Qatar National Library’s Associate Director for Information Technology Krishna Roy Chowdhury, has won the 'Chief Information Officer (CIO) 50 Award 2014', as QNL was named among the top 50 organisations in the Middle East for its outstanding achievements in IT. The ‘CIO 50 Awards’ are presented by the Computer News Middle East Magazine (CNME), the Middle East’s leading IT publication, to honour the many innovative ways that IT professionals deliver competitive advantage or accelerate business success.
The event was organised in Dubai by CNME and was attended by senior IT experts and chief information officers from across the Middle East to recognise organisations that have accomplished commendable work in the IT domain.
Ms Krishna Roy Chowdhury, was chosen for introducing advanced technologies and innovative initiatives aimed at improving QNL’s business efficiency, and optimising an efficient business process.
Commenting on this award, Ms Chowdhury said: "This award further motivates the library’s Information Technology’s department to constantly challenge ourselves.” She further added: “The innovation lies within the broad scope of technical library services that QNL has embarked upon. The holistic information and educational services QNL is offering, coupled with partnerships with international libraries, are technically vast. We are exerting all efforts to introduce innovative and efficient ways of doing business in order to foster greater collaboration, whether internally or with the library’s different partners and stakeholders.”
“Receiving this prestigious award reflects Qatar National Library’s commitment and focus on achieving excellence in Information Technology, which is a key business enabler in the library and information world," said Qatar National Library’s Project Director Dr Claudia Lux. "We are delivering on our promises to serve the entire community by providing and introducing technologies that facilitate the experience of our many users’ types. In addition to the valuable and vast collection of online databases QNL is currently providing, the library will also introduce the Gulf and Arab Science online portal which will be accessible remotely through a mobile phone or any other handheld device.”
CNME has been the number one link between regional IT players and their key target markets for over two decades. The magazine drives messages of local relevance, business benefit and technology into focus, along with news analysis and exclusive interviews with global IT players. It covers all the important IT sectors in depth, combining compelling features, best practice case studies, and analysis of market trends through focused sections.