"Cyber security is going to be a big challenge for CIOs and they have to ensure that expenditure on security is not taken as the cost to the business but is taken as the business enabler," says Kaushal K Chaudhary, Executive Director & Group Head – IT & IS, Lanco Infratech
Kaushal K Chaudhary, Executive Director & Group Head – IT & IS, Lanco Infratech talks to CIO&Leader, keeping the Vision 2020 in perspective.
Excerpts from the interview:
Challenges that will be faced by your industry by the year 2020?
Few disruptive things which are going to happen and impact our industry are IoT – everything becoming part of the communication, data collecting or data sending device. With that enormous amount of data are going to come and storage retrieval and mining through this data to find out lot of innovative information, which will aid the business, is going to be the main challenge/opportunity for the CIOs to become part of the business rather than becoming a contributor to the business.
What should comprise a CIO’s agenda in 2020?
Business analytics of the data that I have; now I want to see how I can contribute with this huge amount of data in silo and in abundance to bring out business value out of it. I also want to see how the IoT and the small sensors can optimize my business operation in the sense that it becomes a more predictive kind of help rather than reactive kind of help. Basically, cyber security is going to be a big challenge for CIOs and they have to ensure that expenditure on security is not taken as the cost to the business but is taken as the business enabler.
Personal goals for 2020?
I enjoy being a teacher, be it IT field, sort of consultant, user awareness, going to engineering colleges, medical colleges, reach out to students, make them more aware of the information security, cyber security, cyber defense, cyber offence as well as the IT developments: how they can contribute to society. I think if I can do this sort of social responsibility to students, it will be a good contribution.