ABOUT THE EVENT
etting a global benchmark in 2018, The CIO 200 has been testified as one of the most objective-oriented events in terms of having all the right elements on the platform for spearheading the digital transformation champions. Held under the umbrella of The Global CIO Forum, The CIO 200 is a multi-country CIO felicitation ceremony that recognizes the achievements of the ‘Digital leaders’ of today. The CIO 200 Awards is not a competition but a celebration of the amazing lives of the CIOs and their career span. After touring ten countries in 2018, the awards in 2019 would be going to 14 countries that include – UAE, KSA, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Ghana, Kenya, Egypt, India, Atlanta, Canada, Singapore and South Africa. The CIO 200 Awards is flavored with a one-of-its-kind segment ‘TechTALK’, where the ICT industry’s leading solution providers share the dais with four key endusers discussing problems, opportunities, challenges and solutions in real life. Starting in September, the roadshow will culminate in a 2-day gala event in UAE on December 11th and 12th with the unveiling of the second edition of The BOTS.
BOTS 2019-20 LAUNCH
As a critical step towards further establishing the Global CIO Forum (GCF) to be the single voice for CIOs globally, GEC Media Group brought out the industry-first edition of ‘BOTS— The Book of Titans’, a special yearbook that celebrates the success of the world top 200 CIOs of the digital world and their projects. The yearbook was unveiled in a gala ceremony amidst the presence of VIPs, dignitaries and some renowned CIOs who successfully made it to the list of 200. The World CIO 200 were chosen after a deep-dive into the mega projects and accomplishments of the CIOs based on the nominations submitted for the CIO 200 Awards. The Roadshow held between May to November 2018, covering ten countries, honored 1280 CIOs from UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Ghana, Kenya, Egypt and India. The award categories (Next-Gen, Leaders, Masters and Legends) were set based on the career span of the CIO and celebrated every single project or CIO who brought a difference to the organization— significant or small. Thee 2019-20 edition awaits the next champions!
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10-11 DECEMBER, 2019 GCF TECH VILLAGE RIXOS BAB AL BAHR, RAS AL KHAIMAH
CIO 200 2019 JOURNEY
SAUDI 11 SEP
Women in Technology Panel
SOUTH AFRICA 8-9 OCT KUWAIT 03 NOV
CANADA 14 OCT
QATAR 22 OCT
USA 17 OCT
BAHRAIN 06 NOV
OMAN 13 NOV
The NEXT CIONetworking with second line IT Leaders
INDIA 21 NOV
The CIO Business Case
KENYA 18 NOV
GHANA 11 NOV
EGYPT 25 NOV SINGAPORE 15 NOV
UAE 10-11 DEC
BUSINESS MEETS DECISION, HERE
roviders and the decision makers of the $3.8 trillion* industry meets under one roof.
Technology is now a factor in more strategic decision making than ever before. From big data and business analytics, to break out departments using cloud technology to operate more like start-ups, technology is increasingly the medium in which business takes place. So how can a savvy solution provider take advantage of this shift, and how can a switched-on CIO make themselves indispensable to the business? Business meets the decision here. The World CIO 200 Summit gathers global IT decision makers and solution providers in a unique platform this year. The Summit will build roadmaps for strategic decision making and identify yardsticks that are the key drivers of growth in the digital world. While CIOs can pick on sessions to help them fast-track their growth, the solution providers can build their brand, present their solutions and network with 500+ relevant C-level IT decision makers flown in from 14 countries.
In a Nutshell The World CIO 200 Summit is much more than just a gathering of 200 CIOs. It is a year-round hive of activity across the globe, dedicated to keeping its finger on the pulse of the sector and communication within the industry alive. The conversation never stops with exclusive invitation only country specific briefings, celebrating success of local CIOs for their contribution & designed to inform the content of the main event. This is supplemented by post event networking session, and advisory boards. As experts in the market, the event shares insight and intelligence throughout the year with its community & celebrate the success of entire industry.
TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION
Leadership across every aspect of business and IT is crucial in the shift to Generation NeXT. In response to these demands, technology and information leadership is undergoing a revolution. The beliefs and models of how we work are being shattered and re-shaped. It begins with mindsets accepting and embracing perpetual change. This track challenges your thinking about leadership, skills and the organization required to successfully navigate uncertainty and create a culture for success.
