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Global CIO Forum honours exemplary CIOs with the CIO 200 Country Awards

A key highlight at the grand finale of the World CIO 200 Roadshow, held on December 14 in a virtual convention centre, was the CIO 200 Country Awards. CIOs from organisations in the UAE, who have been the catalyst in bringing about change in this challenging year, were honoured with this award. The winners also received blockchain certificates. This year, the impressive lineup of exemplary CIOs included:

Name Organisation Designation Winning category
Damian O’Gara Kentech Group Group IT Director Legend
Mario Foster Al Naboodah Group Enterprises Group CIO Legend
Muhamed Noufel Royal Continental Hotels Group IT Manager Leader
Dr Erdal Ozkaya Standard Charted Bank Regional CISO Legend
Lt. Col. Hamad Khalifa Al Nuemi AD POlice GHQ Head of Telecom Division Legend
Faisil Syed SEHA Abu Dhabi Health Services Co SEHA Abu Dhabi Health Services Co Master
Jaleel Rahiman Prime Healthcare Group LLC IT Director Legend
Shah E Room Khan Emirates College of Technology IT Manager and Head of Information Technology Operation and Services Legend
Vinay Sharma Gulftainer Group IT Director Legend
HE Noor Al Noman Department of eGovernment Director Legend
Mustansir Aziz Gulf Diagnostic Center hospital Head of IT Legend
Syed Naqvi Al Hilal Bank Head of Data and Analytics Master
Yasser Quraishy Manzil Healthcare Services Executive Director – Digital Health and Innovation Master
ADITYA KAUSHIK Adyard Abudhabi LLC. Head of IT (Adyard) Legend
Khalfan Al Hassani Monitoring and Control Centre ICT Director Master
Muhammad Junaid Budhani United Al Saqer Group Group IT Manager Master
Aliasgar Bohari Zulekha Hospital Director – IT Legend
SHIJIN PRASAD R. S Cure Medical Centers Head of Information & Communication Technology Master
Jayesh Maganlal Majid Al Futtaim Properties CIO Legend
Sunando Chaudhuri Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company Head of IT Legend
Dr. Alaeddin Al-Badawna ADNOC Refining Vice President Legend
Nagesh Aswartha Alhamra Group VP Technology Master
SHAILESH MANI FLEMINGO INTERNATIONAL GM – IT Legend
Rabih Merhy Rotana Hotels Cluster Director of IT Leader
Pradeepkumar Nair Diyafah International Education IT Manager Master
Abraham Libu Varghese Gulf Marine Services PLC IT Manager Master
Mubarik Hussain Bloom Properties Director of IT Legend
Frank Watts Al Tayer Group Group CIO Legend
Khamis Abulani Rabdan Academy ICT advisor Legend
Krishnan Gopi GEMS Education Chief Disruption Officer Legend
Piyush Kumar Chowhan Lulu Group CIO Master
Ashraf Salah Hilton Worldwide Regional Director of IT Field Services – GCC Legend
Saif Al Siksek SEHA Abu Dhabi Health Services Co. Group Business Applications & Digital Transformation Director Master
Suresh Kumar Red Sea Housing Services Group Head – IT Master
Sunil Kumar Sharma Aldar Properties Vice President (CISO) Legend
Mamoun Alhomssey ADIB- Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Group CIO Legend
HAMED OBAID SEBAIT NASEIB AREIDAT Central Bank of UAE Director IT Operations Leader
Pankaj Bajaj Capital Health Head of IT Master
Dr. Jasim AlShams Dubai Media Group eCrim and Froud Section Manager Legend
Ali Hassan AlAssi Dar AlBer Society IT Project Manager Master
Abdalla Al Ali Dubai Multi Commodities Center IT Director Legend
Mohammad Khaled Gov VP – Critical Infrastructure Protections and Resilience Master
Tariq Khan Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation Chief Enterprise Architect Master
Prashant Nair Network International CISO Leader
Somnath Sarkar Mashreq Bank CISO Leader
Hussam Juma Dubai Customs Director of Service Innovation Departmenr Legend
Oliver Chester De Maiwat Holiday Factory LLC IT Manager Next -Gen
deepak jadhav dormakaba IT Next -Gen
Samit Jha Laticrete International IT Manager Master
Aliakbar Patwa NRS RELIEF FZCO IT MANAGER Leader
Mohammed Shahzad Dubai Developments Group Head of IT Master
Umesh Moolchandani Bin Dasmal Group Group IT Head Legend
Martin Wallgren Gulf Agency Company (GAC) Group CIO Legend
Javeria Aijaz Farnek Services Director ICT Leader
Khalid Saeed Al Shamsi Dubai Land Department Deputy Manager Technical Support, IT Department Legend
AJAY RATHI DAMAC GROUP VP-IT Legend
Hadi, Anwar Group 42 Group CIO Legend
Hala, AlAblam Dubai Business Women Development Association IT Social Media Psychologist Director Master
ROBERT, ARANIEGO EMRILL SERVICES LLC ASSISTANT ICT MANAGER Master
Sasidharan, Narayanan Mashreq Bank Head, Architecture & Service Composition Legend
Farruq, Ahmed PCFC (Ports, Customs & Freezone Corporation) Director – Product Development Legend
srinivasa, Narasimhaiah Julphar Gulf Pharmaceuticals Director IT Legend
Loay, AlNakhal Ministry Of Health and Prevention IT Innovation Consultan Legend
Ashith, Piriyattiath Regulus Capital CIO Legend
Venkatesh Mahadevan Dubai Investments CIO Legend
Dr. Hoda AlKhazaimi NYU Abu Dhabi CISO Legend

About The CIO 200 Summit

Established in 2017, The CIO 200 Summit is a multi-country CIO felicitation ceremony that recognises achievements of digital leaders. The CIO 200 Awards are not a competition but a celebration of the amazing lives of CIOs and their game-changing careers.

The 2019 edition of the event toured 15 countries and gathered over 3000+ delegates over a span of three months. Key stakeholders tabled roadmaps for strategic decision making and identified yardsticks that are the key drivers of growth in the digital world. The World CIO 200 Summit 2019 concluded over December 09-10 with a gala event at the Double Tree Hilton in Ras Al Khaimah.

The workings of The World CIO 200 Summit 2019 was advised by the INSPIRE committee including Dr Esam Al Falasi MOE UAE, Venkatesh Mahadevan Dubai Investment, Ajay Rathi DHA UAE, Yahya Al Mawali, Dr Jassim Haji AI Society Bahrain, Mohammed Mahnashi MOF Saudi Arabia, and Ashith P from Almasa Capital.

Sponsors of The World CIO 200 Summit 2019 event included Dell Technologies, Intel, Guardian One Technologies, Mindware, StorIT, Spectrum Networks, Netapp, Purestorage, Tahaluf Al Emarat, Nutanix, Rittal Middle East, Sai Global, Spire Solutions, BITS, Veritas, Rubrik, EMT Technologies, Techneplus, Datacare, Exclusive Network, Cloudhost, Finesse, Logicom, Zebra.

Supporting partners of The World CIO 200 Summit 2019 event included MCIT Saudi Arabia, Shura Council Bahrain, CIO Klub India, Ghana Chamber of Technology, Tech Pakistan, NIC, AI Society Bahrain, LOCO Service Pakistan, Awwal.

The highlights from the 2019 edition can be seen 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.

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