CIO Klub, a non-profit and largest association of chief information officers in India launched its Kolktata and Hyderabad chapters on April 06, and April 07 respectively. With both these chapters added CIO Klub has gained presence across 8 cities including Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and Coimbatore.
The CIO Klub journey which began way back in 2008 now enjoys a membership of 1,200+ chief information officers drawn from Business Standard 1000, ET 500 and Top 5,000 Indian and Global Multinationals. CIO Klub has now emerged as India’s largest peer group of Chief Information Officers (CIOs). The members are spread across industries including Manufacturing, BFSI, Pharma, Healthcare, Retail, Real Estate, IT Services, Construction, Aviation, Media and Entertainment including Government PSUs.
Umesh Mehta, President CIO Klub said, “It has been our endeavour to make CIO Klub - a Pan India body and with East and Hyderabad chapter launches, we have achieved that objective. The club now has presence across North, East, West and South”. He further added, “CIOs today are expected to be a part of strategic planning and decision making while working closely with the board and decision makers, CIO Klub shall play a key role as an enabler by providing adequate learning through the peer group, special CIO courses planned jointly by IIMs and IITs to help them enhance technology, soft skills and enhance their strategic mind-set. Lastly, with the new governing body at the helm, we are making rapid strides and inroads into the country, and we plan to launch chapters in Tier-3 and Tier-4 cities to ensure the learning and knowledge sharing can augment the CIOs and IT decision makers across length and breadth of India”.
The IT landscape has transformed since India embraced information technology close to three decades ago. Earlier the erstwhile EDP heads were more tactical and focused on planning and implementation of information technologies. However, today, the CIO’s are required to focus more on knowledge management, harnessing knowledge to provide strategic direction to the board by aligning IT with business vision. CIO Klub acts as a unique platform for CIOs to benefit from shared learning besides tapping the collective wisdom within the peer group through its 3C philosophy– Come, Connect & Collaborate.
Speaking at the Inaugural, B.S.Rao, vice president, Marketing, CtrlS Datacenters said, “We congratulate CIO Klub on the launch of Kolkata and Hyderabad chapters. It has been both an honour and privilege to support the CIOs who have been playing a key role in enabling Indian businesses and the countries economy. We are extremely confident that CIO Klub shall continue to play a pivotal role in dissemination of IT best practices across its members to help them contribute to their respective organizations through innovative IT Strategies.” He further added, “We will continue to engage and support CIO Klub in its future initiatives.”