About The Conference

The upcoming 24th CIO&Leader Conference is a highly awaited annual event that brings together 100 influential CIOs of India to tackle pressing business challenges and explore how technology can help overcome them.

This year's theme will be focused on "Future of Business" with insightful talks, solution focused workshops and knowledge sharing discussions.

The theme is particularly relevant in the current business scenario, as it highlights the pivotal role of technology in driving business innovation, enhancing organizational efficiency, and fostering growth.

The conference agenda will center on leveraging the benefits of emerging technologies such as AI, Cloud, and Data to transform the future of businesses. The conference will also spotlight the criticality of information security for mitigating potential threats and risks.

At the 24th CIO&Leader Conference India’s top 100 CIOs and 100 future CIOs will jointly contribute to develop a strategic advisory document titled "The Future of Business." This document will offer CEOs precise and actionable recommendations on implementing the right technology interventions to shape the future of their businesses.

This document will be sent to 1,000+ CEOs of India Inc., making it a potent tool for shaping the future of business in the country.

  • When: 3rd-5th Aug 2023

  • Where: Jaypee Palace Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra

Key Highlights

Only CIO conference to provide CEOs’ technology roadmap for business transformation

Outcome-driven community engagement model that harnesses collective knowledge and collaborative effort to develop advisory document for CEOs of India Inc., titled Future of Business

India’s largest platform to showcase tech talent – 14th edition of the Awards Night for NEXT100 – India’s only community-driven program to identify 100 future CIOs

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India’s only platform to honour veteran CIOs – 5th edition of CIO&Leader Samman

Agenda Highlights

  • Keynote Addresses

    Business and technology leaders to stir your thoughts and set the right intellectual ambience. Past keynote speakers include, Sanjiv Puri, MD & CEO, ITC Ltd, Sh. Gaur Gopal Das, Lifestyle Coach & Motivational Guru, Harish Manwani, Global COO, Unilever, Prakash Iyer, Motivational Speaker & Leadership Coach, Anand Kumar, Founder, Super30, Arun Suri, Former Communication & IT Minister

  • Collaborative Sessions

    Roundtables, panel discussions, workshops and other interactive formats where CIOs and industry representatives will share ideas, insights and harness solution thinking

  • Future of Business Cafe

    Our proven conversation format that goes deep into challenges, priorities, and future plans of CIOs in focused technology/ application areas

  • 14th NEXT100 Awards Ceremony

    Grand Finale of India’s only program to identify future CIOs – awards night hosted at the 24th Annual CIO&Leader conference

  • 5th CIO&Leader Samman

    The only program in India to honor veteran CIOs, chosen by a jury of renowned erstwhile CIOs

  • Music Concert by Antariksh

    Boogie to the music of Antariksh – amplify the spirit of celebration with energetic music and hit the floor with good company and great vibes

  • Sufi Night by Fareed Hasan

    Relax to the mellifluous notes of renowned classical vocalist of Dilli Gharana post hectic discussions and workshops

  • The Taj by Moonlight

    Soak in the resplendent beauty of Taj Mahal beside the shimmering Yamuna on a moonlit night

Keynote Speakers

  • Sanjiv Puri

    Chairman & MD

  • Shri Gaur Gopal Das

    Life Coach

  • Harish Manwani

    Senior Operating Partner, The Blackstone Group & Former Global COO, Unilever

  • Prakash Iyer

    Former Managing Director
    Kimberly-Clark Lever

  • Sjoerd Marijne

    Former Coach Indian women's National Hockey Team

  • Ray Hammond

    Keynote Speaker

  • Shishir Hattangadi

    Baroda Cricket Association

  • Anand kumar

    Educationalist, Mathematician & Founder
    Super 30 program

  • Dr. Harri Ketamo

    Founder & Chairman

  • Sean Moffitt

    Partner & Managing Director

  • Bhawani Singh Shekhawat

    CEO and Trustee - UK/Europe The Akshaya Patra Foundation

  • Jayant Sinha

    Former Minister
    Finance & Civil Aviation

  • Shivshankar Menon

    Served as National Security Adviser to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

  • Vinod Rai

    Former CAG

  • Arun Shourie

    Former Minister
    Communications & Information Technology

  • Jayaram Ramesh

    Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha

  • Roger Fisk

    Former Director Scheduling & Advance, U.S.Department of Commerce & Former Lead Advance Associate, The White House

