IT Managers of the Year

ACN reveals the ten most outstanding individuals in regional IT for 2010.

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IT Managers of the Year Mohammed Thameem Rizvon, Group IT Manager, Kamal Osman Jamjoom (KOJ) (ITP Images)
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By  ACN Staff Writer Published  January 10, 2010 Arabian Computer News Logo

Mohammed Thameem Rizvon

Position: Group IT Manager

Company: Kamal Osman Jamjoom (KOJ)

Sometimes, there is more to being an IT manager than simply implementing system after system without incident. Sometimes, you have to be able to give back something to the larger community, be able to work towards a greater objective than merely building up the profit margins of your enterprise. Sometimes what you need is a person like Kamal Osman Jamjoom's Mohammed Thameem Rizvon.

His accomplishments in IT are already quite impressive, having overseen the installation of a complete new Oracle-based infrastructure for KOJ, which is one of the largest retailers in the region - no small undertaking as most would agree. Along the way, he has demonstrated strong people skills, allowing staff for example to choose the name of the revitalisation programme.

While this multi-year project would be exhausting on its own, Rizvon has embarked on a far more ambitious plan - to create the first functional Middle East chapter of the Oracle Applications User Group. As chairperson, he has spearheaded the initiative to build closer ties between Oracle end-users and provide them with a pulpit from which to direct their concerns to the vendor - which unlike rivals SAP or IFS, does not directly fund user-groups. 

These herculean efforts were rewarded with the successful staging of the first user conference, Connection Point, earlier this year. Rizvon's already deep into planning the next one and finding more ways to bring the CIO commuity closer together. It's an attitude that more in the region would be wise to adopt.

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