Dell together with the CIO Association of India has unveiled the second edition of its CIO Award Series called ‘India’s Best CIOs’. The objective of the award is to facilitate the country’s top 50 CIOs for their leadership in visionary adoption of new technologies and exemplary skill in management of IT resources.
Speaking about the same, Alok Ohrie, President and Managing Director, Dell India, said, “India’s best CIOs award is all about recognizing those CIOs who have used technology to unleash their business potential. We believed CIOs should decide who among their peers was the best. We are proud to have given the industry the first-of-its kind peer-to-peer voting based award which makes the entire process democratic. We were encouraged by the enthusiastic participation by the CIO community in the last edition of the awards and look forward to the same this year.”
The process of selection is based on the peer-to-peer nominations which make the whole process democratic in nature. Talking about this, Tapan ‘Ananta’ Garg, Founder and CEO, CIO Association of India, “One of our chief objectives as a community is to share with one another some of the best practices in the Enterprise ITthat can help CIOs grow professionally and help their organisations grow with them. These awards not only serve as felicitation to the winners, but also help others in the community toadopt efficient IT practices within their organisations. We are happy to be associated with Dell in such a venture, which has as a company strived to understand CIO needs in allaspects Enterprise IT.”
The results of the contest are rolled out in two phases. The first stage consists of peer nomination through the process of online voting. Then in the second stage a Jury Based Assessment and Validation based on IT case studies submitted, specifically to decide the top 3 among the top 10 peer ranked CIOs of the country.