  • Gerry Pennel

    Head of Technology Manchester University, Former CIO for London Olympic Games

  • Hamish Taylor

    Former CEO Sainsburys Bank & CEO of Eurostar Group

  • Prof. Toby Walsh

    Chief Scientist
    AI Institute of UNSW Sydney

  • Dr. Pramod Varma

    Chief Technology Officer
    EkStep Foundation
    (Ex-Chief Architect Aadhaar & India Stack)

  • Shireesh Joshi

    Chief Business Officer
    Open Network for Digital commerce (ONDC)

  • Meenakshi Burra

    CDO (HUL) and Vice President - Data, Technology & Business Services (South Asia)

  • Pradeepta Mishra

    Author of 8 books, 12 Patents & Startup Mentor
    AI/ML Leader

  • Akhilesh Tuteja

    Global Head - Cyber Security Consulting & India Head - Digital Consulting

Confirmed Delegates

  • Abhijit Bhalerao

    CIO - Lifestyle Business

  • Abhijit Chakravarty

    SVP - IT
    HDFC Bank

  • Abhinav Srivastava

    Daimler India Commercial Vehicles

  • Abhishek Gupta

    CIO & CDO

  • Ajay Vernekar

    SBI Life Insurance Company

  • Ajitsingh Nawale

    Head - IT
    CIE Automotive India Limited

  • Amit Kapil

    Group CTO
    Caparo Engineering India

  • Amit Pradhan

    VP - IT & CIO
    Dixon Technologies

  • Anand Sinha

    CIO & Global Head - IT

  • Anantha Padmanabha

    CTO & General Manager - IT
    Karnataka Bank

  • Anil Kakkar

    Escorts Kubota

  • Ankit Goenka

    SVP & Head Customer Experience
    Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company

  • Apurva Dalal

    Adani Green Energy

  • Arvind Koul

    Global Head - IT Infrastructure & Security
    Uno Minda Group

  • Ashish Bansal

    Director/Sr. Principal, Global Products & Technology Operations Leader

  • Ashok Jade

    Group Chief Information Officer
    Kirloskar Brothers Limited

  • Atanu Pramamic

    VP - IT & COO
    RPSG Ventures

  • Atul Bansal

    Group CIO
    Gateway Distriparks (former Gateway Rail Freight)

  • Awita Badonia

    Head - IT
    Nokia Solutions & Network India

  • Ayan De

    Head - Business Technology & Infrastructure
    HDFC Life Insurance Company

  • Bhalchandra Ghanekar

    Director - IT
    Angel One

  • C Subramanya

    President & Global CTO
    SagilityHealth (formerly HGS Healthcare)

