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CIO500 and Accelerator X Awards, Mumbai chapter meets Success!

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The recent CIO 500 Accelerator X Awards, Mumbai chapter was a remarkable blend of serious business and engaging entertainment, making it a standout event in the tech community.

On June 21st, 2024, Accent Infotech Media successfully hosted its prestigious “CIO 500 Accelerator X Awards” in Mumbai. The event that took place at the Westin Mumbai Garden City, Goregaon, Mumbai brought together a significant number of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and industry leaders, highlighting both the importance of technological advancements.

The event presented the gathering a mix of Information and Infotainment, such as keynote presentations, panel discussions, Technology Quiz, Lucky Draws and the notable launch of the CIO Gold Book. Welcome note by Sanjay Mohapatra, Editor, Enterprise IT World, was followed by Talk on “DeepTech Globalization to BigTech Formulation” by Avi Dahiya, Founder & Futurist, Xoogler, Twyn. 

The first panel discussion on Strategic adoption of Next Gen Technologies including Gen-AI, Automation and IOT for Business Growth was moderated by Amey Subhash Lakeshi, DirectorCyber, Forensics, Privacy, IR 9 (EY). The panellists Kumar Prasoon, CIO, Twyn, Farhan Khan, CIO, Allied Blenders & Distillers Ltd, Mehjabeen Taj Aalam, CIO, Raychem RPG gave an in depth understanding of various strategies built around the talk of the town technologies to drive business growth.

Back to back presentations by Sneha Pardeshi, Business Development Executive and Abhilasha Kamre, Senior Business Development Manager, Technopoint and Krish Natesan, Enterprise Sales Leader – India, Okta on Sprint towards market dominance: Winning with Security & Experience kept the audience glued. 

The next panel discussion on Data Driven Business Strategy was moderated by Akshay Garkel, Partner and Cyber Leader, Grant Thornton Bharat. Prince Joseph, Group Chief Information Officer, NeST Group, SFO Technologies, Vinod Chandnani, CIO, Patel Engineering Ltd., Satish Mahajan, Senior General Manager -IT, VFS Global services, Abhijeet Kadam, General Manager-Sales, EFLV India, Tata Communications Ltd. and Khushbu Jain, Partner, Ark Legal were the esteemed panellists for the same.

Presentation by Jiten Motwani, Director SOC Business, Eventus Security, Manpreet Singh – Co-founder & Principal Consultant from 5Tattva and Sunny Vaghela, Director & CEO, Techdefence Labs Pvt. Ltd. was no less in addressing the current concerns of the CIOs with the possible solutions.

The last panel discussion moderated by Hetal Presswala, Chief Information Security Officer, Kalpataru Projects International Ltd. was on Enhanced Role of CIOs in Company Board. The panellists included names like Krushna Sahoo, Director IT, JM Financial Services Limited, Meheriar Patel, CDIO, Digital Solutions, Jeena & Company and Udit Pahwa, Chief Information Officer, Blue Star Limited.

As it is said that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, the event had smartly infused three lucky draws for the audience followed by a Quiz By Secure Network Solutions India Private Limited, to keep the audience charged. The evening culminated by the much awaited Accelerator X Awards 2024 where  more than 100 CIO’s  from various business verticals were recognised for digitization initiatives in their organisations.

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