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Gartner Global CIO Research Board Meeting hosted in Dubai for the 1st Time in the Middle East


   The meeting topic is ‘Gaining Competitive Advantage from Tomorrow’s Risk Strategies’.  

Dubai is city host for the 142nd Gartner Global CIO Research Board Meeting, set to take place March 22-24, 2022, marking the first time the prestigious meeting has taken place in the Middle East.  

Gartner Research Board is an invite-only private community of digital and technology leaders from the top organizations around the world, working to shape the global digital future. Since 1973, the Board has enabled the most influential global executives in the world’s largest organizations to turn challenges into opportunities and outcomes. Members vote for and commission proprietary Gartner research and meet privately throughout the year to share insights, learnings, and proven practices with peers. 

His Excellency Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director General of Digital Dubai, said: “Digital Dubai was the first Gartner Research Board government member in Middle East. This recognition from a world-leading organization underlines our mission to lead Dubai’s comprehensive digital transformation and applauds the progress we have made to digitize every aspect of life in the emirate, establishing Dubai as a world-class smart city and a bastion of the digital revolution.” 

Robert Dye, Senior Vice President of Gartner Research Board, said: “As Gartner Research Board celebrates its 50 years next year, we are proud of the growing global representation of our membership. We are pleased to have our first meeting in the Middle East here in Dubai as we provide a true global experience for our members.”  

The meeting will feature prominent local guest speakers, namely, H.E. Omar Al Olama, UAE’s Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence (AI), Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications; H.E. Hamad Al Mansoori, Director General of Digital Dubai, UAE Chief of Digital Government, and Chairman of the Board at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre; H.E. Khalfan Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF). 

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