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GCF holds its first Reboot event on work-life balance

On January 27, the Global CIO Forum launched its first Unite CIO Meet, a part of its new initiative, Reboot. The theme of the first event held in UAE was work-life balance. GCF Reboot focuses on striking an equilibrium between four pillars: Wellness, Fitness, Nutrition & Engage. It aims to provide CIO community members an opportunity to interact with the experts from these four pillars which can help them imbibe the benefits of an all-round wellbeing.

Following delegates attended the Unite CIO Meet:

  • Pankaj Bajaj, Capital Health
  • Mohammad, Shahzad, Dubai Developments
  • Ajay Rathi, DAMAC Group
  • Vinay Sharma, Group IT Director, Gulftainer
  • Jayakumar Mohanachandran, Easa Saleh Al Gurg
  • Syed Naqvi, Al Hilal Bank
  • Shailesh Mani, Flemingo International
  • Muhamed Noufel, Royal Continental Hotels & Suites
  • Atul Aggarwal, Ceasers Bluewaters
  • Nithin Geo Thomas, Amity University
  • Venkatesh Mahadevan, Dubai Investments
  • Anshul Srivastav, Emirates Post

The 12 CIOs spoke on 12 topics including Track your time, Determining your priorities, Set specific goals, Schedule meticulously, Establish boundaries, Health is priority, Nurture family and relations, Have enough me time, Exercise your options, Work smarter not harder, Know when to ask for help and Leave work at work. The CIOs not only got an opportunity to unwind but the event also served as a platform to build network.

Anshul Srivastav of Emirates Post said, “A CIO today is like a father-figure in the organisation. He has to run the company like a father does, meanwhile business has to understand how integral the role of a CIO is. Hence, it is very important that the strategic roles and priorities are set and the business gives them ample platforms to exercise their options.” 

“As a professional, you always have two kinds of priorities, long-term and short-term,” said Nithin Geo Thomas of Amity University. “People often tend to think that long-term planning is priority, but planning for the short-term is key as that determines how rapidly you can standardise your work-life balance and act upon it.”

The event was held at Topgolf. Topgolf Entertainment Group is a technology-enabled global sports and entertainment community that connects people in meaningful ways through the experiences we create, the innovation we champion and the good that we do. What started as a simple idea to enhance the game of golf has grown into a movement where people from all walks of life connect at the intersection of technology and sports entertainment.

About GCF Reboot

Wellbeing is about connecting the right dots. A united mind, body and soul can work wonders. GCF Reboot focuses on striking an equilibrium between 4 pillars: Wellness, Fitness, Nutrition & Engage. We provide CIO community members an opportunity to interact with the experts from these 4 pillars which can help them imbibe the benefits of an all-round wellbeing. The Global CIO Forum believes in overall wellbeing of CIOs and how they can uplift the life of their colleagues, friends and family. To know more click here.

About Global CIO Forum

The role of a CIO is one of the most critical one 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’s mission is to 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 and IT executives. To know more visit https://globalcioforum.com.

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