Empowering CIO to lead the way
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, CIOMajlis was established in December 2015 by Smartworld, a joint venture company (50/50) between Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Etisalat. In 2022, following the establishment of e& enterprise by e& Group (formerly Etisalat) and the subsequent acquisition of 100% equity of Smartworld by e& enterprise, CIOMajlis began operating under the umbrella of e& enterprise.
CIOMajlis is a platform dedicated to advancing and supporting senior technology leaders. The initiative offers a platform for them to exchange best practices, stay up-to-date on industry developments, and connect with peers to collaborate on addressing common challenges. Membership grants access to events, educational resources, and other benefits specifically tailored to foster the professional growth and development of senior technology leaders. Moreover, CIOMajlis actively promotes the value and contributions of the IT function within organisations and advocates for policies that support the crucial role of senior technology executives.
Pioneering CIO Initiative:
Leading innovation since 2015, driving progress across industries.
Esteemed CIO Network:
250+ influential CIOs shaping the future of IT through collaboration
100+ events fueling breakthroughs and fostering growth.
Influential Guest Speakers:
Tapping into wisdom, igniting revolutionary ideas.
Uniting 15 industries, sparking growth and innovation
Empowering the CIO community, driving excellence and success.
Welcome to CIOMajlis, the premier platform for senior technology leaders in the UAE. As Chairman, I am honored to extend my warmest greetings.
CIOMajlis empowers CIOs to navigate the digital landscape and drive innovation. We foster a vibrant community for knowledge exchange and networking. Through our diverse programs, we facilitate thought-provoking discussions and provide insights from industry experts.
We stay at the forefront of emerging technologies and equip our members with the latest tools and strategies for success. We are grateful for the invaluable support of our members, sponsors, and partners. Together, we shape the future of IT leadership.
Join our community and explore valuable resources on our website. Let’s create transformative impact together.
Ahmed Al Ahmed, Chairman of CIOMajlis
Events & Conferences
We organize a variety of events and conferences designed to provide valuable awareness about best practices, latest technology trends, and market conditions. Our events are tailored to the specific needs of senior technology executives, and provide a forum for networking, learning, and professional development. Our conferences feature keynote speakers from leading industry experts, interactive panel discussions, and opportunities for attendees to share their own experiences and insights. We strive to provide a comprehensive and engaging program that will help our members stay current and competitive in the ever-evolving technology landscape.
Overseas Innovation Trips
Overseas innovation trips are a unique opportunity for senior technology executives to explore the latest technological advancements and innovations. Every year, we organise for select members a tour in one of the most innovative countries in the world to provide them with a firsthand look at the cutting-edge technologies and practices being developed and implemented in these countries, as well as the opportunity to expand their professional network globally. By participating in these trips, members gain valuable insights and inspiration to bring back to their own organisations, helping to drive innovation and improve their overall performance.
We conduct regular surveys to gather feedback and insights from senior technology executives on a wide range of topics. The results of the surveys are shared among members with the objective to gain insights into IT trends and strategies, benchmark IT performance, identify best practices, identify areas of improvement, determine challenges and risks facing the industry and explore opportunities for growth and innovation.
The role of Information Technology within a business has evolved significantly in recent years. IT is no longer just a support function but has become a critical business enabler that plays a vital role in driving growth and innovation. Senior technology executives are leaders of the IT function and are responsible for aligning technology with the overall strategy and goals of the organisation. We conduct regular interviews with the goal of throwing the spotlight on the important role that IT and the senior technology executives play in modern businesses by showcasing the insights, strategies, and success stories. These interviews provide valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities facing them and can help other IT leaders learn from the experiences of their peers.