CIOL-Dataquest Enterprise Connect Awards, 2005



Are Indian CIOs keeping up with changing times and the growing demands of
business? Very clearly yes, if one looks at the profile and achievements of the
twelve CIOs from various organizations who were presented the coveted
CIOL-Dataquest Enterprise Connect Awards 2005, at a function in Mumbai late last
month. These CIOs are not just keeping up with change, but are also bringing
about change.

 

 

In these changing times it’s crucial to know how CIOs are doing on some key
fronts. It is heartening to see that the progress report is more than
satisfactory-whether it is IT-business alignment in the organization’s
business strategies, or business processes that were IT enabled, or the impact
of IT across various functional areas. More good news is that CIOs are looking
more closely at metrics to measure the impact of IT in the organization.

The
Jury

Dr
Sridhar Mitta

CEO e4e Labs
Chairman

Varun
Jha

VP, Tata Steel
Panel member

Sunil
Kapoor
CIO, Fortis
Healthcare
Panel member

Alok
Shende
director,
Tech Practice,
Frost & Sullivan
Panel member

Prof
S Raghunath

Professor of strategy, IIM-B
Panel member

Shyam
Malhotra
editor-in-chief
CyberMedia
Panel member

Prasanto
K Roy

chief editor
Dataquest Group
Panel member

Constituted in 2004 with the intent and purpose of recognizing excellence
among CIOs, Enterprise Connect Awards focus on finding out an organization’s
IT-Business Alignment and Projects of Excellence.

Shortlisted
Companies
Large
Enterprises (>Rs 1,000 crore)

Company

Revenue
 (Rs
cr)
Score
LG
Electronics India
6,500 179
Reliance
Infocomm
5,387 177
North
Delhi Power
1,588 176
GlaxoSmithkline
Pharmaceuticals
1,479 174
ICICI
Bank
173
Agro
Tech Foods
1,054 170
Mid-sized
Enterprises (
Company Revenue
 (Rs cr)
Score
Goodlass
Nerolac Paints
1,069* 175
Otis
Elevator Company (India)
450 176
Gati 300+ 161
The
Bank of Rajasthan
155
Rajasthan
Spinning & Weaving Mills
678 150
Intrex
India
200 150

At a time when questions are often raised about the present role and future
of CIOs, especially in the light of all the noise about outsourcing, the
achievements of the award winners show that the CIOs are deploying IT in
pioneering ways and are using IT in an innovative manner to improve business
efficiencies. They are implementing IT solutions within the organization and
outside so that they would benefit the external stakeholders too. The CIOs are
now more sensitive about the processes that were improved significantly by using
IT. And, most importantly, CIOs are taking pride in their work and are much more
upbeat about solutions they are coming out with to meet growing challenges.

Jury Scores in
the Individual Category

Pioneer Leadership Strategic
Deployment
Pioneering
use of Technology
Advocate Total
IRCTC 58 55 51 55 219
IDBI 52 53 52 49 206
Glaxo 47 52 48 47 194
LG 48 50 44 45 187
Rajasthan
Spinning
49 53 43 41 186
KUIDFC 44 46 44 40 174
Innovator Leadership StrategicDeployment Innovative
use of Technology
Process
Improvements
Total
IDBI 52 53 50 50 205
Glaxo 47 52 46 51 196
LG 48 50 45 50 193
Rajasthan
Spinning
49 53 44 47 193
UTI
Bank
50 48 45 46 189
Advocate BusinessBenefits
& Value
Extended
Manager
Advocate Total
Tata
International
50 49 50 149
Macmillan 51 47 50 148
LG 52 45 50 147
Intrex 48.5 47 51 147
Glaxo 51 47 45 143
ONGC 48 45 44 137
Extended
Manager
Strategic
Deployment
Business
Benefits & Value
Extended
Manager
Advocate Total
Godrej 51 55 54 50 210
LG 50 52 55 50 207
IDBI 50 53 49 46 198
Glaxo 52 51 47 45 195
ONGC 49 51 47 46 193
Rajasth
Spinning
53 54 44 41 192
Process Strategic
Deployment
Business
Benefits & Value
Process
Improvements
Total
Glaxo 52 51 51 154
Rajasthan
Spinning
53 54 47 154
LG 50 52 50 152
Intrex 45 49 55 149
Tata
International
49 50 48 147
UTI 48 50 46 144

It would not be wrong to say that that the influence wielded by the CIO, over
the internal users in the organization and the top management, is ramping up.

At a glittering function in Mumbai
late last month, the results of the second edition of the
CIOL-Dataquest Enterprise Connect Awards 2005 were announced. Twelve
CIOs from across the company were presented the coveted Award at a
function organized at the Hyatt Regency.

In his opening address, CIOL president E Abraham Mathew said CIOs
should move beyond their conventional roles of managing IT in their
organizations.

Recalling the recent monsoon mayhem in Mumbai, Prasanto K Roy,
chief editor, Dataquest Group, echoed similar sentiments. He said
the role of a CIO becomes important in such “DR”
conditions, and added that the CIO should ensure proper business
continuity in the organizations during such times.

Varun Jha, vice president, Tata Steel, and last year’s Champion
CIO in the over Rs 1,000 crore category, summarized how the jury
picked the winners.

All the jury members and the jury chairman Dr Mitta were present
at the awards night. The Champion CIO trophies in the under and over
Rs 1,000 crore category were given away by last year’s winners-Sunil
Kapoor of Fortis Healthcare and Varun Jha of Tata Steel along with
Abraham Mathew, president of CIOL. Dr Sridhar Mitta gave away the
Gold and Silver awards in both categories.

In the Individual Category awards, the Process CIO, Pioneer CIO
and Innovator CIO were given away by Kunkalienekar of 3i Infotech,
principal sponsor of the awards event. Abraham Mathew presented the
Advocate CIO and Extended CIO awards.

Latha Chandradeep

The Awards: In Recognition of…

  • Leadership, Vision & Mission (includes risk taking ability)
  • Strategic Deployment of IT
  • Business Benefits & Value
  • Pioneering use of Technology
  • Innovative use of Technology
  • Process Improvements
  • Internal and External Customer Orientation (understanding business needs)
  • People Orientation

Awards Methodology

The participants were divided into two categories-Large enterprises with a
turnover of over Rs 1,000 crore, and Mid-sized enterprises with a turnover of
under Rs 1,000 crore. The jury selected three companies from the shortlisted
contestants in both the sections-one as Champion CIO and two runners-up for
Gold and Silver Awards.

There was also an Individual Awards category, based on the company’s
performance in each category mentioned above. Those scoring highest in the
individual categories in Section 2 were short-listed to participate in the
Individual Awards category comprising Pioneer CIO, Innovator CIO, Advocate CIO,
Extended Manager CIO and Process CIO.

This gave a chance to the shortlisted companies that didn’t win any of the
first three awards, to participate in the individual category. No single company
was conferred two awards.

However, while the Jury was presented with the final shortlist of candidates
in various categories, the scores of the shortlisted companies were not revealed
to them. The Jury individually assigned scores, which were then tallied, to
arrive at the winners.

Who’s Who

A Pioneer Adopts cutting edge/emerging technologies ahead of time

An Innovator Innovates on an existing technology/application for use
originally not intended for

An Advocate Contributes towards acceptance of IT within the
organization-top management and end users

An Extended Manager Creates value for the business by connecting
strategic external stakeholders

A Process CIO Positively impacts business processes through successful
use of IT, or by re-inventing processes

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