Amrrut Urrkude, GM – IT, SAP & Corporate HR Shubhalakshmi Polyesters Ltd.
Redefined CIO role
Previously IT Head/CIO’s roles was confined to being a delivery head, Technology Implementer & IT Infrastructure Management. But now a days , CIO’s role is like One of the Key Business Leader and directly involved in business growth, Cost reductions, Influencer , Business controller with IT resource management. In some companies CIO’s also have the responsibility of recruitment and I believe that He/She will recruit the RIGHT PEOPLE with RIGHT JOBS. He closely monitors the Policy , take the risks and define the strategy to maintain the business balance. He plays the Change agent role and in many cases part of the Decision maker. He guides the organization in DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION and closely interacts with various stake holders of the organizations.
Innovations & ROI
As a CIO, implementing new solutions and innovations are the major roles. There are many solutions, APPs available in market. Selection of products and vendors which suits your business is the major part. CIO always needs to update with market by attending seminar, webinar events and always hunt for the cost effective solutions. Recently we redefined the SAP Data center Landscape and saved huge Man hours due to performance issue. i.e Optimization of IT resources . We hand implemented new Solution on DIGITAL Signature, E-way Bill and ASP/GSP which save a lot of man hours and saved the cost. It also reduced duplication of works and reduced human errors. Now we are working on HR solutions , Fiory and Process Atomization . We believe that these solutions give us a fast ROI and Better business control.
As a CIO office, we prepare an IT Roadmap for a year and decide the priorities according to the budget and business requirements. This year we have plans of IT Security Audits, IT Infrastructure upgrdation, HR Solutions, EXIM Solutions, FIORY or Mobiles Apps & SAP Enhancement. We will start the SAP HANA evaluations.
“We select the Products and vendors, those are already working with similar industries. As your business grows, your strategy needs to evolve to suit your changed circumstances. Aligning IT with business is the major roles I have to play as a CIO.”
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