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Digital CIO Summit

George Akhras
Chief Information Officer at AMSI


George Akhras is the CIO of AMSI, a collaboration of academicians and educators who bring together a wealth of experience and international expertise. Providing high quality education, AMSI manages the Al Mawakeb schools and the International School of Arts and Sciences (ISAS) in Dubai, in addition to a number of schools in the UAE and the region. George has over 25 years of experience in ICT planning, system design and administration, e-learning, streamlining and automation of academic and business processes. During this time, he directed and managed several innovative and award-winning projects that integrated the latest information and communication technologies into the traditional school environment. He is the recipient of several awards and trophies including the World CIO 200 and MENA CIO 50 awards. 

An educator at heart, his passion for the educational industry and its betterment is reflected best with him serving on the advisory boards of reputable universities in the UAE. In 2018, he led the AMSI Digital Credentials initiative – the latest digital transformation project utilizing the Blockchain for the issuance, management and exchange of students’ certificates and diplomas. 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, George accelerated the ICT transformation in AMSI schools and focused on integrating a virtual classroom plug-in to the existing Learning Management System to optimize the online academic delivery and incorporate the “traditional” school routines into the Distance Learning environment.

Agenda Sessions

  • Exclusive Interview: Protecting Your IP Rights on the Digital Transformation Journey

  • Panel Discussion: Building Robust IT Infrastructure to Address Digital-First Needs