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Unconferencing at CIO Crown 2016

The two-day event saw the country’s leading CIO IT innovators and thinkers come together to explore whether we truly live in a Digital Revolution of Transformation – Disruption – Acceleration.

The fourth edition of CIO Crown was a resounding success as an exclusive opportunity for IT leaders to compare notes, share ideas and connect with peers to collaborate on a roadmap to navigate this exciting but also challenging digital revolution. A revolution claimed by some to be more significant in its impact on business and society than anything ever seen before.

The two-day unconference, spread across two days, August 26 and 27, was hosted at Courtyard by Marriott in Mumbai, with presenting partner Sify Technologies and knowledge partner KPMG.

Day one started with a welcome note by Anoop Mathur, President, CORE Media, followed by an introduction on ‘ Transformation – Disruption – Acceleration: The New Roadmap for CIOs in a Digital Economy’
by Kunal Pande, Partner, KPMG India. Then came a session with Kamal Nath, CEO, Sify Technologies, on ‘IT Transformation at the Core Of Digital IT’, where he touched upon the various innovations and new offerings the company has developed. Next up was a popular workshop on Digital Productivity by Dr Nitin Paranjape that had all the CIOs engrossed.

Post-lunch there was a power panel on ‘Revolution of Transformation – Disruption – Acceleration’, moderated by Kunal Pande. Panellists included Nilesh Sangoi, CTO, Meru Cab Company, Ritu Madbhavi, CIO, FCB Ulka Advertising, Ranjit Satyanath, CIO, Retail, Infiniti Retail (Croma), Vipul Anand, Group CIO, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd, and Pankaj Bhargava, CIO, Pidilite Industries.

Then came an eye-opening session on ‘Sports Fans and the Digital Boom’ with Anil Jayaraj, Executive VP, Star India, who also revealed the rapid development and growth of Hotstar. Next, Anil Garg, CIO, Dabur, took the stage to discuss ‘Transformation via Disruption – A Reality Today’.

After a quick break it was time for C Mohan, Founder and CEO, adStringO Software Pvt Ltd, and his talk on the ‘Corporate Digital Super Hero’. This was followed by a talk on ‘The Art (and Science) of Collaboration in the Digital World’ by Sandeep Arora, Head – Consulting and Advisory Practice, Datamatics Global Services Limited.

The evening was a grand celebration of CORE Media’s five-year anniversary with prominent CIOs taking to the stage to launch CIO Choice 2016 Year Book and CIO Power List 2016 Winner Book.

CIO Crown 2016  also had some fun experience zones (mini putting, wax hand making, selfie zone, etc) set up across the two days by Sify Technologies. These were were quite popular with the CIOs. The two days also saw over 40 lucky draw winners walking away with cool prizes.

Day two started off with a bang with another popular Digital Productivity workshop with Dr Nitin Paranjape. This was followed by an informative digital workshop on ‘The Role of Technology in Digital Marketing’ by Abhishek Rungta, CEO Indus Net Technologies. It was then time for a session on ‘Discovering Data Driven Possibilities’ by Jaydeep Deshpande, Head of Marketing, Qlik India and Mitesh Nagori, Qlik India.

Then came a very interactive session with Gowree Gokhale, Partner, Nishith Desai Associates, on digital compliance
had a lot of CIOs asking questions. The next session with Brendan Blumer, CEO, ii5 Ventures, drew in an even bigger crowd to hear him talk on decoding cryptocurrencies.

“CIO Crown 2016 has some good content,” said Jagdish Belwal, CIO, Tata Motors. “There are sessions on blockchain and cryptocurrency that everybody was looking forward to. We also have lots of startups here that are looking at connecting with CIOs. So is interesting to meet them.”

Post-lunch it was time for a power panel on ‘Digital Disruption’, moderated by Hirak Mukherjee, Transformation Leader, Sify Technologies, with panellists Sankarson Banerjee, CTO Projects, National Stock Exchange of India Limited, Anil Shankar, Customer Care Associate and VP – Solutions and Tech, Shoppers Stop, Prasad Patil, CTO, JM Baxi Group, Angshuman Dutta, Head of IT Solutions, Shyam Group, Manas Mati, Executive Director and Head of Technology, Walt Disney India, and Jayantha Prabhu, Group CIO, Essar.

