26 February,2021


About The Conference

  • Connect
  • Co-Create
  • Lead

“There is nothing permanent except change”, thus said Heraclitus more than 2,500 years ago. In 2020, we are witnessing one of the most disruptive changes of this century. For the human race that thrives on personal connect, the forced isolation and social distancing has been no less than a punishment. For businesses, though digital engagement ensured business continuity, the loss of personal connect with the customers has created a vacuum.

It’s time to bring it back!...

The 21st edition of CIO&Leader Annual Conference with the theme – The Future of Enterprise – Connect, Co-create, Lead – is a multi-stakeholder platform for the IT community to bond, build and lead virtually. The unique blend of activities at the conference is designed to breach the limits on the scale and scope of interaction imposed by the pandemic. It provides participants the opportunity to:

Connect: Engage in Deep and Immersive Interaction with CIOs
Co-Create: Leverage the Power of Collective Wisdom
Lead: Build the New Technology Roadmap for the New Normal

The future is here and now, and a lot depends on how we seize the opportunities to shape the things to come. The conference is such an opportunity where you can join India’s top IT leaders to chart the course that not just businesses, but also the technology industry would take. Learn about the technology needs of the industry, explore the technology choices available and co-create the technology roadmap for post-pandemic India.

What’s New

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The format for one. The Future of Enterprise will drive connections, collaborations and creations totally digitally. The conference is future-driven, meaning the results of the online deliberations will guide the IT community in the post-pandemic future. The agenda of the conference will be driven by 13 Technology Advisory Committees that will discuss IT strategies and techniques to address business challenges and tap into opportunities in the New Normal.

The results of these brainstorming sessions will be captured in reference guides that will set the benchmark for the industry....

Why Attend ?

The Future of Enterprise is a CIO platform. Find your peers and industry leaders here, renew your connections and forge new ones. Participate in the brainstorming sessions and write the script for the future of India’s enterprise technology. Connect, co-create, lead!

Conversations with Ray Hammond on Futurology

Predicting the future has never been easy. More so now as the only thing that is certain is uncertainty. Let us hear what Ray Hammond, Europe’s most experienced futurist and keynote speaker on future topics, has to say on this. Ray has over 35 years of experience in the field, writing and speaking about the trends that will shape the future. In 2010, Ray was felicitated by former President Mikhail Gorbachev with the. U.N. Gold Medal for Services to Futurology

Meet Shishir Hattangadi for “Lessons from a failed cricketer”

Shishir Shantaram Hattangadi is a former Indian first-class cricketer who played for Bombay cricket team from 1981/82 to 1991/92. He worked as a selector for the Mumbai Cricket Association after retirement and also as Head of Cricket with the Mumbai Indians.

Celebrate CIO Samman

Introduced to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Annual CIO&Leader Conference, CIO Samman is conferred on select veteran CIOs of India who have excelled professionally and contributed meaningfully to the business and the community. The recipients are selected by a jury panel comprising former CIOs. Find out this year’s chosen ones.

Unveiling of the Future of Enterprise Coffee Table Book to be released on Amazon

Each year, we at CIO&Leader, brainstorm on how to make the Annual Conference even more meaningful. This year while we chose to host it virtually, we decided to make the takeaways more permanent. Future of Enterprise is the outcome of these deliberations. It is an invaluable compendium of the proceedings held as part of the Technology Advisory Committees. The discussions yielded rich insights that took the shape of best practices on enterprise technologies for business benefits. This coffee table book is a practical guidebook for CIOs – a keepsake.

Learn about Technology Advisory Committees (TACs)

Get an insight into TAC – what it is and what role it played in crafting the Future of Enterprise coffee table book. Just to give you an idea, TAC acted as the think-tank for 21st Annual Conference and are the co-creators of the avant-garde compendium on technologies and best practices that will guide enterprises to navigate uncertain times and come out winners.

Past Attendees Testimonial



Ray Hammond Futurist and Keynote Speaker
Shishir Hattangadi CEO of Baroda Cricket Association & Former Head of Cricket with Mumbai Indians