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20th Edition Star Nite Awards 2021

Theme : Partner Transformation Key Enabler For Effective Business Transformation

Date & Venue : Friday, 26th November 2021, Virtual Event, New Delhi

About Star Nite Awards (SNA)

The Star Nite Awards (SNA) is popularly recognised as the DNA of Channel. The Annual Award Ceremony in it's 20th Edition Star Nite Awards is going to be held on 26th, Friday November, where over 500 Partners (VARs) from 13 different cities in the country are going to join the virtual event.

As you may know, due to the current circumstances the Star Nite Awards 2021 will be pivoting to a digital experience. We will maintain a similar format as in the previous years – that is – plenary sessions and networking through a myriad of one-to-many and one-to-few forms of digital engagement. It is an opportunity for the Vendors to show their digital capabilities.
The focus of the event will be to help you learn how to build an IT infrastructure that not only keeps pace, but also moves fast enough to accommodate strategic business and technology initiatives such as the digital economy. SNA has become an industry benchmark for recognizing vendors performing in the Indian IT channel space.
The channel business is in a unique position to grow the market and the industry, armed with their technical expertise to face the end customers. The winners of Star Nite awards (SNA) are based on the feedback received from the partners/VARs in the industry (based on the growth in terms of customer retention, increasing customer base, sales growth, innovative deals and consistence performance).
The daylong event will have various important sessions for engaging the partners and VARs in improvising the skill sets, Product and solution showcase, making it as one of the most powerful congregation of the drivers for the IT and Telecom products. These partners are highly sought-after by multiple principals.


Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion - I

Partner Transformation Key Enabler For Effective Business Transformation

CMO's to be the part of the panel Discussion Session

Panel Discussion - II

VARs to be part of the Discussion

Theme : Partner Transformation Key Enabler For Effective Business Transformation

Panel Discussion - III

Channel Chiefs are to be part of the Discussion

Theme : Partner Transformation Key Enabler For Effective Business Transformation


Part of the Event Sessions



The VAR Symposium which is the pre-conference to witness the key decision makers. VARs from across the country will attend and interact with the sales and marketing mavens of selected corporate and technical leaders. The day-long session will include discussions on new business strategies to discover how to capitalize emerging customer needs.

300+ leading Partners are including MSPs, Integrators, Solution Providers. Distributors & VADs are gathered to converge and share ideas and drive discussions to shape the industry. It is the most effective B2B session, where you can extend the business partnership. Exclusive session only for the limited sponsors.

Super Session

This session covers the latest developments by the corporate world and this will include presentation by Six different OEMs to take the stage. Speakers respond to audience questions and comments in a panel-session format. Networking at Star Nite Awards( SNA) isn’t just about meeting new people. It’s about candid conversations with IT leaders from OEMs, where you can dive into what’s working - and what’s not - with your peers in small, facilitated discussions.
As customers have increasingly called for contactless services, brands have also experienced a tremendous push towards automation, which has enhanced their ability to create this experience for customers.Automation holds tremendous potential for brands, helping to manage everything from inventory to email subscription lists.Indeed, most of the businesses reported that modernizing their capabilities, gaining a competitive advantage, and creating a business culture that was focused around digital technologies all outpaced concerns about reducing costs.
The audiences are the VARs, who are working as a single point of contact between multiple IT vendors are making it easy for organizations to purchase and manage a variety of technologies. The opportunity with the OEMs as, the VARs are frequently referred to as trusted advisors, and many seek to establish long-term relationships with their customers.

Top CMO Leadership Awards 2021


Star Nite Awards, like every year took there will be recognisation for CMO leadership awards, where there will be 10 Chief Marketing Officers (CMO) to get recognised and the top performing IT Vendors (Corporates) serving the Indian ICT Industry.

Star Nite Award (SNA) - 2021

Our emphasis on bringing high-quality content, top-level speakers to bring innovative ideas and platforms has enabled us to grow and become India's iconic event organiser too. The summit themed "Partner Transformation" by reimagining the Future of VARs, will explore how corporate are intuitive to influence the future of Partners. The program will include Channel success story, executive keynotes, discussions on digital transformation, technology demonstrations and announcement of the winners of the Star Nite Awards, where vendors will be recognized (awarded), being voted by their partners.

The fact is when a corporate, sets its goal to keep itself ahead for digital transformation they need a very strong partner eco-system to hold the entire infrastructure. To complement the efforts, SNA will recognize 50 top performing vendors and 10 CMOs in the Indian ICT Industry for their relentless services.

Previous Year's Speakers and Panelists

Mr. Vijay Sethi

CIO, Head Of Human Resources And CST, Hero Motorcorp Ltd.

Mr. Anil Sethi

VP & General Manager(Channels)
Dell Technologies

Mr. Jai Daga

Sony Pictures Networks Ltd.

Ms. Lata Singh

Executive Director
IBM Partner Eco-system & CSI

Ms. Puneet Kaur Kohli

Universal Sompo General Insurance

Mr. Rishi Mehta

Technology Expert
Silicon Valley

Mr. Krunal Patel

Business Head, India & South Asia

Mr. Rajeev Abichandani

Channels Business Lead - India & SAARC, Fortinet

Mr. Sunil Sharma

Managing Director Sales
Sophos India & SAARC

Mr. Pradeep K Nair

Country Channel Head
Aruba India

Mr. Sanjay Zadoo

Country Manager, Channel Business
Vertiv Energy India

Mr. Sanjeev Mehtani

Country Manager – Sales
Acer India

Mr. Raunak Jagasia

Savex Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Ranjan Chopra

Team Computers

Mr. Tarun Seth

Managing Director
Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic

Mr. Ajay Sawant

Orient Technologies

Mr. Atul Gaur

Savex Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Vishal Bindra

ACPL Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Ajay Sehgal

EVP- Enterprise Business (Channels & SOHO Business), Vodafone Idea Ltd.

Mr. Anupan Nagar

Sr. Director
Channel & Alliances- Hitachi Vantara

Mr. J N Mylaraiah

Sales, Enterprise, India & SAARC – CommScope

Mr. Prince Dhawan

AGM, Sales and BD

Mr. Harpreet Bhatia

Director, Channels & Strategic Alliances( India & SAARC)
Palo Alto Networks

Mr. Ramesh Natarajan

Redington Distribution

Mr. Rajeev Mamidana Patro


Mr. Pankaj Dessai

Country Manager- Channel & SMB
AMD India

Mr. Dipesh Kaura

General Manager - South Asia

Mr. Ashis Guha

Rah Infotech

Ms Prarthana Gupta

Cache Digitech

Mr. Anil Jagasia

Savex Technologies

Mr. Bhavesh Mehta

CTO & Founder

Mr. Jayant Goradia

Savex Technologies

Mr. Shivin Sharma

Commercial & Partner Business India & SAARC, Checkpoint Software

Mr. Nagarajan C

VP, Product
Vembu Technologies

Mr. Nilesh Mistry

GM, Partner Ecosystem, Yotta Infrastructure Solutions

Mr. Pankaj Gauba

Regional Vice President, SEA & India
Tableau Software

Ms. Margie Gradwohl

Sr. Director Partner Marketing

Mr. Ajay Mittal

Chief Digital Officer
IBM India/SA

Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu

President & CEO

Ms. S Mohini Ratna


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