23.02.21
VIRTUAL EVENT

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

The coronavirus crisis has accelerated the adoption of digital technologies in the Middle East. The pandemic has demonstrated the importance of business continuity plans and the need to improve operational efficiencies through digital business.

In its third year, CXO 50 Awards seek to recognise IT leaders who have taken the reins during the crisis to shape the new normal. 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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Agenda

10:30am - 10:35am Welcome note
10:35am - 10:50am Keynote address
Future Ready with VMware: Respond, Adapt, Accelerate
Kelly Latza, Senior Manager, UAE, VMware
10:50am - 11:20am CIO Panel discussion
Building Business Resilience in the New Normal
Sebastian Samuel, CIO, AW Rostamani
Vinay Sharma, Group IT Director, Gulftainer
Jayakumar Mohanachandran, Group Head of IT, Easa Saleh Al Gurg
Khalid Rashid Moh’d Jalal, Senior Group ICT Manager, Garmco
11:20am - 11:50am Vendor panel discussion
The Changing Landscape of Security Innovation
Ajay Nawani, Director Engineering, MEA, Sophos
Yasser Elmashad, Cyber Security Specialist, F5
Fadi Yehia, Regional Director, Dubai, NE, Oman and Pakistan, Fortinet
Bhawani Singh, APAC Principal Solutions Architect, Checkmarx
Mohamed Arafa, Country Manager KSA, Micro Focus
11:50am - 1:00pm Awards ceremony

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

Judges

M N Chaturvedi

M N Chaturvedi
Director of IT
Al Shirawi Group

Jassim Haji

Jassim Haji
President
Artificial Intelligence Society of Bahrain

Sebastian Samuel

Sebastian Samuel
CIO
AWRostamani

Arun Tewary

Arun Tewary
VP-IT
Emirates Flight Catering

2021 Partners

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Contact Us

For sponsorship enquiries:
Merle Carrasco
Sales Director
merlec@insightmediame.com
+971 55 118 1730
For nomination enquiries:
Jeevan Thankappan
Managing Editor
jeevant@insightmediame.com
+971 56 415 6425