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Introducing DT 100: Celebrating the Top 100 Digital Transformation Leaders in the UAE

18th Edition Of Digital Transformation Summit, UAE

Physical Conference on 14th & 15th June 2023

Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - We are thrilled to unveil DT 100, a prestigious initiative that recognizes and celebrates the remarkable achievements of technology leaders in the UAE. Organized by Exito Media Concepts, DT 100 aims to honor individuals who have made exceptional contributions to advancing technology in the region.

We are proud to announce the distinguished individuals who have been selected for DT 100. These exceptional technology leaders have demonstrated outstanding skills, vision, and innovation, propelling the digital transformation landscape of the UAE to new heights.

Here is the esteemed DT 100 list:

  • Srinivasan Sampath - Acting Chief Technology Officer, First Abu Dhabi Bank
  • Abdalla Al Ali - Director IT and Innovation, DMCC Authority
  • Aiman Othman - IT Director, Union Coop
  • Sebastian T. Samuel - Chief Information Officer, AW Rostamani Group
  • Tamer Hamed - Chief Information Officer, DUCAB
  • Eng. Isha Aljasmi - IT Director, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure
  • Gigi Mathew Thomas - Group Head - IT & Digital Transformation, Ittihad International Investment LLC
  • Abdul Rahmaan Ismail - Head of IT UAE, SAAB Group
  • Rajesh Kumar Bhaskaran - Executive Director, Head of Platforms , Core systems, EMIRATES NBD
  • Veneeth Purushotaman - Group Chief Information Officer, Aster DM healthcare
  • Munir Majdalawieh - Head of Information systems and Technology Management Department(Department Chair), Zayed University Dubai
  • Padam Kafle - Head of IT and Automation, Aster hospitals UAE
  • Swapnil Kelaiya - Sr IT Director, Smith+Nephew
  • Alexei Ivanov - Head Of Information Technology, MAPYR FZCO
  • Rahul Otawat - VP,Strategy,Analytics & Data Science - Wealth , Digital and Business banking, Mashreq Bank
  • SatyaShankar Chirravuri - Head of Technology Platforms - Cloud & Security, Al-Futtaim
  • Jayant Sharma - Digital Experience Platform Director, Miral Experiences
  • Somy Varghese - Head of Digital Transformation & Technology, Etoile Group
  • Himanshu Puri - Head Of Information Technology (CIO), King's College Hospital London – UAE
  • Arthur Oz - Head of Digital Platform, Al Hilal Bank
  • Gyan Prakash Srivastava - Head - Data Management , Analytics & Data Governance, Mashreq Bank
  • Carl Siddons - SVP Digital Design, ALDAR - Real Estate
  • Amna Saleh AlHammadi - Head of Health Systems and Integration Section, Acting Director of Health Information Systems Department, Emirates Health Services
  • Akash Lall - General Manager IT Digital, Sobha Realty
  • Ehtisham Syed - Executive Director IT, Falconpack
  • Dr. Hamad Khalifa Al Nuaimi - Telecommunications Specialist, Abu Dhabi Police
  • Vineesha Hk. - Advisor of Digital Transformation and Strategy, Office of Senior Leadership, UAE Government Entity
  • Dr. Sid Ahmed Benraouane - Dubai Government Advisor | MENA Government Advisor, Dubai Government
  • Dr. Ebrahim Al Alkeem - Digital Transformation, Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence Expert, Government of Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
  • Dr. Ebrahim Hasan Al Khajeh - Division Director of Human Capital Member of the Strategic Transformation Committee, Abu Dhabi Customs United Arab Emirates
  • Suleiman Mohammed Aldabbas - Digital Transformation Expert - Public Sector, UAE Government Entity
  • Awad Ahmed Ali El-Sidiq - Head of Artificial Intelligence & Analytics, ADNOC
  • Manal Allam - IT Head & Business Partner, Merck Group
  • Jad Hindy - Senior Vice President Marketing, Expo City Dubai
  • Kelly Machado - Digital Strategy & Transformation, UAE Government
  • Taghrid Alsaeed - Executive Director – Group Communications and Destination Marketing, Miral
  • Raed Kuhail - Executive Director, Digital and Technology, Miral
  • Sarfaraz Muneer - Vice President, Cyber Security and Technology Platform, Mubadala
  • Vishal Anand - Senior Director IT, Jumeirah Group
  • Aus Alzubaidi - Director of IT, Cybersecurity & Media Management, MBC Group (Middle East Broadcasting Corp)
  • Sumit Srivastava - Digital and Commercial officer, A leading Digital Services provider
  • Bart Pietruszka - Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Wholesale Data, Analytics and CRM, HSBC Bank Middle East
  • Nitin Bhandari - SVP & Head of Payit Digital Wallet, First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
  • Giovanni Gavino Everduin - Head of Strategy & Innovation, Commercial Bank International
  • Dr. Thierry Lestable - Executive Director, Artificial Intelligence & Digital Science Research Center (AIDRC), Technology Innovation Institute (TII)
  • Kareem Refaay - Managing Director GCC & MENA, The London Institute of Banking & Finance
  • Moe Abeidat - Group VP of Technology (Executive Committee), Aramex International
  • Krishnan Gopi - Group Chief Disruption Officer, GEMS Education
  • Imran Kannuti - Head, Banking Operations Digitization & Transformation, Banque Misr UAE
  • Sivakumar Venkatraman - Chief Technology Officer, Lockton (MENA) Limited
  • Jayaraj Perumalsamy - Group Head of IT & Digital Transformation, Barakat Group of Companies
  • Ronit Ghose - Global Head - Future of Finance, Citi
  • ElFadl Ibrahim - Head of AI & Analytics, ADNOC
  • Stephen Kruger - CTO, Careem
  • Suleiman Al Dabbas - Digital Transformation Expert, RTA
  • Chirenj Chandran - CEO, MySyara
  • Debbie Botha - Chief Partnership Officer, Women In Ai
  • Naushad Mohammed - Director - IT, VAMEDVAMED
  • Meshal Abdulla Binhussain - CIO Ministry of Finance
  • Eyad Kashkash - EVP, Group Head of IT, Al Ramz Corporation PJSC
  • Mamoun Alhomssey - Executive Vice President Technology, ADIB
  • Linoy Kidd - MSs cio menat, HSBC
  • Murali Mohan Thupakula - Group Director of IT - Digital Transformation, Geidea
  • Billel Ammour - Head of IT & Digital, Taqeef
  • Younis Othman - Senior Manager- Director of IT Department, Dubai Customs
  • Salahuddin Almohammadi - Group IT Director, HSA Group
  • Bisrat Degefa - Director - Head of Digital Developments, Gleeds
  • Ravindran Ramiah - CTO, Aafaq Islamic Finance PSC
  • Mohammed Ahteshamuddin - Head of Information & Technology, FlyDubai
  • Umesh Moolchandani - Chief Information Officer, Bin Dasmal Group
  • Santosh Shetty - CIO/Head of IT, Liwa Trading Enterprises LLC
  • Arun Kumar Mohta - Group IT Head, FJ Group
  • Vippon Kumar - Associate Director - IT, Plaza Premium Group
  • Ezzeddine Jradi - Chief Transformation and Business Excellence Officer, EMICOOL LLC
  • Hiren Desai - Head Of Information Technology, Burjeel Medical City
  • Vignesh Bala Pillai - Vice President, Technology, Mashreq
  • Manish Agarwal - Chief Information Officer, M H Enterprises LLC
  • Dylan Fernandes - Head Of Information Technology, Lavoya Restaurants Group
  • Somnath Sarkar - CISO - Group Head of Information Security, Mashreq Bank
  • Tarek Soubra - Chief Technology Officer, Al Maryah Community Bank
  • Shumon A Zaman - Chief Information and Digital Officer, Ali & Sons Holding LLC
  • Ibrahim Al Najjar - Vice President Information Technology, DP World
  • Ali H Ghunaim - Director Of Information Technology, Canadian Specialist Hospital
  • Suraj Nair - Director - Digital Services (Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan), Mondelēz International
  • Khaldun S.A Al Khaldi - VP- Head Of Enterprise Infrastructure Services, Dubai Islamic Bank
  • Jacob Mathew - Head Of Information Technology, Government of Abu Dhabi Entity
  • Syed Ali Naqvi - Head of Cyber Security, HBL - Habib Bank Limited , Dubai
  • Miguel Rio-Tinto - Group Chief Digital and Information Officer, Emirates NBD
  • Gokul Gopalakrishnan - Head of Information Technology, Acino
  • Peter Gesper - Director of Information Technology, Majid Al Futtaim
  • Neeraj Tiwari - Head of Digital Technology, Kuwait Food Company (Americana) , Dubai
  • Dr. Joseph George - Chief Technology Officer, Smart Salem
  • Sasidhar Merugu - Head of Information Technology, Shalina Healthcare
  • Sourabh Shukla - Head IT PMO, AWR
  • Mustansir Aziz - Head Of Information Technology, Automech Group
  • Jitesh Goradia - IT Director, DarGlobal
  • Aslam Labeeb - Head of Supply Chain & IT, Gulf Brands International
  • Mohammed Tarik - Head of IT Business Management, Emirates NBD

