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CIOs cement leadership role as they remain consumed with core modernization and transformation, yet their maturing leadership role wields an impact well beyond IT. In a year tilted towards foundational work and getting digital operations in order, CIOs are balancing the persistent focus on transformation and modernization with a maturing leadership role, embracing responsibilities outside of the traditional IT domain and cementing status as a valued and strategic partner to the business.

Even with the pandemic-era shift to remote and hybrid work and new digital experiences well underway, IT organizations remain heavily immersed in modernization efforts to streamline operations, transform the existing IT estate, and sync technology initiatives with core business goals. The years-long cycle of accelerated digital transformation has demanded active oversight by technology leaders to ensure investments are delivering as intended. Recent economic and geopolitical challenges have prompted organizations across most industries to prioritize cost management and performance optimization. Both dynamics have kept CIOs’ focus on operations even while their leadership role expands in preparation for the next wave of digital innovation

CIOs and IT leaders are making significant headway on modernizing the IT estate in preparation for the next cycle of digital innovation, they will continue to stay focused on the fundamentals, from modernizing enterprise architecture to ensuring operations are agile, resilient, and secure. 


Foundry and CIO India are proud to present the 18th annual edition of CIO 100 – India's premier gathering for chief information officers and other senior technology and digital leaders. CIO100 Awards as an in-person three-day event will recognise the forward –thinking CIOs and technology leaders in India, celebrating their digital transformation achievements, and reflecting on themes and ideas which will emerge from their nominations for this year’s edition. CIO100 provides an intimate setting for tech’s most influential thinkers designed to go beyond the typical and create platforms to explore new standards for excellence, innovation, and success in IT. From arrival to departure. 

CIO100 winners will immerse in the highest level of knowledge sharing. Participants and award winners will create lasting connections, candidly discuss challenges and solutions, and ultimately, prepare their business for the future. India’s influential CIOs to gather at 2023 edition of CIO100 will be recognised as The Disruptive 100 in line with this year’s theme - Disrupting the Status Quo for Excellence in Technology and Business leadership  
For CIO100 awards 2023, 100 winners will be announced as The Disruptive 100 on 6th and 7th September, 2023.

  • Beyond 2023 : Future of Work, Analytics, Cloud, Cybersecurity & More

  • Chief Digital Officer V/s Chief Information Officer: Who’s the Boss? 

  • Building a digital-first culture and mind-set for future

  • How AI will drive sustainability

  • CIO as Business Strategist: What’s Next?

  • ChatGPT : Boon or Bane ?

  • Redefining the hybrid workforce to retain good talent

  • Multi-Cloud at the Crossroads

  •  Making your business AI ready

  • Leaders in autonomous infrastructure: The race for scale, efficiency, and resiliency

  • Recalibrating Collaboration between IT and Business teams 

  • Accelerating cloud security strategy and data governance framework

  • Building technology capabilities across organisation in a challenging market for skills

  • How Automation will reduce new threats - and the path to hyperautomation

  • Transforming customer expectations through AI chatbots

The CIO100 Special Award - Game Changers, instituted by Foundry in 2021, is now entering its third year of success and it has become a benchmark of technology excellence and business leadership amongst peer CIOs. This special award honours CIOs and their organisations across India who have successfully demonstrated adoption of new technologies through innovative strategy while inching their way towards a successful digital transformation. These award winners are ‘One to Watch Out’ leaders of the future.

At CIO100 awards 2023, 50 winners will be announced as The Game Changers on 6th and 7th September, 2023.

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