About the Country

TeleGeography says that Algeria’s commercial introduction of 4G LTE services took place in October 2016 – less than three years after its launch of 3G – and whilst the combined 4G network footprint of the country’s three cellcos Mobilis, Djezzy and Ooredoo has reached a presence in all 48 provinces, significant improvements are still required, evidenced by regulatory fines issued to the trio in 2020 for unsatisfactory 4G coverage.

Algeria’s three cellcos Mobilis, Djezzy and Ooredoo will receive new frequencies in the 2300MHz spectrum band for the first time as part of initiatives to improve data speeds and quality of mobile broadband internet access, it has been announced by Minister of Post & Telecommunications Brahim Boumzar, as reported by Agence Ecofin.

The move was decided at a meeting to assess the implementation of national telecoms sector plans’ mobile network components for the first quarter of 2021.

About the Event

The role of a CIO is one of the most criticalone 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 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/IT Executives.





02.05 pm

WC200S Welcome Note

Global CIO Forum

02.15 pm

World CIO 200 – Country IT Outlook

Abdullah Albaz, KSA Sales Manager, Pure Storage

02.30 pm

“Dont Backup Go Forward With Rubrik”

Presenter : Mr. Mohammed Tamimi – Regional Sales Director, Rubrik

03.00 pm

World CIO 200 Summit- Inspire 10 on 10

Sourav Sinha, CIO, Indigo Airlines

03.15 pm

Cross Border panel

Saiful Bakhtiar Osman Malaysian Aviation Commission Head, ICT Malaysia | ABDUL RAHIM AHMAD SECP CIOPak | Venkatesh MahadevanDubai Investments CIO UAE & Mohammed Mahnashi Ministry of Foreign Affairs ICT Consultant KSA

04.00 pm

Technology Panel: Enabling business and digital transformation as part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030

Rajesh Chandramohan, IT Director Tamimi Markets | Abdelmajed Fadol, Cyber Security GRC Manager- A/CISO | Yousef Mohammad Mhana, Principal Systems Engineer EMEA Middle East, Pure Storage & Abdul Rehman Tariq Butt, Regional Sales Director, MEA, Pulse Secure

04.30 pm

CIO 200 Country Awards

Awards ceremony

04.45 pm

Closing Note

Global CIO Forum

04.45 pm to 06.00 pm


Booth visits, Lounge meetings, Meetings and call scheduling


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