The first time in the history of Indian IT, an unparalleled gathering of over 300 CIO, CTOs, IT Heads and other key stakeholders from across the country were awarded for their significant contributions in the year 2016-17 in the Digital Transformation of their respective organizations. The event was organized by Enterprise IT World, India’s leading CXO Magazine in association with key IT Vendors in the country.
The two day event witnessed knowledge sharing on the theme through multiple Keynote speeches, presentations, panel discussions and roundtables. The event also witnessed the presence of IT innovators and IIT academicians.
The ChangeAgents Awards, a never before congregation of 200 of the most influential CIOs and CTOs from across the biggest enterprises in India were the highlight of the evening. The CIO Community represented key verticals like BFSI, Manufacturing, Healthcare & Pharma, IT / ITES, Electronics, FMCG, Government Organizations, Real Estate & Infrastructure, Aviation and Retail among others. The Awardee CIOs were shortlisted through a 6 months long process where an exhaustive analysis of their performance and strategic decisions was undertaken. These were then profiled highlighting their contributions which helped bolstered their organization’s productivity.
The two day event closed curtains with a DC Visit for the CIOs to the CtrlS Tier IV Data Center in Noida on the 9th where they were given a tour of the entire premises and brushed up on the latest data center technologies and how they can be leveraged.
The mega Awards Ceremony also witnessed the apex IT decision makers brainstorming on the emerging trends in the country’s enterprise IT landscape further aiding and supporting ambitious government projects and initiatives like Digital India Programme and Smart Cities of union government.
The event featured informative keynote addresses and knowledge presentations on industry topics by IT industry head honchos including Sridhar Pinnapureddy, Founder & CEO, CtrlS, K. Bhaskar, Senior Vice President, Canon India, Sandeep Majumdar, Chief of Operations – North, Sify Technologies, Manish Gokhale, Director, Business Development, Schneider Electric, Nilay Shrivastava, Business Manager, IBM Cloud, Vivek Naidu, Vice President, Information Management, Kodak Alaris India, Shaheen Meeran, COO (Co-location), CtrlS Datacenters and Ashish Srivastava, National Head – BTL Marketing, Tata Docomo Business Services.
The knowledge sharing discussions revolved around topics such as ‘Innovation at the Entry level’, ‘Deploying BI and Analytics for better decision making’; ‘Empowering Digitization with Cloud; Future of Digital Transformation of Large Enterprises’ and ‘Digital Transformation in Indian Manufacturing Industry.’
Speaking at the event Sanjay Mohapatra, Publisher, Enterprise IT World said, “CIOs are playing and will continue to play a pivotal role in transforming India’s digital topography with their potential to harness IT as an enhancer than an enabler. We are honoured to organize CIO200 awards to felicitate the best IT skilled brains of our country.”
Amitabh Mishra, Chief Digital Officer, Vedanta Resources exclaimed, “It is a privilege to attend the CIO200 event. The scale of the event was unprecedented, bringing together some of the top IT leaders and service providers of India under one roof.”
Manish Sinha, Head IT, Vectus Industries said, “My sincere thanks to all people who were involved. Its a great initiative and gesture of Enterprise IT. It means as a media house you value a person’s work done and its contribution towards his or her organizational success.”