Prominent industry experts tackled changing role of CIOs at CIO Strategies India Forum

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Bangalore, May 21 (ANI/Business Wire India): naseba, a leading business information firm specializing in organizing high profile conferences and events, announced the successful conclusion of the third annual 'CIO Strategies India Forum' that took place in Mumbai.

The two-day Forum brought together over 150 prominent CIOs from leading companies across India.

It focused on education, networking and exchange of ideas on redesigning IT structures in order to optimize costs and sustain the current economic challenges.

One of the attractive panel discussions held during the forum was 'The changing role of CIOs' moderated by Vilas Pujari, Joint Secretary of the CIO Klub.

It focused on the changes in the role and responsibilities of a CIO caused by the current economic climate. The panel featured Dhiren Savla, CIO, Kuoni India Travel; Manoranjan Sharma, Chief Economist and Deputy GM, Canara Bank; Lt. Col. H.S. Bedi, CMD, Tulip Telecom and V. Subramaniam, CIO, Otis Elevator who shared case practices from their professional experience. Furthermore, the event highlighted the latest trends and issues in the industry: corporate governance, business ethics, challenges in service-oriented architecture (SOA), development in a down economy, virtualization planning and implementation and enterprise cloud computing.

Suganthi Shivkumar, Managing Director - South Asia, Informatica, said: "The event was a forum of people focused on success! Combining like-minded senior IT professionals, who have been successful, want to be successful, and sharing their success with others. The event was an excellent platform. The diversity of topics presented and discussed, attendee retention, active participation in the workshops, all led to an insightful and successful event."

A number of industry experts spoke at the forum including: Sriram Naganathan, Chief Technology and Operations Officer (CTOO), Reliance General Insurance; Upal Chakraborty, CIO, DLF India Ltd.; Andrew Knott, VP of Marketing, Asia Pacific, Salesforce; Ramkumar Ramamoorthy, Vice President Corporate Marketing, Research and Communications, Cognizant Technology Solutions; Lakshminarayana, Chief Strategy and M and A Officer of IT, Wipro Limited; Sandeep Phanasgaonkar, President and CTO, Reliance Capital Ltd. along with many others.

Concluding on the Forum, Mohammed Saleem, General Manager - India, naseba said: "We are proud to have hosted the third edition of CIO Strategies India forum this year. We strongly believe that such events are the ideal platform to discuss the latest trends and opportunities in the changing economic environment. We hereby take this opportunity to put forward our sincere gratitude to all our participants and speakers whose continued involvement and support made this forum a success." (ANI)

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