Presentation files from CIO Business Congress 2010 are made available after the congress has concluded and the speaker has given us the files. We will update this page with more presentations as and when we receive more decks from speakers. (Please note some speakers choose not to share their presentations, however.)
Aligning Strategy to ExecutionNiranjan Chaoji (Senior Manager - Business Development, SAP Indian Subcontinent)
While the execution is critical to an organization's success, there is another layer of processes that occur that are much less structured and tend to vary frequently. These processes help define the strategies, plans, and decision-making for the organization and require flexibility to keep pace with the dynamic and changing nature of the external economic scenario and coping up with internal growth opportunities.
Unfortunately, in 9 out of 10 companies, the two worlds of Execution and Strategy don't talk: the execution is out of line with the strategy because the strategy never really gets effectively pushed down into the operations. When you solve this problem, when what you say you will do is the same as what you actually do, then you have strategic alignment. Instead of just executing efficiently, you are now able to execute effectively. The session highlights SAP's vision on completing this Strategy-to-Execution loop.
Cloud Beckons New Era for BusinessAsheesh Sharma (Lead - Cloud Solution, IBM ISA)
Cloud - it has arrived and everybody is on Cloud 9. From conceptualization to consolidation and eventually to realization; Cloud has become seasoned now. There is excitement and anxiety along with need and want for Cloud. But is the business ready to brace it? For the businesses today, is IT the driver or is driven? Can Cloud be the revolution, which starts with a simple choice for operational efficiency, and rises to prominence to become the strategic tool? Does one size fit all? The session tries to address these real issues of real world to demystify the clout of Cloud.
Communication Services on the CloudViswanathan Ramaswamy (CTO, Network - Enterprise Business, Vodafone)
Telecom service providers have been increasing their presence in the Enterprise ICT space by extending the services from mere connectivity to adding value inwards of the datacenter. Over a period value adds such as managed CPE, managed security, integrated telecoms etc., have been the solutions portfolio from service providers. The entry of "Cloud" has led to the next generation of value added services from telecom service providers to Enterprise customers. Not lagging behind, today, there are communication services that are delivered out of the cloud. Cloud based communication services help Enterprises to control their costs, ensure all-time available service, virtualizes their offices, provide uniformity of services to their end-users and specially leave the telecommunication technology handling to the experts. Some such examples are explained in this presentation with case studies from international telecom companies and their enterprise customers.
Converting the Perception of IT from Cost Center to Value GeneratorAjay Kumar Dhir (Group CIO, JSL Limited)
Most organizations can't get a true fix on the value Information Technology adds to the businesses it serves; defining, measuring, and maximizing that value remains always elusive! Further, there has been a lot of debate in recent times about the role of the CIO in an organization, especially in today's turbulent and challenging times and the experience of the recession over the last two years. Ranging from the 'I' in CIO - whether it signifies 'Innovation', 'Information' or 'Irritation', to the 'Board Readiness' of the CIO, or whether the relationship between the CEO, CFO and CIO is one of 'Conflict' or 'Partnership' ?
This thought provoking Keynote focuses on the key challenges being faced by business leaders today and how the contemporary CIO can play an exemplary role in delivering value to the business, through 'quick wins' and medium to long term strategies. It shows the roadmap for CIOs to broaden their scope of action by adopting new levers, roles, and governance practices that go much beyond the purely technical and traditional IT capabilities, and finally, how to convert the perception of IT from Cost Center to Value Generator.
Deliver IT as a Service: From Datacenter to DesktopVishak Khare (Director Sales - Corporate Accounst & Mid Market, Citrix Systems)
Cost optimization, IT infrastructure efficiency, balancing security and control with user demands of flexibility and choice are some of the points on every CIO's IT planning list as you look towards 2010. While IT budgets seem to be stabilizing, organisations are looking towards IT to scale efficiently as businesses get back on the growth path.
Virtualisation is touted as the technology that can help you achieve balance in the cost v/s performance battle between IT and users. Implementing virtualisation technology across applications, server and desktops can help you save upto 40% of your IT budget costs while at the same time giving the IT team complete control over the infrastructure and the end users complete flexibility of choice.
