Tough times separate the mediocre leaders from the ones who are truly good, and it is these moments of truth and how India's ICT leaders face them in real-time that will make way for a better tomorrow post the crisis.
As the lock down eases in India, across the states and cities in different ways, shapes and forms there is a reason for cautious optimism.
Let me quote Vladimir Lenin who said that "There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen."
The business economy has changed in the last 12 weeks and CIOs today are leading the digital transformation at an accelerated pace. The value of in person face to face meetings and interaction will never go away, but there are times when going virtual is a necessity.
We are a vibrant social community, but today we are forced into social distancing. There is an element of uncertainty but we must grow as we learn to navigate, adapt rapidly, and collaborate with each other and prepare for good days.
There is enough research to support that continuous engagements with the community leads to success. I would like to announce our first ever virtual, all-online CIO Power List live in July 2020.
Hosting an online, virtual conference requires the same hospitality, respect and attention as in a physical offsite conference setup.
CORE Media remains committed to bringing together CIOs, ICT leaders and winners on its new web app - CIAO (CIO Icons Audience Overview). CIAO web app will enable a live stream platform to broadcast the key note sessions and speakers. It will also have a web app event platform to host CIOs online with exclusive thought-provoking engagements and finally it will have an event specific matchmaking tool to help CIOs connect and network virtually.
For the last 8 years, the CORE Media team in their every endeavour has been living by the principle of "For CIOs, By CIOs". We continue to stand by it in adversity.
Get ready to vote for your peer CIOs and stay notified on all the latest news and run up to this exciting engagement, with updates on the speakers, breakout sessions and awards.
And there's a lot more to come - starting with the first-ever special recognition to all the unsung heroes of your team who made difference during the COVID19 crisis.
Every CIO who is announced as a winner featuring in the elite CIO Power List will have the privilege to recommend up to 3 of their team members who have contributed to the success of their organization to be enrolled for the honour of 'Future Leaders' online list.