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The World CIO 200 Summit UAE edition recognises 100+ top CIO executives

The World CIO 200 Summit 2022 UAE edition was completed on 15 September in Dubai. The in-person event was joined by 150+ attendees, 20+ speakers and panelists and 100+ award winners. The sponsor partners included Dell Technologies | Mindware; Infinite Blue; Zero&One; VAD | Pure Storage; Commvault; Spire; Darwinbox; Cloud Box; Young Arab Leaders; SCLG; Finesse; Teksalah; Cyvo.io and HPE | Emitac and Alteryx.

Hosted by Ujjwal Khanna, the United States of Emirates edition was opened by Ronak Samantaray, CEO and Co-Founder, GEC Media Group with a warm welcome to all the attendees and guests. Anushree Dixit, Global Head Content and Strategic Alliances, thanked all the keynote speakers and guests for joining the event in-person.

This year, the roadshow will cover 40+ countries; virtually and physically; and provide a knowledge-sharing and networking platform for partners, speakers, exhibitors, attendees, and guests with 500+ engaging sessions.

Ujjwal Khanna, Event Host
Ujjwal Khanna, Event Host.

Ronak Samantaray, CEO and Co-Founder, GEC Media Group
Ronak Samantaray, CEO and Co-Founder, GEC Media Group.

Anushree Dixit, Global Head Content and Strategic Alliances, GEC Media Group.
Anushree Dixit, Global Head Content and Strategic Alliances, GEC Media Group.


Ahmad Altarawneh, Senior Strategic Transformation Consultant, Dubai Police
Ahmad Altarawneh, Senior Strategic Transformation Consultant, Dubai Police.

Ashraf Al-Dabbas, Senior Systems Engineer, Dell Technologies
Ashraf Al-Dabbas, Senior Systems Engineer, Dell Technologies.


(Left to Right) Arun Shankar, Chief Editor, GEC Media Group; Shahrin Oli Mohamed, Head of Information and Digital Technology, LNG Trading, Shell; George Akhras CIO, Academia Management Solutions International; and Bashayer AL Daghari, IT Head, Social Sector, Abudhabi Government
(Left to Right) Arun Shankar, Chief Editor, GEC Media Group; Shahrin Oli Mohamed, Head of Information and Digital Technology, LNG Trading, Shell; George Akhras CIO, Academia Management Solutions International; and Bashayer AL Daghari, IT Head, Social Sector, Abudhabi Government.

Tausif Sayyed, Director, Data Analytics and AI, Spire Data
Tausif Sayyed, Director, Data Analytics and AI, Spire Data.

Seham El Behissy, Digital Transformation and New Mobility Expert, Advisory Board Member, Clean Energy Business Council
Seham El Behissy, Digital Transformation and New Mobility Expert, Advisory Board Member, Clean Energy Business Council.

Ali El Kontar, CEO, Zero&One
Ali El Kontar, CEO, Zero&One.

Shumon A Zaman, CIO, Ali and Sons Holding
Shumon A Zaman, CIO, Ali and Sons Holding.

Nizar Elfarra, Channel Director, Commvault
Nizar Elfarra, Channel Director, Commvault.

Frederik Bisbjerg, Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation and Innovation, The National Health Insurance Company – Daman
Frederik Bisbjerg, Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation and Innovation, The National Health Insurance Company – Daman.


(Left to Right) Shahab Uddin, Group – IT Infrastructure and Security Manager, Ittihad International Investment; Badreya AlMehairi, AVP Senior Manager – Data privacy- Information Security, Mashreq Bank; Bader Husni Zyoud, Senior Information Security and Risk Management Specialist and Incidents Manager, Government Entity, Financial Department; Glen Thomas, Sr Information Security Officer, Grant Thornton and Jacopo Genoni, Chief Confidentiality Officer, Deloitte Middle East
(Left to Right) Shahab Uddin, Group – IT Infrastructure and Security Manager, Ittihad International Investment; Badreya AlMehairi, AVP Senior Manager – Data privacy- Information Security, Mashreq Bank; Bader Husni Zyoud, Senior Information Security and Risk Management Specialist and Incidents Manager, Government Entity, Financial Department; Glen Thomas, Sr Information Security Officer, Grant Thornton and Jacopo Genoni, Chief Confidentiality Officer, Deloitte Middle East.

