UOWD IT Manager among top CIOs for second consecutive year
Thursday, 30 January, 2014
Mr Joseph Aninias, Manager of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) Information Technology and Telecommunication Services, has been named among Computer News Middle East magazine’s top 50 Chief Information Officers (CIOs) for the second consecutive year.The CIO top 50 Awards honour organisations that demonstrate innovation in the application of IT to deliver competitive advantage and accelerate business successes. Recipients are high performers in the IT arena, recognised for building better business processes, fostering collaboration, or getting closer to customers and emerging markets through the application of technology.To be selected, candidates must show not only that they have executed their projects well, but that they have done so in a unique way, through pioneering technology, or applying existing technology that sets the bar high amongst their competitor.Through the work of Joseph and his team, UOWD is recognised against both these benchmarks. The University was the first UAE higher education institution to adopt a virtual desktop infrastructure, and is recognised as a pioneer in the sector.As Joseph explains “The impact of our projects has been recognised across the Middle East and UOWD is acknowledged by groups in the region as setting a benchmark in early adapter initiatives within IT.”The top 50 CIOs were honoured at an award ceremony at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The annual awards, now in their 5th year, are a regional version of the prestigious International Data Group CIO 100.