  • CK Prasad

    Executive Director
    RailTel Corporation of India

  • Chandan Sinha

    Group CIO
    Jindal Saw

  • Chandresh Dedhia

    Group CIO
    API Holdings

  • Chetan Trivedi

    Hindustan Zinc

  • Chitti Babu

    Group CIO
    Aurobindo Pharma

  • Debanjan Banerjee

    Pernod Ricard

  • Debashis Singh

    Persistent Systems

  • Deepak Sengupta

    Shyam Metalics & Energy

  • Deepak Sharma

    President & CDO
    Kotak Mahindra Bank

  • Deonath Yadav

    Senior Director - IT
    Jubilant Ingrevia

  • Dhaval Pandya

    Corporate CIO
    Piramal Enterprises

  • Dinesh Talniya

    APL Apollo Tubes

  • Dr Sandip Pradhan

    Exide Industries Limited

  • Dwaipayan Ghosh

    VP - IT & Head - SAP Services
    GMR Group

  • G Venkateshwaran

    VP - IT & Digital Solutions
    JSW Steel

  • Gyan Pandey

    Head - Digital/CDO

  • Hariharan Iyer

    Group Chief Information Officer

  • Harnath Babu

    KPMG India

  • Harshad Mengle

    Aditya Birla Capital

  • Jai Daga

    VP - IT
    Sony Pictures Networks India

  • Jaiprasad Naidu

    Vice President -Information Technology
    Micro Labs

  • Jayant Gupta

    Executive Director - IS
    Hindustan Petroleum Corp

  • Jitendra Mishra

    Akums Group

  • Jitendra Singh

    JK Cement

  • Kalilur Rahman

    Director - IT
    A Leading Global Pharma

  • Kapil Mahajan

    Global Chief Information & Technology Officer
    Allcargo Logistics

  • Kapil Mehrotra

    Dhanuka Agritech

  • Kaustubh Dabral

    Global CIO
    Dabur India

  • Kiran Belsekar

    Executive Vice President - CISO & IT
    Governance Aegon Life

  • Kishore Hirani

    Amara Raja Batteries

  • Kopal Sarin Raj

    VP - IT & India CIO
    Wabtec Corporation

  • Kripadyuti Sarkar

    Group CIO
    Ambuja Neotia Group

  • LB Sharma

    GM - IT

  • Liton Nandy

    Executive Director - IS
    Indian Oil Corporation

  • M Surya Rao

    Head - IT
    Jindal Steel & Power

  • Mahesh Patil

    SVP - IT
    Axis Bank

  • Makarand Sawant

    VP - IT
    Sahyadri Hospitals

  • Manish Grover

    Executive Director - Strategic IS & IS
    Indian Oil Corporation

  • Manoranjan Kumar

    Shree Cement

  • Mayank Bhargava

    Chief Information & Digital Officer
    Fortis Healthcare

  • Mayuresh Purandare

    Head - IT Infrastructure & Security

  • Mehjabeen Taj Aalam

    Raychem RPG

  • Munender Soparna

    Chief Information Digital Officer
    Dr Lal Pathlabs

  • Naresh Sharma

    Group CIO
    LNG Bhilwara Group

  • Naveen Gulati

    VP - Technology & Head - IT

  • Navin Nathani

    General Manager & Head - IT, Transformation & Value Creation
    Hindalco Industries

  • Neeti Wahi

    Group Chief Information & Digital Officer
    Sterlite Power

  • O P Singh

    JTEKT India

  • Padmabhushan Bahadure

    IDBI Bank

  • Pankaj Kankar

    CTPO - AJIO, Fashion & Lifestyle
    Reliance Retail

  • Parveen Dhingra

    Cairn India (Vedanta Group)

  • Pawan Kumar Roy

    ArcelorMittal Global

  • Pranay Singh

    SVP - IT
    Svatantra Microfin (Aditya Birla Group)

