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CIO 200 Awards – Bahrain Chapter Concludes Successfully

The CIO 200 TECHtalk and Global CIO Awards held in association with the Artificial Intelligence Society Bahrain at The Gulf Hotel on 7th November 2018, celebrated the achievements and path-breaking projects of the CIOs and IT Heads from the kingdom.

The Global CIO Forum represents IT Executives and CIOs 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.

The Global CIO Forum grows IT leaders, speaks with one voice on issues facing CIOs, and builds a vendor-neutral community for safe exchange of ideas and best practices.

The Global CIO Forum brings the world’s biggest roadshow which will take place in UAE, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt, India, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Jassim Haji, President of the Artificial Intelligence Society inaugurated the forum. In the wake of the fourth industrial revolution, organizations across the Middle East are beginning to realise the shift globally towards AI and advanced technologies. Dr. Haji said – “While much of Artificial Intelligence technology is still fairly rudimentary at the moment, we can expect sophisticated AI to soon significantly impact our everyday lives. The AI society is to convert Bahrain into a regional center for AI Research & Development and attract multinational silicon companies to the kingdom.”

Tushar Sahoo, Managing Director of GEC Media Group said – “CIO 200 is not a competition but a celebration. The awards recognize the work of the CIOs from various sectors in the digital transformations of the organizations. We celebrated every single project of the winners, be it big or small that has succeeded in bringing a difference to the organization.”

“The categories in which we have distinguished the winners is purely based on the career span of the CIO and their achievements. The categories are Next-gen (5 to 15 years of experience), Leader (10 – 15), Master (Above 20) and Legend (Life time achievement),” he added.

“The Kingdom of Bahrain has always been a catalyst in openly adopting emerging technologies. The interactions that we had with the CIOs during the process showed us how the decision makers have set their eyes on a long-term vision in developing the region on the path of digital excellence. We are grateful to the support that we received from the senior leaderships of the region. We are also thankful to The AI Society Bahrain for associating with the event under the leadership of Dr. Jassim Haji, President of the AI Society,” commented Anushree Dixit, Editor, GEC Media Group.

“This has been a successful event and first CIO award ever held in Bahrain. We hope CIO 200 continues in the kingdom for years to follow with larger participations,” added Dr. Haji.

The champions of the Bahrain chapter are –

Name Designation Organization Category
Dr. Jassim Haji President AI Society Bahrain Legend
Amal Shaheen CIO Civil Service Bureau Legend
Dr. Ahmed Nasser Assistant Secretary General IT & Finance Shura council Bahrain Legend
Ebrahim Al Tamimi Director IT HRH Prime Minister’s Office Kingdom of Bahrain Legend
Ahmed Mohammed Buhazza Deputy Chairman Bahrain IT Society Legend
Mahmood Al Adraj Senior Manager – Information Technology Bahrain National Holding (BNH) Legend
Khalid Jalal Sr. Group ICT Manager GARMCO Legend
Mohammed Al Anni CIO Gulf University Master
Ashraf Atabani CIO United Gulf Bank Master
Sayed Hashmi CIO ALBA Master
Ali Soufi CIO University of Bahrain Master
Salman Abdullah CIO Credimax Master
Ahmed A. Seyadi IT Head Khaleeji Commercial Bank Master
Jameel Al Sharaf CIO Kanoo Group Master
Ahmed saleh albalooshi Managing director Fintech it services Master
Jawed Akhtar CIO Ebrahim K. kanoo BSC Master
Khaled Janahi IT Head Seef Properties Leader
Jaffar AlBaroodi IT Head Alayam Leader
Mohamed Mosbah IT Head FAB (First Abu Dhabi Bank) Leader
Ali Jassim Ahmed Alaradi Director IT Minstry of Foriegn Affairs Leader
Mohammed Sater IT Head Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company Leader
Fawaz Shakralla IT Head BIPD – Bahrain Institute for Political Development Leader
Ahmed Albalooshi CIO Al Baraka Banking Group Leader
Ahmed Faisal CIO National Motor Company Next Gen
SHIBU ABRAHAM HEAD OF IT & LOGISTICS BAHRAIN DUTY FREE Next Gen
Khuldoon ALI ALTUBINI IT Manager Riyad bank Next Gen
Abubakar Arshad CISO Telecommunications Regulatory Authority Next Gen
Hasan Isam Naser Muhi Head of Information Security KFH Bahrain Next Gen
Mohammed Buallay CTO KIWI Next Gen
Dr. Mohamed Abu Hassan Director IT Municipality Directorates Next Gen
Dr Yousif AlMAs Chief Digital Officer Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) Leader
Dr Budoor Mohammed Buhejji Head of acadamic group Gifted Students Centre – Bahrain Leader

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