CSO100 Award 2018

Amit Jaokar is seasoned IT professional with a passion to create business opportunities for the connected world. He has expertise in cloud computing, mobility, virtualization, IT infrastructure, IoT, digitization, BYOD and information security. At Choice International, Jaokar is responsible for the enterprises IT strategy, governance, operations including applications and infrastructure, IS security, IS quality and enterprise mobility. Key Security Initiatives At Choice International, Amit Jaokar led the implementation of a Cloud based Identity and Access Manager (IdAM) solution. This solution has enabled it to optimize its information security and risk management programs and also achieve regulatory compliance faster by tapping into proven frameworks and methodology combined with solution accelerators, which ensure high-quality deliverables in an accelerated time frame. Using a cloud solution was the perfect fit for Choice International as an organization dispersed geographically, and heterogeneous in terms of its IT resources. It also gave the organization savings that came due to the eased administration and maintenance associated with software-as-a-service, as compared to on-premises products. With the solution implemented Choice International has lowered the risk of security incidents by formalizing information and data access management, and implementing access and identity governance. It reduced administrative costs by 20 to 25 percent and increased adoption of automated account management process by 85 percent. This ultimately reduced helpdesk calls by more than 90 percent. Further Choice International reduced user on-boarding time by 75 percent, and ensured instant off-boarding.