Following this was a session with Nilesh Goradia, Head Client Virtualisation and Mobility – India Subcontinent, Citrix Systems India Pvt Ltd, on ‘Reimagining Application Delivery from Data Centre to the End User’. Next up was an informative power panel on ‘Innovate by Engaging with Startups in Early Stage Investing’, moderated by Jagdish Belwal, with Venkat Iyer, Global CIO, Wockhardt, Kalpana Maniar, President and CIO, Edelweiss, Sanjay Mehta, Investor, CIO Angel Network, and Veneeth Purushotaman, CIO, Fortis Healthcare as the panellists.

It was then time for CIOs to talk about some of the digital transformation projects they’d kick-started in their organisations. The CIOs included, Tejas Shah, Head of IT, Ziqitza Healthcare Limited, Ananthakrishnan Ganesan, Head -Information Systems and Technology, APM Terminals, Sunil Sirohi, CIO, NIIT Limited, Sanjay Prasad, CIO, Tata Power, TG Dhandapani, Group CIO, TVS Motor, Sendilkumar Venkatesan, Vice President -IT, Shriram Group, Vipul Anand, Group CIO, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd, and Jai Thomas, Head – Service Delivery and Operations, Ver Se Innovation.

Simultaneously there was an HCL Technologies roundtable with prominent CIOs on ‘IT Keeping Up With the Expectations of End User Experiences from the IT Organisation’. The panel delved into today’s consumption of SMACi culture wherein end user experiences are gaining paramount experience.

There was also a parallel heathcare track that had sessions with CS Suryanarayan, Country Sales Manager, HPE Aruba, on ‘Mobile-first Healthcare’ and Girish V, Founder and MD, Numarga Services Pvt Ltd, on the ‘Next 10 Years in Healthcare’. This was followed by the launch of Hospital Tech, a platform for CIOs to collaborate and share knowledge on successful IT implementations in hospitals. Niranjan K Ramakrishnan, CIO, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, spoke about impetus behind the association.

The evening was a celebration and recognition of CIOs who are changing the way their organisation function through groundbreaking IT strategies. These prominent CIOs from around the country were felicitated as Digital Innovation Champions by Sify Technologies. The evening also saw the launch of the first edition of HHH Awards 2016 – Healthcare that recognise innovative and strategic leaders in that space.

“Digital transformation and digital disruption are very important topics today,” said Jayantha Prabhu. “I’m here to hear all the key speakers and CIO colleagues on how they transform their business. Lots of speakers spoke about their use cases and how overall digital transformation impacted their business and how they overcame risk of information security challenges, which was very useful to learn.”

“CIO Crown is a good way to network with CIOs and other industry friends,” said Girish Kulkarni, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Cytecare Hospitals Pvt Ltd. “There are some sessions that have a ‘wow factor’ and over the years the content and the people delivering the content at CIO Crown have been constantly upgraded and it is phenomenal. The brand standards have been set very high now.”

CIO Crown 2016 partners
Presenting partner: Sify Technologies Limited
Knowledge partner: KPMG
Analytics partner: Qlik
Digital partner: Indus Net Technologies
End Point Compression Partner: adStringO
Travel & Expense Partner: Concur
Media partner: Bonne Vie
Associate Partners: Ramco Systems, Datamatics, HCL Technologies Limited, New Era, Web Works, Citrix Systems, Flock, Ace Data, Mobicule, InstaSafe

 

CIO Crown 2016 started with a rendition of the National Anthem by CIOs. 

Titus Gunaseelan,  Khushru Siganporia, Anoop Mathur, Ritu Madbhavi, Kamal Nath, Jayantha Prabhu and Anil Nadkarni light the lamp to start the event.

Welcome note by Anoop Mathur, President, CORE Media.

Kunal Pande, Partner, KPMG India, addresses the audience about the new roadmap for CIOs in a digital economy.

Kamal Nath, CEO, Sify Technologies, discusses the IT transformation at the core of digital IT.

Dr Nitin Paranjape, productivity guru, conducts a digital productivity workshop.

It's a full house for Dr Nitin Paranjape's productivity workshop.

