As part of Dataquest's 35 Years of Tech Journalism, the CIO Handbook 2018 covered Top 50 Digital CIOs who are making a difference to India. The Handbook is all about celebrating Top 50 Digital leaders in the country, who have ushered in significant change into their organization and have inked a digital mandate and transitioned the IT infrastructure to the new normal business demands. We reached out to more than 150 CIOs across India and granulated on the Top 50 Digital Leaders and out of which we have selected the following CIOs as Digital Leader 2018, who were felicitated in a grand ceremony in New Delhi as part of the Dataquest Digital Leadership Conclave & Awards. Congratulations to all the award winners!
PINKESH P AMBAVAT, CTO, CRIF HIGH MARK
For creating innovative solutions to the BFSI sector and building and delivering products for start-up ventures as well as established multinational companies.
SARBANI BHATIA, SR. VICE PRESIDENT- IT, JAGRAN PRAKASHAN LTD.
For creating a Digital Technology platform that unifies functions, people, processes and devices that provides an intuitive, self-service and collaborative interface at Jagran.
ANKUSH KAURA, ANKUSH KAURA, CIO, DCM SHRIRAM LTD
For creating a well-meshed digital strategy at DCM Shriram which enhanced customer and end-user experience and also improved loyalty, revenues, productivity, and retention.
NINAD RAJE, NINAD RAJE, DIRECTOR & CIO, HEALTHASSURE
For creating a robust digital ecosystem at HealthAssure and seamlessly connecting with business demands
S RAMAKRISHNAN, DIVISIONAL VICE PRESIDENT – IT, UNITED BREWERIES LTD.
Deploying Digital tools and technologies very effectively to digitize various business processes that improved overall operational efficiencies of United Breweries and its supply chain.
KAMAL GOEL, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & GROUP HEAD IT, ANAND RATHI SHARES & STOCK BROKERS LTD.
For creating Digital tools and technologies very effectively to digitize various business processes to improve efficiencies and at the same time gain competitive advantages.
SURESH A SHAN, HEAD- BITS, MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA FINANCIAL SERVICES LTD
For creating a digital roadmap for the company and enabling it to reach the rural customers with innovative solutions for the rural non-banking finance industry.
JAYANTHA PRABHU, CIO – ESSAR GROUP & INDIA BUSINESS HEAD – AGC NETWORKS.
For ushering in Essar group to face the challenges of the new digital normal by creating a robust tech ecosystem for the group and transforming the business processes
SANJAY MAHAJAN, CIO, SATIN CREDITCARE NETWORK LTD
For leveraging digital platforms that ushered in significant enterprise-wide benefits
KAPIL MAHAJAN,CIO, SAFEXPRESS PVT LTD.
For digitalizing most of the operations processes and have building an app called ‘Green App’ which has brought some of the core ERP processes on a mobile platform and resulted in huge operations efficiency gains in the range of 30%.
JASWINDER SINGH, CTO, JETAIR PVT LTD
Driving a richer customer experience using Digital technologies
KETAN PHANSE, HEAD, DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY, JET PRIVILIGE
For creating a well-meshed digital strategy for JetPrivilege
VISHAL GUPTA, HEAD-IT, INDRAPRASTHA APOLLO HOSPITALS
For creating a superior patient experience with a range of innovating digital solutions unique to the healthcare vertical
ANJANI KUMAR, CTO, COLLABERA
For creating a judicious blend of technologies form AI to Bots and created a well-orchestrated digital play at Collabera
ASHOK JADE, CIO, SHALIMAR PAINTS
Ushering in superior customer satisfaction with a platform driven digital transformation
DEBASHIS SINGH, CIO, MPHASIS
For leveraging technologies like AI and Analytics without any changes in the core system
PERTISTH MANKOTIA, CIO, SHEELA FOAM LTD
For bringing in an enterprise-wide transformation and evolving the company to the demands of the digital age
SHIBIN CHULLIPARAMBIL, HEAD – IT, MAFATLAL INDUSTRIES LTD
Powering Mafatlal with a range of digital tech interventions making it agile and adaptable to the business needs
VICKEY RODRIGUES, CTO, HEALTHSPRING
For inking a progressive IT and digital roadmap
RITU MADBHAVI, CIO, FCB INDIA
For creating a well balanced digital ecosystem with a combination of progressive technologies
SHARAD KUMAR AGARWAL, CIO, JK TYRE INDUSTRIES
For creating a tech infrastructure for greater Customer experience, Operational agility and Manufacturing Excellence
KEYUR DESAI, CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER – PORTS AND SHIPPING & VP - IT , ESSAR BULK TERMINAL LIMITED
For creating a robust digital transformation plan in sync with business priorities
SATEJ RAVANKAR, CIO, NITCO
For creating an enterprise wide business transformation using digital technologies and brought in superior user experience
RAJESH BATRA, VP – IT, KOKILABEN DHIRUBHAI AMBANI HOSPITAL & MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
for Creating a digital ecosystem in a unique vertical like healthcare and creating Superior user experience for both the caregivers and the patients