The World CIO 200 Summit 2021 successfully completed West Africa- Ghana, Nigeria, and Ivory Coast edition on 11th October 2021 at the GCF Virtual Arena. Carrying forward its legacy of the past five years, this year, the roadshow 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 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.
Legend 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.
The World CIO 200 Summit West Africa- Ghana, Nigeria, and Ivory Coast edition was hosted by Gurleen Kaur. Ronak Samantaray, CEO, GEC Media Group started the event with his welcome note.
During the event, there were four-speaker keynote speakers. The event was followed by World CIO 200 awards. The event was streamed live from the virtual arena and on Vimeo also.
World CIO 200 Country IT Outlook
Shimelis Legesse, CIO, Dashen Bank talked about the World CIO 200 Country IT Outlook and shared his viewpoint at The World CIO 200 – West Africa and said, “These days process automation is again very crucial because as we learnt from the Covid, the pandemic has forced us to work from different corners of the country. In process automation, we must identify all our business process because once the business process is identified then we are properly automating this process. This is again one of the contributions for the encouragement of the data dream journey as well. So automation has to be one of the key focus areas. It can be by the internal team of the bank or by the external teams of the company and there are other areas also where we can sort. This process can really mature business requirements as well.”
Leadership in post-pandemic: A cross border review
Tunisia Imen Hbiri discussed Leadership in post-pandemic: A cross border review and shared her opinion at The World CIO 200 – West Africa edition and said, “Agricultural field is an exponential market where global population is growing and food production demand is increasing. Our company has introduced digital tools to overcome this exponential growth in food needs. Digital transformation in the agriculture field helps to stimulate innovation and sustainable agri-food system.”
Olatunji Kehinde from Veritas Technologies LLC addressed a very informative session on Transformation Outlook and said Veritas is a privately owned data management company trusted by 93% of Fortune 100 companies. He added, “specially in the pandemic we see that expectation for service and online delivery has heightened and increased. Also, one of the key pillars which Veritas provide is helping customers to protect their data regardless of what data they have, regardless of where the data is located and making sure that the data is recoverable regardless of whatever has happened.”
Kgomotso Mantu, Infrastructure Manager, CEDA discussed the 2021 outlook and said as an IT expert in CEDA, I have been helping CEDA to achieve its target. He also stated that there are so many things which are happened in the last two years due to the pandemic and this period has raised digital transformation.
The announced winners of The World CIO 200 Summit – West Africa: Ghana, Nigeria, and Ivory Coast edition include:
|Marcel Obou||Chief Information Officer||Standard Bank Group|
|Nigue Mel||Chief Technical and Information Officer||Moov Africa CÃ´te d’Ivoire|
|Christophe Seuneu||Chief Information Security Officer||Bridge Bank Group|
|Abdoulaye Toure||Chief Information Security Officer||Radio Diffusion Television Ivoirienne|
|Venance Konan||Chief Information Officer||BNP Paribas|
|Eloge Beonao||Chief Information Officer||MTN|
|Emmanuel Morka||Chief Information Officer||Access Bank- Ghana PLC|
|Olumuyiwa Theophilus||Chief Information Officer||Franko Farms|
|Raphael Anyidoho||Head, Information Technology Infrastructure Unit – CISO||Agricultural Development Bank Ghana|
|Francis Boachie||Deputy Chief Information Technology Officer||University Of Ghana|
|Kofi Nti||Information Technology Manager||Mantrac Ghana Limited|
|Bright Ameme||Head, Information Technology Engineering||Fidelity Bank Gh|
|Edwin Akrofi||Head of Information Technology||First Atlantic Finance Limited|
|Albert Fokuo||Information Technology Service Manager, Africa Region||Newmont Ghana Gold Limited|
|Francis Wilson||Head of Information Technology Infrastructure||Hubtel|
|Bram De jong||Information Technology Project Manager||Meridian Port Services Limited|
|Kankson Kpentey||Sourcing Lead for Information Technology and Services Category||Stanbic Bank Ghana|
|Richard Fosu||Group Head of Information Technology||Databank Financial Services|
|Nana Peprah||Lead – Information Technology and Compliance||Dreamoval|
|Charles Kwarteng||Deputy Information Technology Manager – Business Systems Analyst||Mantrac Ghana Limited|
|Joseph Djomeda||Vice President of Solution Delivery and Information Technology||Dreamoval|
|Neric Asangbah||Principal Information Technology Security Officer||Ghana National Petroleum Corporation|
|Treve Albert||Information Technology Security Officer||Ghana National Petroleum Corporation|
|Rexford Oduro||Information Security Officer||Cal Bank|
|Adewunmi Olusegun||Head – Information Technology||Swifta Systems and Services International|
|Lewis Duah||Information Technology Audit Manager||Stanbic Bank Ghana|
|Emmanuel, Morka||Chief Information Officer||Access Bank Ghana|
|Soji Famoroti||Chief Information Officer||Universal Horizon Ltd|
|Randy Bikraj||Chief Information Officer||Mtn Nigeria|
|Prasanna Burri||Group Chief Information Officer||Dangote Group|
|Richard Amafonye||Chief Information Officer||Wema Bank Plc|
|Onyebuchi Akosa||Group Chief Information Officer||Uba Group|
|Ajay Satyarthi||Chief Information Officer||Globacom|
|Favour Oyewole||Group Chief Information Security Officer||Access Bank Plc|
|Clement Okafor||Acting Chief Information Security Office||Keystone Bank|
|Emmanuel Morka||Chief Information Officer||Access Bank Plc|
|Ibikunle Jimo||Chief Information Officer||9Mobile|
|Okey Iroegbu||Chief Information Officer||Stanbic Ibtc|
|Sina Ayegbusi||Chief Information Officer||Guaranty Trust Bank|
|Mezie Emelonye||Chief Information Security Officer||Zinox Technologies|
|Olumide Olorode||Chief Information Officer||Nigeria Lng Limited|
|Kunle Bcmp||Chief Information Officer||Niger Insurance Plc.|
|Ike Felix||Chief Information Technology Officer||teamapt|
|Christian Odey||Chief Information Officer||Guaranty Trust Bank|
|Sonam Mallik||Head IT||Jotna Nigeria Limited|
|Onyebuchi Akosa||Group Chief Information Officer||UBA Group|
|Olusina Ayegbusi||Chief Information Officer||Guaranty Trust Holding Company PLC|
Highlights of The World CIO 200 Summit:
- 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 5-6th December 2021 at Topaz Ballroom, Fairmont Ajman. The event will also be part of the Dubai Expo 2020.