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Digital Transformation from the Trenches: Transformation Strategies for the Digital CIO by Vivek Vishnu (July 2018) Publishers: Authors Upfront Pages: xviii+224 Price: INR 695   One of the biggest...
Sep 11, 2018
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There are two kinds of organizations. One is where a user applies IT for business and the other where the user are the producer of IT products or services. In the case of former, the degree of...
Jun 06, 2018
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Any CXO position is a combination of expertise and added layers of “big picture thinking” ability and leadership. A CIO/CISO without a strong IT background is a Chief Operating Officer , or a Chief...
Jun 04, 2018
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For years, IT leaders have treated Return on Investment (ROI) as testament of a successful IT initiative. For most CIOs, realizing a hard ROI wasn’t always easy and it wasn’t necessary that every...
May 02, 2018
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In my view, there is no need to keep separate budget allocation in the name of digital. When we talk about enterprise IT, we always talk about a larger frame of implementation of IT In any...
Apr 05, 2018
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If you keep digital budget as part of IT budget, there is a high possibility that it might be reused in some form that is not really digital spend. The bigger reason, however, is that every executive...
Apr 04, 2018
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IT transformation has become a priority for enterprises globally. In order to successfully drive this transformation, CIO-CFO collaboration is important as these are the major players who provide the...
Mar 28, 2018
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LinkedIn has unveiled the 2018 Top Companies list for India. The annual ranking highlights the 25 companies in the country that are most sought-after by professionals, based on proprietary LinkedIn...
Mar 21, 2018
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IT cost optimization in organizations is focused on enabling business optimization over cost cutting, according to a recent survey by Gartner.   According to Gartner analyst Stewart Buchanan,...
Mar 21, 2018
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I do not agree with this view. Information Security function has been ever evolving since its conception. However, depending on the size of the organization and the way the security function or the...
Mar 13, 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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According to Grant Thornton, the professional services company, that has tracked the progress of women in business around the globe for 14 years, explores how business leaders think and feel, and...
Mar 12, 2018
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Many years ago when cloud deployments were at their peak, during an interview, an Indian woman CIO was talking about how tough it was for her to say goodbye to legacy hardware and deploy a hybrid...
Mar 07, 2018
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In the last few years since "making the workplace attractive for the millennial workforce" became a CIO responsibility, I have asked several Indian CIOs on how they plan to make their workplace...
Feb 27, 2018
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Research firm Gartner advises security and risk management leaders to take a balanced approach to tackling a new class of vulnerabilities. Security researchers have revealed three major variants of...
Feb 15, 2018
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CIOs today are leading change and driving digital transformation in their respective organizations. Their love for experimenting with new technologies dates back to the back-office days. However...
Feb 14, 2018
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The world is witness to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting taking place in Davos, Switzerland. Davos 2018 is one of the first world conferences this year to discuss Gender Equality on a global...
Jan 25, 2018
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The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say Thank you. In between the two, the leader must become a servant and a debtor - Max De Pree Leadership is a subject of...
Dec 26, 2017
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Leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal. Leadership captures the essentials of being able to inspire others and being prepared to do so. Effective...
Dec 26, 2017
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Leadership has a different meaning to each individual. Few say “Leadership is an art to encourage and motivate people to achieve a common agenda” while others say “Leadership is a winning combination...
Dec 26, 2017
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“Who is a leader?” - My 13-year old son asked me one day. This got me thinking. Having spent some time in the leadership spectrum, this is a hard truth to live by. You have to constantly ask yourself...
Dec 20, 2017
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With changing threat landscape and information technology priorities, organizations and leaders must change the way they observe the security landscape. Over the last two decades, new risks can be...
Dec 13, 2017
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The definition of leadership is ever changing. In the coming years, it will continue to change as more and more millennial join the current workforce. Millennial, however, are already empowered with...
Dec 11, 2017
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 As the role of chief data officer (CDO) continues to gain traction within organizations, a recent survey by Gartner, Inc. found that these data and analytics leaders are proving to be a linchpin of...
Dec 06, 2017
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In 1978, Transformational Leadership was introduced by expert, James McGregor Burns, in his book “Leadership”. He explained it as a process where followers of a leader are developed to the higher...
Dec 05, 2017
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According to 2018 Gartner CIO Agenda Survey, 51% of CIOs surveyed in India reported that they are taking charge of innovation and 49% have indicated that they are heading up digital transformation...
