On August 17th, the vibrant city of Muscat, Oman, played host to the highly anticipated Oman Edition of the World CIO 200 Summit. Held at the prestigious Hormuz Grand Muscat, a Radisson Collection Hotel, this event brought together some of the brightest minds in the tech industry. It was a remarkable celebration of knowledge exchange, collaboration, and achievements in the world of technology. The summit provided an unparalleled platform for networking and relationship-building, fostering a sense of community among CIOs and tech leaders.
Setting the Stage
The event began with a warm welcome from Jai Kumar, Project Specialist at GEC Media Group, who set the tone for the summit. He shared the core purpose of The World CIO 200 Summit, which is to identify technological advancements and thought leadership, recognizing like-minded technology leaders and their groundbreaking innovations in the IT landscape.
Theme: Rise of the Power:
This edition of the World CIO 200 Summit revolved around the theme “Rise of the Power.” It aimed to empower IT leaders by helping them develop and enhance qualities such as leadership, power, vision, and focus. Throughout the summit, industry leaders engaged in thought-provoking panel discussions and speaking sessions that delved deep into the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the ever-evolving digital landscape.
- Dr. Salim Al-Shuaili, Director of AI & DT at the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology – Oman, inaugurated the event with his insightful country inaugural keynote.
- Sujay Patil, Regional Sales Director MEA at Kissflow, shared his vision on the topic of ‘ERP Orchestration With The Power Of Low-Code & No-Code,’ offering valuable insights into this transformative technology.
Panel Discussion: Rise of the Power:
A dynamic panel discussion titled “Rise of the Power” featured esteemed participants:
- Amjid Ali, CIO at Al Ansari Trading Enterprise LLC
- Hanan Al-Salmi, Change Management Lead for Government Digital Transformation Program at the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology – Oman
- Khalid Al-Hoqani, Head of IT Department at Alizz Islamic Bank
- Thuraya Al-Harthi, Acting Director, Government Digital Services Unified Portal at the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology – Oman
The panel was expertly moderated by Abdullah Al Barwani, CISO at Omantel, sparking engaging conversations about the evolving role of CIOs in the digital era.
The Global CIO Forum took the opportunity to recognize and honor exceptional contributors to the tech industry with The World CIO 200 Awards. Here are the distinguished awardees:
|Dr. Salim Al-Shuaili||MTCIT||Director of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technologies|
|Micheal Selva Kumar KD||Barcelo Mussanah Resort||IT Manager|
|Laila Al Harthi||MALKS group||Co-founder CTO|
|Haitham ALHajri||Oman CERT||Executive Cyber Security Projects|
|Thuraya Al-Harthi||Ministry of Transport, Communication & IT||Acting Director- Government eServices Unified Portal|
|Fahaz Marzook||ENHANCE GROUP||Manager – Systems|
|Hardik Prajapati||MUSCAT PHARMACY & STORES LLC.||IT-MANAGER|
|Meslum AlKindi||IHG, Oman||Area IT Director|
|Nishad Karukappadath Abdul Salam||Muscat Overseas Group||Chief Technology Officer|
|Hanan Al Salmi||Ministry of Transportation, Communications and Information Technology||Change management lead for government digital transformation program|
|Sulaiman Al Khatri||Omantel||Security Analyst|
|Ahmed Almalki||Alila Jabal Akhdar||IT Manager|
|Naeem AlBreiki||Crowne Plaza Muscat||IT Manager|
|Jayaram MS||Al Madina Insurance||IT Manager|
|Naji Alwahaibi||Oman Flour Mills||ICT Manager|
|Maher Sulaiman Almaskari||KHIMJI RAMADAS GROUP||Head – Operational Technology|
|Bhupendra Pant||OTE GROUP ( Oman Trading Establishment)||CIO|
|Shravan Singh||Swiss Bel Hotel Oman||Head of Information Technology|
|Abdullah Al Barwani||Omantel||CISO|
|Aasim Ghole||Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah, Muscat||IT Director|
|Khalid Al Barwani||Oman Arab Bank||IT Audit Manager|
|Hussain Al Lawati||National Bank of Oman||Head of IT Change & Innovation|
|Najeeba Al-Belushi||Ministry of Transportation, Communication and Information Technology||Central Solution Head Department|
|Amjid Ali||Al Ansari Group||CIO|
|Khalid AlHoqani||Alizz Islamic Bank||Head IT|
|Tariq Bakoor||Oman Development Bank||Manager IT Department|
|Kawthar Al Hinai||Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technology||Head of Digital Transformation programs|
The Oman Edition of the World CIO 200 Summit was a resounding success, uniting tech visionaries, and serving as a catalyst for innovation and collaboration in the tech world. It reaffirmed the vital role that CIOs play in driving digital transformation and leading organizations toward a brighter technological future. As the summit came to a close, it left a lasting mark on the tech landscape, inspiring all attendees to continue their journey towards excellence in the ever-evolving world of IT.
The World CIO 200 Grand Finale – Baku
The World CIO 200 Grand Finale, set to take place from September 17 to 19, 2023, at the Baku Marriott Hotel Boulevard, is the world’s largest CIO excellence and leadership program. Baku, the vibrant capital city of Azerbaijan, provides the perfect backdrop for this extraordinary event, bridging the gap between East and West with its rich history, stunning architecture, and warm hospitality. As we gather for this grand celebration, attendees can expect a truly unforgettable experience. With over 300 top minds in technology and business from 50+ countries, this event promises unmatched opportunities for networking, learning, and growth. Engage in thought leadership sessions, participate in expert workshops led by renowned experts, and explore strategic partnerships with vendors and service providers to drive your organization’s growth. Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in Azerbaijan’s rich culture and heritage through captivating performances and experiences while discovering the beauty of Baku’s landmarks and savoring its world-class cuisine. Join us for this never-before-seen CIO celebration, and be part of a global community dedicated to excellence and innovation.