Meet the leaders using their transformational acumen to help shape the future of technologies and trends.
Now in its 2nd year, the IT Genius Awards by CORE Media seek to recognise and honour ICT leaders whose innovations, digital transformation ideas and IT initiatives have had an impact on the business landscape. This year 13 CIOs were recognised on August 25, 2018, as part of CIO Crown 2018, for their contributions to the tech world, for challenging competition and delivering ROI to the enterprise.
An independent jury using a lens of five key criteria scrutinised each nomination. The criteria were type of project, the innovation used, process of implementation, the project’s impact, and scalability. The winners were selected in five categories— Analytics and Data Discovery, Artificial Intelligence, Data Centre Excellence, Digital Transformation, and Fintech Innovation.
This year’s illustrious jury comprised Anil Nadkarni, Director, NKGSB Bank, Vikas Gadre, Chairperson and Senior Adjunct Faculty for IS area, NMIMS, Sandeep Phanasgaonkar, business strategy consultant and former CIO for large conglomerates, and, Pratap Gharge, former Executive President and CIO, Bajaj Electricals.
The winners who’ve mastered the art of innovation are:
Analytics and Data Discovery
Achal Kataria, VP & Global Head of Technology, EXL Service
Dhananjay Rokde, Head IT, D’Decor Home Fabrics
Rajeev Mittal, CIO, Endurance Technologies Ltd
Santosh Singh, VP IT, Dharampal Satyapal Ltd
Kiran Komatla, VP IT, Burger King India Pvt Ltd
Pravin Savant, Group CTO, MullenLowe Lintas Group
Data Centre Excellence
Kiran Belsekar, Senior VP & Head IT, ENAM AMC
Dipesh Thakar, Head Information Security & Digital Transformation, Waaree Energies Ltd
Rajesh Garg, CIO & VP – Digital Transformation Solutions Delivery, Rolta India Ltd
Balvinder Banga, CIO, Sonata Finance Pvt Ltd
Sachin Lokhande, CIO, Pay Point India Network Ltd
Subhamoy Chakraborti, Chief Digital Officer, Magma Fincorp Ltd
Umesh Mittal, Group Head-IT, Alchemy Capital Management Pvt Ltd