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Get to know: Imran Aly Saleh, CIO, Al Habshi Consultants, Kuwait

On the lighter side of things we ask Imran Aly Saleh, CIO, Al Habshi Consultants, Kuwait, about what makes him tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? I started my career in retail and then jumped into consulting where I worked for projects for banks, military projects, mixed-use real estate projects and […]


Get to Know: IFS director Darren Menezes

On the lighter side of things, we ask Darren Menezes, Sales Director for Manufacturing in Middle East, IFS, about what makes him tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? My most memorable achievement was when my team won the award for most outstanding achievement in a quarter. We scored highly in customer […]


Go Phish: Joe Brown, CSO at Boomi

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement in the cybersecurity industry? Looking back on my 20 years in cybersecurity, I’ve met a lot of great people and had some truly memorable moments but if I had to choose one particular achievement, I would say it was building out the web application penetration testing […]


Get to Know: Mustafa Gangardiwala, Industrial Bank of Kuwait

On the lighter side of things we ask to Mustafa Gangardiwala, Head of Information Security Unit, Industrial Bank of Kuwait, about what makes him tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? During my career, I have gain technical expertise in different technical areas. Even though I have a core technical understanding, I […]


Kuwait IT Director on why the CIO role is essential

On the lighter side of things, we ask Mohammad Alotaibi, Director Of Information Technology – Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority, what makes him tick in and outside of the office. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? I have to admit that my strength comes from my solid technical background, I started my […]


Get to Know: Sahem Azzam, Orange Business Services

On the lighter side of things, we ask the industry experts what makes them tick. Here we speak to Sahem Azzam, Vice President Middle East and Africa, Orange Business Services What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? From a career perspective, being promoted to lead a services business unit in the Middle East […]


Get to Know: Luis Ortega, Managing Director, MEA at Pagero

On the lighter side of things, we ask the industry experts what makes them tick. Here we chat to Luis Ortega, Managing Director, MEA at Pagero. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? I feel proud of many things in my professional career but I am especially proud of having built scalable and […]


Get to know: Jason Wells, VP and GM EMEA at Cradlepoint

On the lighter side of things, we ask the industry experts what makes them tick. Intelligent CIO speaks to Jason Wells, VP and GM EMEA at Cradlepoint. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? Personally, fathering two children. Professionally, setting up the EMEA-geo for a global SD-WAN vendor from scratch and taking it to a […]


Moving past the hype of Artificial Intelligence to deliver business value

Responsible for leading SAP Ariba’s Product and Innovation team, Darren Koch, Chief Product Officer – SAP Ariba and SAP Business Network, is one of the company’s key global players. Intelligent CIO spoke to him at SAP Ariba Live in Barcelona about his career highlights and the current state of the industry, as well as the […]


Get to know: Claude Schuck, Regional Manager for Middle East at Veeam

On the lighter side of things, we ask the industry experts what makes them tick. Intelligent CIO speaks Claude Schuck, Regional Manager for Middle East at Veeam. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? I am a person focused more about giving then receiving. So my most memorable achievement … I have many moments I […]


Get to Know: Gihane Mourad from ‎Gemalto

On the lighter side of things, we ask the industry experts what makes them tick. Intelligent CIO speaks to Gihane Mourad, Sales Director, Financial Services and Retail for MENA, ‎Gemalto. What drove you to get into tech and your first role in the industry? I would have to say that technology found me. After I […]


Get To Know: Gautam Kumar, COO and Co-Founder, of FarEye

On the lighter side of things, we ask the industry-experts what makes them tick. Here we talk to Gautam Kumar, COO and Co-Founder, FarEye. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement?  After completing graduation, we made a product called Suraksha. Suraksha was meant to make the usage of gas cylinders more secure. In […]


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