Samer Semaan, Channel & Alliances Manager – Middle East, Pure Storage
Samer Semaan, Channel & Alliances Manager – Middle East, Pure Storage.

Martin Wallgren, Group CIO, Gulf Agency Company HQ
Martin Wallgren, Group CIO, Gulf Agency Company HQ.

Sulaiman Yusuf, Regional Manager Middle East, Alteryx
Sulaiman Yusuf, Regional Manager Middle East, Alteryx.

The World CIO 200 Summit 2022 Awards, UAE edition

Next-generation CIO: Experience of 5-10 years or less and undertaken mammoth projects in a less span of time.

Leader CIO: Experience of 10-15 years and multiple domain expertise.

Master CIO: Experience of more than 15-20 years and unparalleled technological experience in a career life span.

Legend CIO: Lifetime achievement award

Next generation

Name Designation Company Name Category
Mohit Duggar Millennium Place Barsha Heights Hotel and Apartments FZ LLC Information Technology Manager Next Gen
Sergio Antelo Mundocrypto CTO Next Gen
Sabin Subramannian Class Hotel Apartments (GEMEKAYA HOLDING) IT Manager Next Gen

Leader

Name Designation Company Name Category
Bader Zyoud Government Of Sharjah, Central Finance Department Senior Information Security and Risk Management, Incidents Manager Leader
Mustafa Osrof HMH Hotel Group Corporate Director of IT Leader
Rabih Merhy Rotana Management Corporation Cluster Director of IT Leader
Muhamed Noufel Royal Continental Hotels and Suites Cluster IT Manager Leader
Sheridan Moodley Masafi Chief Information and Technology Officer Leader
Amna Al Dhaheri Ajman Transport Authority Head of Digital Transformation Leader
Pragnesh Menon Middlesex University Dubai Senior IT Manager Leader
Shrenik Jain Siemens SVP IT / CIO Leader
Peter Gesper Noon.com SVP of IT Leader
Mudassar Ali International Modern Hospital. Head of IT Leader
Huda Khamis Alghafri Monitoring and Control Center Director of Technology Operation Department Leader

Master

Name Designation Company Name Category
Abdalla Al Ali DMCC Authority IT Director Master
Gigi Mathew Thomas Ittihad International Investment Group Head – IT and Digital Transformation Master
Fahad Deshmukh Sobha Realty Group Head of IT and Process Master
Fady Sleiman Mantrac CIO Master
Shijin Prasad Cure Medical Centers Head of Information and Communication Technology Master
Qusai Almeqdadi Ernst & Young Senior Manager – Digital and Emerging Technologies Master
Shahrin Oli Mohamed Shell Head of Information and Digital Technology, LNG Trading Master
Nithin Geo Thomas Amity Education Middle East Head of IT Master
Rakesh Narang Aldar Properties PJSC VP Network and Datacenter Master
Arul Jose Vigin Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts Head of IT Master
Hemanth Shetty Tips and Toes Head of IT Master
Akash Lall Dubai Holding Entertainment Director – Digital and Cx Master
Ayman Medaka Al Masaood National General Contracting LLC Senior IT Manager Master
Ken Maas Axiom Telecom Chief Information Technology Officer Master
Madan Mohan MBG Corporate Service Group CISO and DPO Master
Yahyah Pandor Fine Hygienic Holding Chief Information and Digital Officer Master
Deepu George Thanikkal Jotun Regional IT Manager Master
Eyad Kashkash Al Ramz Corporation PJSC EVP, Group Head of Technology Master
Abdul Hameed Jones The Grocer IT- Manager Master
Adam Docrat Aster Pharmacy Head of IT – Aster Retail GCC Master
Shanu Ammunni Ishraq Hospitality Group Director of IT Master
Abideen Sulaiman Arabia Holdings Manager Master
Muneer Abdurahman Meridan Group IT Director Master
Samit Jha Petrochem Middle East Group Head of IT Master
Yousif Odeh Emirates Driving Institute IT Manager Master
Kajjal Mustafi Sharaf Exchange LLC CIO Master
Faisil Syed SEHA Abu Dhabi Services Co Group Digital Technology Manager Master
Nader Ayoub Abu Dhabi Health Data Services Director IT Master
Himanshu Puri King’s College Hospital London – Dubai Chief Information Officer Master
Stacy Samuel Raffles The Palm Dubai – Accor Hotels Cluster Director of Technology Master
Mohammad Shahzad Dubai Community Management Sr. Manager – IT Master
Hussain Saifuddin Emrill Services Head of ICT Master
Ahmed Shawky Millennium Hotels Hotels And Resorts Regional Associate Director of Information Technology | MEA Master

