I do not need to quote any stats to convince you that there are so few women in enterprise IT in India, even though many of the Fortune 500 CIOs are women. In fact, we ran a story four years back...
Apr 05, 2021
On International Women’s Day on March 8 this year, there were quite a few discussions, events and celebrations planned around women IT leaders. We, at CIO&Leader, hosted one. While this trend...
Apr 05, 2021
The year 2020 is finally—many would say thankfully—coming to an end, amidst some good news about the vaccine. At the time of writing, while the vaccine news dominates, newer warnings from the UK,...
Dec 24, 2020
According to Monster’s Salary Index Survey 2019 released a year back, women in India earn 19% less than men. The gap was 20% a year before. In a 2018 study, Georgetown University Center on...
Mar 30, 2020
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam is the most popular role model for the winners of NEXT100, India’s most coveted award for future IT leaders. As many as 16% winners in 2019 and 14% of winners in 2018 say he is...
Mar 16, 2020
We just hosted our NEXT100 award ceremony this year—a little later than the normal time we do it, in November-December. Without any pretension, let me tell you the reason. It is lack of sponsor...
Mar 12, 2020
I joined NEXT100 journey when it was exactly halfway through—in 2015—which means I missed the excitement and uncertainties of the early days. With that the thought process that went behind the...
Jan 22, 2020
Sanjay happens to be the most common first name among the NEXT100 award winners in the ten years, since the awards—the only such awards to identify next generation IT leaders—got instituted in 2010....
Jan 06, 2020
NEXT100 is an annual awards program instituted by ITNEXT magazine and the 9.9 Group that aims to identify 100 experienced IT managers who have the skills, talent and spirit to become CIOs. For the...
Mar 08, 2019
For the last one decade, NEXT100 awards by ITNEXT, has served as a good reference list for hunting the future CIOs. The awards—decided through a combination of achievements, psychometric tests, case...
Mar 07, 2019
Awards—especially those meant for professionals—are primarily celebrations of their achievement, either over a period of time or for a specific job(s) well done. Awards do create expectations for the...
Feb 25, 2019
Do organizations need to intervene to ensure gender parity at the workplace? The question, even after two decades of the issue being raised, is still being debated. What’s worse, I hear the same...
Mar 21, 2018
The eighth edition of NEXT100, an awards program from IT Next, took place in Amritsar on 1-2nd December, where we identified and honored India’s top 100 Senior IT Managers with skills, leadership...
Dec 28, 2017
Are NEXT100 winners very different from others? We have already seen the test results which suggest that while most of the skill attributes are similar, some managerial and leadership attributes...
Dec 26, 2017
Great leaders don’t achieve success without experiencing their share of challenges and crises. Rather, they will define it as their success came through the challenges and difficulties that came...
Dec 15, 2017
What you will read in the next few pages are experiences of leadership by a set of practicing executives who have distinguished themselves by being recognized for their ability to lead the IT...
Dec 07, 2017
NEXT100 is about recognition and celebration. The issue that you are holding in your hand is a little more than that. It is winning perspectives—the leadership insights and experiences from the...
Dec 07, 2017
Mahindra & Mahindra is one of India’s largest business conglomerates with interest in automotive, IT, solar energy, farm equipment, defense and aerospace. Known for its forward-looking strategy,...
Apr 03, 2017
Are some companies better at developing IT leadership than others? Data seems to suggest so. A little analysis of the data for winners of NEXT100 for last seven years shows that some companies have...
Jan 09, 2017
Anil Kumar Singh is now CIO & General Manager (Management Services at Krishak Bharati Co-operative Limited. Prior to the appointment, Singh, who is an IT NEXT 100 CIO-2014 award winner, was...
Dec 19, 2016