CSSL to launch CIO list for the first time in the country | Sri Lanka News


The Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) has decided to launch their national list of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) in the country for the first time, with the intention of recognizing the best CIOs in Sri Lanka.

Addressing the media CSSL President Damith Hettihewa said the CIOs will be selected from the public and private sectors, as the digital transformation has become vital.

“The CIO has become a very important stakeholder in companies. Earlier, the position was a kind of senior role in implementation, but it had become very important for board-level decision- making. Therefore, the majority of countries publish their CIO lists every year. “But the list related to Sri Lanka has not been published so far,” he said.

The framework on making the CIO list was designed and developed by very high calibre eminent individuals in the country who were involved in the business as well as at the Managing Directors level, the CIO level, and some very senior media personnel who were involved with the members of the CSSL.

CIOs will be chosen based on 12-point criteria developed by the team, which covers the CIO's key ingredients such as strategy, IT accounting, transformation management, and business mindset. digital advocacy, operational excellence, performance orientation, financial discipline, risk management, tower management, leadership professional excellence, global exposure, and legal compliance.

With the aforementioned criteria, CIOs' roles are no longer limited to possess knowledge only on technology. Their role has become very strategic.

The CSSL is the professional body responsible for raising and maintaining standards among IT professionals. When we benchmarked the country's CIOs with this parameter, we could recognize the higher performing CIOs in the country.

The CSSL started inviting applications beginning from today and will continue until December 31. (Chaturanga Pradeep Samarawickrama)

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