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30 May - 1 June 2022
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Ali Katkhada
Group Chief Information Officer at Depa Group


Ali Katkhada was appointed as the Group Chief Information Officer of Depa Group on Jan 16, 2007. Prior to this, he was leading teams in Oregon, US in building applications for the federal government and the private sector.

Mr. Katkhada is a Digital leader with more than two decades of international experience, in driving business Digital transformation by leveraging Technology and Innovation. Main expertise is defining and executing the Group’s Innovation strategy and coherent Digital vision, with a focus to simplify, harmonize, and automate the business processes. Managed cross-functional teams to deliver on the promise in diverse businesses.

Highly experienced in IT Strategy, IT Governance, Systems Integration, ERP, BI, DMS, CRM Implementations, IT Compliance, Infrastructure, IT Security, Service Desk, Budgeting, IT Operations, and Incident Management. Passionate about leveraging technology to advance business activities and processes. An Oracle Certified Professional, ITIL Certified as well as PMP certified, EU GDPR practitioner with Strong Interpersonal, presentation, and leadership skills, Result Driven, self-motivated, and Team Player. Advisor to several corporates and multiple Start-ups. Public Speaker in many IT prestigious Conferences, universities, and regional events related to IT Strategy and innovation, IOT in constructions, BlockChain, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber security, Oracle, SAP, and Infrastructure and was ranked among Top Global CIOs in the region.

Mr. Katkhada holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering and Technology Management from Portland State University, USA. In addition to his Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering and Diploma in communication, he is an Oracle Certified Professional and also holds certifications in ITIL and PMP from the Project Management Institute and a GDPR practitioner.

Agenda Sessions

  • Keynote Panel Discussion | Enabling 5G and IoT enterprise services with edge computing