About the Awards

CII is instituting its 1st edition of the CIO Excellence Awards 2022 in partnership with Protiviti, a global business consulting firm.

As the CIOs and Tech Leaders are gaining center stage as critical management functions, the awards will recognize these business leaders who have demonstrated exceptional value to their organization and achieved high results through continuous stakeholder satisfaction.

The awards will be aspirational for the CIOs in India, across industries, who have demonstrated outstanding capabilities and exemplary achievements in their domain and made a significant contribution to their organization’s growth and resilience. The awardees will be an inspiring example of how IT leadership and business stakeholder partnerships are reshaping the tech landscape in Indian industry.

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Award Categories

  • CIO of the Year
  • Young CIO of the Year(<40)
  • Lifetime achievement
  • CIO of the Year - Manufacturing
  • CIO of the Year - BFSI & Fintech
  • CIO of the Year - Consumer Products
  • CIO of the Year - Consumer Services
  • CIO of the Year - Healthcare & Life Science
  • CIO of the Year - Real Estate &Infra
  • CIO of the Year - Energy & Utilities
  • CIO of the Year - Technology
  • The CIO of the Year – Media, Entertainment & Communication
  • Excellence in Cloud Computing
  • Excellence in Cyber Security & Privacy
  • Excellence in IT/Digital Transformation (Enterprise Application, Mobility & Process Automation)
  • Excellence in Emerging Technologies (IOT/AI/ML/Blockchain/AR)
  • Excellence in Data Analytics & Business Insights

Rules of nomination:

  • Nominations will be sought for Category B and Category C.
  • Nominations for Category A will flow from B & C (Except for Lifetime Achievement)
  • One can apply for one award in Category B and up to three awards in Category C, simultaneously.

Meet the Jury

Mr Vijay K. Thadani

Mr Vijay K. Thadani

Chairman of the Jury | Vice Chairman and Managing Director – NIIT Ltd.

Dr Kiran Karnik

Dr Kiran Karnik

Former President - NASSCOM | Founder Director - ISRO’s Development and Educational Communicational Unit

Ms Aruna Sundarajan

Ms Aruna Sundarajan

Former Chairman Digital Communications Commission and Secretary Telecom, Government of India

Mr J S Deepak

Mr J S Deepak

Former Secretary Telecom and Secretary Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India

Dr Gulshan Rai

Dr Gulshan Rai

Former National Cybersecurity Coordinator – PMO and Director General - CERT-in

Mr Sunil Chandiramani

Mr Sunil Chandiramani

Chairman - Sapphire Foods | Founder & CEO at NYKA Advisory Services

Steering Committee

Mr Niju Moha

Mr Niju Mohan

CISO, SBM Bank

Mr. Anand Sinha

Mr. Anand Sinha

CIO, Birlasoft

Mr Krantikumar Sherkhane

Mr Krantikumar Sherkhane

CISO, for HDFC AMC

Mr Sandeep Gupta

Mr Sandeep Gupta

MD - Technology Consulting, Protiviti

Mr Parna Ghosh

Mr Parna Ghosh

UNO Minda

Mr Suresh Iyer

Mr Suresh Iyer

Bluestar

Amit Sinha Roy

Mr. Amit Sinha Roy

VP, Global Head of Strategic Alliances. Tata Communications

Col Suhail Zaidi

Col Suhail Zaidi

Head, CII-CDT

Nomination Criteria

  • Chief Information Officers (CIOs) of government, listed & private sector companies.
  • Nominated individual should directly report to CEO/ MD/ Board/ CFO/ COO but not to any other business head within the same company.
  • Individual must have been in the same role within the company/ group for at least two years as on the date of nomination.
  • Company revenue qualifying criteria of >250 Crore INR will be considered

General Guidelines

  • Participants will be required to fill attribute sections for each award in max. of 250 words; also 1 overall ‘statement of purpose of maximum 400 words
  • Submission of nominations constitutes acceptance of all terms and conditions and the decision of the Jury will be final and binding.
Nomination Link

For more information:

  • Contact Person Name: Kavita Nair
  • Email: Kavita.nair@cii.in
  • Phone Number: +91 - 9891100581