Overview

Dynamic changes in IT landscape besides the significant transformation in IT usages, organizations are facing multiple challenges to address to incorporate the changes. CIOs are under tremendous pressure to execute projects with limited resources within stipulated time-frame to enable organizations address targeted business growth. It is indeed a mammoth task for IT leaders to meet the expectations within such a constrained environment. This is indeed unwanted, an uncalled for situation, but at the same time this is opportunity to exhibit yourself.

YES, we strongly believe that a true leader comes out with strong leadership in such a situation only. This is the time; an innovative, bold and transformative decision can change the entire ballgame. Innovation is the only way which can pave a successful story, even in such a turmoil situation. Innovation is the only answer, which can overwrite all obstacles, even in such a restricted environment.

That’s why we are here out to find out those talented and innovative IT leaders, who have turned the table to all hindrances, who have incorporated a paradigm shift enabling multi-fold business growth with the help of creative and innovative IT thoughts. We want to bring them in the limelight and to present to nations, so that next generations IT leaders become inspired and energized. If you are the person we are looking for, feel free to share your thoughts and ink it in nomination form.

JUDGING CRITERIA

Innovative Communicator

Focuses communications on value and innovation, not technology. Helps all IT staff to understand the business and speak the language of business leaders.

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Innovative Management Capability

Should be providing the right services at the right price and the right level of quality. Recognized among peers as an effective leader of the IT unit.

02

IT Innovations to drive Business Growth –

Ensures clear focus on potential and realized value in all IT initiatives. Incorporates IT into business decision-making by participating in key strategic conversations, suggesting innovative uses of IT, and managing risk.

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Innovations to Transform –

In-depth researches that suggest innovative uses of IT to transform the business and successful execution to incorporate the changes.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Chief Information Officers (CIOs)
  • Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
  • Chief Digital Officers (CDOs)
  • Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs)
  • Chief Risk Officers (CROs)
  • VP, AVP, Director – IT / Systems
  • GM / AGM / DGM
  • CGM - IT Manager | Sr Manager - IT
  • Delivery Heads
  • Data Center Professionals
  • Architects - Cloud, Security, & other Technology
  • Data Scientists & Analysts
  • Head - IT Dept
  • IT & Security Consultants

Nomination Closed !

Listen to the Eminent Speakers

Abhinav Johri

Director - Digital & Technology Transformation, Ernst & Young

Alain Sanchez

‎EMEA CISO Senior Evangelist, Fortinet

Ambuj Bhalla

Director - IT Security, CISO, IndiGo (InterGlobe Aviation Ltd)

Amol Bhat

Partner, PwC India

Anil Bhandari

Chief Mentor & Thought Leader, ARCON

Anindya Karmakar

Head, Digital Transformation, Aditya Birla Finance & Home Finance

Anoop Nambiar

Partner - Deloitte India

Archie Jackson

Sr Director, Head IT & IS, Incedo Inc

Atin Mahajan

Regional Sales Leader, Micro Focus

Avinash Velhal

CIO - Growth Markets, Atos Global

Biju K

CISO & Head of Risk Management Dept, Federal Bank Ltd

Biswajit Mohapatra

Partner, CIO Advisory, Cloud Migration and Digital Transformation, IBM

Burgess Cooper

Partner - Cyber Security, Ernst & Young

Deepak Kumar

Executive Editor – CIO AXIS, BitStream Mediaworks

Deval Mazmudar

CISO, IndusInd Bank Ltd

Dilip Panjwani

CISO & IT Controller, Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd

Gaurav Chawla

Business Development Manager – APAC, VMRay

Gopi Thangavel

Vice President & Head – Infrastructure, Projects & Security Operations,
Reliance Industries Limited

Han Chung Heng

Sr VP - Systems, Alliances, Channels & ISV (APAC & Japan) , Oracle

Jagdish Ramaswamy

President and Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Hindalco Industries Ltd

Jaspreet Singh

Risk Consulting Markets Leader - India, Ernst & Young

Jitendra Singh

Chief Information Officer (CIO),
JK Cement Limited

Kevin Redmond

Director - Data, AI & Automation - APAC, IBM

K V Dipu

President & Head of Operations, Communities & Customer Experience, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. Ltd.

Manish Balooja

Country Director - Presales, Micro Focus

Muneer Hassan Wani

CISO, J&K Bank Ltd

Pankaj Sayal

Sr. Technical Consultant - Micro Focus

Parna Ghosh

Group CIO ,
UNO Minda Group

Prasanna Lohar

Head - Innovation & Architecture, DCB Bank

Rahul Sadarangani

CTO, Arcon

Rajendra Gupta

Lead Solution Architect, IBM

Rajesh Pandita

CIO & Cloud Evangelist

Rakesh Dwivedi

AVP, Head - Infrastructure Security, Jio Platforms Limited

Sachin Jain

CIO & CISO,
Evalueserve Private Limited

Salman Shaikh

Director - Solution Engineering, Oracle

Shree Parthasarathy

Partner, National Leader - Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte

