India’s first CIO Open Forum, co-hosted by Enterprise IT World and CtrlS Datacenters, the CIO Dine and Discourse 2018, visited 7 to IT Hubs in India in a nationwide discussion on the Transformation of the Indian CIOs in the current technology landscape and the roadmap ahead
Engaging over 500 IT leaders and CIOs in seven cities, the CIO Dine and Discourse, hosted by CtrlS Datacenters and Enterprise IT World Magazine wrapped up the 2018 initiative with Pune where the evening event witnessed over 60 CIOs, CTOs and enterprise IT leaders combining the top brass of the area converged at the venue to exchange their views on the hot topic, the transforming CIO role and the road ahead.
The CIO Dine and Discourse 2018 Pune event took place at the JW Marriott, Senapati Bapat Road on the 27th of April 2018. The event continued the momentum from the previous six engagements in March and April as veteran IT leaders took part in a Panel Discussion on the role transformation for current CIOs in the new technology landscape and the road ahead for emerging leaders of tomorrow.
The discussion at the Pune event was moderated by veteran IT leader Shreesh G Patwardharn, CIO & V.P. (I.T.) at Dynamic Logistics. Among the panelists were Pankaj Mittal, Chief Information Officer, 5am Ventures, Yogesh Zope, Group Chief Information Officer, Bharat Forge, Dr. Makarand Vishnu Sawant, SGM IT, Deepak Fertilizers and Petrochemicals, Faiz A. Shaikh, Director O&T, Mastercard India and Riyaz Khan, Vice President, IceWarp. The panel discussion was followed up by the open forum where CIOs and IT leaders from the audience took part in the discussion, gave their view points and raised questions.
The event also saw an informative presentation by CtrlS Datacenters on the history of Datacenters Sanjay Mohapatra, Group Editor, Accent Infomedia and Enterprise IT World made a keynote address pondering on the idea behind these events and also announced the CIO500 Mega Tech Summit and Awards event, locally unveiling the CIO500 logo with Senior CIOs from the area.
The Seven City CIO Dinner and Discussion events are conceptualized to give enterprise IT leaders an open platform to come and express their views among peers, gain insights and gather actionable experience to add to the value of their organizations. The event series which is India’s first CIO Open Forum of its kind wrapper up with Pune having previously engaged IT Leadership in New Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, and Chennai in the months of March and April. The events across seven cities are conceptualized and hosted by India’s leading CIO publication Enterprise IT World and are powered by India’s largest Tier4 Datacenter organization CtrlS Datacenters.