March 24, 2011
-- Mumbai, India, 19 March 2011 - CIO KLUB is an initiative of CIO Association registered in Mumbai with councils in Mumbai, Delhi and Pune. Two more councils were officially inaugurated in cities of Southern India namely Bangalore and Chennai. CIO Association and its initiative of CIO KLUB is the largest CIO organization in India, it is a nonprofit organization. It is managed by the CIOs from various organizations in India and has presence across India.
At the inauguration of Bangalore Chapter on 12th March Shirish Gariba, Secretary, CIO KLUB Governing council said, “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.”
N Nataraj, Secretary, Bangalore Council said, “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.”
On 18th of March 2011, CIO KLUB formally announced the inauguration of Chennai Council at well-attended event by CIOs from Chennai. On eve of the inauguration Vikas Gadre, Vice President, CIO KLUB Governing Body said, “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.”
Jaganathan, Director – Technology of Ajuba International Inc. and the Secretary, CIO KLUB Chennai Council said, “The Primary objective is to drive the business benefit to the organizations of the Member CIOs and also help CIOs in their professional growth.”
Mr. Anwar Bagdadi member, CIO KLUB governing body stated that, “We are in discussion with one of the major management consultancy firm to draft the governance structure for the association along with the policy and procedures for functioning of the councils at large. This growth of the KLUB has mandated a more professional approach in the working with high degree of governance.”
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 said, “The objective of the club is to share and enhance knowledge using collective wisdom of CIOs globally and 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 start in the afternoon with a Leadership program and the evening event would open with Keynote speaker Mr Nanadan Nilekani, Chairman – Unique Identification Authority of India.
At the anniversary event the 3rd Enterprise IT investment survey report, conducted by CIO 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.
Ms Anjani Bhakta,