Shimon Becker

Co-founder VP Product, Cyber Observer

Shishir Khare

Delivery Head - Infrastructure & Security, TCS

Subramanian V

DGM & CISO,
IDBI Bank Limited

Subram Natarajan

CTO, India/SA, IBM Global Markets

Subhash Shelke

CIO, Essar

Sudipta Ghosh

Partner, Data and Analytics Leader, PwC India

Sunil Soni

Chief General Manager - IT, Punjab National Bank

Suresh A Shan

Head - Innovation & Future Technologies Business information Technology Solutions (BITS), Mahindra & Mahindra Finance Serivces

Suryanarayanan K

CISO,
Central Bank Of India

T R Venkateswaran

CISO (DGM),
Punjab National Bank

Unnikrishnan P

Partner - Cyber Security, PwC India

Vinit Sinha

Director - Cybersecurity, Mastercard

Recognising India’s Most Forward Thinking & Innovative CIOs

Schedule Details AGENDA & SCHEDULE

Please Note: Agenda & Schedule is subject to change without prior notice.

9.25 AM - 9.30 AM

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

By: Deepak Kumar, Executive Editor, BitStream Mediaworks

9.30 AM - 9.45 AM

Keynote: (Re)Shaping CIO Agenda in 2021 and Beyond:
Priorities in a Time of Crisis & Opportunity for Digital Business Acceleration

By: Abhinav Johri, Director - Digital & Technology Transformation, Ernst & Young

9.45 AM - 10.00 AM

Keynote: Cybersecurity in the New Norm: A Whole New Security World

By: Shree Parthasarathy, Partner, National Leader - Cyber Risk & Security, Deloitte India

10.00 AM - 10.20 AM

Keynote: AI for Business: Turn Input into Impact

By: Kevin Redmond, Director - Data, AI & Automation (APAC), IBM

10.20 AM - 11.10 AM

Panel Discussion: Model for Zero Trust Success in 2021: More Important Than Ever Before in Modern Day Digital Transformation

Moderator: Burgess Cooper, Partner - Cyber Security, Ernst & Young


Panelists:

  • Rakesh Dwivedi, AVP, Head - Infrastructure Security, Jio Platforms Limited
  • Gaurav Chawla, Business Development Manager – APAC, VMRay
  • Vinit Sinha, Director - Cybersecurity, Mastercard
  • Rahul Sadarangani, CTO, Arcon

11.10 AM - 11.30 AM

The Future of Innovation: Enterprise IT Driven by an Agile DevOps Culture

By: Pankaj Sayal, Senior Technical Consultant - Micro Focus

11.30 AM - 11.50 AM

Building a Sustainable Data Driven Enterprise

By: Salman Shaikh, Director, Solution Engineering, Oracle India

11.50 AM - 12.40 PM

Panel Discussion: Digital Adoption and Transformation: How Far and Fast does Your Organization Need to Transform?

Moderator: Archie Jackson, Senior Director, Head - IT & IS, Incedo Inc


Panelists:

  • K V Dipu, President & Head of Operations, Communities & Customer Experience, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance
  • Parna Ghosh, Group CIO, UNO Minda Group
  • Han Chung Heng, Sr VP - Systems, Alliances, Channels & ISV (APAC & Japan), Oracle
  • Jagdish Ramaswamy, President and CDO, Hindalco Industries Ltd
  • Atin Mahajan, Regional Sales Leader, Micro Focus

12.40 PM - 1.00 PM

X-Ray Vision for Malware

By: Gaurav Chawla, Business Development Manager – APAC, VMRay

1.00 PM - 1.30 PM

Fireside Chat: How to Build Resilient Businesses with AI-Powered Automation

Participants:

  • Subram Natarajan, CTO, IBM India and South Asia
  • Rajesh Pandita, CIO and New Age Technology Evangelist
  • Subhash Shelke, CIO, Essar
  • Avinash Velhal, CIO - Growth Markets, Atos Global

1.30 PM - 2.00 PM

Innovative CIO Awards -- Part 1 (Virtual Distribution)

2.00 PM - 2.20 PM

Remote Workforce: How to Protect Yourself From The Emerging Threats

By: Anil Bhandari, Chief Mentor & Thought Leader, ARCON

2.20 PM - 3.10 PM

Panel Discussion: How Automation, AI, and ML Driving Exponential Outcomes During Challenging Times

Moderator: Sudipta Ghosh, Partner, Data and Analytics Leader, PwC


Panelists:

  • Anindya Karmakar, Head, Digital Transformation, Aditya Birla Finance and Home Finance
  • Prasanna Lohar, Head - Innovation & Architecture, DCB Bank
  • Jitendra Singh, CIO, JK Cement Limited
  • Parna Ghosh, Group CIO, UNO Minda Group
  • Rajendra Gupta, Lead Solution Architect, IBM

3.10 PM - 3.30 PM

Fireside Chat: AI Ops and SMAX

Participants:

