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  • Ravinder Pal Singh, Chief Information & Innovation Officer, Vistara (Tata Singapore Airlines Limited)

    Ravinder Pal Singh, Chief Information & Innovation Officer, Vistara (Tata Singapore Airlines Limited)

  • Ravinder Pal Singh (Ravi) is a Harvard alumnus, Award Winning Technologist, Rescue Pilot, Angel Investor and Global speaker with over 100+ global recognition and 17 Patents. His body of work, mostly 1st in the world is making a difference within acute constraints of culture and cash via commodity technology. He has been acknowledged as world's top 25 CIO, top 10 Robotics Designer in 2019 and No.1 AI Leader in Asia. Being a global speaker, Ravi has been visiting countries across the globe sharing his wisdom. He has delivered over 100+ lectures and papers in Asia, Europe, USA and Africa. Ravi is advisor to a board of 9 enterprises where incubation and differentiation is a core necessity and challenge. Also, he sits on the advisory council of 3 global research firms where he contributes in predicting practical future automation use cases and respective technologies.

  • Ravinder Pal Singh (Ravi): Leader Who Visualizes Future Of Digital Continents, Builds Robots, Designs Satellites And Flies Aircrafts

The Centre Of Your Business

By: Emmanuel Christi Das, Editor

At some point, quite inevitably, every business turns. Such as

Emerging Technology Needs Of Social Enterprises/Not-For-Profits, With The Increased Tightening Of CSR Norms

By: Arun Pingaley, CIO, Labournet Services India

A very large percent-age of donations for Social Enter-prises (SEs)

CIO Of The Year - 2020

Leading Change In Times Of Disruption

By: R. Chandran, CIO & Monika Murugesan, Learning Business Partner, Bahwan Cybertek

In this global age of disruption due to the emergence of artificial intelligence,


"Customer First", Are We Missing On This In Our Digital Delivery

By: Asish T Karunakaran, CIO, Vidal Health

Recently I was going through a website of a large Global Auto Manufacturer


Innovating The Insurance Landscape Using Blockchain

By: Manoj Kern, CIO, Prudent Insurance Brokers

Blockchain technology is actively being used since 2008 to create a permanent


Deployment Of Cloud Based Solutions For Workflow Automation And Employee Collaboration/Messaging

By: Sanjay Pawar, Head IT, India Advantage Securities

Anyone who's ever worked through a botched new technology


How Does Big Data Transform And Benefit A Smart City?

By: Barry Lerner, South Pacific Regional CIO, Huawei Technologies

We hear a lot these days about Smart Cities and how they will enhance our


Vehicle Tracking In Logistics

By: Rajesh Kapase, Director - IT, SPOTON LOGISTICS

The Telematics market in India is valued currently at USD 300 million dollars


Responsible Gaming In Online Gaming Industry

By: Kapil Arora, Product Head, Adda52.Com

Responsible gaming is a practice aimed towards providing a safe and authentic

  • CIO Of The Year - 2020

    The designation that beholds CIO can be traced back to 1950s when computers started barging in to the office rooms of businesses. It is cited that throughout the rest of the years till the second half of the twentieth century, the position of CIO is considered more for a technical personage. Even today, the job entitled for a CIO is to assist to set and lead the technology strategy for an organization. As a position that requires fierce attention towards technological trends in the respective domains and over the IT operations, a CIO is bound to responsibilities that shape the IT strategy for the business. Being a C-level executive, the role of CIO in an organization has broadened over the years, transcending to maintain an effective and motivated team of technocrats. Since the changes in technology landscape also contributed to key transformations in business strategies and operations, the strategic responsibilities of the CIO also increased. They started to supervise day-to-day IT operations and staff, and much depended on specialists to guide storage and security areas in the IT field. In the beginning of 21st century, technology became a guiding factor in deciding how organizations function and carry out key business strategies. This trend had its major influence in the way end customers associated with those businesses started expecting easy-to-use and engaging experiences. Grant Thornton, an advisory firm, and the Technology Business Management Council in its 2019 CIO survey declared that the role of CIO has become more critical as the technology became significantly important in almost every aspect of business and consumer lives. It further reads that a CIO who can become a successful trusted business partner will acquire the seat to drive innovation and business growth across digital disruption. As aforementioned, earlier CIOs have to be skilled technicians in their field, however, in this era it is not the same. Now, CIOs are not only expected to possess technical skills but demands to have exceptional business acumen, understand their organization's industry and have great degree of knowledge over various business functions. CIO Insider pays hats off to the hard work and efforts of the extraordinary people who have battle-hardened in order to raise organizations' IT departments to newer heights. This issue of CIO Insider is devoted to such stewards who have contrived processes to win the technology side for businesses. Meet the aficionados who have created benchmarks as a CIO while you flip through the pages ahead.

CIO Of The Year - 2020

Company Logo Company Name Company Management Company Description
Sanjay Kotha: The Go-To Guru for Successful Growth Stories Adani Group Sanjay Kotha, Group Chief Information Officer (GCIO) With a career spanning over 24 years, Sanjay has held multiple IT leadership positions and has been an integral part of the growth stories for companies like Bharti Airtel, Bharti Retail, and Walmart India.
Ravinder Pal Singh (Ravi): Leader Who Visualizes Future Of Digital Continents, Builds Robots, Designs Satellites And Flies Aircrafts Vistara Ravinder Pal Singh, Chief Information & Innovation Officer Ravi is advisor to a board of 9 enterprises where incubation and differentiation is a core necessity and challenge. Being a global speaker, he has been travelling across the globe sharing his wisdom.
Accutest Research Laboratories Accutest Research Laboratories Chander Sharma, Head - IT Chander Sharma is an experienced Information Technology Supervisor skilled in Customer Service, Strategic Planning, Business Process Improvement, Change Management, and Pharmaceutical Industry.
Square Yards Square Yards Hitesh Singla, Co-Founder & CIO Hitesh is a dedicated engineer with insatiable appetite for product verification. Started his career as a Software Engineer, he has also borne stewardship roles in his professional tenure.
Manav Consulting Manav Consulting Ishaq Quadri, Consultant CIO A senior IT executive with 20+ years of experience on Software Development and Implementation, Ishaq has expertise around Operational Excellence, People/ Team Management, and Quality and Process Management
Safexpress Safexpress Kapil Mahajan, GCIO Known for his sharp technical and business acumen with expertise in building and executing strategic visions, Kapil is a true Digital platform leader and early adopter of CAMSS.
Otis Elevator Company India Otis Elevator Company India Mehdihasan Naqvi, Deputy General Manager IT With an adeptness and experience in BPA, Digitalization Transformation, and IT operations, Mehdihasan has borne head positions in the IT department of various businesses.
Ashiana Group Ashiana Group Sandeep Jamdagni, Head - IT Sandeep is an experienced and resourceful IT professional with a demonstrated history of working with passion in technology teams of different business verticals.
Aadhar Housing Finance Aadhar Housing Finance Sharad Jambukar, CIO An IT leader with more than 16 years of experience in BFSI domain, Sharad is adept in enabling business with technology innovation, execution and cost optimization.
Sir H.N Reliance Foundation Hospital Sir H.N Reliance Foundation Hospital Viloo Williams, CIO & Head - Digital Transformation As an accomplished and performance-driven senior executive, Viloo has over 29+ year’s significant techno-functional experience in leading innovation and digital transformation predominantly in the Healthcare domain.

Past Issues

  • Satyajit Sarker: Manifesting The Art Of Contributing To Organizational Growth In Line With Corporate Aspirations

    Satyajit Sarker

    EVP & CIO, OmniActive Health Technologies