Weekly Rewind: Top 10 Stories On CXOToday (Mar 6-11)

by CXOtoday News Desk    Mar 10, 2017

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The week was very eventful, as it had a lot to offer to enterprise decision makers. The Indian IT industry that’s already facing several threats under Donald Trump presidency got perturbed by the latest decision by the USCIS to halt expedited processing of H-1B visas from April, citing a backlog of applications, will lead to process delays, to as long as six months, an issue to ponder for Indian IT companies.

On a positive note, COAI confirmed that India will host the Mobile World Congress in September 2017 for the first time ever in the National Capital and that the MWC in India is primarily intended to reach out the South East Asian markets.

At Google’s recent cloud conference in San Francisco, the company announced a range of new products for developers and enterprise users. The company’s CEO Sundar Pichai spoke passionately about how the Cloud is the new revolution in the tech industry and how it will change business through virtual data centres, machine learning, workplace collaborations and improvements to Android consumers.

This week, the spotlight was certainly on Women in Technology. On the occasion of ‘International Women’s Day’ on March 8, CXOToday published a series of exclusive articles, interviews and blogs, written by experts from the industry – those who are driving change and diversity in technology.

And like every week, we also have for you interesting interviews, case studies, infographics, and expert columns on various emerging technology and market trends and challenges in the enterprise space. 

Here are some of the top stories of the week on CXOToday you would not want to miss. 

6 Ways Gender Diversity Programs Can Be Effective

Does the idea of women inclusion programs bring to your mind pictures of fun activities for women on women’s day, flexi-hour policies or at the max, crèche facilities at office? While these are good to have initiatives, an effective diversity program has to be more holistic and inclusive to be able to bring about real change. Here are some essential components that ensure that gender diversity programs go beyond the rhetoric and make complete sense. [Read more]

Seven Most Powerful Women In Tech

The potential of women techies is recognized everywhere. It is witnessed in every corner of the globe that whenever a woman is given equal opportunity as that of a male, the women has never failed to compete and equalize and in many cases, have even excelled by far. Here are mentions of some of female techies who have taken the tech world by storm and have registered landmark success around the globe. [Read more]

Leadership Role No Longer Gender Specific

It is the personality of a leader that matters more than gender, believes Rakesh Makkar, Executive Vice President and Head – Business, Marketing and CSR, Fullerton India Credit Company Limited, who explains why leadership role is no longer gender-specific and the way forward for women in the field of technology. [Read more]

Businesses Showing A Dip In Digital IQ, Says PwC

Enterprise decision makers are realizing that ‘Digital’ is the way to go and in the last 5-7 years, a significant number of CEOs have embraced it. However, the challenge is digital is accelerating so fast that enterprises are just not able to cope with the disruption and in turn are losing ground in Digital IQ. [Read more]

H1-B Visa Delay May Leave Indian IT Sector In Limbo

The USD150-billion Indian IT industry is already facing several threats under Donald Trump presidency and the latest decision by the USCIS to halt expedited processing of H-1B visas from April 3, would further disrupt the plans of thousands of immigrant workers, leading to process delays, to as long as six months, for Indian IT companies. [Read more]

CIO-Klub-Chennai Aims To Work Closely With Govt

CIO KLUB Chennai, whose primary objective is to drive the business benefits to member CIOs, has recently completed five years of operations. CXO Today caught up with Siddharth Rao, President and V Sendil kumar, Secretary of CIO KLUB - Chennai Chapter, as they spoke about how the CIO KLUB Chennai has grown into an interactive platform for vendors, media and CIOs to share best practices and address common IT issues. [Read more]

CISO Transiting From IT Head To Risk Compliance Enabler

 Today, CISOs are playing a major role in advising CIOs or CFOs on the deployment of right technologies for a holistic security, as well as sharing the cyber risk ownership in the organization. In an exclusive interaction with CXOToday, Manoj Taskar Country Manager, India & SAARC at Tenable Network Security gives his perspectives on the evolving role of CISOs in India. [Read more]

India To Host Mobile World Congress This Year

One of the largest tech shows of the year, the Mobile World Congress (MWC) takes place every spring in Barcelona. Now India has got an opportunity to host the Mobile World Congress in September 2017 for the first time ever in the National Capital. The MWC in India is primarily intended to reach out the South East Asian markets, confirmed COAI. [Read more]

What It Means to Be a ‘Woman’ Entrepreneur

Has it been an easy ride being a woman entrepreneur?  Ahem. How do I respond to a question that is fundamental to my existence? Is it easy? Is it tough? Or is it plain normal. Something every entrepreneur, man or woman faces. Honestly I don’t know; I am not so sure. So, I re-phrase the question. Would it be easy if I were a man… my truthful answer is a straight No. [Read more]