Nov 17, 2017
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The skillsets of the technology leader are changing. Sankarson Banerjee CTO - Projects National Stock Exchange of India Limited says that there are bigger tasks that project management that come...
Nov 13, 2017
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In computer science class, students learn how to think in a structured and logical manner. This allows them to break down problems and develop algorithms that consider all scenarios, not just the...
Oct 30, 2017
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 Intel India has trained 9,500 developers, students and professors across 90 organisations in the past six months in the emerging field of artificial intelligence (AI).   Intel India has...
Oct 11, 2017
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It is ironic that in a culture where sacred texts start with teaching the importance and characteristics of the divine ‘wholeness’ (the invocation of Isa Upanishad), thinking in whole or ‘system...
Oct 10, 2017
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In the IT and security circles, Sunil Varkey, VP & Chief Information Security Officer at Wipro Limited, is a well-known name. A veteran in the field, Varkey has spent over 23 years of...
Oct 09, 2017
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Gartner has revealed its top predictions for 2018 and beyond. Gartner's top predictions will enable organizations to move beyond thinking about mere notions of technology adoption to focus on the...
Oct 06, 2017
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One thing that we have addressed time and again that the role of the CIO is changing or needs to change. The advent of technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data...
Oct 06, 2017
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It is exactly one year since Raghuram Rajan relinquished his charge as RBI governor. As I was going through his newly released book, I Do What I Do, it was good to be reminded of the expectations he...
Sep 12, 2017
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Early this year, CIO&Leader did a story to find that the consistent improvement in the hiring of women over the last year is indicative of a trend that is slowly bridging the gender divide....
Sep 11, 2017
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The security landscape is changing so fast, that every day seems like you are preparing for combat.   While the CEOs of the world are busy bringing about digital transformation and changing the...
Apr 07, 2017
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In the late 19th century, it was the suffragettes, members of the women's organizations in the United Kingdom or The Women’s Indian Association (WIA), who fought for the right of women to vote. Today...
Feb 28, 2017
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Are some companies better at developing IT leadership than others? Data seems to suggest so. A little analysis of the data for winners of NEXT100 for last seven years shows that some companies have...
Jan 09, 2017
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Firstly, they will have to come to grips with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is redefining entire industries, and creating new ones from scratch, owing to groundbreaking advances in...
Jan 02, 2017
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Anil Kumar Singh is now CIO & General Manager (Management Services at Krishak Bharati Co-operative Limited. Prior to the appointment, Singh, who is an IT NEXT 100 CIO-2014 award winner, was...
Dec 19, 2016
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Shalimar Paints is the oldest player in the INR 40,000-crore Indian paints industry. Important national buildings, such as Howrah Bridge, Rashtrapati Bhawan and All India Institute of Medical...
Dec 05, 2016
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“Traditionally, the responsibility of handling and managing data has remained with the CIO, and therefore, instead of defining new roles, organizations are comfortable assigning the data analytics...
Nov 15, 2016
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Anthony Devassy, the Chief Data Officer at SBI General Insurance is an extremely busy man. His day starts with the various business functions demanding information and insights which need to turn...
Sep 22, 2016
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With a lot of buzz around digital transformation and the role of chief digital officers in media, we at CIO&Leader decided to find out just how many executives are there in large Indian business...
Aug 03, 2016
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Six months back, CIO&Leader compiled the India’s first ever list of most active CIOs on Twitter. The story is still the most popular story of all time on our website. Along with the ranking, we...
Apr 27, 2016
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If morning indeed shows the day, the CIO movements seen in the last two years may continue in 2016 as well. Some of the top CIOs have moved to take on newer responsibilities recently.   Keeping in...
Mar 03, 2016
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A few months back, CIO & Leader, did a story on CIO Appointment in America: The Indian Summer. It seems whether it is summer or winter, Indians are increasingly occupying CIO positions within...
Feb 09, 2016
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Earlier this year, SAP honoured 25 Indian business executives calling them Digital Thought Leaders. Expectedly, these leadets came from various industries, both B2B and B2C. While IT/ITES industry...
Dec 21, 2015
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Indians today not only provide IT services to corporate America as outsourcing service providers, but do business alignment of technology as CIOs of American companies. Today, there would be close to...
Nov 27, 2015
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