ITNext Magazine recently felicitated Dr. Rizwan Ahmed as the winner for “NEXT100 Future CIO” award.
Dr. Rizwan received the award trophy and citation by the hands of Mr. Mohit Pandey, Country Head (India), Google Cloud in a gala ceremony held at Hotel Taj Swarna, Amritsar on 1st December 2017.
Over 5000 Senior IT managers from India applied for the NEXT100 2017 program.
NEXT100 is an annual awards program instituted by IT NEXT magazine that honors and recognizes senior IT managers and identifies the potential for leadership positions.
Dr. Rizwan was interviewed by Ramesh Sharma, Group CIO, Adani Enterprises Ltd. and Rajiv Sharaf, Sr. VP and CIO, Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. during the selection process. Sharma and Sharaf were also the jury members of NEXT100 awards.
“I am really humbled, honored and delighted to be selected as NEXT100 awardee considering the methodical and rigorous process of selection. It is a great feeling to be amongst the future generation of CIO’s in India. This award would help me further for getting visibility in IT fraternity and leverage the benefits of being part of distinguished IT leaders. I would like to thank all my mentors, seniors, colleagues, friends and family for constant support and encouragement," Dr. Rizwan said on winning this prestigious award.
The NEXT100 2017 program was supported by IT companies like Google, HP Enterprise, Qlik, IBM, Arkadin, CommScope, eScan, and Sophos.
Dr. Rizwan Ahmed is the president of technology at Q M Computech Pvt. Ltd., Nagpur (India Development Center: delaPlex Software, USA). He has over 16 years of professional experience in IT industry. He also works as “Independent Consultant and Mobile Forensic Investigator” for various Private, Government and Law Enforcement Agencies in India and abroad.
He is also one of the first recipients of Ph.D. in the field of mobile forensics in India. Dr. Rizwan has received many awards and accolades in past with most prominent being Microsoft’s “IT Technology Hero”, “Marquis Who's Who in the World® 2016”, Multiple Best Research Paper Awards and many others.