Former CIO/CTO, Al Jazeera Media Network
With over 25 years of experience in numerous industries, Mohamed Abuagla has been in the midst of business transformation and technology in various capacities. After graduating with a degree in Systems Engineering from George Mason University, Mr. Abuagla's career included experience in education, finance, healthcare, telecom, defense and media. His work experience spanned stints in established enterprises, government organizations, startups and entrepreneurial business ventures. Most recently he served as the CIO & CTO of Aljazeera Media Network, a global media organization, where he was leading a global team of over 1200 members, working in 86 countries evangelizing the use of many next-generation technologies that accelerate the media industry's adoption of Cloud, AI, Big Data with focus on enhanced Security. Being a major catalyst & champion for digital transformation across industries, he's a regular speaker on various issues of technology, transformation and security on many international and local conferences. Additionally, Mr. Abuagla is an Executive Board Member of International Broadcast Convention (IBC) Council; an Executive Board Member, Avid Customer Association (ACA); and an Executive Member, SAP Advisory Council for Media. He won the CTO of the year 2015 in MENA, and was awarded the Digital Transformation Executive Excellence Award by Microsoft-Qatar in May 2018.