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Global CIO Forum Partners with Kinetic International to Host The World CIO 200 Summit – South Africa Edition

In association with IT Leaders, brought by Kinetic International and co-hosted by Global CIO Forum, the World CIO 200 Summit – South Africa Edition on 8th and 9th October 2019, celebrating the achievements of the digital leaders. The IT Leaders Africa Summit will host a number of business opportunities for IT professionals to share ideas.

The two-day event will witness a unique gathering of IT decision makers and solution providers. The event is designed with specific briefings, TechTALK’s, excellent networking sessions, etc. The event shares technology insights and celebrates the success of entire industry.

‘TechTALK’ is one of the niche segments where the ICT industry’s leading solution providers share the dais with four key end users discussing problems, opportunities, challenges and solutions.

Setting a global benchmark in 2018, the CIO 200 event has been testified as one of the most objective oriented events in terms of having all the right elements on the platform for spearheading the digital transformation champions.

Held under the Global CIO Forum, the CIO 200 is a multi-country CIO felicitation ceremony that recognizes the achievements of the digital leaders of today. The CIO 200 is not a competition but a celebration of the amazing lives of the CIOs and their career span. After touring 10 countries in 2018, the awards in 2019 would be going to 14 countries that include – UAE, KSA, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Ghana, Kenya, Egypt, India, Atlanta, Canada, Singapore and South Africa.

Starting September from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the roadshow will culminate in a 2-day gala event in UAE on December 10th and 11th with the unveiling of the second edition of BOTS.

‘BOTS— The Book of Titans’, is a special yearbook that celebrates the success of the world top 200 CIOs of the digital world and their projects. The first edition was unveiled in a gala ceremony amidst the presence of VIPs, dignitaries and some renowned CIOs who successfully made it to the list of 200. The World CIO 200 were chosen after a deep-dive into the mega projects and accomplishments of the CIOs based on the nominations submitted for the CIO 200 Awards.

Tushar Sahoo, Founder & Managing Director, Global CIO Forum said:  “The IT Leaders Africa Summit offers and invaluable platform to engage with the IT industry leaders and practitioners on the latest trends and technology developments. The GCF Forum and World CIO 200 shares the same vision as the summit and we will felicitate and celebrate with the industry. Kinetic International are leaders in providing business facilitation platforms throughout Africa and we are proud to partner with them.”

“We are excited about the partnership which brings an international element to the show. Our Delegates will have the opportunity to network and debate with other CIOs from around the globe. Partnering with Global CIO Forum will aid us in recognising the successful accomplishments of African IT Leaders through the awards program and BOTS,” commented Terence Southam, Joint MD, Kinetic

About IT Leaders Africa Summit: IT Leaders Africa is the premier CIO and business technology summit where top industry leaders meet to discuss the most current trends affecting key players in the IT sector.  The summit has evolved over the ten years of its existence, just as the role of the CIO has transformed, and offers an invaluable platform to engage with industry leaders and practitioners on the latest trends and technology developments forever altering the strategic function of the IT division.

About Kinetic International: Kinetic is an international business-to-business conference and exhibitions producer based in Cape Town. Our mission is to equip senior management executives with knowledge, market intelligence and viable commercial opportunities.