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Innovative Minds Unite at the World CIO 200 – Egypt Edition

The prestigious World CIO 200 – Egypt Edition, part of the globally renowned series celebrating the top 200 CIOs, concluded successfully in Egypt. Organized by the GEC Media Group, the event brought together leading technology professionals, innovators, and thought leaders to discuss and explore the latest advancements and challenges in digital transformation and global innovation.

The event began with an inspiring Welcome Keynote by Anushree Dixit, Global Head of GEC Media Group. Dixit emphasized the critical role of technology leaders in shaping the future of digital transformation and innovation.

Following the welcome address, Dr. Mohamed Hamed, Chief Technology Officer & Chief Information Officer at Platino Group (elSallab Ltd), delivered the Country Inaugural Keynote Dr. Hamed provided valuable insights into the evolving technology landscape in Egypt and the strategic initiatives essential for driving digital growth.

The morning session featured a thought-provoking panel discussion titled “Unleash the Might: Creating a Unified Vision.” Moderated by Mona Ali, Data Analytics and Insights Manager at AXA, the panel focused on the importance of aligning diverse stakeholders around a shared vision for transformation. The panel included prominent industry leaders:

  • Dr Mohamed Elfiky | CIO, Alexandria Business Association
  • Essam Elsayed Ahmed, IT Director (CIO), Sinai Cement (Vicat member)
  • Khalid El Ghazouli, Sr. Digital Transformation and IT Manager, Sky Logistics and Sky Ports
  • Germin Abouel Atta, Chief Information Officer, The British University in Egypt
  • Eng. Mahmoud Hosny, Head of Information Technology, Hassad for Agriculture

This discussion emphasized the need for collaborative efforts in achieving unified goals within diverse organizational structures.

The Vendor Keynote provided attendees with innovative solutions and strategies to tackle current technological challenges. This was followed by the second panel discussion, “Globalization and Digital Transformation,” moderated by Mona Lisa Singh, Senior Information Technology Manager. The esteemed panellists included:

  • Eng. Sherif Gad, CTO, Masary
  • Eng. Adel AbdelNour, General Manager IT CIO Digital Transformation and Smart Cities, Ministry of Housing
  • Eng. Maged Ezzat, Head of IT Operations, Emaar Misr

The panel explored the intersection of globalization and digital transformation, highlighting key strategies to navigate and leverage these trends for organizational growth.

After another Vendor Keynote the final session, “Collaborative Innovation,” was moderated by Dr. Mohamed Hamed. The panel featured distinguished academics and industry experts:

  • Prof. Ghada Amer, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Misr University for Science and Technology
  • Prof. Mona Nasr, Dean of Thebes Higher Institute of Computer & Management Sciences, Thebes Academy
  • Dr. Lobna Al Komy, Datacenter Operation Manager, Khwarizm Consulting
  • Mona Murad, Head of Instructional Technology, Futures Language School

This session emphasized the critical role of collaborative efforts in driving innovation across various sectors.

The World CIO 200 – Egypt Edition was a resounding success, offering a dynamic platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and collaboration among Egypt’s leading IT professionals. The GEC Media Group looks forward to continuing this momentum and further contributing to the global CIO community through future editions of the World CIO 200.