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Kamal Karnatak

Kamal Karnatak

Sr. Vice President and Group CIO
RJ Corp
Perspective on Innovative Technologies like Cloud and Virtualization
Prior to RJ Corp, Kamal has also worked with Aditya Birla Group, DCM Shriram Group, Unitech and RJ Corp (Ravi Jaipuria Group). He has done his B.Tech, MBA, MDP from IIMA, Global CIO certification from
Keeping Pace with Latest Technologies
By Reading, Attending Seminars, Discussing with Peers
Personals in your Team
There are 30 people in my team.
Biggest Obstacle
OpenSource skill gap in India. Open source (FOSS) has amazing potential forcost sensitive Indian enterprises but not many reliable players arethere in the market on which Enterprises can depend.
Decisive Role of IT during Recession
IT innovation is always critical but during slowing down it can help is sustaining IT projects.
Contemplate Ways to Prevent Security Breach
Securityis continuous phenomena. One need to keep oneself updated with latesthappening and it requires dedicated skill set within the Enterprise.
Increment in IT Budget
Its increasing every year with the business growth.
IT Leader must be Manger or Technologist First.
IT leader should have leadership qualities and once those are there he/she would be able to change the caps as per requirements.
Welcoming New technologies
Mobile Technology, RFID technology, In Memory Computing.
Bond between CEO and a CIO
It should be a very good relationship surrounded by mutual respect and trust.
Keep your eyes and ears open. Patience is virtue for IT leader.

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