Women CIOs discuss digital leadership at Dell EMC event

Chief Information Officers (CIOs) from telecom and information technology (IT) companies participated in a discussion on digital leadership and inclusive culture organised by FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) and Dell EMC.
India woman CIOsNeena Pahuja, director general at ERNET India, Department of Electronics & IT (DeitY), MC&IT, Govt. of India; Harmeen Mehta, global CIO and head of digital – Airtel; Seema Gaur, executive VP & head – IT, IFFCO Tokio GIC and Anupreet Lamba – VP – Digital Technology(USA) Bank of America, attended the discussion.

“Digital technology and several recent government policies are playing significant role in empowering women in a big way. Technology is also helping women feel secure at work place as well on the street, ” said Neena Pahuja, director general, National Research and Education Network (ERNET).

“Digital transformation is not really about technologies. Existing digital technologies are accessible to all companies. The key is using these technologies to find value at the new frontiers of business,” said Bharti Airtel’s Global CIO Harmeen Mehta.

“Encouraging and empowering women in the workforce is something the country needs to take up on a war footing, most corporates now a days do want more women in the workforce,” said Seema Gaur, executive VP and head – IT,   IFFCO Tokio GIC.

“Women are more productive compared to their male counterparts,”  said Anupreet Lamba – VP – Digital Technology (USA) Bank of America.

“Women make up a half of potential human capital available in any economy. The efficient use of this talent pool is a key driver of competitiveness,” said Pinky Reddy, president, FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) speaking on the occasion.

Rajesh Janey, president and managing director, India Enterprise, Dell EMC was also present at the event.

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