About The Conference

‘प्रेरकः सूचकश्वैव वाचको दर्शकस्तथा । शिक्षको बोधकश्चैव षडेते गुरवः स्मृताः ॥

Guru is the one who inspires, informs, tells the truth, guides, educates and helps in self realization.’ In the true spirit of Indian guru shishya parampara, CIO&Leader presents CIO Gurukul, a unique series of highly interactive sessions featuring senior CIOs of India who would share knowledge on themes around leadership, management and technology with the next generation IT leaders. It’s time to bring it back!

CIO&Leader Conference has always been ‘of the CIO’s and ‘for the CIOs’. CIO Gurukul makes it a complete proposition by adding the ‘by the CIOs’ bit. This reflects the effort to fully leverage the power of digital to take the rich content of CIO Conference to a larger audience in a real, interactive manner. The complete program is designed, keeping in mind the three pillars:

Engage Quality interactions with the best in the community

Learn Tailored formats for an efficient assimilation of knowledge

Thrive Grow and find opportunities to apply all the learnings

What’s in it for me?


Be a guru and spread the knowledge through our unique formats of engagements to help the community.

Set the agenda for future enterprise technology discourse

Listen to and interact with eminent speakers on business, leadership and technology


Learn from the experience and insights of top Indian CIOs on hottest technology areas

Win exciting prizes!

Sponsoring Partners

Catch your target customers in a lean-forward mode

Collaborate with leading CIOs to deliver your message through workshops, masterclasses and dialogues

Drive your message through 9.9’s unique intensely engaging formats on a variety of hot enterprise technology areas

Focus Areas

One stop destination for engagement on 11 technology pillars

Application Modernization


Analytics and Data Management

Modern Data Center

Business Continuity & DR

Connectivity & Collaboration

IT Security & Compliance

Internet of Things (IoT)

Process Automation

Data Governance & Privacy

Cloud Services & Technologies

CIO Gurukul 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 for the upcoming digital world. The agenda of the conference will be driven by 11 Technology Pillars that will discuss IT strategies and techniques to address business challenges and tap into opportunities of the future.

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

Tell us what you are excited about?

Which session interests you?

  • CIO Gurukul
  • Kaaryashala
  • Vitarka
  • Samvaad
  • Gurugyan

Topics you want to talk about?

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Data & Analytics
  • Cloud
  • Security

CIO Gurugyan Speakers

Abhishek Gupta

Chief Information Officer & CDO, Dish TV India

Ajay Rambal

Head IT, LG Electronics Co.Limited

Ajay Vernekar

Chief Technology Officer, Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Limited

Ajit Singh Nawale

Head – Information Technology, Mahindra CIE Automotive Limited.

Alok Khanna

Executive Director, Strategic IS , Indian Oil Corporation Limited

Amit Nerurkar

Chief Information Officer , Shalby Hospitals

Amit Waghmare

Group Chief Information Officer , DB Corp Limited

Amol Venkatesh Pai

Chief Technology Officer , State Bank of India

Anand Budholia

Chief Information Officer , Birla Corporation Limited (MP Birla Group)

Anand Hadgonkar

CIO-ASIA , Whirlpool Corporation

Anantha Narayanan

Chief Information Officer , Sundaram Finance Limited

Ananth Subramanian

Executive Vice Pesident and Head IT , Kotak Mutual Fund

Anil Kakkar

Chief Information Officer , Escorts Limited

Anjani Kumar

Chief Information Officer, Strides Pharma

Arindam Singha Roy

Group CIO & CISO, East India Udyog Limited (EIUL)

Arup Chaudhary

Chief Information Officer, Eveready Industries India

Arvind Sivaramakrishnan

Chief Information Officer, Apollo Hospitals

Ashish Bajaj

Chief Technology Officer, DSP Mutual Fund

Ashish Desai

Chief Information Officer, Aditya Birla Group

Ashok Jade

Group Chief Information Officer, Spark Minda

Ashok Nayak

Chief Information officer, Ipca Laboratories Limited

Atul Govil

Chief Transformation Officer, Head (SAP & IT), India Glycols Limited

Byju Joseph

Chief Technology Officer, Future Generali India Life Insurance Company Limited

Chetan Trivedi

Chief Information Officer, Hindustan Zinc (Vendanta Resources)

C Subramanya

Global Chief Technology Officer, Hinduja Global Solutions

Deepak Bhosale

General Manager IT, Asian Paints

Dheeraj Sinha

Global Chief Information Officer, JSW Steel Limited

Dnyaneshwar Gaikwad

Executive Vice President, Edelweiss Financial Services Limited

Dr. Avadhut Parab

Associate Vice President - Information Technology, Global Head Wockhardth Limited

Durgaprasad Swaminathan

Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President, Cholamandalam Investment & Finance

Gyan Pandey

Global and Group CIO, Aurobindo Pharma Limited

Harnath Babu

Chief Information Officer, KPMG India Private Limited

Jitendra Singh

President and Chief Digital Officer, JK Cement Limited

Jyothirlatha B

Chief Technology Officer, Godrej Housing Finance

Kamal Karnatak

Group Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, RJ Corp

KishoreI Hirani

Chief Information Officer, Amara Raja Group

LB Sharma

General Manager - IT, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

Mahesh Kumar Pinnamaneni

Director - IT, Allanasons

Maitrey Modha

Head ICT Technology- AMEA+ANZ, CNH Industrial India Private Limited

Meheriar Patel

Group Chief Information Officer & Digital Solutions, Jeena and Company

M Sivasubramanian

Global Chief Information Officer, VA TECH WABAG

Naveen Gulati

Group Chief Information Officer, Girnar Software SEZ Private Limited (CarDekho.com)

