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The World CIO 200 – Kuwait Edition

The World CIO 200 – Kuwait edition concluded successfully, bringing together the region’s top IT leaders for a day filled with insightful discussions, innovative ideas, and a shared vision for the future of technology. The event showcased the dynamic and rapidly evolving landscape of information technology in Kuwait and beyond.

The Country Inaugural Keynote was delivered by Yousef Elkordi, Group Head of Information Technology at City Group Co. KSCP. Yousef’s keynote highlighted the transformative power of technology and the critical role CIOs play in driving innovation within their organizations.

A key session of the event was “Unleash the Might: Creating a Unified Vision and Stressing the Importance of Aligning Diverse Stakeholders Around a Shared Vision for Transformation,” moderated by Husain A ALNakkas, Director of Information Technology at the National Assembly of Kuwait. The panel featured prominent industry leaders, including Omer Yildirim, Chief Technology Officer at UPayments; Walid Laamarti Bousmaha, Chief Technology Innovation Officer at Hadi Hospital; and Abdullah Adhami, CIO at American Technology Consultant Company LLC. The discussion focused on the challenges and strategies for aligning various stakeholders to achieve a unified vision for technological transformation.

Following a thought-provoking vendor keynote, the session “Agility and Adaptability: How CIOs are Enabling Organizations to Pivot and Innovate Rapidly to Stay Ahead of the Curve” featured an engaging panel discussion moderated by Yousef Elkourdi. Esteemed panellists included Yedhu Vijayan, Regional Manager IT at Gastronomica; Imran Anwar, IT Manager at Alghanim Healthcare; Syed Amjad Ali, IT Manager at Hassans Optician Co; Mohammad Akram, IT Manager at Al Salam Hospital Co; and Aneej Thomas, IT Manager at Al Jazeera Real Estate Development Company. The discussion highlighted how agility and adaptability are crucial for organizations to remain competitive in a fast-paced digital world.

The World CIO 200 – Kuwait edition provided an invaluable platform for IT professionals to network, share insights, and explore the latest trends and technologies shaping the future. The event underscored the importance of innovation, collaboration, and strategic vision in navigating the complexities of the digital age.

As we wrap up this inspiring edition, we extend our heartfelt thanks to all the speakers, participants, and organizers for their contributions and dedication. We look forward to continuing this journey of innovation and excellence in the upcoming editions of The World CIO 200.