Ericsson and CNN-IBN cordially announces top five finalists for its Networked India initiative. The event was a doyen to signify disruptive that adhered cloud, broadband and mobility to benefit society. A multitude of 140 entries were received in the period 8th June to 12th July, 2015 and top five projects were picked by an eminent jury comprising of industry experts. The shortlisted projects are on diverse subjects and sectors such as Healthcare, Environment, Transport and Human Rights.
The grand finale of the Ericsson Networked India will see the finalists presenting their unique ideas. The top two winners will be announced at the Grand Finale to be held at New Delhi on August 7th. The Grand Finale of Networked India will include keynote address by Dr. M Annadurai, Director, ISRO Satellite Centre & Programme Director of Mars Orbiter Mission (ISRO) followed by brief presentations by the finalists showcasing their projects and a panel discussion on ‘Networked India: Are we there yet? ’.
Talking on the occasion, Chris Houghton, Head of Region India, Ericsson, said, “Ericsson has long envisioned the arrival of a Networked Society. As this transformation comes to life, we are seeing people use mobility and the internet to make a positive impact on their own situations and their communities. Networked India is a platform wherein the real change-makers can come to the fore and share their stories. At Ericsson, we see ourselves as enablers of change makers.”
Avinash Kaul, CEO, IBN News Network said, “The world has come closer because of innovations in the field of communication. We’re proud to be the flag-bearers in promoting and encouraging such remarkable innovations which, in the days to come, help build a better society and a better country.”
Networked India is an initiative to give recognition to change makers and help realize the Networked Society in India.
The nominations were invited from innovators all across the country through the campaign portal www.networkedindia.com