What the Indian CIOs said about the top tech trends for 2017

CIOs share their insights with CIO&Leader on cloud, mobility, big data, analytics and IoT

"Cloud, mobility, IoT and analytics would be the main drivers for 2017, 2018 and 2019. For mobility, we have thousand of applications which are desktop based. We have started converting them into mobile applications. Similarly, for dealers and vendors, we are also converting them into mobile applications." - Avnesh Jain, General Manager-Information Systems, Hero MotoCorp


"Most of the technologies are in place. The thing which is lacking is how do we integrate them, simplify them, adapt them to the growth of the industry. So what we need is something which integrates, simplifies and makes better pro-active decision-making. So we need to simplify things and have got certain forums where we have performance data/big data/internal data and everything has to come from the daily data." - Atul Vij, Head - Business Excellence, Intex Technologies


"There will be a lot of focus on cloud. If I look at the benefits of cloud, which I believe the companies/enterprises would be utilizing more, I will look at Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) having a huge demand in coming years." - Manish Anand, Corporate Vice President, Head - IT Services/Operations, Max Life Insurance Company Limited


"The topmost trend which I see is in the area of digitalization. Digitalization is going to be a big thing in the next 5 to 10 years. This is going to change the business models like never before. It is going to be a disruptive technology. Particularly, I see digitalization in 3 areas: product innovation, customer centricity and operational efficiency. So most of the companies will be tackling digitalization in 2 areas: internally for increasing their operational efficiency and in their products. They will have smarter and connected products. Because of that, organizations will have lot of insights into the customers’ requirements. So the business model is going to change." - Rajiv Garg, Executive Director (CS & IT), BHEL


"Mobility, big data and IoT will play a big role. Software-defined storage or networking will be happening too. Also, it will be interesting to see how businesses use the technology that Pokeman Go used (AR/VR) to attract customers for business benefits." - Ramkumar Mohan, Associate Vice President - IT, Air Works India Engineering Pvt. Ltd.


"The tech trends for 2017 will be Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), etc. These will create a very highly collaborative environment along with deep learning associated with business and security will increase the manifold in 2017. There will also be predictive intelligence, that is, using intelligence to predict my future, in place." - Amit Agrawal, AVP - CIO Office - Digital Innovation & Transformation, Reliance


"In 2017, digital will be at the forefront, that is, the digital technologies coming into the market like IoT would take consumerization and certain threats into consideration.the manifold in 2017. There will also be predictive intelligence, that is, using intelligence to predict my future, in place." - Muzammil Shaikh, Global Information Security Assurance Leader, Capgemini Technology Services India Limited



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