The IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2022 will also play host to the IDC Excellence Awards. The awards will recognize the efforts of the country's leading technology executives, based on their ability to drive innovation, strengthen resiliency, and shape rapid change. Securing a place on our list of finalists will be viewed as a genuine mark of enterprise excellence, so submit your nominations today!
The IDC Excellence Awards will honor the Middle East's most pioneering technology leaders across 3 categories, with a winner and 10 finalists named in each:
CISO of the Year
Open to IT leaders who have significantly improved the security posture, resilience, and regulatory compliance of their organization and successfully positioned security as an enabler for digital transformation.
CIO of the Year
Open to IT leaders who have successfully spearheaded major digital transformation initiatives in alignment with senior executives and lines of business to deliver significant and tangible business results.
Women in Technology & Business
Open to female business and IT leaders who have positively impacted the business outcomes, work cultures, and levels of innovation required to drive significant improvements in ﬁnancial performance.
To be eligible for the IDC Excellence Awards 2022, nominees must fulfil the following criteria listed in each award category form. They must have held the position of CIO or business leader within a company based in Middle East (GCC) for at least 24 months. They must have led, within the last 24 months, the implementation of initiatives, which should be thoroughly described in the nomination form. They must have demonstrated outstanding skills and efforts in the following fields: innovation, change management, IT governance, business enablement, and cost efficiency.
At IDC, we pride ourselves on enforcing the very highest levels of transparency and impartiality. As such, each nomination will be reviewed and validated using a multi-tiered process. The evaluation of nominations and selection of finalists will be independently undertaken by a multidisciplinary team comprising senior regional and international IDC analysts. All nominations will be treated with the strictest confidence. Upon submission of a nomination, IDC analysts will perform an initial assessment, during which they may call nominees to validate and verify details. The list of top 10 finalists in each category will be unveiled during a live 'Awards Ceremony' to be hosted on a virtual platform. The top three finalists in each category will be required to present their achievements/nominations to the IDC jury. Each finalist will be allocated a total of 15 minutes – 7-8 minutes for a PowerPoint presentation and 7-8 minutes for Q&As. In the event of any dispute regarding the rules, conduct, results, and all other matters relating to the IDC Excellence Awards 2022, the decision of the judges shall be final, and no further correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
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