Believing in a members-first approach, CIO
Executive Council (CEC) provides strategic leadership development for the transforming c-suite at the world's most influential and evolving organizations.
are moving from experimentation to scaling their digital business initiatives." In this context, the challenge for CIOs
is to grow these initiatives to deliver economies of scale and scope.
In India, women representation in enterprise IT is significantly low and their elevation to CIO
level is even lower, despite a large number of women working in India's large and vibrant IT services industry.
For their remarkable professional career and as an ultimate prove of their performance as CIOs
, as well as for effective leadership and management in IT projects, many of the Council's members were awarded by Federal/ State Government, President, professional publications, prestigious companies and associations, or they were included in different CIOs
tops at Federal level.
Sharad Sanghi, Managing Director and CEO, Netmagic said, "We are extremely delighted to have won six awards across Cloud and Data Center categories at this year's CIO
On the one hand, both CIOs
and other c-suite executives agreed that CIOs
need to be change agents; on the other hand, the non-CIOs had a heightened awareness of the need for CIOs
to be real technology innovators, to really proactively lead through technology."
As emerging market CIOs
look to leapfrog their western counterparts by assessing existing and new technologies to help achieve business goals, they are however not considering strategy as one of their top three attributes but see their role as being more about proactivity, innovation and good communication.
The growing adoption of big data to improve management processes could also see CIOs
take a larger role in their company's information business, according to McKinsey&Company.
* Bryson Koehler - EVP & CIO
, The Weather Company
IT industry analyst firm Gartner estimates that CMO technology spending will surpass CIO
technology spend by 2017.
By industry, CIOs
in the manufacturing sector anticipate the most hiring, with a net 26% planning to expand their IT departments.