A tribute to the visionaries and pioneers of IT in the Middle East

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A tribute to the visionaries and pioneers of IT in the Middle East

There is no business without IT today and technology has an impact on every aspect of how any business operates. However, harnessing the full potential of IT requires vision and ingenuity, and laser-sharp focus on innovation.

In its second year, CXO 50 Awards seek to recognise IT leaders who are driving digital transformation with best practices, new methodologies and right technology resources. The award is designed to honor innovative and forward-thinking IT executives whose actions have had an impact on their own organisations and the industry they work in.

The awards are open to IT executives anywhere in the Middle East and all entrants for CXO 50 Awards will be evaluated by a judging panel comprising industry stalwarts. So, if you are an IT pro who has demonstrated innovative leadership with real-world results we would like to hear from you.

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09:30am - 10:00am Registration and coffee
10:00am - 10:10am Welcome note
Jeevan Thankappan, Managing Editor, Insight Media and Publishing
10:10am - 10:30am Navigating the geography of change
Sebastian Samuel, CIO, AW Rostamani
10:30am - 10:45am Strategy beyond technology
Jayakumar Mohanachandran, CIO, Precision Group
10:45am - 11:00am Why hybrid cloud for modern data centre
Ahmed Mostageer, Regional Sales Manager, Nutanix
11:00am - 11:15am Coffee break
11:15am - 12:00pm Panel Discussion: Disruptive technologies and their impact on Middle East Businesses
Aaron White, Regional Sales Director-METI, Nutanix
Ayman Mohammad, Major Accounts Manager, Fortinet
Kimmo Bergius, CTO, Sulava
Feras Hani, System Engineer, Middle East, CommScope
12:00pm - 02:00pm Awards Ceremony

As part of our awards, 50 winners will be selected by the judging panel based on the information provided in submission forms


Ajay Rathi

Ajay Rathi, Director of IT
Dubai Healthacare City

Jassim Haji

Jassim Haji, President
Artificial Intelligence Society of Bahrain

Sebastian Samuel

Sebastian Samuel, CIO

Sreedhar Reddy

Sreedhar Reddy, Director- Digital Transformation
Aldar Properties

2020 Partners




Conrad Dubai

We would love to hear from you

Contact Us

For sponsorship enquiries:
Merle Carrasco
Sales Director
+971 55 118 1730
For nomination enquiries:
Jeevan Thankappan
Managing Editor
+971 56 415 6425