Kunal Pande, KPMG India, moderates a power panel on 'Revolution of Transformation - Disruption - Acceleration' with Prakash Dharmani, CIO, Pidilite Industries, Vipul Anand, Group CIO, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd, Ranjit Satyanath, Retail CIO, Infiniti Retail Ltd, Nilesh Sangoi, CTO, Meru Cab Company, and Ritu Madbhavi, CIO, FCB Ulka Advertising.

Anil Jayaraj, Executive VP, Star India, talks about sports fan and the digital boom.

Anil Garg, CIO, Dabur, talks about 'Transformation Via Disruption - A Reality Today'.

C Mohan, Founder and CEO, Adstringo Software Pvt. Ltd., discusses the 'Corporate Digital Super Hero'.

Sandeep Arora, Head - Consulting and Advisory Practice, Datamatics Global Services Limited, on 'The Art (and Science) of Collaboration in the Digital World'.

Sanjay Mehta, Subhash Palkar, Shailesh Joshi,Prakash Dharmani, Jayantha Prabhu, Jagdish Belwal, TG Dhandapani and Anoop Mathur unveil the CIO Choice 2016 Year Book.

Anoop Mathur, Jayant Magar, Vijay Bhaskar, Ritu Madbhavi, Veneeth Purushotaman, Sunil Mehta,Ajay Kumar Meher, Ashok Jade, and Sanjay Mehta unveil CIO POWER LIST 2016 Winner Book.

Ajay Bakshi, Kamal Karnatak, Shreesh Patwardhan,Sabyasachi Chakraborty Thakur, Jai Thomas,Sanjay Mehta, Tejas Shah, Sunil Sirohi, Ajay Srivastava and Chandra Shekar Kalyanappu cut the cake to celebrate 5 years of CORE Media.

Dr Nitin Paranjape conducts his second digital productivity workshop on Day 2 of CIO Crown 2016.

Abhishek Rungta, CEO, Indus Net Technologies, conducts a workshop on the role of digital marketing.

Jaydeep Deshpande, Head of Marketing Qlik India, and Mitesh Nagori, Qlik India, talk about discovering data driven possibilities.

Gowree Gokhale, partner, Nishith Desai Associates, conducts an interactive session on digital compliance.

Brendan Blumer, Managing Partner, Block.one, addresses a packed house on 'Decoding Cryptocurrencies'.

Hirak Mukherjee, Transformation Leader, Sify Technologies, moderates a power panel on 'Digital Transformation' with Sankarson Banerjee, Anil Shankar,Prasad Patil, Angshuman Dutta, Manas Mati, and Jayantha Prabhu.

Nilesh Goradia, Head Client Virtualisation and Mobility India Subcontinent, Citrix Systems India Pvt Ltd, talks about reimagining application delivery from the cloud to the end user.

Jagdish Belwal moderates a panel on 'Innovate by Engaging with Startups in Early Stage Investing' with Sanjay Mehta, Veneeth Purushotaman, Kalpana Maniar, and Venkat Iyer.

Tejas Shah, Ananthakrishnan Ganesan, Sunil Sirohi, Sanjay Prasad and TG Dhandapani share their digital transformation stories as part of 'CIO Speak'.

Sendilkumar Venkatesan, Vice President -IT, Shriram Group, discusses digital transformations undertaken in his organisation.

Vipul Anand, Group CIO, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd, on digital transformation activities in his organisation.

Jai Thomas, Head - Service Delivery and Operations, Ver Se Innovation, talks about digital transformation as part of 'CIO Speak'.

The HCL Technologies roundtable on ‘IT Keeping Up With the Expectations of End User Experiences from the IT Organisation’ with Sabyasachi Chakraborty Thakur, PVJ Prasad, Joseph Kiran Kumar, Prasad Patil, and Umesh Mittal.

CIOs V Sendil Kumar, Jagdish  Lomte, Naveen  Gulati, Ajay Kumar Meher, Nafees Ahmed, Ranendra Datta, Ajay Bakshi, Hemant Samnekar and  Ashok Jade participate in the HCL Technologies roundtable on ‘IT Keeping Up With the Expectations of End User Experiences from the IT Organisation’.

CS Suryanarayan, Country Sales Manager, HPE Aruba, speaks about ‘Mobile-first Healthcare’ at the Healthcare parallel track.

Girish V, Founder and MD, Numarga Services Pvt Ltd, discusses the ‘Next 10 Years in Healthcare’ with the assembled CIOs at the parallel healthcare track.

