CIO Klub launched two more councils in Southern India

by CXOtoday Staff    Mar 22, 2011

CIO KlubCIO Klub, an initiative of CIO association, inaugurated two more councils in Southern India cities namely Bangalore and Chennai. The association is registered in Mumbai with councils in Delhi and Pune also. A nonprofit organization, this association is managed by the CIOs from various organizations in India and has presence across India.

“The journey started around 3 years back in Mumbai with 30 CIOs and today we have reached membership of more than 650 CIO/IT heads from all parts of India. It is a great pride to witness the opening of the 4th council in Bangalore, India’s IT Capital,” remarked Shirish Gariba, Secretary, CIO Klub Governing council, at the inauguration of Bangalore Chapter on 12th March.

“There has been a revolutionary change in the use of Information Technology in Indian Enterprises across all verticals moving from the traditional EDP setup to a Strategic business enabler and CIO Klub is a great platform for sharing knowledge,” believes N Nataraj, secretary, Bangalore Council.

On 18th of March this year, the Chennai council was inaugurated. On eve of the inauguration Vikas Gadre, VP, CIO Klub governing body commented, “The challenges we face today have created a need for a platform to have a stronger relationship between CIO community which in turn would benefit the CIOs and also their organization.”

“The primary objective is to drive the business benefit to the organizations of the Member CIOs and also help CIOs in their professional growth,” opined Jaganathan, director, Technology of Ajuba International and the secretary, CIO Klub Chennai Council.

The Klub is in discussion with management consultancy firm to draft the governance structure for the association along with the policy and procedures for functioning of the councils at large, confirmed Anwar Bagdadi member, CIO Klub governing body.

The CIO Klub is governed by a Governing body headed by the founder members and each council has Management committees to drive the Klub objectives. Vilas Pujari, joint secretary, governing body opines that, “We are exploring the possibility to extend Councils outside India especially Middle East and Asia Pacific region.”

CIO Klub is commemorating the third anniversary of its inception on 29th April 2011. The Anniversary program would witness a leadership program followed by an event with key note speaker Nanadan Nilekani, chairman – Unique Identification Authority of India. Also the 3rd Enterprise IT investment survey report, conducted by the Klub among its members in association with E&Y will be released. This survey would be a reference document for both CIOS and IT vendor community. The survey will unveil CIO’s technology priorities for the year which will benefit organizations and CIOs at large to understand peer CIO’s initiatives.