Innovation starts with the CIO: Kamal Nath, Sify Technologies

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. 

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Whether transformation drives innovation or vice-versa has always remained a question, but disrupting technologies are constant. Kamal Nath, CEO of Sify Technologies, at CIO100 2017 addresses all the CIOs about ways they can deal with the disrupting technologies.

Nath specifies the definition of digitalization in the simplest terms: "Digitalization is when consumers can get connected to services without any mediator. The sole objective of digitalization is to enhance customer experience." Nath says India has shown great interest in digitalization by initiating projects like Aadhaar, GST network and Paytm.

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“The sole objective of digitalization is to enhance customer experience. CIOs should choose a partner who has had a successful transformational journey.”

Kamal Nath

CEO, Sify Technologies

Nath also points out the challenges CIOs face today. The start-up companies today get on their business having latest technology as their base model, whereas CIOs have to advance from the traditional models to a new one. This is one of the key challenges they might face.

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Nath also cautions all the CIOs to choose their partners carefully. He advises CIOs to choose their partner based on their transformational journey. Choosing partners offering the same solution might stunt the growth of the company.

Sify has transformed to become a business service provider from a traditional internet service provider. Kamal Nath has successfully led the company to a datacenter service provider from an enterprise network. He had a 17-year tenure at HCL Technologies before he joined Sify. He has led various transformational engagements with large enterprises, incubated new business services, created innovative business models, and developed new and high-growth vertical customer segments.  Sify has consistently grown in revenue and profitability under Nath’s leadership. Sify is one of the preferred service provide partner for enterprises, public sector and government in India.