Khaleej Times hosts another virtual edition of CIO Meet in UAE and Saudi Arabia
Filed on November 10, 2020 | Last updated on November 10, 2020 at 10.57 am
Khaleej Times, UAE's leading daily, successfully conducted yet another virtual CIO Meet exclusively for the BFSI sector of KSA and UAE on the 19th and 21st November, in partnership with the technology titans Nutanix and their channel partners Beta IT & GBM UAE. In today's day and age, a CIO works in a more cross-functional manner than ever before, pushing boundaries to attain digital transformation through innovative solutions and strategies.
We have seen the BFSI sector use technology to enable product development, create enhanced market infrastructure, adopt & implement techniques to avert risks. Today, digital transformation serves as the prime objective for the BFSI industry to make it prominent, more efficient & people-centric. The live CIO Meet held in KSA and UAE addressed crucial challenges and difficulties faced by the CIOs of the BFSI sector to ensure that they stay abreast of the ever-changing emerging technologies and utilize them for the betterment of the company.
Attending the virtual webinars were top CIOs and heads of IT departments from the BFSI industry of KSA and UAE market, belonging to both government and private sectors. The esteemed panelists for the KSA webinar included Mr. Khalid Siddiqui, Chief Information Officer, HSBC, Mr. Kevin Lash - Director, Global Financial Services Strategy & Solutions, Nutanix, Mr. Muneer Elakhras, AVP IT, Al Rajhi Takaful.
Joining the UAE webinar were Mr. Bassel Kassem, Regional Sales Director Nutanix, Mr. Yuri Misnik, Chief Technology Officer, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Mr. Kevin Lash - Director, Global Financial Services Strategy & Solutions Nutanix, Mr. Saleem Ahmed, SVP - Head of IT, Sharjah Islamic Bank and Dr. Joseph George, Head - Information Systems and Technology - CIO, National Bank of Fujairah.
The event was kicked off with a welcome address by Nutanix. Followed by the keynote address by Mr. Khalid Siddiqui, Chief Information Officer, HSBC in KSA, where he shared insights on keeping up with the ever-changing tech landscape. Mr. Yuri Misnik, Chief Technology Officer, First Abu Dhabi Bank, delivered the keynote speech in UAE where he shared his thoughts on how technology can be used as a key component in a fast-paced transforming world.
Mr. Kevin Lash - Director, Global Financial Services Strategy & Solutions Nutanix highlighted "The financial services industry is constantly reinventing itself by turning to cloud technologies that can help deliver agile solutions to compete with the evolving market. This has accelerated the transition to operating critical applications to a multi-cloud environment that Nutanix can make invisible."
The CIO Meet Nutanix served as a need of the hour strategic webinar, which focused on thought leaders sharing their insights, opinions, and guiding other leaders, especially addressing the challenges with process transformation, data centers, and IT Infrastructure. A well-designed, powerful program was delivered by Nutanix which can help the BFSI sector to increase IT efficiency across their services and business operations.