Sourcing Shoguns by Canon

By CIO Aug 25th 2017

The Sourcing Shoguns CIO 100 Special Award is designed to honor  enterprises that have demonstrated outstanding performance in utilizing third-party IT services to make business operations cost-effective and agile.

  • The Sourcing Shoguns Award is designed to honor the enterprises that have demonstrated outstanding performance in utilizing third-party IT services to make business operations cost-effective and agile.

  • Kazutada Kobayashi, CEO and President, Canon India, unveiling The Sourcing Shoguns award, presented to executives who have defined, implemented and managed relationships with service providers, demonstrating best practices, contributing toward their organization’s overall success.

  • Rajiv Gerela, VP-Global Technology, Deutsche Bank, won the award for effecting an implementation involving multi location, multi department change in printing model, in a secure seamless manner.

  • Aniruddha Paul, CTO, Exide Life Insurance won the award for a transformative project around IT outsourcing of the service desk, end point management, IT security monitoring and DCIM.

  • D.C.Shah, GM-IT of Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation, won the award for a seamless file tracking and monitoring system, which automates the process of managing files and documents.

  • Nafees Ahmed, CIO of Indiabulls Housing Finance won the award for simplifying the cumbersome home loan process based on Aadhaar Authentication in a completely secure environment.

  • Vinay Khargonkar, Group CIO of Larsen & Toubro, won the award for implementing an optimal use of Workforce Performance Builder to assess and streamline operations.

  • Dr. John J Cherian, IT Head of Philips India, won the award for connecting warehouses across India with secure printing technology.

  • Vijay Bhaskar, DGM-IT and CIO of Visa Steel, won the award for integrating document tracking system to provide means to incorporate standard physical document filing practices electronically.

  • The proud winners of the Canon Sourcing Shogun Award, display their trophies, with Kazitada Kobayashi, CEO and President, Canon India (fifth from left).

One of the secrets to humanity's success as species is the knowledge that we cannot accomplish all that we need to do without working together. It's by calling on the expertise of others that we have overcome history's worst episodes. As IT leaders in one of the world's fastest growing countries, Indian CIOs know this.
Today, CIOs are moving beyond the walls of their organizations and are partnering with providers to access new technologies and services. Outsourcing also helps meet other business agendas. It can accelerate transformation, help better manage skills, improve IT's focus on more critical areas and possibly lower operating costs. All of these create faster, leaner and smarter businesses that flourish in today's and tomorrow's marketplace. That makes the CIOs ability to find, manage and grow right partner relationships key to the success of their business.
As a leader in the managed print services space, Canon knows the importance of recognizing leaders with this skill. In the Sourcing Shogun Special Awards Canon, in association with CIO, awards Indian organizations that have defined, implemented and managed relationships with outsourced services.
This slideshow showcases the sourcing shoguns of 2016.

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