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CIO 100 Awards 2016 winners announced

CNME CIO 100 Group shotInformation technology innovation and transformation leaders, yesterday, gathered for CNME’s second annual CIO 100 Awards and Forum.

Held at the Dubai Address Marina Hotel, the event honoured 100 individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in shaping the regional IT landscape. The prestigious awards recognised the many innovative ways that IT delivers competitive advantage or accelerates business success in the enterprise.

Jeevan Thankappan, Group Editor, Technology and Finance Division, CPI Media Group, kicked off the proceedings with a warm welcome address. “The tech industry is increasingly changing with new products and services in social collaboration tools, mobility, predictive analytics, cloud and other technologies being developed CNME’s CIO 100 Awards aims to recognise companies and individuals who have shown great commitment to adapting new technologies to fuel further success to their organisation.”

Thankappan also announced the re-launch of Security Advisor Middle East, a publication that puts the spotlight on the challenges and opportunities in the region’s cybersecurity space.

The awards’ proper was preceded by a forum which featured keynote presentations from CIOs who have shared their experiences and insights on transforming business processes within their organisations through IT.

Basil Ayass, Regional Marketing Director, Middle East, Dell, stood as the host of the gathering and gave the first presentation together with Shams Hasan, Enterprise Product Manager, Middle East, Dell. Among the keynote presenters are Tariq Al Usmain, CIO, National Bank of Kuwait; Mubarik Hussain, Head of IT, Petroserv; and Dr. Jassim Haji, CIO, Gulf Air.

Read the full analysis of the event in our upcoming February issue. The full list of honourees is shown below.

 

Computer News ME 2016 CIO 100

Mohamd Sabah, Tecom Group Hasan Naji Al-Bahrani, Well Surveillance Group of Kuwait Oil Company
Saeed Al Ghailani, Department of Transport Prasanna Rupasinghe, Kempinski Mall of Emirates
Ali Mohamed Al Ali, Health Authority – Abu Dhabi Suhayed Jabbo, Magnolia RM Investment
Afra Al Shamsi, UAE University Mehmet Akdeniz, Emirates Palace
Esam Alfalasi, Ministry of Economy George Yacoub, SEHA
Ahmad Al Madani, General Pension & Social Security Authority Samir Khan, African Eastern
Dr Saif El Ketbi, Abu Dhabi Airports Company Arnab Debroy, Metito Overseas
Mohammed Saeed Al Shehhi, Statistic Centre Mohammad Shahzad, Gulf Precast Concrete
Fahem Al Nuaimi, Ankabut Mohammed Jameeluddin, UAE General Civil Aviation Authority
Farid Farouq, Dubai World Trade Centre Sajeesh Nambiar, Bukhatir Group
Ahmed Ebrahim Al Ahmad, Nakheel Dr. Ahmed Altheneyan, Ministry of Defence (Saudi Arabia)
Abdulla Al Bastaki, Roads and Transport Authority Rusty Bruns, American University of Kuwait
Hussam Al Nowais, twofour54 Esam Hadi, Aluminium Bahrain
Amro Jaber Ahmed, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research Tariq Al Usaimi, National Bank of Kuwait
Alia Alkindy, Electronic Government Authority- Ras Al Khaima Rahul Mistry, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, Doha
Terence Sathyanarayan, Drake & Scull Vishal Sood, Perma-Pipe Middle East
Ajay Rathi, Meraas Holding Ali Ghunaim, Canadian Specialist Hospital
Mubarik Hussain, Petroserv Dr Tariq Taha, BankDhofar
Alaeddin Al Badawna, ADMA-OPCO A T Srinivasan, Qatar Airways
Juma Al Ghaith, Dubai Customs Abdulrahman Aloniazan, Arab National Bank
Sami Al Shammari, Oryx GTL Vinay Sharma, Gulftainer
Robert Webb, Etihad Aviation Group Rushdy Mubarak, Radisson Blu
Fuad Al Ansari, Takreer Rabih Merhy, Amwaj Rotana
Hessa Obaid Al Suwaidi, Ministry of Public Works Radi Karnib, Hilton Worldwide Northern Emirates
Baraa Khamis, Executive Affairs Authority Maisam Zaidi, ALEC
Pierre Douelhy, Indevco Group Thameem Rizvon, KoJ Group
Sofiane Benna, Masdar Institute Samir Mayani, KBBO Group
Ahmad Al Nasser, UAE Ministry of Labour Madhav Rao, Emke Group
Abdul Razack Dileep, Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council Mazen Chilet, Abu Dhabi University
Kirit Shah, Landmark Group Husam Saleh, University of Sharjah
Hamad Rashid Suwaid, Qatar Gas Transport Company Faisal Eledath, National Bank of Oman
Zohdi El-Saadi, IKK Group Saket Prakash Wagh, Enhance Oman
Ramy Abdelwahad, National Marine Dredging Company Sebastian Samuel, AWRostamani
M Sarangi, Port of Fujairah M N Chaturvedi, Al Shirawi Group
Ramesh Cidambi, Dubai Duty Free Abdulrahman Al Barguthi, Al Foah
Gopi Krishnan, Qatar Islamic Bank Aliasgar Bohari, Zulekha Hospitals
Sean Yeong, RAK Investment Authority Amit Kanchan, Landmark Hospitality
Roy Verrips, Hyatt Hotels WIssam Ismail, Al Noor Hospitals
V Suresh, Jumbo Electronics Yaqoob Alawadhi, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authroity
Kumar Prasoon, Safeer Group Suresh Kumar, ADSIC
Dr. Jassim Haji, Gulf Air Jawed Akhtar, Ebrahim Khalil Kanoo
Vignesh Unadkat, Thumbay Group Dr Hazem El Khatib, Abu Dhabi Department of Finance
NSN Murthy, Avivo Group Mohamed Imaduddin, Al Fara’a Group
Mohammed Raffi, Jotun Powder Coatings Sulaiman Al Bassam, General Civil Aviation Authority, Saudi Arabia
Syed Abdul Majeed, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons Imad Taha, Belhasa Group
Girish Chouhan, Motivate Publishing Muhammad Iqbal, Bindawood
Fady Sleiman, Waha Capital Muhammed Albakri, Saudi Arabian Airlines
Mahmoud Kamal, Habtoor Hotels Mustafa Shabbir Poonawala, Supreme Consultative Committee
Sreedhar Reddy, Aldar Properties Javed Abbasi, GISBA Group
Mohammed Khaled, Regulation & Supervision Bureau Ahmed Ishaq Kooheji, Saudi Diesel Equipment Company
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