Mr. Barua was bestowed with the award at the 17th edition of CIO100 Symposium & Awards 2022 hosted by Foundry in Bengaluru
India, 3rd November 2022: Radio City, India’s largest radio network, is at the cusp of digital transformation with the objective of staying ahead of the curve. It is with great pride to announce that Mr. Alok Barua, Chief Innovation Officer – Digital Transformation at Radio City, has been recognized among India’s top 100 CIOs and IT leaders. It was a moment of glory for the radio station at the 17th edition of CIO100 symposium & awards 2022, held at The Leela Bhartiya City in Bengaluru on October 12, 13, and 14, 2022 and organized by Foundry Group (formerly IDG Communications).
Following the pandemic,the wave of digital innovation and intellectual authority has witnessed greater emphasis as CIOs are focusing on enhancing security as well as IT operations and business leaders are swiftly moving towards digital transformation. Radio City has been at the vanguard of integrating digital solutions along with radio and the gradual growth strategy for the organization is based on ‘Radigitalization’. This recognition of Mr. Alok Barua is a testament to the business excellence and paramount digital innovation of Radio City. Mr. Barua has excelled in his role of creating a robust digital business strategy for Radio City and contributes to an increase in digital revenue share. His extensive expertise in large media/broadcast firms, internet security, and the digital portal sector over the last two decades has earned him this valor. This eminentaward in technology not only recognizes Radio City’s outstanding commercial achievements but also propels the company’s accelerative positioning for success.
Mr. Ashit Kukian, CEO of Radio City, said,“It is a celebratory moment at Radio City as our Chief Innovation Officer, Mr. Alok Barua hasbagged the prestigious title of top 100 CIOs by a prominent platform. His expertise and industry know-how has supported Radio City in its digital revolution journey driven by Radigitalization.Radio City has the best in class leaders who bring in their expertise and their innovative feat continues to aid the company’s growth. Recognitions such as this showcase the strength of Radio City as an organization that is swiftly pacing towards evolution led by digital transformation.”
Expressingdelighton the recognition, Mr. Alok Barua, Chief Innovation Officer – Digital Transformation, Radio City,said,“IT has always played the role of being a support function to any business, but the pandemic changed the phenomenon of conducting business from anywhere and cyber security has taken center stage. Organizations are taking a digital-first approach and IT has become a mainstream business strategy for most businesses. CIOs have always emphasized the importance of creating a robust digital infrastructure and COVID added fuel to its progress. I am stoked to be awarded as India’s top 100 CIOs by a recognized platform such as Foundry and this acknowledgment is truly astounding. I am assertive that my contributions will continue to support the IT industry and Radio City in its growth journey.”
Since 1964, Foundry has contributed to every major technological advancement. Foundry helps organizations realize their objectives by combining media, marketing tools, and proprietary data.CIO 100 is the recognized benchmark of excellence in enterprise IT and is regarded as the “Oscars” of the Indian IT sector. This proud tradition of celebrating CIOs began in the United States over three decades ago and is now a globally acclaimed annual event.