About the Country

For more than a decade now, Qatar’s investments in state-of-the-art ICT infrastructure, skills development and e-government have created a positive impact on all sectors in the country. The ICT investments are transforming businesses of all kinds. Qatar’s National Vision is to become an even more flourishing modern country by 2030, capable of continuous development that will secure respectable living conditions for generations to come. The greatest challenge is to preserve Qatar’s heritage and traditions, especially in a challenging world where globalization and worldwide communication threaten to dominate.

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 discussion

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

01.00 pm

RNS & SailPoint Cyber Defense Conference – Series 3

The Power of Identity and Access Management

02.00 pm

WC200S Welcome Note

Global CIO Forum

02.10 pm

World CIO 200 – Inspire 10 on 10

Dr. Erdal Ozkaya, Regional CISO, Standard Chartered Bank

02.30 pm

Zero Trust Strategy

Samir Chopra, Founder and CEO, RNS Technology Services

02.45 pm

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

Nikhil Nigam Amity Education Group Associate Director Technologies India, Sadiq Rowther LEVI STRAUSS Asia Pacific CIO, Vice President IT Singapore, Ujjal Kumar Atlantic, Gulf & Pacific Company (AG&P) Manila Inc. Global CIO Phillippines & Aladdin Saqer McDonald’s Qatar Head of Information Technology Qatar

03.15 pm

Leaders of the Future: Dealing with Uncertainties in the Present and Post Pandemic world

Ektaa Sibal, Gifted Energy Healer

03.30 pm

CIO 200 Country Awards

Awards ceremony

04.15 pm

Closing Note

Global CIO Forum

04.15 to 06.00 pm


Booth visits, Lounge meetings, Meetings and call scheduling

Speakers 2020

Samir Chopra

Samir Chopra

Founder & CEO RNS Technology Services
Erdal Ozkaya

Erdal Ozkaya

Regional CISO, Standard Chartered Bank UAE
Krishnan Gopi

Krishnan Gopi

GEMS Education, UAE
Nikhil Nigam

Nikhil Nigam

Associate Director - Technologies, Amity Education Group
Sadiq Rowther

Sadiq Rowther

CIO, Vice President IT, LEVI STRAUSS Asia Pacific
Ujjal Kumar

Ujjal Kumar

Global CIO, Atlantic, Gulf & Pacific Company (AG&P) Manila Inc.
Aladdin Saqer

Aladdin Saqer

Head of Information Technology, McDonald's Qatar
Ektaa Sibal

Ektaa Sibal

International Speaker & Counselor Inner - Self Transformation Specialist

Event Partner