(Re)shaping CIO Agenda in 2021 and Beyond:
Priorities in a Time of Crisis & Opportunity for Digital Business Acceleration

The COVID-19 crisis has challenged the CIOs and IT Leaders in new and unprecedented ways to deliver reliable work environments for remote and distributed workforce. As human toll grows and there is no minimizing the devastating economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis, it must be remembered that for every downside there is always is an upside.

The saying that necessity is the mother of invention has never been truer than in these extraordinary times. The COVID-19 crisis has undoubtedly accelerated digital transformation, opening our eyes to the new ways we can sustain and grow our businesses, stay connected and keep informed. The digital transformation has now turned into a business continuity requirement and needs to be expedited in order to address the challenges thrown up by the pandemic.

Today, more than ever, these dynamics puts CIOs and digital leaders at the helm of transformation. Innovation is the only mantra, which can pave the way an organization to find out lost ground and even enable to be in the forefront. Today's digital business demands meaningful digital innovations from CIOs.

6th Innovative CIO Awards 2021 is an attempt to recognize those CIOs who have shown remarkable transformation in their organizations with the help of most meaningful and effective digital innovations. “Innovative CIO Awards” is committed to bring up those CIOs, who have exhibited their excellence through most impressive and productive technology innovations. We provide those innovative CIOs a national platform to be recognized and honored to be the leaders of Future.


  1. (Re)shaping CIO Agenda in 2021 and Beyond: Priorities in a Time of Crisis & Opportunity for Digital Business Acceleration
  2. How Automation, AI, and ML Driving Exponential Outcomes during Challenging Times
  3. Digital Adoption and Transformation: How Far and Fast does Your Organization Need to Transform?
  4. The Changing Face of Cybersecurity in the Age of the Cloud
  5. Why Hybrid and Multicloud Approach Matters Even More in the New Normal
  6. How to Build Resilient Businesses with AI-Powered Automation
  7. Model for Zero Trust Success in 2021: More Important Than Ever Before in Modern Day Digital Transformation
  8. Navigating Cyber Threats in the Banking Sector During Challenging Times


  1. AI / ML / Automation
  2. Hybrid & Multi-Cloud
  3. Zero Trust Security
  4. Digital Adoption & Transformation
  5. Data Analytics
  6. Cloud Security
  7. Enterprise Security
  8. Remote Working
  9. Internet of Things (IoT)

Why Join Us

SessionsDigital Panel Discussions & Industry Presentations

RoundtablesConversations and deliberations that are contagious

NetworkingNetwork Digitally with industry leaders across the globe

ExhibitionExhibit your products to delegates from across the world


Vinit Sinha

Director - Cybersecurity

Unnikrishnan P

Partner - Cyber Security
PwC India

T R Venkateswaran

Punjab National Bank

Abhinav Johri

Director-Digital & Technology Transformation
Ernst & Young

Suryanarayanan K

Central Bank Of India

Suresh A Shan

Head - Innovation & Future Technologies Business information Technology Solutions (BITS)
Mahindra & Mahindra Finance Serivces

Alain Sanchez

EMEA CISO Senior Evangelist

Sunil Soni

Chief General Manager - IT
Punjab National Bank

Ambuj Bhalla

Director - IT Security
CISO, IndiGo (InterGlobe Aviation Ltd)

Amol Bhat

PwC India

Sudipta Ghosh

Partner, Data and Analytics Leader
PwC India

Anil Bhandari

Chief Mentor & Thought Leader

Subhash Shelke


Anindya Karmakar

Head, Digital Transformation
Aditya Birla Finance & Home Finance

Subram Natarajan

CTO, India/SA
IBM Global Markets

Anoop Nambiar

Deloitte India

Subramanian V

IDBI Bank Limited

Archie Jackson

Sr Director, Head IT & IS
Incedo Inc

Shishir Khare

Delivery Head - Infrastructure & Security

Shimon Becker

Co-founder VP Product
Cyber Observer

Atin Mahajan

Regional Sales Leader
Micro Focus

Avinash Velhal

CIO - Growth Markets
Atos Global

Shree Parthasarathy

Partner, National Leader - Cyber Risk Services

Biju K

CISO & Head of Risk Management Dept
Federal Bank Ltd

Salman Shaikh

Director - Solution Engineering

Biswajit Mohapatra

Partner, CIO Advisory, Cloud Migration and Digital Transformation

Sachin Jain

Evalueserve Private Limited

Burgess Cooper

Partner - Cyber Security
Ernst & Young

Deepak Kumar

BitStream Mediaworks
Executive Editor – CIO AXIS

Rakesh Dwivedi

AVP, Head - Infrastructure Security
Jio Platforms Limited

Dilip Panjwani

CISO & IT Controller
Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd

Rajesh Pandita

Cloud Evangelist

Gaurav Chawla

Business Development Manager

Rajendra Gupta

Lead Solution Architect

Rahul Sadarangani


Gopi Thangavel

Vice President & Head – Infrastructure, Projects & Security Operations
Reliance Industries Limited

Prasanna Lohar

Head - Innovation & Architecture
DCB Bank

Han Chung Heng

Sr VP - Systems, Alliances, Channels & ISV (APAC & Japan)

Jagdish Ramaswamy

President and Chief Digital Officer (CDO)
Hindalco Industries Ltd

Jaspreet Singh

Risk Consulting Markets Leader - India
Ernst & Young

Jitendra Singh

Chief Information Officer (CIO)
JK Cement Limited

Kevin Redmond

Director - Data, AI & Automation - APAC

K V Dipu

President & Head of Operations, Communities & Customer Experience
Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. Ltd.

Manish Balooja

Country Director - Presales
Micro Focus

Pankaj Sayal

Sr. Technical Consultant
Micro Focus

Parna Ghosh

Group CIO
UNO Minda Group

Deval Mazmudar

IndusInd Bank Ltd

Muneer Hassan Wani

J&K Bank Ltd

Kunal Dhingra

Head - IT
Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited

Nitin Harne

Senior Director - Technology
Tech Mahindra

Hosted by Innovative CIO Symposium

Who Should Attend

  • Chief Information Officers (CIOs)
  • Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
  • Chief Digital Officers (CDOs)
  • Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs)
  • Chief Risk Officers (CROs)
  • VP, AVP, Director – IT / Systems
  • GM / AGM / DGM
  • CGM - IT Manager | Sr Manager - IT
  • Delivery Heads
  • Data Center Professionals
  • Architects - Cloud, Security, & other Technology
  • Data Scientists & Analysts
  • Head - IT Dept
  • IT & Security Consultants

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