NEXT100 CIO 2020 Award

I was humbled and honored to have received the prestigious NEXT100 “India’s Future CIOs” Award 2020 during a virtual event held on 18th Dec 2020 and be amongst the Top 100 Future CIO elite club of India. ( The NEXT100, in its Eleventh edition this year, is India’s only award that recognizes the achievements of senior IT managers and identifies prospective leaders.

NEXT100 is an annual awards program instituted by ITNext magazine and the 9.9 Group that aims to identify 100 experienced IT managers who have the skills, talent, and spirit to become CIOs. The awards process invites aspirants to self-nominate themselves for consideration and qualification for the award. The final selection and nomination of the NEXT100 award recipients is made by a prestigious committee of experienced technology and business leaders who constitute the NEXT100 jury. The jury members review and evaluate applicants on career accomplishments, professional expertise, skills, and potential to be a CIO.

More than the award, I am really looking forward to being part of the elite group of leaders and the platform to learn from each other.

Thanks to Jury members, 9DOT9 Team, and Committee members for considering my contribution and work for the award.

Thank you Abhay JuvekarRajesh Makhija & Niraj Vaidya for your support in the journey.

What could be a better way to end 2020 !!!


Biren Parekh