Digital transformation has impacted all enterprises, and the winners will be those that can constantly adapt to change. CxOs are investing to exploit opportunities in digital business. CIOs must ditch the traditional IT project focused mind-set in favor of an IT product-focused approach. This track is for CIOs and IT leaders planning the role of information and technology in enterprise digital strategy
An understanding of how technology and information is constantly evolving is a critical step in creating an effective transition to ContinuousNext. This track examines how new practices can be amplified by technology, leading to new capabilities that provide new business opportunities and increase value delivery. CIOs and IT Executives will learn how to apply selected trending technologies for this exact purpose. These technologies include AI, machine learning and advanced data analysis, Blockchain and increasingly more comprehensive digital business platforms.
TECH VILLAGE Miles away from the city’s hustle-bustle, The Rixos Bab Al Bahr will host a unique and never-seen-before technology village. Meet, greet and network with leading IT solution providers in a calm and relaxed atmosphere. 2-days of active indulgence with relevant delegates and peer-to-peer networking ensures that the tech village meets up to the needs of the digital change-makers. The tech village will have dedicated sections/segments based on the technology presented. Make your choice, fix your calendar, pre-schedule your visit. Each visitor, his choice. There is something for everyone. GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT Global keynotes, global speakers, global insights— Hear our guest speakers take dive deep into #WayBeyond – an approach that will help you build CIOs redesign and rethink their existing business and technology landscape. BOOST YOUR BRAND Connect with the right audience in the best environment to announce new products, build momentum for current ideas, host executive meetings and gain visibility in the marketplace. WALK-IN DEMOS 40 – 60 minute virtual labs and Walkthrough demos. Demos are shorter, simulated technical walkthroughs to help you understand product capabilities. Vendors/solution providers can use this platform to engage the customers and give them a broad understanding of a new product or concept in just 10 to 15 minutes. TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY BREAKFAST Exclusive invite only breakfast networking for different interest of peoples in different workout & sessions. Well, it is not just everyday bread and butter!
BREAKOUT SESSIONS SECURITY
Cybersecurity is an important pillar of business continuity and data privacy protection. Most boards aren’t focusing on these issues for long, while CISOs are having a different discussion. Nevertheless, security and data privacy deserve all the attention. To prevent any problems and to take chances.
Leadership and Ownership: A CIO needs to have both the traits. Technology helps, but people make the difference. Many organizations struggle with the ‘people’s dilemma’. What competences are needed to cope with change? How do you manage this talent and who takes the lead?
TECH TRENDS Robotics, process automation, block chain, internet or things, artificial intelligence, smart devices and sensors often provide a direct business need. No push from IT but a pull from the organization. How do you as a CIO and IT organization coop with? It’s a matter of making the right choices.
CUSTOMER AT THE CENTER The traditional focus of IT used to be on systems in the back office. A few years ago, the customer was suddenly seen as the starting point. Process optimization and streamlining of systems are still important, but mostly in the context of creating an optimal customer experience.
SPEED-TO-MARKET In today’s dynamics where markets are disturbed by newcomers and big tech players, speed is fundamental. Prolonged development processes are making way for agile processes, supported by the right tooling and platforms. On the hunt for a market share with ‘minimum viable products’!
DATA IS MONEY, MONEY IS TIME Leading companies agree: everything starts with data. Not only in the context of a better understanding of customers, market dynamics and finance, but also for streamlining the process, both internally and across the chain. Here is an ever-increasing call for the correct meta and master data.
TECH BY DESIGN
Often the impression is that many new tech companies operate from a creative chaos, without restrictive frameworks and appointments. The reality is that the best start-ups and scale-ups in the adoption of APIs, cloud, micro services, data management are in fact very well aware of their own architecture and governance.
Whoever is talking about digital transformation, isn’t just talking about technology. It entails new methodologies, new organizational forms, and even new cultures within organizations. Agile, Scrum, DevOps, Lean, etc. are ways in which you can shape the transformation into an organizational sense.
What distinguishes digital transformation of digitization? Really digital driven companies go beyond a data layer or otherwise technological addition to existing products. It’s about a way of operating that is embedded through the entirety of the organization. To start with the board.
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RECREATION & ENTERTAINMENTS Drink in the calmness of artistic yoga. Let yourself free in the 345m stretch of pristine beach. Taste sophistication at the diving club. Be a kid and enjoy frolicking in the afternoon waves.
