With the rise in complexity due to more and more connected devices and definitive influence of Cloud Computing, Big Data, Mobility and Social Media on the business outcome of the organizations, the role of the CIOs are becoming very different. They have become more business outcome influencers than only decision makers of technology implementations. So there was a requirement of concerted effort to bring together the CIOs under one roof to exchange learning and best practices with their peer group apart from discoursing about the threat landscape and evaluation of futuristic technology.
Keeping this in perspective, Cyberoam, a leading global provider of network security solutions, organized an Elite Circle CIOs’ forum known as “Inner Circle” to deliberate on security challenges and mitigation, industry best practices and more at the plush Ambay Valley in Lonavala, Maharashtra.
Inner Circle saw a blend of highly interactive sessions, face-to-face meetings with leading IT and security executives and extensive networking opportunities with respected peers and potential allies. Held in the serene surroundings of Ambay Valley, the event also had plenty of entertainment and leisure treat in store for the participants. This included a session by Extra-Sensory-Perception (ESP) expert Dr. Deepak Rao, Qawali night and other recreational activities such as golfing, rappelling, rafting and more.
The 2-day event, executed by i3R Global, took place over September 19th and 20th which brought together over 60 CIOs and IT security C-suite executives from leading private and public organizations such as VIP industries, HPCL, Cipla, Jawaharlal Nehru University and more. This exclusive, by-invitation-only gathering of CIOs / CXOs from mid to large-sized companies was conceptualized by Cyberoam as a platform for IT decision makers to actively communicate with each other, discuss industry best practices in IT and security, introspect key challenges faced and contribute in developing a collaborative IT fraternity.
Mr. Mehul Patel, Vice President IT Systems and Infrastructure, Bio-Analytical Technologies said, “This was definitely a show with a difference. There was never a dull moment and a wonderful balance of meaningful messages and captivating style. Sunil set the mood and electrified the room by steering away from the anticipated corporate profile, market share, growth trajectories et all; while Hemal mesmerised with the tale of his entrepreneurial endeavours.”
“We are very pleased to receive an overwhelming response and support for the Inner Circle initiative,” said Sunil Sharma, Vice President of Sales & Operations, India and SAARC at Cyberoam. “With Inner Circle, we intend to join hands with IT and security thought leaders, CXOs, partners and customers from across different verticals. We are looking forward to disseminate and garner invaluable insights for the changing security leadership as an outcome of this initiative.”