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CIO CROWN

Welcome Message from President-CORE

Age of the CIO: Next Wave of Transformation in a Digital Business World

CIO CROWN – The forum for innovative ICT thought leaders


Going Digital is no longer an option and digital business is becoming the reality for every CIO. Transformation requires vision, creativity and commitment. The need for enterprises to transform and evolve continuously is inevitable, whether it is to keep up or ahead of their competitors, attract or retain customers, reduce costs or simply remain relevant in this ever-changing environment.

Transformation is the effect of disruption being at the core either external, from customers, competitors and internal, from changing requirements of employees and the boardroom. 

As a CIO, your clear vision of technology’s role and proven ability to lead are crucial for success in the digital future. Keeping this in mind, the theme for this year is “Age of the CIO: Next Wave of Transformation in a Digital Business World”

This year, CIO Crown will focus on key themes such as: innovation and transformation through disruption, architecture and optimization; how to run securely in a digital age with the foundation of SMAC stack; and engaging customers through new channels.
At this year’s forum, you’ll gain insight into the power of digital business forces driving Transformation. 

CIO CROWN is a unique opportunity for leading IT innovators and thinkers to collaborate on current industry challenges and trends. Attending CIOs and IT executives engage in peer-on-peer discussing the issues currently affecting CIOs from a varied set of industries.

It offers a balanced schedule of focused educational sessions, one-on-one meetings, case studies that lift the lid on operations inside best-in-class organizations, workshops and information sharing opportunities, providing them with innovative ideas and strategies truly capable of Transforming Business Practices.

It is a meticulously curated gathering of CIOs, CTOs and Corporate Technology professionals looking to explore and discover leading innovations in key sectors including Digital, Big Data, SMAC, Datacentre’s & Mission Critical Infrastructure, Cyber Security & Information Protection, Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation, Sourcing Strategy, and beyond.

Regards,
Anoop Mathur
President
Centre of Recognition & Excellence - CORE

About our Organization

CORE - Centre of Recognition & Excellence

Who We Are

CORE - Centre of Recognition & Excellence is a multi-platform new age niche media company that owns and operates proprietary marketing event brands in India with a focus on ICT Enterprises, CIO Community & Technology Startups.

Our products in all have a combined total reach of around 36,000 ICT Decision Makers who procure ICT products & services.

Our recognized unique brand engagements have touched over 600 clients over 3 years.

CORE pioneered both the celebrity CIO engagements and technology startup categories. CORE champions B2B IT sellers via the powerful high touch engagements for growth and sales acceleration. CORE has the power to influence the end to end value chain in the B2B technology space with it's media & marketing products.

Today CORE is the highest achieving, most sought after & fastest growing IT Media & Marketing Company in India within B2B technology space.

ICT buyers, especially CIOs are faced with so many choices in the market today that it can often be overwhelming when picking the right IT products or services.

CORE has removed all of the guesswork by providing endorsement, validation & certification of products which helps ICT leaders to make the right decision & provide connect with IT brands.

In a nutshell, CORE media & marketing products provide a platform to give power to the IT buyers to connect with IT brands of their relevance.

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Our focus on B2B technology markets backed with the fact that we have a team encompassing the most connected Relationship Managers, Influencers and Strategy Development Consultants in the IT media industry.

Our ability to manage every stage of a brand engagement with IT buyers in-house enables us to obsess and deliver back the most thorough, engaged and valuable event engagements possible.

And we bring together the deep thinking, specialized expertise, proven processes and advanced technology to place our clients at the vanguard of B2B marketing.

By identifying and acting upon what’s most important to technology company marketers/ CMOs success globally, we help make clients ‘brands the most important in India.

Our product engagement diversity means there’s a perfect fit for every client, no matter the industry, size or business goals.

We aren’t just Media! We are Marketing, Branding & a Connect Company…

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Our 2017 Speakers

Sunil Gupta
Anand Lunia
Dr. Nitin Paranjape
Kunal Pande
Dr. Kaustubh Dhargalkar
A Balaji
Ajay Kumar Meher
Anthony Thomas
Dhiren Savla
Goutam Datta
Jayantha Prabhu
Kalpana Maniar
Ritu Madbhavi
Vijay Sethi
Abhishek Rungta
Seema Ambastha
Dr. Mohan Chandrasekaran
Bhushan Lawate
Neeraj Mediratta
Pramod Sharda
Pramod Sharda

Sunil Gupta
Executive Director and President
Netmagic
(An NTT Communications Company)

Sunil Gupta, known as the man who has built and run most data centers in India, is the Executive Director and President of Netmagic, an NTT Communications Company. Sunil is responsible for charting the course for all services in the data center, cloud and IT managed services space with specific focus on the revenue growth, profitability and operational efficiency. More...

Anand Lunia
Founding Partner
India Quotient

Anand Lunia is a founding Partner at India Quotient. He loves writing on startups, studying market opportunities and helping entrepreneurs. He has been an entrepreneur, angel investor and fund manager. Earlier, he was a partner at Seedfund, known for its exits in Carwale and Redbus. More...

Dr. Nitin Paranjape
Founder and CEO
Maxoffice Services Pvt. Ltd.

Specialization: Optimizing Unstructured Work (which consumes 50% of your time every day) Deliverable: Unimaginable time saving and unbelievable improvement in efficiency Effective across all audiences from Government Dignitaries to CxOs to students. All audiences. All verticals. Coached over 260,000 professionals, conducted 2000+ sessions, 750+ blog articles (http://efficiency365.com) More...

