Sydney Award for Professional of the Year
The award recognizes an individual or group that, in the preceding year, was the best in public relations. They are outstanding communicators or influencers, establishing or reinforcing a mutually beneficial relationship between organizations and the public, or otherwise impacting communications landscape.
Erdal Ozkaya, Sydney Award Winner for Professional of the Year.

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No matter what sector they are in, awards allow professionals to be recognized for their achievements. These highly coveted awards are a symbol of the exceptional achievement in the sector. This year there were a number of opportunities across a wide field of categories so that all areas of a recruitment business can be acknowledged.Congratulations to all the winners for your unwavering leadership, especially during such a difficult time.
Promoting excellence and inspiring scientific creativity
The Board of Trustees created a variety of awards to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the Society as part of its strategy to promote excellence.
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The CIO 50 Middle East Awards
CIO Online and IDC.

IDC Technology Leader Award
The CIO50 Middle East Awards criteria
The 2021 CIO50 Middle East Awards were judged on three core principles: innovation, leadership and resilience.
Open to the top technology leader of an organisation – the person responsible for the overall direction and vision of IT in a company – the CIO50 Middle East awards recognized CIOs who are at the forefront of technology-driven strategic change.
The CIO50 Middle East Awards were specifically designed to determine:
All entries were evaluated by a CIO50 Middle East judging panel consisting of: James Henderson, editorial editor at CIO ASEAN; Shumon Zman, CIOat Ali & Sons, Nasser Alawad and Marc Ferranti, CIO regional editor and editor in chief, IDG News Service; NagiaEl-Mary, country manager, IDC Egypt; Barbara Simon managing director at IDG New Zealand and Yogesh Gopta, editorial Director at CIO India. To determine the final list, the judges rated each section. The most powerful nominations provided real-world examples of how technology and digital-transformation leaders are successfully providing value to organisations, driving innovation and leading teams.
IDG congratulates all nominees and finalists for 2021 CIO50 Middle East!
Global Enterprise CIO Winner

It’s an honor to be named “Microsoft MVP” again and to be awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional. (2021 -2022)
Apart from being an MVP, I am still a Microsoft Region Director (community leader award). To be clear, I am not returning to Microsoft but they are kind enough to recognize the contributions of my community through their award programs.
We are grateful for your support, especially Deepak Rajendran and Ann Johnson.
Dr Erdal Ozkaya
PS – I was first awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in 2008. I held the title until my appointment as a Full Time Employee at Microsoft in 2016. After quitting Microsoft in 2018, I was awarded the title of Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in 2008, and I have been re-awarded as MVP in 2016.
Who are the MVP’s?
Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (or MVPs) are the most highly valued professionals in Microsoft.