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-6th 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

Past 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

Delegates of 23RD CIO&LEADER Conference


    Chief Technology Officer
    State Bank of India


    President & Group CIO
    Reliance Industries

  • Atanu Pramanic

    Joint President & Chief Information Officer

    Hindalco Industries

  • Dipak Nair

    Chief Technology Officer

    Tata AIG

  • Edsel Pereira

    Group VP - IT

    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

  • Kirti Patil

    Joint President - IT & CTO

    Kotak Life Insurance Company


    Executive Director (IS)
    Indian Oil Corporation Limited

  • Peethambaran Thankappan

    Executive Director (IS & Digital Business)


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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

Past Sponsors

Contact us

For Partnerships :

  • Vaibhav Kumar

    +91 97176 74460