CIOmove 2024 will bring us to Africa. Join us on our trip to “Technopolis” in Morocco. Travel the country at a speed of 300 km/h. Follow the invitation of Morocco’s network of CIOs. Get to know our hosts Nadia Tazi from Renault, Michele Rochefort from AXA and Nour-dine Hajjami from Bank Al-Maghrib.
We start the unofficial part of CIOmove at "Rick's Café" in Casablanca
Wednesday, 8th of May 2024
Arrival at Airport, Check-in Hotel, Meeting at Rick's Café
It is not mandatory to visit the most famous bar in film history – but it is fun! And flying via Casablanca can be cheaper and more convenient. So if possible: Arrive at Rick’s. The bar opens at 8 pm and stays open all night. We have listed convenient connections to Morocco for you here: Best Ways to get to Morocco. On May 8, we will be staying at the Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche hotel. Also don’t forget to take a look at our travel tips for Morocco.
Thursday, 9th of May 2024
On the first official day of CIOmove 2024, you can decide which industry interests you the most. There are three options to choose from. We will shuttle you either to:
- AXA (In Technopolis, Close to Rabat)
- Bank Al-Maghrib (Downtown Rabat)
- Renault (Close to Tanger)
Our “industry sessions” start at 2 pm. So you can still make it in time if you fly directly to Rabat or Tanger. At 7 pm we will gather all CIOmovers in Rabat.
From May 9 to 11, we will be staying at the Fairmont La Marina – Rabat-Salé hotel, which is located right in the middle between Rabat and Salé offering a wonderful view of the North Atlantic Ocean. Further information can be found on the hotel’s homepage.
Friday, 10th of May 2024 - Ai Dome at the University Mohammed VI Polytechnic in Rabat
(Picture: Ai Movement LinkedIn)
Venue: Ai Dome at the University Mohammed VI Polytechnic in Rabat
09:30 am: Buses depart from the Fairmont La Marina Hotel – Rabat-Salé
10:00 am: Security Check-In and Welcome at the Ai Dome
10:30 am: Keynote “Trends in AI” by Prof. Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni
11:15 am: Splitting of the Group
3-6 Examples for the use of AI:
- AI in Healthcare
- AI in Manufactoring
- AI in Energy & Utilities
By Academics of the AI Movement
- AI in Energy & Utilities
12:30 pm: Traditional lunch at the university (couscous is fine on a Friday)
1:30 pm: Guided Tours around the Campus
2:00 pm: Short Introduction of the Morrocan Association of CIOs by Hicham Chiguer, President of AUSIM
2:15 pm: 3-6 Examples of Moroccan AI Implementations, e.g.:
- AI at the National Football Association
- AI at Leyton
- AI at Leyton
3:30 pm: “Deep Dive Discussions” by Partners of CIOmove
5:00 pm: Transfer back to hotel
6:00 pm: Optional visit to the souk in Rabat old town directly at the dinner location
7:00 pm: Transfer from hotel to dinner
7:30-11:00 pm: Traditional Moroccan dinner in the Ziryab restaurant
The companions of the CIOmovers will have the opportunity to take part in an exclusive tour of Rabat on Friday.
The tour starts at 10 am at the Fairmont Hotel. On our excursion, we will explore the Medina of Salé, the oldest walled part of the city of Salé in Morocco. It has been classified as a national heritage site since October 1914.
The next stops await us at 11.30 am: A visit to the Kasbah Oudaya, built in the 12th century, with its palace and an Andalusian garden. We will visit the Museum of Moroccan jewellery, the Café Maure and enjoy a beautiful view of the Bou-Regreg River, the Grand Theatre and the Mohammed VI Tower from the terrace of the Oudaya.
After our lunch, we will continue with the tour and visit the Mohammed VI Mosque, the Hassan Tower and enjoy the magnificent view of the Mohammed VI Tower and the Grand Theatre. We will drive along the main avenue of Rabat and then stop at the Royal Palace to attend a special ceremony that takes place every Friday afternoon.
Important: If you prefer, you can take part in the programme only in the morning until lunch or start in the afternoon with lunch or afterwards – just as you like!
We will return to the Fairmont Hotel at 4.30 pm.
CIO Sessions Day
Saturday, 11th of May 2024
(Back to the roots: In Morocco we will have group discussions on the train again – like at the first CIOmove 2014)
Get a better idea of Morocco by taking the train to Marrakech. During the 4-hour trip, group sessions will be held on the pre-selected topics. What about discussing
- with Philipp Lübcke about “IT Innovation and the Development of a Skilled Workforce“?
- with Doro Appel about “Platform economy at Deutsche Bahn“
- or with Thomas Buck about his “Cloud only” strategy at Vitexco?
(More Topics & Theses here)
We are already looking forward to the lively exchange and the exciting insights of the CIOs!
In Marrakech, we will be staying at the Barcelo Palmeraie Hotel, which is a quarter of an hour’s drive from the centre, in the palm grove of Marrakech.
Sunday, 12th of May 2024
(Picture: Anne Kruschewski)
We start the last day of CIOmove 2024 by watching the sunrise over the Atlas Mountains in a hot air balloon. A once in a lifetime experience! Alternatively (or additionally) you can explore the markets of Marrakech. Please find more information here: Rising to New Heights in Marrakesh
Some of our guests will stay longer in Marrakech. Let us know if you want to do the same. We might find a pleasant place for you to stay. By the way, here you can find some tips to make the most of your stay in Morocco.