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About the Event

Join the largest global gathering of CIOs. Revisit your digital transformation strategy and rewrite digital mandates in the must-attend World CIO 200 Summit 2022.

Experience a technology summit like none other at WCS200. Away from the day-to-day routines, delegates stand an opportunity to focus on key insights shared by world-class speakers, analysts, thought-leaders etc. that only helps you build your relation with them but also discover opportunities that will help you drive your business forward.

AUG NOV 2022

Mega CIO Roadshow

Speakers & Thought leaders
Days of Leadership

Journey 2022

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

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    GCF BFSI Majlis

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    GCF Education Majlis


    Shaukat Ali Khan

    Global CIO, Aga Khan University | UK

    Samuel Ubido

    Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Uniper | UK

    Jayesh Maganlal

    CIO, Damac Properties | UAE

    Seham El Behissy

    Digital Transformation and New Mobility Expert, Advisory Board Member, Clean Energy Business Council

    Ahmad Altarawneh

    Senior Strategic Transformation Consultant, Dubai Police | UAE

    George Akhras

    CIO, Academia Management Solutions International | UAE

    Martin Wallgren

    Group CIO, Gulf Agency Company (GAC) HQ | UAE

    Shumon A Zaman

    CIO, Ali & Sons Holding | UAE

    Frederik Bisbjerg

    Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation & Innovation, Daman National Health Insurance Company | UAE

    Tuan Anh Pham

    Group CIO/CXO, Becamex IDC | Vietnam

    Enrico Maria Cestari

    CTO (Chief Technology Officer), Jointly | Italy

    Daniel Maestre

    Head of IT Cash Germany & ASIA, Prosegur Cash GMBH | Germany

    Amit Kumar Saxena

    CIO , Ramco Plexus (Ramco Group Kenya)

    Faheem Ali

    Chief Technology Officer, Elite, East Africa

    Bravine Otieno

    IT Manager/Country CIO, Schenker Limited | Kenya

    Daniel O. Adaramola

    Group Head, Technology and Busines Continuity Risk, The Young CISO Network | Nigeria

    Dickson Quartey

    IT Operations Manager, First National Bank Ghana | Ghana

    Uma Steve Kalu

    CIO & Head, Information Services and Technology, NSIA Insurance Limited | Nigeria

    Badr Boussabat

    Co-Founder and President AI TOGETHER

    Dr. Manal Jalloul

    Founder, AI Lab; Certified Instructor and University Ambassador, NVIDIA; Lecturer, American University of Beirut

    Dr. Enrico Panai

    AI Ethicist & Founder, Be Ethical

    Dr. Jamal Berrich Mohammed

    Professor and Member of 'Maison de l'intelligence artificielle', Mohammed First University, Oujda

    Dr. Thiago Felipe S. Avanci

    Lawyer, Professor of Law, Board Member, CEST/POLI/USP; IGOAI; GAIEI; FISP

    Esther Adem

    Digital Transformation Specialist, Brac International, Kenya

    Nelson Lutta OJ

    Senior Manager, Customer Engagement and Advocacy Apollo Agriculture Kenya Africa

    Dr. Milan Kumar

    Chief Information Officer – Commercial Vehicles (CVS) ZF CV Systems Global GmbH, Switzerland

    Nagi Reddy Bommareddy

    IT Manager, Qatar Ceramics

    Rajesh Chandramohan

    Head Of IT, Darwish Holding

    Badreya AlMehairi

    AVP Senior Manager - Data privacy- Information Security, Mashreq Bank

    Bader Husni Zyoud

    Senior Information Security & Risk Management Specialist & Incidents Manager, Government Entity, Financial Department

    Glen Thomas

    Sr Information Security Officer, Grant Thornton

    Jacopo Genoni

    Chief Confidentiality Officer, Deloitte Middle East

    Magdy Mansour Mohamed Ahmed

    IT General Manager, Senyar Industries Qatar (Doha Cables – Elsewedy cables Qatar – Senyar Copper)

    Faizal Babu Kavungal

    IT Governance and ERM Specialist, Gulf Drilling International

    Shanib Shamsudheen

    Head Of IT & Operations, City Exchange

    Chander Mohan Raina

    Head of IT&T, Wyndham Grand Regency Doha

    Samer Semaan

    Channel & Alliances Manager - MIddle East, Pure Storage

    Satyanarayan Banjapally

    Head of ERP & IT, Qatar National Cement Company

    Salim Omar

    Regional Sales Manager Pure Storage

    Rajat Bhatia

    Senior Systems Engineer, Dell Technologies

    Peter J. Okorn

    Head of Information Technology, Doha Film Institute

    Dr. Raed AlHazme

    CIO, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs

    Dr. Maher Aldukheil

    VP of Technology and Digital Transformation, Hail Health Cluster

    Imdath Nazim

    Head Of IT, InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) Voco Hotel Riyadh

    Ali El Kontar

    CEO, Zero&One

    Mohammed Fayez Alshehri

    Chief Information Security Officer, Al Amthal Financing

    Mohamed A. Raouf

    Director of Services & Projects, Gulf Medical Co. Ltd.

    Nizar Elfarra

    Channel Director, Commvault

    Sulaiman Yusuf

    Regional Manager Middle East, Alteryx

    Ali El Kontar

    CEO, Zero&One

    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.