Etisalat Egypt’s Khalid Khamis al Monsouri explains how his role as CIO is evolving with the increasing importance of data across all areas of business.


As technology and society continue to evolve, businesses must evolve with them. In the same vein, the individual roles that comprise an organization must also be re-evaluated with changes in the industry ecosystem. This is especially true today for service providers’ Chief Information Officers.

Data plays a different role today than it did in the past: it doesn’t just serve as a tool for analysis, but is itself becoming an increasingly integral part to the actual services that companies deliver. As such, the role of the CIO must evolve to reflect the centricity of data across all aspects of business.