  • Manish Balooja, Country Director - Presales, Micro Focus
  • Deepak Kumar, Executive Editor, BitStream Mediaworks

3.30 PM - 3.50 PM

Managing Cyber Defence with Continuous Controls Monitoring

By: Shimon Becker, Co-founder & VP - Product, Cyber Observer

3.50 PM - 4.40 PM

Panel Discussion: Why Hybrid and Multicloud Approach Matters Even More in the New Normal

Moderator: Anoop Nambiar, Partner, Deloitte India


Panelists:

  • Sunil Soni, CGM-IT, Punjab National Bank
  • Archie Jackson, Senior Director, Head - IT & IS, Incedo Inc
  • Biswajit Mohapatra, Partner, CIO Advisory, Cloud Migration and Digital Transformation, IBM

4.40 PM - 5.00 PM

Fireside Chat: Smart and Stealth Threat Analysis & Detection

Participants:

  • Archie Jackson, Senior Director, Head - IT & IS, Incedo Inc
  • Gaurav Chawla, Business Development Manager – APAC, VMRay

5.00 PM - 5.15 PM

Adapting to New Reality

By: Subram Natrajan, CTO, IBM India

5.15 PM - 5.55 PM

Innovative CIO Awards -- Part 2 (Virtual Distribution)

5.55 PM - 6.00 PM

Thank You Note / Closing Remarks

By: Deepak Kumar, Executive Editor, BitStream Mediaworks

Track 2

2.00 PM - 3.10 PM

Panel Discussion: The Changing Face of Security in the Age of the Cloud

Moderator: Unnikrishnan P, Partner - Cyber Security, PwC

Presenter:Alain Sanchez, ‎EMEA CISO Senior Evangelist, Fortinet

Panelists:

  • Dilip Panjwani, CISO & IT Controller, Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd
  • Gopi Thangavel, VP & Head of Enterprise IT Infrastructure, Reliance Industries Ltd
  • Shishir Khare, Delivery Head - Infrastructure & Security, TCS Ltd
  • Deval Mazmudar, CISO, IndusInd Bank Ltd
  • Muneer Hassan Wani, CISO, J&K Bank Ltd
  • T R Venkateswaran, CISO (DGM), Punjab National Bank

3.15 PM - 3.30 PM

Offensive Security: Combating Cyber Security Challenges in the Age of Digital 2.0 and Work from Home (WFH)

By: Jaspreet Singh, Risk Consulting Markets Leader, EY India

3.30 PM - 4.15 PM

Panel Discussion: Navigating Cyber Threats in the Banking Sector During Challenging Times

Moderator: Amol Bhat, Partner, PwC India

Panelists:

  • Suryanarayanan K, CISO, Central Bank Of India
  • T R Venkateswaran, CISO (DGM), Punjab National Bank
  • Alain Sanchez, ‎EMEA CISO Senior Evangelist, Fortinet
  • Subramanian V, DGM & CISO, IDBI Bank Limited
  • Biju K, CISO & Head of Risk Management Dept, Federal Bank Ltd

4.15 PM - 5.00 PM

Cyber Warriors of India

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FAQ's


  • Nominees must hold the title of Chief Information Officer (CIO), Head of IT or equivalent. They must be the highest-level IT leader in the organization.
  • Applicants are welcome from for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, with all assessed on a common set of criteria.
  • Applicants must present accomplishments related to the applicant's current position.
  • Finalists will be expected to attend the Award Event in person.

The judging process will be conducted in three phases.

A panel of 5 eminent judges (1 ex-CIO, 1 most senior IT analyst, 1 senior academician from a most reputed IT institute in India, 1 ex DDG of NIC and 1 ex-CEO) will write final verdict. Names will be announced very soon.

Phase 1: Initial Screening

Each application will be read by the judges and ranked based on quality, depth and completeness of the responses. The semi-finalists will be selected for the next phase.

Phase 2: Detailed Analysis

The panel of judges, will read each semi-finalist application and rank order based on detailed evaluation criteria. Judges will pick up the finalists.

Phase 3: Interviews

If judges feel that there is a need to cross-check or if they have any doubt in the nomination form, then they will interview the finalists and then decide to pick the winner. Finalists will be notified in advance so that they can prepare for interviews, if required.

You can complete the application online, over several sessions, saving your draft content. Once you are satisfied with your application, we ask you to submit your final application. You can choose

Click here to submit your nomination online

Alternatively, you can download PDF or DOC version of Nomination Form for sending your nomination. Send back the thoroughly filled-up Nomination Form to cioawards@cioaxis.com.

Nomination closes on Dec 15, 2020.

All information shared in nomination form, including the identity of applicants, will be held in strict confidence and used only by the award judges in the judging process.

Nomination / Sponsorship: Jitendra Srivastava / +91-8076364595, 9818305558 / jeetu@cioaxis.com Speaking Opportunity: Aryan Kashyap / +91-8766291131 / aryan@cioaxis.com

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