About the Country

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. The Kingdom 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.

In line with this vision, The World CIO 200 Summit 2020 will bring together the digital leaders who have gone the extra mile in living up to the expectations of their organization and thereby the nation. Join the country’s top CIOs at The World CIO Summit 2020 as we divulge industry pivotal areas through our focused keynotes, TECHTalk and expert panel discussio

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.





03.00 pm

WC200S Welcome Note

Global CIO Forum

03.05 pm

World CIO 200 Country Opening Keynote

Country Ambasaddor

03.15 pm

World CIO 200 Country IT Outlook

Country Headline Sponsor session

03.30 pm

IT Transformation Country Case Study

Cross Country Customer + Solution Provider Panel Discussion

04.00 pm

2021 Outlook

Vendor Business Case

04.15 pm

20121 Outlook

Vendor/Partner Business Case

04.30 pm

CIO 200 Country Awards

Awards ceremony

05.00 pm

Closing Note

Global CIO Forum


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