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Save the dateNovember 22, 202010:45 AM - 12:15 PMGMT +05:30
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CIOs of India (powered by ISMF) have always been at the forefront of adding value to the Tech community.

Founded in 1996, we have come a long way, building on our roots to provide selfless service to our fraternity members. As a gratitude to our grand past and the passionate support, we have continued to get in our initiatives, we began a lecture series in the memory of our forum's founder president Late S.R. Balasubramanian. This lecture by Padma Shri awardee Dr. Sunita Narain is on a topic of utmost importance to our generation and our future generations, covering Sustainable Development, Water Conservation, Climate Change, Ecological Issues, and more.

About Shri S.R. Balasubramanian: founder president of ISMF (CIOs of India) was one of India's most valuable, recognized CIO. Besides holding several senior positions across a broad spectrum of organizations, he had set up this entity as India's first non-profit association for technology professionals.

About Padma Shri Dr. Sunita Narain: Noted writer and environmental campaigner, recognized by TIME magazine in 2016 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. She has kindly consented to be the speaker in this session.

Well known for her contribution to building a strong and vibrant movement for water literacy in the country, she is currently the Director-General of the Centre for Science and Environment and Editor of the fortnightly magazine, Down To Earth. She would be speaking on "Twin challenges in a climate risked world: Sustainability and affordable, inclusive growth."

Sunita Narain is a writer and environmental campaigner who conducts her research with forensic rigor combined with passion, so that knowledge can lead to change. She is currently the Director-General of the Centre for Science and Environment and Editor of the fortnightly magazine, Down To Earth. She began her career researching and co-editing the State of India's Environment Reports.

In 2005 she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian government. She has also received the Stockholm World Water Award for work on rainwater harvesting and its policy influence in building paradigms for community-based water management. In 2005, she also chaired the Tiger Task Force in the prime minister's direction to evolve an action plan for conservation in the country after the loss of tigers in Sariska. She continues to serve on national and international committees on the environment.

She is a key member Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). CSE was recognized as the 'public institution of the year' in 2015 by India's leading financial daily, Business Standard. CSE was also awarded the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament, and Development for 2018.

Keynote Speaker
Keynote Speaker
  • Sunita Narain

    Sunita Narain