Carrying forward its legacy of the past five years, The World CIO 200 Summit 2021 has reached its culmination point and is scheduled to take place on 5th and 6th December 2021 at Topaz Ballroom, Fairmont Ajman in UAE. This year the theme of the event is “#ChangeX”.
The top CIOs from their respective countries will arrive in the United Arab Emirates for the grand finale in UAE.
This year, the roadshow has covered 36+ countries and provided a platform for 200+ exhibitors with 300+ engaging sessions. Over 4,000 C-Level executives have been recognised in the 2021 edition.
The event partners of The World CIO 200 Summit include Dell Technologies, Mindware, Automation Anywhere, Arcon, Logitech, AWS, Redington, Zero&One, Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Pure Storage, VAD, Akamai, Veritas, BMB, Exclusive Networks, F5, StorIT, Infoblox, Citrix, Laserfiche, TechnePlus, Spectrum Networks, Infinite Blue, BITS, Paessler, Secure Net, Finesse, Commvault, PROW at the Forefront and RNS Technology Services.
The summit will 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 relevant C-level IT decision-makers flown in from 36+ Countries.
Highlights of The World CIO 200 Summit Grand Finale
- 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.
The World CIO 200 Summit 2021 grand finale will be inaugurated by Ronak Samantaray, CEO, Global CIO Forum and Anushree Dixit, Global Head of Content and Strategic Alliances, Global CIO Forum with their welcome address.
The first day of the event will be joined by the top industry’s leaders including Sandrine El Khodry, Vice president Middle East and Africa, Alcatel Lucent Enterprise; Krishnan Gopi, CEO, TMRW; Venkatesh Mahadevan, CIO, Dubai Investments; Dinesh Chandra, Regional VP and Head of ME, Automation Anywhere; Faisil Syed, Digital Transformation Manager, SEHA Abu Dhabi; Samer Semaan, Channel Manager Middle East, Pure Storage; Loubna IMENCHAL, Vice-President and Head of Logitech for Enterprise business AMECA at Logitech Africa Middle East Turkey Central Asia; and Soheyl Kadjani, SVP and Head of Technology Strategy, Transformation and Fabric First Abu Dhabi Bank.
The event will also witness panel discussion on The UAE Tech Panel with panelists including Qusai Almeqdadi, Senior Manager, Ernst and Young; Jayakumar Mohanachandran, Group Chief Information Officer, Easa Saleh Al Gurg; Arul Jose Vigin, Head of Information Technology, DIFC Courts; andWalid Elsaher, Director of Information Technology, Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone.
Further there will be a panel discussion on AI Transforming the Future: Promises, Opportunities, and Challenges of Artificial Intelligence with panelists including Dr Jassim Haji, President, Artificial Intelligence Society; Emmanuel R – Co-Director, Global AI Ethics Institute; Aco Momcilovik, Co-Director – Global AI Ethics Institute and Co-Founder – IGOAI Country Advisor: Croatia; Dr Thiago Felipe S. Avanci, Lawyer, Professor of Law, Board Member – CEST/POLI/USP; IGOAI; GAIEI; FISP; Jamal Berrich, Professor and Member of ‘Maison de l’intelligence artificielle’ – Mohammed First University Oujda; Jorge Sebastiao, Co-Founder – Global Blockchain Organisation; Moderator Dr Manal Jalloul – Founder, AI Lab; Certified Instructor and University Ambassador, NVIDIA; Lecturer, American University of Beirut.
The second day of the event will begin with a morning yoga and wellness session with Ektaa Sibal, Global Wellness Ambassador – Global CIO Forum and India’s #1 Inner-Self Transformation Specialist.
The event will also be joined by the top keynote speakers including Anil Bhandari, Chief Mentor ANB and Arcon; Adeshola Onadipe, World Peace Ambassador; Abidali Neemuchwala, Chairman and CEO, Compass Digital Acquisition Corporation and Venkatesh Mahadevan, CIO, Dubai Investments; Ali El Kontar, Founder and CEO, Zero&One; Setiaji Setiaji, ICT Department of West Java Province Head of Department; Gaurav Mazumdar, Grammy Nominated Sitarist and Music Composer and Educator; Abidali Neemuchwala, Chairman and CEO, Compass Digital Acquisition Corporation and Venkatesh Mahadevan, CIO, Dubai Investments; Abdul Rahim; Spectrum Networks; Natalie Hore, Founder, Azraq; Wissam Al Adany, CIO, Ghabbour Auto; Selestin Thomas, Nissan Digital General Manager – Digital Technology and IT Infra; and Ektaa Sibal, Global Wellness Ambassador – Global CIO Forum | India’s #1 Inner-Self Transformation Specialist.
The last day of the event will be wrapped up with yoga and workout.
The World CIO 200 Summit has four award categories including Legend CIO, Leader CIO, Master CIO, and Next-generation CIO:
- Legend CIO: Lifetime achievement awards.
- Master CIO: Experience of more than 15-20 years and unparalleled technological experience in a career life span.
- Leader: CIO: Experience of 10-15 years and multiple domain expertise.
- Next-generation CIO: Experience of 5-10 years or less and undertaken mammoth projects in a less span of time.
About The World CIO 200 Summit
Established in 2017, The CIO 200 Summit is a multi-country CIO felicitation ceremony that recognises the 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.
2020 was an extraordinary year for almost every organisation, as it grappled with the fallout from the pandemic. The CIO 200 Summit 2020 toured 26 countries and gathered over 3000+ representatives in a few 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 Roadshow 2020 featured exclusive invitations for country-specific briefings, celebrated the contributions of local CIOs and offered post-event networking opportunities. Moreover, participants were tapped into the collective wisdom of advisory boards and subject matter experts.
During the grand finale of the World CIO 200 Roadshow, the #DXInspire 2020 Awards recognised 20 path-breaking organisations that have redefined digital transformation to its core.
However, CIOs from organisations in the UAE, who have been the catalyst in bringing about change in this challenging year, were honoured with this award. The winners also received blockchain certificates.