To be eligible for the IDC CIO Excellence Awards, nominees must meet the following criteria:
- They must hold the position of CIO (or equivalent) within an organization based in the Middle East, and have done so for at least 24 months.
- They must have led, within the last 12 months, the implementation of initiatives, which should be thoroughly described in the nomination form.
- They must have demonstrated outstanding skills and efforts in the following fields: Innovation, change management, IT governance, business enablement, and cost efficiency.
In the event of any dispute regarding the rules, conduct, results, and all other matters relating to the IDC CIO Excellence Awards 2018, the decision of the judges shall be final, and no further correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.