These are the areas with maximum career growth opportunity, say CIOs

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 

 
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

 
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

 


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Mani Kant Singh R's picture

I would give my preference to security & analysis

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