CIOChat: Twitter conversations with India's top CIOs

CIO India engages top digital leaders on Twitter to get a read on the pulse of enterprise IT in India. Here is the summary of each tweetchat, and the brilliant debates they lead to.

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With IDG India Twitter chats, the idea is to create more conversations in the enterprise IT community, spark new connections, and conversations with the modern digital leader. Moderated by Executive Editor Shantheri Mallaya, the midday chat usually takes place every fortnight on CIO India's Twitter. Here is a recap to the previous chats, in case you missed the fun conversations, intense debates and brilliant takeaways.

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Upcoming Chat

Date: 30th May, 2019 

Time: 12 pm 

Topic: Optimuim Strategy for Cybersecurity  posture 




#CIOChat: Emergence of the strategic CIOCIOchat-emergence-of-the-strategic-CIO

Today, CIOs are broadening their work horizons - from the traditional role of delivery executive to a business executive. Digital transformation (DX) is transforming almost every corner of a business. In an attempt to get a better picture on the subject, CIO India held a Twitter chat (#CIOChat) on 22nd March 2019, with CIOs and IT heads as participants. The participants shared their views on CIOs’ role beyond IT and how they have evolved to become the revenue generators for their companies.  

Tweetchat participants: Ashok Jade, CIO, Shalimar Paints (@ashokjade), Keyur Desai, CIO at Essar Ports (@keydesai), Kiran Belsekar, SVP, Head - IT, ENAM AMC (@kit_kiran), Lalit Popli, head of IT at ICICI Prudential (@lpopli)

Read the complete Twitter chat summary here


#CIOChat: Impact of quantum computing on cybersecurity - Is the Indian enterprise ready?CIOChat: Impact of quantum computing on cybersecurity - Is the Indian enterprise ready?

While commercial quantum computing will be a great achievement for the civilization, the same technology can be used for nefarious ends by hackers and other governments. During the #CIOChat conducted through Twitter on April 5 2019 , IT heads shared their insightful views on 'Impact of Quantum Computing on Cybersecurity' and whether Indian enterprises are prepared for this disruption. 

Tweetchat participants: Richard de Souza, Chief Executive Officer at Mahindra Business Solutions (@richarddesouza), Unique Kumar, Head of Digital Security, Enterprise Applications and Business Analytics, Max Healthcare (@uniquekumar1), Shiju Rawther, Executive VP-IT, India Infoline (@shiju210)

Read the complete Twitter chat summary here


#CIOChat: Ethics in AI; Will enterprise take note?CIOChat: Ethics in AI; Will enterprise take note

The European Commission (EC) released one of the world’s first government-led set of guidelines on developing and implementing ethics in artificial intelligence. These guidelines will not only serve as a pioneering roadmap for organizations poised to leverage the full potential of AI, but for those who may be apprehensive due to potential issues surrounding trust and transparency. In this context, CIO India hosted a tweetchat on April 25, 2019, and asked leading CIOs in the country if there was a need for enterprise to take note of implementing ethical AI. 

Tweetchat participants: Kiran Belsekar, SVP, Head - IT, ENAM AMC (@kit_kiran), Mukesh Mehta, CTO, B&K Securities (@connect_muks), Rajiv Sharaf, Sr Executive VP & CIO, Reliance Infrastructure (@RAJIVHARAF)

Read the complete Twitter chat summary here