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About the Event

At Global CIO Forum, 2023 is the ‘Year of the Eagle’.

Welcome to The World CIO 200 2023 ‘Rise of the Power’! This year, we are proud to present a tour that will span 50 countries, gathering over 5000 IT leaders in a journey of 5 months. Our theme this year is all about the Rise of the power, and we are excited to explore what this means for IT leadership around the world.

With Year of the Eagle, we are reminded of the great strength and vision of this majestic bird. In many cultures, the eagle symbolizes leadership, power, and vision but most importantly - FOCUS. We believe that these are key qualities that IT leaders need to cultivate in order to succeed in today's fast-paced and ever-changing business environment.

The World CIO 200 2023 roadshow is designed to help IT leaders develop and enhance these qualities. Through a series of workshops, knowledge-sharing sessions, thought-provoking life experiences, keynote speeches, panel discussions, and networking events, we will explore the latest trends and innovations in IT leadership.


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Journey 2023

WCS200 is much more than just a conference, it is a year-round hive of activity across the globe, dedicated to keeping its finger on the pulse of the sector and communication within the industry alive. The conversation never stops with exclusive invitation only country specific briefings, celebrating success of local CIOs for their contribution & designed to inform the content of the main event. This is supplemented by post event networking session, and advisory boards. As experts in the market, WCS200 shares insight and intelligence throughout the year with its community & celebrate the success of entire industry.

A great insightful and informative event, great speakers and wonderful organization. A wonderful networking opportunity and an inclusive collaborative atmosphere.

Anas Kamaluddin Head of Group IT, YBA Kanoo

ItS fruitful experience connecting with peers and sharing new ideas. Thank you GEC Media for this event. All the best in the year 2022.

Robert Araniego Assistant IT Manager, Emrill Services LLC

Was great opportunity, I have learned a lot and had great networking with great leaders.

Mohammed Albinjassim Manager ICT, Bahrain airport services

Excellent networking with peers

Ali Alaradi CIO, Ministry of Foreign Affaires

It was my pleasure to participate in the Summit and I really appreciate all the efforts has been drawn to achieve this event in the manner that has been shown.

Shaker AlOwainati Senior Manager of IT and Operations, BIBF

I believe with the current team and their passion this summit will be one of the best in the world.

Mohammed Al Sharqawy IT Manager, ASRY

It was great event thank you GEC media team , keep it up !!!!

Aliasgar Bohari Senior Director IT, Zulekha Hospitals

You guys have not just built a forum but a community. The positive vibe in this forum resonates.

Faisil Syed Digital Transformation Program Manager, SEHA

Fantastic event , excellent platform for all stakeholders to showcase their capabilities , excellent venue for meeting across . Amazing Talent across world in one platform who are driving digital transformations , governing , securing the same .

Fahad Deshmukh Group Head of IT, Sobha Realty

Experience was good as a first time participant and it was good stalls with different knowledge which is useful and benefit for future.

Bhavna Duggal Client Relationship Executive, Paessler

The event was excellent and very well organized. It gave me the opportunity to interact with my peers exchanging ideas and experiences. I am looking forward to such events in future as well.

Hafeez Sheikh Muhammad IT Director MENA, Del Monte Foods, UAE

Overall, it was a great experience, well done job, thank you all GEC team.

Fayaz Ahamed Badubhai Group IT Director, AL YOUSUF GROUP

I really enjoyed the event, very interactive, welcoming and thoughtful. The sessions were excellent

Ayman Alqudsi CIO, United Arab Bank

Overall very engaging, great planning and setup impactful platform for all tech leaders.

Vinay Sharma Group IT Director, Gulftainer

This Event was an amazing opportunity or platform to showcase ourself and getting recognized.

Vibin Vijayakumar Head of Department, Sr. IT Engineer, H&G Artificial Island Projects, NMDC

Great job done by the organizing team.

Soheyl Kadjani SVP IT Strategy, Transformation and Digital, FAB bank

Wonderfully Managed and Organized. Keep up the good work.

Sunil Nair IT Director, Al Falah University

Good networking and good insights

Yahyah Pandor CIDO, Fine Hygienic Holding

Excellent experience, thanks to Team GEC, they are amazing!