An evening to remember! Bid adieu to 2019 and welcome 2020 in a grand way with our gala celebrations
ADVENTURE & SPORTS
Busy are lives, busier the schedule. Make the most of your visit with our specially designed recreational activities. Sunrise and sunset will not be the same these 2 days.
If your adrenaline rush is jumping out of your meeting jackets and ties, then RAK is the place for you. Home to the world’s longest zipline, RAK’s Jebel Jais will zip you at a speed of 120kph to 150kph at a height of 1,680 metres above sea level. Put your phones away, open your arms and let it all go!
Also, as the Rixos Bab Al Bahr claims, The rich selection of holiday activities will tempt even the least sportive guest to get physical at the beach, swimming pool, fitness club, football pitch and basketball and tennis courts, or join other adrenaline-fuelled activities.
Not only that, Bab Al Bahr hosts diverse entertainment activities; live-music, dance shows, acrobatics, peppy nightclub…. There is plenty for anyone and something for everyone.
WHATS IN IT FOR? SOLUTION PROVIDERS Showcase advanced tech solutions, business models and concepts Be a part of powerful panel discussions by top leaders and experts Decipher how your customers are segmented on the basis of offerings, technologies, end-user industries & regions Network with top enterprise tech companies and government authorities
CIOs Meet and network with regional and global peers Evaluate your organization’s technical competencies with other participating organizations Share your mind with like-minded technology heads Listen to and attend over 20+ global keynotes and tracks bringing the best and latest technology on board
GOVERNMENTS Draft new regulations & policies at par with global standard. Learn how to automate and cut costs of state services Find regional and global thought leaders & supporters for your initiatives Listen to the best practices of your global counterparts Incentivize institutional change
ENTERPRISES & ENTREPRENEURS Meet & network with early adopters who are transforming their business models; disrupting the sector as a whole Explore potential of these future technologies; which is accelerating innovation & bringing advances in business competitiveness On-board investors and top-notch advisors and get wide coverage by tech-bloggers, journalists & media houses
INVESTORS Meet founders, future-tech investors and get an in-depth view of business models Possibly find partners or your next CTO, CEO or COO Exchange market views and investment ideas with peers Deep dive into innovative approaches to the technologies of the fourth industrial revolution
ABOUT THE AWARDS
What it takes to be a leader in the hyper-competitive Digital World?
Digital Transformation does not necessarily mean the technological transformation that an organization embarks upon, it takes a whole lot more. When an organization, all its departments together, walks towards a single goal by unifying all its people and processes, that is when it truly realizes the potential of a ‘Digital’ organizations. The #DXInspire 2019 Awards recognizes 10 pathbreaking organizations that have redefined Digital Transformation to its core. The global awards will be segmented into 10 Categories, which include;
INNOVATIVE NEW STRATEGY PEOPLE IMPLEMENTATION RELATIONSHIP EXCELLENCE
Inspiring Workforce Transformation Inspiring Technology Transformation Inspiring User-experience Transformation Inspiring ‘Intelligence’ Transformation Inspiring Cloud Transformation Inspiring Talent Acquisition Transformations Inspiring Infrastructure Transformation Inspiring Business Transformation Digital Transformation Organization of the Year Global CIO of the Year
NOMINATION CRITERIA Digital transformation involves some element of risk. Please provide a description of the nominated company prior to transformation and describe the risks and circumstances surrounding the need and/or want for the transformation. A clear and coherent digital strategy is imperative to digital transformation. How did the nominated company develop and communicate their digital strategy. Describe the change in business model as well as the technology implemented?
In order to drive transformation, a company needs the fuel of a strong culture and team. How did the nominated company redesign their culture and leadership to foster the transformation? What impact did the transformation make internally? KPI’s and metrics are recommended. What impact did the transformation have externally on the customer experience?
CIO OF THE YEAR AWARD 14 CIOs will take away the most prestigious and reputed title for year 2020 out of the 200 Finalist. The CIO of the Year will crown one CIO from each country and bestow the title based on the careful scrutiny of a highly experienced panel of judges, will be an individual who has led a significant IT transformation of their business which is delivering tangible results. The individual will have constantly demonstrated superior leadership skills, promoted IT transformation companywide and would have been innovative in their approach.
