Meet Your Peers in Morocco 2024

A well-educated workforce, few cultural differences, and good economic conditions should be reason enough for a CIO to check out Morocco.

But here is one more: Did you know that in IT more women than men graduate from Morocco´s universities? While discussions about a better education and more women in IT are getting intense – with little results in Europe – the change is already happening in Africa. Don´t be afraid to ask the students for the reasons. They all speak English (and French, and Arabic, and…). Find out more about our move to Africa!

What to Expect in Morocco

One of our program items: Ai Dome at the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Rabat.

As always, we have prepared an attractive, exciting, educational and varied program that will appeal to our participants as well as their companions.

We start the Move at the legendary Rick’s Café in Casablanca, where Humphrey Bogart once smiled at Ingrid Bergman while Sam played her song on the piano. Is there a better introduction to this beautiful country?

The Move begins the day after – you have the choice of where exactly: at AXA in Technolopolis, at Bank Al-Maghrib in the centre of Rabat or at the car manufacturer Renault in the port city of Tangier.

On the second “official” day of CIOmove we visit the Ai Dome at the University Mohammed VI Polytechnic in Rabat, where Prof. Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni and her doctoral students will show us scenarios where artificial intelligence has the greatest impact.

On Sessions Day we take the train to Marrakech. During the journey we will have enough time for exciting discussions and a lively exchange on your topics.

And on the last day… well, just read for yourself what awaits you. It will be unique!

Schedule in Detail

Agenda 2024

We are happy to welcome Amal in our midst – as a new Scientific Support of CIOmove!…

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Participants 2024

Michael Loechle

Michael Loechle

CIO at Hitachi Energy,
Switzerland

Dorothée Appel

Dorothée Appel

CIO Konzernleitung at Deutsche Bahn,
Germany

Walter Grüner

Walter Grüner

CIO/CDO at Covestro AG,
Germany

Neetan Chopra

Neetan Chopra

Chief Digital and Information Officer at IndiGo Airline,
India

Lutz Seidenfaden

Lutz Seidenfaden

CIO (SVP Information Technology) at MTU Aero Engines,
Germany

Gerd Niehage

Gerd Niehage

CTIO at Swisscom,
Switzerland

Thomas Eckert

Thomas Eckert

Group IT Manager at ABB Asea Brown Boveri,
Switzerland

Alexander Schell

Alexander Schell

Head of IT at Johnson Controls,
Ireland

Our Hosts in Africa

Nadia Tazi

VP IS/IT Cluster Afrique Middle east, India and Korea Cluster of Renault Group

As a CIO, Nadia is leading digital transformation and innovation. She has strong competencies in service management and Governance, capable of leading and motivating individuals to maximize productivity.

Michele Rochefort

Michele Rochefort

CEO of AXA Group Operations

In her current role, she is a member of the AXA Group Operations ExCom and CEO of the largest shared services company in AXA focusing of delivering unparalleled value for our entities. She is also passionate shaping the operations strategy for AXA and bringing our shared services company to the next level to become an important enabler and unparalleled partner for AXA’s global strategy.

Premium Partners 2024

Partner since 2016

Partner since 2019

Partner since 2015

Partners 2024

Partner since 2023

Partner since 2018

Partner since 2022