CIO Klub Plans Global Expansion: Umesh Mehta
Umesh Mehta, EVP and Global CIO, Jubilant Life Sciences, has been appointed as the President of CIO Klub a couple of months before. Mehta, who has over two decades of experience in providing strategic leadership for enterprise-wide technology initiatives, takes over from Shirish Gariba, CIO, DIESL.
Other office bearers of his team are Subhash Singh Punjabi, Group Head IT and Systems, Alicon Castalloy as Vice President, Raghunatha Reddy SVP and Head IT , UTI Mutual Funds as Secretary, Girish Kulkarni as Jt. Secretary, Satish Pendse Group CIO – HCC as Treasurer, Pretisth Mankotia – Head IT- Sheela as Joint Treasurer. Apart from the above office bearers Sudhir Kanvinde - CIO IL&FS and Siddharth Rao Sr. General Manager IT – India Pistons will lead the Member Management Committee and Jayantha Prabhu - CIO Essar Group will be the Co-oordinator of National Executive Council.
Speaking to CXO Today, Umesh Mehta, calling the CIO Klub as largest association of CIO in India, said, the key objectives are to share experience, enhance knowledge and explore business solutions by leveraging collective wisdom of large number of it member CIOs. “Our short and long term goal is to work towards betterment CIO community and bring CIOs and technology companies together on one platform so that they can learn from each other and add value to their respective businesses”, he said.
Speaking on the top priorities of his team, he said, “ Our top priorities are expanding chapters across India, collaborate with top B-Schools for business education of our member CIOs and to work on welfare schemes for our member CIOs” Other than that the other priority include establishing connect with international CIO associations globally.
The Klub has six chapters across major cities in India. “We would like to expand our reach to smaller cities so that CIOs from these cities get better exposure, networking and chance to enhance their knowledge.
Innovation is all about converting ideas into new or improved products, processes and services. At CIO Klub we try to organise knowledge sessions by SME’s on new techniques and technology for our members. We at CIO Klub would co-create technology solutions along with technology partners to solve real business issues that adds value to both our businesses and Technology partner.
We are in touch with CIO associations of US, Russia, China, Canada, Belgium etc. with a common agenda of sharing experience, enhance knowledge and collectively influence technology solutions and vendors.
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