From the Editor

Even as we completed 10 years of the CSOForum Summit and completed the third set of NextCSO awards, instead of the usual looking back, we decided to look to the future. That explains the theme of...
Jul 17, 2018
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A good two weeks after the Srikrishna Committee released its whitepaper outlining various issues to consider in a possible data privacy legislation in India, I tried to informally seek the opinion of...
Jun 08, 2018
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The cover story this time focuses on how the Indian corporates are working with the start-ups here to derive business value, resulting in a win-win for both. But before you go to the hows, it is not...
May 14, 2018
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The Indian media, like its counterpart in the West, has focused on the supposed ‘scam’ involving Cambridge Analytica (CA), the UK-based big data firm that helped in Donald Trump’s victory through big...
Mar 21, 2018
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Unlike many other areas—most notably banking and telecom—India’s organized retail is nowhere close to its counterparts in developed and even many developing markets. Significant part of Indian...
Mar 13, 2018
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At the time of writing this, the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum is on at Davos. India, of course, is getting a lot of mindshare, not just because of the plenary speech of prime minister...
Mar 13, 2018
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Does putting gender issues regularly on cover knowing fully well that not much has changedon the ground make good editorial sense? With no dearth of hot topics—from seasonal flavors like AI and...
Mar 13, 2018
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I am in all my senses when I call GDPR an opportunity, notwithstanding how ‘stringent’ and ‘suffocating’ it looks today! Two trends worldwide are making privacy a big concern—one, the rise of neo-...
Jan 03, 2018
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Post-demonetization, when we were left with literally no money in our pockets, it is Paytm that most of us turned to. Some of us had Paytm accounts; some of us did not. And the only thing that...
Dec 05, 2017
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India is the global IT services hub. So, we get to see many of the IT trends much before they actually touch, let alone significantly impact, our domestic businesses. The early advent of hype around...
Oct 18, 2017
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Recently, at the NEXTCSO 2017 Awards, 24 elite winners were identified to become the next chief information security officers. Modeled along the line of our older and more well-known NEXT100 awards...
Aug 25, 2017
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On Saturday, British Airways (BA) cancelled all its flights from Heathrow and Gatwick airports in London because of an IT failure. This led to a severe disruption to its global operations, Heathrow...
May 29, 2017
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Not long back, when all of us learnt about this fascinating thing called bitcoin, few knew what the technology behind it was all about. Today, that technology, blockchain, is arguably better known...
Mar 14, 2017
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For all it seems, the year 2017 will be the year of Artificial Intelligence (AI) globally. In today’s context, what it means is that AI will find practical applications and will solve real life...
Jan 02, 2017
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A couple of months back, we asked Indian CIOs on Twitter what is the area within tech that provides the maximum growth for next generation IT managers. Analytics was the emphatic answer. Except for...
Nov 16, 2016
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What triggered this article are two recent newspaper columns. One, written by Odisha BJD MP Baijayant Panda was published in The Times of India yesterday. The other, by Bank of Baroda chairman and...
Oct 28, 2016
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Even though business dependence on technology has grown manifold, somewhere the image of corporate IT has taken a beating. It is no more that awed function as it used to be at one time.   There are...
Oct 13, 2016
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In the sidelines of the recently concluded CIO&Leader Conference in Goa, we interviewed quite a few CIOs individually to have a better peek into their thinking—their roles as they see them,...
Aug 15, 2016
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Even as the CIO’s role in most large organizations getting transformed to a “business role”—as opposed to “tech role”, as most CIOs never forget to add—a reverse current may be flowing in the start-...
Feb 04, 2016
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The very fact that Gita talks of three paths means it does not consider one path superior to others. It should not be any different in practical life Who is a great CIO? Someone with an inordinate...
Sep 15, 2015
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