2017 CIO100 Symposium Highlights

The 2017 edition of the CIO100 Awards and Symposium brought together eminent IT leaders from across the country, where they shared insights into trending opportunities in enterprise tech, challenges to tackle and the road ahead. Here are the highlights from the symposium.

Make a digital strategy, not a spaghetti: Danielle Di-Masi

'Strategy is timeless; throwing spaghetti at the wall is reactive', said Danielle Di-Masi, to the IT pros at CIO100 2017. She talked on how to keep their digital communication strategy from turning into spaghetti.

Innovation starts with the CIO: Kamal Nath, Sify Technologies

Addressing IT leaders at CIO 100 2017, Sify’s CEO Kamal Nath sheds light on how CIOs can actually be chief innovative officer. 

Indian CIOs should aim to become world leaders: Arun Firodia

Padmashri awardee Arun Firodia advised more than 100 CIOs present at the CIO100 2017 to focus on solving Indian problems so as to become world leaders. 

Digital transformation for the office of the future: Leo Joseph, HP Inc

At CIO100 2017, Leo Joseph, Senior Director-Enterprise Sales and Solution at HP Inc, discusses the five pillars of digital evolution.

How CIOs can deliver the best service in the industry

S. Raghunath, Dean and Professor, IIM-B, discusses how CIOs can be chief intelligence officers and deliver the best service in the market that they operate.

Government going big on digital: Arvind Gupta

Arvind Gupta who leads the Bhartiya Janata Party’s IT team spoke to more than 100 CIO’s on 'ReBooting a Nation' at CIO100, 2017. 

Why CIOs should focus on business model innovation

Kishor Patil, CEO of KPIT technologies emphasizes the importance of business model innovation, that many CIOs may be ignoring.

Evolving the digital experience for people: Santanu Ghose, Aruba

At this year's CIO100, Santanu Ghose, director of Aruba, HPE talks about how CIOs can connect people through digital transformation.

CIOs should be consistent role models: Danielle Di-Masi

As leaders CIOs must reach out to team members constantly, said Danielle Di-Masi addressing this year's CIO100 on human technology. 

HPE Pointnext will take your business to the next level

Y Vikram Kumar of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise India, spoke to CIOs on how they can concentrate on innovation by using Pointnext to take care of their operations. 

CIOs are underestimating cloud benefits: Sridhar Pinnapureddy, CtrlS

During the chat-with-the-editor session at CIO100 2017 India, Sridhar Pinnapureddy, Chairman, and MD of CtrlS discusses the dilemmas which the CIO community face regarding cloud adoption. 

Hyperconvergence: The future of software defined datacenter

Sunil Mahale, VP and MD, Nutanix, sheds light on how the introduction of hyper convergence would simplify things that the world otherwise thought was complicated. 

Build what’s next with Google Cloud: Mohit Pande

Mohit Pande, Country manager-India, Google Cloud spoke to more than 100 CIO’s at CIO100 2017 about how enterprises can innovatively use Google Cloud.  

Mobility rakes up new products and business models: Sukesh Jain

At the CIO100 2017 awards, Sukesh Jain, vice president of Samsung India shed light on how mobility is helping in the digital transformation of enterprises.



Turn your data into a strategic asset: Huzefa Motiwala

Enterprises need to think of data not as a challenge, but as a critical asset, said Huzefa Motiwala, Director of Systems Engineering, India and SAARC at Commvault. He was addressing a select group of CIOs at the CIO100 2017, Pune India. 

Google transforms machine learning with its cloud

Enterprises may use machine learning and predictive analytics features on the Google Cloud platform to spearhead their digital strategy.

How Qlik’s visual analytics platform helps with big data: Nilesh Kulkarni

Nilesh Kulkarni, pre sales head of Qlik, at CIO100 2017 spoke about how its new visual analytics platform can help business organizations with big data analytics.

Fast-tracking digital transformation with integrated solutions

BMC seeks the transformation of enterprises by providing a set of integrated IT solutions designed to fast-track digitalization.

Data Fabric eases data handling between clouds: Amit Didolkar, NetApp

NetApp's Data Fabric gives always-on access to your data and seamless management from flash to disk to cloud; and easy management of data between clouds.

Outpace digital disruption: Bino George, Infor

In a world where every customer wants hyper personalization, companies need to outpace disruption to unlock growth, said Bino George, Business Head, solution consulting at Infor. He was addressing a Focus Business Series audience at CIO100 2017. 

CIOs at CIO100 get a crash course on digital transformation

Bhavesh Mathur, transformation evangelist, Sify Technologies, spoke to a select group of CIOs at the 'CIO100 2017' about key points to look out for, while planning and implementing digital transformation.


Machine learning is not a choice; it is an imperative: IBM

Prasanna Keny, senior technical manager, IBM India, spoke to a select group of CIOs at the 'CIO100 2017' about the challenges enterprises go through in the journey of machine learning.