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CIO brainstorming and IT Strategies explained in Chennai

Akanksha Ravindran
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Akanksha Ravindran
What are our CIOs busy doing? What are the challenges they face today? These are the questions which brought together some great minds in the “CIO Strategy Summit” conducted by Siliconindia on 14th August 2011, at Chennai.

After the resounding success of the Bangalore and the Mumbai editions, this time around CIO’s from different organizations and sectors in Chennai gathered to attend the summit.

What CEOs and the Board Expects from the CIO and IT Head

IT management can become saturated by supply-side thinking, what the IT industry will offer next and how best to assimilate that? “The CEOs and the Boards no more look at IT as support system, but one that would help in establishing competitive edge in the market place. And the expectation is not “when” would the ROI yield be but “how” would it manifest. It is through an order of magnitude improvement in productivity & analysis in finger tips to be able to make the right business decisions” said Chandrasekaran N, CIO from Ashok Leyland who kick started the first panel discussion.

The panel also addressed issues like ‘What are the boards and CEOs thinking and what business agenda must IT leaders deliver to?’ The other speakers in the panel were Manavalan MK, DGM- Technology from Sankara Nethralaya, Amol Vidwans, Group Head - Information Technology, MARG and the Moderator for the panel was Biji Varughese, Head IT (West & South), McDonald's India. Business drivers, Strategy and Solution for next-generation Enterprise IT was discussed at length when Sethu Madhavan, Director Marketing & Strategy from Huawei came on stage.

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