The Search for India’s Future CIOs

NEXT100 is the Indian IT industry’s premier awards program that identifies and honors 100 experienced IT managers who have the skills and talent to become CIOs and leaders.

All NEXT100 award winners are selected through a rigorous and comprehensive evaluation process that reviews techno-commercial, management and leadership skills. The final selection of the award recipients is made by a prestigious committee comprising India's top business and technology leaders

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  • who can apply

    To be eligible to apply for the NEXT100 award, you need to have seven or more years of work experience, be employed with an organization and resident in India. Valid documentation of qualifications and skills, and professional references will be needed during the evaluation process.

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  • Why apply

    By participating in NEXT100 process you get personality and leadership analysis reports, for free. Plus, you receive exclusive invitations to training programs. NEXT100 award winners are featured in a special book that is sent to India’s top technology managers.

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  • How To apply

    All applications for the NEXT100 award must be made after registering on this web site. You can begin your application at any time. Your application and online evaluations must be completed by 1 July 2017.

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  • 450

    IT Managers took the Leadership Test

  • 4,000

    People watched the ceremony live on the Webcast

  • 60,000

    IT Managers reached via mailers

  • NEXT100 Jury

    India’s leading CIOs and business leaders play a major role in steering the selection of the NEXT100 award winners. These NEXT100 jury members cumulatively represent hundreds of years of managerial experience and technical expertise. They define the selection criteria, interview candidates, and approve the list of winners.

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    The POCKET CIO program from IT NEXT is formulated to help aspiring CIOs acquire essential technical and managerial that will enable them be better leaders. The 1-day training sessions are conducted by experts, and feature talks by eminent management experts. During the program, all participants are tested extensively, and those who score above a minimum grade are awarded the POCKET CIO certificate.

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  • Blast From the Past

    Over the years, the NEXT100 awards program has influenced the lives and careers of hundreds of IT professionals. Take at look at past award presentation ceremonies, the winners, and the training programs.