This session shows you how to transform your business with real innovations in application delivery & get agile and leverage opportunities for growth in today's fast-moving and dynamic business environment. Key take-aways:
- Deliver engaging customer experiences across any channel
- How end-to-end virtualisation technologies can help you to convert your static IT department into a dynamic service-oriented one
- How can you improve your security and manageability of applications and devices by delivering IT as a Service
- How can you enable your employees to work from anywhere through any device securely and efficiently
Delivering IT Service to the Mobile EnterpriseAnil Sharma (Director - Sales, LogMeIn, India)
The rise of Internet accessibility has changed the equation for businesses and workforces alike. As employees and their devices spread outside the traditional office walls, it presents new support challenges and burdens for IT. Workers demand mobility, flexibility and choice; and internet-based devices and platforms proliferate. This evolution demands that IT teams keep pace with the business and likewise adapt their processes, tools, and approach to supporting an increasingly dispersed and technologically diverse workforce.
Feedback suggests that it makes no sense to force-fit the support tools of yesterday to the support needs of today. From that perspective, doing so only results in potentially costing the business thousands of dollars in lost productivity and missed sales. These companies (that have provided feedback) all share a secret - they've invested in Internet-based remote support capabilities that let their technicians remotely see and control the device that needs assistance, instead of having to imagine what the issues are based on users describing the problem verbally. This talk explains how you can use the power of the Internet to deliver IT service from anywhere-to-anywhere..
Future of the Data CenterSanjay Jotshi (Director - Enterprise, India and SAARC, Juniper Networks)
The era of legacy data center architectures is ending. Just as other areas of the data center have evolved to meet the demands of an Internet-enabled world, the time has come for networks to take a significant leap forward into cloud computing. IT organizations can take decisive steps today that drive businesses closer to the promise of tomorrow. Attend this inspiring keynote to learn how networking within the datacenter is evolving with the current adoption of Consolidation and Virtualization techniques, and the role networking will play in enabling the next generation cloud based architectures.
Future Proofing Data Centers - The Energy Efficient ArchitectureAmit Verma (Country Manager - Data Center Practice, APC by Schneider)
Our economy today, is riding on a growth bound roller coaster, fuelled by surge of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the focused sectors of power, infrastructure, industry, telecom R&D, IT and health-care. Even though ICT supports the critical business / operation support systems of each and every organization, we have observed a rising need and measures being initiated by CIO's for controlling the carbon footprint that these high computing systems housed in Data Center Critical Infrastructure generate.
The challenge faced by CIOs today is how to ensure that they be successful in meeting the above mission. As leaders, they would then, contribute within their organizations, to a consistently low year-on-year operational expenditure on these Critical Data Centers, reduced energy consumption and have a low total cost of ownership. By understanding how energy efficient architectures and designs can help them in effectively managing incremental business growth, power utilization, flexibility in capacity expansion, adaptability to change, CIOs are well able to balance the thin line between the pace of business growth and its footprint on the environment.
Handling the Challenges of High Performance BI SystemsSurya Putchala (Vice President, TDWI India)
Just as applications go through a cycle from their inception to decommissioning, decision systems such as warehouses also go through a life cycle. A successful BI implementation, over its lifetime should continuously increase or maintain the marginal utility, protect investments and enhance value to the Business. Although, BI is rated high on the priorities of CIOs last decade, the value capture, adoption, and long implementation cycles have remained challenges. BI programs have been fraught with a series of investment, implementation and maintenance decisions. Some of the dilemmas are related to where to begin and what to begin with? The others related to the technology selection. Whether to build or buy (Packaged)? The mix has become a little chaotic with technology hype cycles. Due to the accelerating pace of M&A activity, originally architected decision infrastructures will have to adapt rapidly and deliver the intelligence services, a high performing business needs. It has also become important to guard against either a product vendor hype and service provider up sells. Other challenges are related to business value capture such as user adoption, change management and Business alignment that CIOs often struggle with. We will discuss best practices, some approaches and lessons learned from many BI implementations carried out that address the above challenges.