Kunal Pande
Partner, Advisory Services
KPMG

Kunal is a Partner – Advisory Services, at KPMG in India. He has deep experience in the areas of technology enabled business transformation, Risk Management, IT Strategy, Solution Selection, Information Risk & Governance, Security and Business Continuity.More...

Dr. Kaustubh Dhargalkar
Founder
Potentials & Possibilities

An entrepreneur-turned-academician & Innovation evangelist, speaker at TEDx platforms, founded three companies from 1990 to 2005 in the domain of Machine tools and automation. Sold his commercial interests in these companies in 2005, took a year off to learn the science of Yoga (in 2005-06, explored Yoga at the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Sanstha, Bangalore, Kaivalyadham, Lonavala and later at Bihar School of Yoga, Rikhia-Jharkhand) and then plunged into academics & research (2006 onward).More...

A Balaji
Global Chief Information Officer
UPL (formerly United Phosphorus Ltd)

A Balaji is a strategic executive with CIO level success in deploying large business solutions, governance and security in enterprises. He is a quality leader with the ability to work in multiple geographies. More...

Ajay Kumar Meher
Senior Vice President – IT and Post Production
Sony Pictures Networks Pvt. Ltd.

Ajay Kumar Meher is an industry veteran with 20+ years of experience in leading IT solution implementation in alignment with business for multiple industries/technologies, including Media and Broadcasting, Consumer Electronics and ITES. More...

Anthony Thomas
Group Chief Information Officer
GE Global, GE Digital

Anthony Thomas (Tony) is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for GE Global Growth Organization (GGO). In this role, Tony works closely with our GE business partners across all regions outside USA to understand their local needs and deliver in-market solutions that support our global technical strategy. More...

Dhiren Savla
Global CIO
VFS global

Dhiren Savla is an Engineering graduate from the University of Mumbai with over 25 years of industry experience in various leadership roles.More...

Goutam Datta
Vice President - Technology
ICICI Lombard

Goutam Datta is a passionate and proven strategic technology leader with a firm belief in creating tangible business value through use of technology solutions to drive and deliver business results. He’s a great believer of the ‘one team’ concept and leading teams to achieve collective results.More...

Jayantha Prabhu
Chief Information Officer
Essar Group &
India Business Head
AGC Networks

Jayantha Prabhu is the Chief Information Officer at Essar Group and India Business Head AGC Networks. More...

Kalpana Maniar
President & Group CIO
Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd.

Kalpana Maniar leads and supports the digital transformation process at Edelweiss through enterprise technology and strategic initiatives.More...

Dr Pradeep Pendse
Prof and Dean for IT/e-Business/Business Design
Welingkar Institute of Management (WeSchool)

As an IT Consultant/CIO/Entrepreneur for nearly 15 years, and concurrently as a passionate teacher (for 20 years) Dr Pendse describes his purpose in life as ‘helping others succeed”.More...

Ritu Madbhavi
Chief Information Officer
FCB Ulka Advertising Ltd

A pragmatist with ambition, Ritu Madbhavi has always strived for exactitude. Graduating top of her class with a degree in Statistics from Delhi University served as a launch pad for her passion, mathematics. A Master's Degree from Carlton University, Canada, moulded her into the logician she is today.More...

Vijay Sethi
Chief Information Officer & Head - CSR
Hero MotoCorp Ltd

Vijay Sethi is the Chief Information Officer and Head Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Hero MotoCorp Ltd, the world’s largest two wheeler manufacturing company. He also leads innovation efforts in the company and the headed the HR function for sometime earlier. Vijay also serves as a Board Member of M/s HMC MM Auto Ltd (a joint venture of Hero MotoCorp and M/s Magneti Marelli of Italy). More...

Abhishek Rungta
Founder & CEO
Indus Net Technologies

Abhishek Rungta, Founder and CEO of Indus Net Technologies is an Entrepreneur, Digital Strategy Consultant, Software Architect, Marketing Geek, Angel Investor and a Visionary.More...

Seema Ambastha
SVP - India & Global Business
Netmagic
(An NTT Communications Company)

Seema Ambastha is the Senior Vice President – India & Global Business at Netmagic, an NTT Communications Company. More...

Dr. Mohan Chandrasekaran
Founder & CEO
adStringO Software Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Mohan has successfully completed 5 years of his Entrepreneurial journey recently. He is Founder of Sudesi Cloud & adStringO Software. He has conceived the adStringO compression product idea along with the key solutions he developed in Cloud and Mobility space and successfully sold to more than 40+ Large Corporate houses in India.More...

Bhushan Lawate
Head of SAM practice
Crayon India

Bhushan heads the SAM practice for Crayon India and leads all business and delivery nationally. Prior to joining Crayon he served as Associate Director with the Contract Compliance Services (CCS) practice in Risk Consulting Services at KPMG in India.More...

Neeraj Mediratta
Managing Director & CEO
Ace Data Devices Pvt Ltd

Starting his career in sales & marketing in Pharmaceuticals, Neeraj soon left that industry for a more progressive and innovative IT career, better suited to his working style and temperament.More...

Pramod Sharda
CEO
IceWarp India

Pramod Sharda is the CEO of IceWarp India, a seasoned Business professional with a sharp acumen for business. As CEO of IceWarp India, his role is in providing leadership to grow IceWarp’s presence and create the market share in India.More...

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