New Delhi: Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi would address over 400 CEOs from the ICT industry during the CyberMedia ICT Business Awards 2013 program on January 17 in Delhi. This prestigious awards program that recognizes and honors excellence in ICT industry goes on to represent the most respected business accolade in Indian ICT industry for three decades.
The CyberMedia ICT Business Awards comprise awards based on business performance and leadership in various ICT segments as well as three jury-based awards that include IT Person of the Year 2013, reading in the order of – Lifetime Achievement Award and IT Path breaker of the Year. Some of the past winners of these awards include, viz; N Vittal, Shiv Nadar, Azim Premji, Sunil Mittal, NRN Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, S. Ramadorai, and Francisco D’Souza amongst a motley of others.
Narendra Modi will also participate in a closed door round-table discussion with over 30 select industry skippers from 15 strategic industry segments like ESDM ecosystem, e-Governance, followed by products and innovation, domestic market and IT skill development to name a few. Each industry segment would highlight critical challenges, opportunities, and recommendations. These are intended to serve as inputs for the formulation of appropriate IT and telecom policies in the country.
“Narendra Modi has always been a strong proponent of technology as a tool for nation development, digital inclusion, and better governance. At CyberMedia our attempt is to create the engagement between ICT leaders and technology champions like Mr. Modi to facilitate better exchange of ideas on policy development that addresses various national priorities. It is indeed our honor to have Mr. Modi felicitate the achievers in ICT sector,” reportedly said Pradeep Gupta, Chairman & Managing Director, CyberMedia, the organizer of the ICT Business Awards.
Some of the Indian ICT industry leaders who would be part of this event include viz, Akhil Gupta- Airtel, Rajan Anandan-Google, Jeff White- Cisco, Rajan Mathews- COAI, P. Balaji- Nokia, CP Gurnani- Tech Mahindra, R. Chandrashekhar- Nasscom, Debjani Ghosh- Intel, Neelam Dhawan- HP, Amar Babu- MAIT, Ajai Chowdhry, and Kiran Karnik amongst others.