Implementation— It is not just a word, it’s a procedure. Initiation includes the information gathering, conceptualizing, and planning for the adoption of an innovation, leading up to the actual adoption decision. Implementation includes all the events, actions and decisions involved in putting the innovation into use. This Pillar led by Mohammed Mahnashi and will take into account aspects of being an Implementation champion which includes directing a broad range of corporate IT initiatives, while participating in yearly planning, analysis & implementation of solutions in support of business objectives; holds full P&L accountability for business transformation and projects and establishment and maintenance of a robust and scalable ICT architecture.
Today’s CIOs face myriad challenges of increasing urgency and intensity. Amidst a sea of uncertainty and constraints, CIOs need to navigate with agility, focus and resolve. It goes without saying that a wellconceived plan or strategy is essential in charting a course successfully. It is undisputed that CIOs need to have a better understanding of their businesses’ technology needs, both in the short as well as long term. They are also called upon to be more effective at driving partnerships and shared accountability with the business. This pillar is led by Ajay Rathi. The sections in this pillar capture the experience and wisdom of our IT leader & volunteers, who are senior IT leaders on different aspects of IT Strategy & how it linked to overall originations performance & vision.
Innovation in digital transformation is all about creating and nurturing a culture that not only allows your team to be fearless to change but also inspiring creativity and tapping the untapped territories. It is all about believing that there is no time like the present. This pillar is led by Ashith Piriyattiath who firmly believes in the idea that ‘Innovation is the key to transformation’. The pillar would capture the innovative and open-to-risk and opento-change mindset of our IT leaders who have to invest their faith in continuous learning and staying to date with industry happenings and having a pulse of whats ‘Next’.
EXCELLENCE DR. JASSIM HAJI
With the immersive invasion of internet as well as smartphones’ applications and digital social networking, people become more socially connected through virtual spaces instead of meeting in physical public spaces. Virtual interactions gain more prominence than physical meetings. The term Network also imbibes the concept of Partnerships into it. CIOs need to be ready to partner and collaborate with business owners or stakeholders, whose business is undergoing a transformation. This pillar is led by Venkatesh Mahadevan who propels the approach of implementing ICT tools that not only connects peers with peers but also brings back the power of faceto-face networking and creating a knowledge-based economy.
Exceeding each and every expectation extraordinarily. This pillar and & its volunteers argue that excellence improves performance to greatly surpass normal standards in achieving a continuously moving target. The original and creative use of technology plays an important part in every organization’s pursuit of excellence for a better world. For IT professionals, excellence is like a never-ending list of project implementations and enhancements to improve systems and technology for businesses. There can always be better ways to perform or make something especially in the realm of Information Technology where new inventions and innovations are developed faster than ever before. This team contributions & enrich our communities with insight more on Excellence. This pillar is led by Dr. Jassim Haji who talks about the DNA of Excellence in the organization and who & how to map Excellence to Design, Build and Run in organization & industry.
RELATIONSHIPS DR. ESAM ALFALASI
YAHYA AL MAWALI Digital transformation efforts remain isolated in many businesses, but its passion that drives the journey. Its about being passionate, informed and experienced and initiating a mix of technologyfirst and customer-first approach. It is imperative that the Leaders work in partnership to drive Passion across the organization and lay the foundation for the organization to be able to adapt itself to the changes, both digitally and otherwise in the coming days. This pillar led by Yahya Al Mawali and will imbibe the key aspects of nurturing the passion, championing opportunities, decentralizing the passion within the team and implementing the right ‘Passion’ tools in the organization.
It focuses on the need for CIOs to build up a key survival skill with the ability to manage relationship with various stakeholders as a way to influence business strategies. No longer are the days when IT can just focus on keeping the lights on. As part of their multifaceted roles, CIOs should embrace the relationship dimension which may require them to tap on extended networks to build a strong ecosystem in IT and beyond. You are ultimately communicating with individuals, so identifying the correct persons in the relevant communities is essential. CIOs have to translate stake-holders’ needs and wants and having good relationships will ease such conversations. We should prioritize functions that are more critical from a day-to-day, operational view in terms of relative importance and criticality for the business. This pillar is led by Dr. Esam AlFalasi and focuses on the power of building strong relationships with key stakeholders, Corporate Relationship Management etc.
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Official inauguration of The World CIO 200 Summit - UAE
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