Dibyendu Baral: An Innovative Change Maker, Leading With Diligence & Futuristic Approach | CEOInsights Magazine
  • Dibyendu Baral, Chief Innovation & Digital Officer

    Dibyendu Baral, Chief Innovation & Digital Officer

  • Today, the word innovation has gained momentum in every sphere of the business world. From marketing to sales, product design to manufacturing, customer service to customer engagement, almost every aspect of a business needs an innovative mind to help attain its goal while sustaining in the current dynamic business environment. Especially in the digital era, every organization cannot immerse deep into the innovation index and offer (online) services without a strategic mind. Hence, there is a dire need for industry experts to bring innovative digital transformation to an organization. In our quest of recognizing leaders who are driving success with innovation, we found Dibyendu Baral (Chief Innovation & Digital Officer, Senco Gold & Diamonds), a maven who is ensuring breakthroughs and improvements in the existing offerings at Senco Gold & Diamonds.

  • Dibyendu Baral: An Innovative Change Maker, Leading With Diligence & Futuristic Approach

Driving Organizations to Growth with Innovation

By: Deepshikha Singh, Editor

Today, innovation is a core strategy goal for many organizations. However, without a clear leader at the helm to ensure innovation is supported across the organization, innovation can flounder in the real business environment.

The Changing Role of a Chief Investment Officer in the Post Pandemic Situation

By: Sambasivan G, CFO, Tata Sky

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10 Best Chief Innovation Officers - 2021

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Innovation Is The Key Factor For Fintech To Keep The Pace Going

By: Manish Bhatia, President - Technology, Analytics & Capabilities, Lendingkart

During the dotcom boom from 1995 to 2000s, then commerce startups like Amazon, eBay, PayPal, were able to build businesses and scale them on an already available payment infrastructure. India is unique in that sense, where the financial and

  • 10 Best Chief Innovation Officers - 2021

    From managing the process of innovation in a business to recognizing the innovative ideas of business people, a Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) works for both internal and external business operations. The CIO's work also includes performing of management role for identifying innovative development strategies, business opportunities and new technologies. In thorough discussion with the business leaders, a CIO forms new verticals and architectures with business partners, new business models and new industry segments. For breakthrough innovations, the CIO exhibits skills in leadership, network creation, development idea-generating, and building and managing a successfully performing innovation process. In collaboration with every level of the business organization, he/she conducts research and development teams for ensuring that skills and knowledge align with a customer's requisite.

    During the development phase of the ideas, a CIO works with managers of product and marketing for fast movement of products/services to the customer end and in turn generates revenue through return on investment. When there are shortages in funding, a chief innovation officer also collaborates with the senior professionals for gathering funds and business strategy setups.

    In recent times, businesses are accelerating their growth and creating new opportunities which foster innovation from the existing business programs and extending the innovation approach with the help of chief innovation officers. In this diverse role of innovation, companies find it difficult to progress with existing business ideas, and the CIOs intervene with experience and visions. In this issue of the CEO Insights magazine, a list of `10 Best Chief Innovation Officers - 2021' is crafted by a team of industry veterans, CEOs and VCs and the CEO Insights magazine editorial team, thus delivering inspiring stories and expertise of the officers in innovation.

10 Best Chief Innovation Officers - 2021

Company Logo Company Name Company Management Company Description
HCL TechnologiesHCL Technologies Ajay Zalpuri,Chief Innovation Officer Ajay came on-board HCL in 2008 and has played a key role in its growth story so far
Senco Gold & DiamondsSenco Gold & Diamonds Dibyendu Baral,Chief Innovation & Digital Officer He has 25 years of extensive experience in digital, technology, and innovation, and has worked with Tech Mahindra and KMPG prior to joining Senco in 2017
Clayfin TechnologiesClayfin Technologies Karthik Raman,Chief Innovation Officer Karthik has over 22 years of techno-commercial experience in the IT industry and specializes in strategic technology initiatives, new product research, program design, and product management & development areas
Panasonic IndiaPanasonic India Manish Misra,Chief Innovation Officer Manish has been associated with Panasonic with over three years now, prior to which he worked with HID Global and IBM at diverse leadership roles
Algo LegalAlgo Legal Rasmeet Charya,Chief Innovation Officer A dual qualified UK and India lawyer with over 20 years of collective litigation, LPO, legal and corporate compliance experience, Rasmeet specializes in corporate compliance, legal design consulting, design thinking for legal services, customized legal process and tool development
PixxelPixxel Richa Hukumchand,Chief Innovation Officer An IIT Bombay alumnus with close to two decades of extensive experience in R&D on cutting edge technologies for the defense and agri-tech industries.
Bloom ValueBloom Value Sampoorna Hegde,Co-founder & Chief Innovative Officer Holding an Executive PGDM in Business Analytics, she has been a sports person since childhood and has won 15 International gold medals for India, and even led the Indian Throwball team as captain
ZiniosEdge Software TechnologiesZiniosEdge Software Technologies Shivakumar M.N,Chief Innovation Officer He has 35 years of Software Development experience in specialized areas such as Enterprise Resource Planning, Point of Sales, Business Process Management, e-Commerce, Digital Imaging and more
First Credit ServicesFirst Credit Services Umed Kejariwal,Associate VP - Product Management, Digital & Innovation An IIT Kharagpur alumnus with 15 years of extensive experience in Innovation, Digital Transformation, Product Management, Business and Technology Consulting and Data Management using cutting edge technologies
Deloitte IndiaDeloitte India Vinayak Muzumdar,Chief Information Officer & Chief Confidentiality Officer Vinayak boasts of a 25+ years long career during which he has worked with companies such as GTL, Aditya Birla Group, Siemens, and Deloitte

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