IT Management to Optimize Business Operations by Balancing Cost, Risk and ComplexityRavi Datanwala (Regional Sales Manager, Quest Software India)
This talk covers CIOs and the IT management challenge including managing complexity and mitigating risks, and smart systems management.
Migrating CIO Thought Leadership towards Intellectual Capital and Network AdvantageTony J. Read, Ph.D. (CEO, National Skills Academy for IT, UK; Managing Partner, Read & Associates; Former CIO, Nortel)
Global IT 2010 investment is estimated at over U.S. $3.0 trillion; such annual spend is comparable to the Gross Nation Product (GNP) of the U.K. or France or nearly thrice that of India. In other words, globally we spend on IT nearly three times that which India's billion plus people (20% of the world's population) spend on total consumption, gross investment, government spend, and exports less imports. But the true value of IT and particularly information is invariably unknown.
IT investments are becoming more than just business enablers or assets on the books; they provide capability that can drive the business. Thought leadership should migrate towards information investment, getting a bigger bang for the buck from the 'I' in IT and from the 'I' in CIO, accounting for intellectual capital and 80% of market capitalizations.
This opening keynote speech at the CIO Business Congress 2010 focuses on the IT Value Network approach to building a break-though IT value proposition, through IT value-based management and migrating thought leadership to intellectual capital.
Preparing for the Radical Changes that Lie Ahead of the Future Data CenterHarmeet Malhotra (Product Marketing Director, Dell - Asia Pacific & Japan)
There is this massive need for speed that IT Departments are being forced to deal with everyday to support the changing business landscape. On top of that they are also being asked to minimise incremental spend whilst delivering more. This talk offers Dell's perspective on how CIOs can take these challenges head-on to provide their organisations competitive advantage as we go from Internet Era into the Virtual Era through "Open, Capable and Affordable" solutions.
Shaping Your Enterprise for New Business RealitiesS Sridhar , Director - Marketing, India Relationship - Dell
Large global bankruptcies like Lehman Brothers & WorldCom have led organizations world over to rethink the way they work and conduct business. Recent recession has further pushed corporates to focus on agility and efficiency. On the other hand, computing has seen trends in the pattern of evolution of Enterprise Architecture, from Main Frames to Cloud/Virtual era.
"Grow and Thrive" Innovation loves crisis. Welcome to the era of the new normal.
In this visionary keynote address, S Sridhar will focus on new business models, challenges and IT strategies adopted by organizations globally and in India. You will learn how developed & emerging economies are adopting the concept of efficient enterprise, finding methods to radically lower the costs of providing innovative business services. Competition is intense, and the pace of change will continue to accelerate. Companies that will survive are those that can continuously innovate.
Solutions to Excel in the Virtual Era - The Efficient EnterpriseSitaram Venkat (Marketing Strategy Lead, Dell India - Enterprise Business)
The Efficient Enterprise focuses on driving business innovation while reducing the costs of "keeping the lights on." Dell is committed to helping companies like yours redeploy your resources spent every year on IT infrastructure to embrace the business challenges that can help your business excel. Think about your spend ratio. It's likely that "keeping the lights on" is about 80% of your IT budget. The 20% left is what's spent on the programs that are at the heart of the business strategy - those that will help drive change as you go forward. Through standardization, simplification and automation, the Efficient Enterprise can reduce these costs closer to 50%. We have done this at Dell and we can help you get there too.
