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Second annual ACN 100 Forum off to roaring start

Event brings together IT leaders to discuss moving forward with new technologies

The ACN 100 Forum, which began in 2011, kicked off this morning to scores of CIOs and IT decision makers.
The ACN 100 Forum, which began in 2011, kicked off this morning to scores of CIOs and IT decision makers.

The second annual ACN100 Forum kicked off this morning at Grosvenor House in Dubai with scores of Middle East IT industry leaders in attendance.

The event aims to bring together CIOs and IT heads to discuss the new trends in the IT industry and how new technologies are forcing IT departments to change their approach to an industry that no longer follows linear progression.

The first topic on the agenda, 'How will Consumerisation Impact the IT Industry', was chaired by Haritha Ramachandran, programme manager, information and communcation technologies practice, South Asia and Middle East Frost and Sullivan and panel members included Graham Cambridge, head of Information Technology, Emirates Investment Authority; and Ashi Sheth, director of IT, American University of Sharjah.

Other topics on the table for discussion at the ACN 100 Forum include; Engineering the Optimal IT Team, Integrating Cloud into Every CIOs Strategy, Transforming the Organisation with High Performance Analytics, and The Pros and Cons of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.