Roger Tabbal Executive IT Director, Accor Hotels

Fascinating and incredibly amazing

Qusai Almeqdadi senior Manager, EY

More than helpful and amazing topics for session and panel discussion.

Mohamed Hamed CTO, Platino Group (elSallab Ltd)

It was a another milestone event for Global CIO Forum and great success. Having amazing speakers and topics was wonderful learning and experience. GEC Media team efforts are always commendable. Well Done!!

Samit Jha Director of IT, International, Laticrete International, Inc.

The event was really beneficial to update ourselves to know the latest happening into information technology and get a chance to meet IT leaders across the globe to share our experience and learn from them regarding IT Automation and transformation.

Mohammad Musharraf Director of Enterprise Projects, Alfa Medical Group

Simply, it was one of the most well organized events I have ever attended during the last 10 years given the fact of the tough period of arranging this event.

Wissam Al Adany CIO, GB Auto

I am truly exited & honored attending these 2 days full of kind sessions & leadership keynotes & networking opportunities & also relationship building.

Hossam Barakat GM, Egypt gas

Worthwhile experience, with an opportunity to meet CIOs from various regions, and different organizations, to exchange ideas and challenge ourselves, to learn and unlearn, and to gain a better view of the future roles of CIOs.

Bravine Otieno IT Manager/Country CIO, DB Schenker



• Meet and network with regional and global peers
• Evaluate your organization’s technical competencies with other participating organizations
• Share your mind with like-minded technology heads
• Listen to and attend over 20+ global keynotes and tracks bringing the best and latest technology on board


  • Draft new regulations & policies at par with global standard.
  • Learn how to automate and cut costs of state services
  • Find regional and global thought leaders & supporters for your initiatives
  • Listen to the best practices of your global counterparts
  • Incentivize institutional change


  • Showcase advanced tech solutions, business models and concepts
  • Be a part of powerful panel discussions by top leaders and experts
  • Decipher how your customers are segmented on the basis of offerings, technologies, end-user industries & regions
  • Network with top enterprise tech companies and government authorities


  • Meet and network with regional and global peers
  • Evaluate your organization’s technical competencies with other participating organizations
  • Share your mind with like-minded technology heads
  • Listen to and attend over 20+ global keynotes and tracks bringing the best and latest technology on board


  • Meet founders, future-tech investors and get an in-depth view of business models
  • Possibly find partners or your next CTO, CEO or COO
  • Exchange market views and investment ideas with peers
  • Deep dive into innovative approaches to the technologies of the fourth industrial revolution


In all the country editions, Global CIO Forum will host GCF Focus Group Majlis to give a more refined and in-depth outlook into vertical driven opportunities. Every majlis will have top 20 CIOs from the Group engaging in discussions.

The Focus Group will include, but not limited to-

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GCF Government Majlis

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GCF Healthcare Majlis

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GCF Oil & Gas Majlis

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GCF Retail Majlis

GCF Manufacturing Majlis

GCF Hospitality Majlis

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GCF Education Majlis

Speakers 2023

Main Agenda Tracks

HX – Human Leadership

Leadership across every aspect of business and IT is crucial in the shift to Generation Next. In response to these demands, technology and information leadership is undergoing a revolution. The beliefs and models of how we work are being shattered and re-shaped. It begins with mindsets accepting and embracing perpetual change. This track challenges your thinking about leadership, skills and the organization required to successfully navigate uncertainty and create a culture for success.


BX - Business Strategy

Business Strategy Digital transformation has impacted all enterprises, and the winners will be those that can constantly adapt to change. CxOs are investing to exploit opportunities in digital business. CIOs must ditch the traditional IT project focused mind-set in favor of an IT product-focused approach. This track is for CIOs and IT leaders planning the role of information and technology in enterprise digital strategy.


TX - Technology and Information

An understanding of how technology and information is constantly evolving is a critical step in creating an effective transition to ContinuousNext. This track examines how new practices can be amplified by technology, leading to new capabilities that provide new business opportunities and increase value delivery. CIOs and IT Executives will learn how to apply selected trending technologies for this exact purpose. These technologies include AI, machine learning and advanced data analysis, Blockchain and increasingly more comprehensive digital business platforms.