25 countries, 2500+ CIOs, 250+ sessions: The World CIO 200 Roadshow 2020 is coming

 25 countries, 2500+ CIOs, 250+ sessions: The World CIO 200 Roadshow 2020 is coming

Global CIO Forum has announced  the eagerly-awaited 2020 edition of The World CIO 200 Roadshow. Bigger, broader and more engaging than ever before, the event will unfold over November and December 2020. This year, the roadshow will cover 25 countries and provide a platform for 100+ exhibitors and 250+ engaging sessions. More than 2500 CIOs and IT heads will be recognised in the 2020 edition.

The World CIO 200 Roadshow 2020 will also feature exclusive invitation-only country specific briefings, celebration of  the contributions of local CIOs and offer post-event networking opportunities. Moreover, participants can tap into the collective wisdom of advisory boards and subject matter experts.

What’s new this year

The World CIO 200 Roadshow 2020 will offer a choice of over 10 certification courses for IT heads to hone their skills and get certified, while earning credentials. The event will host an array of training sessions and visitors will have the option to pick and participate in the ones that are most relevant to them.

Another interesting feature is the CIO 10 in 10, where a circle of 10 CIOs will gather in virtual rooms, chairing a topic and interacting with like-minded thinkers. And that is not all! This year, the Top 3 CIOs in each country will be honoured for projects that have been a turning point not only for their organisations, but stand as an exemplary case study and reference point for the entire sector.

In short, The World CIO 200 Roadshow 2020 is set to be a unique and unrivalled opportunity for participants to understand market dynamics and latest trends, gather intelligence and insights, or become a part of a growing community of thought leaders.

About The CIO 200 Summit

Established in 2017, The CIO 200 Summit is a multi-country CIO felicitation ceremony that recognises achievements of digital leaders. The CIO 200 Awards are not a competition but a celebration of the amazing lives of CIOs and their game-changing careers.

The 2019 edition of the event toured 15 countries and gathered over 3000+ delegates over a span of three months. Key stakeholders tabled roadmaps for strategic decision making and identified yardsticks that are the key drivers of growth in the digital world.

The World CIO 200 Summit 2019 concluded over December 09-10 with a gala event at the Double Tree Hilton in Ras Al Khaimah.

The two-day event witnessed engaging thought leadership from all speakers. Exemplary engagement with the delegates was seen from Dave Crane, Award Winning International Speaker; Venkatesh Mahadevan, CIO, Dubai Investments; Sobha Singh, Director, Oracle Corporation; Dr Erdal Ozkaya, Cybersecurity Advisor and Head of Information Security at Standard Chartered Bank; John Mattone, Executive Coach of Steve Jobs; and Dr K Hari Prasad, President Apollo Hospitals Group, India.

The workings of The World CIO 200 Summit 2019 was advised by the INSPIRE committee including Dr Esam Al Falasi MOE UAE, Venkatesh Mahadevan Dubai Investment, Ajay Rathi DHA UAE, Yahya Al Mawali, Dr Jassim Haji AI Society Bahrain, Mohammed Mahnashi MOF Saudi Arabia, and Ashith P from Almasa Capital.

The official ribbon cutting and inauguration of The World CIO 200 Summit 2019 event was done by senior government leaders from the GCC including Dr Esam AlFalasi, Director of IT, Ministry of Economy; Mohammed Mahnashi, ICT Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia; Dr Ali Jassim Al Aradi, Director of IT, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahrain; Eng Suleiman Al Kharashi, Deputy Minister of Finance, Saudi Arabia; and Dr Thalaya AlFozan, Director IT, Ministry of Finance, Kuwait.

Sponsors of The World CIO 200 Summit 2019 event included Dell Technologies, Intel, Guardian One Technologies, Mindware, StorIT, Spectrum Networks, Netapp, Purestorage, Tahaluf Al Emarat, Nutanix, Rittal Middle East, Sai Global, Spire Solutions, BITS, Veritas, Rubrik, EMT Technologies, Techneplus, Datacare, Exclusive Network, Cloudhost, Finesse, Logicom, Zebra.

Supporting partners of The World CIO 200 Summit 2019 event included MCIT Saudi Arabia, Shura Council Bahrain, CIO Klub India, Ghana Chamber of Technology, Tech Pakistan, NIC, AI Society Bahrain, LOCO Service Pakistan, Awwal.

The highlights from the 2019 edition can be seen here.

About Global CIO Forum

The role of a CIO is one of the most critical one in today’s business and industry. Today, CIOs hold the future of innovation, productivity and competitiveness in their hands. At the Global CIO Forum, we not only provide our members with an exchange forum for best IT leadership strategies and practices to enhance business results, but we are also developing a strong voice to ensure that CIOs are represented at key industry and government decision tables. In other words: Integrate. Influence. Impact.

The Global CIO Forum’s mission is to represents IT Executives and CIOs globally. Currently working in META region and with expansion plans globally, the Global CIO Forum is a non-profit community of CIOs and IT leaders whose mission is to facilitate networking, sharing of best practices and executive development, and to collaborate on issues faced by the CIOs and IT executives.

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