Dubai to host Gartner’s 2011 CIO Leadership Forum

Two-day event to be held at Raffles Hotel and discuss issues facing Middle East IT bosses

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Dubai to host Gartner’s 2011 CIO Leadership Forum Dubai is to play host to Gartner's 2011 CIO Leadership Forum
By  Ben Furfie Published  November 8, 2010

Gartner has announced that it will host the 2011 CIO Leadership Forum in Dubai from February 28th to March 1st.

The two-day event will be held at Raffles Hotel, and will bring together CIOs and IT leaders from across the region. According to Gartner, the event will focus on exploring issues critical IT leaders in the Middle East.

"This exclusive event is a must-attend for CIOs and senior IT leaders, as it has been created with direct input from more than 1,000 of their peers," comment Mark McDonald, group vice president, executive program at Gartner. "In a peer-networking environment, CIOs will discover how to translate strategic direction into actionable results, achieve the innovation required for competitive business advantage, and lead an organisation's transformation of its IT capabilities."

Amongst the topics that will be addressed are outsourcing, governance and leadership, the value of IT, and technology deliverance and the future of IT.

"Through in-depth sessions, strategic presentations and workshops, Gartner analysts will cut through the hype to deliver to attendees a clearer perspective on what they need to know - from breakthrough approaches to delivering business value through IT to the strategic implications of fast-evolving technologies and industry trends," said John Mahoney, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner.

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