
|04.15 pm||Closing Note|
Global CIO Forum is all set to take the concept of cross-border panel discussion several notches higher with the Cross-border 104 initiative. As a part of the 2020 edition of the World CIO 200 Summit, as also to bring out the flavour of 26 participating countries further, Global CIO Forum will be conducting a cross-border panel discussion in all the 26 countries.
A panel of 4 technology decision-makers from 4 countries will put forward their opinions and outlook on how technology will be revisited in 2021, and how the respective countries are taking strides towards a better future.
Global CIO Forum is extending an invitation to all participants to be a part of the Cross-border 104, an industry-first initiative which will see 104 CIOs in attendance. The format will be:
- 1 CIO from host country + 3 CIOs from other participating countries
- This to be repeated in all 26 countries
- This will result in 26 cross-border panels and a total of 104 participating CIOs
Cross-border 104 for Bahrain
|Aliasgar Bohari||Zulekha Hospitals||Director IT||UAE|
|Ashish Khanna||Oberoi Hotels and Resorts||Deputy Vice President – IT||India|
|Adam Lalani||Westminster City Council||EUC Manager||United Kingdom|
|Khalid Jalal||GARMCO||Senior Group ICT Manager||Bahrain|
INSPIRE Talks 10 on 10
This novel initiative will feature 10 path-breaking sector case studies from the participating countries. It will also feature the top CIOs from respective sectors, who will speak about how their organisation has been the ‘Catalyst’ in bringing about change in this challenging year. Each session’s duration will be 10 minutes.
INSPIRE Talks 10 on 10 highlights
- Each session is 10 minutes long
- The speaking session would be for 2 CIOs from the 26 countries, to be decided after confirmation, to ensure leveraged mileage
- Each session will feature a presentation, including videos and demos, that will boost interest
- Dedicated social media promotions and emailers announcing the 10 on 10 speakers
- Sessions to be distributed to other participating countries as well, through dedicated EDMs
- Recognition in DX INSPIRE AWARDS 2020 for Transformative Project
- Coverage of 2 full-page in the next edition of Business Transformation magazine
The World CIO 200 Roadshow 2020 will feature exclusive invitation-only country specific briefings, celebrate the contributions of local CIOs and offer post-event networking opportunities. Moreover, participants can tap into the collective wisdom of advisory boards and subject matter experts.
The World CIO 200 Roadshow 2020 will offer a choice of over 10 certification courses for IT heads to hone their skills and get certified, while earning credentials. The event will host an array of training sessions and visitors will have the option to pick and participate in the ones that are most relevant to them.
In short, The World CIO 200 Roadshow 2020 is set to be a unique and unrivalled opportunity for participants to understand market dynamics and latest trends, gather intelligence and insights, or become a part of a growing community of thought leaders.
About CIO 200 Summit
Established in 2017, The CIO 200 Summit is a multi-country CIO felicitation ceremony that recognises achievements of digital leaders. The CIO 200 Awards are not a competition but a celebration of the amazing lives of CIOs and their game-changing careers.
The 2019 edition of the event toured 15 countries and gathered over 3000+ delegates over a span of three months. Key stakeholders tabled roadmaps for strategic decision making and identified yardsticks that are the key drivers of growth in the digital world.
The World CIO 200 Summit 2019 concluded over December 09-10 with a gala event at the Double Tree Hilton in Ras Al Khaimah.
The two-day event witnessed engaging thought leadership from all speakers. Exemplary engagement with the delegates was seen from Dave Crane, Award Winning International Speaker; Venkatesh Mahadevan, CIO, Dubai Investments; Sobha Singh, Director, Oracle Corporation; Dr Erdal Ozkaya, Cybersecurity Advisor and Head of Information Security at Standard Chartered Bank; John Mattone, Executive Coach of Steve Jobs; and Dr K Hari Prasad, President Apollo Hospitals Group, India.
The workings of The World CIO 200 Summit 2019 was advised by the INSPIRE committee including Dr Esam Al Falasi MOE UAE, Venkatesh Mahadevan Dubai Investment, Ajay Rathi DHA UAE, Yahya Al Mawali, Dr Jassim Haji AI Society Bahrain, Mohammed Mahnashi MOF Saudi Arabia, and Ashith P from Almasa Capital.
The official ribbon cutting and inauguration of The World CIO 200 Summit 2019 event was done by senior government leaders from the GCC including Dr Esam AlFalasi, Director of IT, Ministry of Economy; Mohammed Mahnashi, ICT Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia; Dr Ali Jassim Al Aradi, Director of IT, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahrain; Eng Suleiman Al Kharashi, Deputy Minister of Finance, Saudi Arabia; and Dr Thalaya AlFozan, Director IT, Ministry of Finance, Kuwait.
Sponsors of The World CIO 200 Summit 2019 event included Dell Technologies, Intel, Guardian One Technologies, Mindware, StorIT, Spectrum Networks, Netapp, Purestorage, Tahaluf Al Emarat, Nutanix, Rittal Middle East, Sai Global, Spire Solutions, BITS, Veritas, Rubrik, EMT Technologies, Techneplus, Datacare, Exclusive Network, Cloudhost, Finesse, Logicom, Zebra.
Supporting partners of The World CIO 200 Summit 2019 event included MCIT Saudi Arabia, Shura Council Bahrain, CIO Klub India, Ghana Chamber of Technology, Tech Pakistan, NIC, AI Society Bahrain, LOCO Service Pakistan, Awwal.
The highlights from the 2019 edition can be seen here.
About Global CIO Forum
The role of a CIO is one of the most critical one in today’s business and industry. Today, CIOs hold the future of innovation, productivity and competitiveness in their hands. At the Global CIO Forum, we not only provide our members with an exchange forum for best IT leadership strategies and practices to enhance business results, but we are also developing a strong voice to ensure that CIOs are represented at key industry and government decision tables. In other words: Integrate. Influence. Impact.
The Global CIO Forum’s mission is to represents IT Executives and CIOs globally. Currently working in META region and with expansion plans globally, the Global CIO Forum is a non-profit community of CIOs and IT leaders whose mission is to facilitate networking, sharing of best practices and executive development, and to collaborate on issues faced by the CIOs and IT executives.