Pune, Maharashtra, May 2018
The 4th edition of CIO POWER LIST with Knowledge Partner KPMG recognised outstanding ICT leaders setting new benchmarks and playing a vital role in shaping technology debates and facilitating an exchange of business ideas. This league of extraordinary CIOs has embraced transformation through a process of continuous digital discovery.
This year over 100 CIOs were honoured in 40 categories across two segments—Technology Icons and Business Icons. Some of the verticals covered included IoT, Intelligent Bots and Robotic Process Automation, Cloud, Banking, Healthcare and Pharma, Manufacturing, and Media and Entertainment.
CIO POWER LIST 2018 awardees are influential, ambitious ICT leaders leveraging disruptive technologies to create new opportunities for business growth while driving a dramatic transformation of their industry.
“Congratulations to all the CIO POWER LIST 2018 winners! The list features truly visionary leaders who are ever evolving, pushing the business transformation agenda to new heights and dominating the technology and corporate landscapes. They wield their power and influence with a keen awareness of the enormous potential technology holds to change and shape the way the world functions. The ICT stalwarts in this inner circle are the source of hope and inspiration for the next generation, optimising technological innovation for a competitive advantage. The digital future is secure with these masterminds leading the way forward,” says Anoop Mathur, Founder and President, CORE Media.
CIO POWER LIST 2018 was held across May 4 and 5 at the Conrad Pune. The winners are selected on the basis of a unique algorithm developed using a wide range of data collected on CIOs from multiple channels. These include the CIOs online reputation, business publications and technology magazines, achievements, awards, honours and recognitions won, a random sampling of social media engagements, and a nation-wide survey of CIO peers. Additionally there are inputs from the CIO himself/herself on their key moments in the last year.
“CIO POWER LIST as an event brings together CIOs from different industry verticals providing them with opportunities to build business connections, learn from experiences of fellow CIOs, other professionals on relevant and contemporary topics. The event also recognises CIOs for their initiatives. I wish CIO POWER LIST all the success going forward,” says Kunal Pande, Partner, KPMG.
Pravin Savant, Group CTO, MullenLowe Lintas Group, was awarded as a Security Icon at CIO Power List 2018.
David Norton, Global CIO, Mullen Lowe Group, UK, appreciated the win and said, “This award is well deserved recognition for the way in which Pravin has led many high profile technology initiatives for MullenLowe Group in our ever expanding Indian market. Responsible for multiple offices, he has successfully planned, deployed and integrated solutions across the varying business streams with the company’s requirements and employee needs top of mind. Pravin’s innovative ideas have driven high user engagement and ensured the latest technologies are being utilised. This has been whilst building a highly secure systems environment, adhering and contributing to global technology standards and developing strong IT teams.”
Speaking on the recognition Pravin Savant, said “This recognition is essentially an acknowledgement of the approach by our organisation (MullenLowe Group), keeping security as a strategic focus area. It’s also about the efforts put in by technology teams and the enormous participation from our user group in this continuous journey. Coming from a highly renowned ICT platform like CORE Media in a technology track is indeed a privilege and will encourage us to continue with the efforts.”
About CORE Media
CORE Media (Centre of Recognition & Excellence) is a multi-platform new age niche media company that owns and operates proprietary marketing events and digital platforms with a focus on ICT Enterprises, the CIO Community and Technology Startups. The company has the power to influence the end-to-end value chain in the B2B technology space with its media and marketing products. Our programs have a combined reach of around 36,000 ICT decision-makers and influencers across all key sectors. Today CORE Media is the fastest growing IT media and marketing company in India within the B2B technology space.
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