CIO Advisory Council formed in Bahrain
Bahrain's Technology and Business Society launches CIO group
Bahrain's Technology and Business Society (TBS) has announced the formation of a new Chief Information Officers (CIOs) Advisory Council.
The council will create a forum to discuss technology, and will also work to develop standards, guidelines and best practices for different industries.
The council has currently formed a steering committee to develop a plan for how its operations will develop.
Esam Hadi, chairman of TBS said: "This initiative will help the IT industry to serve as a medium for the exchange of ideas between members, and will enable members to discuss IT strategic issues of common interest, develop solutions, provide perspective and direction for the development of standards, guidelines and best practices. It will also provide a discussion platform for CIOs to proactively collaborate and provide perspective and direction for the development of the IT industry."
"The initiative will be implemented by inviting CIOs in selected domains to join the Council. The Council will be convened on a regular basis and, as needed, Technology and Solutions owners will be invited to present their new products and solutions to CIOs, which would serve to keep Council members abreast of the state-of-the-art in the IT industry."
TBS was founded last September as an organisation licensed by the Ministry of Social Development to provide strategic consulting in the IT field to develop future strategies for medium and large enterprises. TBS also aims to develop scientific and professional IT capabilities, encourage communications among members and promote environmentally-friendly technology.