Legend

Name Designation Company Name Category
George Akhras AMSI CIO Legend
Martin Wallgren Gulf Agency Company Ltd Group CIO Legend
Jacob Mathew Government of Abu Dhabi IT Expert Legend
Aliasgar Bohari Zulekha Hospital Senior Director – IT Legend
Venkatesh Mahadevan Dubai Investments PJSC Chief Information Officer Legend
Mario Foster Al Naboodah Group Enterprises Group CIO Legend
Veneeth Purushotaman Aster DM Healthcare LLC Group Chief Information officer Legend
Soheyl Kadjani Rabo Bank CDO Legend
Jayesh Maganlal DAMAC Properties CIO Legend
Ali Ghunaim Canadian Specialist Hospital CIO Legend
Mamoun Alhomssey Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Group Chief Information Officer Legend
Kashif Rana HSA Group Group Head of IT Legend
Manish Bindra Galadari Brothers Group Group CIO Legend
Riasat Ali RAK Ports Group Head of IT Legend
Neale Croutear-Foy Apex EDB CTO, Digital Banking Legend
Anindo Banerjee Eltizam Asset Management Group Executive Director – Group Head of IT Legend
Mubarik Hussain Bloom Holding Director of IT Legend
Santosh Shetty Liwa Trading Enterprises LLC CIO/Head of IT Legend
Ahmad Yahya American Hospital Dubai Chief Operating and Information Officer Legend
Frederik Bisbjerg Daman National Health Insurance SVP, Digital Transformation and Innovation Legend
Nicholas Charnley Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) CISO / VP Cyber Security Legend
Shrikant Kabboor Arada Chief Technologies Officer Legend
Mohamed Arief Al Jaber Group Group IT Director Legend
Najim Tayib BHM Capital Financial Services Chief Information Officer Legend
Mohamed Taleb Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation CIO Legend
Jaleel Rahiman PRIME Healthcare Group Director – IT and PRIME Digital Legend
Anand Krishnan Emirates Investment Bank Head of Technology Legend
Vikalp Shrivastava Kerzner International Vice president Global Information security and technology Legend
Shumon Zaman Ali & Sons Holding Chief Information and Digital Officer Legend
Shailesh Mani DBMSC Steel IT Head Legend
Mustansir Aziz Automech Group Head Of IT Legend
Ahmed Al Marzooqi ADNEC Director IT Legend
Fayaz Ahamed Badubhai Al Yousuf Group Group IT Director Legend
Srinivasa Narasimhaiah Julphar Gulf Pharmaceuticals Director IT Legend
Sreedhar Suragouni Oman Insurance Company Chief Information Officer Legend
Ahmed Al Madani Horizon Terminals Ltd. IT Head Legend
Pradeep Nair Oasis Clinics IT Manager Legend
Aditya Kaushik Zakher Marine International ICT Director Legend
Ronald Dsa OSN IT Director Legend
Karthikeyan Gurusamy Truebell Group of Companies Group Head – IT Legend
Roger Tabbal Accor Hotels Global VP Customer Technology and Innovation Legend
Jayakumar Mohanachandran Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group CIO Legend
Joseph Aninias Abu Dhabi University Director Information Management and Technology Services Legend
Francis Arul Alshaya Group Digital Transformation Officer – Digital Technology Legend
Umesh Moolchandani Bin Dasmal Group Chief Information Officer Legend
Vinay Sharma Gulftainer GROUP DIRECTOR IT Legend
Sunil Nair GMG Chief Information Officer Legend
Rawad Bader Al Ain University Head of IT Legend
Farid Farouq Dubai World Trade Centre Vice President – IT and P&C Legend
Sebastian T. Samuel AW Rostamani Group Chief Information Officer Legend
Abid Hussain Shah Saudi German Health Group Group CIO Legend
Aiman Othman Union Cooperative IT Director Legend
Vincenzo Picciuolo Vai Marketing Management Head of IT Legend
Santhosh John Thomas African Eastern Group Information System Engineer Legend
Krishnan Gopi Chief Disruption Officer GEMS Education Legend