CIOs of India (powered by ISMF) has 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 mark of gratitude for our grand past and for the passionate support we have continued to receive for our initiatives, we began a lecture series in memory of our forum's founder president Late S.R. Balasubramanian. Unlike our other engagements, this lecture series is primarily focused on areas of larger socio-economic interests including Sustainable Development, Water Conservation, Climate Change, Ecological and Cultural Issues and more.
The First Lecture in the series was delivered by Padma Shri Prof Shekhar Pathak on "Know Thy Himalaya", The Second Lecture was delivered by Padma Shri Dr. Sunita Narain on "Twin challenges in a climate risked world: Sustainability and affordable, inclusive growth".
This year's lecture is being delivered by Padma Shri Professor Pushpesh Pant on "Food, culture & politics-a spicy cauldron". These topics are of utmost importance to our generation and our future generations, exploring various facets of society.
About Shri S.R. Balasubramanian: The Founder President of ISMF (CIOs of India) was one of India's most recognized CIOs. Besides holding several senior positions across a broad spectrum of organizations, he set up this entity as India's first non-profit association for technology professionals.
About Padma Shri Professor Pushpesh Pant:
Professor Pushpesh Pant is a noted Indian academic, food critic and historian. Professor Pushpesh Pant retired as a Professor of International relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. He is one of India's leading experts on International Relations as well as Indian cuisine.
First Bala Memorial lecture was organized on 23rd November, 2019 where CIOs Of India Members, Past Presidents, Past and Current EC members, Technical partners were present. The Key note address was done by Padma Shri Dr. Shekhar Pathak. This is the full address of Dr. Shekhar Pathak on "Know The Himalayas"