The two-day conference brought together the sharpest minds in the ICT ecosystem for an exchange of ideas, to discuss possible solutions and innovations for building a future-ready organisation.
Now in its 6th successful year, CIO Crown is the premier gathering place for the top leaders in technology and business. This year’s edition was no different, with over 175 forward-thinking ICT leaders from across India coming together to share knowledge and glean insights on this year’s theme—Digital Demands a Seat for the CIO in the Boardroom. The topics covered ranged from strategies and skills required to be part of the board, to Digital Transformation, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, Hybrid Cloud, Date Centre Management, Technology Integration, and Customer Engagement.
The conference featured a blend of highly interactive sessions including CIO panel discussions, thought leader talks, CIO case study presentations, sessions with industry authors, and independent speakers that pushed the envelope, encouraged debate, and provided insights and intelligence on better solutions needed in order to navigate this ever-evolving business and digital landscape. Delegates also benefitted from a two-day Management Development Program on Digital specially curated by Professor Vikas Gadre, Chairperson and Senior Adjunct Faculty – Information Systems, NMIMS, and Dr Arun Phadke, Professor NMIMS, WeSchool (Welingkar).
CIO Crown 2018 had over 20 educational sessions and expert talks from leading minds in the ICT industry. Some of the featured speakers included Aruna Rao,
Group CTO, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Group Companies, Manish Gaur, Head IT, Patanjali, Prakash Dharmani, Global CIO, Essel Propack Ltd, Mayur Danait, CIO Lupin, Ajay Meher, SVP and Head – IT and Post Production, Sony Pictures Networks Pvt Ltd, Pankaj Bhargava, CIO, Pidilite Industries, Amit Madhan, President and Group Head – IT and eBusiness, Thomas Cook India, Vivek Vishnu, CDO, Intex Technologies and author of Transformation Strategy for the Digital CIO, Ninad Karpe, author of Bond to Baba, Manish Choksi, President – International, IT, HR and Chemicals at Asian Paints Ltd, Sanjay Narkar, CTO, IDFC Bank Ltd and IDFC Group, Vikas Arora, VP – Global IT & Security, Toluna, and Sachin Jain, CIO, eValueserve.
CIO Crown 2018 Partners
Title Partner: Google Cloud
Platinum Partners: IBM, NetApp, and Schneider Electric
Gold Partners: Dell EMC, Dimension Data, Check Point Software Technologies, IceWarp, HPE and Archon Consulting Systems
Silver Partners: Polycom, Brightstar, NeoSOFT Technologies, Digisol Systems, and Red Hat