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Business & Money | Wednesday 1 May, 2024 3:03 pm |

Digital Transformation Summit Announces DT50 winners list!

The Digital Transformation Summit is proud to announce the inaugural DT50 winners list, recognizing the fifty most influential leaders shaping the digital future of the United Arab Emirates. 


The DT50 winners list celebrates visionaries, innovators, and disruptors who are driving significant advancements in technology, business, and society. These leaders have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, and resilience in navigating the rapidly evolving digital landscape, contributing to the UAE's position as a global hub for innovation and technology.


The DT50 winners list represents a diverse range of industries, including technology, finance, healthcare, education, and government, among others. From seasoned executives to emerging entrepreneurs, each individual on the list has made a profound impact through their initiatives, strategies, and accomplishments.


The DT50 winnersl ist showcases the incredible talent and innovation driving digital transformation in the UAE. These leaders have not only embraced the opportunities presented by digital technologies but have also leveraged them to create positive change and drive sustainable growth. 


The DT50 honorees will be celebrated at the Digital Transformation Summit, taking place on the 8th and 9th at Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City . The summit will feature keynote presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities, providing attendees with valuable insights and inspiration to accelerate their own digital transformation journeys.


  1. Abdalla Al Ali, Director of Information Technology & Innovation, DMCC.
  2. Abdel Ghani Yamout, Head of Information Technology and Systems, Nazih Group.
  3. Abdul Rahmaan Ismail, Regional IT Director MEA, SAAB Group.
  4. Abdulrahman Khaiwi, Head Of Information Technology, Emirates National School.
  5. Adeel Anwar, Director of Information Technology, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts.
  6. Alaa Elayyan, AVP of Information Technology, Deyaar.
  7. Ali Katkhada, Group CIO, Depa United Group.
  8. Amila Udana Karunaratne, Director of IT, The First Group.
  9. Arun Kumar Mohta, Group Head - IT, FJ Group.
  10. Awad El-Sidiq, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Analytics, ADNOC Distribution.
  11. Chenthil Kumar, Head of Information Security, Red Sea International - RSI, Dubai.
  12. Damir Jaksic, CIO, KEO International Consultants.
  13. Diego Ayala, AVP & Head IT, First Abu Dhabi Bank.
  14. Glen D'Souza, Head of IT, Centena Group.
  15. Himanshu Puri, Chief Information Officer, American Hospital Duabi.
  16. Hiren Desai, Head - IT,Burjeel Holdings.
  17. Irshad Mohammed, Chief Information Security Officer, Burjeel Holdings.
  18. Isha Aljasmi, Director of IT, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure.
  19. Jacob Mathew, Head Of Information Technology, Government entity in UAE.
  20. Jayakumar Mohanachandran, Group Chief Information Officer, Buzeki Enterprises Ltd.
  21. JP Bhamu, Group Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Gems Education.
  22. Kandarp Pandya, Director of IT, Jumeirah International LLC.
  23. Linoy Kidd, CIO, HSBC.
  24. Mamoun Alhomssey, Chief Information Officer, Ajman Bank.
  25. Maneesh Mahajan, Senior Director IT, Jumeirah Group.
  26. Manish Agarwal, Chief Information Officer, M H Enterprises LLC.
  27. Manoj Bhojwani, Chief Information Officer, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank.
  28. Mo Chaara, Corporate Chief Digital and Information Officer, Abdul Latif Jameel Co.
  29. Mohamed Arief, Group Information Technology Director, Mawarid Holding Investment.
  30. Mohammad Fayez Masadeh, Head of Technology GRC, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank - ADIB.
  31. Munir Majdalawieh, ISTM Department Head, Zayed University.
  32. Naushad Mohammed, Director - IT VAMED.
  33. Nisha Rani, CISO, Emirates Leisure Retail.
  34. Padam Sundar Kafle, Head IT and Automation, Aster hospitals UAE.
  35. Peter Tipapa, Chief Technology Officer, JCG Management DMC (Janus Continental Group (JCG)).
  36. Prakash Logaiya, Group Head of Data & AI, Al-Futtaim, Dubai.
  37. Rahul Otawat, Vice President , Strategy , Analytics and Data, Mashreq Bank Dubai.
  38. Rakesh Narang, Vice President Information Technology, ALDAR, Abu Dhabi.
  39. Riasat Ali, Group Head of IT, RAK Ports.
  40. Roger Wahl, Chief Technology Officer, Innovo Holding Limited.
  41. Sahil Desai, Head of Digital Transformation, Rakbank, Dubai.
  42. Salman Saeed, Head of Information Technology, Stellantis.
  43. Santhosh Thomas, Group Information Systems Manager,  African + Eastern.
  44. Santosh Shetty, CIO/Head of IT, Liwa Trading Enterprises LLC.
  45. Shaik J. Ahmed, Vice President, Head of Information Security - Risk and Governance, Mashreq Bank Dubai.
  46. Sivakumar V, CTO, Lockton Middle East North Africa. 
  47. Sreedhar Suragouni, Chief Information Officer, Sukoon Insurance
  48. Terence Cook, Director of IT, Al-Futtaim.
  49. Vanderlei Santos, Group Chief Digital Officer, Agthia Group PJSC.
  50. Vijay Pandey, Head of IT, DIVES Holding.
  51. Walid Elsahar, Director Of Information Technology, Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ).
  52. Yousef Alsaadi, VP - Information Technology, Oilfields Supply Center.
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