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Top Tech Leaders Discuss Enterprise Technology Issues at CIO&Leader Conference

August 17, 2012 - New Delhi, Delhi, India

The 13th Annual CIO&Leader Conference was attended by 125 top CIOs and tech decision makers from across India and the SAARC region at the prestigious Indian School of Business in Hyderabad earlier this week. Pre-eminent international speakers and renowned faculty delivered high quality keynotes and the conference was supported by more than 20 leading technology companies. 9.9 Media launched its Leadership Institute on the occasion.

The conference, organised by CIO&Leader – an acclaimed magazine for CIOs - was co-chaired by Anuradha Das Mathur – Founder and Director, 9.9 Media, Dr. Pramath Raj Sinha - Founder and MD, 9.9 Media, and Harvey Koeppel – Head - Centre for CIO Leadership.

‘Track Technology, Build Business and Shape Self’ – the magazine’s tagline suggested the overall learning theme. CIOs found great value in sessions by Dishan Kamdar – Associate Dean, ISB, Hyderabad, Jeff Sampler – Fellow of strategy and Technology, Oxford University, Harvey Koeppel– Head - Centre for CIO Leadership and Hari Mundra – Advisor, Wockhardt, Former Director HUL and Deputy MD, Essar Oil.

The conference saw leading CIOs such as Prashun Dutta of Tata Power, Sandeep Phanasgaonkar of Reliance Capital, Chandrasekaran N of Ashok Leyland, Amrita Gangotra of Airtel, Annie Mathew of Mother Dairy, Vijay Sethi of Hero Honda participate and share their experiences. Popular emerging themes included: the importance of collaboration, the revenue-focused CIO, the importance of Big Data and Analytics and the criticality of enterprise security. The delegates heard in rapt attention as Prof Dishan Kamdar spoke about the art of negotiating and Prof Sampler spoke about the CIO’s understanding of the overall business vision. Harvey Koeppel in his remark about conference said, “The 13th annual CIO&Leader Conference held at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad on August 11th - 13th was truly a world-class event. The thoughtful agenda, topical content and compelling speakers provided participants with insights and related experiences of significant value to all. The mix of academic thought leadership, practical perspectives shared by industry executives and latest technology trends presented by sponsors created a perfect context for networking and establishing new relationships with more than 100 top CIOs and IT executives. I would recommend this event to anyone interested in advancing their role as CIO and IT leader, and in enhancing their contribution to their enterprise and to their industry..."

This apex conference for CIOs upped the bar, yet again, in terms of offering the right mix of learning and fun – with the Drumberries and an enthralling performance by the award-winning qawwal Ehsaan Bharati.

On the occasion, Anuradha Das Mathur said, ‘we betted on 3 themes for CIOs this time – collaboration, innovation and negotiating skills as business leaders and these were reflected in our agenda. The CIO community’s response suggests we hit the nail on the head. On our part too, at 9.9 Media, we must continuously innovate to stay ahead in offering exponential value to our readers and delegates.’

9.9 Media is one of India’s most diversified media companies that integrates its print, online, research and event platforms to serve highly-targeted communities such as Owner-Managers/Entrepreneurs, CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, CFOs, Manufacturing & Logistics professionals, IT professionals, Channel partners, Gamers, Personal technology enthusiasts and those leading institutes of higher education. Some of its leading brands include The CTO Forum, Digit, Industry 2.0, Logistics 2.0, Digit Channel Connect, SKOAR!,, and now the latest additions, CFO India and Edu. The 9.9 School of Convergence is focused on developing talent in journalism. 9.9 Media was founded by five professionals: Kanak Ghosh, Asheesh Gupta, Vikas Gupta, Anuradha Das Mathur and Pramath Raj Sinha. Its investors include Helion Venture Partners and TVS Capital Funds Ltd.

Source: Business Wire India


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