The World CIO 200 Summit and GEC Security Symposium kicked off in Saudi Arabia

 The World CIO 200 Summit and GEC Security Symposium kicked off in Saudi Arabia

The first round of The World CIO 200 Summit 2019 kicked off at the Movenpick Hotel Riyadh in Saudi Arabia on 11th September amidst a full house of CIOs and CISOs from various verticals in the country. Held under the Patronage of the Ministry of Communication and Information technology, the event was inaugurated by Mr. Mohammed Al Amoudi from MCIT who later gave the keynote speech.

Over 150 delegates witnessed some excellent presentations from the end users and solution providers. The prominent speakers were – Mr. Mohammed Mahnashi, ICT Consultant, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Tahani Al Dosemani, Director, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Brett Samuel, Head of Technology, Veritas Middle East, Eng Ahmed Hassan, Support and Services Director and Pascal Mattas, Sales Manager from STME.


The Winners of the World CIO 200 Summit – Saudi Arabia were – 

Name Company Category
Shadi Ali Almosajen Amlak International for Real Estate Finance Co. Leader
Rajesh Chandramohan Tamimi Markets Master
Khaled Yusuf Autoworld Leader
Jaffer sadiq Movenpick Hotel – Riyadh Next-Gen
Roc Arquiza Escosio Al Faisaliah Hotel Leader
Muhammad Siddiqui International Medical Center Next-Gen
Sulaiman AlKharashi Tatweer Buildings Company Legend
Abdullah Alomari Etihad Etisalat Co. – Mobily Legend
Qasim Nadeem ABANA Enterprises Group Co. Next-Gen
Abdulgader Alharthi Saudi Ground Services Legend
Yazeed AlMarshoud Saudi Ceramics Leader
Hamdi Al-Jadani GIC Leader
Waleed Almutairy Ministry of Justice Next-Gen
Mohammad Hamza Sheikh National Factory for Can Ends Limited Next-Gen
Syed Fakruddin Albeez Dar Al Arkan Legend
Osama Merghani IHG Leader
Sajid Riaz Balsharaf Group Master
Mohammed Mahnashi Ministry of Foreign Affairs Legend
Abdulaziz A. Aloraij Ministry of Communication & Information Technology Legend
Meshal Alfouwais Saudi Electricity Company Legend
Mohammed Al Nuem Ministry of Foreign Affairs Legend
Abdul Aziz Al Jobiri Ministry of Education Legend
Khaled A Alnuaimi Ministry of Interior Legend
Dr. Tahani Al Dosemani Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University Legend

The event was co-hosted with GEC Security Symposium and CISO Awards 2019 which explored the true meaning of what end to end security means in a digital enterprise. Mr. Shaker Al Anazi, Cyber Security Senior Manager, Zain KSA shared an excellent presentation on the topic – ‘Towards effective cybersecurity measurement.’

The top CISOs of the country were felicitated with the Cyber Sentinels CISO Awards. The award winners were –

Name Company
Shaker ALanazi Zain KSA
Muhammad Saleem Ministry of Health
Mohammed Alshamrani Bidaya Home Finance
Amin Mohammed Siddiqui Public Investment Fund
Abdullah Alomari Etihad Etisalat Co. – Mobily
Saghir Ahmad Khan Al Rajhi Bank
Aneesh Salimkumar STC Solutions
Vivek Silla Public Investment Fund
Abdelmajed Ahmed Saeed Fadol Al Hammadi Development & Investment
Kais Barakat Saudi Aramco
Cyber Sentinels Security Awards 2019 – Top VAD Screencheck Middle East
Cyber Sentinels Security Awards 2019 – Top VAD – Cloud Services Al Jammaz Distribution
Cyber Sentinels Security Awards 2019 – Top SI – Security Services STME