IDC Launches Inaugural 'CIO Networking Day' in Mauritius
13 Aug 2015
International Data Corporation (IDC) has formally launched its inaugural series of CIO Networking Days, with the first installment taking place today at Le Meridien Ile Maurice in Mauritius. Aimed at facilitating a deeper appreciation of the role that emerging IT solutions can play in delivering enhanced business value, the event was hosted under the esteemed patronage of the country's Ministry of Technology, Communication, and Innovation.
"Driven by the rapid transformation of the technology landscape and the increasingly dominant role being played by ICT within their organizations, the CIO community in Mauritius is facing up to a new range of challenges that were simply not part of the job description just a year or two ago," says Jyoti Lalchandani, vice president and regional managing director at IDC Middle East, Africa, and Turkey. "And with lines of business increasingly bypassing IT departmental budgets and controls in their quest to implement the very latest in mobility, cloud, analytics, and social technologies, it is becoming critical for CIOs to have a clearer understanding of how the delivery of technology can support overarching business objectives."
"The need for organizations to evolve the products and services they rely on while simultaneously improving operational efficiencies will remain a central leadership challenge," continues Lalchandani. "And for ICT executives, the ability to rapidly correlate IT project spending with critical business priorities is becoming a prerequisite for success. In an ideal scenario, CIOs should clearly identify the strategic business benefits the organization is striving to achieve and accordingly identify the business value of the projects they undertake. The simple matter is that IT plans must now encompass strong business justifications, not only IT-related metrics that examine the delivery of application in isolation."
Such strategies sat at the center of today's agenda, with the assembled ICT executives hearing the latest thoughts on technology transformation from Dan Faugoo, Executive Director of the National Computer Board of Mauritius, and Ranoo Patil Hunma, Senior Manager of State Informatics Limited (SIL). A host of senior IDC vice presidents and other widely respected industry thought leaders were also on hand, taking part in a series of insightful panel discussions on driving pervasive agility and IT innovation, leveraging technology infrastructure to drive business success, and turning innovation into a business technology competency.
Ensuring the very latest technologies were covered at the event, IDC was delighted to have partnered with the National Computer Board as ICT partner, SIL as Strategic Partner, and Simplivity, Samsung, and Westcon as Gold Partners. For more information, please contact Ms. Ronita Bhattacharjee, associate vice president for conferences at IDC Middle East, Africa, and Turkey, on +971 4 391 2747 or at email@example.com. You can also visit www.idc-cema.com/ciodaysmau2015.
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