Prominent heathcare CIOs Girish Koppar, Suresh Kumar, Mahesh Shinde, Rajesh Batra, and Atul Umak light the lamp at the launch of Hospital Tech, a platform for healthcare CIOs to collaborate and share knowledge.

Niranjan K Ramakrishnan, CIO, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, speaks about the impetus behind Hospital Tech.

TG Dhandapani, Group CIO, TVS Motor, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Kamal Nath, CEO, Sify Technologies.

Muthu Krishnan, General Manager - IT, Ramco Cements Ltd, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Kamal Nath, CEO, Sify Technologies.

Jagdish Belwal, CIO, Tata Motors, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Kamal Nath, CEO, Sify Technologies.

Veneeth Purushotaman, CIO, Fortis Healthcare Ltd, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Kamal Nath, CEO, Sify Technologies.

Jayantha Prabhu, Group CIO, Essar, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Kamal Nath, CEO, Sify Technologies.

Thomson Thomas, Senior VP – IT (Head Business Systems and Technology), HDFC Standard Life Insurance, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Kamal Nath, CEO, Sify Technologies.

Vipul Anand, Group CIO, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Surajit Chatterjee, Chief of Operations - West, Sify Technologies Ltd.

Sendil Kumar Venkatesan, Vice President -IT, Shriram Group, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Surajit Chatterjee, Chief of Operations - West, Sify Technologies Ltd.

Suresh A Shan Sas, Head - Innovation and Future Technologies Business information Technology Solutions, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Surajit Chatterjee, Chief of Operations - West, Sify Technologies Ltd.

Ravikiran Mankikar, Chief General Manager, Shamrao Vithal Co-op Bank, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Surajit Chatterjee, Chief of Operations - West, Sify Technologies Ltd.

Rajiv Singla, Head - IT Services, ACC Limited, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Surajit Chatterjee, Chief of Operations - West, Sify Technologies Ltd.

Prasenjit Mukherjee, Asst VP (IT), BSES Power Ltd, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Surajit Chatterjee, Chief of Operations - West, Sify Technologies Ltd.

Prakash Dharmani, Global CIO, Essel Propack Limited, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Surajit Chatterjee, Chief of Operations - West, Sify Technologies Ltd.

Munender Soperna, Chief Information Officer, Dr Lal PathLabs, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Surajit Chatterjee, Chief of Operations - West, Sify Technologies Ltd.

Jai Prakash Dwivedi, CIO, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Surajit Chatterjee, Chief of Operations - West, Sify Technologies Ltd.

Jai Thomas, Head - Service Delivery and Operations, Ver Se Innovation, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Surajit Chatterjee, Chief of Operations - West, Sify Technologies Ltd.

Jagdish Lomte, VP (IT) and CIO, Business Technology Group, Thermax Limited, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Surajit Chatterjee, Chief of Operations - West, Sify Technologies Ltd.

Ashish Shrivastava, CIO, Allied Blenders and Distillers Pvt Ltd, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Surajit Chatterjee, Chief of Operations - West, Sify Technologies Ltd.

Anil Shankar, Customer Care Associate and VP – Solutions and Tech, Shoppers Stop, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Surajit Chatterjee, Chief of Operations - West, Sify Technologies Ltd.

Sunil Sirohi, Chief Information Officer, NIIT Limited, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Nihar Chakraborty, Senior Vice President-Sales, Sify Technologies Ltd.

Subodh Dubey, Global CIO, Bilt Ltd, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Nihar Chakraborty, Senior Vice President-Sales, Sify Technologies Ltd.

Navneet Sharma, Intex Technologies, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Nihar Chakraborty, Senior Vice President-Sales, Sify Technologies Ltd.

Kamal Karnatak, Senior VP and Group CIO, RJ Corp, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Nihar Chakraborty, Senior Vice President-Sales, Sify Technologies Ltd.

Bibek Maity, CIO, Lux Industries, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Nihar Chakraborty, Senior Vice President-Sales, Sify Technologies Ltd.

Atul Pandharpurkar, Vice President IT, Emami Cement Limited, receives the Digital Innovation Champion trophy from Nihar Chakraborty, Senior Vice President-Sales, Sify Technologies Ltd.

 

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