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The World CIO 200 Summit 2022 inaugurates with the first event in Europe.
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World CIO 200 Summit 2022 kicks off with the Inaugral Europe Edition on 11th August

The 40+ country roadshow, The World CIO 200 Summit 2022 started with the first event in Europe – covering the regions of Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, and France on 11th August 2022 virtually. The event followed the theme of #Lead X – Leading through transformation, where we were joined by thought leaders from across the Europe region to share their transformative journey in the EU Region. The event was hosted by Gurleen Kaur, Community & Communication Lead; who further ahead gave the stage to Ronak Samantaray, CEO & Co-Founder Global CIO Forum and Anushree Dixit, Global Content Head, Global CIO Forum. They shared the collective vision of Global CIO Forum as a platform of knowledge sharing and networking for the like-minded CIOs globally, with the audience.

To enlighten the audience with the on going of the IT Landscape and future of IT in the Europe region the summit was joined by the following esteemed speakers & a short summary:


In the opening session, Enrico Maria Cestari, Chief Technology Officer, Jointly – Italy, shared his insights on Digital Transformation in current day and age.
He spoke about the common misconceptions surrounding it, the hurdles and collective business oriented outcome of digital transformation. He dug deeper into the concept of the continued distinction between Business & IT as a mindset and how the paradigm shift of  “There is No US VS Them” will only accelerate the transformation in the organization.


Daniel Maestre Martinez, Head of IT Cash Germany and Asia; Prosegur Germany; spoke in depth about the “CIO Keys to Gain competitive advantage after the pandemic” The IT Industry and users have gone through immense change during and even beyond Pandemic, Daniel gave his expert advice to the audience on how to gauge through these times. With more process focused approach he Enlighted the audience about the working models & structural frame work along with technological and cultural transformation.


Dr Thiago Felipe S. Avanci, Lawyer, Professor of Law, Board Member, CEST/POLI/USP; IGOAI; GAIEI; FISP. introduced the panelist for a fantastic knowledge fueled discussion around the most talked about topic of 2022: How Artificial Intelligence will Change the World. The panel powered by the IGOAI had the following names on board:

Dr Jamal Berrich Mohammed Professor and Memberof ‘Maison de l’intelligence artificielle’, Mohammed First University (Oujda); Dr Enrico Panai, AI Ethicist and Founder, Be Ethical; Dr Manal Jalloul Founder, AI Lab; Certified Instructor and University Ambassador, NVIDIA; Lecturer, American University of Beirut; Badr Boussabat, Co-Founder and President AI TOGETHER


Dr Milan Kumar, Chief Information Officer – Commercial Vehicles, ZF CV Systems Global GmbH-Switzerland; shared his expertise via the topic of  “Leveraging Megatrends “Digitalization for Sustainability” in Smart Factory” Showcasing how big corporates are taking even bigger steps towards sustainable choices for a positive global impact. He spoke in depth about how “technology mobility trends are interlinked with sustainability”. Dr Milan, mentioned ZF’s ambitious climate strategy; including but not limited to ‘reducing CO2 emissions by 80% with the help of green power until 2030.’



The event concluded with the CIO200 EU Edition Awards in the Four award categories Legend CIO, Leader CIO, Master CIO, and Next-generation CIO:

Legend CIO: Lifetime achievement awards.

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

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

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

Here is the list of the World CIO 200 Summit 2022 – Europe edition:

Award Category Name and Designation
Leader Tobias Renk, CIO, Mobene Unternehmensgruppe
Master Enrico Maria Cestari, Chief Technology Officer, Jointly
Legend Francesca Vergara Caffarelli, CIO, Esselunga
Legend Daniel Maestre Martínez, Head of IT Cash Germany & ASIA; Prosegur Cash Services Gmbh
Legend Dr. Milan Kumar; Chief Information Officer – Commercial Vehicles, ZF CV Systems Global GmbH
Legend Sergio Garcia, Global CIO, AENOR
Legend Flavio Carvalho, CISO, Group Crédit Agricole