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CIO Academy comes to the Gulf

Programme will begin sessions in Abu Dhabi and will focus on business and technology leadership

CIO Academy comes to the Gulf

The University of Oxford’s Said Business School and Gartner Executive Programs is bringing their CIO Academy management programme to the Middle East this year. The programme is geared exclusively towards the development needs of CIOs and the programme will initially begin with sessions in Abu Dhabi, with an initial focus on business and technology leadership. Participants will aim to maximise their strategic skills and focus on delivering better value to the organisation as a whole.

“Delivering this programme in the Gulf is an exciting yet natural step for the University. We have built valuable relationships with many prominent organisations and are pleased to further develop our commitment and offering to the region” said Professor Michael Earl, Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor for development and external affairs at the University of Oxford.

“Two elements of CIO Academy really impressed me: the outstanding quality of the speakers and the diversity of industries represented. This provided a platform to focus on the real issues faced by IT” said previous participant Ali Sajwani, senior vice president for IT applications and enterprise management at Emirates NBD Bank.

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