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About the Country

According to International Trade Administration, Sri Lanka’s information technology and business process outsourcing sector tripled exports and doubled the workforce in a little over five years, from 2015 to 2020. The sector grew by 120% from 2015 to 2020 with current exports at over $1 Billion, making it one of the highest growth areas in the economy and the fifth largest export segment. Sri Lanka’s IT/business process management sector envisions $5 Billion in revenue, 200,000 direct jobs, and 1,000 start-ups by 2022.

The telecom sector in Sri Lanka is one of the country’s most dynamic sectors, contributing significantly, both directly and indirectly, to investment, employment, productivity, innovation, and overall economic growth. Sri Lanka’s telecommunication market is overcrowded, with five mobile operators serving a population of 22 Million. The demand for basic voice services appears to have reached the saturation point. The mobile-telephone operators dominate the sector. The continued expansion in infrastructure has enabled a sophisticated level of telecommunication services throughout the whole country.

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.

Mission

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.

Agenda

Time

Session

Detail

02.05 pm

WC200S Welcome Note

Global CIO Forum

02.15 pm

World CIO 200 – Country IT Outlook

Abdullah Albaz, KSA Sales Manager, Pure Storage

02.30 pm

“Dont Backup Go Forward With Rubrik”

Presenter : Mr. Mohammed Tamimi – Regional Sales Director, Rubrik

03.00 pm

World CIO 200 Summit- Inspire 10 on 10

Sourav Sinha, CIO, Indigo Airlines

03.15 pm

Cross Border panel

Saiful Bakhtiar Osman Malaysian Aviation Commission Head, ICT Malaysia | ABDUL RAHIM AHMAD SECP CIOPak | Venkatesh MahadevanDubai Investments CIO UAE & Mohammed Mahnashi Ministry of Foreign Affairs ICT Consultant KSA

04.00 pm

Technology Panel: Enabling business and digital transformation as part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030

Rajesh Chandramohan, IT Director Tamimi Markets | Abdelmajed Fadol, Cyber Security GRC Manager- A/CISO | Yousef Mohammad Mhana, Principal Systems Engineer EMEA Middle East, Pure Storage & Abdul Rehman Tariq Butt, Regional Sales Director, MEA, Pulse Secure

04.30 pm

CIO 200 Country Awards

Awards ceremony

04.45 pm

Closing Note

Global CIO Forum

04.45 pm to 06.00 pm

Networking

Booth visits, Lounge meetings, Meetings and call scheduling

Speakers

Event Partner