Neeti Wahi

Group Chief Information & Digital Officer, Sterlite Power

N Jayatha Prabhu

Chief Information Officer, ACG Networks

Phiroze Vandrewala

Chief Technology Officer, Yes Bank Limited

Pooraan Jaiswal

Group Chief Information Officer, Entero Healthcare

Puneesh Lamba

Group Chief Information Officer, Shahi Exports

Rajeev Jorapur

Sr VP, Bajaj Auto Limited

Rajeev Mittal

Chief Information Officer, Endurance Technologies Private Limited

Rajeev Pradhan

Chief Information Officer, Wadia Group

Rajesh Uppal

Chief Information Officer, Maruti Suzuki India Limited

Rajiv Arora

Global Head of IT Global Hub, Siemens

Rajiv Kumar Mishra

CIO & Head IT, Hindustan Times

Rakesh Mishra

Chief Information Officer, Vardhaman Textile Group

Ramkumar Mohan

Chief Information Officer, Air Works India Engineering Private Limited

Ritu Madbhavi

Group Chief Information Officer, FCB India

Sachin Gupta

President & Chief Information & Innovation Officer, Usha International

Sanjay Kotha

Joint President & Group CIO, Adani Enterprises

Sanjiv Kumar Jain

Group Chief Information Technology Officer, Krishna Maruti Group

Santosh Nair

Regional Head of IT Partner Management, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Siemens

Shiv Kumar Bhasin

Chief Technology and Operations Officer (CTO/COO), National Stock Exchange of India Limited (a private sector enterprise)

Shobhana Lele

Chief Information Officer, Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company Ltd.

S Raghunatha Reddy

Senior Vice President & Head IT, UTI Mutual Fund

Srinivasa Rao Muppaneni

Group Chief Information Officer, Telangana state cooperative Apex Bank and Andhra Pradesh State Cooperative Bank

Sumit Malhotra

Chief Information Officer and Business Leader, Times Internet

Suresh Kumar

Partner & Chief Information Officer, Grant Thornton India

Venkatesh Natarajan

CDO, Ashok Leyland Limited

Venugopalam Medicherla

Group Vice President - Digital Technology, MSPL Limited (Baldota Group)

Vinay Kargonkar

Vice President & Head - Corporate IT, Larsen & Toubro Limited

Vinay Tyagi

Executive Vice President - Technology (SNOC), Vodafone Idea Limited

Vinod Bhat

Chief Information Officer, Vistara

Vinod Khode

Group Chief Information Officer, Varroc Group

Vinod Sivarama Krishnan

Chief Information Officer, Indus Towers Limited

V Ranganathan Iyer

Group Chief Information Officer & EVP - IT, JBM Group

V Vasudevan

Chief Information Officer, EID Parry

Yogesh Zope

Chief Digital Officer & Senior Vice President, Bharat Forge Ltd (Kalyani Group)

Contact Us For More Details

Vandana Chauhan

+91 99589 84581

Mahantesh Godi

+91 98804 36623


Terms and Conditions

  1. Only India based participants (ITDMs / IT professionals only) will be eligible for prizes.
  2. Employees, and their families, of 9.9 Group and all the sponsors of 22nd Annual CIO&Leader conference, will not be eligible for any prizes.
  3. Participation in the program is voluntary. However, 9.9 reserves the right to restrict participation or reject a participant’s application which is not in conformity with the contest guidelines.
  4. All giveaways under the program, irrespective of the value thereof, are classified as prizes under applicable income tax regulations and receipt of such giveaways by the winners will be reported to the income tax authorities accordingly.
  5. Whenever the value of the prizes, in cash or kind, is in excess of Rs. 10,000 (Rupees Ten Thousand Only) tax would be payable by the winners on the same. 9.9 will gross up for the applicable tax, if any, on prizes and pay the same over to the income tax authorities, on behalf of the winner, in accordance with law. On making it gross up, the amount of prizes will be the value of the prizes plus tax paid thereon by 9.9 which will get added to the income of the recipient to be considered for filing his/her income tax return with income tax authorities.
  6. To facilitate compliance with income tax regulations, all participants becoming eligible for the prizes, as announced, must submit a copy of their PAN card & Aadhaar card details. The PAN and Aadhaar Card details of the winners will be shared with the income tax authorities at the time of payment of applicable tax by 9.9 on behalf of the winners. Tax will get reflected in the 26 AS of the recipient
  7. For the winner of the 1st prize: (i) 9.9 will bear the ex-showroom price (as at the authorised Maruti dealer in Noida, UP) of the Maruti Baleno (Sigma Petrol model), as announced in the program communication, on the day of proforma invoice submitted by the car dealer. This amount will be paid by 9.9 Group to the car dealer, as chosen by the winning participant, on behalf of the winning participant, against a proforma invoice. (ii) The difference in cost between the ex-showroom price and the on road cost of the car at the point of delivery including, but not limited to, road tax, insurance, registration charges, extra accessories etc will be payable exclusively by the winner. (iii) The winner has to claim the prize within 30 days of its announcement. (iv) 9.9 Group Pvt. Ltd. will have the right to demand appropriate documents including not limited to copy of final Tax invoice issued by the car dealer to the winner, copy of the RC of the purchased car etc. from the winner for their records, and to share the same with the relevant government authorities if asked to do so.
  8. Participants may elect to withdraw from the contest upto a period of 48 hours from being declared the winner. In such an event the prize will be awarded to the next successful participant or at the discretion of 9.9 in such manner as may be deemed appropriate.