These outstanding individuals have left an indelible mark on the technology sector in the UAE. The complete DT 100 list can be viewed on our official website:

To mark this special occasion, we are delighted to announce that the launch of DT 100 magazine will take place during the highly anticipated 18th Edition of the Digital Transformation Summit. The summit is scheduled for the 14th and 15th of June at the prestigious DIFC Ritz-Carlton in Dubai.

The Digital Transformation Summit is a premier event that brings together industry professionals, thought leaders, and technology enthusiasts for engaging discussions, insightful presentations, and unparalleled networking opportunities. This summit aligns with the UAE's commitment to digital transformation, as the government continues to drive innovation and technological advancements through initiatives like the UAE National Innovation Strategy, Smart Dubai, and the Dubai 10X initiative.

With substantial tech spends projected to exceed USD 26 billion by 2026, the UAE is positioned as a leading force in digital innovation. The launch of DT 100 during the summit will serve as a highlight, as we celebrate the exceptional contributions of these visionary leaders across various sectors.

Rishikesh Shetty, CEO of Exito Media Concepts, said, "We are excited to introduce DT 100, an esteemed recognition that shines a spotlight on UAE's technology leaders. The UAE government's unwavering focus on digital transformation has paved the way for unparalleled technological progress and innovation."

About Exito Media Concepts:

Exito, which means success in Spanish, embodies our commitment to the success of our customers. Each year, we host over 240 virtual and in-person conferences globally, bringing together audiences with world-class thought leaders and C-level executives across industries. Our meticulously crafted agendas, based on extensive research and valuable industry insights, facilitate business, knowledge transfer, deal flow, and impactful messaging for brands.

For more information about DT 100, including the complete list of nominees and the Digital Transformation Summit schedule, please visit our official event website:

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