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CBC 2013 Is a Wrap

Thanks to everyone who made it such a success. Stay tuned for more details about CIO Business Congress 2014, returning to India next summer.

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CIO Business Congress 2013

July 10-12, 2013
Goa, India

The predictability of the enterprise now lies in its unpredictability. The enterprise of today is a far cry from what it used to be a decade ago, and will be radically different from the one we know today. What we know though is that it will get even more complex, requiring blazingly fast response times to latch onto even the tiniest of business opportunity. This transformation of the enterprise has also meant an equally radical transformation of the CIO office, requiring the Chief Information Officer to be a thought leader, a forward thinker, a business-driven executive and sometimes even a disrupter. The 2013 theme of CIO Business Congress - Transformation to a Future Ready Enterprise - featured a program that recognized the need for CIOs to learn and understand new technology and changes that will affect the 21st century enterprise.

In a new world order that demands agility and nimbleness, what is an appropriate and cost-effective IT strategy? Is it crunching big data, embracing consumerization of IT, leveraging fluid data storage, greening your infrastructure, mobilizing your workforce, virtualizing your IT assets, cloud computing? Are these really the best options for coping with an ever changing enterprise? The CIO Business Congress (CBC) agenda provided hard-nosed, actionable information and advice that executives urgently require.

The transformative wave sweeping the enterprise also requires CIOs to meet and engage in quality conversations with the world's premium IT vendors and solution providers, an ecosystem that is rapidly moving towards orientating their solution portfolio to help and empower CIOs make that change, together. CIO Business Congress has been proud to associate itself with the best-of-breed vendors including Dell, IBM, Vodafone, APC by Schneider, AirWatch, Avaya, Riverbed, Akamai, Juniper Networks, EMC, Fluke NEtworks, SAP, Adobe, Amazon Web Services, VMware, CheckPoint Solutions, Citrix, Wipro, Amdocs, Nokia Siemens Networks, Thoughtworks, Netmagic, CtrlS, Team Computers, Teradata, among others.

On the buy side, the top 100 pre-qualified, proactive buyers from India's enterprises converge in Goa every July to meet one-on-one, exchange business terms and seal deals through a special, unrivaled system that includes pre-scheduled appointments and networking opportunities, all over a focused three day period. A strictly by-invitation event, CBC 2013 was held July 10-12, 2013, at the 5 star resort facilities of The Leela, Goa, India.

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CIO Business Congress 2012

July 19-21, 2012
Goa, India

The era of incremental change has been over taken by an era that spells capacious change. The Arab Spring, the Euro Zone crisis, the occupy protests, are all indicative of capacious changes that are impacting and shaping a new world order. Changes such as these can not only be disorienting and confusing, but can also shatter our steadfast belief in the status quo. CIOs are no strangers when it comes to adapting to incremental change, but are often left behind when it comes to embracing capacious change. The 2012 edition of CIO Business Congress will feature a program that will recognize the need for CIOs to learn and understand new technology and changes that will affect the 21st century enterprise.

In a new world order that demands agility and nimbleness, what is an appropriate and cost-effective IT strategy? Is it storing big data, leveraging fluid data storage, greening your infrastructure, mobilizing your workforce, virtualizing your IT assets, cloud computing or hybrid cloud? Are these really the best options for coping with change? The CIO Business Congress (CBC) agenda provided hard-nosed, actionable information and advice that executives urgently require.

Coping with change also requires CIOs to meet and engage in quality conversations with the world’s premium IT vendors and solution providers, an ecosystem that is rapidly moving towards orientating their solution portfolio to help and empower CIOs make that change, together. CIO Business Congress has been proud to associate itself with the best-of-breed vendors including Dell, Vodafone, Red Hat, APC by Schneider, Avaya, Akamai, Juniper Networks, EMC, SAP, IBM, Adobe, Amazon Web Services, VMware, CheckPoint Solutions, Citrix, Wipro, Amdocs, Nokia Siemens Networks, Thoughtworks, Netmagic, CtrlS, Riverbed, Teradata, among others.

On the buy side, the top 100 pre-qualified, proactive buyers from India's enterprises converge in Goa every July to meet one-on-one, exchange business terms and seal deals through a special, unrivaled system that includes pre-scheduled appointments and networking opportunities, all over a focused three day period. A strictly by-invitation event, CBC 2012 was held July 19-21, 2012, at the 5 star resort facilities of Leela Kempinski, Goa, India.

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CIO Business Congress 2011

July 20-22, 2011
Goa, India

The role of the CIO has changed dramatically during the past decade. In fact, while the jobs of other senior executives have been relatively defined for some time, CIOs have witnessed dramatic regulatory, security and business model changes that have turned their jobs upside down. If a decade ago, the CIOs job was to dutifully manage IT budgets and oversee the release of new technologies, the CIO of today is a full-fledged member of that executive staff engaged in critical business strategy decisions. The 2011 edition of CIO Business Congress featured a program that recognized the need for CIOs to manage their departments as free standing businesses and provide hard-nosed, actionable advice that executives urgently require.

The CIO Business Congress (CBC) agenda also recognized that an exploding number of choices and the growing complexity of technology assets are making companies victims of their rapidly obsolescing computing infrastructure. To stay ahead of competition, it is imperative that companies deconstruct their IT infrastructure, embrace new and evolving paradigms, and put their enterprise on the path to massive IT transformation.

In its second edition, CBC established itself as India's only event bringing together pre-qualified, proactive buyers from all over India and the world's premium IT vendors and solution providers to meet one-on-one, exchange business terms and seal deals through a special, unrivaled system that includes pre-scheduled appointments and networking opportunities, all over a focused three day period.

A strictly by-invitation event, CBC 2011 was attended by India's most proactive CIOs from large enterprises. This exclusive technology congress was held July 20-22, 2011, at the Mediterranean-style 5 star resort facilities of Taj Exotica in Goa, India. Subscribe to the CIO Business Congress newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest summit news.

CIO Business Congress 2010

July 22-24, 2010
Goa, India

Beginning 2010, CIOs were expected to make technology an integral part of their organization's strategy and not just an offshoot of the business. No more cost centers, think profit centers. The mantra was to focus on revenues and customer-orientation. At CIO Business Congress, we understood while this may be the overarching mandate for CIOs from across industry verticals, the winds of change sweeping IT department's in one industry can be significantly different from another. For this very reason, we created a bespoke event with specific focus on these industry verticals - BFSI, Telecom and Healthcare.

A direct result of the overwhelming success of two editions of Saltmarch Media's Business Technology Summit - Executive Edition, CIO Business Congress (CBC) is a unique event that gathers senior executives, VPs and industry thought leaders to discuss IT issues, solutions and best practices. CBC 2010 was packed with one-on-one business meetings, engaging keynotes, interactive workshop sessions and power panel discussions. Topics were carefully chosen by IT end-users and CIOs in consultation with Saltmarch Media, in order to best identify and address issues being faced by leaders in the chosen industry segments.

CBC brings together pre-qualified, proactive VIP delegates from all over India and the world's premium IT vendors and solution providers to meet one-on-one, exchange business terms and seal deals through a special, unrivaled system that includes pre-scheduled appointments and networking opportunities, all over a focused three day period.

In 2010, the exclusive technology congress was held July 22-24, 2010, at the luxurious 5-star beach resort facilities of The Leela Kempinski in Goa, India. Subscribe to the CIO Business Congress newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest summit news.