Bahrain is emerging as a regional frontrunner in digital transformation, having long recognized the important contribution of technology to its economy in propelling growth, accelerating economic diversification and generating jobs. The Kingdom has been quick to implement reforms to enhance the operating environment for technology-driven businesses. One of the key drivers of Bahrain’s growth is its positive business environment. It offers a tried-and-tested legal and regulatory environment and has the least restrictions on foreign ownership. Bahrain is also the proud home to a respected financial services sector with more than four decades of experience. According to government figures, the number of Bahraini tech start-ups has grown to 75 companies, which highlights the growing importance of entrepreneurship to the kingdom’s economic growth.
In line with this vision, The World CIO 200 Summit 2019 will bring together the digital leaders who have gone the extra mile in living up to the expectations of their organization and thereby the nation. Join the country’s top CIOs at The World CIO Summit 2019 as we divulge industry pivotal areas through our focused keynotes, TECHTalk and expert panel discussions.
The GLOBAL CIO FORUM represents IT Executives and CIOs globally. Currently working in META region and with expansion plans globally, the GLOBAL CIO FORUM is a non-profit community of CIOs and IT leaders whose mission is to facilitate networking, sharing of best practices and executive development, and to collaborate on issues faced by the CIOs/IT Executives.
|09:00 AM :||Registration|
|10:00 AM :||Official inauguration of the event by Al-Shura Council Chairman H.E Ali Bin Saleh Al Saleh|
|10:15 AM :||Opening Keynote by Dr Jassim Haji, Artificial Intelligence Conference Chairman|
|10:25 AM :||Artificial Intelligence Keynote|
|10:40 AM :||Distribution of CIO 200 awards and recognition by H.E. Ali bin Saleh Al-Saleh, Al-Shura Council Chairman|
|11:00 AM :||First Break|
|11:15 AM :||Presentation 1: Dr. Christos Gatzoulis, Head of School : ICT & Web Media, Bahrain Polytechc|
|11:30 AM :||CIO 200 Awards Segment 2|
|11:45 AM :||Women in AI Panel Discussion | Moderator: Dr. Jaflah Alammari, board member RCCI – Panelists: Dr. Fay Al-Khalifa, Univ of Bahrain; Dr. Hessa Al-Junaid, Smart Sustainable urbanism Lab; Dr. Ebtesam Bin Butti, Univ of Bahrain|
|12:15 PM :||CIO 200 Awards Segment 2|
|12:30 PM :||Presentation 2: Sh. Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, CIO, Supreme Council of Health|
|12:45 PM :||CIO 200 Awards Segment 3|
|01:00 PM :||Closing note and networking|