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a deep understanding of emerging technologies , such as Artificial Intelligence and cloud computing and how they can be leveraged to drive business value . This will help them strengthen their understanding of Digital Transformation and how to drive change within their organisations .
Nasri Nassereddine , Regional Sales Director ,
Software AG , Gulf and Levant
Digital disruptors typically exist outside of the enterprise ’ s normal range of vision and network , and it is vital to explore the unexplored to define oneself as a disruptor ,” he said .
At NetApp , Issa believes that the first thing that comes to my mind is technical expertise . “ CIOs need to have
“ They also need to have a strong understanding of the business , including market trends , customer needs , and the competitive landscape , in order to make informed decisions and drive value . This will help them to make data-driven decisions , leveraging data analytics to gain insights into market trends , customer behaviour , and operational performance . The list is not complete without cybersecurity , CIOs need to have a strong understanding of cybersecurity and be able to implement effective security measures to protect their organisation ’ s information and systems . So , by mastering these competencies , CIOs can stay ahead of the curve , understand the digital disruption happening in their industry , and drive Digital Transformation and innovation within their organisations ,” he said . p
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