Top Indian CIOs identify tech areas that offer the best career growth option for junior IT executives working in user companies
Analytics and security are the areas within enterprise IT that will provide best career growth option to younger IT exectutives, reveal a quick CIO research conducted by CIO&Leader in the weekend. While cloud came up as a distant but clear third, many new areas such as IoT, AI, robotics, blockchain, machine learbing etc were also named by some of the CIOs. A couple of CIOs rejected the idea that one needs to choose an area, suggesting instead they need focus and support.
This is what CIO&Leader asked
For a junior IT exec in user side, what are the best tech areas for career growth: infra, enterprise apps, security, analytics, cloud...?
— CIO&Leader (@cioandleader) September 18, 2016
Answers came thick and fast. While Analytics and security stole the show, it is interesting to note that few thought enterprise applications or infrastructure, that was considered core IT in enterprises till yesterday, provide much scope for growth. Though it shows a paradigm shift, it is not surprising.
Here is a selection of some tweets. We have excluded a few tweets which were not by CIOs, or which were the same as those carried. They are presented here in the order in which they were posted. Some of the CIOs who responded belong to top companies in India, including Essar Group, Tata Motors, NDTV, Shalimar Paints, Pidilite Industries and the like.
Vikas Arora, VP Global Security and IT, Toluna
Sayed Peerzade. Group CIO at Reliance Big Entertainment & Reliance Entertainment - Digita
— Sayed Peerzade (@iamsayed) September 18, 2016
Sabyasachi Thakur, CIO, Century Plywoods
Chandresh Dedhia, IT Leader - Information Technology & Information Security - Fermenta Biotech Ltd , DIL Ltd & ThaneOne IT Park
Aneesh Nair. CIO, NDTV E-commerce
Anwer Bagdadi, VP (Tech & Operations), Intertech Software
Nilesh Sangoi, CIO, Meru Cab Company
Kamal Karnatak, Group CIO , RJ Corp
Ashok Jade, CIO, Shalimar Paints
Anjani Kumar, CIO, Safexpress
Avinash Velhal, Group CIO, IMEA, Atos International
Jagdish Belwal, CIO, Tata Motors
Keyur Desai, VP, IT, Essar
N Jayantha Prabhu. CIO, Essar Group
Pankaj Bhargava, CIO, Pidilite Industries
Suresh Kumar, Partner & CIO, Grant Thornton