A dazzling award night, many deserving winners, heavy duty networking, and some fun moments. Here’s a ringside view of the CIO CHOICE 2020
The most keenly awaited award ceremony in the ICT ecosystem recently concluded with a glitzy and glamorous ambience created at The Lalit in Mumbai.
The 8th edition of the annual CIO CHOICE awards was a star studded affair with over 300 top CIOs in attendance to cheer on cheer on the brands they had given their stamp of approval to during the extensive pan-India CIO referral voting process.
CIO CHOICE is premier award ceremony wherein the winning brands are selected on the basis of an independent online voting platform, where CIOs select the ICT partners that have earned their vote of confidence. When an ICT brand wins the CIO Choice recognition, it means that their product, service, or solution has earned the trust seal from CIOs.
CIO CHOICE 2020 recognized the innovation and brand equity of 23 brands across 45 categories. Professional services firm, KPMG was the Knowledge Partner for CIO CHOICE 2020.
A distinguished CIO Advisory Panel, comprising industry leaders and CIOs from across various verticals, was instrumental in guiding the entire process for this edition of CIO Choice. The panel comprised Rajesh Uppal, Senior Executive Director (HR &IT), Maruti Suzuki, Mayor Danait, CIO, Pidilte, Nafees Ahmed, CIO, Indiabulls Group, Shiv Kumar Bhasin, Chief Operations and Technology Officer, National Stock Exchange, Sourav Sinha, CIO, Indigo Airlines, Sumi Vivek, CIO, Diageo, Venkatesh Natarajan, SVP-IT, Ashok Leyland, and Udayraj Prabhu, EVP- Business Process Transformation & IT, Marico.
The CIO Red Carpet Night is the most powerful ICT networking event in the country. The CIOs and ICT Leaders reception evening was a holistic effort to spell out the strength of rewarding relationships with CIO & ICT Vendors community within India. The Red Carpet Night 2020 was a night to remember with its entertainment bonanza, foot tapping music and livewire performances that ignited the party.
Speaking on the occasion, Anoop Mathur, Founder and President, CORE Media, said, “I congratulate all the winners for winning the CIOs’ vote of confidence and earning the highly coveted CIO CHOICE recognition. The idea behind CIO CHOICE is to help CIOs discover the most trusted brands in Indian ICT market. Attaining the CIO CHOICE honour strengthens a brand’s trust, adds prestige and reassures CIOs on engagement with the most preferred partner."
Kunal Pande, Partner, Advisory Services, KPMG, added, “CIO Choice has completed eight long years, and over this time has grown in terms of participants both CIOs and ICT providers. It provides a platform for CIOs to choose amongst leading ICT players across their landscape. We are pleased to be associated with CIO Choice as Knowledge Partners, and I wish the winners of CIO Choice 2020 all the best.”