Succession Planning for the CIOArun Gupta (Group CIO at K Raheja Corp & Shoppers Stop)
For every CxO, it is important to create a talent pipeline within their functions to ensure that the organization does not see significant adverse impact due to attrition across levels. The most critical role, the CIO, also requires a Business Continuity Plan towards growth opportunities as well as in case of attrition. Should the CIO align with the enterprise succession planning framework ? This inspiring keynote covers some reasons and impact of succession planning or lack of it:
- Best practices and practically implementable insights that can be executed
- The reasons and rationale for succession planning
- Some experiences and insights (Self and Others)
- Where do you go from here
Tailored Solutions to Fit Your Business NeedsRavi Chandran (Business Solutions Group, Enterprise Services, Airtel)
Expanding business globally, requires a secure and reliable network to communicate information. To get the right network, it takes careful thought and planning, and the right network provider. Applications are essential to business performance, yet many may not give the performance one needs. Poor application performance is a complex problem and unraveling the causes of it can be costly and time consuming. Because improving application performance requires efficient operations across hosts, networks, LAN and WAN infrastructure, and end-user systems, you need a solution provider who can provide you the ability to look across all these environments.
Today's workforce is separated by borders, time zones, and oceans, yet team needs secure, reliable connectivity to collaborate in real time, anytime. Employees in multiple locations can tap the combined power of audio, video, and net conferencing to find a solution. Subject matter experts can join the virtual meeting to answer complex questions. Global collaboration like this gives your enterprise agility. This executive exchange explains tailored solutions to fit your business needs.
The CIOs Guide to the Private CloudShuja Mirza (Advisory Technical Consultant, EMC)
In today's highly automated, technology-enabled economy, business capability has become inextricably linked to IT capability. As IT infrastructure has become increasingly complex, it can best be described as inflexible, brittle, and costly. In fact, the typical company spends upwards of 70% - 80% of their IT budgets to simply maintain the status-quo, leaving the business starved for new and updated capabilities. We have reached a point where business opportunity is literally trapped in IT infrastructure.
For many, they see the need to fundamentally change IT. Rather than incrementally improving the old, legacy IT; they are looking at far greater potential gains that are possible by looking at what the future of IT holds - and they are looking at how that influences their choices today. What if you had the next generation enterprise IT that could deliver this choice, control and efficiency? What if you could have it right now? We see a fundamental shift taking place in the way people build IT, how they deliver IT, and how IT is consumed. This executive exchange describes one of the most exciting IT topic in decades, the Private Cloud.
The Cloud's Not the Revolution: Cloud Usage IsPrabhakar Kasu (Director, CtrlS)
Cloud computing is neither a revolutionary technology nor a model of computing that brings revolutionary technologies together. Cloud computing is a model which allows end users to request IT resources (hardware, software and services) through a self-service portal which are dynamically provisioned over a network and billed on usage. Underlying technologies have been in use across enterprises for years. Economic pressures, demands on IT to deliver value, demands on business to scale for short bursts and the drive to curtail datacentre demand through server sprawl are driving Cloud usage. Cloud optimizes and right-sizes IT to deliver better ROI to the business. Businesses can seriously explore migration of certain classes of applications to the Cloud - either internally or externally hosted private cloud or create a holistically managed and provisioned IT resource pool by integrating external cloud with internal IT resources. Resulting architecture delivers a compelling value for IT and business.
Waking Up to the World of Mobility: Unleashing the Power of "Unwired Enterprise"Jayas Damodaran (Director, Commercial & Channel Sales, Sybase India)
Mobility is becoming business critical. Today, enterprises around the world understand the pressing need to mobilize their workforce. Companies must have the ability to move business information quickly and securely between the back office and the front lines to stay competitive. Deployments of smart phones and accompanying mobile applications are rapidly gaining ground in the enterprise. Companies are saying that "Mobility is as important to me as internet access and desktop computers".
When people start to look at it strategically, they think not only about now, but also about plans for the next two to three years. A successful deployment of enterprise-ready devices and mobile applications doesn't just happen though. Companies are looking for a platform where multiple applications can be built on the same infrastructure. To support this heterogeneous, fluid environment, IT needs to embrace mobility and define an enterprise-wide mobility policy. Velocity of business could be greatly accelerated by mobilizing the numerous workflow processes currently in place inside every organization. But mobilization of workflows is really just the beginning. The true power of enterprise mobility comes in the form of composite applications that combine data from two or more sources, enabling a comprehensive view of data a specific user needs to access at that moment. The ability to access this real-time and relevant data on demand from the palm of your hand is quite powerful. Welcome the "Unwired Enterprise".