Serco's Rajendra Deshpande Honoured as ‘Versatile CIO Of The Year’

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India, September 11, 2015: The CIO of Serco’s Global Services business, Mr Rajendra Deshpande, has been honoured as ‘The Versatile CIO of the Year’ at the CIO100 India Symposium & Awards in Pune recently. The annual award recognizes organizations that demonstrate the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology. It is for the fifth time that Mr Deshpande has been given this award, thus making him an inductee in the CIO Hall of Fame. The award was handed over to Mr Deshpande in the presence of the global CIO team.

Serco was presented with the CIO 100 Award in recognition of its flexibility in adapting to the ever changing digital landscape. The award recognises successful companies and CIOs, who are visionaries and rise to the challenges of a versatile business environment.

Commenting on the achievement, Mr Rajendra Deshpande, CIO, Serco Global Services, said:

"I feel honoured to be receiving this award, once again, and becoming an inductee in the CIO Hall of Fame. Staying on the leading edge requires approaching challenges from a different lens and realizing that vision. Serco’s technology blueprint has matured over the years feeding on change and aligning it with business needs. We have tried to implement exemplary technology initiatives that help our business and also achieve real value for our customers."

CIO100 honours praiseworthy, thought-leaders in India and has gained recognition through its appreciation of raw talent and hard work, and aims to reward innovation, initiative and ingenuity.

The CIO Hall of Fame is a special honour bestowed upon individuals whose work has shown both creative vision and practical leadership in information technology.

About CIO 100

The CIO100 Honoree, is given to individual CIO’s who have accelerated in new, novel ways in pioneering a new technology, applying a familiar technology to a new purpose, tackling an old business problem in an original way, setting the bar higher for competitors, or introducing game changers into the equation and demonstrate business value, not just IT benefit. The CIO 100 awards is presented to global CIO’s for using information technology in smart and relevant ways to not only deliver business value but also reinvent what the IT department represents to an organization. This year the grand ceremony took place on 3rd & 4th September as a residential program at the JW Marriott, Pune in the attendance of Global CIO 100 organizers.

About Serco

Serco is an international service company, which combines commercial know-how with a deep public service ethos. Around the world, we improve essential services by managing people, processes, technology and assets more effectively. We advise policy makers, design innovative solutions, integrate systems and - most of all - deliver to the public. Our Global BPO business has more than 65,000 employees over 70 locations, with a presence in 8 countries providing the complete spectrum of business services to customers in the public and private sector around the world. As a dynamic global service organisation, our people have the expertise and intimate knowledge of our customers’ markets as well as best practice processes and technologies to exceed expectations. We have the vision, agility and determination to deliver cutting-edge business process solutions and set ever-higher standards in the markets we serve.