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Mr. Thomson Thomas

Mr. Thomson Thomas

Senior Vice President, Business Systems and Technology (CIO) – HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited

Full Name Mr. Thomson Thomas
Current Designation & Role Senior Vice President, Business Systems and Technology (CIO)
Current Company Name HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited
Past Company Names Hutchison Max Telecom Ltd, Meganet, Crompton Greaves
No of Years in the IT Industry 18 years
City you live in currently and since when Mumbai, Since birth
Native Town/ City you belong Mumbai
Mother Tongue Malayalam
Language you are proficient with English
Educational Details BE ( Electronics), Masters in Marketing Management
Awards and Recognitions Received CIO 1.) CIO 100 2012 Honoree

2.) CIO 100 2012 Security Supremo Special Award

3.) CMO Asia Awards 2012 – Best CIO Awards (Leadership & Inovation-Leveraging IT for Business Performance)

4.) Best CIO’s in India 2012 from the Asian Congregation of Business and Stars of Industry Group

5.) Celent Model Insurer Asia Pacific 2012 (Service)

6.) UTV Bloomberg CXO Award – Most Innovative Use of Technology – Large Enterprises

7.) Celent Model Insurer Component 2011 (Business Process Management)

8.) CIO 100 2011 (CIO,com, CXO Media-IDG Enterprise)

9.) CIO 100 2011 (CIO.in, IDG Media)

10.) Financial Insights Innovation Awards Insurance Asia Pacific 2011 (IDC)

11.) Express Uptime Champion Awards 2011

12.) Information Week EDGE Winner

Gadgets you love the most and why Camera: Capture all the precious moments in life
What makes you laugh Witty Jokes
Current book you are reading and what you love about it Winning Way. Harsha Bhogle – How to win daily.
Books you enjoyed reading the most Balanced Scorecard,Alignment,Execution, The Real Business of IT
Software company you admire and why Infosys and Cognizant – Capability and Quality
Hardware company your admire and why Dell – Support framework leaves other way behind
IT personality you admire and why Sunil Rawlani – His capability to think out of the box and predict the future
Your best moment in your career till date When i received the first international award for HDFC Life, from Celent, this was HDFC Life’s first international award.
Your best moment in personal life When i purchased my first house
Music You Like Soft Rock
Movies You Like Action/ Sci fi
Most Liked Travel Destination Prague
Why do you like your job Using technology to meet the requirements of an ever changing fickle human mind which needs constant innovation and understanding of future disruptions..
Most favorite quote “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit”