Global CIO Forum announces keynote speaker for Future IT Summit 2021

 Global CIO Forum announces keynote speaker for Future IT Summit 2021

Global CIO Forum has announced HE Hussain Mohammed Al Mahmoudi as the keynote speaker for Future IT Summit. The event will be held in Sharjah on March 22, 2021 in the presence of key government and private sector leaders and the virtual session will be held in real time on the GCF Convention Center platform.

HE Hussain serves a dual role as the CEO of the American University of Sharjah Enterprises, AUSE, and as the CEO of the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park, SRTIP. Both these entities were established through royal decree by the Ruler of Sharjah, who also directly appointed HE Hussain to these responsibilities in order to create collaborative long-term relationships between industry, academia and the public sector, fostering an ecosystem of enterprise and innovation.

Previously, HE Hussain served as the Director General of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a Member of the UAE Chamber Federation, and GCC Chambers for 8 years. He was responsible for the overall management and operations of the Chamber including the provision of services to its members. In this role, he launched several strategic economic initiatives for Sharjah such as the SME Act, Sharjah Export Centre, Sharjah Commercial Arbitration Centre, and the Sharjah Business Forum.

HE Hussain has held leadership roles at leading regional and international companies such as the Royal Dutch Shell Group, Emirates National Oil Company, ENOC, and several Dubai Holding entities. He currently serves as honorary board member of both, the Tatweer Forum and of Maastricht University in the Netherlands, and as Chairman of the Emirates Business Council for Sustainable Development. He also serves as a board member of the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center, Sheraa.

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