International CIO 100 Award For Resourcefulness
AMUL - THE TASTE OF INDIA (GCMMF) RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL CIO 100 AWARD FOR RESOURCEFULNESS
GCMMF is a winner of the prestigious international CIO 100 award from IDG's CIO Magazine, USA. The 2003 CIO 100 award recognizes the organisations around the world that excel in positive business performance through resourceful IT management and best practices.
This CIO International IT excellence Award has recognised the Cooperative Movement & its Leadership under the "Amul" brand, initiated by Dr. V Kurien, Milkman of India, whose main Motto is to build Indian Society economically & literally strong through innovative cooperative resourceful network, so as to provide quality service & products to the end consumers and good returns to the farmer members.
This award has also given direction that IT need to be encouraged & adopted more & more at grass root level and bridge the digital divide through proper training, re-training so as to bring radical change & benefit to the Indian society.
It has also recognised the Managing Director, Mr. B M Vyas, who has taken IT initiative by setting the direction "GCMMF as IT Company in Food business". It has also inspired all the employees of GCMMF Enterprise to sustain the challenges as a "Change Agent" by excelling their IT skills in order to transform the people around them towards IT Integration (e-Vision) on both the ends of supply chain (Village level Farmer to end consumer). This award also motivated the each & every member dairy, Amul's wholesale distributors, retailers, transporters and suppliers who have supported whole-heartedly the IT initiatives of GCMMF.
The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) has been honoured at the CIO 100 Symposium & Award Ceremony on August 19, 2003, at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. Shri Subbarao Hegde, Head of IT had been to USA and received the said Award on behalf of GCMMF. The photograph link of the recipient of the CIO award along with CIO Magazine's Editor in Chief, Abbie Lundberg, can be seen at www.cio.com