Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 72 | Page 7



Welcome to the latest edition of Intelligent CIO Middle East . A recent survey by Alteryx Inc in the UAE and KSA , the analytics automation company , has highlighted a core discrepancy between the accelerated pace of Digital Transformation and the provision of the foundational skills needed to deliver it . According to the research , despite workers ’ confidence in providing business value through their data skills , future digital competitiveness is still into question due to stalled digital upskilling in recent months .

In this regard , we continue to cover articles in this edition of the magazine addressing the issue of skills and how CIOs are bridging the skills gap in their organisations .
Gracing the cover of this month ’ s edition is Poonam Bhojani , CEO , Innoventures Education , who tells us why the education group implemented an end-to-end Aruba network architecture .
“ From a technology perspective , it is our mission to provide a secured network that enables our students to access various learning systems that enhance the learning experience . A strong network is a backbone of IT services and is an essential requirement in today ’ s world ,” says Bhojani . applications – our student management system , library management system , e-assessments and learning management system – are seamlessly and securely accessible to relevant stakeholders .”
You can read more by turning to page 58 .
Elsewhere in the magazine , we look at how the role of the CIO is evolving with an increased focus on unlocking customer connections through service innovation and hear from industry pundits what these changes mean to the IT teams .
You will find this feature on page 40 .
As usual , we have all your favourite features , opinion , insight pieces and analysis articles from the Middle East region . You can also read daily news updates on our website at www . intelligentcio . com / me /.
And kindly , don ’ t forget if you would like to get in touch please email me at manda @ lynchpinmedia . co . uk . Once again , I would also like to wish you a great month ahead . Enjoy the read !
Among the many insights , Bhojani shares that : “ All our campuses now support BYOD and thanks to Aruba ’ s Zero Trust architecture , all our mission-critical cloud
Manda Banda Editor
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