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20th Edition Star Nite Awards 2021

Theme : Partner Transformation Key Enabler For Effective Business Transformation

Date : Friday, 26th November 2021, Hybrid Event

Venue : Hotel Shangri-La, 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 10 different cities in the country are going to join the Hybrid event.

The opportunity in the Hybrid event, it'll have both digital and physical 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 an 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.

Key Highlights:

  Partner Empowerment Session by Ingram Micro   Live Demo of Window 11 SE - Hybrid Learning
  Corporate Presentation   Two Tracks of Panel Discussion Session (CMO/VARs)
  Fire-side - Chat Session   100 VARs to get Recognized
  CMO Leadership Awards   5 minutes - 5 OEMs to Present Tech Talk
  Recognition of Channel Chief of the Year 2021   Channel Leadership Awards 2021 - OEMs to get Recognized


Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion - I

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

Panel Discussion - II

VARs to be part of the Discussion

+ Attendees
+ Speakers


Part of the Event Sessions

Fireside Chat Mohini & Rameesh Kailasam
"Future of Cryptocurrency Regulations in India"


Cryptocurrencies have been the focus of much attention and continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Virtual currency and other blockchain-based digital assets commonly called as Cryptocurrency is attracting the attention of policymakers across the globe.

A lack of consistency in how policymakers are addressing concerns raised by the technology is a major challenge for legal professionals who practice in this area. Developing a framework for consumer tokens is the need of the hour.

Session- II : Panel Discussion Session- I


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.

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.

Fireside Chat with Mr. Anil Sethi, Vice President & General Manager- Channels India, Dell Technologies and Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Chief editor-VARINDIA


Our country and the IT industry have witnessed a lot of changes, a lot has been spoken about Digital Transformation and riding the wave of transformation. Anil had played a key role in amplifying the channel partner ecosystem in the country while understanding the evolving market demands.

Anil have been driving the organization’s Channel business growth for nearly 6 years, working with the teams to devise and implement unique GTM models. It is good to have Anil with us and take insights from the industry prospective.

Distinguish Delegates (Speakers & Panelists)

Presentation by Mr. Amit Sharma, Administrative Secretary IT Department- J&K Government
Presentation by Mr. Manoj Chugh- President Group Public Affairs & Member- Group Executive Board- Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
Presentation by Mr. Sanjiv Krishen, Chairman- IRIS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
Presentation by Mr. Anshuman Rai, Area Vice President(India and South Asia) - Commvault
Presentation by Mr. Khalid Wani, Senrior Director, Sales- Western Digital
Presentation by Mr. Ashutosh Dubey, Country Manager - Channels, Distribution & MM/SMB- HPE India
Presentation by Mr. Sunil Sharma, Managing Director-Sales-Sophos
Presentation by Mr. Dinesh Kukreja, CEO- Unicas Services LLP
Presentation by Mr. Manoj Taskar, Country Manager-India- Anomali
Presentation by Mr. Kaushik P Pandya, President- FAIITA

Presented by Microsoft Corporation India


Panel Discussion Session: Partner Transformation Key Enabler For Effective Business Transformation
Moderated by Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Editor-in-chief- VARINDIA

Panellists :
Mr. Sanjay Achwal, Executive Director & Head of sales- Ingram Micro
Ms. Farhana Haque, Group Director, DPSS- Microsoft India
Mr. Sanjay Radhakrishnan, COO- Tata Classedge
Mr. Lokesh Bajaj, VP - Education Solutions

Channel Transformation Summit


Presented by Ingram Micro India

Ms. Komal Baruah, General Manager - Corporate Strategy- Ingram Micro India
Mr. Jayant Gundewar, Executive Director and Head – Advance Solutions- Ingram Micro India
Mr. Santanu Bhaumik, Group General Manager - Professional Services- Ingram Micro India
Mr. Anurag Singh, Director and Head of Networking Business- Ingram Micro India
Mr. Dilip Jana, Deputy General Manager- Ingram Micro India
Ms. Sheela Acharekar, General Manager- Ingram Micro India
Mr. Jyotil Mankad, Director and Head of Cloud Business- Ingram Micro India
Mr. Jitendra Khadke, General Manager- Ingram Micro India

Recognizing the Channel Chief of India


Mr. Anil Sethi, Vice President & General Manager- Channels India- Dell Technologies
Mr. Khalid Wani, Senrior Director, Sales- Western Digital
Mr. Amarish Karnik, Channel Sales Director(India & SAARC)- Veeam Software
Ms. Lata Singh, Executive Director- IBM Partner Ecosystem
Mr. Amer Warsi, Ecosystem Sales- Hewlett Packard Enterprise India

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.

Speakers and Panelists

Mr. Manoj Chugh

President Group Public Affairs & Member- Group Exe. Board- Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

Mr. Amit Sharma

Admin. Secretary IT Dept.
J&K Government

Mr. Anil Sethi

VP & GM - Channels India
Dell Technologies

Mr. Sanjiv Krishen

IRIS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Rameesh Kailasam

India Tech

Mr. Jayant Gundewar

Exe. Dir. and Head – Advance Solutions
Ingram Micro India

Mr. Sanjay Achwal

Exe. Dir. & Head of Sales
Ingram Micro

Ms. Farhana Haque

Group Director, DPSS
Microsoft India

Mr. Amit Pawar

Dir. Specialist
Microsoft Singapore

Mr. Anshuman Rai

Area VP(India and South Asia)

Mr. Ashish Jain

Polycab India Ltd.

Mr. Ramesh Natarajan

Redington India

Mr. Naved Chaudhary

Head of Marketing
Ingram Micro India

Mr. Rahul Singh

VP & Head of Marketing
SAP India

Mr. Kaustubh Patki

Marketing Head
Micro Focus India

Mr. Jaganathan Chelliah

Director Marketing
Western Digital

Ms. Arpita Sengupta

Director & Head of Mktg.
Redhat India

Ms. Vaishali B Shivshankar

Head of Mktg.
Rackspace Technology

Mr. Ganesan Arumugam

Director- Channel Sales-India & SAARC

Mr. Krunal Patel


Mr. Khalid Wani

Sr. Dir.(Sales)
Western Digital

Mr. J. N Mylaraiah

Sales Director

Mr. Ranjan Chopra

Chairman & Managing Director
Team Computers

Mr. Ajay Sawant

Managing Director
Orient Technologies

Mr. Prarthana Gupta

Cache Digitech

Mr. N. K. Mehta

Secure Network Solutions India

Mr. Vipul Datta

Futuresoft Solutions

Mr. Atul Ahuja

Sr. VP(Middle East, Africa & ASIA)
Softline Group

Mr. Sunil Sharma

MD Sales
Sophos India

Mr. Dinesh Kukreja

Unicas Services LLP

Mr. Prasenjit Roy

NTT Ltd.

Mr. Manoj Taskar

Country Manager-India

Mr. Ramanan Chidambaram

Director – Sales, Fortinet India

Mr. Deepanshu Sharma

Deputy General Manager
Ingram Micro India

Mr. Santanu Bhaumik

Group GM- Professional Services
Ingram Micro India

Mr. Sumit Kumar

Regional Sales Head, North & East India Nepal, Bangladesh & Bhutan- Kaspersky

Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu

President & CEO

Ms. S Mohini Ratna


Mr. Bishwajit Sutradhar

National Sales Head, Passive Networking Business, Polycab

Mr. Jyotil Mankad

Director and Head of Cloud Business, Ingram Micro India

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