About the Country

Known as the “Pearl of Arabia” for its beautiful landscapes and rich cultural heritage, the Sultanate of Oman is also striving to adopt economic reforms. The country is currently undergoing a transition to a knowledge-based economy as outlined in its economic vision 2020. Information and communication technologies are at the core of this transformation, serving as the key enabler of economic diversification. Oman’s national e-Governance initiative — eOman — came into effect in 2003 and since then has been serving as the main framework for Oman’s digital transformation, including ICT industry and infrastructure development, creation of better public services and development of human capital.

In line with this vision, The World CIO 200 Summit 2020 will bring together the digital leaders who have gone the extra mile in living up to the expectations of their organization and thereby the nation. Join the country’s top CIOs at The World CIO Summit 2020 as we divulge industry pivotal areas through our focused keynotes, TECHTalk and expert panel discussions.

About the Event

The role of a CIO is one of the most criticalone 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 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/IT Executives.





12:30 pm

Convention Center Open

02:00 pm

WC200S Welcome Note

Global CIO Forum

02:05 pm

World CIO 200 Country IT Outlook

Hussain AlNakkas, CIO, National Assembly of Kuwait

02:15 pm


Andy Malone, MVP, MCT

02:30 pm

Technology Outlook 2022

Ahmed Farid, Territory Account Manager, Infoblox

02:45 pm

Cross Border panel : Leadership in Post Pandemic: A cross-border view

Dr. Sunil Kr Pandey,Institute of technology and science, Ghaziabad INDIA
Praful Thummar, Jazeera Airways KUWAIT
Umesh Moolchandani, Bin Dasmal Group UAE
Zubair Elahi, Apna Microfinance Bank- PAKISTAN

03:30 pm

2021 Outlook

Srihari Moningi, Territory Account Manager, Infoblox

04:00 pm

CIO 200 Country Awards

Awards ceremony

04:15 pm

Closing Note

Global CIO Forum

Speakers 2021

Hussain AlNakkas

Hussain AlNakkas

CIO, National Assembly of Kuwait
Andy Malone

Andy Malone

Ahmed Farid

Ahmed Farid

Territory Account Manager, Infoblox
Praful Thummar

Praful Thummar

Jazeera Airways KUWAIT
Dr. Sunil Kr Pandey

Dr. Sunil Kr Pandey

Institute of technology and science, Ghaziabad INDIA
Umesh Moolchandani

Umesh Moolchandani

Bin Dasmal Group UAE
Srihari Moningi

Srihari Moningi

Territory Account Manager, Infoblox
Zubair Elahi

Zubair Elahi

Zubair Elahi, Head IT, Apna Microfinance Bank Ltd Pakistan

Event Partner 2021

Speakers 2020

Piyush Kumar Chowhan

Piyush Kumar Chowhan

CIO, Lulu Group UAE
Mohammed Al Tamimi

Mohammed Al Tamimi

Regional Sales Director - Rubrik
Iftikar Arif

Iftikar Arif

GM, Information Technology Muller & Phillips Pakistan
Manoj Saxena

Manoj Saxena

Chairman of RosettaNet Singapore (GS1 digital commerce Standards)
Ektaa Sibal

Ektaa Sibal

International Speaker & Counselor Inner - Self Transformation Specialist

Event Partner 2020

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