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Infotech Forum 2018 highlights Innovation, Digitization & Disruption in the ICT industry

The most coveted enterprise customer summit and award ceremony, the 16th edition of this year's Infotech Forum 2018 recognized the Eminent CIOs of India,Top 25 Most Trusted Companies and 50 Most admired brands in India. The entire event was focused on Cyber security and cyber intelligence in the Indian Fintech Industry. The unveiling of the 7th edition of the Brand Book and live showcase on AI, IoT, ML, DL, Cyber security and Modern DC by tech companies made the event more interactive with the presence of 200 CXOs from various vertices at Hotel Shangri-la, New Delhi .

 

Infotech Forum 2018, a much awaited annual event of VARINDIA held on 25th May 2018 at Shangri La, witnessed the presence 400 CXOs( CIO/CTO/CISO) from government, PSUs, enterprises, IT consultants from various verticals gathered to understand on the Theme on: ‘Disruption – A new Reality’.

[(From Left to Right)Harpreet Singh, Territory Manager- Kaspersky Lab, Nirav Biswas, CTO- NHBC, Dr. Herald Dcosta, Director- Intelligent Quotient Security, Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Kalinga Digital Media Pvt Ltd, Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, DMD – Digital Business & New Business-SBI, Subroto Panda, CIO, Anand and Anand, Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, South Asia- NVIDIA, Damodar Sahu, Partner & Industry advisor- WIPRO, Shankar Aggarwal, OSD- ASSOCHAM, S.N Tripathi, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India, Suresh Kumar, Partner & CIO, Grant Thornton, S Mohini Ratna,Editor-VARINDIA]

 

The forum provided a platform for all to discuss latest technological disruptions that are going on in the Information Technology industry, technical presentations and also business networking.

 

S.N Tripathi, Secretary, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India and Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, DMD, Digital Business and New Business – State Bank of India graced the Infotech Forum with the key note address.The other eminent dignitaries who’s presence raised the bar of the event include Shankar Aggarwal, OSD- ASSOCHAM; Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, South Asia- NVIDIA; Pawan Duggal, Cyber Expert-Supreme Court of India; Dr. Herald Dcosta, Director- Intelligent Quotient Security; Bharat B Anand, CIO- NETGRID; Suresh Kumar, Partner & CIO, Grant Thronton, Dr. Rajeev Papneja, COO- ESDS Software Solutions; Nirvan Biswas, CTO- NHBC; Ricky Bindra, Group Sr. VP-JIO; Harpreet Singh, Territory Manager- Kaspersky Lab; Subroto Panda, CIO, Anand and Anand and Damodar Sahu, Partner & Industry Advisor- WIPRO.

 

https://varindia.com/images/itforum-images/deepak.jpgThe event was commenced with the welcome speech given by Deepak Sahu, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Kalinga Digital Media. In his speech he threw light on the digitization and the scope that digitization brings to people. “Digitization is creating tremendous opportunities for economies across the globe, and India is an example of a country that not only understands this opportunity, but it has embraced it. As a media house, our focus has been Technology, that is at the forefront of everything we do."

 

 

He also discussed about how the banking industry has undergone a transformation with the advent of the digital era, with Internet banking and now mobile banking have ushered in unparalleled banking convenience. "The next evolution in mobile banking came with the emergence of digital wallets and payment processing applications; which enabled faster P2P money transfers and the ability to easily pay for services."

 

 

https://varindia.com/images/itforum-images/vishal.jpgVishal Dhupar, Managing Director, South Asia- NVIDIA highlighted the opportunities of AI and hinted that firms across the globe are fast becoming aware of the power of Artificial Intelligence, Mixed reality, Deep learning, Blockchain. Industry is in a very interesting phase that is transformative. We talk about AI all the time and yet AI has been in the existence pretty much from the time computer science has been and we all know from the facts that human mind works in 2 mode- Reasoning and Understanding and yet all AI specialists have put all the efforts behind reasoning and not behind understanding. There could be any reasons behind why nobody put effort behind understanding but there are two which stand out- one that you have no clue how to handle understanding and second, there is very low computation power to manage understanding in machines.

 

When we talk about AI in simpler words where software writes the software, that algorithm which world calls as deep learning running on super computers if given your digital experience can indeed learn from you and teach your modules or your models to do more of the same task specifically when it comes to speech, image and videos. If you have that as a perspective with every single domain expert AI can really augment every single thing that a superhuman was capable of doing. What does it really mean for us? That we will need very few software engineers to write software, you will need all of us to teach our domain to the computer or a machine and the machine will be able to learn, apply and write that software that we couldn’t write to solve the unsolvable. That’s why this observation is transformative.

 

Now I conclude my conversation with, the reason we are wanted to talk about this is that we are living in a world of amazing software technology that has developed, many of you are users, many of you are going to sale technology, it’s an opportunity of lifestyles, everything is going to change, the way we write software changes, the way we use the infrastructure, the way the business processes are dealt, the way we approach problems, everything changes. That means the opportunity for all of us, and if that’s the opportunity then this is the best movement for all of us together and there can’t be a bigger period.

 

https://varindia.com/images/itforum-images/shakar.jpgShankar Aggarwal, OSD-ASSOCHAM shared his perspective on the economic growth and sustainability. When it comes only through technology always. People were have a different kind of regime over here we did not invest or adopt technology; With the new and young generation, those who got burning desires, suddenly we became the darling of the world and that was because of information technology and we are supposed to be the world leader in IT and if we don’t take advantage of IT and unless we harness the latest advances in these disruptive technologies such as AI, Blockchain, IOT and unless we harness these technologies for the betterment of every common man again we’ll miss the opportunity. We’ve got the capability, capacity and today the society is inspirational and we are a hugely aspiring society so let’s take advantage of this. And let’s try to find out what these technologies can do especially in 4 core areas as per my mind.

 

The first is the quality of education, then it’s health sector, our PM recently launched the scheme Ayushman Bharat, however we have to look again into technology can we harness this technology to improve delivery as well as to bring down the cost of health services including the preventive health, it can be done. But it can be done only if the large number of brains get together and finds out ways and means of achieving this objective. Third important area is safety and security of every individual, can we do something with latest technology to curb the crime and make each and every person safe. The last area is on financial services, Indians requires access to institution finance. How can we harness technology so that each and every person is able to access institution finance without compromising the safety of the institution finance. We want each and every person sitting in rural area should have access to institution finance and should be able to get it in no time. So, if we are able to take care of these 4 areas, I am sure we’ll be able to create a world using disruptive technology which will be far better in terms of happiness, which is the ultimate pursuit of mankind and to bring peace on this planet.

 

https://varindia.com/images/itforum-images/sn-tripathi.jpgS. N Tripathi, IAS, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India shared his perspective on Digital India and the scope that e-governance offers to every citizen.Today, country is aiming for what we called as 3 billion things- one billion jan-dhan account 1 billion aadhaar card, one billion mobile phones so that delivery of govt. services which are possible digitally at least they can be delivered. Who could have imagined that 29 crores of accounts will open in jan-dhan was it possible without jan-dhan which was not adopted by the banks. Earlier everyone has to walk 3 miles to get his one hundred rupee from a bank. Today, you can transfer the money by using BHIM application without going anywhere and we are still in the country where nothing much has changed except digital.

 

Secondly, digital landscape is changed so much that any reversely simple impossible, security issues is highly concerned, privacy concerns, data selling, data thieves, even data dacoits are emerging. Your data can be sold in 10 times or even thousand times in a day without your knowledge. Even the consent they asked, I don’t think any of us ever read it even Tim cook must not have read when he says I accept the condition of when I download ios3 or ios 11 even his whole team was involved in this security audit they do not have read 12 pages that too in .6 font.

 

All this happening seamlessly, the company knows everything about you, what you are eating, where you are going everything. Disruption in terms of technology has happen in such a manner that now even happiness is at stake. I always believed that privacy is at stake but it can be secured through laws but happiness can’t be secured through laws because I become restless the moment I receives one notification.

 

Technology can disrupt your peace and tranquillity. It’s a big convenience one can understand, but convenience at a cost. I am one of those who believe that digital has lots of possibility but digital also has to have the responsibility in-built. Today in environment of AI, IT, IoT, deep learning and all those kind things we have no choice but to learn these things and maybe learn as fast as possible. We missed revolution1 because we were colonised at that time, we missed revolution no.2 because we had no resources at that time but We need not miss 4.0 industrial revolution because we have the capability. AI and digital technologies can make us also producers of goods and services of the world. Those days are not far.

 

 

https://varindia.com/images/itforum-images/Mrutyunjay.jpgMrutyunjay Mahapatra, DMD – Digital Business & New Business – SBI while spoke on his keynote address, enlightened the audience on how banks always want to understand their customers better and improve their relationships. "Technology could cut banks' infrastructure costs by up to $20 billion each year by 2022," he said. “Fintech is almost a synonym of .com. Everybody believes that the venture bug has come and anyone can make money in this world. What we are observing in Fintech is that many of them are engaged in the so called valuation and not the value creation game. This is the first problem. Now, Fintechs do not have the ability to scaleup when it comes to experimenting a concept with a database of 100 or 200, the software works very well but at deployment it fails because the proper sandbox ecosystem In India is not available. So reliable sandbox is not there.

 

Now Fintechs are there from a two month old startup to very large companies. So the when financial assistance problem comes back then many of them do not what hits them. There are four to five areas where 90% of the Fintechs are working – lending, payment, risk management and data analytics. So how in SBI we are taking it forward and trying to engage with the Fintech ecosystem. We are also trying to promote both – Make in India and to an extent Digital India.”

 


https://varindia.com/images/itforum-images/Harpreet.jpgHarpreet Singh, Territory Manager- Kaspersky Lab  spoke on  “When we talk about security, all the business verticals these days like hospitality, pharma, healthcare, manufacturing etc. – everybody is under continuous threat. Hackers are keeping a close watch on all of us every moment. Everybody is under scanner. There has to be a proactive approach in mitigating all these kind of targeted attacks like IoT, Cloud, BYOD are the ones that are driving the market and security is actually which forms the hat of everything. There has to be a proactive kind of approach from the C level community when it comes to the overall cyber security landscape.

 

90% of the threats are very generic in nature and can be controlled by technologies like anti-virus, firewalls etc. But the rest 9% are the sophisticated ones. One cannot counter these risk by simple technologies. Companies need heuristics and behavioural analysis. But the problem comes with the rest 1%, these are the targeted attacks. This is where the enterprises are focusing on these days. Technologies like machine learning, threat intelligence, advance level sand boxing that is where these technologies comes into the picture while mitigating these 1% threats.”

 


"Today is a historic day as the general data protection has been implemented from today in the European Union. Typically when a country passes a law it is applicable within its territorial boundaries. We in India have the Information Technology Act which applies to entire India but unlike other laws it also applies to people outside India - a person of any nationality of anywhere in the world violates or contravenes the provisions of the act. We did this law 17-18 years back but GDPR has only replicate it, what we have done in our law. It says that you will have to primarily ensure that the data of European citizens or people residing in Europe are adequately protected. Typically this is for European Union, however a clause in the law says it is also going to apply to any company, data controller, data processor located outside the union who is dealing, handling or processing the personal data of residence of the European Union. So, quickly we began to start realising that it has began to impact a large number of companies including India. I think we are going to see a very interesting time where large number of litigations could happen. If you want to do business with European Union then you have to ensure the compliance with GDPR.

 

In India we do not have a data protection law. We only have one legislation in the India subcontinent which we call the Indian Cyber Law, the Indian Information Technology Act 2000. We passed this law 8 years back and in those days the focus was different. We wanted India to provide a legal framework for promoting e-Commerce so consequently, the focus was on enabling legal provisions. But this law did not deal with data protection and privacy. Last year the Supreme Court of India in a landmark judgement has held that all of us have a fundamental right to privacy. Last year, Government of India constituted a committee which is mandated by the government to come up with recommendations of what kind of data protection law needs to be put up in India. This committee has done extensive deliberations done and finally they are now supposed to be coming up with their report. We are clear about one thing that the report is going to come up with some landmark recommendations and on the basis of the said recommendations a new data protection law is about to be come in place.”

 

The previous data protection laws were put in place during the 1990s and haven't been able to keep pace with the levels of technological change. On this background, Pawan Duggal, Cyber expert-Supreme court of India spoke on how GDPR will bring the biggest change in data protection laws in more than 20 years.

 

 


https://varindia.com/images/itforum-images/Rajeev-Papneja.jpgDr. Rajeev Papneja, EVP & COO, ESDS Software Solution spoke on the innovative solutions the company offers in its state-of-the-art data centers. “Innovations and disruptions are not always like iPhone which complete changes the way the world use to work. Such kind of innovation may happen once in a decade. Innovations are also some small important changes to what already exists. It is not always necessary that we try to innovate something at the expense.

 

We all know what public cloud gave us. When the research firms say that the public cloud is going to grow by some percentage but how much is it of the total IT landscape is what we need to know. Everything will not go into public cloud. Private cloud will stay. There is data that needs to reside on your data center. There is also need for edge computing. With the bandwidth available in our nation and the cost of bandwidth can immediately be transferred to the cloud. There are mission critical workloads that have to be done on edge computing and later they can be moved to public cloud.

 

What private cloud promises us is isolation, better data security, ease of customization and better control. We saw every organization in some shape or form have built their own clouds and these clouds they started building on VMware technology, HyperV and as open source is maturing they are building on Zen, KVM etc. It is basically silos of cloud that they are now trying to support. We saw a need for an orchestration layer that could manage all such silos of cloud. So today, any data center has orchestration layer different to manage all the clouds, they also have separate data center monitoring tool, SIEM tool.

 

There is no single right service provider. It just cannot be a private or public cloud using company but have to be a hybrid cloud company. So the data center will be a combination of public cloud service providers where there will a orchestration layer that will be connecting to all of them plus you will also have your own private cloud setup. The data center will only be a software layer that you are running.”

 

Panel Discussion Session-I:-

 

Digitisation & Disruption - Moderated by Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Chief Editor, VARINDIA


[Panellists from (L-to-R) Damodar Sahu, Partner & Industry advisor- WIPRO; Chetan Hingu, Country Category Head - Workstations, Virtualisation, RPOS -HP India; Manish Gaur, Head, IT- Patanjali; Nirvan Biswas, CTO- NHBC; Dr. Herald Dcosta, Director- Intelligent Quotient Security; Col. Ajay Purohit, Cyber Intelligent Expert and Suresh Kumar, Partner & CIO, Grant Thornton.]

 

Panel Discussion Session-II:-

 

Challenging Times Ahead With Multi-Dimensional Threats - Moderated by Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Chief Editor, VARINDIA
 

[Panelists from (L-to-R) Bharat B Anand, CIO- NATGRID; Dr. Herald D’costa, Director- Intelligent Quotient Security; Col. Ajay Purohit, Cyber Intelligent Expert; Alok Gupta, Managing Director- Unistal; Subroto K Panda, CIO- Anand & Anand; Meetali Sharma,Corporate Risk & Information security leader- SDG Software and Ravinder Arora, Head, Information Security - IRIS Software.]

 


https://varindia.com/images/itforum-images/harnold.jpgIn the evening session, Dr. Herald Dcosta, Director- Intelligent Quotient Security spoke on India’s present security landscape. As far as the cyber crimes are concerned, the digital evidence is bought either by the complainant or by the accused. So the digital evidence can create a lot of problems. One layer part, end to end encryption can be questionable. From the digital evidence point of view is whom to believe and whom not to.

 

When you talk about WhatsApp messages are altered, modified, deleted and then we do not have any type of a server where we can get this information from. So when you ask for information from WhatsApp, it is being a virtual server by nature shall reply us saying that we cannot provide you the information because being a virtual server we act like a post office. Therefore, no data is retained at our end. Then it becomes a very questionable task as how to get these particular messages to be authenticated.

 

Second, going across on this social media point of view itself is that there are various in which during the live investigation we do see that messages are being made to come from some account as if it is genuine in nature. The second threat which really goes across is on the spoofing of the WhatsApp chats. And once again, having a digital evidence, admissibility of the evidence becomes a big question.”

 

 


https://varindia.com/images/itforum-images/Mrutyunjay-2.jpgMrutyunjay Mahapatra, DMD – Digital Business & New Business – SBI spoke in the valedictory address, For a country like us what important is when, where and how much? And that is the problem. The problem is that we do not know where to start, when to start? How to start? Whether your organisations are ready? Whether your CFO will give you the money whether you can hire from the public? So how to start, what is the template in which you go forward that is the question and who will do that? It is you, you have to take pen and paper, and you’ll have to whiteboard it. You’ll have to sit with your team as they say half of the solution is defining the problem statement well. We start going towards the solution without understanding the problem and formulating the problem statement. Remember that, problem statement articulation will be the challenge before corporate leadership.

 

Nowadays, a new word is coming called “digital activism” typically over the last 40 years if you analyze major social revolutions and major disruptive events of the society it is because of the digital superiority- whether it is media superiority, telecom superiority or information superiority some digital superiority is happening. Now it is the turn of the enterprises, enterprises are getting disruptive.

 

But one thing is that disruption need not always that something is killing us, something is burning our house so and so forth. Personally my articulation is that it challenges the old ways of doing things . I wouldn’t have discovered that there is a thin layer of technology which will work to recruit hundreds of billions of Jan-Dhan accounts. This was a beneficial disruption for me. So any of our organisations you must continuously see that business models and processes will be disruptive whatever are the beneficial disruptions, you must find out. As a large organisation like SBI we have the tremendous power to disrupt the disruptors. Market is a cruel place, it is a “dog eats dog” kind of situation, all tricks in the bag must be deployed and one of those is disrupting the disruptors and confusing the disruptors. So, we will have to find out what is innovative, what is beneficial and what is enhancing those kind of things we must concentrate.

 

 

 

The event also witnessed the recognition of 100 Eminent CIOs of India, India’s Top 25 Trusted Brands along with Top 50 Most Admired ICT Brands. This was followed by the recognition of the Top 10 Brands Icons of India.

 

List Attached

 

Recognisation of Eminent CIOs of India (ECIO) 

 

Disruptive business models across the globe are forcing organizations to reimagine the role of their IT functions to stay competitive and in some cases, to stay relevant. Today, CIOs are constantly on the look-out for futuristic technologies to challenge the status-quo, cut costs, boost revenues, generate process efficiencies and facilitate the development of new products and services.

 

This White Book speaks on the latest research on the effectiveness of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) in organizations and its impact on IT success, such as successful strategies on flexibility to work with new business models, etc. The “Eminent CIOs Of India” award is the right testimonial for our analysis on the effectiveness of the CIO’s role based on four antecedents: personal competence, hierarchical position, the management environment, and the IT infrastructure of the organization in which the CIO operates. Hence, VARINDIA has recognised these personalities as the Eminent CIOs of India.

[Bohitesh Mishra, Vice President - IT & BI, Simpa Networks, receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Mr. S.N Tripathi, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India; Mr. Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, DMD – Digital Business & New Business – SBI and Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Publisher, VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Jyoti Chopra, Director - IT, Glaze, receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Mr. S.N Tripathi, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India and Mr. Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, DMD – Digital Business & New Business – SBI at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Manish Gaur, Head, IT- Patanjali Group receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Mr. S.N Tripathi, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India; Mr. Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, DMD – Digital Business & New Business – SBI and Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Publisher, VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Nirvan Biswas, CTO- NHBC receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Mr. S.N Tripathi, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India; Mr. Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, DMD – Digital Business & New Business – SBI and Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Publisher, VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Rakesh Vachher, Director IT APAC, Barco receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Mr. S.N Tripathi, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India; Mr. Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, DMD – Digital Business & New Business – SBI and Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Publisher, VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, DMD – Digital Business & New Business – SBI receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Mr. S.N Tripathi, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India and Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Publisher, VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[V Ranganathan Iyer, CIO, A leading conglomerate receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Mr. S.N Tripathi, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India; Mr. Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, DMD – Digital Business & New Business – SBI and Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Publisher, VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Vivek Ahuja, Head - IT - India, IDEMIA receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Mr. S.N Tripathi, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India; Mr. Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, DMD – Digital Business & New Business – SBI and Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Publisher, VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Dr. Rajeev Papneja, EVP & COO, ESDS Software Solution Pvt. Ltd. receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Mr. S.N Tripathi, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India; Mr. Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, DMD – Digital Business & New Business – SBI and Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Publisher, VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Subroto K Panda, CIO- Anand & Anand receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Mr. S.N Tripathi, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India; Mr. Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, DMD – Digital Business & New Business – SBI and Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Publisher, VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Suresh Kumar, Partner & CIO, Grant Thornton receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Mr. S.N Tripathi, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India and Mr. Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, DMD – Digital Business & New Business – SBI at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Ravinder Arora, Head, Information Security- IRIS Software receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from S Mohini Ratna, Editor-VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Vipin Kumar, Group CIO, Escorts receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Mr. S.N Tripathi, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India and S Mohini Ratna, Editor-VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Naveen Gulati, Corporate VP & Group CIO, Fourth Dimension Solutions Ltd. receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Mr. S.N Tripathi, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India and S Mohini Ratna, Editor-VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Prakash Kumar, Head IT, BMW India receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Mr. S.N Tripathi, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India and S Mohini Ratna, Editor-VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Pramod Kumar Mohapatra, Commissioner(Systems), Delhi Development Authority receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Mr. S.N Tripathi, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India and S Mohini Ratna, Editor-VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[R P Rath, CIO, Quatrro Global Services receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Mr. S.N Tripathi, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India and S Mohini Ratna, Editor-VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Bharat Anand, Chief of Technology, NATGRID, MHA- Govt Of Inda receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Mr. S.N Tripathi, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India and S Mohini Ratna, Editor-VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Shailendra Choudhary, Vice President & Head - I.T., Interarch Building Products receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Mr. S.N Tripathi, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India and S Mohini Ratna, Editor-VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Virendra Bansal, Group CIO, SAR Group receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Mr. S.N Tripathi, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India and S Mohini Ratna, Editor-VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Meetali Sharma, Risk Compliance & Information, Security Leder, SDG Corporation receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Mr. S.N Tripathi, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India and S Mohini Ratna, Editor-VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Rajeev Gupta, Group CIO, Airone Aviation Group receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Publisher, VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Anand Ruhela, Head - IT, Kwality Limited receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Publisher, VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Dheeraj Chawla, CIO, Shib Dass & Sons Pvt. Ltd. receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Publisher, VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Anil Ranjan, Head-IT, Macawber Beekay receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from S Mohini Ratna, Editor-VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Anil Sharma, Chief Technology Officer Lead- AMENA, PEPSICO INC. receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Mr. S.N Tripathi, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India and S Mohini Ratna, Editor-VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Badar Afaq, Head Information Technology, Antara Senior Living receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Publisher, VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

[Parveen Kumar Sharma, CTO & Consultant - IT, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India receives the Eminent CIO of India 2018 award from S Mohini Ratna, Editor-VARINDIA at 16th IT FORUM 2018]

Group Pics while receiving the recognised from S.N Tripathi, Secretary-Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs- Govt. Of India; Mr. Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, DMD – Digital Business & New Business – SBI and Dr. Deepak Kumar Sahu, Publisher & Chief Editor, VARINDIA

 

Marketing plays a vital role in business planning on how you reach out to the potential customers and helps to ensure that people are aware of your products or services and also you have an opportunity to convert that awareness into paying customers. A CMO enables the industry to accelerate growth, transform economies and achieve a new level of competitiveness. Marketing planning process also plays a forecasting role because it requires you to estimate the sales resulting from each marketing effort.

 

The $156-billion Indian IT industry, often called as the biggest job creator in the organised sector, is now changing enormously to adapt the challenges flowing from marketplace shifts and changing needs of customers. The industry is expected to see a growth of as much as 9 per cent in fiscal 2019. Indian IT services companies are expected to register a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of mid-to-high single digits for the period FY2017-2020, while the price led competition is also likely to intensify further and negatively impact margins for the industry. However, certain companies are expected to report a double-digit growth. VARINDIA is on the search move, to find on how certain companies could achieve the double-digit growth and the success mantra behind this.


We are pleased to recognise the leaders in the Infotech Forum, which is a symbolic recognition of the strongest and the most successful companies playing in the Indian market today.

 

Award Ceremony

The event was also witnessed the Top 25 ICT Brands in Indian ICT industry ,followed by the 50 Most admired Brands in India


 

[Winners of the Most Trusted Company Awards at the 16th IT FORUM 2018]

 

 

Brand Of Excellence awards:-

 

[Winners of the Brand Of Excellence awards at the 16th IT FORUM 2018]

Most Admired Brand Awards:-

 

At the end of the event, the vote of thanks given by S Mohini Ratna,editor,VARINDIA

 

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