This site uses cookies, including third-party cookies that help us provide and improve our services. If you want to find out more, click “Read more” to read our Privacy Policy.


IDC CIO Summit 2019 Logo

Strategies for an Era of Multiplied
Innovation & Automation

February 27-28, 2019

The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, UAE

CIO Excellence Awards

Nomination Criteria

To be eligible for the IDC CIO Excellence Awards 2019, nominees must fulfill the following criteria:

  • They must hold the position of CIO (or equivalent) within a company based in Middle East and have done so for at least 24 months.
  • They must have led, within the last 12 months, the implementation of initiatives, which should be thoroughly described in the nomination form.
  • They must have demonstrated outstanding skills and efforts in the following fields: innovation, change management, IT governance, business enablement, and cost efficiency.

In the event of any dispute regarding the rules, conduct, results, and all other matters relating to the IDC CIO Excellence Awards 2019, the decision of the judges shall be final, and no further correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.

Judging Process

At IDC, we pride ourselves on enforcing the very highest level of transparency and impartiality. As such, each nomination will be reviewed and validated using a multi-tiered process.

The evaluation of nominations and selection of finalists will be independently undertaken by a multidisciplinary team comprising senior IDC analysts and the IDC CIO Advisory Council. All nominations will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Upon submission of the nomination, IDC analysts will perform an initial assessment, during which they may call nominees to validate and verify particular details.

Shortlisted nominees will be required to present their achievement/nomination to the IDC CIO Advisory Council for consideration. Each finalist will be allocated a total of 15 minutes – 7-8 minutes for a PowerPoint presentation and 7-8 minutes for Q&As.


Ronita Bhattacharjee

Vice President, Conferences

+971 4 391 2747

About IDC

55 Years | 1100 Analysts | 110 Countries

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, data and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit