Dear Patrons,

Greetings from VARINDIA!

Transformation driving innovation and brainstorming among partners and OEMs were the major attractions of the Star Nite Awards. The 18th edition of Star Nite Awards concluded on 15 November 2019, which attracted more than 450 participants from 20 different cities of the country. The event also saw a record 30 speakers, divided into 7 different tracks of sessions, 17 exhibitors and 20 international delegates.

The event has witnessed 3 different sessions including Super Session where Five different Partners spoke on their experience, the VAR Symposium where Five different Corporates spoke on how they are focusing on partner profitability, besides the felicitation of 100 Top VARS and finally the Evening Session that witnessed the recognition of 11 Best CMOs and the performance of 40 different OEMs in the Indian ICT Industry. We would like to thank from the bottom of the heart to all the delegates who attended this annual Star Nite Awards event, which is popularly called as thew SNA (SNA is the DNA of Channel).

Most of the partners agreed on the current digital technologies such as mobile, cloud, and customer relationship management (CRM) tools that added functional capabilities such as connectivity, storage, and computing power in the digital transformation journey of any organisation and its processes.

Technology led innovations are changing businesses faster than ever before, forcing companies in every segment of IT Hardware & Electronics, Manufacturing, eCommerce & Internet Business to rethink their existing business models and better serve changing customers and their needs. VARINDIA helps technology companies around the world from multinationals to Partners/VARs, to navigate and reinvent themselves in the era of disruption.

The panel has agreed on the urgent need to embrace change brought in by newer technologies. The Indian IT industry is witnessing a paradigm shift in the way services are being delivered. In a move to counter the effects of regulations in key markets and the widespread adoption of automation, majority of the IT players in India are being forced to rethink their talent model. With a slowdown in demand for traditional outsourcing services, it is imperative for companies to build newer capabilities in emerging technologies such as Cloud, AI, SMAC.

However, as companies intend to move up the digital value chain, ensuring robust cyber security frameworks while embracing the changes brought in by digital disruptions will be a key factor in realizing the industry’s future potential.

The event saw keynote presentations from HP Enterprises, Tech Talk from the tech luminaries from Vodafone, TeamViewer, Sophos, Extreme Networks, Beyond Security, iValue InfoSolutions, Softline, Savex, NTT Netmagic, Crayon Software, RP Tech, RAH Infotech, MeitY, which were very informative.

I appreciate your ideas and suggestions contributed immensely during various sessions. I am encouraged by the speeches, presentations and anticipate the results will please the partners in the country. It was good to have you as part of the Super Session, VAR Symposium and the Star Nite Awards which was held in the morning and evening respectively. I am confident that good things can come only from our joint efforts.

VARs are the front runners of numerous sales and distribution; as a partner they help to deliver IT products and solutions to the end customers/consumers. Vendors and partners received the awards, which are based on the Voting done on our website (, and the feedback received from the Channel Partners and VARS in the country and finally selected by our Editorial Board.

I once again Thank you everyone! We appreciate your continued support and time spent speaking with us during the daylong event. We will keep you posted on our next initiatives for growth and welfare of the partners and VARs in the country. For those who were unable to attend, we missed you.

We will be looking forward for your feedback! Stay tuned for more information on the latest trends and technologies.

With best regards,

Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu
Publisher, VARINDIA | +91-9818928406