CIO Klub Pune Chapter kicks off ops, plans sponsored CIO events
After the success of its Mumbai and Delhi Chapters, the CIO Klub has
now chosen Pune for its next chapter. The CIO
Chapter was officially launched on May 19, 2010, with
members as part of the association. CIO Klub Pune will also cover the
rest of Maharashtra (excluding Mumbai). "Having CIOs from the rest of
Maharashtra is among the association's core objectives. We aim to cover
Maharashtra's industrial belts like Chakan, Nashik, etc apart from
major cities like Nagpur and Kolhapur," says Kishore Daryanani, the
general manager of information systems for Alfa Laval India and a
member of CIO Klub Pune's managing committee.
We want to provide a common platform to all the CIOs across Maharashtra, where they can raise their voices and concerns
general manager of information systemsAlfa Laval India
The Governing body of CIO Klub Pune Chapter consists of seven members.
Anil Khopkar, the vice president of MIS for Bajaj Auto will serve as
the President, while Shreesh Patwardhan, the vice president of IT for
Dynamic Logistics will be the vice president. Other members of the
managing committee include Kishore Daryanani as the secretary and
Yogesh Zope, the vice president of IT services at Bharat Forge as the
joint secretary. Sunil Pawar, the DGM-IT of Tata Johnson will act as
the treasurer. Other members of CIO Klub Pune Chapter's governing body
include Utpala Joshi, the internal audit controller of Zensar
Technologies and Rajendra Erande, the director of technology for Pune
Municipal Corporation. The association plans to add two more people
within its governing body.
Talking about the CIO Klub Pune Chapter's objectives, Daryanani says,
"We want to provide a common platform to all the CIOs across
Maharashtra, where they can raise their voices and concerns. The CIO
Klub Pune Chapter will also help us in having interactions with service
providers and vendors, which can further help in improving services by
communicating expectations." He adds, "There are other tier II
companies which are generally not selected by the CIO due to
apprehensions. We will test and certify such companies so that CIOs
have wider options."
As part of CIO Klub Pune
annual agenda, the association plans to come up with nine sponsored
events during 2010. Council meetings will be held on a fortnightly
basis, and the annual fees will be Rs 1300. "Initially, CIO Klub Pune
will have fortnightly meetings, as the group is new and many things
have to be planned. Once we are settled, we will have monthly meetings.
Innovative measures will also be planned in order to retain attendance
during these meetings," informs Daryanani. After Pune, the CIO Klub
plans to open Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Hyderabad Chapters by
the end of 2010.