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The POCKET CIO

The technology leaders of tomorrow are expected to be not just good technical experts, but also outstanding business leaders. They need to demonstrate initiative and innovation, add strategic value to their organizations, and collaborate effectively both within and outside the enterprise. The POCKET CIO program from IT NEXT is 1-day training session that is designed to help upcoming and aspiring CIOs gain essential managerial and leadership skills.

The training sessions at POCKET CIO will be by delivered by experts, and all participants will be tested at the conclusion of a session. The following certificates will be awarded to attendees:

* Certificate of Participation: Will be awarded if a registered delegate attends ALL sessions of the POCKET CIO program, and attempts the tests administered at the end of every session. (Note: Attendees must submit their answer sheets for each test to the program coordinator at the venue on the day of the program, as evidence of attendance)
* Certificate of Achievement: Will be awarded to all delegates who successfully attempt the tests administered after every session, AND scores a minimum grade in each test (minimum will be announced on the day of the program)
* Certificate of Distinction: Will be awarded to all delegates who successfully attempt the tests administered after every session, scores a minimum grade in every test, AND obtain an overall total score that equals or exceeds 75%

Why Attend POCKET CIO?

Attending the POCKET CIO program will equip you with valuable skills and contemporary knowledge. Plus it gives you an opportunity to network and interact with peers in a collegial environment. By attending the POCKET CIO program, you will:

  • Get trained in latest technology and managerial skills by industry experts
  • Receive a POCKET CIO certificate
  • Have the opportunity to win one (or more) IT NEXT Technology awards
  • Meet other IT professionals, make new contacts and renew old ones


NEXT100 applicants: While the attendance at the POCKET CIO program is not mandatory for applying for the NEXT100 award, the scores secured at the POCKET CIO program will count positively towards the evaluation of your NEXT100 application.

Who can attend POCKET CIO?

The IT NEXT POCKET CIO 2017 program is open to all IT managers with seven (or more) years of full-time work experience, and currently in full-time employment with a company or organization. Participants should be a resident of India at the time of application. Past NEXT100 and IT NEXT Technology award winners are also eligible to attend the program.

* NEXT100 2017 applicants: To register for POCKET CIO please log into your NEXT100 account and register from the Dashboard
* Others: Click here to register for POCKET CIO

Terms And Conditions

  1. The POCKET CIO 2017 program is organized by IT NEXT and 9.9 Media (organizers), and is proposed to be conducted in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai and Bangalore.
  2. The POCKET CIO 2017 training program is offered FREE of cost to full-time employees working as decision makers/managers in enterprise IT with India-based organizations, including qualified NEXT100 2017 applicants. (i.e. those who have filled the NEXT100 application form and submitted it). Independent IT consultants, IT advisors, and employees of IT solution/service providers are not eligible to participate in the POCKET CIO program. The organizers of the POCKET CIO program reserve the right to decline the registration for the program to an applicant based on scrutiny and verification of the registration form. All previous NEXT100 award winners and previous IT NEXT Technology award winners are eligible to attend the POCKET CIO 2017 program free of cost.
  3. Pre-registration for attending the POCKET CIO 2017 program is MANDATORY. Since seats are limited at each location, only confirmed applicants will be allowed to attend the program. Unregistered walk-in delegates at the venue or non-confirmed applicants will not be permitted to attend the program. Please await a confirmation from IT NEXT, before you make any travel plans to attend the POCKET CIO 2017 program.
  4. Registration for the POCKET CIO 2017 can be done through the registration form, or through the NEXT100 application form. All past attendees of POCKET CIO program are eligible to attend the POCKET CIO 2017 program, subject to availability of seats and confirmation.
  5. The POCKET CIO 2017 is a non-residential 1-day program. The organizers do not undertake reimburse any travel, accommodation or other costs of participants. All selected participants will need to make their own arrangements to reach the venue of the training program.
  6. Applicants selected to attend the POCKET CIO 2017 program undertake to obtain the requisite permissions and waivers from their organizations to attend this program.
  7. Applicants selected to attend the POCKET CIO program undertake to attend all program sessions, and comply with the rules and regulations of the program.
  8. Each session in the POCKET CIO program will involve an assessment. The scores secured on the assessments will be the basis for the award of the “POCKET CIO” certificate. Attendees who do NOT take any or all the tests will not be eligible to receive the POCKET CIO certificate.
  9. A Certificate of Participation will be awarded only if a registered delegate attends ALL sessions of the POCKET CIO program, and attempts the tests administered at the end of every session. (Note: Attendees must submit their answer sheets for each test to the program coordinator at the venue on the day of the program, as evidence of attendance)
  10. Decisions made by the organizers regarding the structure of the POCKET CIO program, eligibility conditions, program dates and locations, administration and conduct of the program, rules & regulations, evaluation and certificate awarding criteria, etc., will be final and binding on all program participants. The organizers reserve the right to change the date, time and venue of the POCKET CIO 2017 program, with due notice to all participants.