CIO@2020: Interaction with Tamal Chakraborty, Director– IT & Test, Ericsson Global Services

"We need technologies which can really take the CIOs to the next level," says Tamal Chakraborty, Director– IT & Test, Ericsson Global Services

CIO@2020: Interaction with Tamal Chakraborty, Director– IT & Test, Ericsson Global Services - CIO&Leader

Tamal Chakraborty, Director– IT & Test, Ericsson Global Services 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?

There is a lot of attraction in bottomline (costs, productivity, etc.) but topline is an area which is an important agenda for CIOs. That’s my assumption across India and that’s where we have a big challenge: How do we increase topline? What are the steps that we take to increase topline? Can we really do it? Could I really reduce my IT cost by 30%? Also, another challenge is how do we enable collaborative environment where people can talk to each other seamlessly. The other challenge is how do we ensure we have a federation with our end customers?

 

 

Concerns around rapid evolvement of technology in 2020?

We need technologies which can really take the CIOs to the next level, getting them maybe a board position, close to the CEO or the most trusted advisor. Taking an IT head to that level will be extremely important.

 

Personal goals for year 2020?

My personal goal setting is very clear: How do I handle myself between 45 to 55 is very important for me. What is it that has changed between 20 to 45 and 45 to 55, that’s an important area. How do we re-train ourselves to be more useful and relevant for our company between 45 to 55 is the key. 


Event date: 
Friday, May 12, 2017

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