  • Puneesh Lamba

    Shahi Exports

  • Pushkar Rege


  • R Anand Laxshmivarahan

    Group Chief Digital & Information Officer
    Jubilant Bhartia Group

  • Rahul Chopra

    Director & Head of Digital
    PNB MetLife India Insurance Company

  • Rahul Sharma

    Tata Projects

  • Rahul Vaidya

    CIO - Wholesale
    Piramal Capital & Housing Finance

  • Rajat Yadav

    Head - IT

  • Rajeev Pradhan

    Wadia Group

  • Rajeev Taneja

    Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India

  • Rajesh Uppal

    Senior Executive Director (HR & IT)
    Maruti Suzuki India

  • Rajiv Sharaf

    Head - IT
    Torrent Power

  • Rajkumar Ayyella

    KEC International

  • Ramesh Narayaswamy

    Aditya Birla Capital

  • Ramesh Yadav

    Head - IT
    Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital

  • Ravi Shankar Srivastava

    Patanjali Foods

  • Roshan A

    Senior GM - Information Security & Infra
    Healthcare Global Enterprises

  • Rupesh Nain

    CIO - Natural Resources
    Adani Enterprises

  • S Raghunatha Reddy

    EVP & Head - IT
    UTI Mutual Fund

  • Sajeev Maheshwari

    Executive Director - IT

  • Sandeep Dewangan

    Group CIO

  • Sandeep Hirenarti

    Senior General Manager - IT
    Shree Renuka Sugars

  • Sanjay Aggarwal

    Chief Technology Officer
    India Yamaha Motor

  • Sanjay Prasad


  • Sanjay Rao

    President, Group CIO & Head - Shared Services

  • Sarveswara Rao Devana

    GM & Head - IT
    Mobis India

  • Satyavrat Mishra

    Vice President & Head - Corporate IT
    Godrej Industries

  • Sekar S

    Karur Vysya Bank

  • Sivasubramanian M

    Welspun Corp

  • Srinivas KRD

    Chief Digital & Information Officer
    Nayara Energy

  • Subhash Shelke

    Essar Steel

  • Sudhir Kanvinde

    Supreme Industries

  • Sumit Garg

    Piramal Pharma Solutions

  • Sunil Prabhu

    Head - Engineering
    Godrej Capital

  • Sushil Meher

    Head - Health IT

  • Umacharan Singh

    CEAT India

  • Umesh Mehta

    CIO & President
    PI Industries

  • V Ranganathan Iyer

    Group CIO & EVP - IT
    JBM Group

  • Vasudevan Vimalan

    EID Parry (India)

  • Vikas Sharma

    Head IT & CISO
    Aditya Birla Group

  • Vinay Khargonkar

    VP & Head - Corporate IT
    Larsen & Toubro

  • Vininder Baweja

    Chief Digital & Information Officer
    Saint-Gobain India

  • Vinod Bhat

    CIO & Chief Ethics Counsellor
    Tata SIA Airlines

  • Vinod Gopinathan

    Ashok Leyland

  • Vinod Khode

    Group CIO
    Varroc Engineering

  • Vinod Sivarama Krishnan

    Indus Towers

  • Vipin Kumar

    Global CIO
    Uflex Ltd

  • Vishal Jain

    Head - IT Infra & Security
    Del Monte Foods

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Who Should Attend

  • Chief Information Officer

  • President IT

  • Chief Technology Officer

  • Senior Director/Director IT

  • Chief Digital Officer

  • SVP/Vice President - Information Technology

Why You Should Attend

  • Influence the CEOs of India Inc by creating a dossier of strategic technologies that are driving the Future of Business

  • Be the co-author of the Future of Business Book that will be sent to 1000+ CEOs of India inc.

  • Engage with marquee speakers and industry experts

  • Learn and share insights with peers in exciting engagement formats

  • Indulge in the immortal beauty of Taj on a moonlit night

  • Unwind, Energise, Engage


  • AI

    - Scaling an AI project from pilot (POC) to production

    - Beyond aspirations: Setting realistic AI goals

    - Will AI replace human experience and intelligence?

  • Cloud

    - Managing digital infrastructure

    - The cloud conundrum: Balancing performance, reliability, and cost

    - Is my cloud architecture future ready?

    - Re-factoring your applications: Leveraging containers, microservices and APIs

  • Data

    - Optimizing your DataOps: Addressing challenges of volume, velocity, variety, variability, veracity of data

    - Governing your data for compliance and risk management

    - Measuring and optimizing data strategy performance

  • Security

    - Securing the borderless enterprise

    - DevSecOps and security supply chain

    - Ensuring continuous compliance

    - The challenge of security orchestration

    - Evolving to next-gen security practices

    - Fostering a strong cybersecurity culture: Strategies for building employee awareness and engagement


Keynote Sessions

Learn from the leaders leveraging next-generation technology to drive transformation and innovation

Business Alignment Workshop

CIO role-play to drive business function outcomes by the strategic use of technology

Future of Business Tech Guide

Co-create, along with 100 CIOs, the advisory that will be shared with 1,000 CEOs & 500 CIOs of India Inc.

Case-study Workshops

Immerse in real-world use cases to address specific technology-related challenges and opportunities

Future of Business Cafe

A tool based on the philosophy of conversational leadership, allowing conversations that matter and facilitating the exchange of valuable insights and perspectives

Speed Dating

A fun and effective way to break the ice and get to know your fellow CIOs for a camaraderie-filled stay

Roundtable Discussions

Most influential technologists discuss and recommend the finest tactics for implementing technology to help businesses move forward

Panel Discussions

Structured conversations where experts share their perspectives on emerging trends and essential technological foundations to drive business innovation and create competitive differentiation

Awards & Honours

This segment of the event includes the 14th NEXT100 Awards Ceremony and the 5th CIO&Leader Samman felicitation


A property amid lush green lawns with exotic flora and fauna
Deewane-khas conference hall
Lobby area
Property restaurant
Room balcony
Sky view of the property

Contact us

For Partnerships :

  • Vaibhav Kumar

    +91 97176 74460