Every year, IT leaders come together to ideate and understand what leads the path ahead for future IT businesses. The panel discussion brings up the importance of IT growth and innovation and gets a grip on how new roles can shape IT innovation.
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Growth and innovation in an IT organization are not possible without the emergence of new roles to help drive a transformational IT business today. The technology sector is not just limited to IT anymore, but has to be aligned with the business, since newer roles are emerging and are rather undergoing a transitional phase.
“The CIO was previously just viewed as an IT enabler, however, today the IT serves as a business partner. There is a subtle difference but a huge difference between working for the business and working with the business today,” said Venkatesh Natarajan, Special Director, IT, Ashok Leyland.
“We are going back to our stake-holders and fundamental IT business models to understand the various roles and contributions involved. We bring in the customisation by role, to bring in analytics and core IT. When we use digital in terms of employee engagement and cater to being customer centric, it may not be generating revenues but on the whole it gives a direction to the organization,” said Manoj Kumbhat, SVP & Global CIO, HCL Technologies.
“Digitizing IT has come to a stage where it is being pushed forward at all organizations. There must be an ecosystem for digitalisation to thrive, accepting dynamic and strategic roles but with a sense of control,” said Dhandapani T G, CIO, TVS Motor.
“It is important to get out of the comfort zone and not just understand the best new technology. For instance, discovering new revenue IT streams could turn transformative. It is time to learn, unlearn and re-learn as IT leaders,” said Sangeeta Gupta, Senior Director, IT, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
Despite having large security measures and budgets, compromises do happen, says Vishak Raman.
As CIO’s, we should not only make new technology available for our consumers but for our employees too, says Mohit Pande.
Big data, the blue-eyed boy of the enterprise, needs to evolve. It needs to get smarter, leaner, and make more sense. Sumit Datta Chowdhury explains why smart data is the new Holy Grail.
Rudra Murthy, CISO, Digital India at Ministry of Home Affairs, talks about the strategies to prevent, detect and mitigate insider threats of an organization.
Francis Rajan, Executive Vice President, Information & Communication Technology at Premier Airways highlights that today’s customers expect a fully integrated response to new requirements and enterprises should take an omni-channel approach to address them.