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World CIO 200 Roadshow – Qatar Edition

World CIO 200 Roadshow

I am pumped to announce that I am delivering the Keynote on The World CIO 200 Roadshow – Qatar Edition.

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The World CIO Summit – Global CIO Forum

The World CIO 200 Roadshow 2020, organised by the Global CIO Forum, will tour Qatar on November 23. It will bring together digital leaders in Qatar, who have gone the extra mile in living up to the expectations of their organisation, and thereby the nation.

Date: November 23, 2020 | Time: 12.30PM – 6.00PM AST 

About Qatar

For more than a decade now, Qatar’s investments in state-of-the-art ICT infrastructure, skills development and e-government have created a positive impact on all sectors in the country. The ICT investments are transforming businesses of all kinds. Qatar’s National Vision is to become an even more flourishing modern country by 2030, capable of continuous development that will secure respectable living conditions for generations to come. The greatest challenge is to preserve Qatar’s heritage and traditions, especially in a challenging world where globalisation and worldwide communication threaten to dominate.

Agenda for Qatar




12.30 pm

Convention Center Open

01.00 pm

RNS & SailPoint Cyber Defense Conference – Series 3

The Power of Identity and Access Management

02.00 pm

WC200S Welcome Note

Global CIO Forum

02.10 pm

World CIO 200 – Inspire 10 on 10

Dr. Erdal Ozkaya, Regional CISO, Standard Chartered Bank

02.30 pm

Zero Trust Strategy

Samir Chopra, Founder and CEO, RNS Technology Services

02.45 pm

Cross Border panel : Leadership in Post Pandemic: A cross-border view

Panellists for 4 countries

03.15 pm

Leaders of the Future: Dealing with Uncertainties in the Present and Post Pandemic world

Ektaa Sibal, Gifted Energy Healer

03.30 pm

CIO 200 Country Awards

Awards ceremony

04.15 pm

Closing Note

Global CIO Forum

04.15 to 06.00 pm


Booth visits, Lounge meetings, Meetings and call scheduling

Cross-border 104

Global CIO Forum is all set to take the concept of cross-border panel discussion several notches higher with the Cross-border 104 initiative. As a part of the 2020 edition of the World CIO 200 Summit, as also to bring out the flavour of 26 participating countries further, Global CIO Forum will be conducting a cross-border panel discussion in all the 26 countries.

A panel of 4 technology decision-makers from 4 countries will put forward their opinions and outlook on how technology will be revisited in 2021, and how the respective countries are taking strides towards a better future.

Global CIO Forum is extending an invitation to all participants to be a part of the Cross-border 104, an industry-first initiative which will see 104 CIOs in attendance. The format will be:

  • 1 CIO from host country + 3 CIOs from other participating countries
  • This to be repeated in all 26 countries
  • This will result in 26 cross-border panels and a total of 104 participating CIOs

Chief Information Officer (CIO) definition

By WILL KENTON (Updated Jun 16, 2021)

What Is a Chief Information Officer (CIO)?
A chief information officer (CIO) is the company executive responsible for the management, implementation, and usability of information and computer technologies. Because technology is increasing and reshaping industries globally, the role of the CIO has increased in popularity and importance. The CIO analyzes how various technologies benefit the company or improve an existing business process and then integrates a system to realize that benefit or improvement.

Understanding Chief Information Officer (CIO)
The role of CIO has changed over the decades. In the 1980s, the position was more technical as companies maintained their internal computers, databases, and communications networks. In the 2010s, thanks to cloud computing, wireless communications, big-data analytics, and mobile devices, CIOs develop strategies and computer systems that keep businesses competitive in a fast-changing global marketplace.

One major responsibility of a contemporary CIO is to predict the future of computer technology trends that give a business an advantage over others. The day-to-day operations of maintaining a computer system generally fall on a person known as a chief operating officer of IT.

The number of CIOs has increased greatly with the expanded use of IT and computer technology in businesses. The CIO deals with matters such as creating a website that allows the company to reach more customers or integrating new inventory software to help better manage the use of inventory.


A CIO is a high-ranking executive responsible for managing and successfully implementing the information and computer technology systems of a company.

As technology becomes more sophisticated and expands globally, the role of a CIO has increased in popularity and importance.A CIO is typically required to have at least a Bachelor’s degree in a technology-related field.
A CIO must be agile, responding quickly to trends, changes, and the needs of the organization, its people, and those it serves.

CIO Qualifications
Businesses generally require that a CIO have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as computer science, computer information systems, IT management, or database administration. A master’s degree in business administration, coupled with a computer-based degree, can help a CIO run the business side of strategy, development, hiring, and budgeting.

Requirements for CIOs
CIOs must employ several hard and soft skills to excel at this job. CIOs need to know how to run a business because the job requires a lot of knowledge about how a company works from top to bottom. CIOs should also be aware of technology trends because IT may change in two to three years.

This type of person needs to build relationships within the company with other top-level executives and with colleagues in the field. A CIO must know how every department of a company works to determine the technical needs of each branch of the firm, and this person has to excel at communications. The ability to translate technical terms in ways that non-IT employees can easily understand is essential.


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