Top Indian CIOs identify tech areas that offer the best career growth option for junior IT executives working in user companies
Analytics and security are the areas within enterprise IT that will provide best career growth option to younger IT exectutives, reveal a quick CIO research conducted by CIO&Leader in the weekend. While cloud came up as a distant but clear third, many new areas such as IoT, AI, robotics, blockchain, machine learbing etc were also named by some of the CIOs. A couple of CIOs rejected the idea that one needs to choose an area, suggesting instead they need focus and support.
This is what CIO&Leader asked
For a junior IT exec in user side, what are the best tech areas for career growth: infra, enterprise apps, security, analytics, cloud...?
— CIO&Leader (@cioandleader) September 18, 2016
Answers came thick and fast. While Analytics and security stole the show, it is interesting to note that few thought enterprise applications or infrastructure, that was considered core IT in enterprises till yesterday, provide much scope for growth. Though it shows a paradigm shift, it is not surprising.
Here is a selection of some tweets. We have excluded a few tweets which were not by CIOs, or which were the same as those carried. They are presented here in the order in which they were posted. Some of the CIOs who responded belong to top companies in India, including Essar Group, Tata Motors, NDTV, Shalimar Paints, Pidilite Industries and the like.
Vikas Arora, VP Global Security and IT, Toluna
@cioandleader I'd put my bet on analytics and security. Security has millions of opportunities; but analytics will never die!
— Vikas Arora (@techievicky) September 18, 2016
— Sayed Peerzade (@iamsayed) September 18, 2016
Sabyasachi Thakur, CIO, Century Plywoods
@cioandleader analytics , data scientist to be precise
— Sabyasachi Thakur (@SabyThakur) September 18, 2016
— Chandresh Dedhia (@chandreshd) September 18, 2016
— Aneesh Nair (@aneeshnair) September 18, 2016
Anwer Bagdadi, VP (Tech & Operations), Intertech Software
Career growth is evolution depends on environment, empowerment, exposure and enlightenment not square & round holes. https://t.co/ssZUXudKr0
— anwer bagdadi (@abagdadi) September 18, 2016
Nilesh Sangoi, CIO, Meru Cab Company
— Nilesh Sangoi (@nileshsangoi) September 18, 2016
Kamal Karnatak, Group CIO , RJ Corp
@cioandleader while security and analytics remain the top bet, continously fast learning attitude tops the list in changing world.
— Kamal Karnatak (@kamalkarnatak) September 18, 2016
Ashok Jade, CIO, Shalimar Paints
@cioandleader It can be any area. What matter is interest and potential of individual..
— Ashok Jade (@ashokjade) September 18, 2016
Anjani Kumar, CIO, Safexpress
— Anjani (@anjaniglobal) September 18, 2016
Avinash Velhal, Group CIO, IMEA, Atos International
— Avinash Velhal (@avelhal) September 18, 2016
Jagdish Belwal, CIO, Tata Motors
I'd recommend app dev n arch wid new Gen tech- APIs, Big Data/ ML, Wallets, html5, Cloud services, IOT... N cybersec https://t.co/SgLo2xuvPd
— Jagdish Belwal (@Jeyceebee) September 18, 2016
Keyur Desai, VP, IT, Essar
— Keyur Desai (@keydesai) September 18, 2016
N Jayantha Prabhu. CIO, Essar Group
— Jayantha Prabhu (@NJayantha) September 19, 2016
Pankaj Bhargava, CIO, Pidilite Industries
— Pankaj Bhargava (@pbhargava2412) September 19, 2016
Suresh Kumar, Partner & CIO, Grant Thornton
— Suresh Kumar (@Sureshkm_GT) September 19, 2016