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  • Tuesday, September, 2022| Today's Market | Current Time: 03:52:03
  • Bangalore: The future of the Indian IT landscape is back on the agenda at the CIO Strategies Forum India which returns with its fifth edition this year. The forum is being hosted on April 7th – 8th at the JW Marriott hotel in Mumbai.

    This two-day B2B gathering focuses on leading international IT companies and IT heads of established in Indian corporations. The forum explores unmatched potential of technology expansion in India and the role IT leaders play in meeting ever-increasing demands.

    The 5th Annual CIO Strategies Forum India features a conference-style programme dotted with solution driven workshop sessions and pre-arranged one-to-one business meetings. The forum is designed to facilitate business, exchange of ideas and to future action plans for IT leaders.

    According to Mohamed Saleem, General Manager of business information company naseba, “The Indian IT sector is in critical need of a technology driven innovation boost, which can only be achieved through a collaborative effort of all industry stakeholders.” The 5th Annual CIO Strategies Forum India addresses this need with a high-profile, invite-only IT initiative.

    The interactive panel discussions and keynote presentations will be delivered by leading industry experts. Some of the confirmed speakers for the initiative include:

    • Vijay Sethi, VP – IS & CIO, Hero Honda Motors

    • Laxman Badiga, Chief Information Officer, WIPRO Technologies

    • Wong Loke Yeow, Regional Director & Evangelist, ArcSight (An HP Company)

    • Mukund Prasad, Director & Group CIO, Welspun Group of Companies

    • Dr Sunil Gupta, Head – IT, Ministry of Steel

    • Dr Nilay Yajnik, Professor & Chairman – Information Systems Area, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)

    • Shashi Kumar Ravulapaty, Senior Vice President & CTO, Reliance Capital – Commercial Finance

    • Ajay Kumar Dhir, Group Chief Information Officer, Lanco Infratech Limited

    • Pradeep Pendse, Dean – IT & Business Design, Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research

    • Srinivasan Iyengar, Chief Operations Officer, AEGON Religare Life Insurance

    According to naseba’s industry research, the new year bodes well for the CIO who was asked to squeeze a further 20 percent of his budget last year due to the impact of the economic downturn. Now, however, the reins are loosening and it’s time for creative and business-focused IT leaders to take the stage and show they understand their organisation’s strategic goals. New opportunities are on the horizon as companies re-evaluate spending parameters and are prepared to accept change.

    The 5th Annual CIO Strategies Forum India takes into account such market dynamics and will also look at the impact of the cloud computing storm that is set take us all, server virtualization, IT regulations, the changing role of the CIO, cyber-security, green technologies, social media and enterprise technologies.

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