TTEC Chief Information Officer Chandra Venkataramani awarded CIO of the Year® ORBIE® by ColoradoCIO, in partnership with Denver Business Journal
Honor reflects Venkataramani's leadership in transitioning 43,000 employees across the globe to work-from-home environments in less than three weeks due to pandemic
He was recognized for his role in successfully steering thousands of TTEC employees to work-from-home within weeks to ensure business continuity due to the pandemic.
"Chandra leads with integrity and engrains our values into everything he does, from diversity and inclusivity, to playing critical roles in our successes through automation," said
For more than 20 years, the CIO ORBIE® Awards have recognized technology executives for leadership, innovation and excellence in this rapidly growing, CIO-led national professional association. The Colorado CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership.
Finalists and winners are selected by an independent peer review process, led by prior ORBIE® recipients. Those selected showcase leadership and management effectiveness, business value created by technology innovation, broad scope and size of responsibilities, and engagement in industry and community endeavors.
"Our global client base depends on a highly available network to support their end customers and it's imperative that these operations run smoothly and powerfully," said Venkataramani. "This is very much a team effort and I'm proud to lead some of the brightest minds in the industry. This award reflects the overall success of TTEC and represents the spirit of innovation that is alive throughout TTEC."
Throughout his time at TTEC, Venkataramani has played a critical role in stabilizing the IT infrastructure and quickly made an impact to put robust processes in place to drive efficiency. His efforts resulted in increasing stability and resiliency. He continues to enhance TTEC technologies, especially during the pandemic crisis. Specifically, Venkataramani worked with his team to make arrangements strategically and quickly for more than 43,000 displaced employees to receive computers and proper connectivity in their homes across the globe within three weeks–including in
"Since last March, chief information officers everywhere have supported the largest work-from-home experiment in the history of the world. Thanks to these innovative technology leaders, most organizations have managed to continue operating through this pandemic disruption," said
With more than 20 years of experience leading IT at major companies including Convergys,
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